Pre-Application Conference for redevelopment of former Lloyd Center Nordstrom

Waterleaf Architecture has scheduled a Pre-Application Conference [PDF] to discuss a redevelopment of the West Anchor Building at the Lloyd Center. The existing 3-story, 150,000 sq ft store will be renovated for multi-tenant use. The project will include adding new curtain wall glazing into the existing brick facade, and a new architectural screen facing onto the plaza. The plaza will receive new concrete paving, with the existing fountain and trees remaining.

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Conway Blocks 294E and 295E

GBD Architects and Cairn Pacific have received initial Design Advice for Conway Blocks 294E and 295E. The two block development on NW 21st Avenue will include two mixed use buildings over a 600 car parking garage. Half of the proposed parking is intended to replace the existing surface parking located on the site. The garage will also have room for over 500 bicycles. As part of the redevelopment of the two blocks a 60′ wide north south pedestrian access way will be created, which will link the new buildings to the under-construction New Seasons on Block 296W.


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Pre-Application Conference for the Canopy by Hilton

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled [PDF] for the Canopy by Hilton hotel proposed in the Pearl District. The 10 story hotel, designed by ZGF Architects, will include 150 rooms and will have a rooftop terrace. The developer behind the project is the Buccini/Pollin Group and the hotel with be operated by PM Hospitality Strategies. The primary exterior materials proposed are standing seam metal panels and aluminum windows on the tower, with glazed brick and wood storefront windows at the ground level.


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Metro Reports: apartments on SW Jefferson, N Vancouver, SE Belmont and more

Jefferson 14 Apartments

Jefferson 14 Apartments

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

Abbasi Design Works has requested Early Assistance for a project at 3150 SE Belmont St:

New construction of 20 apartment with commercial on ground floor and on-site parking

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1727 NW Hoyt St, a building which previously slated for demolition:

Utilize historic preservation incentives to renovate a existing office building and convert it to a boutique hotel 70 rooms.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1015 NW 16th Ave:

Demo adjacent buildings and combine lots for a single mixed-use building. Proposed use: retail and self storage.

A series of building permits are under review at 14224 E Burnside St:

New 3 story (13 unit) apartment buildilng with laundry and common room; with on site parking, site improvements and site amenities (sports court, play area, and court yard)

New 3 story (9 unit) apartment building

New 3 story (12 unit) apartment building

Myhre Group have submitted drawings for a building permit for a new building at 2405 N Vancouver Ave:

New multi family 5 level, 54 unit apartment building over a below grade parking garage

TVA Architects have submitted drawings for a building permit for the Jefferson 14 apartments:

New 6 story apartment building, landscaping and site improvements

Weekly Roundup: Goat Blocks, Station Place Lot 5, Multnomah County Courthouse and more

Station Place Lot 5

Station Place Lot 5

The City Council heard the appeal of Preserve the Pearl LLC against the Design Commission’s decision to approve Block 136. Comments for or against the appeal can be sent to until 5pm on April 15th. The Council will deliberate on April 23rd.

The Portland Development Commission board has voted to sell Station Place Lot 5 to Williams & Dame for $7.4 million. The developers plans to build a 204,000 sq ft office building on the vacant Pearl District land.

Grocery store Market of Choice and hardware store Orchard Supply will be the anchor retail tenants for LOCA @ The Goat Blocks, which is now under construction.

According to a post at The Portland Chronicle, demolition has begun on the Spring Market building on SE Hawthorne Blvd. In its place will be the Hawthorne 31 apartments by TVA Architects and VWR Development.

An article in today’s Oregonian covers OMSI’s desire for housing to be allowed on land it owns in the Central Eastside. The City is currently working on a draft of the SE Quadrant Plan, which will guide the zoning for the area for the next 20 years.

The Post Office Redevelopment could be a ‘golden opportunity for bikeway’, says BikePortlandWork on the  Broadway Corridor Framework Plan, which includes in the USPS site, will begin this year.

The Portland Development Commission has issued a Request for Proposals for Riverplace Parcel 3. Working with the Portland Housing Bureau, they hope to create at least 200 affordable homes on the site.

At Portland Architecture Brian Libby asked whether Portland can grow the right way.

A photo gallery at the Daily Journal of Commerce shows the progress on the Park Avenue West tower.

The Portland Development Commission has reissued a Request for Proposals for NE 106th & Halsey. According to the Portland Business Journal, the PDC is willing to “donate the land at no cost or channel up to $3 million in public funding” to secure the kind of development it wants to see.

A due diligence report [PDF] on the Multnomah County Courthouse was presented to the County board. The two sites currently being considered for the new courthouse are at the Hawthorne Bridgehead, and adjacent to the KOIN tower. No fatal flaw was found for either site, and the site at the Hawthorne Bridgehead remains the preferred site.

State of the City Design Report 2015

419 E Burnside

The Portland Design Commission on Wednesday presented its annual State of the City Design Report to the City Council. Presenting the report was Chair David Wark, joined by Vice Chair Ben Kaiser.

The presentation began by explaining the role and function of the Design Commission. The Commission was created in the early 1980s in response to a number of auto oriented buildings that presented very hostile frontages to the street. Portland’s Design Review system heavily focuses on the first 30′ of the building, and buildings built since that period have generally presented much more pedestrian friendly facades.

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Under Construction: Milwaukie Way

Site work has begun on a mixed use development at SE Milwaukie and Claybourne in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood. Milwaukie Way will consist of two new buildings with retail on the ground floor and offices on the second floor. Both buildings will be clad in a dark corrugated metal siding. The architect for the project is Ben Waechter.

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Mixed use building to replace Gypsy Lounge

Emerick Architects and Urban Design Partners have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference [PDF] to discuss a new 4 story mixed-use building at 635 NW 21st Ave. The proposed building will include approximately 57 residential units and 62 below-grading parking spaces. A 10,600 sq ft ground-floor retail space would front onto the corner of NW 21st Ave and Irving St. A 15′ building setback is proposed at the corner in order to preserve a heritage elm tree.

Notice of a Pre-Application Conference

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Oregon Square update

Three Design Advice Request hearings have now been held for Oregon Square, the massive mixed use development proposed for the Lloyd District by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio. The overall concept for the development has remained consistent since the initial Design Advice Request hearing held in January. The second and third sessions focused on the design of the individual buildings, and on refining the landscape concept.


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