Weekly Roundup: Fariborz Maseeh Hall, Kellogg Middle School, Redfox Commons, and more

PSU Neuberger Hall
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University is now open in Fariborz Maseeh Hall. The buiding, formerly known as Neuberger Hall, now has large areas of glazing facing the street instead of solid concrete walls.

Portland Architecture wrote about the winners of this year’s American Institute of Architects’ Portland Architecture Awards. The Redfox Commons received a Honor Award; Tillamook Row received a 2030 Award for sustainability; the River District Navigation Center and Jarrett Street 12 were among the projects that received Merit Awards; Silica, the OHSU Center for Health and Healing South and the Oregon Conservation Center received Citation Awards; while 7 Southeast Stark received a Citation Award for an unbuilt project.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about another structural investment in education* at the Kellogg Middle School, where construction crews recently placed the first of 27 concrete tilt panels.

The Portland Business Journal took a look inside the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University, which is now open in Fariborz Maseeh Hall (formerly known as Neuberger Hall).

Portland Public Schools may wait until 2021 to ask for new construction bond, reports the Oregonian.

The Portland Mercury checked out KEX Portland, the “brand new design-focused social hotel.”

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Metro Reports: Broadway Corridor, Society 42, Findley Commons, and more

A building permit is under review for Ethos Development’s Society 42 apartments.

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 28th to November 3rd, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested for a renovation and addition to the University of Portland Physical Plant Building:

Complete renovation of the Physical Plant building that will also include an extensive addition. A pedestrian plaza will replace the existing upper parking lot and connect to the main campus quad east of Shiley Hall. A few heritage trees will be preserved to help define public outdoor space. A new outdoor plaza space will be created on the west side of the building to support student project space and provide on grade access to Level 2. A new building mounted canopy is planned to create covered outdoor work space ouside the Adaptable Large Projects spaces on Level 1, on the north side of the building. Demolish much of Level 3 of the existing building and then expand it and build a new Level 4 on top. A new parking garage is proposed to be located along the west bluff, and will incorporate four levels of teired parking (accommodating 208 standard size parking stalls and 9 ADA sized stalls. This building also includes storage, electrical, and mechanical rooms on the lowest level.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Koble Creative Architecture to discuss a project at 232 NE 97th Ave:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a ten-story, 309,060 square foot mixed use building. There are approximately 317 residential units and 3,565 square feet of ground floor commercial space. A proposed new public street, NE Davis Street, would run east/west along the southern edge of the property. Below grade structured parking is proposed with 119 spaces. The access to the parking is from NE Davis.

The Broadway Corridor redevelopment has been submitted for a Type III Central City Master Plan:

Central City Master Plan with an adjustment requested to required active use zones on Lovejoy and Hoyt Streets.

Findley Commons at 5415 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for a Type III Conditional Use Review:

100-day Review Timeline. The applicant is proposing to construct a new residential structure that includes 20 multi-family units and 15 group living units and will reduce the parking area on the site from 50 spaces to 34 spaces. The applicant is also seeking a lot confirmation to establish four existing legal lots that would compose (and create) a discrete area for the residential project. Parking would be shared between the residential and church uses.

The Society 42 apartments at NE 42nd & Prescott have been submitted for building permit review by Koble Creative Architecture:

New 3 story apartments containing (3) dwelling units; (1) on each floor with (6) sleeping units on the main level; sleeping units have access to cooking facility in main level dwelling unit; interior trash enclosure; associated site work to include patio, landscaping and storm water management; no on site parking; new retaining wall along west and south property line

A building permit was issued to Architecture Building Culture for a project at 6712 N Montana Ave:

New 3 story, 11 unit apartment building. Main floor to include lobby, bike room, and 3 apartment units, 4 units each on 2nd floor and 3rd floor. Includes site work, landscaping, bike parking and covered trash area ***w/ 19-130244-MT***

A building permit was issued for a project at 7171 SE Knight St:

New construction of 3 story, 12-unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

Under Construction: The Canyons (images)

Construction is underway on The Canyons, a ageing-in-place housing concept that focuses on accessibility and barrier-free living. The is being developed by Kaiser Group, with design by sister company PATH Architecture. The development includes a main building with 70 residential units and ground floor retail, plus two smaller buildings with 11 “work units”. 35 vehicular parking spaces are provided in a below-grade garage. 88 bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

The Canyons
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Weekly Roundup: Glisan Apartments, KEX Portland, Premier Gear, and more

Construction work at the KEX Portland is nearing completion. The renovated building will include an Icelandic-Northwestern restaurant.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction progress at the Glisan Apartments, an affordable housing development in Gateway by Northwest Housing Alternatives.

Eater Portland took a sneak peak a menus for Icelandic-Northwestern restaurant Vivian at the Burnside bridgehead hostel KEX Portland.

A proposed change to the Portland Clean Energy Fund would exclude construction companies from the definition of “retail”, reports the Portland Mercury.

In its Design Annual Portland Monthly looked at how the Design Commission shapes Portland’s building boom, behind the scenes. In a Q & A the architect behind the new Lincoln High School describes how it will be a “very urban school, not unlike something you might find in Chicago or New York.”

The Business Tribune wrote about the Premier Gear & Machine Works in Slabtown, which is being transformed into creative office space.

Metro Reports: Unicorn Bed Apartments, Kōz on Killingsworth, Garfield Veterans Apartments, and more

The Unicorn Bed Apartments, as shown to the Historic Landmarks Commission in September. The project will include two 3-story buildings, with thirteen units and an on-site day care center.

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 21st to October 27th, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7530 N Interstate Ave:

New Construction, Community Design Standards. 140 R-1 and R-2 Multi-family use. 3-story above grade with third floor mezzanine and basement. 18 dwelling units and 13 sleeping units. No off-street vehicular parking. Project to utilize private drywell.

A project at 5632 N Montana Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

The proposed development is for 5-story building occupying a quarter city block at N Montana Ave and N Jessup St. The site is currently occupied by (2) lots, with (2) residential structures. The proposed building use includes at-grade lobby, bike storage, and 11 residential units, two of which are at-grade. The main entrance will be located at N Montana Ave., with private residential entrances off the perimeter garden (gate accessed on N Montana). The main entrance is covered with canopy protection. Drywells and a minimum 5′-0″ landscaping buffer are located along the South and East parameters of the site along with patios for at-grade units.

1634 SW Alder St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

7 story apartment building with 215 units.

The Morningstar at Laurelhurst has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New 5-story group living development which includes 114 units with a mix of 2-bed, 1-bed and studio units. Floors 3-5 will be assisted living and floor 2 will house memory care residents. The ground floor will capture the active use amenity spaces and there will also be rooftop amenities and below-grade parking for residents and staff. Three modifications are being requested: maximum building length (33.130.222.B), Sandy Boulevard Plan District height limits in transition zones (33.575.100.C), and setback landscaping (33.130.215.B.2).

A project at 2124 NW Flanders St has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by Emerick Architects:

Proposal is for four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 1-4 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate an ecoroof and solar panels. The project has no parking. The site is non-contributing in Alphabet Historic District.

The Multnomah County Courthouse Reuse project has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by GBD Architects:

Renovation and seismic upgrade of the historic Multnomah County Courthouse. Modification to the ground floor windows. Adjustment to vehicular access.

The Unicorn Bed Apartments at 2171 NW Glisan St have been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by DAO Architecture:

Two proposed 3-story affordble multi-family buildings (each with a basement), focused on providing compact apartment residences for single mothers with children. Project includes (13) 2-BR units, including (1) ADA-accessible unit and a 600 sf day care on basement level. Non contributing resource.

An excavation and shoring permit for the Grand Avenue Mixed Use at 465 NE Davis St has been submitted by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

EXC 01 – Excavation and shoring permit

A building permit was issued for Kōz on Sandy at 2180 NE 47th Ave:

New 6 story type III code guide mixed use building with 112 living units above tenant space, bike parking, parking, mechanical rooms, and trash room on first level, includes associated site work *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued for Kōz on Killingsworth at 151 N Killingsworth St:

New 4 story mixed use apartment building, 88 units with ground floor commercial and associated sitework ***mechanical permit to be separate***

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the 1715 SW Salmon Mixed Use:

Review w/ 19-106756-MT New 172,020 sq. ft., 8-story mixed use apartment building. 182 units are proposed with future retail space on the ground floor

A building permit was issued to Ink:Built Architecture for the Garfield Veterans Apartments at 6700 NE Garfield Ave:

New 3-story with basement, 28-unit ***state approved modular apartment building with leasing office, laundry room, and mech/elec room*** detached 119 sq ft trash enclosure and associated site work.

OMSI Masterplan Receives Design Advice (images)

A masterplan for the redevelopment of the land surrounding the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has gone in front of the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. Up to two million square feet of development could be accommodated on the site, with a mix of uses that are complementary to OMSI’s operations, including residential and commercial uses. The masterplan is being designed by ZGF Architects, building on earlier work by Snøhetta. Gerding Edlen is acting as development advisor.

OMSI Masterplan
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Metro Reports: Cathedral Village, Division 28 Homes, 2508 SE 32nd, and more

Cathedral Village is one of the developments that was recently awarded funding through the City of Portland’s Housing Bond. The development by Catholic Charities will include 110 affordable homes, with a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

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 14th to October 20th 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5106 N Lombard St:

Keep the existing 1902 structure, and build a 20-unit, 5-story apartment behind the existing structure.

Early Assistance has been requested by EPR Design for a project at 2425 NE Alberta St:

Demo house and construct a 4-story building with the 1st level use as commercial. The top 3 stories will be 30 apartment units. No parking on-site. 10′ landscape buffer at the north property line with a 30×20 shared outdoor space. Most units will also have private outdoor space.

Early Assistance has been requested by MWA Architects for Cathedral Village at 8614 N Crawford St:

4 story apartment building with 110 affordable family apartments. The unit mix will be (11) 3 bedroom, (45) 2 bedroom, (39) 1 bedroom and (15) studios. There will be resident services in the ground floor and 48 parking spaces. There is a partial basement level at the SW corner of the building that will house bike parking and storage.

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 6950 N Maryland Ave:

New construction of a multi-family residential development on two adjacent lots. Each development will be comprised of two separate buildings at 3 stories tall with approx 30 unit max of studio & 1-bedroom apartments. Stormwater disposal for both lots will be drywells.

The Division 28 Homes at 2865 SE Division St have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Hacker architects:

10-unit (approximately 37,000 sf) multi-family project with ground floor retail and 15 parking spaces. Below-grade parking is accessed from SE 28th Place. Outdoor space is provided in individual terraces and a common rooftop deck. Modifications requested to the setback (33.130.215) and pedestrian standards (33.130.240).

A project at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

Demo north portion of existing building. Change of occupancy S-1/B to F-1/B, tenant improvements in remainder of building for all tenant spaces, new mezzanines and detached trash enclosure less than 120 sf; seismic attachement of roof to walls, interior shear walls.

A project at 11025 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by EMA Architecture:

Construct new one story building to include; multi purpose room, mechanical room, three new restrooms; and kitchen; exterior new patio on north side of building new play field and associated site work to include; reconfigure existing parking; new walkway; widen existing driveway on north side; close driveway on SE corner and reconfigure landscaping ***mural under separate permit***

A building permit was issued to Quilici Architecture & Design for a project at 2508 SE 32nd Ave (previously 3212 SE Division St):

New 4-story w/basement, 32 unit apartment building, includes associated site work. ***separate mechanical & fire alarm / fire sprinklers***

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 1675 N Willis Blvd:

Construct new 3 story (31) unit apartment building with associated site work and bike storage area in basement

A building permit was issued for a project at 1424 N Simpson St (previously 5833 N Maryland Ave):

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with detached trash enclosure under 120sq ft, includes associated sitework, roof trusses and floor joists ***DFS stair rail system ****mechanical to be obtained separately***

Weekly Roundup: District Office, J.K. Gill Building, Live Nation at Zidell Yards, and more

Renovation work will soon start at the J.K. Gill Building, which was acquired by Seattle-based developer Urban Renaissance Group after the Multnomah County Health Department left.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at how construction crews are navigating challenges* in building the Central Eastside’s District Office.

Renovation work is starting at the J.K. Gill Building at 408 SW 5th Ave, reports the Portland Business Journal. The 1923 building was formerly home to the Multnomah County Health Department, who are now located at the Gladys McCoy Building.

The Design Commission believes that the proposed Live Nation at Zidell Yards has room for improvement, writes the Portland Business Journal.

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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