Weekly Roundup: Hampton Inn, Custom Blocks, Garlington Center, and more

Custom Blocks

Interior of the Custom Blocks development, by developer Capstone Partners and architect Scott Edwards Architecture.

Eater PDX reported that chef David Machado will open Tanner Creek Tavern this summer in the Pearl District Hampton Inn & Suites.

The Business Tribune looked at the transformation of the Goat Blocks.

Places over Time studied the past, present and future of the Lloyd Districtwhich is being transformed by developments such as Oregon Square, 1400 NE Multnomah, 1510 NE Multnomah and Block 45.

The Custom Blocks at 1340 SE 9th Ave and 925 SE Main St are the latest industrial buildings in the Central Eastside to be converted to creative office use. The Business Tribune looked at how the buildings are evolving.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the Garlington Center affordable housing / health care development has been awarded $4.5M in tax credits.

Oregon Business reported that Portland is getting ready to issue $9 million of bonds to fund future affordable housing projects, backed by revenues from short term rentals such as airbnb.

Second Phase of Lloyd Cinemas Redevelopment Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered to Holst Architecture for the second phase of the redevelopment of the Lloyd Cinemas site. The development will contain 520 apartment units and approximately 26,047 sq ft of retail space. 349 vehicular parking spaces are proposed. The project is being developed by a consortium of developers, collectively called Portland Lloyd Center Community, LLC.

1510 NE Multnomah St

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Metro Reports: 1510 NE Multnomah St Phase II, 3403 N Mississippi, Cathedral Flats, and more

Site Plan for 1510 NE Multnomah St (Phase II) as presented to the City for the Pre-Application Conference in October 2016

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 Holst Architects for 1510 NE Multnomah St (Phase II):

Proposal is to develop the existing parking east of Sears and the site currently occupied by Lloyd cinemas into a mixed use community.

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

Project is for new development on site currently occupied by Lloyd cinemas and the existing parking lot east of Sears into a mixed use community. It will include three “5-over-1” buildings that together contain 520 apartment units. Buildings 1 & 2 share underground parking facility for resident use only.

Early Assistance has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 2517 SE 82nd Ave:

New affordable housing projet (LIHTC awarded through 2016 OHCS): 4-story transit-oriented mixed-use multi-family residential w/48 low-income units, ground floor commercial, & 18 parking stalls.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the N Williams Center at 2156 N Williams Ave:

Proposal is to demolish 2 existing one story commercial buildings. Build new affordable apartment project, 55′ tall, 5 story, 66 units, 78,000 sf, plus 2 story, 4 units, 5,000 sf with basement bike parking; total 70 units, 83,000 sf, 32 spaces. Exist community service use to remain, thus inst. Dev. Stds, CU.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects for a project at 2135 NW 29th Ave:

Project will allow development to proceed with residential development prior to change in zoning from EG to R1 and EX. Project also includes a street vacation.

A project at 919 N Cook St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment review by Works Progress Architecture:

Request is for an adjustment to loading standard for (1) standard a space to (1) standard b space. New core and shell, development of 4-story wood frame construction over a 2-story concrete podium/daylight baement level for workspace. Proposed wholesale or industrial service use on upper levels and proposed retail or office and parking on lower levels. Two stairs and one elevator accesses each floor. Project to be costructed on vacant lot.

A project at 2034 NW 27th Ave has been submitted for a Type III Zoning Map Amendment:

Properties in question are located at 2638 nw wilson st and 2034 nw 27th ave. There are two warehouses on the property both of which will remaiin.The property has been included in the city’s mixed employment zoning project. Applicant wishes to pursue a zone change in compliance with the comp plan that will result in the same zoning designation for the property that the city has already proposed in the ME project.

A project at 3403 N Mississippi Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

New 6 story, 214 apartment building with 126 basement & 17 ground level parking stalls and 2400 GSF retail space

A project at 6917 N Charleston Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Crescent Custom Homes:

Construct new 3 story (4) unit apartment building with associated site work. 4.5 ft retaining wall

A project at 3325 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by Hacker Architects:

Construct new 4 story, 30 unit apartment building, trash area at main floor of building, includes associated site work

A project at 10734 NE Wygant St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story apartment building; three bedroom flats and townhouse style on top and associated site work as well as 87 sf trash enclosure

A project at 2502 SE 29th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

New 4-story, 50 unit, apartment building with basement garage and ground floor retail. Stormwater is proposed to be disposed of through stormwater planters at the south property line. Ground floor retail/coffee shop space is shell and restroom only, future tenant improvements under separate permit at a later date.

A project at 4806 SE 16th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of four level(three story plus basement) self-storage facility. Scope includes site improvements, parking and landscaping. S1 and B accessory use.

A project at 8045 SE 82nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story storage facility with 711 storage units, interior trash enclosure on main floor, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for the Cathedral Flats at 7228 N Burlington Ave:

Construct new 2 story (24 unit) apartment building with associated site work


This post originally identified the architects of 2502 SE 29th Ave as Otak. The post has been corrected to indicate that the architects for the project are William Wilson Architects.

Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of 2016

5 MLK

The post about 5 MLK’s first Design Advice Request hearing was Next Portland’s most popular post of the year. [See this follow up post for the most recent images of the project.]

2016 is the second full year Next Portland has been in operation. With development showing no signs of slowing down it’s been a busy year. We published 234 new blog posts, and our development map now has almost 800 unique projects listed (including completed and cancelled projects). Over the course of the year the site had almost 900,000 page views; up 84% over 2015.

6 of the articles that made the top 25 viewed posts were published in 2015; 2 were published in 2014. Our second most popular article from the 2015 list, about the Goat Blocks, was still the fourth most popular article of 2016 despite having been written in December 2014. Our most popular post of 2015, about the 25 tallest buildings planned in the city, remained in the list at third place, and was just beaten out in popularity by the updated 2016 list. Two pioneering Cross Laminated Timber buildings, Carbon12 and Framework, took up three places on the list.

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

  1. Under construction in the Pearl – The Abigail (images)
  2. City Council overturns Design Commission; Jupiter Hotel will be clad in Asphalt Shingles (images)
  3. Design Reviewed for High-Rise Timber Building Framework (images)
  4. Focus: 25 Office Buildings Planned for Portland
  5. Design Commission approves 15 story building at 4th & Harrison (images)
  6. Burnside Bridgehead, pt I: Block 75 (images)
  7. 1510 NE Multnomah has third Design Advice hearing (images)
  8. Design Commission approves Block 20 condominium tower (images)
  9. 17 story tower planned for Fishels Furniture site (drawings)
  10. Works Partnership present 19 story Burnside Bridgehead tower to Design Commission (images)
  11. 30 Story Tower Planned at SW 11th & Washington
  12. Burnside Bridgehead, Pt II: Block 67 (Images)
  13. Design Commission approves affordable housing on St Francis Park (images)
  14. Under Construction: Pearl Block 136 (images)
  15. North Pearl High-Rises, Part II: The Overton (images)
  16. Focus: 20 new hotels proposed for Portland
  17. Design Approved for Framework, America’s Tallest Timber Building (images)
  18. Lloyd Cinemas Parking Lot Redevelopment Approved (images)
  19. Portland Housing Bureau announces Super NOFA projects (images)
  20. Under Construction: The Porter hotel (images)
  21. Design Approved for First Tall Cross-laminated Timber Building in America (images)
  22. LOCA @ the Goat Blocks (images)
  23. Focus: 25 Tallest Buildings Planned or Under Construction (2015)
  24. Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)
  25. 5 MLK receives Design Advice (images)

Metro Reports: Hoyt20, 419 SW 4th, 51 NE Weidler, and more

606 NE 20th Ave

A builing permit was issued for the Hoyt20 Apartments

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 and a Pre-Application Conference scheduled by Works Partnership for a project at 404 NW 23rd Ave:

Proposal is for a new four story development with basement and surface parking. The roof will have a deck and be used for mechanical storage.

Proposal is for a new four story multi-unit development with basement parking and a provision for additional at grade surface parking. The roof will include a deck and mechanical storage.

Design Advice has been requested by ZGF Architects for a project at 419 SW Washington St:

30-story mixed use (housing/hotel) with five stories of underground parking. Existing building has a two stories of below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Wilson Architects for a project at 2502 SE 29th Ave:

New four story, 50 unit apartment building with basement garage and ground floor retail.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 5009 N Interstate Ave:

Proposed project is a 5-story apartment building with 70+ residential apartments. Ground level surface parking will be provided, as well as secure bike room. Will go through design review instead of meeting community design standards. Adjustment to drive through aisle will be requested.

Early Assistance has been requested by Mackenzie for a project at 627 SE Division Pl:

Demo existing structures and construct a new 4 story self-storage facility.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hennebery Eddy Architects for a project at 341 SW 10th Ave:

Early Assistance w/meeting to discuss an addition of up to 2 floors on top of the existing building, which houses a “walk-in” theatre. Those floors would include add’l theatres, food service, common space, and potentially offices.

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project at 1725 SE Tenino St:

Proposal is for a new apartment building with 78 units. Existing structures will be demolished.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by LRS Architects for a project at 51 NE Weidler St:

Proposal for a mixed use full block development. Ground floor auto dealership facing Broadway and commercial tenant spaces facing Weidler. Below grade parking and behicle service bay for dealership operations. One level of residential parking above the dealership with five floors of residential units. Outdoor terrace and green roof over residential parking structure.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Holst Architecture regarding 1510 NE Multnomah St:

New mixed use development of 2, 6 story 1st floor retail/live work apartment buildings. Approximately 520 market rate units with below grade parking.

A project at 1825 NW 23rd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Partnership:

Type III Design Review for a 5-story mixed use building with ground-level retail. Project includes basement parking.

A project at 6805 SE 52nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

New 3 story mixed use building with (15) apartments and (2) retail spaces, site improvements, detached trash enclosure and gazebo each less than 120 sq ft.

New 3 story apartment building with (12) units

A project at 9525 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 2 story (7 unit) apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued to MCA Architects for The Woodlark hotel at 813 SW Alder St:

Combine Woodlark Building (B occupancy) and Cornelius Hotel (R-2 occupancy) into a single Hotel (R-1 occupancy,) with 150 rooms, restaurant, bar and retail amenity area. (see 15-173142 CO for interior demolition permit)

A building permit was issued for a project at 7711 SW Capitol Highway (previously 7707 SW Capitol Highway):

New four story apartment building, 72 units, approximately 40 parking stalls, 2 retail spaces, ***demo permit for existing structure to be obtained separately***

A building permit was issued for the Hoyt20 Apartments at 620 NE 20th Ave:

New construction of a 6-story 59unit apartment building including parking and retail on level 1. Levels 3-6 contain a mix of apartment including studios, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedrooms. Level 6 also has an amenity deck along the west property line. Retail space on level 1 is to be built out under a separate permit with no occupancy this permit. Demo of existing building to be under separate permit. Demo plans included for reference only.

A building permit was issued for a project at 6400 N Montana Ave (previously 6404 N Montana):

New 6 unit, 3 story apartment with associated site work and landscaping