Metro Reports: Nomad, 1921 SE 3rd, 1710 NE Multnomah, and more

Nomad 1431 N Church St

The Nomad development, as presented to the Design Commission at a Design Request Advice meeting on September 20th. The 130-unit development is being designed by Works Progress Architecture.

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 September 10th to September 16th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture to for a garage at 1988 SE 3rd Ave, intended to serve the office development at 1921 SE 3rd Ave: 

Proposed 4-story parking garage with approximately 120 parking spaces that will serve the proposed industrial office building across the street at 1921 SE 3rd Ave. This parking structure will be open with natural ventilation of most likely concrete construction. A new driveway is proposed near the northwest corner of the lot onto SE 3rd Ave for access. There should be enough landscape area remaining to take care of stormwater plus any additional drywells under the parking are if required. See EA 17-165761 for information on the office building development.

Early Assistance has been requested by Concord Hospitality Enterprises for a project at 1710 NE Multnomah St:

Demo aging existing 180+ room extended stay hotel and replace with approximately three hotel brands equaling 450 rooms.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 2148 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Construction of a new 3-story office building (approximately 30,000 SF). Two retail locations within the building along MLK on north and south corners. Public parking proposed on R101769. Private parking below level 2. All parking is surface parking. Proposed disposal of stormwater to be infiltration on site.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development to discuss a project at 5665 NE Glisan St:

Demolish two existing single story garages and construct three, 3-story multi-family residential (30 units total).

Early Assistance has been requested by Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 9501 N Ivanhoe St:

This is a zoning inquiry prior to proposing a project. Option 1 is to renovate the existing non-confirming use (grocery store to remain) plus a new 2nd floor ddition for one apartment. Option 2 is to replace the building with a new building to contain ground floor commercial and 2nd floor residential. No development is being proposed at this time.

A project at 531 NE 13th Ave has been submitted for Type II Conditional Use Review:

Demolish existing structure and construct a new 5-unit multi-family building. Property was originally part of a Conditional Use Review (07-108596).

Nomad at 1431 N Church St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

Proposed development is for a seven story building occupying a half city block at N Interstate Ave btwn N Church and N Maryland Ave. The site currently has four structures that will be removed. The proposed building use includes at-grade surface parking, with retail lobby, residential amenities and a residential unit at grade. The next floors with consist of six levels of residential units above.There will be a large shared kitchen,gathering room and covered outdoor space on the 6th floor. Parking and loading access to the site will be from N Maryland Ave along the east edge.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1213 N Alberta St:

Construct new (3) story 14 unit apartment building with bike storage and trash area on level 1; associated site work

Remodel of Wells Fargo Center Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved alterations to the Wells Fargo Center, which will include a remodeled entrance on SW 5th Ave, and significant alterations to the Data Processing building on 4th Ave. The project is being designed by West of West, in collaboration with SERA Architects, for building manager Lincoln Property Company.

Wells Fargo Center

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Weekly Roundup: KEX Portland, Hoxton Hotel, Broadway Tower, and more

The KEX Portland will be located in the historic Vivian Apartments at 110 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. A building permit for the addition, seismic upgrade and change of occupancy is currently under review.

Eater Portland reports that the KEX Portland hostel at will include a restaurant, bar, and rooftop patio bar run by Iceland’s Ólafur Ágústsson, the food and beverage director Iceland’s only Michelin-starred restaurant.

Submarine Hospitality, owners of Ava Gene’s and Tusk, will open a new restaurant and two bars in The Hoxton Hotel (formerly known as the Grove Hotel).

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the Portland Housing Bureau latest rules for affordable housing in condominium developments*, which have been revised from an initial draft that received strong criticism from developers.

The Radisson Red hotel in the Broadway Tower will open in November, reports the Oregonian.

Portland Art Museum director Brian Ferriso and Hennebery Eddy co-founder Tim Eddy spoke to Portland Architecture about the latest designs for the Portland Art Museum Rothko Pavilion.

The Portland Housing Bureau will use housing bond funds to buy, tear down and replace the Westwind Apartments at 333 NW 6th Ave, reports the Oregonian.

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Metro Reports: Legacy Emanuel West, Medallion Apartments, 6155 N Minnesota, and more

Legacy Emanuel West

A structural permit was issued for the Legacy Emanuel West expansion

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 September 3rd to September 9th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 9008 NE Hassalo St:

Project scope is to add another multi-family building to an existing apartment complex that has 18 existing units (10, 2 bedrooms, and 8, 3 bedrooms). Would like to add as many units as possible.

Early Assistance has been requested by WDC Properties for a project at 5136 N Lombard St:

New multi-family project with 36 units within a 4-story building. Inclusionary housing will apply.

The renovation of the Medallion Apartments at 1969 NW Johnson St has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Holst Architecture:

Existing six story, 90 unit apartment building with a rental office and community room on the ground floor. Project scope includes a new exterior skin, HVAC upgrades, site upgrades, and non-conforming upgrades.

A project at 1825 N Rosa Parks Way has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 14 unit apartment building, includes associated site work *** w/ <120 S.F. Trash enclosure *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A project at 5104 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (3) unit apartment building with attached garages for unit A and B; associated site work

A structural permit was issued to NBBJ Architects for Legacy Emanuel West Expansion at 2835 N Kerby Ave:

STR 01 – foundations, temporary shoring, select demo of existing buildings, site work including prep work, utilities, and improvements to accomodate future core and shell building (foundation permit to include piles to underside of Lower Level slab)

A building permit was issued for a project at 6155 N Minnesota Ave (previously 6135 N Minnesota):

Construct new 3 story (18 unit) two-winged apartment building with partial basement and open-air central corridor; attached garbage enclosure and associated site work***dfs roof trusses***separate fire sprinkler & alarm***

Block 216 Receives Design Advice (images)

GBD Architects and PLACE landscape architects have gone in front of the Design Commission to present a 35-story mixed use building proposed for downtown Portland. The Block 216 tower would include retail, office, hotel, and residential condominium uses, with a 310 stall underground parking garage. The project is being developed by BPM Real Estate Group.

Block 216 | GBD Architects

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Weekly Roundup: OHSU KCRB, the Silica, PSU Karl Miller Center, and more

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

Construction has wrapped up on the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building.

The state of the art OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building opened last Friday, reports the Oregonian. The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at how the project team came together to aid the fight against cancer*, using an integrated project delivery method. The Portland Business Journal took a first look inside the $160 million building.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of The Silica, a heavy timber and glass building at 4073 N Williams Ave.

An article in Architect magazine covered how Carbon12 managed to rise over code and financing hurdles.

Metropolis magazine wrote about how the PSU Karl Miller Center quickly became the center of Portland State University’s campus.

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Design Commission Approves Alder.9 Apartments (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Alder.9 apartments, a nine story mixed use building designed by TVA Architects for VWR Development. The building will include 176 residential units over approximately 5,000 sq ft of ground floor retail. Parking for 62 vehicles is proposed, mostly in an at-grade mechanical parking system. Long term parking for at 308 bicycles will be provided.

Alder.9 | TVA Architects | VWR Development

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Design for Halsey 106 Approved (images)

A design review application has been approved for Halsey 106, a new mixed use, mixed income building in the Hazelwood neighborhood. The Holst Architecture-designed building will be located directly adjacent to the recently opened Gateway Discovery Park, and will include 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market rate housing. At the ground floor the building will include approximately 10,000 sq ft of retail space, fronting onto NE Halsey St and the new plaza. The building’s owner/developer Human Solutions will occupy 10,000 sq ft of office space at the second floor. 54 vehicular parking spaces and 94 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided.

Halsey 106 | Holst | Gateway

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Metro Reports: Argyle Apartments, Hollywood Commons, Hoyt St Yards Block 23, and more

REACH CDC’s Argyle Apartments will add 189 units of affordable housing on surplus property currently owned by TriMet.

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 August 27th to September 2nd, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 206 NE Sacramento St:

Construction of ten condo units with garages in three 3-story buildings. Rooftop stormwater disposal via on-site infiltration drywell and paved areas on site to be pervious pavers. Please see EA 18-140413 and LU 18-173926 HR.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2104 NE 13th Ave:

New 1-story apartment project (3 units) over day light basement. (See EA 16-262033 DAR & EA 14-220200) Due to location of adjacent basements and
poor soil infiltration, the proposed stormwater design will use simplified approach size stormwater planters (treatment and flow control). Overflow will connect to combined sewer in Tillamook Avenue. Due to location of adjacent basement and poor soil infiltration, the proposed stormwater design will use simplified approach to size stormwater planters (treatment and flow control). Overflow will connect to combined sewer in Tillamook Avenue.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Alliance Realty Partners to discuss a project on Hoyt Street Yards Block 23 (bound by NW 13th, Raleigh, 12th and Quimby):

Proposed project is a senior living community with 110 units of R-2 occupancy independent senior living, 131 parking stalls in below grade parking with total GSF of 296,500 with 42,000 of that amount being below-grade parking.Active uses will be provided along 13th Avenue per 33.510.225. those may be lobby, bistro, admin offices, salon or other similar uses complimentary to the community and to development objectives stated for 13th Ave.

The Argyle Apartments at 2133 N Argyle St have been submitted for a Type II Design Review:

Multi-family residential development with 189 affordable housing units, with 5 modifications requested.

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 2821 NE Everett St (previously 316 NE 28th Ave):

Construct new 4-story, 118 unit mixed use-apartment building with basement level; 1st level 3 retail tenant spaces, trash loading area, and lobby

A building permit was issued to Deca, Inc for the Hollywood Commons at 1736 NE 45th Ave:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with basement, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

Weekly Roundup: LISAH, Moxy Hotel, Heartline, and more

LISAH Kenton

LISAH (Low Income Single Adult Housing) intends to provide dignified permanent supportive housing at a lower construction cost, using modular construction and shared common spaces.

Happy Labor Day. Because we didn’t do a weekly roundup last week, here are the news articles that caught our eye over the past fortnight.

The Kenton Women’s Village, a tiny home village for homeless women, will have to move by next year. According to the Oregonian Transition Projects has secured the funding for the first phase of LISAH (Low Income Single Adult Housing) , which will comprise of “36 studio and 36 one-bedroom apartments that would rent from $300 to $700 a month.”

Portland Monthly reported on the closure of Nong’s Khao Man Gai original location, to make way for the Moxy Hotel.

Willamette Week reported on Portland’s hotel-building spree, and asking whether visitors can keep up.

QuickFish poke has opened in the Pearl District building Heartlineaccording to Urban Works Real Estate.

The Portland Mercury asked if Portland Inclusionary Housing rule is really hurting developers.

Curbed reported that Oregon “recently approved an addendum to its building code that allows timber structures to be built over six stories without having to acquire special permission”.