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Weekly Roundup: 9101 Foster, 1725 SE Tenino, Hotel Chamberlain, and more

9101 SE Foster

9101 Foster by Hacker

A gas explosion in NW Portland destroyed the 110 year old Wilfred & Gustav Burkhardt Building, and caused significant damage to nearby buildings including Allied Works’ Ann Sacks Residence at 2281 NW Glisan St. The explosion happened after an underground gas pipeline was struck by a subcontractor performing pre-construction work at the site of the future Restoration Hardware.

The DJC wrote about the partnership* between Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners, who first collaborated on the Central Eastside building SlateFuture projects include the adaptive reuse of the Hotel Chamberlain at 509 SE Grand Ave, a 13-story mixed-use development at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, and a mid-rise creative office building at 525 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Construction finished over the summer at Milwaukie Way, the Westmoreland retail development that wraps around Relish gastropub. The Portland Business Journal took a look at how it turned out.

Eater reported that Catalan restaurant Can Font will open a second location, in the ground floor of the Cosmopolitan on the Park.

The Oregonian reported that modern Mexican restaurant Alto Bajo will open early next year in the Hi Lo Hotel.

The Portland Mercury reported that Sellwood burger restaurant Mike’s Drive-In is likely to be replaced by new apartments. Developer UDG recently requested Early Assistance for a 78 unit residential building at 1725 SE Tenino St.

Portland Architecture discussed the design of Portland Art Museum’s proposed Rothko Pavilion with museum director Brian Ferriso.

The Portland Business Journal reported that a groundbreaking ceremony for 9101 Foster was planned for Sunday. The PDC developed building in Lents Town Center will include 54 apartments–16 of which will be affordable housing–and 9,000 sq ft of retail space.

Kevin Howard of Northwest Self Storage wrote in the Portland Business Journal about the boom and the impending bust of self-storage facilities in Portland.

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Design Commission approves Jantzen Apartments (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Jantzen apartments, a new mixed use building by SERA Architects for developer Mapleton Waterloo. The 6 story building would include 212 residential units, including 5 ground-level apartments oriented to the courtyard. Approximately 6,000 sq ft of retail space will be located at the ground level facing NE Glisan St and 20th Ave. Live/work units will front onto NE Hoyt St and 21st Ave. 120 below-grade parking stalls are proposed, along with 235 long-term bike parking spaces.

Jantzen Apartments

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Under Construction: The Woodlark Hotel (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published in August 2015.

Construction is underway on The Woodlark hotel, a major renovation of two downtown buildings. The project will convert two adjacent National Register listed buildings into a single hotel, to be operated by Provenance Hotels. News of the 151 bed hotel was first announced in February 2015, after years of uncertainty over the future of the Cornelius Hotel building, which faced possible demolition as recently as 2013. The renovation is being designed by MCA Architects and funded by NBP Capital.


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Design Commission reviews SW 11th & Alder Hotel (images)

SERA Architects and developer Mortenson have gone in front of the Design Commission with proposals for a 15 story hotel at SW 11th & Alder. The 150′ tall building would include 220 hotel rooms, with a lobby, bar / restaurant and lounge at the ground level. Meeting rooms and a fitness room would be located at the second floor. No vehicular parking is proposed. 14 long-term bike parking spaces are proposed in a locked, basement level room.

619 SW 11th Ave

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Metro Reports: 1638 W Burnside, Old Town Chinatown Block 33, 550 SE MLK, and more

1638 W Burnside St

Site plan for 1638 W Burnside St, as submitted for the Pre-Application Conference in September

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.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 1638 W Burnside St:

HEARING – Construction of a new 7 to 8 story mixed use building. There would be 134 residential units, 94 structured parking spaces and ground floor commercial facing West Burnside and Southwest Alder. The entrance to the garage is on SW 16th.

Design Advice has been requested by Works Progress Architecture (formerly Works Partnership) for a project at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Construction of a new 13 story hotel and residential development on on/half block site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by William Kaven Architecture for a project on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 at 125 NW 4th Ave:

Full Block mixed use development with 5 levels of residential over 4 levels office over ground floor retail/market and lobby with 2 levels of below grade parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects for a project at 8614 N Crawford St:

New 5-story multi-family residential development – approximately 155 units.

A project at 2869 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Zoning Plan Check by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

206 unit, 6-story apartment building with basement parking and partial retail on the first floor.

A project at 5036 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by TVA Architects:

New 6-story 64′ high, 89 unite mixed-use/multi-family. It includes on off-site surface parking and bike parking.

A project at 1904 SE Tacoma St has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

New six plex apartment building with onsite parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 6015 SW Virginia Ave (formerly 6003 SW Virginia):

Construct new, 3 story, 19 unit apartment building, no parking, trash room is at interior ground floor, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 2350 SE 37th Ave (formerly 3701 SE Caruthers):

New 4 story 30 unit apartment building with (1) retail space on ground floor. Site improvements and flow-through planter.

Weekly Roundup: Roosevelt High School, 1500 SW Taylor, OMSI Masterplan, and more

Roosevelt High School, which is currently in the middle of a major rebuild designed by Bassetti Architects

Roosevelt High School, which is currently in the middle of a major rebuild, to designs by Bassetti Architects

The Portland Business Journal reported that Norweigan-American architecture firm Snøhetta has been selected to develop a masterplan for the 16 acre OMSI campus.

The Portland Chronicle reported that the Holman House in Goose Hollow has been demolished. An 11 story residential development has been submitted for the site at 1500 SW Taylor St.

Construction of the Jantzen Apartments may not mean the end to dive bar Club 21. According to the Portland Mercury the bar might be moving—building and all.

The DJC looked at construction progress at Roosevelt High Schoolwhich has stayed open during the $92 million rebuild*.

An opinion piece by the Portland Business Alliance, published in the Portland Tribune, argued in favor of passage of Portland’s $258.4 million affordable housing bond measure.

The Business Tribune that the Cross-Laminated Timber panels that will be used at Framework have passed fire tests.

Portland Architecture looked at what Portland’s next big moves should be.

An analysis of ridership trends for the Portland Streetcar showed that for every new housing unit built, the streetcar gains another rider.

With housing prices growing rapidly, Strong Towns asked “what’s the matter with Portland?

The Business Tribune looked at what the future might hold for the Zidell Yards in South Waterfront.

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SW 3rd & Ash Receives Design Advice (images)


The Historic Landmarks Commission has given Design Advice to GBD Architects for a mixed-used development at SW 3rd and Ash St in downtown Portland. The project is one of the Goodman family-owned ‘Ankeny Blocks’ proposed for redevelopment earlier this year. According to drawings submitted to the city, the building includes approximately 9,000 sq. feet of retail space on the ground floor, a mix of studio and 1-bedroom residential units on the upper floors, and a rooftop amenity space. Vehicular parking will be provided in a below grade parking garage. Bicycle rooms are proposed in the basement and at the ground floor.


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Design Commission approves 3rd & Taylor office (images)

The Design Commission has approved an office development at SW 3rd & Taylor, that will replace the Ancient Order Of United Workmen Temple. The 10 story building by Ankrom Moisan Architects will include 181,295 sq ft of office space and 9,530 sq ft of retail space. Two levels of underground parking will be provided, accessed from SW 2nd Ave. A bicycle room at the ground level will provide 124 bicycle parking spaces.

The project is being developed by Third & Taylor Development LLC, a partnership between Onder Development and Arthur Mutal. The same architect and development team recently gained approval for a 20 story hotel tower on the same block.

3rd and Taylor

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Affordable Housing at NW 14th & Raleigh Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved a new affordable housing development at NW 14th and Raleigh, designed by Salazar Architect and LRS Architects. The 12 story building, being developed by Innovative Housing, would include 93 units. 40 of the units will be reserved for formerly homeless individuals and families, while the remaining 53 units will be available to those earning between 30 and 60% of Portland’s Median Family Income. The building will also include 661 sq ft of ground floor retail space. 15 vehicular parking spaces are proposed at the ground level. 155 short term bicycle spaces will be provided.

NW 14th & Raleigh

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Metro Reports: 21 Astor, 710 E Burnside, SW Park & Columbia, and more

21 Astor, designed by FFA Architecture for Robert Ball Companies

21 Astor, designed by FFA Architecture for Robert Ball Companies

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.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled and Design Advice requested by GBD Architects for a project at SW Park and Columbia:

8-story multi family 100-110 unit residential project with 33% affordable housing.

A demolition permit was issued for the existing structure at 710 E Burnside St:

Demolish/deconstruct existing restaurant building, cap sewer, remove all debris *** non-residential comprehensive plan designation. Not subject to 35-day demolition delay. ***

A project at 5454 NE 14th Pl has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story apartment building to include 15 dwelling units. Main floor to include parking garage and bike parking and associated site work.

A project at 9525 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 2 story (7 unit) apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued to FFA Architecture + Interiors for a 21 Astor at 921 NW 21st Ave:

New 4 story mixed use building, (2) ground floor retail spaces and (31) parking spaces, 27 apartment units on floors 2-4.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1526 N Holman St:

Construct new 3 story (6) unit apartment building; with associated site work; detached trash enlosure less than 120 sq ft