Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the first phase of the Pepsi Blocks, part of a nearly five acre masterplan which was approved in 2018. Phase 1A will include an eight-story, 85’ tall building with 219 residential units (including 80 bedrooms of affordable housing); nearly 13,000 sq ft of retail space; the restoration of the existing mid-century bow truss Pepsi pavilion building; a publicly accessible plaza; and portions of a woonerf along NE Pacific St. The project is being designed by Mithun for Security Properties. 164 vehicular parking spaces and will be provided in two levels of below grade parking. 247 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided in a secure bike room, including 17 spaces for recumbent or cargo bikes.

Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A
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Metro Reports: ART Tower, Troy Laundry, Portland Proper Hotel, and more

ART Tower Artists Repertory Theatre
A building permit was issued for the ART Tower, which will be built on the northern half of the Artists Repertory Theatre block, where a portion of theatre has now been demolished. A separate design review application was submitted for renovations to the remaining portion of the theatre on the southern half of the block.

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 October 7th to October 13th 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 3719 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd:

(4) Story multi-family affordable housing with 84 efficiency living units with shared community kitchens and amenity spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6815 N Richmond Ave:

Mixed Use Development. Add two structurally independent buildings to form level outdoor courtyard (for entrance accessibility) on sloped site. No change to existing office/warehouse structure. Project incorporates 2 commercial units. 3 residential units and 1 garage.

Early Assistance has been requested by Barghausen Consulting Engineers for a project at 1525 SE Grand Ave:

The proposal is for a building alteration and expansion of the existing Burger King fast food restaurant and drive-through to accommodate a 12,710 sf CVS/pharmacy with drive-through service with adjacent surface parking for 31 vehicles.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 8004 SW Capitol Hill Rd:

Remove existing single family home and construct one new, 4-story, apartment building (with 60 units). Site work includes parking and amenities.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1025 SE Pine St:

Removal of existing building area on the northern half of the property (including a loading area and a garage) and to construct a 6-story addition to the property. The property is within the boundaries of the Troy Laundry Building, a historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The renovation of the Artists Repertory Theater at 1515 SW Morrison St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Lever Architecture:

Renovation of the existing 18,000sf Artist Repertory Theater (ART) building, which sits above two levels of below-grade parking on a 100’x200′ lot. The existing exterior walls and portions of the existing roof structure will remmain. The center bay of the roof will be restructured to accommodate a larger theater and second floor. The existing covered drive along SW Morrison St will be in-filled with new entry and lobby space. After the renovation, the total area will be approximately 28,000 sq ft plus below-grade parking.

The Portland Proper Hotel at 1202 NW Irving St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by ZGF Architects:

Nine-story approximate 170,000 gsf full-service hotel including a ground floor lobby and one floor of below-grade parking. The project will utilize a tray-tyle eco-roof system at all available roof levels to the maximum extent reasonable. Adjustment for loading space.

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the ART Tower at 1510 SW Alder St:

New 21 story mixed-use residential and commercial development to include 314 apartments, ground floor amenities, top level amenity rooms and terrace and one ground level commercial space, and 3 levels of below grade parking

A building permit was issued to BAMA Architecture and Design for a project at 15225 SE Powell Blvd:

New two story 25 bed, 9987sf wood framed adult care home. 50 sq ft trash enclosure, landscaping

Weekly Roundup: Riverplace Redevelopment, Sideyard, Hyatt Centric, and more

The centerpiece of the Riverplace Redevelopment would be the “Portland Steps” at the corner of SW Montgomery Street and River Drive. The steps would lead people up to an elevated open space—and potentially to a bridge spanning over Harbor Drive to Naito Parkway.

Towers and terraces are imagined as part of the Riverplace Redevelopment, reports the Oregonian. At full build out the masterplan could include 2,500 apartments, 500 hotel rooms and 250,000 sq ft of office space.

Construction has finished* up at Sideyard, one of the “final pieces in the rapid redevelopment near the Burnside Bridge’s east end”, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Masia by chef Jose Chesa will open as the anchor restaurant for the Hyatt Centric hotel, reports Portland Monthly.

The Business Tribune reported on how the $70 million renovation of Neuberger Hall, now known as Fariborz Maseeh Hall, has breathed new life and light into the Portland State University building.

Some businesses still bristling at having to pay Portland’s clean energy tax, reports the Oregonian. Included in the tax on “large retailers” are general contractors working on large projects, for clients including OHSU.

Portland Architecture looked at whether Sustainable Building Week can revive “Portland’s lost momentum”.

Portland Public Schools is eyeing a summer deadline to finalize details of a 2020 construction bond. The measure could include upgrades to Cleveland, Jefferson and Wilson high schools.

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Metro Reports: Hyatt Unbound, Conway Block 291E, New Industrial Revolution Center, and more

3rd & Salmon
A building permit was issued for the Hyatt Unbound hotel at SW 3rd and Salmon.

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 30th to October 6th 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hennebery Eddy Architects for the New Industrial Revolution Center at 920 SE Stark St:

Proposal is for a ten story tall building with a total area of 312,000 sf, including 220,000 sf of lab space, 28,000 sf of accessory meeting space, 15,000 sf of industrial office, and up to 5,000 sf of retail on the ground floor. Approximately 100 parking stalls will be provided below the ground floor, accessed near the SW corner of 9th and Washington.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for a project at the northeast corner of NE 42nd & Going:

New construction multi-family affordable housing project on the corner of NE 42nd & Going St

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at Conway Block 291E at the southwest corner of NW Raleigh & 20th:

6-story market-rate apartment building with 200 residential units and basement parking. Stormwater disposal will occur through drywells in the pedestrian way.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to discuss a project at 1835 N Flint Ave:

7-story multi-family building with tuck-under parking, open courtyard, active lobby/amenity and three townhouses at grade and 6 levels of residential above (117 units total). On site stormwater will be dealt with via dry wells.

The Adventist Medical Center at 1500 SE 96th Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Clark/Kjos Architects:

New four story medical office building.

The skybridge proposed as part of the Terwilliger Plaza Parkview Building at 2436 Southwest 6th Avenue has been submitted for a Type III Review:

Terwilliger Plaza submits this application for one encroachment in the public right-of-way over SW 6th Avenue. The skybridge is an integral element of Terwilliger Plaza’s expanding continuing care facility located on one contiguous site on both sides of SW 6th Avenue. The skybridge will span SW 6th, connecting the existing continuing care facilities on the west of SW 6th Avenue to the expanded facilities and units on the east side of SW 6th Avenue. The skybridge is a critical element of Terwilliger Plaza’s continuing care program.

A project at 5308 SE 18th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story – 16 unit apartment building with attached trash enclosure on south side of building and associated site work to include storm water management

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for Saltwood South at 2050 NW Raleigh St:

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 building permit was issued for a project at 6580 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 to Ankrom Moisan Architecture for the Hyatt Unbound at 245 SW Salmon St:

New 21 story hotel, 180,000 gross sq ftl with 250 guest rooms, ground floor retail, conference center, gym, groundfloor restaurant, bar/market, support spaces and rooftop restaurant and bar. Total project consists of 21 stories of Type 1 construction with one basement level. For reference set R2 6th floor 

Division 28 Homes Receive Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered to Hacker architects for the Division 28 Homes, a 10-unit co-housing development proposed in the Richmond neighborhood. Urban Development Partners is acting as the owner’s representative. The project is being developed for one extended family, with members of varying ages, with the intention that family members are able to age in place. At the ground level the building would also include retail space and a restaurant with outdoor seating. 16 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in a below-grade garage.

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Weekly Roundup: Álmr Apartments, Live Nation at Zidell Yards, Glass Lab, and more

The proposed Live Nation at Zidell Yards music venue went in front of the Design Commission for an initial meeting last week.

Plans for the 10,000 seat Live Nation at Zidell Yards music venue are moving forward, according to the Oregonian.

Work to convert the former Vivian Apartments into the KEX Portland Hostel nearing completion*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Oregonian wrote about developer C.E. John’s plans to construct a five story apartment building at 1137 NW 23rd Ave—a change in plans from an earlier proposal to renovate and expand the existing buildings on the site.

The Business Tribune wrote about how Glass Lab is offering a hip hub for start-ups. The building is named for the glass foundry formerly located into the recently renovated structure.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about the winners of this year’s DeMuro Awards, given by Restore Oregon for excellence in preservation, reuse, and community revitalization. Projects honored in Portland included the Álmr Apartments at NW 21st and Irving; the AltSource Headquarters at 1120 SE Madison St; the Redd on Salmon St; and the Woodlark Hotel.

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Metro Reports: Gooseberry Apartments, 3224 SW 12th, 1014 NE Alberta, and more

The Gooseberry Apartments at NE 148th and Glisan will include 44 units in five buildings, with all units reserved for those earning no more than 60% Area Median Income.

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 23rd to September 29th 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scotia Western States Housing for a project at 3224 SW 12th Ave:

15 unit multifamily project proposed to become part of a larger project to the north. Access would come off the existing project’s access on the parcel just north of the proposed project.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 11468 NE Holman St:

Development of a 4-story, 127 room hotel.

A project at 1014 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story 4 unit apartment building with associated site work

Buildings permits were issued to Doug Circosta for the Gooseberry Apartments at 450 NE 147th Ave (previously 14708 NE Glisan St):

1 of 5 new buildings, 3 story, 8 unit 100% affordable housing apartment building and associated site work. Tree removals. ***Mechanical permit to be separate***

2 of 5 new buildings, 3 story, 12 unit 100% affordable housing apartment building and associated site work. Tree removals. ***Mechanical permit to be separate***

3 of 5 new buildings, 3 story, 12 unit 100% affordable housing apartment building and associated site work. Tree removals. ***Mechanical permit to be separate***

4 of 5 new buildings, 3 story, 12 unit 100% affordable housing apartment building and associated site work.Tree removals. ***Mechanical permit to be separate***

5 of 5 new 100% affordable housing buildings community building with laundry and bathroom and associated sitework. Tree removals. ***Mechanical permit to be separate***

Weekly Roundup: Adidas Campus Expansion, Hallock-McMillan, Wells Fargo Center, and more

Adidas Campus Village
The Adidas Campus Expansion will include the construction of a cycle track on N Greeley between N Going St and N Willamette Blvd.

Adidas will construct a cycle track on N Greeley Ave, reports Bike Portland. Construction is expected to cost $1.26 million. Adidas will receive a a $1 million credit towards the System Development Charges owed against the permits for the Adidas Campus Expansion.

The Oregonian wrote about Gordon Sondland, the Portland hotelier and Ambassador to the European Union, who is now linked the Ukraine scandal. Sondland’s company Provenance Hotels is the owner of a number of Portland hotels, including The Woodlark.

Portland Architecture spoke to Hallock-McMillan Building owner John Russell, and architect Brian Emerick, about the process of restoring Portland’s oldest commercial building

The Oregonian looked at whether Portland State University could co-locate its football team at the rebuilt Lincoln High School. Adding an 8,000 seat stadium to the relocated field would be possible—if the university’s athletic department can find the $65 million required.

The 47-year old landmark Wells Fargo Center and Exchange Building are in the middle of a extensive renovation. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress on site.

The Portland Mercury looked at the whether the Portland Diamond Project can succeed where others have failed and bring Major League Baseball to Portland.

The Business Tribune wrote about how two nearby projects, the Redfox Commons and the renovation of the Fairmount Apartments, have made a historic Northwest Portland intersection come alive again.