2019 was the fifth full year that Next Portland has been in operation. Over the course of the year 145 articles were published.
In contrast to 2017 and 2018, the most popular articles of the year were generally ones published this year. The lone article in the list published before 2018 was about Eleven West, which was approved in 2017 but only recently submitted for permit.
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 December 16th to December 22nd, 2019.
Early Assistance has been requested by Jones Architecture for a project at 2855 SW Patton Rd:
Reconfigure existing underlying lots and build two new mixed-use buildings (3-stories and 19 units each) and 11 new townhomes (also 3-stories each).
Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 410 SW Harrison St:
New senior housing project with approximately 260-290 units, below grade parking and 16 stories above grade type 1 construction.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture to discuss a renovation and expansion to the Troy Laundry Building at 1025 SE Pine St:
The scope of exterior restoration will be determined by a visual facade assessment provided by a Historic Architect Consultant. Restoration of the existing historic window frames is anticipated and will include an energy retrofit utilizing insulated glazing units. Facade renovations will be compatible with the historic building and are anticipated to include a new canopy at the main entry, new main entry storefront system, and new carriage doors at the service entry inspired by the historic condition. The facade materials of the rooftop addition are intended to provide a clear distinction between the historic building and the new addition. The massing will be setback from the existing parapet wall to minimize site lines from the street. The interior renovation of the building will include seismic retrofits, new MEP systems, and code required Fire and Life Safety components. Site work is anticipated to include restoration of adjacent sidewalks in public right-of-way, preservation of existing street trees and stormwater management improvements.
Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architecture for a project the MAC Block 7 at SW 19th & Salmon:
Proposal is for a new 13 story, 330 unit multi-dwelling residential building with 169 structured residential parking spaces and 230 additional below-grade parking spaces for use by the Multnomah Athletic Club.
An addition to the Patton Home at 4619 N Michigan Ave has been submitted for a Type II Conditional Use Review:
The Patton Home for the Friendless building currently has land use status as Group Living with previous approvals for 63 residents. This proposal is to add additional units to the existing building up to a maximum of 80 and to add an on-site commercial kitchen that produces food for off-site locations. Listed as a contributing structure in the Mississippi Conservation District, historic incentive 33.445.610.C(5) allows conditional uses to be processed through a Type II procedure.
The new De La Salle North Catholic High School at 5310 NE 42nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Bora Architects:
DE LA SALLE H.S. – Renovation of existing building for new high school (including seismic upgrade, new finishes, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection), 21,000 s.f. addition for new gym, commons, and commercial kitchen; new driveway, parking, and associated site work *** w/19-256433-MT ***
A project at 4931 NE 33rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
New 3 story mixed use bldg 19 unit apt and 15 unit hotel with office space on ground level and community room in basement.
A project at 8134 SE 11th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
New 3-story, 19-unit apartment building with associated site work.
A foundation permit for 550 SE MLK has been submitted for review by GBD Architects:
FND 01- Foundation only for new 7 story mixed use building (5 over 2 concrete and light-gauge metal framing construction) Includes 6 levels containing 153 hotel rooms over 1 level of commercial spaces, a hotel lobby and back of house area for hotel operations; 1 level of below grade structured parking.
The Dairy Apartments at 801 NE 21st Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Hacker:
review w/ 19-260575-MT New construction of 7-story (5 Type IIIA over 2 Type IA) multi-family residential buildng over 1 level of below grade parking. Total building will be 196,430 gross sf, 271 units, plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered, and provided on-site at standard rates. A land use adjustment will be requested for the minimum parking requirement.
A project West of 4136 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:
New 3 story 18 unit apartment building
A project at 2316 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:
Construct new 3 story 18 unit apartment building with interior bike and trash enclosure and site work dfs trusses
The Onnuri Evangelical Church at 5727 SE 136th Ave has been for building permit review:
New 2 story church, 1st floor, gym, sancuary, restrooms, kitchen, offices, childs room, and limited use elevator; second floor sancuary; class rooms and restrooms; site work to include parking spaces, landscaping and sidewalks; trash enclosure less than 120 sq. ft. on SW corner of property
A project at 1039 NE Stafford St has been submitted for building permit review by Otak:
FND 01 – Foundation permit for new self storage facility to include 6 stories and 1 basement level
A project at 2904 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:
Shell: renovation of existing 2 story commercial building. Includes removing both stairs inside, all interior walls and fixtures on both floors, upgrade storefront on north add new stair and wall to create garbage room. Add new entry and accessible ramp on north east corner.
Construct 2 story new shell building and associated site work.
The DePaul Treatment Center at 830 SE 102nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:
New construction of adult drug and alcohol treatment center that includes 70 long term care beds, 24 short term care beds, dining and amenity spaces for residents, an outpatient therapy facility, and administrative offices.
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 December 9thto December 15th, 2019.
Design Advice has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for the Westwind Apartments at 327 NW 6th Ave:
Construction of a new, 7 story, mixed-use building on a quarter block site. The proposal includes 70 short term single room occupancy units There will be 30 studio apartments as well as Central City Concern offices and community spaces. There are two Type B loading spaces with access from NW Flanders. This proposal is funded by the Portland Housing Bureau.
Early Assistance has been requested by Emerick Architects for the Mann House at 1021 NE 33rd Ave:
Project to convert the Mann House into an affordable housing complex serving low income families. By renovating the existing 51,000sf building and creating a new, 36,000sf addition, 88 total units will be created (8 three-bedrooms, 35 two-bedrooms and 45 one-bedrooms).
Early Assistance has been requested by Creighton Architecture for a project at 7150 N Greenwich Ave:
Demolish existing house, build new 3-story apartment building, 18 units.
Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 208 SE 148th Ave:
Multifamily development with approximately 150 dwelling units. Proposed stormwater disposal methods not yet identified. Since the last EA (19-219779) the project has decided to follow design guidelines instead of community design standards. Updated draft elevations will be shown this time.
A Pre-Application has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to discuss a project at 1642 NE Sandy Blvd:
Construction of a new 4-story hotel with lobby and commercial space on ground floor. Existing single story building to partially remain and new build will be constructed above and adjacent. Stormwater will be managed on site.
Changes to the previously approved project at 550 SE MLK has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by GBD Architects:
Review to amend LU 17-109848 approved on 12/14/17. Application proposes changes to the courtyard at the NE quarter of the half block site. The proposal removes the tiered seating area at the south end of the site and adds an accessiible ramp with a canopy over it (connecting the adjacent Hotel Chamberlin “loading dock”) additional planters (and trees) and fixed benches for seating. Application also requests a single Standard A loading space be allowed in lieu of two Standard A loading spaces required by 33.266.310. Historic New Logus Block building
A project with two buidlings at 1463 NE Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:
New 3 story, 19 units apartment building and associated site works. Partial retail on ground floor. Trash enclosure inside building.
Construction of new 3-story, 19-unit apartment building with ground-floor commercial.
A project at 1605 N Rosa Parks Way has been submitted for building permit review:
New 3 story 18 unit apartment building, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft, utilities and site improvements.
A project at 4224 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Design Department Architecture:
Construct new 4 story story mixed use building with 3 retail spaces on ground floor and 15 units in floors 2-4; retail spaces are shell only future TI permits under separate permit
A project at 5834 N Greeley Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
Construct 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work
A project at 1130 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review by Lever Architecture:
Construct new 5 story mixed use building with underground parking; main floor to include gym space and tenant space with no occupancy under this permit; 2nd fl gym and shell office spaces; 2-5fl hotel co-housing units
A building permit was issued for the south building on South Waterfront Block 40 at 3883 SW Moody Ave:
New 245,000 sq. ft./ 7-story/ 232 room apartment building, with 2 levels of parking below building. First floor has commercial spaces and amenities.
A building permit was issued for a project at 2464 SE 82nd Ave:
Construct 16,130 sf. retail building, shell only, with associated site work; w/18-174896-CO (trash enclosure) & 18-174902-MT. Tenant improvement permits to establish occupancy, shall include plumbling requirements, interior ceiling & wall finishes, emergency lighting, exit signs, comcheck for interior lighting for tenant space. W/18-174896-CO & 18-174902-MT
A building permit was issued for the Tru by Hilton at 7077 NE 82nd Ave:
Construct 4-story, 98 guestroom, with 98 on-site parking, and associated site work *** w/18-127470-MT *** trash enclosure under 18-127473-CO *** porte cochere under 18-136694-CO ***
A building permit was issued for a project at 11864 NE Halsey St:
New 4 story self storage facility and associated site work to include parking lot *** w/detached trash enclosure 19-119039-CO *** w/ 19-119041-MT ***
Design Advice has been offered for the Live Nation at Zidell Yards, a temporary music venue proposed in South Waterfront. The 10,000 seat outdoor amphitheater would include a performance stage, seating, a large public plaza, and a tap house. The venue would be located on the site for seven years, with the possibility of two two-year lease extensions. Design work for the project is by Hacker Architects.
Portland City Council voted unanimously last week to add exemptions to the Portland Clean Energy Fund, reports the Portland Business Journal. Businesses such as general contractors will no longer be classified as retailers, subject to the voter-approved gross receipts tax.
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 December 2ndto December 8th, 2019.
Early Assistance has been requested by Holst Architecture for the Stark Street Project at 16015 SE Stark St:
Construction of a new 5 story Type III construction, low income multi-family apartment building, with surface parking and courtyard.
Early Assistance has been requested by Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 5733 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:
Construct new 5 story apartment building with approx 72 units, 20 ground floor parking spaces, two community rooms to provide required common space, bike parking, stormwater treatment via green roof or drywell, inclusionary zoning applies, 10′ setback from alley provided.
Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 236 SE Grand Ave:
This proposal is for a new, 8-story, 130,000 sf office building with a height of 98′-6″ as calculated per the COP zoning code. Construction is Type IV-B using Cross-Laminated Timber. Below-grade parking with 39 stalls provided with access off of SE Pine St. Loading zone provided w/ separate entry off of SE Pine St. Stormwater will be managed on-site via eco-roof and dry wells if required. Alternate 6-story option also provided.
A Pre-Permit Plan Check has been requested by Propel Studio Architecture for the Bakery Block at 5716 SE 92nd Ave:
The project consists of developing a new public plaza adjacent to the Zoiglhaus brewery in Lents. To create the space for the plaza we are proposing the demolition of the existing single-story carpet warehouse. The back of the site will include an expansion to the existing Zoiglhaus brewery, with a new glass facade to create a more transparent and aesthetically interesting backdrop for the plaza. To create the new public space we are redesigning the area that was the carpet store as well as the existing parking area to create a new urban plaza and a new private street off SE 92nd Ave. This private street will be designed as a woonerf, that will be a mulit-use area for emergency vehicles, private cars on weekdays, but then an extension of the plaza to accommodate the Lents Farmers Market and other community events. The project will include new seating, shade structures, public art, new plantings, and a water feature. The plaza design will also include stormwater management both for the surfaces of the plaza as well for the water from the roof of the extension for the brewery via bioswale and ground infiltration.
Analog PDX at 1835 N Flint Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review:
The proposed development is for a 7-story multi-family building with 134 residential units. The building use includes an open courtyard, lobby, gym, active residential amenity space, four townhouses, tuck under parking at grade, and 6 levels of residential units above. The at-grade amenity is a combination of lobby gathering space, shared courtyard spaace, meeting space and a gym. Additional amenity for the residents is dispersed throughout the building, with shared laundry at every-other floor and a kitchen and roof top deck located on the 7th floor. Pedestrian enterances will be located off N Flint, with private residence enterances off N Hancock St, each set back and covered to provide protection at each entry. Vehicle parking access to the site will be from N. Hancock St., along the north western edge of this site. 1 adjustment for oriel windows. 2 modifications, 1 for loading parking and bike parking.
A project at 3735 SW Hood Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
Construct new 4-story, 18-unit apartment building. No garages or parking spaces proposed for site.
A project at 7913 N Jersey St has been submitted for building permit review:
New 3 story 6 unit apartment building with 4 ‘ wide walkway on east side of building and (2) concrete patios on west side of building. Interior trash enclosure (mechanical permit 19-249859-MT)
A project at 5315 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review:
New single story building for use a convenience store; site work to include new walkway, landscaping, and 100sf detached trash enclosure; ***Mechanical permit separate*** w/19-261541-RS
A project at 611 NE 82nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
New convenience store with walk-in coolers and freezer, restrooms, kitchen. ***separate demo permits required.***
The Small Division apartments at 11332 SE Division have been submitted for building permit review:
SMALL DIVISION – New 3 story, 60 unit apartment building for low barrier permanent supportive housing with community rooms, laundry, leasing office, and support services; includes associated site work *** w/19-253902-CO & 19-251007-MT ***
Plans for the RiverPlace Redevelopmentcontinue to evolve, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce. The eight acre site could include up to six high buildings, with offices, a hotel, senior living units, apartments and condominiums.
Three years after it was approved by the Design Commission, the lender pulled the plug on the Byline development at the Lloyd Cinemas parking lot—and demanded $36 million back, reports the Oregonian.
The December issue of the Northwest Examiner wrote about the Unicorn Bed Apartments, an apartment development designed for single mothers, and new plans for the Northwest Children’s Theater on the site where the Modera Nicolai had previously been proposed.
Willamette Week reports that City Council will this week consider an ordinance that amends the definition of “retailer” so that it no longer includes businesses such as general contractors, who would otherwise be subject to the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative.
The Planning and Sustainability Commission is proposing that Portland’s new Citywide Design Guidelines include language that encourages buildings to provide space to “rest and be welcome”—which could be interpreted to mean sleeping and pitching tents.
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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 November 25th to December 1st, 2019.
Early Assistance has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 1520 NW 20th Ave:
12-unit, 2-story, apartment addition over an existing 1-story, 10,000 sq ft building. The new residences will have two stair exits and elevator access. The second story has walk-out terraces, and there will be balconies on the third floor, and anticipated solar panels on the upper roof. The existing building is unreinforced masonry, 1-story, manufacturing-type IIIB, non-historic building. The existing 1-story building will receive a seismic upgrade to meet Title 24.85.050.
Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 503 SE 29th Ave:
30 unit apartment building
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Trammel Crow to discuss Con-way Blocks 262 and 261 at NW 20th & Savier:
The project includes Blocks 261 & 262 of the Con-way Master Plan. the combined site area of the two blocks is 89,731.45 sf prior to any right of way improvements. The applicant is currently performing due diligence and intends to develop market rate housing o Block 262 and hotel on Block 261. The applicant seeks feedback on the process and feasibility of amending the Conway Master Plan to facilitate hotel use on Block 261. Stormwater management information will be submitted with the DR application.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project West of 4144 SW Canby St:
Construction of a 25-unit condo-style housing planned development on the 3.41 acre lot. A private street system will serve the development with access from SW Canby St. The site contains both conservation and protection overlays, and all proposed development will remain outside of those environmental overlay areas. A private utility pump will serve the development (due to the constraints and the topographical features of the site) which will connect into the municipal sanitary system on SW Canby St.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Lenity Architecture to discuss a project at 10603 SE Henderson St:
New assisted living/memory care/cottages for the elderly around existing church facilities. Stormwater to be collected and conveyed in to existing storm system infrastructure.
A project at 11468 NE Holman St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review:
Development of a new hotel. Adjustment to pedestrian standard 33.140.240.B.1.a, to eliminate connection to Airport Way. Tree Review to remove 2 trees shown on Tree Preservation Plan. Tree Preservation Violation Review for the removal of 7 trees.
An addition to Marshall High School at 3905 SE 91st Ave has been submitted for a Type II Conditional Use Review:
New 20,540 sf single story building and associated modifications and improvements to on-site circulation and landscaping in the vicinity of the new building and as needed to accommodate required non-confirming upgrades. The new building will support career and technical education programming to allow the site to serve as a atemporary location for Benson Polytechnic High School. Adjustment to the setback.
A project at 8005 SE 13th Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:
The proposed project is a new three-story, mixed-use structure located aat the intersection of SE 13th Ave and SE Nahalem St. It is comprised of two stories of residential apartments over ground floor retail, lobby, and residential units. The project site is 8003-8005 SE 13th Ave, and currently contains a single story residential structure, to be demolished. the project proposes a mix of Studio (11) and One bedroom (8) apartments for a total of 19 units. Modification to Transit Street Multi-Dwelling Main Entry Location (33.130.242.C.1&3). Modification to Vertically Hung Bicycle Rack Spacing (33.266.220.C.3.b)
A project at 1325 SW Gibbs St has been submitted for a Type III Planned Development Review:
A planned development to construct two multi-dwelling structures to contain a total of 21 units (12 one-bedroom and 9 two-bedroom units). A partition to create an environmental tract to preserve the norther portion of the property that is in the “c” overlay. Four modifications through the environmental review criteria to the R7 base zone standards and land division standards to: 1) increase the maximum lot size, 2) increase maximum building coverage, 3) allow a split-zoned property, and 4) allow a reduction to the parking lot interior landscaping tree requirement.
A project at 5505 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:
Construct new 4 story (22) unit apartment building with interior trash room and fire riser room; associated site work
A project at 1604 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:
Construct new 4 story apartment building with associate site work
A project at 1726 NE 82nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Kaul Design Architecture:
New 78 units, 5 story apartment building with garage on ground floor, retail on west side of first floor.
A shoring, excavation and foundation permit is under review for Fremont Place at 1650 NW Naito Parkway:
FND 01- Shoring, excavation and foundation work for a 17 story mult family building. Scope to include demolition, excavation, underground shoring, foundation piles, foundation walls, structural mat slab and underground waterproofing — level P1 to L1 slab
A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 6310 N Maryland Ave:
Build 3 story 18 units apartment building. Mechanical separate.