Weekly Roundup: Block 20, Inclusionary Housing, Apartments without Parking, and more

Pearl Block 20

Construction is about to start on Hoyt Street Properties’ Bora-designed Pearl Block 20 Tower

The Oregonian reported that developer Capstone Partners is quietly pitching new vision for Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, which “would transform the coliseum into a niche music venue and feature mixed-use redevelopment of surface parking lots”,

The DJC wrote that developers concerned about Portland’s proposed Inclusionary Housing program* are putting “forward an alternative proposal that would ramp up adoption of inclusionary housing requirements over several years and offer more generous incentives than the city’s plan”.

According to the Willamette Week  Mayor Hales is proposing to rescind Portland’s ban on apartments without parking, enacted in 2013.

The Oregonian reported Zidell will miss the first deadline for construction in South Waterfront. Under the terms of the 2015 Development Agreement a mixed use project at Zidell Block 1 was due to begin construction by the end of this year, but has yet to move forward.

Newly appointed PDC Director Kimberly Branam has said that the PDC “over-promised and under-delivered” to the poor, the elderly and people of color in North and Northeast Portland.

The November issues of the NW Examiner reported [PDF] that the developers behind the Block 20 tower in the Pearl will use acoustic wrap to reduce noise from the impact-hammer pile driving. The paper also broke the news that the developer behind the redevelopment of the Northrup Market at 1120 NW 21st Ave has walked away from the project.

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NW Flanders Co-Housing goes before Landmarks Commission (images)

A proposed co-housing development in Northwest Portland has gone before the Historic Landmarks Commission to receive Design Advice. The project design is by Works Progress Architecture (until recently known as Works Partnership), and would include 21 dwelling units at the upper levels, with common amenity spaces for the building’s residents at the ground floor.

404 NW 23rd Ave

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5 MLK has third Design Advice Request Hearing (images)

5 MLK, the 17 story Burnside Bridgehead tower, has returned in front of the Design Commission for a third Design Advice Request hearing. The design of the project is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building is arranged as a five story podium, which would contain approximately 100,000 sq ft of office space, 10,000 sq ft of retail space, 160 vehicular parking spaces and 5,000 sq ft of bike storage. Sitting above the podium is a twelve story tower, which would contain approximately 220 residential units. At the ground level a shared lobby, serving both the residential and office uses, would be located at the corner of E Burnside and SE MLK. A cascading series of landscaped terraces would be located on top of the podium, with landscape design by PLACE. The uppermost terrace, at level 6, would be directly adjacent to building amenity features including a fitness room, lounge, dog room, and yoga studio.


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Metro Reports: Tillamook Row, Riverplace Parcel 3, North18, and more


Riverplace Parcel 3

Riverplace Parcel 3, as presented to the Design Commission during the Design Advice phase in April

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

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 4775 N Lombard St:

26 new apartment units.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5419 SE Woodstock Blvd:

2 New, 2-story multi-family building.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker Architects for a project at 3325 SE Division St:

Demo existing structure and build a new 26,000 sq ft multi-family building.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3035 SE 92nd Ave:

Proposal is to build a 30 unit apartment building. Existing residence will be demolished.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by MCA Architects to discuss a project at NW 13th & Quimby St:

Pre-application conference to discuss new 5-story self storage facility.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 2537 SE 13th Ave:

Request to change zoning from R2 to R1, to accommodate a 4-unit condo project.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 3714 SW Macadam Ave:

Pre-application conference to discuss Block 40 South Waterfront – single block mixed use development divided into 2 parcels.

A project at 12315 SE Division St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by AAI Engineering:

Proposal is for a 112 sf of self-storage facility with associated parking, utilities and landscaping.

A project at 20 NE Tillamook St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Green Hammer:

Proposal is for a net zero energy 16-unit apartment complex developed in four buildings organized around a central courtyard and a commons buildiing. Project, named Tillamook Row, includes one, two and three bedroom units with covered bike parking and garbage/recycling as well as surface parking lot with seven parking spaces.

Riverplace Parcel 3 has been submitted for Type IIx Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

A 14-story and 6-story two-tower mixed-use structure with retail and amenity space on the first floor, approx 372 units and 180 garage parking spaces.

A project at 1331 NW 17th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

Proposal is for development of 3/4 block mixed-use multi-family residential buildinig with ground floor parking and one floor of below-grade structured parking.

North18 at 1134 NW 18th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by YBA Architects:

New 12-story mixed use building.

A project at 2212 SE Lambert St has been submitted for building permit review by EPR Design:

Construct new 3 story (5) unit apartment building with tucked under garages; associated site work

A project at 1428 SE 19th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

New construction of 3 story building with rooftop deck 13 residential units 8 (R2) 5407sf, 5(R1) 1703sf. 8 commercial unit 2(M) 510sf and 5(B) 770sf

A project at 7032 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story six plex, no parking, detached trash enclosure less than 120sf in area, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued to Jivanjee Circosta Architecture for a project at 5885 SW Macadam Ave:

New construction of 4 story multifamily building with 31 units(building 1) and 3 story multifamily building with 33 units (building 2) connected with 3 fl skybridge.With onsite parking, site improvements and site amenities

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for a project at 989 NE 61st Ave (formerly 6006 NE Holladay):

New 118,162 sf four story self storage building**with 15-280089-MT**