Pearl Building East approved by Landmarks Commission (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved the Pearl Building East, a new 7 story quarter block office building by Mackenzie. The building will reach a height of 96′-0″, as measured from the top of the loading dock that will front onto NW 13th Ave. At the ground level the building will include two retail spaces, totaling 3,600 sq ft of leasable area. The project includes three level of below grade parking, some of which is provided to replace existing parking.

Pearl Building East

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Metro Reports: Jasmine Block, 1645 SE Nehalem, 6847 N Interstate, and more

Portland State University is planning a new 9-story building on the Jasmine 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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Allusa for a project at SE 137th & Woodward:

Proposal is to build 6-8 apartments on the property. No affordable housing. Possible street dedication.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 5733 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd :

18-unit condo development (3 buildings). 13 unit site parking spaces with access from MLK Jr Blvd

Early Assistance has been requested by Tahran Architecture and Planning for a project at 5434 SE Milwaukie Ave:

New 4-story apartment building (28 units). He is proposing to use community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project at 1645 SE Nehalem St (previously 1637 SE Nehalem St):

To discuss new 4 story residential building between 58 & 65 total apartments – to be a receiving building for affordable housing – proposal would include the withdrawal of CO 17-108558

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss development on the Jasmine Block:

Portland State University – new construction of a 9 story academic/classroom/office building with ground floor commercial use.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Koble Creative Architecture to discuss a project at 4619 SE 40th Ave:

Zoning Map Amendment requested to change zoning from R2 to R1. Project will include: demolition of existing duplex and construction of 15 dwelling units in connected structures with rooftop deck access & community garden with children’s play area.

A project at NE 67th & Halsey has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New construction of a self storage building in the CG zone.

A project at 6847 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Doug Circosta Architect:

New 51-unit apartment building with on-site surface parking

Hammer & Hand Office and Workshop reviewed by Landmarks Commission (images)

A new office and workshop for construction company Hammer & Hand has gone before the Historic Landmarks Commission for its first review. The two story building by Holst Architecture will include workshop space at the ground level, with office space and a roof deck above. The project is being designed to meet Passive House standards, with the intention that the office portion of the building will achieve net zero energy use. No vehicular parking is proposed.

Hammer & Hand Office and Workshop

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Weekly Roundup: Hampton Inn, Custom Blocks, Garlington Center, and more

Custom Blocks

Interior of the Custom Blocks development, by developer Capstone Partners and architect Scott Edwards Architecture.

Eater PDX reported that chef David Machado will open Tanner Creek Tavern this summer in the Pearl District Hampton Inn & Suites.

The Business Tribune looked at the transformation of the Goat Blocks.

Places over Time studied the past, present and future of the Lloyd Districtwhich is being transformed by developments such as Oregon Square, 1400 NE Multnomah, 1510 NE Multnomah and Block 45.

The Custom Blocks at 1340 SE 9th Ave and 925 SE Main St are the latest industrial buildings in the Central Eastside to be converted to creative office use. The Business Tribune looked at how the buildings are evolving.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the Garlington Center affordable housing / health care development has been awarded $4.5M in tax credits.

Oregon Business reported that Portland is getting ready to issue $9 million of bonds to fund future affordable housing projects, backed by revenues from short term rentals such as airbnb.

Office at 525 SE MLK approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a six story office building at 525 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, designed by Hacker architects. The 85′ tall building will include 5 retail spaces at the ground level.  The project is being developed in collaboration by Urban Development + Partners and Beam Development. 48 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided in the building. No on-site vehicular parking is proposed, however building tenants will have access to parking being built as part of the 550 SE MLK development, directly across the street.

525 SE MLK

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Second Phase of Lloyd Cinemas Redevelopment Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered to Holst Architecture for the second phase of the redevelopment of the Lloyd Cinemas site. The development will contain 520 apartment units and approximately 26,047 sq ft of retail space. 349 vehicular parking spaces are proposed. The project is being developed by a consortium of developers, collectively called Portland Lloyd Center Community, LLC.

1510 NE Multnomah St

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Metro Reports: Providence Park Expansion, 3670 SE 29th, 533 NE Killingsworth, and more

Providence Park Expansion

Design Advice has been requested for an expansion to Providence Park (image: Google Maps)

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.

Design Advice has been requested for the Providence Park Expansion:

Expansion to the stadium on the east side. The design engages the SW 18th avenue sidewalk with a covered arcade, four new levels, new roof.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2242 SE 158th Ave:

New 3-story apartment building (somewhere between 32-36 units total).

Early Assistance has been requested by Michael Etzel Design for a project at 1515 N Rosa Parks Way:

Proposal for a three story mixed use structure with 14 residential units arranged around a courtyard. Wood construction on strip footings. One ground floor retail unit.

A project at 808 SE Alder St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

Exterior alerations (to accommodate a change of use from storage to a wet lab w/associated office space) including the following: new main storefront entrance at existing loading dock on SE Alder St; new 2-story storefront glazing west of SE Alder entrance; replace all windows; new building exit on SE 8th Ave; new operable storefront glazing at break room on SE 8th Ave; new canopies at SE Alder entrance and SE 8th operable storefront; new louvers for generator ventiliation on SE Alder; new rooftop mechanical equipment and screening; new 90%-coverage eco-roof for stormwater management; new exterior paint scheme; and new right of way improvement, including new sidewalks, street trees, and bicycle racks

Building permits were issued to Siteworks Design | Build for three buildings at 3660-3670 SE 29th Ave

New construction- 4/story multifamily apartment building (building 1 of 3), 17 units, new access drive, 51 parking spaces, pedestrian site circulation, landscape areas and storwater facilites

New construction- 4/story multifamily apartment building (building 2 of 3), 36 units

New construction- 4/story multifamily apartment building (building 3 of 3), 22 units

A building permit was issued to Design Department Architecture for a project at 533 NE Killingsworth St:

Construction of new single commercial building for use as restaurant to include dining area, kitchen, storage, (2) bathrooms, offices, and walk in cooler; outdoor patio; onsite stormwater and landscaping as required

Design Commission approves 1440 SW Taylor St (images)

The Design Commission has approved a 7 story mixed use building at 1440 SW Taylor St. The 76′ tall building by Leeb Architects for Shelter Holdings will include 107 units, including five ground level work-live units. 1,228 sq ft of ground-level retail space will be located at the northwest corner of the building. Parking for 21 vehicles and 163 bicycles will be provided.

1440 SW Taylor St

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Weekly Roundup: Carbon12, Framework, 38 Davis, and more


Path Architecture’s Carbon12 has now reached its full height, making it the tallest timber building in the USA

The Oregonian reported that new apartment construction has finally slowed rent growth — at least, at the high end.

While a proposed timber high rise in Manhattan has been cancelled, the DJC wrote about two tall Cross Laminated Timber buildings in Portland* that are moving ahead quickly: Carbon12 on N Williams; and Framework in the Pearl.

The Business Tribune had a look at moovel North America’s new headquarters at the Overland Warehouse in Old Town / Chinatown. Similarly, Portland Architecture toured Ankrom Moisan’s new home a few blocks away at 38 Davis.

Delays in getting new height limits approved as part of the Central City 2035 Plan are having knock on delays to Old Town Chinatown Block 33reported the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal took a first look at what’s in store for the creative office space at the Meier & Frank Building, soon to be vacated by Macy’s.

Breakside Brewery unveiled its “Humongous, Hop-Focused Slabtown Brewery” at the Slabtown Marketplace, reported Portland Monthly.

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Design Commission approves Mixed Income Housing at SW Park & Columbia (images)

The Design Commission has approved a mixed income residential development at SW Park and Columbia. The 7 story building by GBD Architects for developer BPM Real Estate Group will include 73 residential units. One third of the units will be designated as affordable to those earning 80% of area Median Family Income (MFI) or less. Parking for 11 cars and 111 bicycles (including 2 oversize bicycles) will be provided.

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