Weekly Roundup: Brio Lofts, Jupiter NEXT, Pepsi Blocks, and more

The Pepsi Blocks development will include the retention of the existing mid-century building facing NE Sandy, and the addition of up to 1,000 units. The project is being designed by Mithun Architects for developer Security Properties.

The masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks on NE Sandy went in front the Design Commission for the first time last week. The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that the project was met with a generally positive reception.*

The Oregonian looked at the Brio Lofts at 177 N Failing St and the Zeal Lofts at 3139 N Williams Ave, two micro-apartment developments by the same developer Vibrant Cities, which will also include micro-restaurant space.

The Portland Mercury reported on the Housing Bureau’s plans to buy a site at 5827 NE Prescott St, which will be developed with up to 75 affordable apartment units.

As the Lotus Lotus Cardroom and Cafe gets demolished to make way for the SW 3rd & Salmon tower, the Portland Business Journal took a look at its past — and its future.

Portland Architecture visited the recently completed Jupiter NEXT hotel, with its “matte-black facade that makes use of a familiar material in an unfamiliar way.”

With the recent approval of the Moxy Hotel and plans for Block 216 at SW 9th & Alder announced, the Portland Mercury asked whether rampant development is signaling the death of the food cart pod?

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Metro Reports: 1111 NW 16th, 6025 SE Powell, SW 4th & Alder, and more

A building permit is under review for Kōz Development’s project at 1111 NW 16th Avenue.

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. This post covers June 25th to July 1st, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3707 SE 92nd Ave:

Demolish existing 4-plex and develop the site with multi-family housing (probably all apartments – 2-3 stories, with around 18 units). They like to develop with affordable housing.

Early Assistance has been requested by Beebe Skidmore for a project at 1235 N Prescott St:

Proposal is an addition of co-housing and co-living building next to an existing house at 1235 N Prescott St. The proposed addition will be four stories tall. Proposed storm water disposal is subgrade dry well on site.

A project at SW 4th & Alder has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Waterleaf Architecture, Interiors 7 Planning:

Proposal to adapt first floor for multiple retail tenants. Replace existing storefront with new thermally broken storefront.Optional new tenant storefront entrance at East elevation. Adapt second floor for office tenant; add new windows at existing louvers; add new office tenant entrance lobby with aluminum storefront and canopy at SE corner of building. Remove obsolete fire escape and standpipe. Replace all wood windows with aluminum storefront windows. Paint glazed terra cotta cladding.

A project at 1111 NW 16th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 6 story mixed used building with retail and bike parking on main floor and 80 student rooms above *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A project at 6025 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story self storage building with office and parking loading area in NE corner of the building; associated site work

Landmarks Commission Offers Advice on 1727 NW Hoyt St (images)

An affordable housing development in the Alphabet Historic District has gone in front of the Historic Landmarks Commission for three Design Advice Request (DAR) hearings, in advance of its land use review application. The project is being designed by Carleton Hart Architecture for nonprofit developer and housing provider Northwest Housing Alternatives. The project will be comprised of two buildings. The north building at NW 18th & Irving is intended to be workforce housing. The south building at NW 18th & Hoyt will incorporate and add to the existing Buck Prager building, and is intended to serve low-income, vulnerable seniors. As part of the development the Buck Prager building will receive a seismic upgrade.

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Metro Reports: Adidas Campus Expansion, Tree Farm, 555 SE MLK, and more

Image of one of the three new buildings by Lever Architecture’s proposed at the Adidas Campus, as seen from the corner of N Sumner and Delaware.

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. This post covers June 18th to June 24th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Holst Architecture for a project at 2310 N Hunt St:

DESIGN HEARING – Design Advice Request for 42 dwelling units in four building with surface parking and associated site landscape elements. Stormwater will be managed on site.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2628 SE Belmont St:

Demolish existing building and construct a new 4-story, 44-unit, apartment building with retail on the first floor.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by BBL Architects to a discuss a project at 725 NE 100th Ave:

Pre-application conference for a proposed elementary school in David Douglas school district.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to a discuss a project at 1431 N Church St:

Proposed new mixed use apartment complex approx 90,000 GSF with six levels of apartments above one level of retail and building amenity space.

The Adidas Campus Expansion was submitted for Type II Design Review by Lever Architecture:

Proposal is for three new buildings, site work, right of way work, renovation to existing plaza, new landscaping and relocation of the Adidas Village arrival drive to create a cohesive intersection at N. Greeley Ave.

A project at 203 NE Grand Ave was submitted for Type II Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New construction of an eight story mixed use building with one level of underground parking. Approximately 170 apartments on levels 2-8, 5,500 SF of retail on ground floor. Amenities include a lounge, fitness, leasing, bike storage, pet area and wash.

A project at 6123 N Lombard St was submitted for building permit review by FFA Architecture & Interiors:

New 4 story mixed use apartment building with 46 living units and retail space and garage parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 1415 SE Pardee St (formerly 4540 SE Milwaukie Ave):

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

Building permits were issued for a project at 3445 SE Gladstone St:

Bldg A – 1 of 3 new buildings w/ (E) building to remain, all on same lot – 2 story- with basement – 7 unit apartment building w/ onsite parking, includes associated sitework *** w/ detached trash enclosure 17-248414-CO & 17-248408-MT***

Bldg B – 2 of 3 new buildings w/ (E) building to remain, all on same lot – 2 story with basement , 8 unit apartment building *** w/ 17-248411-MT ***

A building permit was issued to Hacker Architects for a project at 555 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New construction of six(story (above ground) building consisting of 90,400 SF with one level of underground parking consisting of 15,490 SF; five levels of office over ground floor retail , CLT floor system.

A building permit was issued for Tree Farm at 826 SE 3rd Ave:

New 6-story commercial building; 1st floor future retail tenant, lobby and trash room; floors 2-6 F2 occupancy; and associated site work, no occupancy this permit *** mechanical permit 17-196436 MT***

Weekly Roundup: 6036 SE Foster, 3rd & Salmon, Canopy by Hilton, and more

The redevelopment of the YMCA on Foster is being designed by Leeb Architects.

We’re back after taking a summer vacation. This roundup covers development news from the last two weeks.

The Oregonian reported that millions in infrastructure costs sank the Zidell Yards development in South Waterfront.

With the main post office in the Pearl now closed, BikePortland reported that the risk to cyclists from right-hook collisions has dropped. The site is set to redeveloped as part of the Broadway Corridor Plan.

The Oregonian took a first look at the newly completed Canopy by Hilton hotel in Pearl District.

Demolition has begun on the former Lotus Cardroom and Cafe, according to the Oregonian. The building is being torn down to make way for the 20-story 3rd and Salmon hotel tower.

The NW Examiner looked into what might happen with ESCO site on NW Vaughn.

City Observatory praised the Portland City Council for reversing its early denial of the Fremont Place Apartments, but noted that the City Council did not approve a zone change for a site at 126 NE Alberta St that would have allowed the construction of 50 below-market, affordable apartments adjacent to the Alberta Abbey.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the redevelopment of the YMCA at 6036 SE Foster Rd, which will combine a full-service daycare facility with 48 new apartments*.

Portland Architecture wrote about Heartlinethe Pearl district development that presents an alternative to the podium typology.

The latest potential buyer for Centennial Mills has plans for plans for condos, a park and affordable housing, according to the Portland Tribune.

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