Metro Reports: Mason Ehrman Building Annex, St Francis Park Apartments, 97th Ave Gymnasium and more

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments by MWA Architects, which will include 106 units of affordable housing.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Brett Schulz Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 10561 SE Division St:

Remove existing one story building and build new two story building adding 150 ft drive thru which will enter on SE 106th ave and exit on to SE division.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1332 N Skidmore St:

Proposed 5-story apartment building with underground parking.

Oh Planning+Design architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 10234 NE Prescott St:

Early Assistance – Planner only – to discuss the construction of a three story building with associated site improvements at MHCC Maywood.  

FFA Architecture + Interiors have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1320 NW 17th Ave:

Proposing a mixed-use building with ground floor retail and 6 multi-family units at the first floor plus 8 floors of multi-family apartments and underground parking.

Deacon Development Group have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 4224 NE Halsey St:

100 unit apartment building proposed on the NE corner of the site.

VWR Development have submitted a project at 3910 NE Garfield Ave for Design Review:

4-story multi-family apartment building. Please note there is a concurrent review happening for a Amendment to LU 13-102007 LDS, with an adjustment to minimum lot dimensions and a lot consolidation. That concurrent case is LU 16-132893 AS, LC, AD.

Holst Architecture have submitted the Asian Health and Services Center at 9005 SE Foster Rd for Design Review:

Design review for new 29,000 sq ft 3-story building which will include offices, community gathering spaces, and ground floor office lease space. Modification request to loading standards. Modification request to on-site locations of vehicle areas.

Building permits are under review for projects at the Muslim Community Center, located at 5325 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction of modular building

New construction of pavilion

A building permit is under review for a project at 432 NE Jessup St:

Construct new 3 store (12) unit apartment building with associated site utilities

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the renovation of the Mason Ehrman Building Annex at 222 NW 5th Ave:

Core and shell renovation of historic building for future (B) tenants, change of occupancy from (S1) to (B), remodel all 3 stories of annex portion of building; includes seismic upgrade to annex. Includes seismic upgrades to adjacent Kalberer tower per stipulation of temporary certificate of occupancy of permit 00-159263CO; ; site work includes work in ROW and street trees/landscaping

A building permit was issued to MWA Architects for the St Francis Park Apartments at 1177 SE Stark St:

new 4-story, 72,055 sf, Type VA, 106 unit apartment building including improvements in vacated SE Oak St to meet superblock requirements.

Building permits were issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 1340 NE Killingsworth St:

New 3 story apartment building with 6 units, 50 sq ft detached trash enclosure, associated site work. North building, 1 of 2, **w/ 14-255316-CO**.

New 3 story apartment building with 6 units. South building, 2 of 2, **w/ 14-255312-CO**

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for a project at 2330 NW Raleigh St:

New fourstory, 40unit apartment complex with lobby; on site bike parking and interior trash enclosure;including site work

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for the 97th Ave Gymnasium:

Construct new gymnasium, new parking area with accessible stall, repave existing parking area at 4 plex, 98 sq ft trash enclosure

A building permit was issued to Architects Van Lom Group for a project at 13031 SE Foster Rd:

Construction of new 68-unit assisted care facility


Apartment at NE 20th and Hoyt goes before Design Commission (images)

A proposed apartment building at NE 20th & Hoyt has gone before the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The project by C2K Architecture for Green Light Development will include 59 apartment units as well as a 750 sq ft retail space. Parking for 17 vehicles and 65 bicycles will be provided.

604 NE 20th Ave

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Weekly Roundup: Oregonian Publishing Buildings, Asian Health and Services Center, and more

817 SW 17th

Site plan by GBD Architects for the proposed redevelopment of the Oregonian Publishing Buildings in Goose Hollow

Seattle-based developer Urban Renaissance Group is interested in purchasing in the Oregonian Publishing Buildings at 817 SW 17th Ave, according to a story in The Oregonian. Working with GBD Architects, the developer is looking at a two block project that “would range from 86 feet to 160 feet in height”.

The Willamette Week reported that “Portland’s scorching-hot apartment rental market may finally be cooling down—at least at its upper reaches.” The recently completed Block 17 apartments are currently offering six weeks of free rent, in order to help fill the 166 vacant units in the 281 unit building.

The Oregonian wrote about how “big out-of-town money” is buying up Portland rentals.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission declined to recommend a proposal to add parking minimums for new development in the Northwest Plan District, reported Portland Shoupistas.

FamilyCare Health will contribute $2 million to the Asian Health and Services Center in Lents Town Center, according to a story in the Portland Business Journal.

An article in the Portland Tribune questioned whether the planned capacity of the PSU Viking Pavilion will be enough. Original plans for the project in 2012 were for a 5,000 seat facility. As now envisioned the arena will seat between 3,000 and 3,100.

The Hollywood Star News wrote about the City Council’s unanimous approval of the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Plan, a “five-year plan for investing an additional $20 million in tax increment financing funds from the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area”.

Early Assistance requested for LEED Platinum Lightbox Going (images)

Steelhead Architecture have requested Early Assistance for Lightbox Going, a three unit, four story development on a narrow site in the Humboldt neighborhood. The developers of the project, which is intended to achieve LEED Platinum, are Lightbox Portland, LLC. Other projects by Steelhead Architecture and Lightbox Portland include Lightbox 44 on SE Division, and the net zero energy Lightbox 23, which is about to start construction.

Lightbox Going

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Grand Belmont returns as 23 story tower (images)

Grand Belmont, the project by Urban Assets Advisors whose height was of significant concern to the Historic Landmarks Commission last year, has returned in front of the Commission as a 23 story point tower. As now proposed the Vallaster Corl designed building would reach 240′ and include 214 residential units. A rooftop common room and exterior terrace are proposed for the top floor. Three ground floor retail spaces totalling 6,500 sq ft would open onto SE Grand Avenue. Parking for 102 vehicles would be provided in the podium portion of the tower.

Grand Belmont

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Metro Reports: Oregonian Publishing Buildings Redevelopment, Oliver Station, Broadway Tower and more

Broadway Tower

The Broadway Tower, as presented to the Design Commission in November

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 10840 SE Salmon St: 

New 5 story 146 unit apartment building, 49 parking spaces provided

Design Advice has been requested for the new Multnomah County Courthouse:

Multnomah County intends to construct a replacement Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

Carleton Hart Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 3368 NE Martin Luther King Blvd:

Proposal is for a six story multifamily residential development consisting of 81 units with grd floor retail. PHB project.

Lever Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 2110 SE 82nd Ave:

looking to developed lot for commercial tenant space – retail, office, restaurant.

Works Partnership have requested Early Assistance for a project at N Mississippi & Cook:

Project if a four story timber structure with retail and workspace on first floor and work space on remaining floors. There are six proposed parking space with a loading zone.

GBD Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1715 NW Couch St:

St Mary’s Cathloic Cathedral Church – questions regarding developing parking lot into multi family housing and structured parking – with renovation of existing perish hall.

GBD Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 817 SW 17th Ave:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review and possible Type III Central City Parking Review for the proposed redevelopment of the Oregonian Publishing buildings near SW 17th and Yamhill. The applicant is considering several designs for a project that will include office, retail, housing and parking. The submitted plans identify 513 parking spaces proposed to support the proposed residential units and the commercial spaces, as well as be available as shared spaces for other nearby uses. No upper-level floor plans or exterior elevations were submitted. The applicant has submitted a list of questions for staff’s response.

DiLoreto Architecture have submitted a project at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church at 2400 SE 148th Ave for Conditional Use Review:

Additions to exterior church and social hall with interior renovations and parking lot will accomodate non-conforming upgrades and stormwater.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have submitted Oliver Station at 9202 SE Foster Rd for Design Review:

Oliver Station is a new five story mixed-use commercial and apartment development on two blocks at the heart of Lents Town Center.

Lever Architecture have submitted Framework at 430 NW 10th Ave for Design Review:

new 12-story mixed-use project. The building will be timber-framed with ground-floor retail, 5 floors of office and the remaining floors in residential use –workforce housing. The rooftop will provide amenity space. Adjustment for loading access, Modification for long term bike parking.

Alterations to the Ballou & Wright Building at 1010 NW Flanders St have been submitted for Historic Resource Review:

Project involves exterior modifications to a National Register (Ballou & Wright Bldg) and its adjacent non-contributing structure on the same tax lot. Project includes one roof deck with elevator override and stair on NR bldg, roof deck on non-contributing bldg, elevation remodel of non-contributing bldg, removal of fire escape ladders on NR bldg, window replacement on NR bldg and modify loading dock and new storefront for ADA access on NR bldg.

Fosler Portland Architecture have submitted alterations to a building at 833 SW Naito Parkway  for Historic Resource Review:

Type III Historic Resource Review for renovations to an existing building in the Yamhill Historic District. Work includes alterations to both street-facing facades and a partial second floor addition and roof deck. With increase in floor area under 500 sq feet.

A Demolition Permit was issued to Mackenzie for an existing building on the site of the proposed 120 SE Clay office building:

Demolish one story 11,910sf auto repair shop – remove all debris

A building permit is under review for a project at 8035 SE Center St:

Construct new 3 story, 12 unit apartment building, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sf, includes associated site work

A building permit is under review for a project at NE Glisan and 146th:

New 3 story 3 unit condo building, associated site work included

GBD Architects have submitted a portion of the Broadway Tower for building permit review:

Excavation and Shoring for new commercial high rise structure with retail, office and hotel uses with 4 floors of below grade parking

A building permit was issued for the Block 136 development by Mithun:

New 15 story 218 unit residential high rise apartment building including 2 level underground parking garage under this building and extending under the adjacent office building.

New 5 story office building

A building permit was issued for the Blackwood Lofts at 88 SE 24th Ave:

Construct new 4 story apartment building with 23 units, interior trash storage and bike racks, no onsite parking, stormwater facility and associated site work

Design Commission approves apartment building at NW 19th & Quimby (images)

The Design Commission has a approved a mixed use building at NW 19th & Quimby designed by SERA Architects. The project for developer Urban Asset Advisors will include 90 residential units, and approximately 2,100 sq ft of ground floor retail space. Parking for 47 cars will be provided, 34 of them in a mechanized system. Parking for 116 bicycles will be provided, primarily via racks located in the units. A common room and exterior roof terrace for the use of the residents will be provided at the 6th floor.

19th & Quimby

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Weekly Roundup: Inclusionary Zoning, Housing Affordability, Parking Minimums and more

The new location for the Post Office Processing & Distribution Center, formerly part of Colwood Golf Course. The site was rezoned to allow industrial uses in 2013

The new location for the Post Office Processing & Distribution Center, formerly part of Colwood Golf Course. The site was rezoned to allow industrial uses in 2013. (Image: Portland Development Commission).

The Oregonian reported on a measure intended to “cut red tape for affordable housing”. Under temporary rules going before the City Council this week buildings in the Central and Gateway plan districts, with at least 5 units of affordable housing, will no longer have go before the Design Commission. The projects will instead by reviewed through a Type IIx Design Review, where the initial decision is made by Bureau of Development Services staff. Unless extended, the new code will last until October 6th.

BikePortland wrote that as the repeal of Oregon’s ban on Inclusionary Zoning heads to Kate Brown’s desk, “the fight for affordable proximity moves to City Hall“. Representatives for Mayor Hales Commissioner Saltzman told BikePortland that proposals to implement Inclusionary Zoning in Portland are currently being worked on.

Portland Shoupistas argued that “minimum parking requirements can neutralize inclusionary zoning”. A proposal to add new minimum parking requirements in Northwest Portland is set to go before the Planning & Sustainability Commission on Tuesday.

As reported here on Tuesday, a building permit is currently under review for a project at 5816 SE Foster Rd. The Foster Powell blog asked “Could Multi-unit Housing on Foster Help Maintain Affordability?”

The Portland Mercury reported on a proposal to move the Kevin J. Duckworth Memorial Dock, currently located adjacent to the Eastbank Esplanade, to a new site on Swan Island adjacent to the new Daimler Trucks North America Headquarters.

The City will pay $34.7 million to acquire land near the airport, in order to allow the Post Office Redevelopment in the Pearl to move ahead, wrote The Oregonian. The price is substantially more than the fair market value, which PDC Director Quinton told the paper “is in the ‘$17 to $20 million range.'”

Under Construction in the Central Eastside: 419 E Burnside (images)

This post is an updated version of a post originally published on December 3rd 2014.

Construction is underway on 419 E Burnside, a 6 story mixed use building in the Central Eastside. The building will contain 157 residential apartment units, as well as two ground floor 2 live / work units. Continuous retail spaces will front onto E Burnside. 50 parking spaces will be provided for residents, as well as 12 parking spaces for the adjacent Central City Concern building, which will remain. Bike parking will be dispersed throughout the building. The design of the building is by Portland based Myhre Group Architects for Dallas based developer Trinsic Residential Group.

419 E Burnside
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Metro Reports: Faubion Elementary School, Pearl District Hampton Inn, Lents Town Center Property #3 and more

The Faubion Elemen

The new Faubion Elementary School by Bora Architects

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Steelhead Architecture have requested Early Assistance for the Lightbox Going at NE Going and N Williams:

New Construction – three new units on one property.

Carleton Hart Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at Lents Town Center Property #3 (North):

New 4-story wood-framed multi-unit housing with 68 units and a community space. Working with the PHB.

GBD Architectects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1331 NW 17th Ave:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a possibleType III Design Review or possible Community Design Standards Plancheck Review (depending upon the size of the building) for a new mixed-use multi-dwelling residential building. The applicant requests development-related information and the assigned Planner to compare the Design Review and Community Standards tracks. The proposed new development may range from 55 to 120 feet in height with a range of 4:1 to 7:1 FAR. Parking will be accommodated within the building. Number of spaces and configuration has not been determined. The existing commercial building will be demolished.

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 905 NW 17th Ave:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for a new 6-8 story mixed use building with 140-190 residential units, ground floor retail and below grade parking – approximately 70 spaces.

Soderstrom Architects have submitted a project at the St John Fisher Parish for a Conditional Use Review:

Type III Conditional Use Review to construct a new parish hall and make alterations to existing church and church rectory.

Demolition permits were issued to Koz Development for two buildings at 1015 NW 16th Ave, including the former Slabtown bar:

Demolish single family residence, infill basement, cap sewer, remove all debris

Demolish tavern, cap sewer, remove all debris

CIDA Architects have submitted a project at 5816 SE Foster Rd for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (30) unit apartment building; with associated site work ***see 16-125884-CO separate permit for trash enclosure and covered bike parking***

Urban Development Group have submitted a project at 3701 SE Caruthers St for building permit review:

New 4 story 30 unit apartment building with (1) retail space on ground floor. Site improvements and flow-through planter.

A building permit was issued to In Situ Architecture for a project at 3740 SE Haig:

Addition of 2 stories to existing single story duplex (with unit on main level and one in basement) to create 4 plex, new units are 2 story units, detached trash enclosure is 20sf

SRG Partnership have submitted drawings for the Knight Cancer Research Building for building permit review:

75% plans for 6 story medical research building , 2 levels of below grade parking 1st floor retail.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1308 NE Dekum St:

New 3 story (28 unit) modular apartment building; see comments and project file for scope of modular reviewed by state.

A building permit was issued to Bora (formerly Boora) Architects for the Faubion Elementary School Rebuild:

New three story, 133,000 sf pre kindergarten through 8th grade school with spaces for Concordia University college of education classrooms, offices, and community service partner organizations

A building permit was issued to Gary Brink & Associates for the above ground work at the Pearl District Hampton Inn & Suites:

New 8 story hotel with 243 guestrooms, 104 parking stalls above grade, ground floor retail, indoor pool. Slab-on-grade, 3 levels of PT concrete floor system and 4 levels of non-combustible steel stud/composite joists.