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One City/Many Futures: The Portland We Are Making

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Weekly Roundup: KEX Portland, Fremont Place, Jolene’s First Cousin, and more

Jolene's First Cousin

Guerilla Development’s Jolene’s First Cousin intends to provide affordable housing—without government subsidy.

The Willamette Week wrote about Jolene’s First Cousin, a development at 2834 SE Gladstone St that intends to provide housing for formerly homeless individuals, subsidized by market rate rents in the project’s commercial space.

With Portland’s “apartment-building binge appear[ing] to be headed off a cliff” the Oregonian asked whether the city’s inclusionary zoning mandate is to blame.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about The Vivian – KEX Portland, a proposed hostel with a ground-floor gastropub planned at a century-old apartment building at 110 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

A couple years after artists were displaced from the Towne Storage building OPB asked whether Portland can save it arts.

The Portland Business Journal reported on a groundbreaking ceremony for Riverplace Parcel 3a large affordable housing development planned at the south end of downtown.

KGW reported on the Fremont Place Apartments, a “17-story tower [that] could block NW Portland views“.

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Fremont Place Apartments Approved; Appealed to City Council (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Fremont Place Apartments, a 17 story tower designed by TVA Architects. The 185′ tall building, being developed by the Lincoln Property Company, would include 275 residential units and a ground floor restaurant space facing the Willamette River. Parking for 149 cars is proposed in an underground garage. 481 long-term bicycle parking spaces as also proposed, with 206 provided in a bicycle parking room and the remainder in the residential units.

The Design Commission approval now been appealed to City Council by the board of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association.

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Glisan Street Apartments Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a 5-story, 64’ tall mixed use building in the Kerns neighborhood, designed by C2K Architecture for Green Light Development. The project, currently known as the Glisan Street Apartments, will include 86 residential units as well as ground floor retail. 22 vehicular parking spaces will be provided in an at-grade garage, accessed from NE 15th Ave. 132 long term bike parking spaces will be provided, split between 88 spaces in a bike room, 42 spaces in the residential units and 2 spaces in the retail area.

Glisan Street Apartments

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Metro Reports: 320 NE Lloyd, Raleigh 22, Alberta.13, and more

Raleigh 22

The Raleigh 22 apartments by SERA Architects have 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 January 22nd to January 28th, 2018.

Early Assistance has been requested by Quilici Architecture & Design for a project at 2940 SE Division St:

Current code info: New 32-unit apartment without parking. Main entrance and lobby on 30th Ave. Trash and recycle room located on south side of building and accessed off of 30th. Existing commercial structure and all trees on-site to be removed.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 205 N Bridgeton Rd:

Current code: Develop site with a new building for approximately 4 units of residential living. The dock/walkway will need to be relocated; possibly reconfigure parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 1715 SW Salmon St:

This project/site is not affected by the comp plan/zone map change. New 7-story residential apartment building (concept to-date is 175 units – mix of studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units), with ground floor retail, resident support and parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to discuss a project at 320 NE Lloyd Blvd:

Current code: Two options are being evaluated for the proposed development. Option 1 is the construction of a music venue, approx 76,000 gsf with 4 levels of commercial workspace and retail to the north of the site, and a 14-story residential tower above. Option 2 is the construction of a 14-story residential tower with 4 levels of commercial workspace and retail to the north of the site.Three levels of below-grade parking are proposed with both options.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Allied Works Architecture to discuss a project at 1130 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Current Code: Demolition of an existing one story auto servicing center to be replace with a new 8-story, 140,000SF commercial office building with retail use on grd level and two levels of parking below grade.

The Raleigh 22 apartments have been submitted for building permit review:

New, 6-story housing project with 173 dwelling units, below grade parking garage with 140 parking spaces and 7 EV ready parking spaces, retail space and residential amenity spaces.

A project at 15225 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by BAMA Architecture and Design:

New two story 25 bed, 9987sf wood framed adult care home. 50 sq ft trash enclosure, landscaping

A project at 5735 N Greeley Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Duhon Consulting and Design:

New 5 unit 3 story apartment buiding.

A building permit was issued to David Rodeback Architect for the renovation for the Portland Sanitarium Nurses’ Quarters at 6012 SE Yamhill St:

Existing 4-story building – change of occupancy and use from R1, B, A3 to R2 & A3 with 62 new apartment units and 14 sleeping units added, and complete seismic retro fit for entire building

A building permit was issued for the Alberta.13 apartments at 4950 NE 13th Ave:

New 4 story mixed use multi-family apartment building (30 units), assembly on first floor (no occupancy), apartments on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors, and associated sitework

A building permit was issued to William Wilson Architects for a project at 2510 SE 29th Ave:

New 4-story, 50 unit, apartment building with basement garage and ground floor retail. Stormwater is proposed to be disposed of through stormwater planters at the south property line. Ground floor retail/coffee shop space is shell and restroom only, future tenant improvements under separate permit at a later date.

Metro Reports: NE 106th and Halsey, Lincoln High School, Portland River Center, and more

A Pre-Application Conference was scheduled to discuss the Portland River Center

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 January 15th to January 21st, 2018.

Design Advice has been requested by Holst Architecture for a project at NE 106th and Halsey:

DESIGN HEARING – Current Code: Request for a Design Advice for a six story mixed use building including approx. 10,000 SF of ground floor retail, 9,000 SF of second floor office space and 75 apartments units including affordable housing units and 60 surface parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested by Köz Development for a project at 105 N Killingsworth St:

Future code: Proposal is for new 91 unit studio apartment building. 4-story, type VA construction. Stormwater will be rylnaged through green roof and discharged to city system.

Early Assistance has been requested by Merryman Barnes Architects for a project at SE 90th & Powell:

Future code: Proposal is to develop the property to accommodate a new +42,000 gsf clinic, a 52 unit senior housing building, and associated (shared) parking and landscaping. The senior housing project will likely be developed by another entity, and the site would be divided in order to allow for separate ownership and include a shared use agreement for the parking. No current plan for stormwater disposal at this time.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 835 SE 162nd Ave:

This site/project isn’t affected by the comp plan/zoning changes taking effect in May 2018.
Construction of six (6) 2-story buildings (townhomes and duplexes) of affordable housing (41 units units). The largest building is 26 apartments with community space and resident services spaces. New access drive with easement to 162nd. Stormwater treated on site with drywells, swales, and/or rain gardens.

Early Assistance has been requested by Waechter Architecture for a project at 5134 N Interstate Ave:

Future code: Proposal is for 60 apartments including afordable units. Amenity and retail space.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss the Portland River Center on the OMSI campus:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of the Portland River Center. This facility will be operated by The Portland Boathouse, a non-profit organization. The facility will contain boat storage and staging areas, educational classrooms, a small office, workout spaces with showers and restrooms, and interior and exterior river-viewing areas. The building will have 29,000 square feet of floor area in a two story building and is located partially in the Willamette Greenway Setback.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by BORA Architects to discuss the new Lincoln High School:

Future code info for the rebuild Lincoln High School (demo and replace building). They will need a Type III DZ.

A project at SE 124th & Ash has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

100-day review timeline: Construction of new 4-story workforce housing building with 175 units of affordable housing (all units), a community space, courtyard, two offices for support staff and 43 car parking spaces. They will be meeting community design standards. Adjustment requested for Loading Standards Placement, Setback and Landscaping (33.266.310.E).

A project at 5603 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Tahran Architecture & Planning:

New 4 story, 30 unit with attached trash enclosure, includes associated sitework ***separate fire protection***

A project at 4126 NE Garfield Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New 12 unit 2 story apartment building, includes pre-fab trash enclosure and associated sitework.

A project at 12350 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

New one story building for future restaurant (shell only – no interior walls, no concrete slab, no RTUs); includes restriping & upgrades to (E) parking lot & associated site work *** w/ 119 sq ft trash enclosure ***

A project at 4107 SE 28th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 1 story restaurant on existing parking lot including seating area, kitchen, storage, toilet, trash room, bike parking, ramps and upper and lower deck patio. Infill existing driveway ***no occupancy in this permit***

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 5955 SE Milwaukie Ave (previously 6003 SE Milwaukie Ave):

New 4-story 54 unit apartment complex, trash enclosure within structure and associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 1375 N Wygant St (previously 4806 N Maryland Ave):

New construction of 10500sf, 6 unit 3 story w/basement apartment building with new trash/recycling, bike parking, and s-2 storage in basement ***separate mechanical permit required***

Weekly Roundup: Gladys McCoy Building, Vanishing Views, Oregon Constitution, and more

The Gladys McCoy building by ZGF Architects is currently rising at NW 6th & Hoyt

One year into Portland’s Inclusionary Housing ordinance, a memo from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability recommends exploring changes to the program* in order to ensure continued housing supplies, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The City of Portland wants to change the state constitution in order to build more affordable housing for its money, according to the Willamette Week.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the under construction Gladys McCoy Building, which will serve as the new headquarters for the Multnomah County Health Department. 

KOIN reported on “Portland’s vanishing views.”

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Design Advice Offered For Renovation of Tuck Lung Building (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has offered Design Advice to SERA Architects for a renovation of the Tuck Lung building in Chinatown. The project would involve substantial exterior alterations, designed to make the currently vacant ground floor retail space more attractive to potential tenants. An existing medical clinic, which occupies the second floor and a portion of the ground floor, would remain.

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Metro Reports: UP River Campus, Riverplace Parcel 3, Zidell Block 8, and more

Riverplace Parcel 3

Building permits were issued for Riverplace Parcel 3, which will include 203 units of affordable housing and 177 units units of market rate housing

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 January 8th to January 14th, 2018.

Design Advice has been requested by Allied Works Architecture for a project at 2275 NW Glisan St (510 NW 23rd Ave):

Current Code: Construction of a new 4 story (6,755 square foot) mixed-use building. Five dwelling units on levels 2,3 and 4 are proposed with retail space on the ground floor. This is a contributing site in Alphabet Historic District.

Early Assistance has been requested by Dominek Architecture for a project at 3003 NE Alberta St:

Future code: The proposed project is a new + 18,559 sf 3-story addition to an existing 7,660 sf 1-story building on NE Alberta and 30th Ave. Both frontages appear to be improved. The proposed primary use is mixed use retail and restaurant on the ground flor and household living on the 2nd-4th floors (19 units). The existing ground floor building will be reuised as-is (with appropriate seismic and other upgrades).

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 1935 N Killingsworth St:

Current code: Construction of new three story wood framed construction over 1 story mass timber mixed use building with the ground floor having 2 retail spaces and 9 tuck under parking stalls. There are 36 residential units with varying sizes. 8 of the residences will be affordable housing units. Two stairs access each floor, with one extending to the roof via roof hatch. Site will have below grade drywell connected to storm and 1 flow through planter to north.

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project at 11468 NE Holman St:

Current Code: Construct two new auto service facilities and one new car wash/detailing facility

Early Assistance has been requested for the University of Portland River Campus:

Current code – The University of Portland will be submitting an application for Greenway Review for proposed development on the University’s River Campus.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by CIDA Architects to discuss a project at 3220 SE 19th Ave:

New code doesn’t affect this site: Tenant improvement for new boulering gym. No proposed changes to the exterior of the shell, no proposed changes to impervious areas. This would be for a change of use – Type III Conditional Use land use review.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss Zidell Block 8:

Current Code: Proposed project will be a phased mixed use development containing two high rise residential towers and two levels of below-grade parking for a total area of approx. 798,000 SF. Each of the towers will include 250-300 units of multi-family housing subject to inclusionary housing requirements.

A project at 1475 SE 100th Ave has been submitted for Type II Conditional Use Master Plan amendment by CB|Two Architects:

Planned expansion to existing skilled nursing facility as part of the CUMP in 2011 (11-139546 CUMS AD) for the site. The proposed expansion will increase the existing 38,342 square foot skilled nursing facility with an approximate 8,500 square foot building addition, providiing 18 more beds to the facility.

The Providence Park Retail and Ticket Booth Addition has been submitted for Type II Design Review by John Weil Architecture:

Proposal is for Providence Park retail and Ticket Booth Addition. An addition of 1,300 SF of retail store in existing plaza area at corner of SW 20th and SW Morrison Streets and reconstruction of existing ticket windows to combine three locations into one 160 SF location.

Building permits were issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Riverplace Parcel 3 development:

New 6 story 5 over 1 TYpe IIIA and Type I wood apartment over concrete podium structure with ground floor commercial and daylight basement parking – 2nd 6 story tower permitted under 17-156297-CO, includes all site utility pipingv

New 13 story Type I concrete high rise apartment building over concrete podium structure with daylight basement parking – 2nd 6 story tower permitted under 17-156305-CO

 

Weekly Roundup: Inclusionary Housing, FAR Transfers, Cross-Laminated Timber, and more

Framework

The Pearl District Framework development is set to break ground soon, but some environmental groups have concerns.

One year into Portland’s Inclusionary Housing program the Portland Mercury reported that the program is getting “lackluster results“.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on a proposed change to the Inclusionary Housing program, that would affect condominiums*. According to Hoyt Street Properties the new regulations would cause them to “sell [their] remaining land or build office (space) instead”.

The Artists Repertory Theatre has been rescued by a $7 million anonymous donation, according to the Willamette Week. The company still however plans to sell half their block at 1515 SW Morrison St to a developer that intends to build a 218-foot residential tower on the site.

OPB wrote about a proposal by City Commissioner Fritz to amend the Central City 2035 Plan to allow Floor Area Ratio (FAR) transfers from the Open Space zone.

One year after a devastating explosion, the Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the reconstruction of the Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan St.

The Willamette Week reported that a coalition of environmental groups is criticizing the use of cross-laminated timber on the soon-to-break-ground Framework building.

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