Weekly Roundup: Sandy Blvd, Sky3, St Francis Park Apartments, and more

St Francis Park Apartments

The recently completed St Francis Park Apartments.

With a potential large development planned at the Pepsi bottling facility at 2505 NE Pacific, the DJC asked if it is Sandy Boulevard’s moment?*

The Willamette Week reported that “one of the largest and most popular food cart pods in Portland”, located at 2880 SE Division St, is closing to become apartments.

The Portland Tribune looked at the push by homeless advocates to ensure affordable housing developments include Permanent Supportive Housing units, such as those at the recently completed St Francis Park Apartments.

According to the Oregonian, Amazon will be opening a pickup location near PSU in the ground floor of the recently completed Sky3 tower.

The Willamette Week reported that critics are blasting a “plan to divert money earmarked for the black community to help a health care giant” at N Williams and Knott.

According to the Portland Business Journal “no fewer than 27 hotels have either opened since 2015 or are under construction or planned for the metro region”. The paper published a gallery of the some of the hotel projects that are adding thousands of rooms to Portland.

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Block 290 & Slabtown Square Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Block 290 development at NW 21st and Pettygrove. The project by LRS Architects and PLACE Studio for Guardian Real Estate Services will include a new publicly accessible square, surrounded by a mixed use building of four to seven stories in height. The project will will include 201 residential units over ground floor retail. 120 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in a below grade garage.

Conway Block 290 and Slabtown Square

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Weekly Roundup: PSU Karl Miller Center, Ankeny Apartments, 3000 SE Powell, and more

PSU Karl Miller

Construction is wrapping up on the PSU Karl Miller Center, designed by Behnisch Architecten and SRG Partnership

The DJC reported that Portland is considering a voluntary inclusionary housing program*, at a cost of $50 million over 10 years, designed to create affordable units in projects submitted prior to the city’s mandatory inclusionary housing program.

The Portland City Council voted to approve a revised design for the Ankeny Apartments, overturning an earlier denial by the Design Commission, writes the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about 5 business takeaways from Portland’s proposed Central City 2035 plan.

The Oregonian reported on plans to tear down a SE Portland strip club at 3000 SE Powell Blvd to build affordable housing.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has been slow to deliver on promise of affordable housing, according to the Oregonian.

In an interview with the Willamette Week city council candidate Jo Ann Hardesty’s described the N/NE Portland Preference Policy as “most ludicrous, arrogant, obnoxious policy imaginable.”

The Business Tribune looked at the PSU Karl Miller Center, which is set to open in 6 weeks. The DJC published photos of the nearly completed building.

Portland Monthly wrote about how Providence Park is about to get a major expansion.

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Metro Reports: Charlotte Rutherford Place, Stark I & II, 3249 SE Division, and more

Charlotte Rutherford Place is being developed in partnership between Home First Development and Central City Concern. It will include 51 units of affordable housing, split between 34 one-bedroom and 17 two-bedroom units.

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 by Mackenzie for a project at 3075 NE Sandy Blvd:

New Lexus dealership. 3-story building with one level of below-grade structure. The lot is 1.6 acres and the proposed building area will be approximately 75,000 sf.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 5716 SE 92nd Ave:

Phase 1 – partial demo of single story warehouse, modifications to existing commercial buildings, redesigned surface parking area, new town square, new farmers market hall, new private street off SE 92nd Ave. Stormwater bioswales and ground infiltration.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3249 SE Division St:

Current code info (for now): Demolition of the two existing structures and construction of a multi-family residential building (approx 44,053 sq ft). 54 residential units with Ground floor retail, 11 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4736 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway:

Current code (for now – may add the code change info later for $400): 14 dwelling units in a combination of 3 townhomes, 9 apartments, and 2 existing SFRs. 10 parking spaces will be provided in addition to 4 single-car garages.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 2410 SE 82nd Ave:

Review is for current code. Proposal is for development of (2) new retail buildings and parking. All stormwater will be managed on site via retention ponds or swales final systems.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2809 SW Water Ave:

Current code information – New 5 over 1 Multi-Dwelling building, no parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1715 NW 17th Ave:

Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment and Zoning Map Amendment to facilitate use as creative office rather than current light industrial use.

A project at 821 SE 14th Ave has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Lever Architecture:

Renovation of an existing 3 story 12,462 sf office building as well as 1 story 2,000sf addition on the south side of the building. Existing parking lot on the north side will be reworked. West property removal of exisiting house and addition of 8 space parking lot. Adjustment 33.130.242 Transit Street Main Entrance to allow the main entrance to be 81 ft from Transit Street instead of 25 ft.

A project at 1477 NE Alberta St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New 4-story mixed-use building on corner lot. Adjustment requested to building height requirement (33.110.215).

A project at 15935 SE Division St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review:

3-story, 150,683 sf self-storage facility with requisite public improvements.

An addition to St John Fisher Parish at 7101 SW 46th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Soderstrom Architects:

Addition to existing building to add new parish hall; renovation of existing rectory (R3 occupancy); new site improvements include parking, landscape and storm water facility

A revised permit application has been submitted by Urban Development Group for a project at 2548 SE Ankeny St:

New 5-story, 96 unit apartment building; first floor includes loading/trash room, lobby, bike storage, electrical equipment room, and studios. Studios on remaining floors. W/17-214647-MT

A project at 6805 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building permit by CIDA Architects:

New 3-story multifamily apartment building with 19 one-bedroom dwelling units.

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 1478 SE 49th Ave (previously 490-4917 SE Hawthorne Blvd):

Construct new 4 story mixed use building with (46) units and 2737 sf of retail, interior trash room

A building permit was issued for a project at 2615 SW Water Ave:

New construction of 100-unit 5 story apartment building, with site improvements, onsite parking and interior trash room

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 2865 NE Sandy Blvd:

New 6 story, 206 unit apartment building with underground parking garage, bike parking and retail on 1st floor

A building permit was issued for a project at 9320 SE Woodstock Blvd:

Construct 2-story mixed use 3 unit apartment building, ground floor to include storage, 1-residential unit, 2 bathrooms, gaming and dining area, and service bar with walk-in cooler; second floor to include 2-residential units, covered dining area. Covered trash enclosure under permit 17-130103.***sprinklers under separate permit.*** ***separate mechanical permit required*** septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

A partial building permit was issued to GBD Architects for 1331 NW 17th Ave:

STR partial to include concrete structure up to and including 3rd floor slab, shoring, and ground improvements and MEP underground

Building permits were issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for Stark I & II at 12621 SE Stark St and 333 SE 127th Ave:

Bldg A – Affordable housing project with 115 units, 4-story building to include all related site utility piping as shown on C2.3A and retaining walls. The construction is Type V with R-2 occupancy. (Building B under 17-139154-CO & trash enclosure under 17-159199-CO)

PHB – Building B – Affordable housing with 38 units, 4 story building to include all related site utility piping as shown on C2.3B. Construction is Type V with R-2 occupancy (Building A under 17-139140-CO)

A building permit was issued to Doug Circosta Architect for Charlotte Rutherford Place (previously known as the Interstate Apartments) at 6847-6905 N Interstate Ave:

New 51-unit apartment building with on-site surface parking ***SEPARATE MECHANICAL PERMIT REQUIRED***

A building permit was issued for a project at 4806-4970 SE 16th Ave:

New construction of four level(three story plus basement) self-storage facility. Scope includes site improvements, parking and landscaping. S1 and B accessory use.

 

 

NW 13th & Johnson Apartments Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved a mixed use building at NW 13th Ave & Johnson St, designed by TVA Architects. The 7 story building for developer Paul Properties is proposed to include 58 apartments units over approximately 3,000 sq ft of retail space. Long term parking for 89 bicycles is proposed. No vehicular parking is proposed.

NW 13th & Johnson

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Weekly Roundup: N Williams and Knott, Convention Center Hotel, Providence Park, and more

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

The DJC wrote about how after decades of broken promises, Prosper Portland and Emanuel Hospital announced plans to redevelop a site at N Williams and Knott. According to the paper the project is “likely to include some use by Legacy Health, along with a mix of affordable housing, retail and possibly office space.”

After almost 30 years of plans, ground finally broke on the Convention Center Hotel, writes the Portland Business Journal.

In a cover story about how Portland is changing, the Willamette Week looked at 7 places where this city could soon go big.

The Design Commission last week approved the Providence Park Expansionaccording to the Oregonian.

City Observatory looked at how luxury housing becomes affordable, with historic examples in Portland.

With very few new projects submitted to-date under the city’s new inclusionary zoning ordinance, BikePortland looked at Urban Development Group’s plans to swap parking for affordable housing at 2548 SE Ankeny St, 316 NE 28th Ave and 2789 NE Halsey St.

The Portland Tribune reported on slips in the schedule for two city initiatives designed to tackle housing affordability: adoption of the Residential Infill Project, which is now delayed until late 2018; and spending of the voter approved affordable housing bond.

Metro Reports: 2505 NE Pacific, 1525 SW Market, Redfox Commons, and more

The Redfox Commons will be located at the former Freeman Factory site in NW Portland. The existing buildings will be converted into approximately 60,000 sq ft of creative office space.

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 Mackenzie for a project at 1039 NE Stafford St:

Current Code- re develop site for self-storage.

Early Assistance has been requested by Security Properties for a project at 2505 NE Pacific St:

Review is for new code. Demolition and redevelopment of Pepsi distribution facilities w/4-5 mixed use buildings. Potential uses include parking, retail, housing, office and senior housing.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1525 SW Market St:

Review is for the current code. Proposal is for a multi-family apartment development and associated parking. Central City Design District. Central City – Goose Hollow Plan District.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Scott Edwards Architecture for an addition to the Hotel Monaco:

Review is for current code. Proposed 4,500 sf bar/lounge addition with an approx. 5,000 sf outdoor deck and replacement of aging HVAC equipment located on the roof of the 10-story building currently occupied as the Hotel Monaco Portland. Stormwater management system TBD per COP BES requirements. Central City Design District. Central City Downtown Plan District.

A project at 2626 SE 122nd Ave has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Baysinger Partners:

Proposal for construction of a fast food pad building with two Adjustments. 1) to 33.266.130.C.b, Frontage Limitation for on-site vehicle areas along a transit street. 2) to 33.130.215.C(2d), Maximum setback on a transit street.

The Redfox Commons at 2638 NW Wilson St and 2034 NW 27th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Lever Architecture:

Addition & change of occupancy from S to B; connet two buildings with breezeway. Replace mezzanines in both with new second floors.

A project at 442 NE Jessup St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3-story, 15 unit apartment building with attached trash room on 1st floor

A building permit was issued for a project at 485 SE 14th Ave (previously 1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd):

New construction-new 4story multi-family apartment building containing 39 units and an enclosed parking garage on leve 1, structure type VA wood framed. Interior trash room. Mechanical permit to be DFS

A building permit was issued for a project at 2919 SE Division St:

New 4 story, 20 unit apartment building with onsite stormwater planter

Weekly Roundup: 3000 SE Powell, Laurel 42, Lloyd Center, and more

Lloyd West Anchor Remodel

Work has wrapped up on the original scope of the Lloyd Center remodel, however future phases will now include repurposing the anchor building formerly occupied by Nordstrom.

The DJC reported that unreinforced masonry building owners are fuming over a mandatory seismic retrofit proposal*.

Portland For Everyone interviewed “Surly Urbanist” Jamaal Green about building a pro-housing political alliance.

The Business Tribune reported on a study that ranks Portland No. 21 out of 50 metro areas in terms of hardest cities to add necessary new apartments.

According to the Willamette Week, the Portland Housing Bureau will purchase a property at 3000 SE Powell Blvd, which could be developed into as many as 300 units of affordable housing.

Oregon could “lose $80 million a year in federal housing funding in the proposed White House budget”, writes the Oregonian.

The Hollywood Star News wrote about Laurel 42, the six story project with mechanical parking rising in Hollywood.

The Business Tribune reported that Pearl West, Portland’s first post-recession office building, has been sold by its developer to LaSalle Investment Management.

The Oregonian wrote about how the Lloyd Center Remodel is a lot bigger than originally planned. The new entry plaza and helical stair opened last week, but will be joined in the future by the West Anchor Remodel and East Anchor Remodel, where a new cinema will replace a portion of the space currently occupied by Sears.

The DJC published construction photos of the Field Officecurrently rising in Northwest Portland.

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Alder.9 Returns for second Design Advice Request (images)

TVA Architects and VWR Development have returned in front of the Design Commission to present a project at SE 9th & Alder for the second time. As now proposed the nine story mixed use development would include 155 residential units over ground floor retail. Parking for 96 vehicles is proposed in an at-grade mechanical parking system. Long term parking for at least 233 bicycles will be provided.

Alder.9

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Metro Reports: Block 45, 2260 NW Front, Gateway Baptist Church, and more

Lever Architecture’s Block 45 has been submitted for building permit review

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 Courtney + Le Architects for a project at 520 SE 82nd Ave:

Current code – The project entails demolishing the existing 14,243 sf building & constructing a 20,053 sf market. Stormwater disposal will be dispersed to the adjacent landscape planters/bio filters.

Early Assistance has been requested by Allusa Architecture for a project at 1823 NE 2nd Ave:

Current code – Construction of a two story 8 unit apartment building. Stormwater to be diverted to an onsite drywell. Trash and long term bike parking is located along the east portion of the property.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2260 NW Front Ave:

He would like info on both current code and future code.

Please note that this “site” is for the pier which is approx 375′ NE from the parcel this case is “built” on (the parking lot parcel: R540254).Convert existing pier (formally part of “Terminal 1”) into a terminal for river-related activities: floating hotel, watersports, seaplane terminal, spa, park, farmers’ market, and/or other amenities beneficial to adjacent condos and apartment buildings. Parking provided by adjacent parking lot, accessed by greenway trail. They propose to bring in a floating vessel to use for above-proposed activities. (Central City Design District. Central City – River – North Pearl Plan District, Guild’s Lake Industrial Sanctuary).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Osterman Design to discuss a project West of 2247 NW Kearney St:

Develop multi-family apartments – 18 units planned. Two car garage. Site is a non-contributing structure in Alphabet Historic District.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Myhre Group Architects to discuss an addition to Gateway Baptist Church at 13300 NE San Rafael St:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss an addtion to a church. 2,862 square feet of floor area will be added to the existing 6,814 square foot main church building .The number of parking spaces will be reduced from 171 to 168. The size of the church sanctuary will not be increased and can accomodate 200 people. The fellowhship hall and day care buildings are not expanding.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at NE 133rd & Burnside St:

Current code – Looking to create a Net Zero neighborhood community with 37 to 40 units that will have a mix of detached and attached units. Connected greenspaces will be thoughtfuly provided for children to play and community gardens for neighborly connections. Two plans submitted and plans include the following assumptions water, storm, and sanitary sewer connections.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 2855 SW Patton Rd:

Review is for 2018 code changes. Remove the grocery-only condition and redevelop the site with an economically viable use that is compatible with the neighborhood (CM1 zone).

A building permit is under review for a project at NW 24th & Raleigh:

New 3 story apartment building with below grade parking.

A building permit is under review for Block 45 at 1034 NE Grand Ave:

New 12-story mixed use building; 240 apartment units with ground floor retail; basement for bike parking

A building permit was issued to Deca, Inc for a project at 1714 NE 45th Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with basement (8 units) and associated site work; includes retaining wall; trash room inside