Image of the Press Blocks development in Goose Hollow, from the project’s second Design Advice Request hearing in October 2016 (image by Mithun)
According to the Portland Business Journal the sale of the former Oregonian printing facilities in Goose Hollow has closed. Urban Renaissance Group and Security Properties paid $20 million for the site, which is set to be redevelopment as the Press Blocks.
The Business Tribune wrote about the new leadership at Holst Architecture.
After more than 20 years, Mark Edlen has handed over the reins at Gerding Edlen, reports the Portland Business Journal.
The NW Examiner reported that the amount of ground retail at the Vista Pearl (formerly Block 20) will be reduced from what was originally approved.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is looking for feedback on what type of bike parking should be required at new apartment buildings, reported BikePortland.
The DJC wrote about how local architecture firms make decisions on whether to speak up on political issues.*
The prospect of lower corporate taxes under President Trump is having a chilling effect on one of the main sources of financing for affordable housing developments, wrote the Portland Mercury. Local projects affected include Innovate Housing’s NW 14th & Raleigh development, which now has a $1.8 million funding gap.
The Portland Business Journal took a look at the Swift Headquarters, completed last year in the former Rose City Awnings building in NW.
As part of their Architect’s Questionnaire series, Portland Architecture interviewed Nat Slayton of ZGF Architects.
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