Raleigh 22 Reviewed by Design Commission (images)

An initial Design Review hearing has been held for the Raleigh 22 Apartments, a 6 story mixed use building by SERA Architects for developer Cairn Pacific. The 70′ tall building is proposed to include 173 residential units, with 6,118 sq ft of ground floor commercial space along the NW Raleigh and 22nd frontages, and 1,746 sq ft of commercial space facing facing NW Quimby. Vehicular parking will be provided in an underground parking garage, of either one or two levels, which will also include long term parking for 216 bicycles.

Raleigh 22

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Weekly Roundup: OHSU KCRB, 2869 NE Sandy, 3031 SE Powell, and more

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

Construction is underway on the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

The DJC wrote about Maxine Fitzpatrick, executive director of Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc, who hopes to build 1,000 affordable housing units over the course of 10 years*.

The Skanner News wrote about how displaced black residents will receive priority at PCRI’s Beatrice Morrow apartments.

The Hollywood Star News reported that demolition has begun on the existing structures that will be replaced by a 206-unit apartment building at 2869 NE Sandy Blvd.

The Business Tribune took a look at a day in the life of a carpenter working on the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building.

With another tenant signed at Pearl West, the building is nearing capacity, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The retailer that will replace AMF at 3031 SE Powell Blvd is Target, reported the Portland Mercury.

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Under Construction: Leland James office building (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on October 19th, 2015.

Construction is underway on a major renovation of the Con-way Leland James Center, which will see the existing building gain an additional story and an entirely new facade. The building will primarily be used as creative office space, with three new retail units added at the ground floor. An existing basement will be converted in parking for 72 cars and 150 bikes. Showers and lockers will be provided for the benefit of bike commuters.  The design of the project is by SERA Architects for developers Cairn Pacific and Capstone Partners.

Conway Leland James Center

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Metro Reports: 72 Foster, South Waterfront Blocks 42 and 45, 600 SW 5th Ave, and more

72 Foster

At the 72 Foster affordable housing development REACH CDC and Housing Development Center will partner with the Asian Health & Services Center to provide resident services, including community gatherings, cultural and social events, and health promotion and wellness activities.

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 Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for South Waterfront Blocks 42 and 45 on the Prometheus Property:

Design hearing – project consists of two seven story mixed use buildings, each building consisting of approximately 4,000 sf of retail, 200-300 market rate apartments and 150-200 off street parking stalls in one level of structured underground parking and a partial level of structures at-grade parking.

Design Advice has been requested by Hacker Architects for the Neuberger Hall Renovation:

DESIGN HEARING – Discuss the renovation of Neuberger Hall on the PSU Campus. The scope of work includes updating accessibility, fire, life, safety upgrades , deferred maintanence and façade improvements. (See separate PC 17-115464 for associated PC for temporary modulars).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 600 SW 5th Ave (former Ross at SW 4th & Alder):

Proposal is to demolish existing 1/4 block building and replace with a new construction 215 room, 15 floor hotel. Approximate new construction square footage will be 136,000sf. Building height will be approximately 153′. Ecoroof and flow-thru planter placed at the 3rd floor level on roof deck to handle total roof area stormwater. Remaining portion of roof deck at 3rd level will be applied for exemption thru special circumstances.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 515 NE 82nd Ave:

Scope of work includes removal of existing convenience store, fuel canopy, fuel dispenser islands and restaurant. Construction of a new convenience store, fuel canopy and 4 fuel dispenser islands, landscaping, curbs and paving. Existing underground storage tanks to remain.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mackenzie to discuss a project at 3075 NE Sandy Blvd:

Proposal is for a new Lexus dealership. 2-story building with one level of below-grade structure. Ground floor uses will include an automotive showroom and leasable retail with structured parking on the second and third levels, and an automotive service shop on the lower level. Vehicular access is proposed off NE 31st Avenue in two locations, approximately the same as the existing access points from this street. Access from NE Sandy Blvd is not proposed for the new building.

A project at 6025 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New construction of a 3-story self-storage building with associated parking, utilities, and landscape.

Building permits have been submitted for review by Mahlum Architects for a portion of the Grant High School Modernization:

Abatement and selective demo, main building structure, masonry and facade restoration, underslab MEP, below grade waterproofing

Abate and demo 1959 library, lower level cafeteria addition, below grade fan room. Abate and selective demo original 1923 admin building, 1925 north wing, 1927 south wing, 1927 auditorium, and 1952 west addition to north wing. Shoring and tiebacks with associated waterproofing at west facade of 1923 admin bldg. Associated civil work (excaation of courtyards), construction staging pad, fill at 1956 gym, erosion control and tree removal

Mass demolition of free standing 1956 gymnasium with basement

Mass demolition of free standing 1962 portable bldg 1

Mass demolition of free standing 1966 science building

Mass demolition of free standing 1962 portable building 2

Mass demolition of free standing 1962 portable building 3

72Foster at 7120 SE Foster Rd has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

New four-story mixed-use multi-family building with 101 apartment units over ground floor retail and residential services; 35 on-site parking stalls

5 MLK Reviewed by Design Commission (images)

5 MLK, the 17 story Burnside Bridgehead tower, has returned in front of the Design Commission for its first full Design Review hearing, following three Design Advice Request hearings last year. The design of the project is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building will include approximately 112,000 sq ft of office space, 220 residential apartments and 14,000 sq ft of retail space. Parking for 158 vehicles and 344 bicycles will be provided.

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Weekly Roundup: Japanese Garden, PDX Commons, Viking Pavilion, and more

Portland Japanese Garden Kengo Kuma

The Cultural Crossing at the Japanese Garden opened this past weekend.

Portland Architecture wrote about the wonder of Kengo Kuma’s Cultural Crossing at the Portland Japanese Garden.

The Business Tribune reported on the retirees developing the PDX Commons, four-story co-housing condominium on SE Belmont St.

The Rothko Pavilion at the Portland Art Museum would prohibit biking, limit walking access near South Park Blocks, according to BikePortland.

The DJC looked at how PSU is looking to score big* with the Viking Pavilion.

The NW Examiner broke the news that a proposal for music venue at 2034 NW 27th Ave, which would have had a capacity of up to 3,000, has been withdrawn.

Oregon Business reported on how more manufacturers are needed to jumpstart mass timber industry.

The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis argued that the housing recovery is still incomplete.

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