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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Weekly Roundup: Portland Building, Providence Park, Ankeny Apartments, and more

Portland Building

The proposed reconstruction of the Portland Building, which will include a new aluminum rainscreen cladding

Portland Architecture looked at the proposed rebuild of the Portland Building, where the city is taking a “bold, non-historic approach [to] restoring [the] Graves-designed landmark.”

The DJC reported that after a second City Council hearing the Ankeny Apartments are still in limbo despite mediation and revised plans*.

Eater Portland took a look at Schilling Cider, who have opened the world’s largest cider taproom in the Goat Blocks.

Citylab wrote about how Oregon HB 2007 could strip Portland of its NIMBY powers.

The Oregonian reported on a revised financing deal for the Providence Park Expansionwhich includes a larger tax break for the Timbers in the near term, in exchange for more money for the City from 2025 on.

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Weekly Roundup: Ankeny Apartments, Makers Row, Old Fire Station, and more

Ankeny Apartments

The City Council heard the appeal for the Ankeny Apartments

The Business Tribune reported on the City Council’s deliberations over the appeal for the Ankeny Apartmentswhich were denied by the Design Commission earlier this year.

The DJC wrote about plans by the Portland Development Commission to rehabilitate* the long vacant Old Fire Station Property in Old Town Chinatown.

According to the Oregonian the 111-year old Chamberlain Hotel building, formerly home to Shleifer Furniture, will house a temporary homeless shelter while plans progress for its renovation into a hotel.

CityLab published an article about the Burnside Bridgehead, titled Portland’s Next Density Spurt, where projects such as Yard, Slate and the Fair-Haired Dumbbell are re-shaping the skyline.

Eater PDX reported that Japanese restaurant Kuu will open in Slate this summer.

The Hollywood Star News reported that the Makers Row development in Cully is nearing completion.

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Weekly Roundup: Beatrice Morrow, Ankeny Apartments, Grove Hotel, and more

The Beatrice Morrow Apartments will include 80 affordable housing units, offered under the city’s preference policy to those displaced from N/NE Portland.

The Oregonian wrote about the affordable housing planned for the former Grant Warehouse site on NE MLK. The building will be named the Beatrice Morrow, after the African American attorney who ran for state office in 1932.

The Willamette Week wrote about Home First Development’s plans to build 300 apartments and sell them to the city for $100,000 apiece.

The DJC wrote about how the Portland Development Commission is “driving ahead to expand parking stock“*, with investments totaling tens of millions of dollars planned at Old Town Chinatown Block 33, the Convention Center Hotel and at the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the City Council and PDC have chosen to move forward with a full redevelopment of the Centennial Mills site. As a consequence, the Mounted Patrol Unit will not return to the site.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works associate principal Dan Koch to about plans to rebuild the destroyed Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan and create a new building at 510 NW 23rd Ave.

The Grove Hotel has topped out, writes the Portland Business Journal. When it opens later this year it will include a new restaurant by Kurt Huffman’s ChefStable group.

In a two part series, the Business Tribune wrote about the Design Commission’s denial of the Ankeny Apartmentsand the upcoming appeal to City Council.

An article in Portland Monthly argued that the future of Portland’s skyline Is made of wood. Recent and planned wood buildings include The RadiatorFramework (CEID), 38 Davis, Albina Yard, Framework (Pearl) and Carbon12.

The Portland Business Journal broke the news that the AMF Bowling Alley at 3031 SE Powell Blvd is set to be redeveloped for a ‘national retailer’. The Portland Mercury republished a statement from AMF expressing their plan to continue operating “for its remaining lease term and perhaps longer“.

The Hollywood Star News wrote about plans by Koz Development for a new six-story, 114-unit studio apartment building at 4708 NE Sandy Blvd—a site currently occupied by Umpqua Bank.

The Business Tribune reported that the remodeled Macy’s building downtown will officially be known as the Meier & Frank Building.

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Ankeny Apartments denied by Design Commission (images)

In an extremely rare move, the Design Commission has denied the Ankeny Apartments. The Central Eastside development, designed by YGH Architecture, would include a mix of 17 one and two bedroom apartment units. The 5 to 6 story building is intended to achieve net zero energy use, and incorporates sustainable features such as photovoltaic panels at the roof and walls, triple pane passive house rated windows, and highly insulated walls and roofs. The project would not contain any vehicular parking, but would include long term bike parking for fifteen bicycles at the ground floor and parking for thirteen bicycles in the units.

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Net-zero Ankeny Apartments reviewed by Design Commission (images)

An initial Design Review hearing has been held for the Ankeny Apartments, a new development in the Central Eastside with a mix of 17 one and two bedroom apartment units, and designed by YGH Architecture. The 6 story building is intended to achieve net zero energy use, and incorporates sustainable features such as photovoltaic panels at the roof and walls, triple pane passive house rated windows, and highly insulated walls and roofs. Three parking spaces for plug-in vehicles would be provided at the ground floor, which would also include long term bike parking for fifteen bicycles. The remaining required long-term bike spaces will be located within the units.

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Metro Reports: Home2 Suites , 1133 SW Market, 4455 SE 52nd and more

1133 SW Market, as presented to the Design Commission in March 2015

1133 SW Market, as presented to the Design Commission in March 2015

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

SERA Architects have requested Design Advice for a project at 205 NW 10th Ave:

Type III Design Review for a proposed new 11-14 story residential building with ground-floor retail and 96 below grade parking spaces.

Allusa Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1428 SE 19th Ave:

New 3-story apartment building w/basement.

Kōz Development have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1015 NW 16th Ave:

New 6-story,153-unit studio apartment building. Demo of 2 existing structures on site.

bkl/a architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 3336 SE Belmont St:

New 3-story mixed use building proposed to replace current building.

UrbanLens Planning have requested Early Assistance for a project at 6125 SE Division St:

New memory care facility building (14,000 sq ft) consisting of 18 private and 5 double units for a total of 28 beds/residents. Building to also include a dining area, courtyard, and support facilities. 42 structured parking spaces with at-grade entry.

YGH Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1122 SE Ankeny St:

Proposal is for construction of a new six story multi-residential building.

Mackenzie have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 2800 NW Front Ave:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Conditional Use Review, Type II Nonconforming Situation Review and Greenway Review and possible Type III Greenway Goal Exception Review. The applicant is proposing to construct a new approx. 14,000 square foot headquarters office and make other site improvements on the existing Selzer Pump site. The proposal was discuss in a previous Early Assistance meeting – EA 15-219075. The applicant has submitted questions for staff response.

KMG Designs have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 3926 SE 11th Ave:

New approximately 7,780 sq ft fellowship center. New trash enclosure and parking spaces at rear of building. Removal of existing curb driveway on SE 11th St

A Conditional Use Review has been submitted by JRA Architecture & Planning for the Home2 Suites by Hilton @ Portland Airport at 7101 NE 82nd Ave:

Construct a 99 guest room four story suites hotel . Remove existing restaurant and meeting room.

SERA Architects have submitted a project at 1133 SW Market St for Design Review:

Construct 14-story apartment building with 146 market rte units. Mechanical parrking for 21 parking stalls is located on the ground floor.

Rainier Pacific Development have submitted a project at 4455 SE 52nd Ave for building permit review:

New mixed use building, ground floor retail, 64 units, on-site parking, landscaping and utilities

TVA Architects have submitted a project at 1313 SE Lambert St for building permit review:

New 4 story 19 unit apartment building, main floor to include trash room and electrical room; with associated site work