4th & Harrison returning for Design Advice (images)

Core Spaces are set to appear in front of the Design Commission with revised designs for 4th & Harrison, a 15 story apartment building. The proposed building will include 425 rental units, with a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. According to the developer the intent is that the project will “have wide appeal including recent graduates and young professionals, families [and] empty-nesters.” Plans show a 30,000 sq ft grocery store at the ground level, along with a 5,000 sq ft ‘fast casual’ restaurant. The building will include 158 below grade car parking spaces, accessed from SW Harrison. 66 spaces will be reserved for the use of shoppers at the grocery store, with the remaining 92 spaces dedicated to residents of the building. The design architects for the building are Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture of Chicago, with Portland based Myhre Group Architects acting as consulting architects.

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Metro Reports: Carbon12, Grove Hotel, 21st and Irving Apartments and more


Carbon12, as shown during Design Advice

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

Design Advice has been requested for a project at 3207 SW 1st Ave:

Warehouse to office conversion.

Early Assistance has been requested by Mentrum Architecture for a new building at 6205 N Minnesota Ave:

Proposal is for a 3-story 18 unit apartment building

A building at 3514 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Design Review:

Design Review for a new one story- (8,115 s.f.) building

Carbon12 by PATH Architecture has been submitted for Historic Resource Review:

Eight story mixed use building with 22-24 parking spaces with two ground floor retail units and 14 residential condominiums. The roof will also have a roof deck for the top two units.

Surround Architecture have submitted their designs for renovation and expansion of the Grove Hotel for Historic Resource Review:

This project consists of a renovation of an existing three-story building with basement and construction of a new nine story , 44,200 sf concrete building

Emerick Architects have submitted their 21st and Irving Apartments for Historic Resource Review:

Demo of exising structure for development of 4 story mixed use development including 57 living units and 55-62 parking spaces. Historic resource review with 6 modifications.



Weekly Roundup: progress on Zidell Yards, 419 E Burnside, 1510 NE Multnomah and more

Zidell Yards

Conceptual image of the Ross Island Bridge Park at the Zidell Yards

The Portland Development Commission and ZRZ Realty came to an agreement over development at the Zidell Yards. The Development Agreement, backed by $23.7 million of public money, will lead to 1.5 million sq ft of commercial and residential development.

The Willamette Week published rebuttals to the 5 Myths About Portland Apartments.

The Oregonian published the first images of what the massive development at 1510 NE Multnomah might look like. The three building development could include as many as 1,125 units.

Multnomah County voted to allow Central City Concern to sell a quarter block parcel to developer Trinsic Residential Group. The land deal will 419 E Burnside to move ahead.

A grand opening was held for the Hotel Eastlund, the newly renovated hotel in the Lloyd District. The Daily Journal of Commerce published a photo gallery, with shots of both the exterior and interiors.

Construction is about to begin on the first building of the Dharma Rain Zen Center. The center will be built on a site on NE Siskiyou St, which was used for years as a dump for construction debris, leaving the site too contaminated to develop. The Buddhist nonprofit bought the site in 2012, and has worked since then on the site remediation.

A warehouse at 2330 NW Raleigh St is set to replaced by a 40 new apartments. The Portland Chronicle looked into the history of the property about to be redeveloped.

Eater Portland  reports that the Pine Street Market has named its latest tenant: Peruvian restaurant Andina. The market is set to open in November.

A gallery in the Daily Journal of Commerce showed the progress on The Abigail, the latest affordable housing project in the Pearl.


Renovation of Mont Blanc Building planned (images)

A major renovation is planned for the Mont Blanc Building in the Irvington neighborhood. The existing warehouse will be converted by North Rim Development for use as commercial catering kitchens and creative office space. At the ground floor the building will include 4 catering/commercial/production kitchens, along with 8,500 sq ft of office/retail space. The second floor will become 9,900 sq ft of office space.  The design for the project is by Richard Brown Architect.

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Modera Belmont continuing through Design Review

The Modera Belmont, an apartment complex by SERA Architects and Mill Creek Residential Trust, is continuing its way through the Design Review process. The full block development would contain 202 dwelling units above ground floor retail and live/work units.  105 car parking spaces would be located in a below grade garage, with bike storage located in a common room accessed directly from the SE 7th Ave.


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Design Advice offered for Broadstone Pearl (images)

Encore Architects of Seattle and Alliance Realty Partners have received Design Advice from the Design Commission for the Broadstone Pearl, a proposed apartment building at 1400 NW Raleigh St. The 6 story building would include 146 apartment units and 93 parking stalls, with garage access from both NW Quimby St and NW 15th Ave. A 709 sq ft retail unit is proposed at the corner of NW 14th Ave and Raleigh St.


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Metro Reports: Jantzen Apartments, NAYA Generations, Clay Creative and more

The Jantzen Apartments, as presented at Design Advice in 2014

The Jantzen Apartments, as presented at Design Advice in 2014

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

THA Architecture have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 2030 NW 17th Ave, the site where Front 17 was previously proposed:

Proposal for 2 buildings 5-8 floors, ground floor retail and upper floors office space. Underground parking

Design Department Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a building at 1139 SW Morrison St:

New office building – 58,000 sq ft on 6 floors plus 10,000 sq ft basement. Ground floor lobby and retail spaces.

Portland Public Schools have applied for a Type III Conditional Use Review for NAYA Generations at 5205 SE 86th Ave:

Housing (40 residential units) community center and school with xterior central plaza pathways and parking with 5 concurrent adjustments

SERA Architects have submitted the Jantzen Apartments at 518 NE 20th Ave for Design Review:

6-story market rate apartment building with 230 units and below grade parking on a full block site.

A building permit was issued to Orangewall Studios for 4008 SE Division St:

New wood frame 3 story 10-unit multi family housing

A building permit was issued for a building at 4928 SE Franklin St:

Construct new 3 story 6 unit apartment building with associated site work, 24 sf detached covered trash enclosure at nw corner of property***septic decommissioning required. Emick 3/25/15*** septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

A building permit was issued for a building at 7300 SW Garden Home Rd:

Construct new 2 story building to include 8 apartment units, 2 flow through stormwater planters, bike parking, parking lot upgrades, detached trash enclosure

A series of building permits were issued for a development at 177 NE 147th Ave:

Building 1 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units, parking lot and associated site work included, detached covered trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft in area

Building 2 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units

Building 3 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units

Building 4 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, office on main floor, 2 additional units above

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for Clay Creative:

New industrial office building with structured parking at lower level and the below grade parking area will also utilize the existing retaining wall, adjacent surface parking lot will utilize the exterior wall of the existing building at the perimeter


Weekly Roundup: the evolution of the Lloyd District, progress on Zidell Yards and more

PSU Viking Pavilion

PSU Viking Pavilion

The Oregonian reported that the Portland Development Commission has reached a deal with ZRZ Realty for the redevelopment of the Zidell Yards.

An interview with Kyle Anderson of GBD Architects at Portland Architecture discussed the transformation of the Lloyd District from a business district to a neighborhood. GBD are working on two of the largest projects in the area: the soon to be completed Hassalo on Eighth; and Oregon Square, which has been submitted for Design Review.

Also in the Lloyd District, the Hotel Eastlund opened this week. An article in the Portland Tribune looked at the transformation of the former Red Lion hotel. While the rooftop restaurant Altabira is still a few weeks away from opening, the ground level cafe Citizen Baker opened on Monday.

The contract to build the PSU Viking Pavillion has been awarded to Fortis Construction. The building is set for completion in 2018.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the newly renovated 1510 Technology Center, now home to Viewpoint Construction Software.

The Planning & Sustainability Commission will vote on the proposed 2035 Comprehensive Plan on July 14th. The plan will then go the City Council in August.

Craig Kelly of Venerable Properties discussed the renovation of Washington High School with the Portland Business Journal.

The Portland Chronicle reported on a house at 3116 N Vancouver Ave that will be torn down for new micro housing.