Design Commission Approves Modera Morrison (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Modera Morrison, a 7-story building designed by SERA Architects for Mill Creek Residential Trust. The project will include 247 units. 175 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in two levels of below grade parking. 384 bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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Focus: The 25 Most Popular Posts Of 2019

Block 216
For the second year in a row, a post about the Block 216 tower was the most popular post on Next Portland.

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.

Four of the most popular post were about high rise towers: Block 216; Eleven West, Toyoko Inn; the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences; and the Holden of Pearl. Two posts in the list were about large site master plans, the Broadway Corridor and OMSI Masterplan.

In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

25. 1634 SW Alder St Receives Design Advice (images)
24. Moxy Hotel Approved by Design Commission (images)
23. Design Commission Approves 1715 SW Salmon Mixed Use (images)
22. Modera Morrison Receives Design Advice (images)
21. 3000 SE Powell Receives Design Advice (images)
20. Morningstar at Laurelhurst Returns in Front of Design Commission (images)
19. Lincoln High School Replacement Approved by Design Commission (images)
18. Holden of Pearl Senior Housing Approved (images)
17. Hyatt Place & Allison Residences Goes in Front of Design Commission (images)
16. Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A Approved by Design Commission (images)
15. Dairy Apartments Receive Design Advice (images)
14. Live Nation at Zidell Yards Receives Design Advice (images)
13. PAE Living Building Approved by Landmarks Commission (images)
12. Design Commission Approves 140 SW Columbia St (images)
11. Approval of 5020 Condos Upheld (images)
10. Saltwood Development in the Con-way Masterplan Approved (images)
09. Broadway Corridor Masterplan Receives Design Advice (images)
08. Unbuilt Projects From The First Five Years of Next Portland
07. Holden of Pearl Receives Design Advice (images)
06. OMSI Masterplan Receives Design Advice (images)
05. The Landing at Macadam Receives Design Advice (images)
04. Pepsi Blocks Phase IA Receives Design Advice (images)
03. Toyoko Inn Receives Design Advice (images)
02. Design Commission Approves Eleven West (Images)
01. Design Commission Approves Block 216 Tower (images)

Modera Morrison Returns in Front of Design Commission (images)

The Modera Morrison has returned in front of the Design Commission for a second Design Advice Request meeting. The 7-story building is being designed by SERA Architects for Mill Creek Residential Trust. The project would include approximately 245 units. 177 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in two levels of below grade parking.

The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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Metro Reports: Modera Morrison, Unicorn Bed Apartments, 12370 SE Ash, and more

124th & Ash is being developed by REACH CDC on land formerly owned by TriMet. The development will include 175 apartment units, affordable to those earning 60% of Area Median Income.

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 August 12th to August 18th 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

HLC HEARING – Four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 01-04 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate a roof deck and solar panels. The project has no parking. The stormwater disposal method to be on-site storm water planters & drywells.

Design Advice has been requested by DAO Architecture for the Unicorn Bed Apartments at 2171 NW Glisan St:

HLC HEARING – Two proposed 3-story affordable multi-family buildings (each with a basement), focused on providing compact apartments residences for single moms with children. Project includes (13) 2-BR units, including (1) ADA-accessible unit and 600sf day care on basement level. R-2 occupancy, Type V-B NFPA 13R sprinklered. Stormwater treatment to be on-site, assumed to be with drywells, or simmilar.

A follow up Early Assistance meeting has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the SW Barbur and Hooker Apartments:

New 62-unit apartment building, approved Historic Resource Review. This is a follow up Early Assistance meeting.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 9652 NE Davis St:

6 stories – 77 units, 5 stories wood fame over concrete podium. Building takes up entire site, no parking. 5:1 FAR. Stormwater contained onsite – disposed via drywell system under building. Solar on vegetated roof. Stormwater capture for flushing & laundry. Path to net zero energy all units affordable.

The Modera Morrison at 1120 SE Morrison St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

7-story market rate apartment building with 247 units, ground floor retail, and basement parking. Three Modifications requested: 33.266.130F – Parking Layout, 33.266.220.C3 – Size of Bicycle Rack, 33.510243.B1 – Ecoroof – private terraces on the ecoroof. 4 signs included in this review.

A project at 2525 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit review:

TI for existing tenant; 3-story addition with basement to existing office building; exterior work to include landscaping, cmu wall, bike rack, and canopy

A project with two buildings at 1248 N Holman St has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New 3 story, 18 unit apartment building with associated site work. No on-site parking ***mechanical permit separate***

New 3 story, 11 unit apartment building with associated site work. No on-site parking ***mechanical permit separate***

A project at 1521 N Humboldt St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 16 unit apartment building, 4 stories, associated site work. ***w/ 19-207947-MT***

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the 124th & Ash at 12370 SE Ash St:

Construct new 4 story wood frame (175 unit) apartment building with courtyard bike parking; new car parking septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 1524 N Sumner St:

New construction of 3-story 19 unit apartment building and site improvements

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 15 NW Park Ave (previously 815 W Burnside St):

Review with 18-234560-MT New 7 story multi-use building with 138 residential apartments on levels 2 thru 7, residential amenities on ground floor and roof deck, retail spaces on ground floor, and 49 spaces of below grade parking. Type 1A construction from bottom of garage to top of level 3 slab. Type III-A construction from top of level 3 slab to roof. ***Uses Type III Code Guide OSSC/6/#4 except aerial access and sacrificial studs per Appeal 18479 Item 2.***

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 4980 N Vancouver Ave:

New 3 story, 5 unit hotel with office space on first floor, attached trash enclosure and ecoroof

Modera Morrison Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered on the Modera Morrison, a 7-story building being designed by SERA Architects for Mill Creek Residential Trust. The project would include approximately 245 units, with two levels of below grade parking.

The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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Metro Reports: Findley Commons, 1120 SE Morrison, 3733 N Williams, and more

According to the Portland Housing Bureau, Findley Commons will redevelop parking lot space at St. Mark’s church to create 38 units of Supportive Housing focused on underserved veterans.

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 March 11th to March 17th, 2019. 

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects and Mill Creek Residential Trust for a project at 1120 SE Morrison St:

The proposal is for a 7-story market rate apartment building of approximately 230 units with 2 levels of below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3733 N Williams Ave:

Proposl is for two four-story apartment buildings, one with 17 units and one with 13 units and ground floor retail. Drywell proposed in shared courtyard. Hoping to meet community design standards

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for Findley Commons at 5415 SE Powell Blvd:

Findley Commons will provide 36 previously homeless Veterans with safe, stable, and supportive housing with the planned 100% affordable 20, one-bedroom and 16, single room occupancy (SRO) units. The building will feature an elevator, a vast 2,1000 sf community area and service delivery space, and energy efficient appliances and fixtures. the units are in a single building with two and three stories in height. The zoning is CM2 / R2a and the intent is to conform to the Community Design Standards. Parking for the project and the existing church will include 34 spaces. Amenities include onsite laundry facilities, bicycle parking, shared kitchen, support offices, outdoor patio and storage.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Scotia Western States Housing for a project at 1325 SW Gibbs St:

The proposed project is a 30-unit multifamily project across approximately 24,000 sf of living space and 4 stories of living space above one level of parking garage on the R-1 portion of the site. Amenity bonuses will be utilized to obtain the full allowable 30 units. The entire multifamily and parking development twill be limited to the existing parking lot area on the R-1 zoned parcel.

The units will be one bedroom units. The R-7 portion of the site wil have the existing improvements (an 8,000 sf assisted living facility) demolished and replaced with 2 duplexes (4 units total). All proposed development will be within the current parking lot/building area and the setbacks will all be within the zoning regulations of the base zones.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 14507 E Burnside St:

Proposal is for new construction of a four story apartment building which will be approximately 69,500 SF with 76 dwelling units and a new 21 stall surface parking lot. The applicant plans to meet community design standards.

A structural permit was issued to Lever Architecture for the South Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – Structure for a new 4-story building (South Building) of mass timber construction built on top of an existing 3-story parking garage. Work includes steel buckling-restrained braced frames, elevator, and stairs at the core of the new building and an OSSC seismic upgrade of the existing parking garage. The existing parking garage also supports two existing buildings (E & F) and is structurally connected to the garage being built to the north under permit #18-188494-STR-01-CO.

A building permits was issued for a building at 6331 SW Canyon Ct:

Building 2 – 72 units, 4 stories of living over 2 stories of structured parking

A building permit was issued to City Craft Development for a project at 4626 N Maryland Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with 30 units, with site improvements, interior trash rooms; 8 ft fence