Weekly Roundup: Portland Building, Architecture Employment, HB 2001, and more

Portland Building
A report by the City Auditor was critical of aspects of the Portland Building rebuild.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about how architecture and engineering employment continues to surge*, with firms such as SERA, LRS and ZGF now significantly larger than they have been in the past.

The Oregonian reported on an audit that found that the cost of the Portland Building rebuild was obscured by creative accounting.

A load of falsework props spilled at the 140 SW Columbia construction site, reports the Oregonian. There were no injuries.

As the 2019 legislative session draws to a close, HB 2001 is likely to reach the floors of the House and Senate in the next week, reports OPB. The bill, sponsored by House Speaker Tina Kotek, would legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes in cities across Oregon.

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Focus: The 25 Most Popular Posts of 2018

Block 216

The 35-story Block 216 tower was approved in December. Our post about the project’s Design Advice Request was our most popular post of the year.

Happy New Year.

2018 is the fourth full year Next Portland has been in operation and I’m excited to see what 2019 brings. I’m currently on vacation in Scotland, so new posts will continue to be sporadic until I return next week.

Last year was another busy year for the site. Of the course of the year 141 new posts were published, with nearly 900,000 page views.

The year started with the last of the pre-inclusionary zoning (IZ) projects working their way through the design review process. In February it was reported by the Portland Mercury that Portland’s inclusionary zoning mandate was getting lackluster results, with only 12 qualifying building in the pipeline.

By the end of the year Next Portland had posted about a number of large post-IZ developments that have been approved through design review. These include 815 W Burnside, 1715 SW Salmon, Nomad, the ART Tower Block 216, 1935 N Killingsworth and the Pepsi Blocks. The Portland Housing Bureau now estimates that there are 43 projects subject to inclusionary zoning in the pipeline, with 362 affordable units in projects that have permits or are close to permitting.

Despite the uptick in post-IZ proposals, new design review and building permit applications remain down relative to years ago. At the end of the year the Bureau of Development Services was forced to lay off staff for the first time since the recession, citing “quite sobering” forecasts.

Similarly to 2017, many of the most popular posts were published in previous years, a reflection of the fact that the content Next Portland remains relevant for a long time, as buildings move through construction and into occupancy. One post in the top 25 most popular posts was from 2015; seven posts were from 2016; six posts were from 2017; and eleven were published in 2018.

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

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Metro Reports: OHSU Expansion, Adidas South Building, 140 SW Columbia, and more

Adidas Campus Village

The South Building at the Adidas Campus Village expansion has been submitted for building permit review. The building, seen here from Madrona Park, will be built on top of an existing parking 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 December 10th to December 16th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for a project on South Waterfront Blocks 41, 42, 44 and 45:

Four separate structures with a mixed-use program comprised of mulit-family housing(1,125 units total), commercial and parking uses. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

Design Advice has been requested by Mithun for the Pepsi Blocks Phase 1a:

Phase 1a of the Sandy Blvd Planned Development. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, one new apartment building, altered south facade of existing warehouse (W1), below grade parking, a new publicly- accessible Plaza and design of a multi-modal east-west connector (woonerf)

Design Advice has been requested by NBBJ for the OHSU Hospital Expansion Project:

Design Advice Request to discuss construction of a 14 story building on the site of the former School of Dentistry on the OHSU campus. The project is an expansion of inpatient services. Approximately 200 to 300 parking spaces are proposed for use by patients as part of the project. Approval of the project requires this meeting and a Marquam Hill Parking Review.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3019 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Proposal is for new residential building with six units. The project intends to meet Community Design Standards of 33.218.140. Project may need adjustments to property line setbacks on southwest, north and west side of property. Zoning is CM3d and RHd.

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 110 SE Main St:

Proposal is the renovation of existing one story concrete building for industrial office and retail sales/service tenants.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Divide the property into 4 lots, demolish existing building, construct (4) 3-story mixed used buildings, 19 units each.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at NW 23rd and Roosevelt:

Vacant lot, add new warehouse and office with onsite parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Lever Architecture for a project at 1130 NE Alberta St:

New construction of a 4-story mixed use building; 1 level of below grade parking, 1 story ground floor retail, 1-story of office, 2 stories of co-housing with lofts. The overall building height is 60ft. The project is pursuing affordable commercial space and high ground floor ceiling bonuses. approx. 85-90 units of housing

Early Assistance has been requested by Clark/Kjos Architects for a project at 1500 SE 96th Ave:

Design Review for a four to five story medical office building and adjacent surface parking for Adventist Medical Center

A project at 5702 SE Center St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review:

New 1-story + mezzanine commercial office space (approximately 7,000 sq ft with on-site parking). Request for adjustment to allow vehicles on the property accessed from SE Center St 33.130.215.B.1.B.2 (building setback).

A project at 1500 SW Taylor St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Leeb Architects:

Development of a seven-story mixed use building, consisting of a five-story wood frame building over a two level podium with a concrete structure. Two modifications requested for encroachments into parking spaces and reduce the spacing for bike parking spaces from 24″-18″.

A structural permit has been submitted for review by Lever Architecture for the South Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – New building structural frame for 4 stories of mass timber construction (assembly) built on top of an existing parking garage. Work includes steel braced frame core with elevator pit and stairs for the new structure. Seismic upgrades to the existing 3 story post tensioned concrete structure below parking garage

A project at 6935 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New 2 story apartment with 11 SRO sleeping units, with one retail space- M occupany (no occupancy this permit) trash enclosure shared with adjacent building. ***mechanical to be deferred.***

A project at 5663 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Novak Architecture:

New three story, 15 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework *** w/18-280954-CO & 18-280959-MT & 18-280963-MT *** building 1 ***

The Glisan Street Apartments at 1500 NE Irving St have been submitted for building permit review:

New 5 story mixed use building with 86 total apartment units; ground floor to include, lobby, parking garage, bike parking, trash room, 7 apartments on south elevation, and retail shell at SE corner. Site work including transformer vault. ***mechanical permit separate***

A building permit was issued for 1111 NW 16th Ave:

New 6 story mixed used building with retail and bike parking on main foor and 80 student rooms above. ***project uses Type III construction code guide OSSC/6/#4.*** *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued for 140 SW Columbia St:

New 20 story, mixed use residential tower. Tower will span over existing parking entrance. Project will include 348 residential dwelling units, 244 parking spaces and approx 15,000 sf shell commercial space

Weekly Roundup: 140 SW Columbia, Heartline, Iron Fireman, and more

140 SW Columbia St

140 SW Columbia will include 349 residential units, directly to the east of the KOIN tower.

Construction on the 20-story tower at 140 SW Columbia will begin by the end of the year, reports the Oregonian.

The Oregonian reported vacation management company Vacasa has moved into a new home, occupying all the office space at HeartlineThe Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the GBD Architects-designed tenant improvement.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the Iron Fireman building, where a second phase of core-and-shell improvements is wrapping up.

Mayor Wheeler has selected Shannon Callahan as the permanent director of the Portland Housing Bureau, according to the Oregonian. Callahan had been serving as the interim director since 2017.

Hey Love, the ’60s- and ’70s-style fern bar-inspired cocktail joint, has opened inside the Jupiter NEXT hotel, reports the Portland Mercury.

Metro Reports: NE 106th & Halsey, 140 SW Columbia, Moxy Hotel, and more

NE 106th & Halsey will include a mix of affordable and market rate housing, adjacent to the new Gateway Discovery Park. Image taken from the presentation to the Design Commission in February 2018.

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 May 7th to May 13th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Portland Development Group for a project at 2824 NW Upshur St:

Demolish existing house and build a new 5-unit multi-dwelling building.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1809 NW Davis St:

Redevelopment of the 20,000 sf surface lot across the street and east of the main Trinity Cathedral campus, with the potential of including the 10,000 sf parcel in the SE corner of the same block. The primary purpose is to expand parking capacity for the Trinity Cathedral on Sundays through a shared parking arrangment with a new commerical and/or mixed use development on the site. Both sites have requested a zone change to CM3 through the Map Refinement Project.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ink Built Architecture for a project at 6716 NE Garfield Ave:

Future code: New apartment building. 3 stories with partial basement, 28 units all affordable housing, modular construction. Meeting community design standards. No design district. D-overlay

The redevelopment of Kellogg Middle School at 6909 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for a Type III Conditional Use Review:

Redevelop the entire Kellogg Middle School site. Demo existing structures and remove the debris. Development of vacant field since the property will then be graded and reseeded in anticipation of the redevelopment of the site in spring 2019. The cleaned site will house a new 105,000 sf school structure, off street parking area and bus loop, recreation field, and a limited service access road. The off-street parking area will contain 34 parking spaces, 2 of which will be handicapped and 2 carpool parking spaces. A free-standing obelisk sign will be located at the corner of SE Powell Blvd and 69th Ave.

A project at NE 106th & Halsey has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Holst Architecture:

Mixed use development fronting SE Halsey and Gateway Discovery Park and includes 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market rate housinig. Retail spaces and residential amenity spaces on the ground floor, office space and residential units on the second floor and dwelling units on floors 3-6.

A project at 105 N Killingsworth St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Kōz Development:

New mixed-use 4-story building with 87 dwelling units, 2400 sq ft of commercial space, associated bike parking and back of house service areas.

A project at 6144 SE Foster Rd has been submitted for building permit review by Merryman Barnes Architects:

Change of occupancy from M and B to R-2 and A-2, S-1 for new tenant to include sleeping beds, commons, kitchen bathrooms, showers, storage; seismic upgrades and exterior site improvements

140 SW Columbia has been submitted for building permit review by GBD Architects:

New 20 story, mixed use residential tower. Tower will span over existing parking entrance. Project will include 348 residential dwelling units, 244 parking spaces and approx 15,000 sf shell commercial space

A project with two buildings at 4242 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with below grade parking and trash area; associated site work

Construct new 1 story building for new community center and fitness center

A project at NE Alberta and 26th has been submitted for building permit review by Steelhead Architecture:

New 3 story, 11 unit apartment building with retail on main floor, includes associated sitework *** w/ 18-168776-MT ***

A project at 2005 N Rosa Parks Way has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

Construct new 4 story (66) unit apartment building with lower level courtyard, bike storage, and utility; associated site work

A project at 1215 N Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new (3) story 14 unit apartment building with bike storage and trash area on level 1; associated site work

The Moxy Hotel at 539 SW 10th Ave been submitted for building permit review:

New 12 story, 197 unit hotel w/ associated sitework (no onsite parking) *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 4975 NE 14th Pl:

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

A structural permit was issued to SERA Architects for the hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave:

STR – New, 15 story hotel – STRUCTURAL AND BELOW GRADE WORK ONLY, Below grade electrical and plumbing work, mat slab foundation system, concrete shear walls and columns and PT concrete decks.

A buiding permit was issued to Skylab Architecture for Block 76 West (previously known as Sideyard) 365 NE Couch St:

New 23,569 sf 5 story mixed use bldg. Primary bldg. Occupancy is mercantile (M) with storage (S) and business (B). Bldg. Will be fully sprinkled and iii-a type of construction. Core and shell construction.

Design Commission Approves 140 SW Columbia St (images)

The Design Commission has approved designs for full block, 20 story mixed use tower at 140 SW Columbia St, designed by GBD Architects. The project for Texas-based developer Alamo Manhattan will include  349 residential units, 15,000 sq ft of ground floor retail space within the ground floor. An above grade garage will include 236 vehicular parking spaces. 521 long term bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

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Metro Reports: 140 SW Columbia, 550 SE MLK, 1335 SE Hawthorne and more

140 SW Columbia, as shown to the Design Commission last year for Design Advice

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 Advance has been requested by Alliance Realty Partners for a project at 1337 E Burnside St:

New 6 Story mixed use 208 unit apartment building with residential, retail and parking on first floor with one level below grade parking for approximately 129 vehicle spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 15935 SE Division St:

Develop site into a storage facility. The site currently is a parking lot with two small commercial buildings.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 904 SW Gibbs St:

New mixed-use, multi-family residential building with possibility of daycare and cafe (at street level) to serve OHSU community.

A project at on the parking lot north of 1715 NW Couch St has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review by GBD Architects:

Type III Conditional Use Review – Intention at this time is to be vested under the current code; information to complete the application will be provided at a later date within the allowed 180-days.

new six story residential projecton a three-block conditional use site. Development includes one level of below grade parking to be operated as commercial use (maintaining parking for the cathedral) and a partial level at-grade to support residential units.

The project has also been submitted for Type III Design Review:

New six story residential project with one level of below grade parking to be operated as commercial use (maintaining parking for the cathedral) and a partial level at-grade to support residential units. Proposed development is located on a three-block conditional use site which will be submitted separately.

A project at 19 NE Ivy St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Path Architecture:

New mixed-use building with below-grade parking.

A project at 1732 NE 2nd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

New 6-story building with ground floor retail and one story of underground parking,

140 SW Columbia St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

New construction high-rise mixed-use housing with ground-level retail, housing lobby and service functions and above grade parking.

A project at 1500 NE Irving St has been submitted for Type III Design Review:

Construction of a new five story, 56,558 square foot multi dwelling building. Proposal includes Eighty units and a parking a garage. The proposed development is on a site with an existing office building and surface parking lot which will remain.

A project at 1327 NW 19th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by TVA Architects:

New 7-story apartment building with 100 residential units (75′ maximum height)

A project at 1111 NW 16th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Koz Development:

Proposal for a new 94-unit, 6 story mixed-use apartment building.

550 SE MLK has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

14-story building (occupying half of a city block). The site is currently asphalt surface parking. Building will include 2 levels of below-grade parking, commercial retail at grade, hotel suites at levels 2-4, residential dwelling units on 5-13, and hotel amenity at level 14. Parking and loading access to the site will be off of Washington St (along the south edge of the site).

A project at 3714 SW Macadam Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Development of Block 40 in South Waterfront. Two buildings are proposed on the site (7-stories each), each with below grade structured parking. Single block mixed use development divided into 2 parcels.

Old Town Chinatown Block 33 has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by William Kaven Architecture:

Proposal is for new multi-story mixed use building.

A project at 5935 SW Virginia Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 30 unit apartment building , includes associated sitework

A project at 835 NE 93rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 2 story, 4 unit condo building with onsite parking and attached trash enclosures, includes associated sitework

A project at 1335 SE Stark St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction-new 4story multi-family apartment building containing 39 units and an enclosed parking garage on leve 1, structure type VA wood framed. Interior trash room. Mechanical permit to be DFS

A project with two buildings at 2105 NE Davis St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of 3 story 6-plex bldg with detached 102sf trash enclosure bldg B fronts NE Davis

New construction of 3 story 6-plex bldg with detached 102sf trash enclosure bldg A fronts NE Everett St

A project at 1616 NE Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review by Works Progress Architecture:

New 4 story mixed use building; retail first floor; 39 residential units on floors 2-4; interior trash enclosure; associated site work; tenant improvement to be applied separately

A project at 1621 NE 41st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by CIDA Architects:

New construction of a 5-story 17,775sf, with 27 units, mixed use building with 1,094sf of commercial space on the ground floor. Interior trash room. Electrical and mechanical to be deferred.

A project at 1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4 story mixed use building with 39 units; retail first floor; interior trash enclosure; tuck in parking; separate tenant improvement permits; associated site work

A project at 8128 SE 6th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by BAMA Architecture and Design:

New 4 story multi family with basement, 29 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A project at 1725 SE Tenino St has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4 story multi family 79 unit apartment building with subgrade parking; associate site work

A project at 2880 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story, mixed use, 65 unit apartment building with tuck under enclosed parking, interior trash and recycle room; on-site stormwater treatment, site improvements, and landscape***w/17-112414-MT***

A project at 4540 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of new 4 story apartment building (44 units); garage on first floor;

A project at 625 NE Randall Ave has been submitted for building permit review by MOA Architecture:

New four story 5 unit apartment complex

A project at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

Construct new 2 story building core and shell, no occupancy, to include on ground floor covered parking, 2 restrooms, bike storage, trash enclosure, and associated site work.***mechanical permit 17-110802MT****

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for a project at 3303 N Mississippi Ave / 919 N Cook St:

New construction of 6 story mixed use building with loading on first floor and industrial service uses in remainder (office)

Design Advice Offered For New High Rise East of KOIN Tower (images)

Design Advice has been offered to GBD Architects for a full block, 20 story mixed-use building at 140 SW Columbia St. The project for Texas-based developer Alamo Manhattan would include 306 residential units in the upper 16 floors and 12,205 sq ft of retail and 3 live/work units on the ground floor. Parking for 269 vehicles would be provided in a three story above grade parking podium structure. Exterior terraces are proposed at levels 5, 13 and 20. The building would reach a height of 200′, despite earlier indications that it could be as tall as 260′.

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260′ Tall Building Planned at 140 SW Columbia

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a full block, high-rise, mixed-use structure at 140 SW Columbia St. Drawings show retail and residential at the ground floor, with retail spaces facing SW 1st Ave, Columbia St and 2nd Ave. Floors 2, 3 and 4 will be structured parking with 265 parking spaces, serving the residential uses proposed in the body of the tower.

 

140 SW Columbia

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Metro Reports: 140 SW Columbia, 930 NW 14th Ave, Clinton 50 Lofts, and more

905 NW 17th Ave, as presented to the Design Commission in July

905 NW 17th Ave, as presented to the Design Commission in July

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.

GBD Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application and requested Design Advice for a project at 140 SW Columbia St:

full block high-rise ixed use structure. (Note there is an active PC case #16-222207)

Pre-application conference to discuss a full block high-rise ixed use structure. Note there is an active DAR case (set up at the same time as this PC).

William Wilson Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 7119 SE Milwaukie Ave:

New 4-story, 232 unit apartment building with basement garage. Stormwater is proposed to be disposed of through drywells under the garage.

Studio 3 Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 8432 N Syracuse St:

New multifamily 3 story building. Propose to use community design standards.

Emerick Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 4732 N Albina Ave:

Demo existing building for development of a new 5 story 56 uint apartment building. Looking to meet Community Design Standards

Bora Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 930 NW 14th Ave:

10 story mixed use building including retail, office, and residential. One level of below grade parking.

Vallaster Corl Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1440 NW Overton St:

New 6 story 69 unit, Market Rate, apartment building withground floor retail and 28 parking spaces.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1825 NE 108th Ave:

Proposal is to expand an existing retirement community to allow for the construction of a multi-phased expansion which will include a new independent living facility, memory care facility and new parking areas.

SERA Architects have submitted 905 NW 17th Ave for Type III Design Review:

Type III Design Review for a new 6 story mixed use building with 124 residential units, ground floor retail and below grade parking – approximately 70 spaces.

A project at 3220 SE 19th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

(3) story addition to existing building, retain portions of foundation and exterior walls for floors 1 and 2. New parking lot, site upgrages and utilities.

A new building permit is under review for renovations to the Harlow Hotel at 738 NW Glisan St, by Chesshir Architecture:

Complete renovation of 3 story hotel building. Seismic upgrade; change occupancy of portion of main level from retail to restaurant (a2); remove fire escape, construct new interior stair enclosure

Two buildings at 6621 N Montana Ave have been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 unit single story apartment building, 1 of 2

New 4 unit single story apartment building, 2 of 2

A building permit is under review for a project at 8155 NE Air Cargo Rd by Mackenzie:

Shell and TI for new 7-11 with attached car wash. 3000 sq ft store to include sales area, backroom, electrical room, bottle room, (2) bathrooms, freezer, refrigerator and cooler vault. Parking and landscaping

A building permit was issued to North Rim Development for alterations to a building at 940 SE Madison:

Demolition of interior structures and construct (5) new tenant spaces for commercial food kitchens with mezzanine levels, common corridor and restrooms.

A building permit was issued for the Clinton 50 Lofts at 2655 SE 50th Ave (previously 2645 SE 50th Ave):

New construction of a four story 121 unit apartment building with basement parking. With mechanical permit 16-119795-mt.