After one previous Design Review hearing, the Tess O’Brien Apartments are recommended for approval in a Revised Staff Report [PDF]. The design, by FFA Architecture and Interiors, is for two separate 6 story buildings with a shared courtyard. One building will face NW Overton St, while the other NW Pettygrove St. Together, they will have 126 units. No on-site parking is proposed.
The proposed street facing facades are primarily red brick, with fiber cement lap siding accents. The courtyard walls are fiber cement, and the gable walls stucco.
The site at 1953 NW Overton is currently a warehouse built in 1976.
The site at 1950 NW Pettygrove is currently a gravel parking lot.
Final decision is by the Design Commission, who will consider the project on December 4th. UPDATE: at the request of the NW District Neighborhood Association, a continuance was granted. The Design Commission will consider the project again on December 18th.