Weekly Roundup: Block 216, Blackburn Building, Tree Farm, and more

Portland Architecture talked to Ben Carr of Brett Schulz Architect, whose projects include the under construction Tree Farm building.

The developer of Block 216 announced that they have secured a $460 million construction loan. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held on Friday, with completion of the tower set for 2023.

The Oregonian looked at Portland’s biggest construction projects right now.

The Oregonian reported that lawmakers are pumping cash into the James Beard Public Market, at a time that its backers say it will be “dead in a matter of months unless substantial progress is made”.

Central City Concern’s Blackburn Building opened its doors last week. The building includes a clinic, pharmacy and beds for 175 Portlanders, reports the Portland Tribune.

Portland Architecture talked to Ben Carr, a project architect at Brett Schulz Architect, about the firm’s evolution, and collaborations with Guerrilla Development.

The Portland Housing Bureau’s development at 3000 SE Powell Blvd went in front of the Design Commission for a second time. The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that Commissioner’s hoped that the project could create a new context along Powell Blvd*.

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Metro Reports: Market Hill Commons, Live Nation South Waterfront, 1430 N Killingsworth, and more

Market Hill Commons
Early Assistance has been requested for a redesign of the Market Hill Commons. The project was approved in 2016, but has yet to break ground.

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 July Ist to July 7th 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by EM Architecture for a project at 7570 SW 74th Ave:

This proposal is for two new three-story apartment buildings situated on two lots (lot line adjustment needed) in the CM1 and R1 zones at the Tigard/Portland boundaray. Basement level parking is proposed with lined stormwater planters integrated into the structure.

Early Assistance has been requested by Minarik Architecture for a project at 1605 N Rosa Parks Way:

3-story, 18-unit multifamily project. 6 units on each floor. 2 stairs, a bike/utility room, storage room and trash enclosure. Primarily pitched roof over 6:12. All flat roofs have a cornice. Stormwater will be handled via drywell.

Early Assistance has been requested by WDC Properties for a project at NE 55th and Glisan:

New 4-story multifamily residential structure containing 22 apartment units. No parking is proposed. Stormwater will be treated on-site via drywell. Type V-A construction. Ground units to contain (1) accessible type A unit and (6) accessible type B units.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker for a project at 1709 SE 3rd Ave:

New creative office development to be developed in 2 phases, as two distinct buildings. “Phase 3” is the renovation of an existing bow-string truss warehouse with basement level parking. “Phase 4” is a 6+ story mass timber office building over two levels of underground parking. Work may include removal of a portion of the existing warehouse building, currently located in the right-of-way.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1318 NW 20th Ave:

Commercial office building over retail. Requesting initial zoning only review of development program concept and height and density provisions, following on previous staff correspondence regarding transition from former EX to CM3 in the Northwest Plan District. No stormwater disposal methods determined at this point.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scotia Western States Housing for the Market Hill Commons at 1475 SW 20th Ave:

Re-design for a re-submittal for a design review fot the 9-unit (4 story+ ground floor parking) condo project.The previous design was approved for 16 units via a Type III review (see LU 15-118576).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hacker to discuss Live Nation South Waterfront:

Proposed interim artist amphitheater including public bathrooms, terraced bleacher seating, performance stage, pedestrian walkways, concession stands and artist back stage venue. Utilities will be installed to all on-site structures. Life of lease 7 years w/extensions.

A project at 3019 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review:

Adjustment requested to north, west and partial south setback on a new, four-story, six-unit apartment building. Project includes landscaping and bicycle parking.

A project at 1430 N Killingsworth St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Kōz Development:

This project building is proposed as a 6-story structure with a height of just over to 72′ above average grade. It will provide an additional multifamily housing opportunity comprised if a total of 154 new apartments. These apartments consist of a variety of studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and loft units. In addition, 3 retail/commercial spaces comprising of over 3700 sf will be created.

A project at 1130 NE Alberta St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Lever Architecture:

New five story mixed-use building with one level below grade. Uses onsite include retail sales and service, restaurant, office and associated services.

A project at 2923 SE Division St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

Proposal for a new three story mixed-use building located on the north side of SE Division Street between SE 29th Avenue and SE 30th Avenue. The project is comprised of two stories of residential apartments over ground floor retail, lobby and three residential units. The project provides a mix of one bedroom (5) and studio (14) apartments, totaling 19 units. Modificaton requested to 33.266.220.C.B Minimum Bike Rack Space Width

A project at 1901 N Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story, 18-unit mixed use building with ground level retail ***mechanical permit separate***

Lincoln High School Returns in Front of Design Commission (images)

The proposed replacement of Lincoln High School has returned in front of the Design Commission, for its fourth and final Design Advice Request (DAR) prior its full Design Review submission. The new campus is being designed by Bora architects and Mayer Reed landscape architects.

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Metro Reports: PAE Living Building, Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A, LISAH, and more

PAE Living Building
The PAE Living Building at SW 1st and Pine was recently approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission, and has now 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 June 24th to June 30th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Hacker for a project at 2865 SE Division St:

10-unit (approx 37,000 sf) multi-family project with a ground floor restaurant tenant space and 20 parking spaces (with access from SE 28th). Outdoor space is provided in individual terraces and a common roofdeck.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1726 NE 82nd Ave:

Proposal is for a 77 unit apartment with retail on the ground floor.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5625 NE Glisan St:

Demo existing residential building. Consolidate adjacent lots through the County. Construct 2 new apartment structures on a single lot, 2 building permits. Stormwater to be treated in underground detention in the common courtyard or rear setback.

The Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A at 2505 NE Pacific St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Mithun:

Phase 1A of the Planned Development for redeveloping the Pepsi Bottling Plant on NE Sandy Blvd. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, one new mixed-income apartment building (218 units proposed), below-grade parking, a new publicly-accessible Plaza, and design of a multi-modal east-west connector (NE Pacific Street Woonerf). Modifications are requested to 33.130242.C: Transit Street Main Entrance and 33.266.200.C: Long Term Bicycle Parking Space Dimensions. Adjustment requested to 33.266.310: Loading Standards

The 1500 SW Taylor Apartments have been submitted for building permit review by Leeb Architects:

Review w/ 19-178918-MT New construction 7-story apartment building. 5-story Type IIIA residential building over a 2-story Type 1A podium. The building contains 105 residential units and amenity spaces. The Podium level structure has parking for 19 cars, 2 loading spaces 71 bicycle parking spaces, a leasing office, a small retail tenant shell space and apartments.

A project at 3240 N Williams Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New wood frame 4 story mixed use building with associted siteworks. 12 residential units over ground floor. Retail, trash, parking, electrical room and lobby on ground floor. Separate demo 18-177160-co.

A project at 904 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by LRS Architects:

New Response/Service Center Facility for NW Natural consisting of a fire-sprinklered 3-story office building and an attached 2-story storage building. Includes reconfiguration of parking and associated site work *** DFS for pre-fabricated metal building *** w/19-186013-MT ***

The PAE Living Building at SW 1st and Pine has been submitted for building permit review by ZGF Architects:

Review w/ 19-158248-MT New construction of 53,646 GSF, 5-story office building in historic district. Project is utilizing elements such as cross laminated timber (CLT), composting toilets, and water filtration/reuse to achieve the Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. Will house PAE’s Porltand office and other tenants. Includes retal spaces at the ground floor.

Building permits were issued to Holst Architecture for LISAH (Low Income Single Adult Housing) at 8550-8580 N Argyle Way:

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

New three story, (bld #1) multi-family, prefab building consisting of 35 studio units, 1 one bedroom unit, 2 offices, kitchen/community room, pantry, laundry room, 2 utility rooms, and elevator.

Building permits were issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 7676 and 7686 N Lombard St:

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building with detached 54 sf trash enclosure and associated site work

Weekly Roundup: HB 2001, 10th & Alder Carts, Portland Design Commission, and more

Block 216
The 10th & Alder food cart pod closed over the weekend, in advance of construction of Block 216. The 35-story tower will include a food hall along its entire SW 9th Ave frontage.

Oregon’s first-in-the-nation middle housing bill passed on Sunday, after initially crashing up against the fallout from the Republican walkout. HB 2001 legalizes duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes in the residential zones of cities across the state.

LEVER Architecture project director Chandra Robinson has been appointed to the Design Commission*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Sunday was the last day for the 10th & Alder food carts, which are moving to make way for Block 216. Eater Portland collected people’s reflections on what was Oregon’s largest food cart pod. An anonymous donation covered the cost of towing, writes the Portland Business Journal.