Weekly Roundup: 7 Southeast Stark, 1727 NW Hoyt, Press Blocks, and more

7 Southeast Stark

7 Southeast Stark will include four floors of office space above 6 levels of structured parking.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction progress at 7 Southeast Stark, the 10-story mixed use building being squeezed into a parcel between I5 and the Union Pacific railroad tracks*. Plans for a nearby 9 story office building at 129 SE Alder, also designed by Works Progress Architecture for Harsch Properties, have been put on hold.

Construction on the Press Blocks will start this month, reports the Oregonian. The first phase of development will include the half block office building, now known as Canvas. Construction on the 23-story tower is expected to start in 2019, however financing has yet to be secured.

The Northwest Examiner wrote about the impact of the ethics complaints leveled against Historic Landmarks Commissioner Wendy Chung, over her involvement in the review of the affordable housing development at 1727 NW Hoyt St.

The City of Portland is moving to preserve and create new affordable homes near the proposed SW Corridor MAX line, reports the Oregonian.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress at the TwentyTwenty Condominiums in Sullivan’s Gulch.

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Affordable Housing at NW 18th and Hoyt approved by Landmarks Commission (images)

A 148-unit affordable housing development in the Alphabet Historic District has been approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission. The development is being designed by Carleton Hart Architecture for nonprofit developer and housing provider Northwest Housing Alternatives. The project will be comprised of two buildings, which with varying levels of affordability (income limits will be 0-60% Area Median Income). The north building at NW 18th & Irving is intended to be workforce housing with no age restrictions. The south building at NW 18th & Hoyt will incorporate and add to the existing Buck Prager building, and is intended to serve low-income, vulnerable seniors. As part of the development the Buck Prager building will receive a seismic upgrade. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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Weekly Roundup: Redd on Salmon, Garlington Place, TwentyTwenty, and more

The Redd

The Redd East involves the adaptive reuse of a 1918 ironworks building in the Central Eastside.

Construction is nearing completion on the east building at The Redd on Salmon Street, the two-block food distribution hub by the Ecotrust. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress made to date.

In what is believed to be a first for Portland, a quarter of the units at the TwentyTwenty Condominiums are being marketed exclusively to buyers who live in Asia, reports the Oregonian.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the recently completed Garlington Place Apartments in Northeast Portland. The 52 unit development includes a mix of homes designated as affordable to people earning under 60% of median family income, for veterans, and for clients of the adjacent health clinic in critical need.

The Oregonian reported that the 148-unit affordable housing development at 1727 NW Hoyt St was approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission. Housing activist and attorney Alan Kessler has filed a lawsuit against the City of Portland, over the high cost of extracting public records, according to the Willamette Week. Kessler had requested records related to the involvement of one of the members of the Landmarks Commission during early Design Advice Request meetings.

Landmarks Commission Offers Advice on 1727 NW Hoyt St (images)

An affordable housing development in the Alphabet Historic District has gone in front of the Historic Landmarks Commission for three Design Advice Request (DAR) hearings, in advance of its land use review application. The project is being designed by Carleton Hart Architecture for nonprofit developer and housing provider Northwest Housing Alternatives. The project will be comprised of two buildings. The north building at NW 18th & Irving is intended to be workforce housing. The south building at NW 18th & Hoyt will incorporate and add to the existing Buck Prager building, and is intended to serve low-income, vulnerable seniors. As part of the development the Buck Prager building will receive a seismic upgrade.

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Metro Reports: Zeal Lofts, Glass Lab, Fernhill Crossing, and more

The Zeal Lofts on N Williams (currently addressed as N Vancouver) will include 205 micro units. The project is being designed by Jackson Main Architecture for developer Vibrant Cities.

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 June 11th to June 17th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 6968 N Montana Ave:

Construction of a new 3-story, 34-unit apartment building (all residential).

Early Assistance has been requested by Integrate Architecture and Planning for a project at 3962 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Demo existing restaurant and replace with a new 2100 sq ft single story building for a new restaurant. Parking, exterior terrace, landscape, and stormwater facilities, and sidewalk improvements are included in the scope of work.

Con-way Blocks 292W and 291W at 1417 NW 20th Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Construct two 6-story market-rate apartment buildings with ground floor retail and basement parking. Modifications requested to bike parking width and vehicle stall size.

A project at 1727 NW Hoyt St has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Carleton Hart Architects:

100-day-review-timeline. Construct two new buildings and renovate existing building which is a contributing resource in the Alphabet Historic District. A total of 148 affordable housing units across the three buildings.

Glass Lab at 1805 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Change of occupancy from M to B. Core & shell remodel of 1st & 2nd floors of (E) building – remove all interior partitions, fixtures, & stairs; add walls to create new tenant spaces on 2nd floor; replace storefront & overhead doors; (4) new mezzanines, new stairs, bathrooms, & offices; restripe & landscape parking lot *** no tenants this permit *** w/18-187700-MT ***

A project at 1475 SE 100th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by CB|Two Architects:

Addition to existing skilled nursing facility including 18 new beds. See 18-103623-LU.

A project at 4242 SE Milwaukie Ave has been re-submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story mixed use building, west wing has (3) retail spaces on level 1, (4) office spaces on level 2, and (4) apartment units on level 3. East wing has tuck-under parking and (12) apartment units.

Fernhill Crossing at 4250 NE Portland Highway has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction 1 of 4 mutifamily residential building with 4 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 2 of 4 mutifamily residential building with 8 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 1 of 4 multifamily residential building with 4 units. Includes site improvements; uncovered trash enclosure. **mech permit to be obtained separately**

A project at 621 NE Randall Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-unit, 3 story apartment building with associated sitework *** floor and roof trusses to be a DFS ***

The Zeal Lofts at 3185 N Vancouver Ave have been submitted for building permit review:

New 6 story mixed-use 205 group living unit, 10 full unit apartment building with 3-4 tenant spaces on ground floor and onsite below grade parking, includes associated sitework w/18-185085-MT

A building permit was issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 6640 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New 4 story mixed use building, 18 apartment units, ground floor shell tenant space, interior trash enclosure. Associated site work. Mechanical permit separate.

A building permit was issued for a project at 2630 NE Dekum St:

Construct new three story apartment building with 12 units and associated site work

Weekly Roundup: Portland Diamond Project, 126 NE Alberta, 1727 NW Hoyt, and more

A proposed development at 1727 NW Hoyt St, designed by Carleton Hart Architecture for Northwest Housing Alternatives, would include 149 units of affordable housing.

The Oregonian reported that the management group behind the Portland Diamond Project, which hopes to bring Major League Baseball to the city, have put in offers for two sites: the Portland Public Schools Blanchard Education Service Center near the Rose Quarter and the Esco Industrial site in Northwest Portland. The paper also reported that the group has spent $30,000 lobbying city hall to date. The Willamette Week reported that the offer to PPS would include giving the school district the former Banfield Pet Hospital Headquarters on 82nd Avenue.

History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered wrote about how the threat of a large apartment building at 1727 NW Hoyt St has led one neighbor to dig deep into history.

Portland for Everyone wrote about how an upzone at 126 NE Alberta St would turn a parking lot into 50 below-market-rate homes. An op-ed in the Oregonian described the proposal as the “21st-century version of red-lining“.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on plans for to build the Oregon Harbor of Hope homeless shelter at the Broadway Bridge. The proposal is latest in a number of plans for the site*, which have included One Waterfront Place and the Broadway Bridge-Naito Parkway Apartments. In an article about the project the Portland Tribune revealed that plans for a shelter in an existing building at 320 NW Hoyt St have now been abandoned due to the high costs of converting the building to a new use.

OPB reported on Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative Inc’s plans to plans to bring African-American families back to North Portland.

The Portland Business Journal published a visual tour of CENTRL Office’s latest space in the 12th & Morrison office building.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published construction photos of the Redfox Commons.  The project involves the conversion of the Old Freeman Factory in Northwest Portland into creative office space.

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Weekly Roundup: Adidas Campus Expansion, 1727 NW Hoyt, Restoration Hardware, and more

The Adidas Campus Expansion is being designed by LEVER Architecture

Three new buildings are planned* as part of the Adidas Campus Expansion, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

In a two-part series, the Portland Tribune analyzed why new apartments so expensive and offered 9 ways to make apartments cheaper.

The Portland Tribune reported that polling for Metro shows that voters might support a $1 billion regional affordable housing bond.

The Oregonian wrote about wrote about the member of Portland’s Historic Landmarks Commission who is weighing in on a proposal at 1727 NW Hoyt Stdirectly across from her own house.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the “posh new furnishings and design gallery” opened by Restoration Hardware on NW 23rd Ave.

The Business Tribune reported on the history of various development proposals for Old Town Chinatown Block 33.

Portland for Everyone argued that the Riverplace Redevelopment was saved by the city’s affordability mandate.

OPB reported on the future of the Artists Repertory Theatre, which will include selling half their site at 1515 SW Morrison St for new housing.

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Metro Reports: Blackburn Building, 1727 NW Hoyt, 1120 SE Main, and more

A building permit was issued for Central City Concern’s Blackburn 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. This post covers November 13th to November 19th, 2017.

Design Advice has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for a project at 1727 NW Hoyt St:

Two new buildings and restoration of a Historic building (Contributing Structure) in Alphabet district.

Early Assistance has been requested by Design Department for a project at 4212 N Interstate Ave:

Current Code – New 4 story mixed use building. 1st floor retail 15 apartments proposed, no parking proposed.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a project at 1120 SE Main St:

The proposal is a 1.5 acre site comprised of an existing two story commercial building to be renovated to be creative office/retail, a new wood framed five story multi-family building with ground floor retail, and a new manufacturing and production building with above with above grade parking. Total development to contain 72 apartments, 66,000 gsf manufacturing and production, and 94 vehicular parking stalls.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Case Design Group to discuss a project at 2231 NW Pettygrove St:

Current Code – New 5 story 29 unit apartment building. Purposed development valuation will trigger a Type 3 review.

A project at 4941 NE 14th Pl has been submitted for building permit review by CIDA Architects:

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

A building permit was issued for a project at 6041 NE Flanders St (previously 6035 NE Flanders St):

Construct 3 story, 4 plex building with 2 tuck under garages, 2 units on lowest level, 2 main floor units with upper levels above, no detached trash area, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 7070 N Montana Ave (previously 7032 N Montana Ave):

Construct new 3 story six plex, no parking, detached trash enclosure less than 120sf in area, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 7210 N Burlington Ave (previously 7220 N Burlington Ave):

New 3-story, 19-unit multifamily apartment structure***deferred submittals: pre-engineered wood floor joists, pre-engineered wood roof joists, built in landscape irrigation (design build)***

A building permit was issued for a project at 123 SE 13th Ave  (previously SE 13th and Ankeny):

New 87 unit, 4 story apartment building with roof deck. 5 parking spaces, landscaping and utilities

A building permit was issued for a project at 3618 SE 92nd Ave:

New construction of employee lift dispatch building with dispatch, training, offices, kitchen and two bathrooms; Site Improvements including new vehicle storage area and employee parking area; re-paving private road leading to parking area. Adjacent lift storage building under permit 17-187922-CO.

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for The Blackburn Building (also known as the Eastside Health Center) at 12121 E Burnside St:

New 6 story mixed use building to consist of medical clinic, mix of transitional housing and mult family residential housing

Weekly Roundup: Rothko Pavilion, Alphabet District Downzoning, 5035 NE Sandy, and more

Rothko Pavilion

The Portland Art Museum’s Rothko Pavilion

The Oregonian reported on Portland Art Museum’s multimillion-dollar expansion. The Rothko Pavilion will connect the museum’s two existing buildings, which are currently only joined below ground. Places Over Time took a look at Vinci Hamp Architects’ design for the structure.

The Business Tribune wrote about a request by the Northwest District Association to downzone parts of the Alphabet Historic District, which would reduce the amount of housing that could be built in the area. According to the paper it would “kill” plans to build a 160-unit project at 1727 NW Hoyt St, which “would provide 60 years of affordability for seniors making $15,000 or less.”

The DJC wrote about plans by Oregon Democrats to “introduce a package of legislation next year to lift a ban on rent control and provide new protections to tenants facing eviction.” *

The Portland Business Journal wrote about the developers lining “up to back Portland’s affordable housing measure“.

Despite not having an approved design, a ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Multnomah County Central Courthousereported the Business Tribune. The building is scheduled to go in front of the Historic Landmarks Commission for approval on October 24th.

Venerable Properties has released details of what will replace Der Rheinlander at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd. A new “multi-specialty health care center” owned by The Portland Clinic will be built on the site, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The Central Eastside’s newest coworking space has opened in Slatereported the Portland Business Journal. CENTRL Office will occupy 22,000 sq ft of space across two floors of the Burnside Bridgehead building.

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