Weekly Roundup: Amara, Mann House, Block 25, and more

815 W Burnside St
Work has started on Amara, a 7-story building on W Burnside between NW Park Ave and 9th Ave.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Laurelhurst’s Mann House could become affordable housing. Nonprofit developer Innovative Housing is under contract to purchase the mansion, with plans to turn it into 80 apartments. Rents would be affordable to families with incomes of between 30 and 60 percent of the median family income.

Old Town’s Greyhound Station has closed, reports the Oregonian. The two-acre is now listed for sale as a redevelopment site.

Two proposals in Old Town Chinatown are moving forward, according to the Daily Journal of Commerce. At Block 25 Key Development is proposing an eight story cross-laminated timber building and a nineteen story tower. The project team includes Japanese firms Shigeru Ban Architects and Earthscape, along with Portland’s GBD Architects. At 4th & Burnside Colas Development is proposing a building of between five and seven stories, with a multicultural food venue; office space on the second floor for Colas and the Bing Kong Tong Chinese Benevolent Association; and housing above that.

New apartments are coming to a site formerly occupied by a Firestone auto shop, reports the Portland Business Journal. Amara at 15 NW Park Ave will include 138 residential units.

100 Multnomah Office Building Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the 100 Multnomah office building, designed by ZGF Architects for Prosper Portland. The project is an addition to the nearly complete parking garage, built to serve the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center. The 9-story addition will include approximately 120,000 sq ft of office space on the northern of the site. While the structure of the garage was designed to accommodate up to 2 additional level of parking, no additional parking spaces are proposed beyond those already built.

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Lincoln High School Replacement Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the new Lincoln High School campus. The existing school will be replaced with a new 6-story, 102’ tall building with 281,000 sq ft of educational and support space. The design of the project is by Bora architects and Mayer Reed landscape architects.

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Metro Reports: Fliedner Building, 5519 SE Woodstock, 6416 N Montana, and more

Fliedner Building
A building permit is under review for the renovation of the Fliedner Building at SW 10th and Washington.

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 2nd to September 8th 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by WDC Properties for a project at 5519 SE Woodstock Blvd:

Two new 3-story, multi-family, residential structures containing 42 apartment units. No parking is proposed. Stormwater will be treated on-site via drywell. Type V-B construction. Ground units to contain one (1) accessible type A unit and 13 accessible type B units.

A project at 2047 NE Davis St has been submitted for building permit review by Iselin Architects:

Conversion and addition to existing duplex to create 7 unit apartment building. In existing basement, create new dwelling unit. Four new units in north 2-story addition. Site work including new trash enclosure under 120 sf. ***mechanical permit separate***

The renovation of the Fliedner Building at 1003-1017 SW Washington St has been submitted for building permit review by Jones Architecture:

Voluntary seismic upgrade to 5 story building with core and shell improvements of entire building. Relocate existing elevator; add new stairs in center of building; new ada restrooms; new footings; add new bike storage room on main floor; add new exit door to east side of building; re-roof and add roof decking with new landscaping; exterior work to include replace sidewalks, curbs and ADA ramps ***mechanical permit 19-219819-MT***

A project at 6416 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (15) unit apartment building with bike parking and associated landscaping

A project at 1406 SE Glenwood St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (5) unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 7100 N Greenwich Ave

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached 138 S.F. Trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued for a project at 7424 N St Louis Ave:

New 12 unit 3 story apartments, on parcel 2 (west) of 18-174737-FP, includes associated site work ***mechanical separate permit*** see 19-159273-CO for identical bldg on adjacent lot

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 6005 SE 51st Ave:

New 3 story 4 unit apartment building ***mechanical permit to be submitted separately***

Modera Morrison Returns in Front of Design Commission (images)

The Modera Morrison has returned in front of the Design Commission for a second Design Advice Request meeting. The 7-story building is being designed by SERA Architects for Mill Creek Residential Trust. The project would include approximately 245 units. 177 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in two levels of below grade parking.

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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Metro Reports: 3720 N Vancouver, Live Nation South Waterfront, VC Fargo, and more

A building permit was issued to Fieldwork Design & Architecture for a four story heavy timber office building at 3720 N Vancouver Ave.

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 26th to September 1st 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Hacker for the Live Nation South Waterfront venue:

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

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 308 NE Dekum St:

New construction of a 4-level apartment buiding with (13) 1-bed units and (27) studio units on an approximately 100’x72′ lot. Proposed stormwater disposal method will be drywells under the courtyard. The applicant intends to meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 208 SE 148th Ave:

Multi-family development with approximately 150 dwellings units. Proposed stormwater disposal methods not yet identified.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 2610 SE Hawthorne Blvd:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss options for additional development on the site of Holman’s Funeral Home. The site and buildings are designated as a Historic Landmark. There are two options proposed: relocating the building to another portion of the site and then developing the rest of the site or leaving the building where it is and developing around it. The applicant would like to discuss the possibility of a Zoning Map Amendment from the existing zoning (CM1 and CM2) to CM3. These are all Mixed Commercial zones that allow both commercial and residential development.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 9919 NE Glisan St:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss an 8-story apartment building with 98-162 residential units. The height of the building is 89 feet. The building footprint is 9,969 square feet. The ground floor will include a lobby, bicycle storage, a 1,000 square foot commercial tenant space, mechnical rooms, trash room, elevator, stair towers and residential units. The eighth floor will include a roof deck. No off street parking or loading space is proposed.

A project at 2326 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New mixed use apartment with 19 units, with shell retail tenant space, trash room, bike room, community space and one apartment on ground floor, six units each on floors 2-4 ***mechanical separate***

The VC Fargo at 25 N Fargo St has been submitted for building permit review by Jackson Main Architecture:

New seven story, mixed-use building, apartments on upper 4 levels, groudn level includes commercial, parking garage (car stacker), storage, and common ares. ***mechanical to be separate***

A project at 7336 N Greenwich Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story – 16 units apartment building with associated site works. Trash enclosre inside. Demo for existing house to be pulled separately.

A project with two buildings at 5625 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with associated site work and covered bike storage area

New 3 story, 13 unit apartment building with associated site work and covered bike storage area

A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for Halsey 106 at 10550 NE Halsey St:

6-story, mixed-use development fronting NE Halsey St and the existing Gateway Discovery Park consisting of 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market ratehousing.

A building permit was issued for a project at 6263 N Cecelia St:

New construction of 4 story, 21 unit apartment building 20,083sf, interior trash room, DFS for fire sprinklers and bolt on balcony with integrated guardrail

A building permit was issued to Fieldwork Design & Architecture for a project at 3720 N Vancouver Ave (previously 121 N Beech St):

New 4 story mixed use building; shell only with ground floor retail; associated site work ***mechanical to be obtained separately***

Weekly Roundup: Willamette Blocks, Rocket Empire Machine, River District Navigation Center, and more

The Willamette Blocks proposal by developer Alamo Manhattan was presented to the Design Commission last week.

The Willamette Blocks proposal in South Waterfront (previously known as the Landing at Macadam) is facing a blacklash* from nearby residents, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

OPB covered the River District Navigation Center (previously known as the Oregon Harbor of Hope) which opened after the largest-ever single contribution to Portland and Multnomah County’s shelter system.

The Portland Tribune wrote about a work session on the Housing Opportunity Initiative—the combined package of the Residential Infill Project, Better Housing By Design and the Anti-Displacement Action Plan. Later in the year City Council will consider a plan to allow up sixplexes on lots currently zoned single family, if half of the units in the structure are affordable.

A new food hall and brewpub will open in Montavilla’s Rocket Empire Machine, writes Eater Portland.

The Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) has remanded the Central City 2035 Plan, over the issue of building heights allowed in Chinatown. In 2018 City Council settled on a 200′ height limit for parts of the district, replacing previous zoning that ranged from 100′ to 425′. Critics said that a 200′ height limit is too high. LUBA decided that the City did not adopt adequate findings to explain why 200′ complied with its adopted policies.

The Nature Conservancy showcases its mission with revamped Portland headquarters, writes the Portland Business Journal.

Portland Architecture considered height limits in the Pearl and Old Town, with the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences in mind.

The Oregonian reports that after “a brief reprieve, Portland-area rents are starting to tick up again.”

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