Metro Reports: OHSU CHH South, 811 Stark, Division St Micro Units and more

3021 Se Division St

Division St Micro Units at 3021 SE Division St

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

Barry R Smith Architect has requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 829 NW 19th Ave:

Move existing structure and add new 54 unit structure

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Historic Resource Review to move an existing office building (contributing structure) from current location to within 20 feet of NW 19th. The applicant wishes to establish original lot lines (Lot Confirmation) and move some of the lot lines (PLA) to create two separate lots. The exisitng building will be located on a 4,355 sq. ft. lot and the other lot, 12,145 sq. ft., will be developed with a new 54-unit residential building. The site is within the Alphabet Historic District.

Eli Spevak has requested Early Assistance for a project at 5836 NE Mason St:

Thirteen row homes and one existing home.

SERA Architect have requested Early Assistance for a project at 7707 SW Capitol Highway:

Four story multi-family apartment building with 70 units.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project on the site of the New Copper Penny at 9202 SE Foster Rd:

Oliver Station – New Development 4 &5 Stroy [sic] mixed use and 130 residential unit development over 2 blocks, with 150 parking spaces.

SolTerra Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project on the parking lot of 3138 N Vancouver:

New development of 100 units of housing with 3,000-4,000 sq ft of ground floor commercial space. Provide 44 parking spaces at grade and in parking garage below grade. 6 stories & basement collecting and re-using storm water onsite.

ZGF Architects have submitted the OHSU Center for Health & Healing South for Design Review:

Design Review with 5 modifications requested for a new ambulatory care facility on Block 29 and a new mixed-use structure on Block 28. Skybridges to connect buildings.

A building permit is under review for a project at 1950 NE Everett St:

Construct new 5 story, 55 unit apartment building, to be connected to apartment building (15-206564CO) on neighboring lot by 4 story corridor; main floor is parking, bike parking, and living units, floors 2-5 are living units, rooftop terrace and elevator/stair penthouse, associated site work included in this permit

Scott Edwards Architecture have applied for a building permit for the Division St Micro Units at 3021 SE Division St:

Construct new wood framed 4 story (15 unit) apartment building; associated site work

A building permit is under review for a project at 7627 SE Milwaukie Ave:

New 2 story 13 unit apartment building

A building permit is under review for a project at 924 SE Tacoma St:

Construct new 1 story triplex with associated site work; new detached bike storage

A building permit was issued for a project at 1650 SE Harold St:

New 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 4241 N Massachusetts Ave:

New construction of three level, 12unit apartment complex; no onsite parking, includes attached bike storage and trash area with metal awning

A building permit was issued to TVA Architects for the Spokane 13 Apartments at 1313 SE Spokane St:

4 story, mixed use project, with 3 levels multi-family apartment floors (30 units); partially finished ground level for two lease spaces, landscaped outdoor courtyard with on site stormwater treatment (flow-through water quality planter to (2) drywells), and improvements to public right of way along SE 13th Ave and SE Spokane Street interior trash room

A building permit was issued to Works Partnership for 811 Stark:

New 31,500 sf mixed-use building with retail space on the first floor, and an expected mix of creative office uses on the upper floors. Work includes 3-stories of wood glulam post and beam construction over a 1-story concrete podium, with ground floor retail, parking, lobby and building services

Design Commission reviews The Dianne (images)

The Design Commission has reviewed drawings for The Dianne, a proposed 15 story building in the Pearl District. The 153′ tall building will include 14 floors of habitable space, plus a mechanical penthouse at the top floor. The project will provide 102 apartments and approximately 1,500 sq ft of ground floor retail space, fronting onto NW 11th Ave. Parking for 52 vehicles will be provided, most of it in a mechanized parking system. 155 bike parking spaces will be located in the basement. The architects for the project are Ankrom Moisan. The developer is John Carroll of Carroll Investments, whose previous projects in the neighborhood include The Gregory Condos, The Edge Lofts, The Chown Pella Lofts, The Elizabeth Lofts and the McKenzie Lofts.

The Diane

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Weekly Roundup: Conway Block 290, Post Office redevelopment, and more

The square at Conway Block 290, as shown at the project's first Design Advice hearing

The square at Conway Block 290, as shown at the project’s first Design Advice hearing

Construction is nearing completion on Framework, an office building at NE 6th & Davis. The DJC published photos of the new building by Works Partnership.

The Oregonian reported that the City could own the Post Office site in the Pearl by 2019, with a first phase of development taking place in 2021. A preferred vision for the site was identified this week as part of the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan.

The NW Examiner reported [PDF] on continued disagreements over the public square at Conway Block 290. Some community members are advocating for an enclosed square modeled after European squares, while others are worried such a form will inevitably feel private.

Garden Bar is the latest business to announce that they will open at Hassalo on Eighth in the Lloyd District.

Eater PDX published photos of bar Paydirt, now open in The Zipper.

Design Advice offered for Burnside Delta (images)

Design Advice has been offered to Vallaster Corl Architects for the Burnside Delta, a new mixed use building at the intersection of Burnside and Sandy. The 7 story building will include 84 residential units and 2,000 sq of ground floor retail. 22 vehicular spaces would provided, along with 126 bike spaces for the use of the residents. The developer for the project is Urban Development Group.

Burnside Delta

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PDC identifies preferred concept for Post Office site (images)

The Portland Development Commission has identified a preferred concept for the redevelopment of the main Post Office site in the Pearl, as part of their ongoing Broadway Corridor Framework Plan prepared by ZGF Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The redevelopment of the 14 acre site could accommodate up to 3.8 million sq ft of development, with space for 4,000 jobs and 3,100 residents. The plan assumes that 25% of the housing built will be publicly subsidized affordable housing.

Broadway Corridor USPS

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Under Construction: Concordia Student Housing (images)

Construction has started on the Concordia Student Housing in the Vernon neighborhood of NE Portland. The project by Works Partnership for developer Urban Design + Partners will be used as residential dorms for students of Concordia University, located a 20 minute walk away. It will include 34 residential units, split between 14 studios, 15 one bedroom units and 6 two bedroom units. 9 car parking spaces will be provided in a tuck under parking area, and 44 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided in a secure bike room as well as in the units.

Concordia Student Housing

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Metro Reports: Seven Corners, Station Place Lot 5, University of Portland dorms, and more

Station Place Lot 5

Station Place Lot 5, as presented at 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.

Waterleaf Architecture have requested Design Advice for the Seven Corners Community Collaborative at 1949 SE Division St:

Proposed project is a four story commercial building consisting of one story of ground floor retail space and secured parking below three stories of office space.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have requested Design Advice for 930 SW 3rd Ave:

Design Advice Request for joint development of boutique hotel (157,700 GSF, 19-21 stories) and creative office (100,000 GSF, 10 stories). Office building area includes the rehabilitated Temple Building. Below-grade parking lot 43-100 cars, accessed from SW 3rd Ave. Stormwater treatment to be a combination of ecoroof and structured planters on the hotel Level 4 and office roof.

David Rodeback Architect has requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 2125 NE Hancock St:

8 apartment units are proposed in a new 2.5 story wood framed aparement building. 6 parking spaces (including one accessible space and 9 bike spaces are proposed in lower level garage. Density transferred for 3 units from the lot to the east.

Strata Land Use Planning have requested Early Assistance for a project at 8222 SE 6th Ave:

New development of a 5-6 story mixed use development. Retail on first floor. Residential on upper floors, with ground floor parking (approximately 40 spaces). Looking to meet Community Design Standards.

Urban Development Group have requested Early Assistance for a project at 2913 SE Stark St:

New 46 unit apartment building located on the CN1 zoned portion of the lot.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1515 SE 44th Ave:

New 4 story mixed use residential development with ground floor retail, 30 units total.

Urban Development Group have requested Early Assistance for a project at 2023 NE 42nd Ave:

New 4 story mixed use building 1 commercial space, 29 residential units

SERA Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 2031 SW 10th Ave:

New 144-unit apartment building

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1502 NW 19th Ave, previously reported to be a 76 unit building:


GBD Architects and THA Architecture have submitted Station Place Lot 5 for Design Review:

Type 3 Design Review with 2 Modifications, 1 Adjustment, 1 Minor Amendment to Master Plan

Soderstrom Architects have submitted a project at 6625 N Portsmouth Ave on the University of Portland campus for building permit review:

104,000 square foot dormitory, type is IIB construction. Four stories above grade(top story in attic) with a basement level beneath 1/3 of the building. Upper 3 stories are light gage steel bearing wall on a post tensioned concrete platform.

The first building permit for the PSU School of Business Administration was issued to SRG Partnership:

Reroute on site utilities, demo on site portion of sky bridge, remove exerior cladding of existing building, interior demolition.***40,000 SF multi-story addition, renovation of 52,000SF existing***

A building permit was issued for a project at 411 SE 14th Ave (previously 1324 SE Oak):

New 4 story wood frame apartment building with underground parking; basement parking to include new bike storage and trash enclosure

A building permit was issued for the RAM Apartments at 5075 SW 56th ave:

3 story, 22 unit multifamily apartment building. Detached trash enclosure, and sitework for parking area, and grading/utilities

Building permits were issued to THA Architecture for the Japanese Garden Expansion:

Japanese Gardens Expansion New Village House and Site Grading and Retaining Walls

New ticketing pavilion for cultural village expansion

New Garden House

New cafe to be built as part of new cultural village expansion

Weekly Roundup: Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Multnomah Village apartments, The Redd and more

7707 SW Capital Highway

7707 SW Capital Highway

Multnomah Village residents are attempting to block a planned apartment building at 7707 SW Capitol Highway. The building will include 70 market rate apartments, two retail units, and between 43 and 60 parking stalls.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about plans for the adaptive reuse of the Stagecraft Buildingone of the last remaining buildings in the Pearl suitable for conversion.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday for the Japanese Garden Expansion, with architect Kengo Kuma in attendance from Japan.

The first phase of the Ecotrust’s Redd on Salmon St food hub is now open and ready for tenants. The project will consist of two buildings: Marble and Foundry. Work on the Foundry building is expected to be completed in late 2016.

The Pine Street Market, which is due to open late this year, was named as one of American’s 17 Most Anticipated Food Halls by Eater. It was joined on the list by the James Beard Public Market, currently scheduled to open in 2018.

A study of Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum has come up with five options for how the structure could be renovated. These range for minor upgrades to address maintenance needs, to creating an indoor track and field facility.

A profile of developer/architect Ben Kaiser at Oregon Business looked at his ideas for how to deal with earthquakes, in both new and existing buildings. Work on the Radiator at One North, designed by Kaiser’s practice PATH Architecture, was recently completed.

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has sold a downtown parking lot, reported the Portland Business Journal. The non profit is still considering its options for its headquarters at 619 SW 11thhowever at a recent Pre-Application Conference plans for a 15 story hotel were discussed.

A commercial structure at 8235 SE 17th Ave has been demolished, reported the Portland Chronicle. A building permit is under review for a new apartment building on the site, by developer Urban Development Group.

Focus: the language of development in Portland

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the Portland Development Commission and the Design Commission; between the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Bureau of Development Services; or between the Building Code and the Zoning Code? At Next Portland we try to avoid using too much jargon, but there are certain terms that we’ve found get used in our posts more than others. Below we’ve compiled a list of some of the more commonly used terms that are particular to development in Portland. If there are any other terms that should be added please let us know in the comments.
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Under Construction: Riverscape Lot 1 (images)

Thank you to our contributor Kurt Sevits for writing this post.

Construction is underway on Riverscape Lot 1, a six-story mixed-use development along the Willamette River in the shadow of the Fremont Bridge. Plans call for a U-shaped building comprising 149 residential units and a small retail space on the street-facing side of the building. Design is by SERA Architects, with Fore Property Company developing the project.

Riverscape Lot 1

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