Focus: 33 Affordable Housing Developments Planned for Portland (images)

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments, currently under construction in the Central Eastside.

Last December the Portland Housing Bureau delivered its second annual State of Housing Report to the City Council. The report noted the many challenges facing Portland, including that in 2016 “data indicates that housing affordability in Portland in the last year has gotten worse, an issue that is disproportionately impacting low-income residents, Communities of Color, seniors, and individuals with disabilities”. Nonetheless, the report also looked at what the Bureau is doing to address these issues, including: gaining voter-approval of a $258 million Affordable Housing Bond; passage of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance; increasing urban renewal funding dedicated to affordable rental housing; and dedicating short-term rental revenue tax to affordable rental housing.

The report listed nearly 1,900 affordable housing units in the production pipeline, split between 33 developments. Next Portland is re-publishing the entire list, along with images and information about the architect / developer where we have it.

Some buildings on the list are exclusively reserved for lower income people, while others include a mix of market rate units and subsidized affordable units. Figures for levels of affordability, expressed as number of units reserved for individuals or families at a percentage of Area Median Income (AMI), are taken from the Housing Bureau Report. Buildings that include market units are only receiving city funding towards the affordable units. Note that this list does not contain any buildings which will be required to provide affordable housing as part of the newly passed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (which came into effect this month); any future projects funded through the voter approved affordable housing bond; any developments that are funded without the help of the Portland Housing Bureau; or any developments that have been allocated funding since the publication of the report late last year.

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Design Commission Approves Tower at NW 14th & Glisan (images)

The Design Commission has approved a mixed use tower at NW 14th & Glisan. The 16 story, 174′ tall building by Ankrom Moisan Architects for developer Holland Partner Group will include 230 residential units and 6,359 sq ft of ground level retail. A property tax exemption recently approved by the City Council will allow for 20% of the units in the building to be affordable to households earning no more than 80 percent of median family income. 4 levels of below-grade parking will provide room for 206 vehicles and 362 bicycles.

1430 NW Glisan

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Weekly Roundup: N Williams Center, Prometheus Property, Con-way Masterplan, and more

N Williams Center

N Williams Center will offer 61 units of affordable housing, with priority given to “longtime residents and those who have been displaced in the neighborhood”

The DJC reported* on how development fees are stacking in Portland, potentially affecting the viability of projects currently in development.

After two Design Advice Request hearings earlier in the year, Ankrom Moisan Architects’ 1430 NW Glisan has now been submitted for Design Review. The Business Tribune took a look at how the building has evolved.

The Portland Business Journal covered the 64 apartments about to go up on the site of the former Macadam’s Bar & Grill at 5833 SW Macadam.

With a Pre-Application Conference scheduled for development on the Prometheus Property in South Waterfront—which could include 4 buildings, of 200 to 300 apartments units in each—BikePortland wrote that the “dominoes keep falling for a continuous river path in South Waterfront“.

The Portland Business Journal wrote that the affordable housing development N. Williams Center will include 61 units, with a mix that includes “one-, two- and three-bedroom units, as well as a children’s area, gathering spaces, community gardens and a chicken coop.”

The Oregonian reported on the shortlist for the new director of the Portland Development Commission.

With development exploding in and around the Con-way Masterplan area, the Portland Business Journal took a look at completed and planned buildings at the far end of the Northwest District, including the LL Hawkins, Q21, Leland James Building and Blocks 294E and 295E.

The Oregonian wrote about how a conflict-of-interest probe marks the “latest chapter in Yard building saga”.

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Metro Reports: 10 stories in Goose Hollow, 17 stories in Buckman, 16 stories in the Pearl, and more

Carbon12

A foundation permit was issued for Carbon12, which will be the first Cross Laminated Timber building in the USA to reach 8 stories.

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

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project at 2548 SE Ankeny St:

New development 77 units with 26 below grade parking spaces

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 634 SE Spokane St:

New 3 story res building- 12 units. The applicant’s intention is to meet community design standards.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Gerding Edlen Development for a project at 5 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review and possible Type III Central City Parking Review for a new 17-story mixed use building with ground-floor retail and approximately 100,000 square feet of Office floor area and approx. 200,000 square feet of Residential floor area (estimated 220 units). Below-grade parking will be provided, with approx. 180 spaces that will serve both the residential and office uses.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a revised proposal for 505 NW 14th Ave:

280 unit 16 story building with market rate apartments and ground floor retail. Basement parking is included.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 1500 SW Taylor St: 

10-story mixed-use apartments including approximately 150 residential units and two levels of below grade parking.

A project at 2869 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

206 unit, 6-story apartment building with basement parking and partial retail on the first floor.

1430 NW Glisan St has been submitted for Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Proposal is for a 16 story high rise residential project.

Two buildings at 5833 SW Macadam Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Jivanjee Circosta Architecture:

New construction of 4 story multifamily building with 31 units with onsite parking, site improvements and site amenities

New construction of 3 story multifamily building with 33 units with onsite parking, site improvements and site amenities

Five buildings at 26 SE 146th Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Doug Circosta Architect:

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building; with associated site work; building 1 of 5

Construct new 3 story (24) unit apartment building; building 2 of 5

Construct new 3 story (7) unit apartment building; building 3 of 5

Construct new 3 story (18) unit apartment building; building 4 of 5

Construct new 2 story (1) unit apartment building with laundry on main floor; building 5 of 5

A building permit is under review for a project at 2611 SW Water Ave:

New construction of 100-unit 5story apartment building, with site improvements, onsite parking and interior trash room

A foundation permit was issued to PATH Architecture for Carbon12:

Partial permit for utilities associated with excavation, shoring, and foundation at basement*****see comments re: review by state of oregon building codes division*****

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 2929 SE Stark St (previously 2913 SE Stark St):

Construct new 3 story (46 unit) apartment building with associated site work

Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability).

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan, showing a possible development scenario approximating future growth in the Pearl District over 20 years (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability). At least two of the sites shown as potentially developable have current proposals on them.

It is just over a year since Next Portland last did a roundup of the tallest buildings planned or under construction in Portland. At that time, we counted 25 buildings over 100′ in height planned. Today we count 40. Given the length of time it takes to complete a high rise building, many of the buildings on the 2016 were also on the 2015 list. Four buildings are no longer on the list this year, due to having been completed: Block 17, Pearl West, the Aster Tower and Park Avenue West. Seven buildings that were still in the design phase last year are now under construction. No building on last year’s list is known to have been cancelled.

Read on to see our complete list. Where possible, the heights given are the building height as defined in the Portland Zoning Code and published in the Design Commission’s Final Findings. In some cases the heights have been estimated.

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Tower at 14th & Glisan has second Design Advice hearing (images)

Ankrom Moisan Architects have returned in front of the Design Commission with revised designs for a 16 story tower at NW 14th & Glisan in the Pearl District. The developer behind the 174.5’ tall project is Holland Partner Group. The mixed use building will contain 243 residential unit and 6,414 sq ft of ground floor retail. Parking for 207 vehicles is planned in four levels of below grade parking.

14th & Glisan

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Tower at 14th & Glisan receives Design Advice (images)

Ankrom Moisan Architects have gone before the Design Commission for advice on a 16 story tower proposed for NW 14th & Glisan in the Pearl District. The developer behind the 174.5’ tall project is Holland Partner Group. The mixed use building will contain 244 residential unit and approximately 4,285 sq ft of ground floor retail. Parking for 201 vehicles is planned in three levels of below grade parking.

NW 14th & Glisan

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Metro Reports: New Market Theater, Block 75 Phase II, 1502 NW 19th and more

1502 NW 19th Ave

1502 NW 19th Ave

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

Ankrom Moisan Architects have requested Design Advice for 1430 NW Glisan St:

Type III Design Review for the construction of a 270,000 sq. ft., 15-story residential tower, with approx. 250 units. 5,500 sf of ground floor Retail. A below-grade parking structure will provide 200 spaces. The applicant intends to transfer FAR potential from the 4,300 sq. ft. lot directly north of the site. Bonus FAR for the residential development will also be utilized.

Works Partnership have requested Design Advice for Block 75 Phase II:

Design Advice Request for a 19-story mixed use tower.

Dominek Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 2423 SE 58th Ave:

Proposal is for new six unit apartment development, two buildings, on-site parking, amenity bonus for additional unit, new water and sewer connections.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 12045 N Parker Ave:

Construction of a new commercial retail restaurant with parking lot improvements.

Urban Development Group have requested Early Assistance for a project at 3701 SE Caruthers St:

New 4 story mixed use building, Approximately 2000 sq ft retail & 30 apartments.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at NW 13th & Glisan:

Pre-application conference for a new 6-story mixed use building.

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application discuss an addition to the New Market Theater at 50 SW 2nd Ave:

New 4 story mixed use creative office building addition to the New Market Theater Historic Building.

SERA Architects have submitted 1502 NW 19th Ave for Design Review:

New mixed-use building with 1 ground level retail space and stacked (mechanical) parking (50 spaces). The upper floors will contain 90 residential units. Six stories total.

A building permit is under review for a project at 1841 N Lombard St:

New 3 story – 18 unit apartment building – with associated site utilities and landscaping-attached trash enclosure

Metro Reports: tower on Glisan, office on Albina, and more

4703 N Albina

4703 N Albina by Lever Architecture

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

SolTerra Architecture have requested Design Advice for a project on the parking lot at 3138 N Vancouver:

New development of 100 units of housing with 3,000-4,000 sq ft of ground floor commercial space. Provide 44 parking spaces at grade and in parking garage below grade. 6 stories & basement collecting and re-using storm water onsite.

Hennebery Eddy Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 110 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, on the same block as their recently completed 107 NE Grand project:

Rehab existing stucture to establish commercial/retail space on grd floor; upgrade apartments on the second & third floors. Alternate plan is to fully gut and re-plan apartment floors and add one floor of apartmentson top of building.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a tower at 1430 NW Glisan St:

270,000 gsf 14-story residential tower, approx 273 units. 7,500 sf Retail on the ground floor. Developed jointly with abutting 4,300 sf site. Parking is below grade – 182 total stalls

A building permit was issued to Lever Architecture for one of the structures making up 4703 N Albina:

New two story accessory building with shared trash enclosure, conference room and private office on second level; see comments re: review by State of Oregon Building Codes Division PWB WGBF– DCVA required on domestic, DCDA required on fire, to be installed per PWB guidelines at www.Portlandoregon.Gov.. See permit 15-194172

(the building permit for the other building at 4703 N Albina is Approved to Issue):

New 4-story mass timber office building with elevator; see comments re: review by State of Oregon Building Codes Division DCVA required on Domestic, DCDA required on Fire service, to be installed per PWB installation requirements at www.portlandoregon,gov/water/backflowinstallationrequirements.