Under Construction: SW 12th & Morrison Office Building (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on January 29th, 2016.

Construction is underway on a 6 story office building at SW 12th Ave & Morrison St. The 58,862 sq ft project will include ground floor retail with 5 floors of office space above. No vehicular parking is proposed. The architects for the building are Design Department, working with LRS Architects. The developers of the project are Menashe Properties and North Rim Development.

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Weekly Roundup: 38 Davis, two buildings on NE Sandy, 121 SE 146th, and more

The 154 new affordable housing units planned at 121 SE 146th Ave

The 154 new affordable housing units planned at 121 SE 146th Ave

Portland Shoupistas asked if it is time for Portland to eliminate minimum parking requirements, following recommendations from the White House on how to reduce barriers to housing development .

The DJC wrote about how Ankrom Moisan is rethinking the architecture office*, as they get ready to move into their new home at 38 Davis in Old Town.

The Business Tribune looked at Clay Creativethe new Central Eastside offices on the site of old Taylor Electric building that are now home to online bank Simple.

As Zidell Marine gets works on its last barge, Portland Architecture discussed Portland’s transforming waterfront and wondered if the “gold-hued gantry crane” could be retained as part of future development on the Zidell YardsBikePortland looked into whether the end of barge building could accelerate the schedule for completion of the South Waterfront Greenway path. The Oregonian discovered that “Portland housing officials learned this week how much it’ll cost to buy land from the Zidell family to build affordable housing“–but won’t say yet.

KOIN reported that after 53 years Der Rheinlander restaurant at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd will close in 2017. The property has been bought by developer Venerable Properties.

Directly across the street, at 5036 NE Sandy Blvd, a 6 story apartment building is planned on the site currently occupied by Taco Time, writes the Hollywood Star News.

At Portland Monthly Randy Gragg wrote that is “growing like never before”, and asked “what should we do next?

The Portland Business Journal wrote about the 154 new affordable housing units planned at 121 SE 146th Ave by Home First Development.

A lengthy piece in the Willamette Week looked at affordable housing, and how “City officials have paid little attention to delivering the most housing for the money spent“.

With demolition underway at 1127 SW Morrison St ghost signs were revealed on an adjacent building, for the first time in 93 years. Restore Oregon tracked down newspaper ads for each of the businesses.

The Portland Business Journal showed images PSU students’ $1.3B idea for the Post Office Redevelopment .

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Weekly Roundup: Jantzen Apartments, Zidell Marine, Eastside Health Center, and more

Eastside Health Center

The Eastside Health Center at 122nd and Burnside

After Portland-based ZGF Architects were named the nation’s top firm, Portland Architecture profiled the firm and looked at how it achieved the title.

Walls of the City looked at whether mid rise buildings can be family friendly.

With the Pearl District Post Office now in PDC ownership, Portland Monthly reported on the PSU students who are coming up with ideas for the future of the site.

After more than 50 years of building barges in South Waterfront, Zidell Marine is now building its last barge. The firm will now concentrated on the redevelopment of the Zidell Yards. Last year Design Advice was offered for office building on Zidell Blocks 4 and 6although neither building has moved forward since then.

The Business Tribune reported on the “lightened up” iteration of Modera Daviswhich was recently approved by the Design Commission.

OPB’s ‘State of Wonder’ covered the wood framed Albina Yardthe recently completed North Portland office building that is the first building to use domestically fabricated structural CLT panels.

The Portland Business Journal reported on the 6 Portland health organizations that have pledged $21.5M for low-income housing projects. The money will help fund three projects, in partnership with Central City Concern: the Eastside Health Center at  NE 122nd and Burnside; the Stark Street Apartments at 12647 S.E. Stark St; and the Interstate Apartments at 6905 N. Interstate Ave. The paper also provided renderings of the three projects.

The Business Tribune looked at the Jantzen Apartments, which recently went before the Design Commission for its first hearing.

The DJC published photos of the demolition of a single story building in downtown, which is set to be replaced by the new office building at 1127 SW Morrison St.

Weekly Roundup: The Woodlark, 1127 SW Morrison, 5 MLK, and more

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Image of The Woodlark hotel, after renovation

Architect magazine released its top 50 firms of the year, with Portland-based ZGF Architects in the #1 place. Also on the list from Portland was Hacker, at #13. In the design rankings of nationwide firms Works Partnership came in at #5, ZGF at #7 and Hacker at #17.

A single story commercial building at SW 12th & Morrison is about to be demolished, reports the Portland Business Journal. The building will make way for the 1127 SW Morrison office building.

The DJC reported on how “Sellwood growth stirs residents“*. Projects planned or under construction in the neighborhood include Spokane.137119 SE Milwaukie, Galaxie Lofts and Sellwood Bridgehead.

Knot Springs Spa & Fitness has opened in the Burnside Bridgehead tower Yardaccording to the Portland Business Journal. The 11,500 sq ft facility “offers monthly memberships as well as services by appointment”.

The Oregonian reported that ‘Top Chef’ finalist Doug Adams will be opening a restaurant named Bullard in The Woodlarkthe Downtown hotel that be created in the Hotel Cornelius and Woodlark building. Existing business Johnny Sole, currently located at the site, will close according to the Portland Business Journal.

City Observatory asked if inclusionary zoning in Portland is “a good way to provide more affordable housing, or will it actually worsen the constrained housing supply that’s a big cause of higher rents?”

The Portland Business Journal wrote that the Portland Development Commission has agreed to spend a further $1 million to demolish the feed mill building at Centennial Mills. Current plans still envision the retention of the iconic flour mill.

An investigation by The Oregonian covered how Commissioner Saltzman withdrew the award of city owned land and funding for Meta Housing’s Creators Collective project, and instead gave it to Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives Inc, for their King Parks project.

The Abigail, the latest affordable housing development in the Pearl, had a grand opening on Friday. The 155-unit apartment building includes 128 units for families making between 30 and 60 % of area median family income.

Places over Time wrote about the latest iteration of 5 MLK in “How I Learned to Stop Being and Architect and Design by Committee.”

The Foster Powell blog wrote about the 131 Units of Housing Coming to Foster at 5811 SE Boise, with more on the way at other sites.

The Portland Business Alliance endorsed the city’s affordable housing bond as an “important part of the equation to address housing affordability in Portland,” reports the Portland Business Journal.

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Metro Reports: Block 45, 12th & Morrison, 2033 SE Clinton, and more

1127 SW Morrison

A building permit was issued for the 12th & Morrison office 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.

Design Advice has been requested by Lever Architecture and LRS Architects for Block 45 at NE Holladay and Grand:

Design Advice Request to discuss a proposal for a new thirteen story building. The building is proposed to have 7,500 square feet of ground floor retail and approximately 264 residential units. Project is a mix of affordable and market rate housing. No parking is proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Kehoe Northwest Properties for a project at 1902 NW 24th Ave: 

Proposal is to demo existing residence and build a 29 unit four story apartment building.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Holst Architecture for a project at 1332 N Skidmore St:

Proposal is for a five story mixed use housing project with below grade parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects for a project at 6620 N Richmond Ave:

Proposal is for a new 85 unit multi-family appartment building located on N Richmond ave. Parking is surface and tuck-under.

A project at 2922 SE 82nd Ave has been submitted for Design Review:

Proposal for a 3-story enclosed mini-storage facility with drive-through access. 3 signs proposed.

A project at 2033 SE Clinton St has been submitted for building permit review by BAMA Architecture and Design:

New construction 4 story plus basement: two retail spaces on ground floor; two 3level townhouse apartments above

A project at 3802 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Koble Creative:

Construct new 4 story (20 unit) apartment building with associated site work and detached trash enclosure that is under 120sq ft

A project at 3336 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review by VH Development:

New 3 story mixed use building; retail on half of first floor and apartments on remaining first, second, third floors; retail occupancy of B on first floor

A project at 3539 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story apartment building with 16 units and 1 ground floor retail space; bike storage and trash room on main fl

A project at 2110 SE 82nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New shell building A-2 & M occupancy with mezzaninne and associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 8049 SE Center St (formerly 8035 SE Center):

Construct new 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with 6 private garages on the gound floor. Detached trash enclosure less than 120 sf, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 6195 N Minnesota Ave (formerly 6205 N Minnesota):

Construct new 3 story (18 unit) two-winged apartment building with partial basement and open-air central corridor; attached garbage enclosure and associated site work. Unnamed project. Minneapolis LLC. Mapworks shows address of 6205 N. Minnesota ave.

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for 1155 SW Morrison St:

New 6 story office building with basement and ground floor retail

Metro Reports: Bridgetown, 1139 SW Morrison, Union at St Johns and more

Bridgetown

A building permit was issued for the Bridgetown apartments on NE Fremont St

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 for a project at 4540 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Proposal is for a four story multi-unit development. One single family residence and one commercial bldg to be demolished.

Early Assistance has been requested by C2K Architecture and Greenlight Development for a project at 2810 NE Broadway:

Proposal is to develop a mixed use structure with 74 apartment units, 22 parking spaces and 97 long term bicycle parking space with 4 short term bicycle parking spaces.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects for a project at 2222 NW Raleigh St:

Pre-application conference to discuss Type III Design Review needed for new mixed-use (market-rate) apartment building – with 178 units, ground floor retail, and underground parking.

A demolition permit is under review for the existing building at 1139 SW Morrison St:

Demo of existing building on site

A building permit is under review for a project at 5209 SE 18th Ave:

Construct new 6 story, 59 unit apartment building, parking, trash area, bike storage, electrical room and lobby on 1st floor, floors 2-6 include apartment living units, includes associated site work

Edge Development have submitted a project at 634 SE Spokane St for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with site work

A building permit is under review for a project at 5023 N Minnesota Ave:

New 6 unit apartment building

Dowl have submitted a project at 12045 N Parker Ave for building permit review:

New restaurant building with associated site improvements

A building permit was issued to Jones Architecture for the Union at St Johns, located at 7428 N Charleston Ave:

New construction of four story type VA 146,613GSF, LU 15-213895-mixed use building with 36,187 SF underground parking, ground floor retail/creative space, and 3 floors of R-2 apartments. The ground story structure is PT. Slab. The 2nd story floor structure is a PT slab. The 2nd-4th floors are wood framed below grade parking

A building permit was issued for the Bridgetown apartments at 4525 NE Fremont St:

New 4 story mixed use building with ground floor retail and 50 residential units on upper floors. Includes onsite parking; fenced in electrical transformer

A building permit was issued for a project at 6850 N Greenwich Ave (formerly 6846 N Greenwich):

New construction of three story, 23unit apartment complex; no onsite parking

Office Building at 12th & Morrison goes before Design Commission (images)

A proposal for a 6 story building at SW 12th Ave & Morrison St has gone before the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The 58,862 sq ft project would include ground floor retail with 5 floors of office space above. No vehicular parking is proposed. The architects for the building are Design Department, working with LRS Architects. The developers of the project are Menashe Properties and North Rim Development.

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Weekly Roundup: 12th & Morrison office, Grant High Modernization, the Truman Apartments and more

1139 SW Morrison by Design Department and LRS Architects

1139 SW Morrison by Design Department and LRS Architects

The Portland Business Journal took a first look at the 6 story office building planned by Menashie Properties for a site at 1139 SW Morrison. The building is being designed by Design Department and LRS Architects.

Construction is underway on the PSU School of Business Administration.  The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the work underway.

The Oregonian published 5 takeaways from Portland’s plan for next 20 years of growth.

Portland Architecture interviewed the architects and developer behind the development at 3rd and Taylor, which threatens the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple and the Hotel Albion.

The Oregonian reported on the new 20 story condo tower planned for Block 20 of the Hoyt Street Yards in the Pearl. The building would have 150 residential units and 190 parking spaces.

The James Beard Public Market is set to close on the deal to acquire the land at the west end of the Morrison Bridge, according to The Oregonian. The current schedule envisions the market opening to the public in 2020.

Design work has begun on the Grant High School Modernization, one of the projects funded as part of the $482 million bond passed in 2012. Grant Magazine published the first conceptual drawings of what the rebuilt school will look like.

The Portland Chronicle published images of The Truman apartments at SE 44th and Hawthorne. Construction on the 30 unit building is due to begin in early 2016.

Metro Reports: Broadstone Pearl, Faubion Elementary, Hallock & McMillen Building and more

Broadstone Pearl - 1400 NW Raleigh

Broadstone Pearl, as presented during Design Advice

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

TVA Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 442 NE Jessup St:

New 4-story V-A Multi family apartment w/13 units (studio and 1&2 bedroom mix). Landscape ROW improvements are included, including sidewalk improvement, where required. No parking provided.

TVA Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 4119 NE M L King Blvd:

New 4-story V-A Multi family apartment w/13 units (studio and 1&2 bedroom mix). Landscape ROW improvements are included, including sidewalk improvement, where required. No parking provided.

Studio 3 Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 7924 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Add one building with four apartments behind existing house.

Iselin Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 8705 SE 13th Ave:

Demo existing industrial building and construct a new 4 story building with approx 6k sq of retail space at main level and 3 stories of apartments (24 units) above.

Holst Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss 1510 NE Multnomah:

Proposal is for multiple building mixed used development w/underground parking, private streets and pedestrian access corridors.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss Riverplace Parcel 3:

Proposal is for two towers on single site with a single level of parking below grade (173 spaces). One tower will be 6 stories with retail and grocery space at ground level and 5 levels of apartments (162 units.) second tower will be 12 stories with retail, residential amenities and parking for grocery (65 spaces) and ten stories of affordable apartments above for 204 units.

Encore Architects and Merryman Barnes Architects have submitted the Broadstone Pearl at 1400 NW Raleigh for Design Review:

6-story, 146-unit residential project with a small ground-level retail space, 73 parking spaces and 231 bike parking spaces. Also an Adjustment to loading and driveway locations.

LRS Architects have submitted a project at 1139 SW Morrison St for Design Review:

Type III Design Review for a new 6-story office building – 58,862 square feet. The project will include ground-floor retail and approx. 12-18 below-grade parking spaces.

Emerick Architects have submitted the renovation of the Hallock & McMillen Building for Historic Resource Review:

Full restoration & renovation or Historic 1857 Halloc & McMillen Building.

Boora Architects have submitted the Faubion Elementary School Rebuild for building permit review:

New three story, 133,000 sf pre kindergarten through 8th grade school with spaces for Concordia University college of education classrooms, offices, and community service partner organizations

A building permit is under review for the Holiday Inn Express at Cascade Station:

New 4 story, 107 room holiday inn express to include breakfast area, laundry room, fitness room, check-in/lifestyle lounge, covered patio, pool with patio and bike parking w/associated parking, utilities and landscaping. 189 sq foot detached trash enclosure

A building permit has been issued to EPR Design for a project at 12221 SE Kelly St:

Construct new 2 story, 41 room care facility (42 total beds) with elevator; main floor includes lobby, laundry room, kitchen, dining hall, activity room, offices and resident rooms; 2nd floor includes laundry room, acitivies room, salon and resident rooms, parking, bike parking and stormwater facilities included, detached covered trash enclosure is 120sf (exempt)

Metro Reports: Jantzen Apartments, NAYA Generations, Clay Creative and more

The Jantzen Apartments, as presented at Design Advice in 2014

The Jantzen Apartments, as presented at Design Advice in 2014

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

THA Architecture have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 2030 NW 17th Ave, the site where Front 17 was previously proposed:

Proposal for 2 buildings 5-8 floors, ground floor retail and upper floors office space. Underground parking

Design Department Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a building at 1139 SW Morrison St:

New office building – 58,000 sq ft on 6 floors plus 10,000 sq ft basement. Ground floor lobby and retail spaces.

Portland Public Schools have applied for a Type III Conditional Use Review for NAYA Generations at 5205 SE 86th Ave:

Housing (40 residential units) community center and school with xterior central plaza pathways and parking with 5 concurrent adjustments

SERA Architects have submitted the Jantzen Apartments at 518 NE 20th Ave for Design Review:

6-story market rate apartment building with 230 units and below grade parking on a full block site.

A building permit was issued to Orangewall Studios for 4008 SE Division St:

New wood frame 3 story 10-unit multi family housing

A building permit was issued for a building at 4928 SE Franklin St:

Construct new 3 story 6 unit apartment building with associated site work, 24 sf detached covered trash enclosure at nw corner of property***septic decommissioning required. Emick 3/25/15*** septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

A building permit was issued for a building at 7300 SW Garden Home Rd:

Construct new 2 story building to include 8 apartment units, 2 flow through stormwater planters, bike parking, parking lot upgrades, detached trash enclosure

A series of building permits were issued for a development at 177 NE 147th Ave:

Building 1 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units, parking lot and associated site work included, detached covered trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft in area

Building 2 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units

Building 3 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units

Building 4 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, office on main floor, 2 additional units above

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for Clay Creative:

New industrial office building with structured parking at lower level and the below grade parking area will also utilize the existing retaining wall, adjacent surface parking lot will utilize the exterior wall of the existing building at the perimeter