ZGF Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a new headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department. The 9 story building would reach a height of 144′-0″, just shy of the 150′ maximum height for site approved by the City Council through a Zoning Map Amendment earlier this year.
The half block site at NW 6th & Hoyt is currently vacant land, owned by the City of Portland Housing Bureau. The Bureau intends to convey the property to Multnomah County at no cost. The western half of the block is occupied by Bud Clark Commons, a housing and resource center for the homeless which opened in 2011.
The Pre-Application Conference [PDF] has been scheduled for December 17th 2015 at 8:30 AM. A Type III Design Review with hearings before the Design Commission will be required for the project to move forward.