The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the Division 28 Homes, a 10-unit mixed-use building that “looks to foster a sense of community.”*
The Live Nation South Waterfront venue is raising concerns about noise and traffic, reports the Business Tribune.
The Oregon Harbor of Hope shelter and navigation center has opened in the Pearl, reports the Oregonian.
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Re: Division 26. At Design Commission, Commissioner Molinar’s first comment was “This seems backwards. Shouldn’t it step down to the (s.f.) residential at the rear lot line, rather than step down to Division Street?” Standing alone, it is a nice design, but here it needs to help enclose the street, IMHO. One could say, it “doesn’t fit the (four-story, continuous street wall) character of the street?”
I’m pretty conflicted about this. On one hand, it’s nice to be open to the bustling street (think Parisian street balconies), to foster the openness, but this is really contingent on other building doing the same, which I suspect they wont. And then you have a building sitting in isolation
Additionally there is a difference of balconies vs. terraces. With balconies the expectation is you can sit outside above the bustle and people watch, i.e. passive recreation and intimacy usually for one to two people.
On a terrace, there is more likely an expectation of greater set of activity, i.e. barbecuing, gatherings with friends and privacy. When you have said terrace facing a busy (only to be busier) street like Division, then this is far less appealing.
I definitely don’t want to discourage this type of thinking–I really applaud the commitment to avoid monotony–but I think we really need to ask whether these spaces will function as intended. I don’t know and can’t predict the future–I’m just going off experiences of some people I know.
this building is sexy
Bravo to Hacker! This beats any comparable residential development I’ve seen go before the DC in some time. That stretch of Division is fast becoming North Williams. Breaking up the canyon effect will be good. I know what type of residence I’d prefer if I had the choice.