Metro Reports: King Parks, Bowlero, 500 NW 23rd, and more

A building permit was issued for PCRI’s King Parks Apartments. The development will include 70 residential units, 50 of which are larger family-sized two and three bedroom units. All rental units are affordable to households at or below 60% of the area median family income (MFI), with 24 units affordable to those at or below 30% MFI.

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 January 7th to January 13th, 2019. 

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference and requested Design Advice for a project at 2135 NW 29th Ave:

6-story market-rate apartment building (approx 200 units) with below-grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5904 SE 89th Ave:

Construct (2) nine unit apartment buildings and (2) twelve unit apartment buildings. Complete two lot confirmations to produce four individual legal lots that will each site an apartment building.

Early Assistance has been requested by C2K Architecture for a project at SW Marquam St and Sam Jackson Rd:

Multi-Family and Senior Housing

Early Assistance has been requested for the Lloyd Center Bowlero:

Remodel/conversion of former retail space to a Bowlero bowling facility with arcade, bar and food service components. Includes facade modification and exterior signage.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Studio 3 Architecture to discuss a project at the Southwest corner of NW 23rd and Roosevelt St:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a 6,700 square foot, two story office building and a 3,500 square foot warehouse. Fifteen surface parking spaces are proposed with access from NW Roosevelt Street. The approval criteria for this review are found in Chapter 33.815.125 of the Portland Zoning Code.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Studio 3 Architecture to discuss a project at 5275 N Bowdoin St:

Proposed zone change from R2.5to CM2. Remove existing home and construct a single building (20 units) for affordable housing

500 NW 23rd Avenue has been submitted for building permit review by Allied Works Architecture:

New construction of 4 story mixed use building, retail on the first floor with associated site work (tenant improvement separate)

A project at 506 NE 53rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

Construct new 4 story (18) unit apartment building with associated site work and detached trash enclosure under 120sq ft

A building permit was issued to Merryman Barnes Architects for the King Parks apartments at 6465 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New 4 story affordable housing apartment building with flats, 2-story townhomes and covered parking

Design Commission Approves Block 216 Tower (images)

The Design Commission approved Block 216, a 35-story mixed use building designed by GBD Architects and PLACE landscape architects. The project will include retail, office, hotel, and residential condominium uses, with a 342 stall underground parking garage. The project is being developed by BPM Real Estate Group.

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Weekly Roundup: Albina Vision, Lloyd Center Bowlero, Oregon Harbor of Hope, and more

The Albina Vision would include a new waterfront public space, at the concourse level of Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The park would span over N Interstate Avenue and the freight rail line.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the Albina Vision, an effort by civic leaders to heal the district with intentional development that reverses displacement, with new public spaces, mixed income housing and cultural buildings.

Proposed legislation could eliminate a potential funding source for the Portland Diamond Project, writes the Willamette Week.

A Bowlero-branded bowling alley is proposed for the Lloyd Center, according to the Oregonian.

The Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center is already attracting attention in Portland — and beyond, according to the Business Tribune.

The Design Commission has approved the Grand Avenue Mixed Use, a 170-unit building in the Central Eastside, writes the Oregonian.

Portland Architecture had a conversation with Holst Architecture principal Dave Otte about the firm’s transition to new leadership.

The Hyatt Place in the Pearl would likely be the city’s tallest building to have no on-site parking, according to Portlanders for Parking Reform.

The Oregonian reports that ground has been broken on the Fourth and Montgomery Building, the downtown classroom, clinic and office building that will house programs of three higher education institutions and Portland’s city government.

The Oregon Harbor of Hope could be open by this summer. Originally planned as private endeavor, the shelter and navigation center will receive $1 million in funding from the Joint Office of Homeless Services, reports the Oregonian.

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Metro Reports: Saltwood, 1645 SE Nehalem, 2525 E Burnside, and more

Saltwood - Conway Blocks 291W and 292W

The two-building Saltwood development, seen above in the context of other Con-way Masterplan area developments, has been submitted for building permit review.

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 December 31st 2018 to January 6th, 2019. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at the northeast corner of N Vancouver and Page:

New 5 story building using community design standards. Building occupancy is R-2 with combined sleeping units and dwelling units. No offstreet parking. Stormwater method utilizes flow through planter.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 2525 E Burnside St:

Interior tenant improvements to existing building and new 2 story addition and associated interior tenant improvements.

A project with two buildings at 7636 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building with detached trash enclosure and associated site work

The Saltwood development on Blocks 291W and 292W of the Con-way Masterplan has been submitted for building permit review:

Saltwood – new construction of 177 unit, 6 story apartment building (5 stories of Tupe 111A over 1 story of Tupe 1 construction). With two levels of below grade parking. Ground floor consists of residential lobby, retail space, residential amenities, dwelling units, and a loading area. The building occupies the full block and is configured around a south-facing private courtyard. Mechanical work under 18-278422-MT

Saltwood South – new construction of 6 story, 177 residential unit apartment building (5 stories of Type IIIA over 1 story of Type 1 construction). There is one level of below grade parking. Ground floor consists of residential lobby, retail space, residential amenities, and dwelling units. The building occupies the full block and is configured around a south-facing private courtyard. Mechanical under 18-278466-MT

A project at 12150 NE Airport Way has been submitted for building permit review:

New 2 story convenience store with walk-in freezers and coolers, (2) restrooms, associated site work.

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 2477 SE 106th Ave (previously 10561 SE Division St):

New construction , 2 story, type VB building with ground floor retail, 1 live work unit on ground floor and 4 residential units on second floor

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 1645 SE Nehalem St:

New 4 story 63 unit apartment building, associated site work *** w/18-128359-mt ***

Weekly Roundup: Hyatt Place, Grand Avenue Mixed Use, Nature Conservancy, and more

Hyatt Place

The proposed Hyatt Place at NW 12th and Flanders would rise to a height of 250′, with 10 floors of hotel rooms and 12 floors of residential units.

The 23-story Hyatt Place proposed in the Pearl went in front of the Design Commission last week—where it drew strong opposition from neighbors,* according to the Daily Journal of Commerce. At the same hearing the Commission also approved the Grand Avenue Mixed Use apartments.

Tope, the new rooftop taco bar from the folks behind Ava Gene’s, is now open in the Hoxton Hotel, reports Eater Portland.

The Willamette Week reported that Oregon could become the first state in the nation to institute statewide rent control.

Las Vegas high-end chocolate shop Jinju Chocolates is opening a store in The Silica on N Williams, writes Eater Portland.

The Business Tribune wrote about the major renovation underway at the headquarters of the Nature Conservancy at SE 14th & Belmont.

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Weekly Roundup: Blackburn Building, Multnomah County Courthouse, and Portland Diamond Project

Central City Concern Blackburn Building

The Blackburn Building is currently under construction at E Burnside and 122nd.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction of Central City Concern’s Blackburn Building, a “six-story building [which] will feature three stories of health care services and ground-floor retail space as well as 175 apartments for Portland’s most disadvantaged individuals.”*

One month after topping out, the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse is taking shape inside and out, reports the Business Tribune.

The Oregonian obtained the terms of the agreement between the Portland Diamond Project and the Port of Portland.

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Focus: The 25 Most Popular Posts of 2018

Block 216

The 35-story Block 216 tower was approved in December. Our post about the project’s Design Advice Request was our most popular post of the year.

Happy New Year.

2018 is the fourth full year Next Portland has been in operation and I’m excited to see what 2019 brings. I’m currently on vacation in Scotland, so new posts will continue to be sporadic until I return next week.

Last year was another busy year for the site. Of the course of the year 141 new posts were published, with nearly 900,000 page views.

The year started with the last of the pre-inclusionary zoning (IZ) projects working their way through the design review process. In February it was reported by the Portland Mercury that Portland’s inclusionary zoning mandate was getting lackluster results, with only 12 qualifying building in the pipeline.

By the end of the year Next Portland had posted about a number of large post-IZ developments that have been approved through design review. These include 815 W Burnside, 1715 SW Salmon, Nomad, the ART Tower Block 216, 1935 N Killingsworth and the Pepsi Blocks. The Portland Housing Bureau now estimates that there are 43 projects subject to inclusionary zoning in the pipeline, with 362 affordable units in projects that have permits or are close to permitting.

Despite the uptick in post-IZ proposals, new design review and building permit applications remain down relative to years ago. At the end of the year the Bureau of Development Services was forced to lay off staff for the first time since the recession, citing “quite sobering” forecasts.

Similarly to 2017, many of the most popular posts were published in previous years, a reflection of the fact that the content Next Portland remains relevant for a long time, as buildings move through construction and into occupancy. One post in the top 25 most popular posts was from 2015; seven posts were from 2016; six posts were from 2017; and eleven were published in 2018.

In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

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