Weekly Roundup: Grant High School, Centennial Mills, 1205 SE Morrison, and more

Conceptual diagram showing how much development would be allowed under a full site redevelopment of the Centennial Mills site (image: GBD Architects). The flour mill would remain and be converted to creative office space, while the rest of the site would likely be used for residential and retail uses, plus an expansion of the Willamette Greenway.

The Willamette Week reported that Portland could be getting a major new music venue at 2034 NW 27th Ave. With a capacity for 3,000 concert goers it would be of a similar size to the Schnitzer Concert Hall or the Keller Auditorium.

According to the Portland Mercury nearly 6,000 residential units were submitted for city review in the past two months—ensuring that they wont be subject to the newly enacted inclusionary zoning rules.

The Oregonian wrote about how affordable housing developers are taking a hit from Trump tax cut speculation.

KOIN reported that the bathrooms at the rebuilt Grant High School will all be gender neutral.

The DJC reported that the Portland Development Commission is moving towards a full-site redevelopment of the Centennial Mills*, which would not include the return of the Mounted Patrol unit to the site.

The Morrison Street Bar & Grill at 1205 SE Morrison St will be demolished to make way for four-story, 39-unit apartment complex, reported the Portland Chronicle.

The developers behind 1320 Broadway, formerly home to the Oregonian, are set to make a substantial return on their investment, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The developers behind the renovation and expansion of the Grove Hotel have sued to evict Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp across the street, reports the Oregonian.

Portland Shoupistas argued that parking is often over supplied at Transit Oriented Developments.

The Willamette Week posted that with the Fair-Haired Dumbbell under construction Portland finally has architecture worth arguing about.

The DJC published photos of the new spaces now open at Roosevelt High School.

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Landmarks Commission offers advice on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 (images)

A mixed use development on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 has gone before the Historic Landmarks Commission to receive Design Advice. The project by William Kaven Architecture for developer Guardian Real Estate Services would include retail, residential and offices uses, over three levels of below grade parking. The ground floor of the building would be almost entirely retail, while the four stories above it would be occupied by office space. The top five floors would include approximately 167 apartments units, with a mix of affordable and market rate units.

Old Town Chinatown Block 33

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Metro Reports: 2135 NW 29th Ave, Neuberger Hall, 8608 N Lombard, and more

Site plan for 2135 NW 29th Ave by SERA Architects, as submitted for the project’s Pre-Application Conference in January

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 Hennebery Eddy Architects for a project at 808 SE Alder St:

Proposal is for a change in use, renovation and addition to an existing two (2) story concrete and wood frame structure with full basement previously used for storage. New proposed use is wet lab tenant spaces of group B occupancy and associated office space.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by LRS Architects to discuss a project at 15 NE Broadway:

Proposal to build a new multi-story automobile sales and service center on the existing property, with a ground floor automotive showroom facing NE Broadway and service entrance and reception off of NE Victoria Ave. Automotive service bay and parts storage will be below-grade, with vehicle inventory stored and displayed on upper floors.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hacker Architects to discuss the Neuberger Hall Renovation:

Renovate existing building, which includes updating and modifiying accessibility, fire, life, safety, deferred maintenance, program adjustment and facade improvements. While these renovations are taking place, they are proposing to use alternate sites to facilitate academic and staffing needs. (See separate PC 17-115464)

A project at 6449 SE 128th has been submitted for Type II Adjustment Review by Scott Edwards Architecture:

Adjustment to parking requirement for 15 unit affordable housing development with tuck under parking.

A project at 8145 SE 6th Ave has been submitted for Type II Adjustment Review:

Adjustmet to height 33.805 from 45′ to 55′ for the development of a new Apartment Building.

A project at 2135 NW 29th Ave has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review by SERA Architects:

Conditional Use Review to allow residential use in the EG1 zone. Project includes 15 row houses with 6 ADU’s

Conditional Use review for a mixed use development. Three separate mixed use buildings and a standalone retail building are proposed. A street vacation is requested for NW Roosevelt east of NW 30th Avenue. Approximately 350 to 400 units total are proposed and 150 to 200 parking spaces. Residential uses in the EG zone are only allowed through approval of a Conditional Use as per Chapter 33.815.130 of the Portland Zoning Code. Adjustment to height requirements for all proposed buildings.

A project at 8608 N Lombard St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Jones Architecture:

The proposed building is 4 stories tall with a basement. Mixed use with 30 residential units; ground level retail and parking.

A project at 2620 SW 1st Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Proposal for a six story market rate apartment building with 160 units, ground floor retail and 80 tuck under parking stalls.

A project at 829 N Russell St has been submitted for Type III Historic Resouce Review by Otak Architects:

5 story shared housing project with 78 micro-studios, with 4 parking spaces provided. Proposal includes 2 signs.

A project at 1825 NE 108th Ave has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review:

Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Map Amendment from R7 to R2, with Conditional Use Master Plan for expansion of existing assisted care living facility.

A project at 3608 NE Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story triplex; with garage on 1st floor; associated site work

A project at 2626 NE Dekum St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new three story apartment building with 14 units and associated site work (10 units and 4 SROs)

A project at 533 NE Dekum St has been submitted for building permit review by Architecture Building Culture:

New 4 story, 27 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A project at 1834 NW 25th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

Construct new 5 story 30 unit apartment building with no parking; 64 sf trash enclosure  see folder comments

A project at 1904 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review by Emerick Architects:

New 4-story mixed use building, ground floor commercial tenant space and trash room, upper floors 33 dwelling unit apartment, and associated site work

A project at 4732 N Albina Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Emerick Architects:

New 5 story apartment building with basement bike room, electrical room, water pump room and storage, 55 dwelling units with attached trash room and associated sitework

A project at 4509 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

30 unit, 4 story wood framed multi family apartment building with interior bike and trash rooms; on same lot with two existing apartment buildings – see folder comments

A project at 6800 NE Grand Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Architecture Building Culture:

New 4 story, 27 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

Derby NW approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved Derby NW by Kōz Development, a new seven story mixed use building. The building will contain 128 residential units, 20% of which will be affordable to those earning less than 60% of area median family income. At the ground floor the building will include a retail space at the corner of NW 16th & Marshall, as well as the lobby/amenity area and 12 of the residential units. Long term bicycle parking for at least 150 bicycles will be provided. No vehicular parking is proposed.

Derby NW - 1015 NW 16th Ave

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Weekly Roundup: Press Blocks, Vista Pearl, Swift Headquarters, and more

Image of the Press Blocks development in Goose Hollow, from the project’s second Design Advice Request hearing in October 2016 (image by Mithun)

According to the Portland Business Journal the sale of the former Oregonian printing facilities in Goose Hollow has closed. Urban Renaissance Group and Security Properties paid $20 million for the site, which is set to be redevelopment as the Press Blocks.

The Business Tribune wrote about the new leadership at Holst Architecture.

After more than 20 years, Mark Edlen has handed over the reins at Gerding Edlen, reports the Portland Business Journal.

The NW Examiner reported that the amount of ground retail at the Vista Pearl (formerly Block 20) will be reduced from what was originally approved.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is looking for feedback on what type of bike parking should be required at new apartment buildings, reported BikePortland.

The DJC wrote about how local architecture firms make decisions on whether to speak up on political issues.*

The prospect of lower corporate taxes under President Trump is having a chilling effect on one of the main sources of financing for affordable housing developments, wrote the Portland Mercury. Local projects affected include Innovate Housing’s NW 14th & Raleigh development, which now has a $1.8 million funding gap.

The Portland Business Journal took a look at the Swift Headquarters, completed last year in the former Rose City Awnings building in NW.

As part of their Architect’s Questionnaire series, Portland Architecture interviewed Nat Slayton of ZGF Architects.

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Focus: 33 Affordable Housing Developments Planned for Portland (images)

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments, currently under construction in the Central Eastside.

Last December the Portland Housing Bureau delivered its second annual State of Housing Report to the City Council. The report noted the many challenges facing Portland, including that in 2016 “data indicates that housing affordability in Portland in the last year has gotten worse, an issue that is disproportionately impacting low-income residents, Communities of Color, seniors, and individuals with disabilities”. Nonetheless, the report also looked at what the Bureau is doing to address these issues, including: gaining voter-approval of a $258 million Affordable Housing Bond; passage of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance; increasing urban renewal funding dedicated to affordable rental housing; and dedicating short-term rental revenue tax to affordable rental housing.

The report listed nearly 1,900 affordable housing units in the production pipeline, split between 33 developments. Next Portland is re-publishing the entire list, along with images and information about the architect / developer where we have it.

Some buildings on the list are exclusively reserved for lower income people, while others include a mix of market rate units and subsidized affordable units. Figures for levels of affordability, expressed as number of units reserved for individuals or families at a percentage of Area Median Income (AMI), are taken from the Housing Bureau Report. Buildings that include market units are only receiving city funding towards the affordable units. Note that this list does not contain any buildings which will be required to provide affordable housing as part of the newly passed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (which came into effect this month); any future projects funded through the voter approved affordable housing bond; any developments that are funded without the help of the Portland Housing Bureau; or any developments that have been allocated funding since the publication of the report late last year.

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Metro Reports: 140 SW Columbia, 550 SE MLK, 1335 SE Hawthorne and more

140 SW Columbia, as shown to the Design Commission last year for Design Advice

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.

Design Advance has been requested by Alliance Realty Partners for a project at 1337 E Burnside St:

New 6 Story mixed use 208 unit apartment building with residential, retail and parking on first floor with one level below grade parking for approximately 129 vehicle spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 15935 SE Division St:

Develop site into a storage facility. The site currently is a parking lot with two small commercial buildings.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 904 SW Gibbs St:

New mixed-use, multi-family residential building with possibility of daycare and cafe (at street level) to serve OHSU community.

A project at on the parking lot north of 1715 NW Couch St has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review by GBD Architects:

Type III Conditional Use Review – Intention at this time is to be vested under the current code; information to complete the application will be provided at a later date within the allowed 180-days.

new six story residential projecton a three-block conditional use site. Development includes one level of below grade parking to be operated as commercial use (maintaining parking for the cathedral) and a partial level at-grade to support residential units.

The project has also been submitted for Type III Design Review:

New six story residential project with one level of below grade parking to be operated as commercial use (maintaining parking for the cathedral) and a partial level at-grade to support residential units. Proposed development is located on a three-block conditional use site which will be submitted separately.

A project at 19 NE Ivy St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Path Architecture:

New mixed-use building with below-grade parking.

A project at 1732 NE 2nd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

New 6-story building with ground floor retail and one story of underground parking,

140 SW Columbia St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

New construction high-rise mixed-use housing with ground-level retail, housing lobby and service functions and above grade parking.

A project at 1500 NE Irving St has been submitted for Type III Design Review:

Construction of a new five story, 56,558 square foot multi dwelling building. Proposal includes Eighty units and a parking a garage. The proposed development is on a site with an existing office building and surface parking lot which will remain.

A project at 1327 NW 19th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by TVA Architects:

New 7-story apartment building with 100 residential units (75′ maximum height)

A project at 1111 NW 16th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Koz Development:

Proposal for a new 94-unit, 6 story mixed-use apartment building.

550 SE MLK has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

14-story building (occupying half of a city block). The site is currently asphalt surface parking. Building will include 2 levels of below-grade parking, commercial retail at grade, hotel suites at levels 2-4, residential dwelling units on 5-13, and hotel amenity at level 14. Parking and loading access to the site will be off of Washington St (along the south edge of the site).

A project at 3714 SW Macadam Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Development of Block 40 in South Waterfront. Two buildings are proposed on the site (7-stories each), each with below grade structured parking. Single block mixed use development divided into 2 parcels.

Old Town Chinatown Block 33 has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by William Kaven Architecture:

Proposal is for new multi-story mixed use building.

A project at 5935 SW Virginia Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 30 unit apartment building , includes associated sitework

A project at 835 NE 93rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 2 story, 4 unit condo building with onsite parking and attached trash enclosures, includes associated sitework

A project at 1335 SE Stark St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction-new 4story multi-family apartment building containing 39 units and an enclosed parking garage on leve 1, structure type VA wood framed. Interior trash room. Mechanical permit to be DFS

A project with two buildings at 2105 NE Davis St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of 3 story 6-plex bldg with detached 102sf trash enclosure bldg B fronts NE Davis

New construction of 3 story 6-plex bldg with detached 102sf trash enclosure bldg A fronts NE Everett St

A project at 1616 NE Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review by Works Progress Architecture:

New 4 story mixed use building; retail first floor; 39 residential units on floors 2-4; interior trash enclosure; associated site work; tenant improvement to be applied separately

A project at 1621 NE 41st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by CIDA Architects:

New construction of a 5-story 17,775sf, with 27 units, mixed use building with 1,094sf of commercial space on the ground floor. Interior trash room. Electrical and mechanical to be deferred.

A project at 1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4 story mixed use building with 39 units; retail first floor; interior trash enclosure; tuck in parking; separate tenant improvement permits; associated site work

A project at 8128 SE 6th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by BAMA Architecture and Design:

New 4 story multi family with basement, 29 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A project at 1725 SE Tenino St has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4 story multi family 79 unit apartment building with subgrade parking; associate site work

A project at 2880 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story, mixed use, 65 unit apartment building with tuck under enclosed parking, interior trash and recycle room; on-site stormwater treatment, site improvements, and landscape***w/17-112414-MT***

A project at 4540 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of new 4 story apartment building (44 units); garage on first floor;

A project at 625 NE Randall Ave has been submitted for building permit review by MOA Architecture:

New four story 5 unit apartment complex

A project at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

Construct new 2 story building core and shell, no occupancy, to include on ground floor covered parking, 2 restrooms, bike storage, trash enclosure, and associated site work.***mechanical permit 17-110802MT****

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for a project at 3303 N Mississippi Ave / 919 N Cook St:

New construction of 6 story mixed use building with loading on first floor and industrial service uses in remainder (office)