Design Commission Approves Eleven West (Images)

The Design Commission has approved Eleven West, a 290′-6″ tall tower planned for SW 11th & Washington St. The 24 story building is being designed by ZGF Architects for Gerding Edlen Development and Downtown Development Group. At the ground level the building will include 7,816 sq ft of retail fronting onto all three streets surrounding it. Levels 2 to 7 of the tower will be offices, while levels 8 to 24 will include 222 residential units. Four levels of below grade parking will provide 258 vehicular parking stalls, accessed from SW 12th Ave. Long term parking for 365 bicycles will be provided.

Eleven West

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Weekly Roundup: The Porter, Riverplace Parcel 3, Rothko Pavilion, and more

The Xport Rooftop Lounge will be one of the dining options in the Porter Hotel, currently nearing completition at SW 2nd and Jefferson

Eater Portland wrote about the four unique dining options planned at Hilton’s new downtown hotel, The Porter.

The Willamette Week covered 6 cities that are “smarter than Portland about housing.”

A 200 bed shelter at 320 NW Hoyt St is inching forward, reports the Portland Mercury.

The Oregonian wrote about a city council vote on whether to subsidize affordable housing at Riverplace Parcel 3. Later that day the council voted 4-0 to move forward with the development.

Mayor Wheeler ousted the director of the Portland Housing Bureau, Kurt Creager.

BikePortland wrote about the Portland Art Museum’s return in front of city council, in order to ask permission to modify an easement and allow construction of the Rothko Pavilion.

Weekly Roundup: 1177 NE 21st, Block 45, Rothko Pavilion, and more

The under construction building at 1177 NE 21st Ave was designed by Hacker architects for PHK Development

OPB reporting on how Portland Art Museum is adapting plans for the Rothko Pavilion in order to win over critics.

According to the Oregonian the bidder that intended to purchase an Alaska ferry for use as a floating hotel at 2260 NW Front Ave has backed out of the deal.

The Willamette Week reported that Lents will get a new craft beer bar with food carts, in a currently under construction development at 9316 SE Woodstock Blvd.

The Hollywood Star News reported on the construction of a seven-story, 162-unit condominium project at 1177 NE 21st Ave.

The DJC published photos of the self storage building rising at 910 SE 7th Ave.

Prosper Portland, the agency formerly known as the Portland Development Commission, struggles to make money from the property it owns, writes the Oregonian.

Portlanders for Parking Reform wrote about how a project at 1717 SE Tenino St will include less affordable housing but more parking spaces, as a result of city regulations.

The NW Examiner looked at conflicting opinions of Pearl District residents regarding views of the Fremont Bridge that would be blocked by the Fremont Place apartment tower, which is currently going through design review.

The Portland City Council approved financing and transfer of the land for Block 45With all 240 units now planned to be affordable, the building will be city’s largest single building affordable housing development in 50 years.

The Portland Mercury reported on how the Republican tax plan would eliminate eliminate private activity bonds, a tool commonly used to fund affordable housing projects across the country.

The Willamette Week looked at a potential conflict between two of Governor Brown’s priorities, timber towers and clean air.

Design Commission Reviews Lovejoy Square (images)

An initial Design Review hearing has been held for Lovejoy Square, a proposed mixed use building in the Pearl by Bora Architects for developer Killian Pacific. The 10 story building would reach a height of 148′-6″ at top of parapet. At full build out the phased development would include approximately 16,000 sq ft of ground floor retail, 56,000 sq ft of office space on levels 2 to 4 and 186 residential units. Two levels of underground parking would provide 143 parking spaces. Long term parking for 318 bicycles is proposed.

Lovejoy Square

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Metro Reports: 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, 203 NE Grand, Providence Park, and more

10th & Yamhill Smart Park

Building permits are under review for the renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park Garage

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 20th to November 27th, 2017.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for a project at 320 NW Hoyt St:

Renovation of existing (vacant) 3-story warehouse to be used as a shelter

Early Assistance has been requested by BAMA Architecture & Design for a project at 1537 SE Morrison St:

Future code – Evaluation of options for development of property.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 12400 SE Schiller St:

Future code – Two planned multi-dwelling unit buildings with associated utilities, parking, and walkways on two existing legal lots of record.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Ankrom Moisan Architects to discuss a project at 203 NE Grand Ave:

Current code: New eight story mixed use project with apartments on levels 2-8. Ground floor retail. Amenities include a lounge, fitness, leasing, bike storage and bike lounge, pet area and pet wash area.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a project at 236 SE Grand Ave:

Current code – Proposal to build seven story B occupancy office building on the 1.2 block between SE Pine and SE Ash on SE Grand Ave. The structure will be approximately 100 feet tall with a gross area of approximately 107,000 square feet.

The renovation of 10th & Yamhill Smartpark Garage has been submitted for building permit review by FFA Architecture & Interiors:

Addition to parking garage. Replace northeast and southwest stair and elevator towers with new (demo’d under permit 17-273719-co). Demolish northwest and southeast stair and elevator towers. Reconfigured first floor layout including partitions for shell tenant spaces and addition to first floor shell tenant spaces at northeast and southwest corners. Repair and maintenance throughout parking levels. Accessibility upgrades. ***mechanical permit separate***

Alteration to parking garage. Selective demolition of the northeast and southwest corner stair and elevator towers, and demolition of interior partitions on the first floor tenant spaces. Related selective demolition of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

A structural permit was issued to Allied Works Architecture for the Providence Park Expansion:

STR 02: All micropiles shown on sheets S200C, 2001A, and 2002A; Shotecrete slabs on the hillside shown on S2001A at the north and south ends. This includes pile cap tie reinforcement that would be located within the shotcrete slabs.

Weekly Roundup: Flatiron, Meier & Frank, Riverplace, and more

Flatiron

Construction is underway on Works Progress Architecture’s Flatiron Building

The DJC published photos of Flatiron, the under construction office building at N Mississippi & Cook whose shape is “reminiscent of the iconic Flatiron Building in New York City“.

Portland Architecture wrote about two proposals for two developments with buildings far taller than currently allowed: Kengo Kuma’s Riverplace Redevelopment; and the William Kaven proposal for the Post Office Redevelopment.

The Oregonian reported that Oregon State University will occupy the second floor of the re-purposed Meier & Frank Building.

The Business Tribune reported that Portland-based ZGF Architects was named the #1 ranked firm for sustainability in the nation by Architect magazine.

Metro Reports: Blackburn Building, 1727 NW Hoyt, 1120 SE Main, and more

A building permit was issued for Central City Concern’s Blackburn Building

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 13th to November 19th, 2017.

Design Advice has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for a project at 1727 NW Hoyt St:

Two new buildings and restoration of a Historic building (Contributing Structure) in Alphabet district.

Early Assistance has been requested by Design Department for a project at 4212 N Interstate Ave:

Current Code – New 4 story mixed use building. 1st floor retail 15 apartments proposed, no parking proposed.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a project at 1120 SE Main St:

The proposal is a 1.5 acre site comprised of an existing two story commercial building to be renovated to be creative office/retail, a new wood framed five story multi-family building with ground floor retail, and a new manufacturing and production building with above with above grade parking. Total development to contain 72 apartments, 66,000 gsf manufacturing and production, and 94 vehicular parking stalls.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Case Design Group to discuss a project at 2231 NW Pettygrove St:

Current Code – New 5 story 29 unit apartment building. Purposed development valuation will trigger a Type 3 review.

A project at 4941 NE 14th Pl has been submitted for building permit review by CIDA Architects:

New 3 story, 15 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A building permit was issued for a project at 6041 NE Flanders St (previously 6035 NE Flanders St):

Construct 3 story, 4 plex building with 2 tuck under garages, 2 units on lowest level, 2 main floor units with upper levels above, no detached trash area, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 7070 N Montana Ave (previously 7032 N Montana Ave):

Construct new 3 story six plex, no parking, detached trash enclosure less than 120sf in area, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 7210 N Burlington Ave (previously 7220 N Burlington Ave):

New 3-story, 19-unit multifamily apartment structure***deferred submittals: pre-engineered wood floor joists, pre-engineered wood roof joists, built in landscape irrigation (design build)***

A building permit was issued for a project at 123 SE 13th Ave  (previously SE 13th and Ankeny):

New 87 unit, 4 story apartment building with roof deck. 5 parking spaces, landscaping and utilities

A building permit was issued for a project at 3618 SE 92nd Ave:

New construction of employee lift dispatch building with dispatch, training, offices, kitchen and two bathrooms; Site Improvements including new vehicle storage area and employee parking area; re-paving private road leading to parking area. Adjacent lift storage building under permit 17-187922-CO.

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for The Blackburn Building (also known as the Eastside Health Center) at 12121 E Burnside St:

New 6 story mixed use building to consist of medical clinic, mix of transitional housing and mult family residential housing

South Waterfront Blocks 42 and 45 Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved two building by GBD Architects on South Waterfront Blocks 42 and 45. The multi-block development will include 519 residential units, in two 7 story buildings. The project is being developed by Cairn Pacific.

South Waterfront Blocks 42 and 45

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Metro Reports: 23 NE 151st, 5434 SE Milwaukie, 4220 SE 24th and more

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 6th to November 12th, 2017.

Early Assistance has been requested by Kasa Architects for a project at 23 NE 151st Ave:

Current code – 50 unit apartment building consisting of two and three room units, a community room, an office and a laundry room. On site amenities will include surface parking, a children’s play area, bike parking, and an enclosure for trash & recycling. On site storm water facility will be provided.

A project at 8116 SE Woodward St has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story 19 unit apartment building; no parking; site work included; interior trash enclosre (sep mt)

A project at 5434 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Tahran Architecture & Planning:

Construct new 4 story wit basement 28 unit; no parking; 40 sq ft trash enclosure; site work included 100% inclusionary housing

A project north of 4220 SE 24th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New single story building with (2) art studio spaces and (2) bathrooms.

Weekly Roundup: DeMuro Awards, Heartline, Housing Bond, and more

Mason Erhman Annex / Zellerbach Paper Company Building

The seismic strengthening of the Mason Ehrman building and the concurrent renovation of the annex was given a DeMuro Award by preservation advocacy group Restore Oregon.

Eater Portland reported that Bamboo Sushi sister-restaurant Quickfish Poke Bar will open a second location next year in Heartlinethe Pearl District building formerly known as Block 136.

The Portland Mercury wrote about the Moxy Hotel, the 11 story building which would replace a portion of the 10th & Alder food cart pod.

Regional government Metro is weighing a 2018 bond measure to raise money to build affordable housing, reports the Oregonian.

Restore Oregon announced the winners of its annual DeMuro Awards for excellence in preservation, adaptive reuse, and community revitalization. Projects in Portland that received honors include the Swift Agency Headquartersthe Mason Ehrman Annex and Tower Seismic Strengthening and the Overland Warehouse.

As Portland moves closer to a mandatory seismic retrofit policy for unreinforced masonry buildings, the Portland Mercury reported that affected building owners are asking to be exempted from the city’s mandatory relocation payment law.