19th & Overton Apartments recommended for approval (images)

The 19th & Overton Apartments by GBD Architects are recommended for approval in a Staff Report And Recommendation To The Design Commission [PDF]. The project, for developer Gerding Edlen, will be a 6-story building with 58 apartment units. 4 loft units will have entries directly onto NW Overton. A roof deck for the use residents is proposed, with a fire pit and an outdoor kitchen. 33 vehicular parking spaces will be provided, all but one of which in a mechanical parking system. 64 long term bicycle parking space will be provided, mostly in a secure bike room.

January 14, 2015 LU 14-229920 DZM - Drawings - 01

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Metro Reports: retail in St John’s, offices in Old Town and more

St Johns Retail Center

St Johns Retail Center

Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

SERA Architects requested Design Advice for the renovation of a building at 208 NW 5th Ave in Old Town:

Core & shell renovation of two story Mason Erhman building annex converting it from warehouse use to creative office tenant use.

Design Advice has been requested for a project at 2161 SW Yamhill St:

New apartment building – 30 apartment units. 4 stories.

Dominek Architecture has requested Early Assistance for a project at 4818 NE Garfield Ave:

New construction 2 story sprinklered building with basement and roof deck. For a child care facility.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4255 Sw Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy:

Proposed multi-family dwelling project to include a 13-unit building and four four unit town home building in the R1,R1C zone.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 10721 NE Sandy Blvd by Brett Schulz Architect:

New 22,000 sf one story retail building with parking.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1933 W Burnside St, currently the location of a Panda Express:

Redevelopment for 27,750 SF of ground floor retail with a mezzanine level for loading purposes. +/- 50 parking spaces in the rear over 2 levels.

DECA Architecture has requested Early Assistance for a project at 15023 SE Stark St:

New 3-story, 39-unit apartment building with surface parking lot.

A building permit was issued for a building at the proposed St. Johns Retail Center, which will include a branch of ZoomCare and a 7-Eleven:

New single story 3,850 sf masonry shell building with associated site work and 18 parking stalls.

PSU School of Business Administration (images)

The PSU School of Business Administration had its first Design Advice hearing in front of the Design Commission on January 15th. The project is a renovation and expansion of the existing building, which is currently occupied by the School of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Education. The project architectural design is by the Boston office of German firm Behnisch Architekten with Portland-based SRG Partnership. The landscape architects are Mayer Reed.


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PNCA 511 Building (images)


PNCA 511 Building

The Pacific Northwest College of Art’s 511 Building, officially the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, is nearly ready for students to move in. The building on the North Park Blocks will be the new home for PNCA. Originally constructed in 1918 as the city’s main post office, it was designed by San Francisco architect, Lewis P. Hobart. The building was most recently occupied by the Department of Homeland Security. The renovation has been planned since 2008, when the Federal Government reached an agreement with PNCA to give the building away at no charge.

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Weekly Roundup: Lloyd Center Cinema, Pine Street Market and more

Creative Office Redevelopment of the Regal 8 Cinema

Creative Office Redevelopment of the Lloyd Center Regal 8 Cinema

Under Construction on SE Foster: the Portland Mercado (images)

The Portland Mercado is under construction at SE 72nd and Foster. The project, by Hacienda CDC, will create a Latino themed food market, with approximately 20 vendors. An existing building will be converted into a market hall, with an associated commissary kitchen. A taproom will sell beers and wines from across Latin America. Outside, there is space for up to 8 food carts. The intent of the project is that it will also intended to function as a hub for Latino culture in Portland. According to a profile of the project in Portland Monthly, the inspiration for the project comes from Minneapolis’ Mercado Central.


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Under Construction in Goose Hollow: Columbia Apartments (images)

The Columbia Apartments are under construction at 1423 SW Columbia. The project, designed by Fosler Portland Architect for WDC Properties, will add 23 apartment units to the Goose Hollow neighborhood. Proposed exterior materials for the four story building include metal panels, cedar siding and stucco. No off-street car parking will be provided. 36 bicycle parking spaces will be available in a secure bike room.


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Under Construction in the Central Eastside: 107 NE Grand (images)

A Central Eastside warehouse at 107 NE Grand is currently being redeveloped into new retail/creative office space. The project  includes a seismic upgrade of the building, and new landscaping / storm water facilities at the existing car park. The 1922 warehouse is owned by the adjacent Stark’s Vacuums, and was previously vacant. Their retail store will remain. The project design is by Hennebery Eddy.


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North Pearl High Rises, Part III: Block 17 (images)

This post is the third in a series on the high-rises currently under construction in the North Pearl. See also Part I about the Cosmopolitan on the Park and Part II about The Overton.

At 178′ tall, Block 17 would dominate almost any other neighborhood in Portland, and yet it is the shortest of the three high rises currently under construction in the North Pearl. The building at NW 12th & Overton is composed of two distinct forms, divided by a semi-public courtyard: a five story low rise building on the eastern half of the block; and a 16 story tower on the western half. Between them, they will create 281 rental apartment units. 210 vehicular parking spaces will be located in a below grade garage. 422 bicycle parking spaces will be provided, with one space in each unit, and the rest in a secure storage room. The building’s design is by Boora Architects for Hoyt Street Properties in partnership with Atlanta-based Wood Partners.

Block 17 Apartments Pearl
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