Weekly Roundup: Block 216, Blackburn Building, Tree Farm, and more

Portland Architecture talked to Ben Carr of Brett Schulz Architect, whose projects include the under construction Tree Farm building.

The developer of Block 216 announced that they have secured a $460 million construction loan. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held on Friday, with completion of the tower set for 2023.

The Oregonian looked at Portland’s biggest construction projects right now.

The Oregonian reported that lawmakers are pumping cash into the James Beard Public Market, at a time that its backers say it will be “dead in a matter of months unless substantial progress is made”.

Central City Concern’s Blackburn Building opened its doors last week. The building includes a clinic, pharmacy and beds for 175 Portlanders, reports the Portland Tribune.

Portland Architecture talked to Ben Carr, a project architect at Brett Schulz Architect, about the firm’s evolution, and collaborations with Guerrilla Development.

The Portland Housing Bureau’s development at 3000 SE Powell Blvd went in front of the Design Commission for a second time. The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that Commissioner’s hoped that the project could create a new context along Powell Blvd*.

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Metro Reports: Market Hill Commons, Live Nation South Waterfront, 1430 N Killingsworth, and more

Market Hill Commons
Early Assistance has been requested for a redesign of the Market Hill Commons. The project was approved in 2016, but has yet to break ground.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers July Ist to July 7th 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by EM Architecture for a project at 7570 SW 74th Ave:

This proposal is for two new three-story apartment buildings situated on two lots (lot line adjustment needed) in the CM1 and R1 zones at the Tigard/Portland boundaray. Basement level parking is proposed with lined stormwater planters integrated into the structure.

Early Assistance has been requested by Minarik Architecture for a project at 1605 N Rosa Parks Way:

3-story, 18-unit multifamily project. 6 units on each floor. 2 stairs, a bike/utility room, storage room and trash enclosure. Primarily pitched roof over 6:12. All flat roofs have a cornice. Stormwater will be handled via drywell.

Early Assistance has been requested by WDC Properties for a project at NE 55th and Glisan:

New 4-story multifamily residential structure containing 22 apartment units. No parking is proposed. Stormwater will be treated on-site via drywell. Type V-A construction. Ground units to contain (1) accessible type A unit and (6) accessible type B units.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker for a project at 1709 SE 3rd Ave:

New creative office development to be developed in 2 phases, as two distinct buildings. “Phase 3” is the renovation of an existing bow-string truss warehouse with basement level parking. “Phase 4” is a 6+ story mass timber office building over two levels of underground parking. Work may include removal of a portion of the existing warehouse building, currently located in the right-of-way.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1318 NW 20th Ave:

Commercial office building over retail. Requesting initial zoning only review of development program concept and height and density provisions, following on previous staff correspondence regarding transition from former EX to CM3 in the Northwest Plan District. No stormwater disposal methods determined at this point.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scotia Western States Housing for the Market Hill Commons at 1475 SW 20th Ave:

Re-design for a re-submittal for a design review fot the 9-unit (4 story+ ground floor parking) condo project.The previous design was approved for 16 units via a Type III review (see LU 15-118576).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hacker to discuss Live Nation South Waterfront:

Proposed interim artist amphitheater including public bathrooms, terraced bleacher seating, performance stage, pedestrian walkways, concession stands and artist back stage venue. Utilities will be installed to all on-site structures. Life of lease 7 years w/extensions.

A project at 3019 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review:

Adjustment requested to north, west and partial south setback on a new, four-story, six-unit apartment building. Project includes landscaping and bicycle parking.

A project at 1430 N Killingsworth St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Kōz Development:

This project building is proposed as a 6-story structure with a height of just over to 72′ above average grade. It will provide an additional multifamily housing opportunity comprised if a total of 154 new apartments. These apartments consist of a variety of studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and loft units. In addition, 3 retail/commercial spaces comprising of over 3700 sf will be created.

A project at 1130 NE Alberta St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Lever Architecture:

New five story mixed-use building with one level below grade. Uses onsite include retail sales and service, restaurant, office and associated services.

A project at 2923 SE Division St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

Proposal for a new three story mixed-use building located on the north side of SE Division Street between SE 29th Avenue and SE 30th Avenue. The project is comprised of two stories of residential apartments over ground floor retail, lobby and three residential units. The project provides a mix of one bedroom (5) and studio (14) apartments, totaling 19 units. Modificaton requested to 33.266.220.C.B Minimum Bike Rack Space Width

A project at 1901 N Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story, 18-unit mixed use building with ground level retail ***mechanical permit separate***

Lincoln High School Returns in Front of Design Commission (images)

The proposed replacement of Lincoln High School has returned in front of the Design Commission, for its fourth and final Design Advice Request (DAR) prior its full Design Review submission. The new campus is being designed by Bora architects and Mayer Reed landscape architects.

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Metro Reports: PAE Living Building, Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A, LISAH, and more

PAE Living Building
The PAE Living Building at SW 1st and Pine was recently approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission, and has now been submitted for building permit review.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers June 24th to June 30th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Hacker for a project at 2865 SE Division St:

10-unit (approx 37,000 sf) multi-family project with a ground floor restaurant tenant space and 20 parking spaces (with access from SE 28th). Outdoor space is provided in individual terraces and a common roofdeck.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1726 NE 82nd Ave:

Proposal is for a 77 unit apartment with retail on the ground floor.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5625 NE Glisan St:

Demo existing residential building. Consolidate adjacent lots through the County. Construct 2 new apartment structures on a single lot, 2 building permits. Stormwater to be treated in underground detention in the common courtyard or rear setback.

The Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A at 2505 NE Pacific St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Mithun:

Phase 1A of the Planned Development for redeveloping the Pepsi Bottling Plant on NE Sandy Blvd. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, one new mixed-income apartment building (218 units proposed), below-grade parking, a new publicly-accessible Plaza, and design of a multi-modal east-west connector (NE Pacific Street Woonerf). Modifications are requested to 33.130242.C: Transit Street Main Entrance and 33.266.200.C: Long Term Bicycle Parking Space Dimensions. Adjustment requested to 33.266.310: Loading Standards

The 1500 SW Taylor Apartments have been submitted for building permit review by Leeb Architects:

Review w/ 19-178918-MT New construction 7-story apartment building. 5-story Type IIIA residential building over a 2-story Type 1A podium. The building contains 105 residential units and amenity spaces. The Podium level structure has parking for 19 cars, 2 loading spaces 71 bicycle parking spaces, a leasing office, a small retail tenant shell space and apartments.

A project at 3240 N Williams Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New wood frame 4 story mixed use building with associted siteworks. 12 residential units over ground floor. Retail, trash, parking, electrical room and lobby on ground floor. Separate demo 18-177160-co.

A project at 904 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by LRS Architects:

New Response/Service Center Facility for NW Natural consisting of a fire-sprinklered 3-story office building and an attached 2-story storage building. Includes reconfiguration of parking and associated site work *** DFS for pre-fabricated metal building *** w/19-186013-MT ***

The PAE Living Building at SW 1st and Pine has been submitted for building permit review by ZGF Architects:

Review w/ 19-158248-MT New construction of 53,646 GSF, 5-story office building in historic district. Project is utilizing elements such as cross laminated timber (CLT), composting toilets, and water filtration/reuse to achieve the Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. Will house PAE’s Porltand office and other tenants. Includes retal spaces at the ground floor.

Building permits were issued to Holst Architecture for LISAH (Low Income Single Adult Housing) at 8550-8580 N Argyle Way:

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

New three story, (bld #1) multi-family, prefab building consisting of 35 studio units, 1 one bedroom unit, 2 offices, kitchen/community room, pantry, laundry room, 2 utility rooms, and elevator.

Building permits were issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 7676 and 7686 N Lombard St:

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building with detached 54 sf trash enclosure and associated site work

Weekly Roundup: HB 2001, 10th & Alder Carts, Portland Design Commission, and more

Block 216
The 10th & Alder food cart pod closed over the weekend, in advance of construction of Block 216. The 35-story tower will include a food hall along its entire SW 9th Ave frontage.

Oregon’s first-in-the-nation middle housing bill passed on Sunday, after initially crashing up against the fallout from the Republican walkout. HB 2001 legalizes duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes in the residential zones of cities across the state.

LEVER Architecture project director Chandra Robinson has been appointed to the Design Commission*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Sunday was the last day for the 10th & Alder food carts, which are moving to make way for Block 216. Eater Portland collected people’s reflections on what was Oregon’s largest food cart pod. An anonymous donation covered the cost of towing, writes the Portland Business Journal.

Metro Reports: Oregon Zoo, Galleria, 2933 SE Division, and more

Building permits were issued for the Oregon Zoo Polar Passage project.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers June 17th to June 23rd, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Guerrilla Development for a project at 701 E Burnside St:

Redevelopment of existing wrehouse into flex/retail retaining existing brewery operation. New 3 story building, reatil with lofts above. New 4 over 2 mixed use residential tower (approx 48 units). New 2 story retail/office at corner of Burnside and 7th.

A project at 2923 and 2933 SE Division St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

The proposed project is a new four story mixed-use building located at the intersection of SE Division and SE 30th. The project is comprised of three stories of residential apartments over ground floor retail, lobby and two residential units. There are 18 total apartments.

The renovation of and addition to the Galleria at 600 SW 10th Ave has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by SERA Architects:

Renovation of the Galleria Building, which will include a new office penthouse and roof terraces.

Building permits were issued to CLR Design for the Oregon Zoo Polar Passage:

View Shelter – Polar Bear Cave an open air concrete & CMU structure w/ a glazing panel for viewing bears in the habitat. Structural also includes unconditioned themed hollow rock area w/ wood roof that facilitates adjacent pool drainage and polar bear cooling

View shelter – at existing pool, Shelter is an open air steel structure w/ glazing panel, CLT roof deck and metal roof. Primary function of structure is to provide viewing of existing polar bear pool & provide shade for visitor seating area below

View shelter – Underwater view, open air steel structure w/ glazing panel, CLT roof deck and metal roof. Primary function to provide underwater viewing of polar bear deep pool

Polar Bear Holding Bldg, 1-story precast concrete structure w/ metal roof deck, holding facilities for polar bears, associated support functions, demonstration space for visitors, support spaces include prep, storage and a mechanical room

Life Support System Bldg (LSS), 1-story concrete block structure w/ steel-framed metal deck roof. Primary function is to house the filtration and pump equipment for the polar bear saltwater pool systems

A building permit issued to CLR Design for the Oregon Zoo Primate Forest:

Primate Holding Bldg – 1-story precast concrete structure w/ combination flat membrane and metal deck roofs. Primary function is to provide holding facilities for chimpanzees, including an on-exhibit day room, associated support functions and viewing area

A building permit issued to CLR Design for the Oregon Zoo Cafe:

Cafe – 1-story wood famed structure w/ a wood truss roof. Primary function to provide facilities for food storage, preparation, and sale, support spaces unclude commercial kitchen & walk in cooler

Friends of the Green Loop Moving Forward With Culinary Corridor (images)

A concept sketch for the Culinary Corridor

A private/public partnership, led by the Friends of the Green Loop, is moving forward with the ‘Culinary Corridor’, a concept for how to accommodate food carts in the right-of-way. An initial trial will see carts from the 10th & Alder pod placed in the North Park Blocks this summer.

The 10th & Alder pod is one of Portland’s oldest, largest and most popular food cart pods. The pod will close at the end of the month to make way for the Block 216 development. The pod has 40 vendors that employ between 200 and 300 people. A significant number of the owners and employees are people of color, and many of them are immigrants.

As surface parking lots redevelop an alternative model is needed for siting food carts in downtown. In the long term Friends of the Green Loop hope to establish a Culinary Corridor along the Midtown Park Blocks, between Director Park and Ankeny Square on SW 9th Ave. 

Planning for this concept is proceeding, however there are enough details left to be resolved that carts will not be able to move to SW 9th by the end-of-month deadline.

The Culinary Corridor team studied placing carts on O’Bryant Square, however the structural condition of the underground parking garage prevents this from happening in the needed timeframe.

In the immediate term the City of Portland has agreed to allow around 37 carts to relocate to the North Parks Blocks, between W Burnside and NW Davis. Three layouts have been developed by Hennebery Eddy Architects, with Option 1 currently favored. The carts would remain on the North Park Blocks until the end of their season, in October. Work on the Culinary Corridor concept will proceed in parallel, so that at the end of the season there will be a more permanent place for the carts to go. 

The Friends of the Green Loop are currently accepting donations at GoFundMe, to help cover the costs of towing and providing electrical service to the North Park Blocks.

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Weekly Roundup: HB 2001, Block 216, Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, and more

OHSU Elks Children's Eye Clinic
Construction is proceeding rapidly at the OHSU Elks Children’s Eye Clinic on Marquam Hill.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the 251 hotel rooms at Block 216 will become the Pacific Northwest’s first Ritz-Carlton hotel. The hotel operator will also manage the 138 condominium units in the tower.

Portland officials have a plan to save the carts currently located at the 10th & Alder lot, reports the Oregonian. The carts would move to the North Park Blocks on a temporary basis while a longer term solution is sought.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about how the steel framing system being employed at the OHSU Elks Children’s Eye Clinic is saving the hospital time and money.

Oregon’s “landmark measure” to legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes throughout the state is one step closer to passage, writes OPB. HB 2001 passed the state House of Representatives with a 43-16 vote. The Willamette Week reported that in the lead up to the vote Portland Public Schools had lobbied in support of the bill, on the basis of creating diversity within neighborhood housing.

Portland’s affordable housing bond is off to strong start, according to a City Auditor report, but risks not serving veterans and seniors as promised.

Metro Reports: 1336 E Burnside, Rocket Empire Machine, 804 SW 12th, and more

Guerrilla Development’s Rocket Empire Machine project includes the adaptive reuse of a 1949 building into four micro restaurants and a bar, along with the construction of an adjacent two story apartment building with 11 units.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers June 10th to June 16th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Mortenson for a project at 234 NW 14th Ave:

DESIGN HEARING – Construction of a 12-story hotel. The proposed height is 124′. No off-street parking is proposed. A service bay is proposed with access from NW 14th Ave.

Early Assistance has been requested by Koble Creative Architecture for a project at NE 42nd & Prescott:

Construction of a new 3-story building for residential co-living, with associated site work

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 278 SW Arthur St:

New 2-story office building with parking lot. Partial street vacation requested

Early Assistance has been requested by Rendina Healthcare Real Estate for a project at 804 SW 12th Ave:

A mixed use 220,000sf building with ground floor retail, four to five levels of medical office with residential above. Limited parking either below or above grade.

The Rocket Empire Machine at 6935 NE Glisan St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Brett Schulz Architect:

Requesting adjustment to 33.130.242 for a transit-street facing main entrance. Renovation of an existing 1949 building (CO 18-244579) into (4) micro-restaurants and (1) bar with shared indoor and outdoor seating, including a seismic upgrade to the existing structure and two small new construction additions to the building.

A project at 7336 N Greenwich Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

New 3 story, 18 units multifamily apartment building with associated site works. Trash enclosure attached to building.

A project at 1336 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

Projectdox – construct new 5 story 140 unit mixed use building with parking garage in basement; associated site work

Morningstar at Laurelhurst Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the Morningstar at Laurelhurst, a proposed senior living facility on NE Sandy Blvd. The five story building, being designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects for Morningstar Senior Living, would include 113 units of memory care and assisted living. Approximately 70 vehicular parking spaces would be provided in a single level below-grade garage.

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