Grand Avenue Mixed Use Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Grand Avenue Mixed Use Apartments, an 8-story development designed by Ankrom Moisan Architecture for developer Fairfield Residential. The 92′-5″ tall project will include 170 residential units over ground floor retail. 52 vehicular parking spaces and 136 long-term bike parking will be provided.

The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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Weekly Roundup: PUC Affordable Housing Initiative, Raleigh Slabtown, Orchards of 82nd, and more

Portsmouth Union Church Affordable Housing
Portsmouth Union Church intends to build 20 units of affordable housing on their N Lombard St property.

An article published at Medium wrote about the PUC Affordable Housing Initiative at 4775 N Lombard. Portsmouth Union Church is one of 435 faith based organizations in Portland with property that could be used for affordable housing.

Portland is taking another look at low-rent SRO hotels to ease its housing problems, writes the Oregonian. While many private SRO units have been lost in recent years, the Portland Housing Bureau plans on funding the redevelopment of the Westwind Apartments in Old Town and construction of Findley Commons on SE Powell.

The Orchards of 82nd (previously known as the ROSE/APANO Affordable Mixed Use) opened in February and now houses 47 families, writes Metro News.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at the construction of Raleigh Slabtown, which is employing a prefabricated wall-panel system.

The Portland Tribune wrote about how state law makers are building the political foundation for a series of housing bills.

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Metro Reports: Holden of Pearl, 100 Multnomah, 1430 N Killingsworth, and more

The Holden of Pearl senior housing development, as presented to the Design Commission at a second Design Advice Request meeting in February. The project has now been submitted for a Type III Design 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 April 15th to April 21st, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Kōz Development for a project at 1430 N Killingsworth St:

New mixed-use commercial/multi-family building with 146 dwelling units. Infiltration assumed to be used for stormwater disposal a this point, but the civil-engineering is still to come.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Ankrom Moisan Architects to discuss a project at 230 SW 2nd Ave:

Six story mixed-use building, 5 stories of residential apartments over ground floor retail, tenant lobby and amenity space, bike storage, loading/trash area and driveway ramp to below-grade parking. Stormwater disposal via a combination of green-roof and elevated flow-through planter. (Approximately 115 units).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Guerrilla Development to discuss a project at 701 E Burnside St:

Three major components to this project: 1. Renovation of existing 10,000sf building on northern portion of the site. 2. New 35,000sf 5 story residential building with approximatel 46 one-bedroom units. Anticipated to be wood construction over 1 story concrete podium. 3. New separate building fronting Burnside which will have overhanging second story to continue the ‘Burnside Arcade’

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by LRS Architects to discuss Laurelhurst Village at 3060 SE Stark St:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss a possible Conditional Use Master Plan for the Laurelhurst Village campus. A 2015 Conditional Use (LU 15-279171 CU AD) approved several new developments on the campus, which have not yet been built. Development approved in that review would be included in the requested Conditional Use Master Plan, as well as other potential expansions that are not yet identfied.

A project at 2525 E Burnside St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Scott Edwards Architecture:

This project seeks to make exterior modifications to the building located at 2525 E Burnside St and build a new 3-story addition by replacing the existing, adjacent one story structure located at 2519 E Burnside St.

Holden of Pearl has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Alliance Realty Partners and Ankrom Moisan Architects:

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 NW 13th Ave.

The 100 Multnomah office building, which would be built on top of the Convention Center Hotel parking garage has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by ZGF Architects:

9-story office building addition to existing garage; served by deep stormwater drywells.

A project at 6705 SE 14th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (4) unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 3723 SW Hood Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story (18) unit apartment building with associated site work ***w/19-150813-MT***

A building permit has been issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 7545 and 7575 N Olin Ave:

New construction of one of two 3 story 6 unit apartment buildings, includes associated site work *** w/16-212381-CO, 16-212390-MT, & 16-212392-MT***

New construction of two of two 3 story 6 unit apartment buildings, includes associated site work *** w/16-212376-CO, 16-212390-MT, & 16-212392-MT***

Weekly Roundup: Centennial Mills, 72 Foster, Oregon Harbor of Hope, and more

The recently completed 72 Foster building includes 101 units of affordable housing. It will also include a pizza restaurant at its ground floor.

Prosper Portland’s efforts to redevelop Centennial Mills have once again fallen through, with developer Lynd Corporate choosing not to move forward with a project on the site, reports Willamette Week.

The Oregonian reported that Portland Public Schools construction costs could top $1 billion and that “district officials lack ‘rationale or explanation’ for low-ball estimates.”

An appeal of the design review approval* for the Oregon Harbor of Hope shelter and navigation center went in front of the Design Commission, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Northwest Housing Alternatives’ latest affordable housing development at 9747 NE Glisan St, writes the Portland Business Journal.

Pizzeria Otto will open a second location in the ground floor of 72 Foster, reports the Oregonian.

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Metro Reports: Marquam Hill Apartments, Broadway Corridor, Hyatt Place, and more

Marquam Hill Apartments
The Marquam Hill Apartments by Steelhead Architecture will include 72 units split between three buildings.

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 April 8th to April 14th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested for the Broadway Corridor Masterplan at the former post office site in the Pearl:

Place holder DA request. Applicant is hoping for June 6th and again on July 11th. Note Pre-app EA 19-147103.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Division Street Apartments at 11332 SE Division St:

60 units of low-barrier permanent supporting housing. They will eventually need/want the info related to the RM2 zoning (through the Better Housing by Design).

The Hyatt Place at 350 NW 12th Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Otak Architects:

Development of a 23-story building. 11 stories will be used for a new Hyatt Place brand hotel (170 rooms). 12 stories will be used for a new residential apartment community (110 one-bedroom and studio units).

A project at 6716 NE Garfield Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Ink:Built Architecture:

New 3-story, 28-unit modular apartment building with trash enclosure and associated site work.

The Marquam Hill Apartments at 3140 SW 12th Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Steelhead Architecture:

1 of 3 new 5 story 40 units multifamily building on consolidated tax lots and associated siteworks includes trash enclosure and parking. Ground floor includes parking, stair and lobby.

2 of 3 new 5 story 24 units multifamily building on consolidated tax lots and associated siteworks includes trash enclosure and parking. Ground floor includes parking, stair and lobby.

3 of 3 new 3 story 8 units multifamily building on consolidated tax lots and associated siteworks includes parking.

A project at 7206 N St Louis Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of new 6-unit apartment building with fire sprinkler room; 40 sq ft trash enclosure and associated sitework. Existing house to remain. Mechanical permit to be separate.

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 425 NE Bryant St (previously 7000 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd):

New 3-story, 12-unit apartment building with no on-site parking

A building permit was issued to Wright Architecture for a project at 435 NE Church St:

New 3 story apartment building with 19 units and associated site work. No off street parking.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1505 N Humboldt St (previously 4905 N Interstate Ave):

New 3-story, 12-unit apartment with trash and riser rooms. ***Fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm, mechanical, plumbing, electrical separate permits***

Weekly Roundup: NIR Center, 5020 Condos, Providence Park, and more

The NIR Center includes two connected buildings with a total of 347,000 sq ft of space for
early- and mid-stage bioscience and technology companies.

The Portland Business Journal took a first look (subscription required) at the New Industrial Revolution Center, a 10-story biotech incubator planned at 920 SE Stark.

Inclusionary housing production is lagging goals,* writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

A partnership between Proud Ground and Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East will enable to the 5020 Condos to cater to residents harmed by urban renewal, reports the Portland Business Journal.

Portland Architecture published a conversation with Base Design + Architecture, a young firm whose work includes a modular building at 1590 SE Holgate that is set to break ground soon.

The Portland Diamond Project released new renderings of the proposed riverfront baseball stadium.

The Oregonian looked at what an expanded Providence Park will mean for parking and traffic near the stadium.

Build-your-own poke shop Olia Poke & Tea will open in the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building, reports Eater Portland.

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Metro Reports: Troy Laundry, 3000 SE Powell, 5434 SE Milwaukie, and more

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 April 1st to April 7th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Holst Architecture for the Portland Housing Bureau project at 3000 SE Powell:

Construction of a new 5-story structure (4-over-1) with approximately 175 affordable housing units, 7,000 sq ft of ground floor active uses and 30 parking spaces. There is 35 to 50 feet (or more) of undocumented fill across the site and is assumed that infiltration will not be allowed into this undocumented fill, a connection to the public combo sewer (Hierarchy Category 4) is the only option.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at the Troy Laundry building at 1025 SE Pine St:

The Troy Laundry building at 1025 SE Pine is a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Decades after the original structure (the ‘Main Building’) was built, addition areas were added to the north part of the block. The remainder of the block is a surface parking lot.

If we purchase the property, we will renovate the Main Building. Ideally, this will include an internal renovation, exterior repairs that retain the historic character, and addition of a roof deck to the Main Building. We also expect to redevelop the north half of the site with new construction. This will involve removal of the structures built after Main Building was constructed and replacement with a new building (which will likely be flush with the main Troy Laundry building).

We recognize that this redevelopment project will require a Type III review and, therefore, a pre-application conference (and that this EA does not satisfy that requirement). We are seeking feedback only on the questions we submitted in order to assess initial feasibility during our purchase due diligence period.

A building permit was issued to Icon Architecture/Planning for a project at 6822 N Greenwich Ave:

New construction of 3-story, 9 unit apartments with a rooftop deck and associated site work *** floor & roof trusses to be a DFS *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued to Tahran Architecture & Planning for a project at 5434 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Construct new 4 story with basement 28 unit; no parking; 40 sq ft trash enclosure; site work included 100% inclusionary housing

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architect for a project at 1514 N Emerson St:

New 3 story 19 unit apartment building with enclosed bicycle parking.

A building permit was issued for a project at 3737 NE Columbia Blvd:

New construction of two 3-story self storage buildings connected with three hour wall with associated parking, utilities and landscape. (demo permit separate); 120 sq ft trash enclosure

Metro Reports: Block 216, Fernhill Crossing, SE 2nd and Ash, and more

Fernhill Crossing on NE 42nd Ave will include 19 units, including the single family house already located on the site.

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 March 25th to March 31st, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 1634 SW Alder St:

Development of a seven-story mixed use building with approximately 218 units and ground floor retail. Approximately 13 structured parking spaces are proposed with access from SW Alder Street. Two on-site loading spaces are also proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested for the Benson High School Modernization:

Modernization of the existing Benson Polytechnic High School (BPHS), a new 100,000 sf school and potential parking structure on the site of the current 1.5 acre BPHS parking lot, and ADA access improvements to Buckman Fields Park.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for a project at SE 2nd and Ash:

The proposed project is a 92,385 sf building (with 60,000 sf of industrial office, 5,000 sf of traditional office, ground floor retail and structured parking). The building has a day lit basement level and first floor of concrete with 5 levels of Type IV-C heavy timber above. Stormwater will be collected on the roof of the building and treated in flow through stormwater planters on the third level.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 2923 and 2933 SE Division St:

One three-story 19 unit building at 2923 and one four-story 18-19 unit building at 2933. Both with ground floor retail. Drywells or storm planters proposed in rear setback.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3228 SW Sunset Blvd:

Convert a section of parking lot (one of two options) – approximately 1/2 acre to multi-plex affordable housing. They could possibly want to sell off that portion of land first, with a condition that the purchaser needs to agree to build affordable housing.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 1006 SE Grand Ave:

Project to include renovation of existing building and construction of a new multi-family on parking lot portion, land division is likely – with a shared access to parking with the existing curb cuts on SE Grand

An excavation and shoring permit is under review for Block 216:

Block 216 – EXC 01 – Shoring and Excavation work to prepare for future 35 story mixed use building with 5 floors of below grade parking

A building permit was issued to Merryman Barnes Architects for the Morrison Market at 722 SE 10th Ave:

Addition for (N) A-2 mezzanine with office and storage; TI for new tenant (indoor foos cart pod); change of occupancy from S3 to A2; add new interior walls to create (2) multi-stall restrooms, (5) food pods, bar area on first floor; seismic upgrade

A building permit was issued for a project at 1515 N Rosa Parks Way:

New 3-story, 14 unit mixed use building, ground floor retail space, associated site work***w/17-191400-mt

Building permits were issued for Fernhill Crossing at 6442 NE 42nd Ave:

New construction 1 of 4 multifamily residential building with 4 units and associated site improvements including detached trash enclosure under 120 sf **mech permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 2 of 4 multifamily residential building with 8 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 3 of 4 multifamily residential building with 4 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

A building permit was issued for a project at 6191 SE Powell Blvd:

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