Metro Reports: Pearl Block 26, Towne Storage Building, Grant High School and more

Towne Storage

The proposed renovation of the Towne Storage Building, also known as the Blake McFall Company Building

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

LRS Architects have requested Design Advice for Block 26 at NW 14th & Raleigh:

Design Advice Request to discuss a Type III Design Review for a proposed new 12-story residential development with 93 affordable dwelling units. The ground floor will include 18 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd:

Early Assistance appt to discuss the proposed mixed use bldg; 2-4 stories, with ground floor retail or office uses.

Mahlum Architects have requested Early Assistance for the Grant High School Modernization project:

Modernization of existing Grant Highschool, entire facility. Partial demo, full remodel.

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for a portion of the work at the Towne Storage Builidng at 17 SE 3rd Ave:

Interior demolition and structural upgrade, no exterior or site work improvements included – structural upgrade/ seismic strengthening to ASCE 41-13 in preparation for future change of occupancy. No occupancy during construction.

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 5030 SE Stephens St (previously 1916 SE 50th Ave):

Construct new 4 story 83 unit apartment building with underground parking; associated site work

Metro Reports: Oregon Square, 1916 SE 50th, Riverscape Lot 1 and more

Oregon Square

Oregon Square

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

Koz Development have applied for Design Advice for a project at 2211 SW 4th Ave:

110 unit apartment building over surface level parking deck

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled for a project at 6036 SE Foster Rd:

Planned development – YMCA rebuild & multi unit apartment complex

GBD Architects have submitted Oregon Square for Design Review:

The Oregon Square development is a four block superblock development on the site of the existing Oregon Square block. The development is proposed to be four apartment towers around a publicly accessed pedestrian only central landscaped plaza.

Urban Development Group have submitted 1916 SE 50th for building permit:

Construct new 4 story 63 unit apartment building with underground parking; associated site work

An excavation permit was issued to SERA Architects for the Riverscape Lot 1 apartments:

Partial permit for excavation (16 foot depth) and shoring (2 sides, including Natio ROW) only


Weekly Roundup: Lloyd Center Cinema, Pine Street Market and more

Creative Office Redevelopment of the Regal 8 Cinema

Creative Office Redevelopment of the Lloyd Center Regal 8 Cinema

Weekly Roundup: Multnomah County Courthouse, Revolution Hall and more

Block 136

Block 136

  • Block 136, the Tess O’Brien Apartments and the Lloyd Center Remodel were due before the Design Commission on Thursday.
  • In a 4-1 decision, the City Council voted to reject the proposal to demolish a building at 1727 NW Hoyt.
  • In ‘Stark Changes‘ and ‘A New Old Town II‘ Places over Time wrote about the St Francis Park Apartments and Block 8L respectively.
  • The Portland Mercury reported that Revolution Hall, the music venue inside the newly renovated Washington High School, has announced its first shows.
  • Portland Architecture wrote about the design forum for the James Beard Public Market, in which the team from Snøhetta met with various groups, including University of Oregon students.
  • The Oregonian reported that Multnomah County voted to choose “an L-shaped lot at the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge” as its preferred site for a new courthouse.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of the demolition of a 1947 warehouse located at 1916 SE 50th. Though no construction permits have been filed yet, the blog speculates that it will become multifamily housing, given that the property is owned by Urban Development Group.