Weekly Roundup: Lexus Dealership, Block 76 West, De La Salle North Catholic High School, and more

Block 76 West
Block 76 West is under construction at the Burnside Bridgehead. The building will include retail space at the lower floors and office space above.

The International Mass Timber Conference is coming to Portland this week, reports the Business Tribune. The keynote speaker will be Paul Williamson, Managing Director, Modular Housing for Swan Housing in the UK.

The Burnside bridgehead building boom* continues with Block 76 West, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce. The five-story mixed-use building is being framed with Cross-Lamintated Timber, which has resulted in time savings of “several months”.

The Residential Infill Project, which would re-legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes on almost all lots in Portland, passed the Planning and Sustainability Commission on Tuesday. Earlier in the week the Oregonian had reported on questions about how many new units of housing the project will deliver, and where in the city they will be built.

De La Salle North Catholic High School has found a new home at the southeast corner of NE 42nd and Killingsworth, reports The Skanner. A signed letter of intent give the school “a 50-year lease with two 25-year extensions.”

A large Lexus Dealership is coming to 3075 NE Sandy Blvd, reports KGW. The four story building will include an independent coffee shop on the ground floor with more showroom space on the second and third floors.

KATU reported that advocates for renters say developer behind the Norway I & II apartments at 6770 N Maryland Ave and 6780 N Maryland Ave is “using affordable [a] housing law loophole“.

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Metro Reports: Joe Etzel Field, 5115 SE Woodstock, 4931 NE 33rd, and more

A building permit is under review for the renovation of the University of Portland’s Joe Etzel Field.

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 
March 4th to March 10th, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at5115 SE Woodstock Blvd:

Project consisting of a 30 unit 4 story wood framed apartment building. The stormwater will be piped to drywells per SW-180 that will allow the water to infiltrate into the soil on site

Early Assistance has been requested by Atelier Siletz Architecture for a project at 526 SE 128th Ave:

Construct 2 new 3-story, wood framed, apartment buildings, to contain 14 units; a total of 28 units for the entire project (8 studios, 20, 1-bedrooms). There will be +/-5 new parking spots in front of the existing house, the exisitng house is to remain. There will also be a new 6′ walkway from the front of the property to the new buildings

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4931 NE 33rd Ave:

Rehab of existing building and construction of new, mixed use commercial building in vacant lot. Leave existing building stormwater system unchanged. Stormwater for new lot to be handled onsite.

Early Assistance has been requested by HBX Studio Architecture for a project at 6221 SW Hood Ave:

Exploration of future development options, with the aim of maximizing development of the site. All stormwater to be handled on site

The University of Portland Joe Etzel Field renovation has been submitted for building permit review by SRG Partnership:

New seating and amenities for Joe Etzel field to include: press box, concessions, seating and restrooms. Meeting room, associated sitework and new landscaping between chiles center and stadium

Building permits were issued to Brett Schulz Architect for the Norway I & II apartments at 6770 N Maryland Ave and 6780 N Maryland Ave (previously 1340 N Dekum St):

New 3 story 15 unit apartment building to include 5 dwelling units per floor

New 3 story 15 unit apartment building to include 5 dwelling units per floor

Modera Nicolai Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the Modera Nicolai, a six-story residential building designed by SERA Architects for Mill Creek Residential Trust. The building will include approximately 200 residential units and below grade parking. The development would be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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The Landing at Macadam Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the Landing at Macadam, a four block development proposal in South Waterfront. The project, being designed by HLR Architects for Alamo Manhattan, would include 1,079 residential units, 926 vehicular parking spaces and 27,259 sq ft of retail.

The development would be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

The Landing at Macadam
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Metro Reports: Portland Boathouse, Big Leaf Apartments, De La Salle North Catholic High School, and more

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 February 25th to March 3rd, 2019. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 8205 SW Barbur Blvd:

269 unit apartments & 10,000sf of retail. Will pay fee in lieu for IZ or comply with IZ req. Sanitary sewer and stormwater will be per BES/PBOT expecting more info from this EA.

Early Assistance has been requested by Fieldwork Design for a project at 1306 N Prescott St:

Six-unit addition to an existing tri-plex. The building will be organized with three studio apartments at the ground level and three two-story, two-bedroom apartments above. Primary entries to the new units will be along the east face of the building, connecting to the path serving the existing units. Outdoor areas will be provided at both the east and west facades.

Early Assistance has been requested to discuss locating the Portland Boathouse at 306 SE Ivon St:

Develop two separate sites (one interim – one permanent) to house the Portland Boathouse and their various river-dependent programs and activities.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss relocating De La Salle North Catholic High School to 4317 NE Emerson St:

Relocate De La Salle North High School to the existing St. Charles Church facility and add an approximately 20,000 sf building onto the site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1111 NW 23rd Ave:

New single story retail building; renovate two existing buildings for misc retail tenants: new enlarged storefront, unreinforced masonry mitigation, upgraded services and addition of sprinklers.

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for The Big Leaf Apartments at 1415 N Dekum St (formerly 6805 N Maryland Ave):

Construct 3 story (18) unit apartment building with associated site work

Weekly Roundup: 5 MLK, Powellhurst Place, Garden Park Estates, and more

5 MLK
The concrete work at 5 MLK is expected to be complete in September. The 200′ tall building will include approximately 112,000 sq ft of office space, 220 residential apartments and 14,000 sq ft of retail space.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about construction of 5 MLK, the latest piece of the Burnside Bridgehead puzzle.*

The City Council will vote this summer on whether to expand bicycle parking requirements for new development, writes the Willamette Week.

The Portland Housing Bureau announced funding for two affordable developments in East Portland, totaling 126 new units. Powellhurst Place at 5403 SE 122nd Ave will consist of 65 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The 63 apartments at the Garden Park Estates at 3124-3234 SE 136th Ave will be rehabilitated or completely replaced, with 61 new apartments added.

Governor Brown signed the nation’s first statewide rent control law, reports the Oregonian. The law, which comes into effect immediately, caps rent increases in units over 15 years old at 7 percent plus inflation.

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Metro Reports: PAE Living Building, Lloyd East Anchor, Dekum Apartments East and West, and more

Lloyd Center owner Cypress Equities is now proposing a revised concept for the east end theater addition to the mall. Instead of incorporating the Sears building into the new cinema, as originally proposed, a taller cinema will be built to the south of the Sears anchor building. The Sears building will be retained and renovated into an office building.

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 February 18th to February 24th, 2019. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Allusa Architecture for a project at 1535 NE 41st Ave:

16 unit apartment building in the Hollywood Pedestrian District, CM3d zone. Lobby with mail area on the first floor with interior long term bike parking in the back of the structure.

Early Assistance has been requested to discuss alterations to the previously approved project at 1339 NW 19th Ave:

Add 19 units to the project resulting in a total of 126 units. Exterior design modifications to the building’s exterior. See LU 17-111569 DZM

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a revised concept for the Lloyd East Anchor:

The redevelopment of the East end of the Lloyd Center will be composed of two major projects. 1. Renovate and expansion of the existing 145,000 sf anchor building (former Sears). 2. Construction of a 70,000 sf theater building containing 13 theaters.

A project at 2148 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for a Type II Historic Resource Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

29,000SF 2-story brick office building to be the headquarters for Harder Mechanical Contrators. Building is on the Southeast corner of MLK and Thompson. Private surface parking to the east/behind the building with enterance off of Thompson. Site is non-contributing to the Eliot Conservation District.

The PAE Living Building has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by ZGF Architects:

The project consist of a 54,000 gsf, 5-story core and shell office building in the historical district, at SW 1st Ave and SW Pine St. The building house PAE’s Portland office and other tenants. It includes retail spaces ata the ground floor.

A project at 6306 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Build 3 story 18 units apartment building. Mechanical separate.

A building permit was issued to Architecture Building Culture for the Dekum Apartments East at 577 NE Dekum St (previously 533 NE Dekum St):

New 4 story, 22 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A building permit was issued to Architecture Building Culture for the project at Dekum Apartments West at 505 NE Dekum St (previously 6800 NE Grand Ave):

New 4 story, 22 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A building permit was issued to EPR Design for a project at 1270 N Wygant St (previously 4735 N Minnesota Ave):

New 3-story 9 unit apartment building with trash room and bike room;with associated site work.

Rothko Pavilion Receives Design Advice (images)

The Portland Art Museum Rothko Pavilion has gone in front of the Historic Landmarks Commission to receive Design Advice. The project would add a new above grade structure to link the museum’s main building to the Mark Building. The project is being designed by Portland-based Hennebery Eddy Architects and Chicago-based Vinci Hamp Architects.

Portland Art Museum Rothko Pavilion

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Weekly Roundup: 1715 NW 17th, Culinary Corridor, Weatherly Building, and more

The former Premier Gear & Machine Works building is being converted to creative office space by LRS Architects and Sturgeon Development Partners.

With the pending construction of Block 216 set to displace the 10th and Alder food carts, the city is studying the possibilities for a ‘Culinary Corridor’*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how an old gear and machine works factory at 1715 NW 17th Ave will become some of Portland’s newest creative office space.

The Oregonian wrote about the 12-story tower proposed adjacent to the Weatherly Building.

The proposal to re-legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes throughout Oregon could be undermined by existing private deeds that prohibit anything other than single family homes, writes the Oregonian.

Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Senate President Peter Courtney, would require cities to allow dense development along major transit routes, writes the Oregonian. Portland would be required to allow up to 75 units per acre with a quarter mile of frequent transit, and up to 45 units per acre within a half mile.

Property magnate Greg Goodman objects to Multnomah County’s proposed $4.3 million purchase of a building at 333 SW Park Ave, according to the Willamette Week.

BikePortland asked whether the Oregon Department of Transportation’s I-5 Rose Quarter plan is compatible with the Albina Vision. In the Business Tribune architecture critic Brian Libby argued for making the vision a reality.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Andrea Durbin, executive director of the Oregon Environmental Council, is set to be the new director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

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Metro Reports: Lincoln High School, Terwilliger Plaza, The Canyons, and more

Lincoln High School
The new Lincoln High School, as presented to the Design Commission at a Design Advice Request meeting held on February 7th, 2019. The new school will be built at the west end of the campus, enabling the existing building to remain in use during construction.

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 February 11th to February 17th, 2019. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Sinan Gumusoglu Architecture for a project at 7336 N Greenwich Ave:

A new 16 unit, 3 stories high market rate residential building is proposed. New building will replace the existing house. There will be (11) one bedroom and (5) two bedroom units. No car parking will be provided. Drywell located in Community room, will be used to treat stormwater. Community design standards will be used (33.218.110).

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at  7156 N Greenwich Ave:

18 unit apartment building (11,180 GSF) with drywell. Meeting community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Sinan Gumusoglu Architecture for a project at 3757 SE Clay St:

A new 16 unit, 3 stories high market rate residential building is proposed. New building will replace the existing house. There will be (11) one bedroom and (5) two bedroom units. No car parking will be provided. Drywell located in Community room, will be used to treat stormwater. Community Design Standards will be used (33.218.140)

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss the Terwilliger Plaza Expansion to a site at 2419 SW 5th Ave:

Expansion of existing Terwilliger Plaza campus to this location. Full block redevelopment with approximately 130 new independent living units.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Stewart Gordon Straus Architect to discuss a project at 3203 SW 2nd Ave:

2 new apartment buildings, 4 plex each. New pedestrian corridor: Stairs connecting Barbur Blvd and SW 2nd Ave. Buildings have flow through planters with discharge to public combo sewer.

The Lincoln High School Replacement at 1600 SW Salmon St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Bora Architects:

Lincoln High School replacement. Modifications for Building Line standards, Transit Street Main Enterance, Ecoroof & Bicycle Parking.

A project at 11864 NE Halsey St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story self storage facility and associated site work to include parking lot *** w/detached trash enclosure 19-119039-CO *** w/ 19-119041-MT ***

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the Wells Fargo Center renovation and addition at 350 SW Jefferson St:

Renovation of existing office building; convert some of penthouse to assembly space add new floor area and remodel existing floors for office space; new entry, new roof deck; create shell spaces for future tenants

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 1717 SE Tenino St:

Construction of new 4-story 91 unit apartment building with 19 parking spaces and associated sitework

A building permit was issued to PATH Architecture for The Canyons at 3450 N Williams Ave:

New 6 story CLT, 70 unit multifamily apartment building with ground floor to include retail and work spaces; basement to include amenities and parking; with associated sitework *separate MT and demo permit reqd septic decommissioning required. call for inspection 842.

Building permits were issued for a project with two buildings at 3539 N Gantenbein Ave:

New 3 story 6-plex building, site work, and trash enclosure less than 120 sq. ft. ***mechanical permit separate***

New 3 story 6-plex building, site work, and trash enclosure less than 120 sq. ft. ***mechanical permit separate***

A building permit was issued to John Weil Architecture for the Providence Park Retail and Ticket Booth Addition:

Construct a new 1,200 square feet single story building for retail, with a smallstorage area, and an eco-roof covering the entire roof area