Weekly Roundup: 21 Astor, Convention Center parking garage, Providore Fine Foods and more

The proposed garage at the Convention Center Hotel

The proposed garage at the Convention Center Hotel

The Portland Business Journal reported that the board of the Portland Development Commission approved a resolution to build a $26 million garage adjacent to Convention Center HotelThe 425-stall parking garage will include 375 stalls dedicated to the hotel. The majority of the remaining stalls will be used by Trimet.

The City is looking for feedback on the Central City 2035 plan, according to the Portland Business Journal. The new plan will rewrite the zoning code for Downtown, the Pearl, the Lloyd District and other areas of Portland’s Central Business District, and was released for public comment this week. Public displays will happen at the Development Services Center from February 22nd to 26th and at the Olympic Mills Building from February 29th to March 4th.

An opinion piece by three employees of ECONorthwest, a regional economic consulting firm, asked if Oregonians really want housing that’s affordable. The authors argued that the first order of business should be to bring the supply of housing into line with demand, and that there are three options to achieve this: build out, build up, or do both.

History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered wrote about the pros and cons of the vacation of a piece of right-of-way in St Johns known as “Ivy Island”. The vacation, which went before City Council this week for a first reading, will allow the Union at St Johns development to move ahead.

Developer Bob Ball has set up a new company, Robert Ball Companies, and is moving forward with a new building at 915 NW 21st Ave. The 21 Astor mixed-use building will include 27 apartments and 4,500 sq ft of ground floor retail.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the under construction Albina Yard office building. The four-story, 16,000 sq ft building is using Oregon fabricated Cross-laminated timber for its primary structure.

Portland Architecture wrote about the lecture and interview given by Kengo Kuma at Portland Art Museum. The Japanese architect is the designer of the new buildings currently under construction at the Portland Japanese Garden.

The Oregonian reported that Patrick Quinton, director of the Portland Development Commission, will step down this year after 5 years leading the agency.

Deconstruction has begun on two 1920s houses at NE 45th and Fremont, according to the Hollywood Star News. The project is the first commercial development so far to take advantage of Bureau of Planning & Sustainability offered incentives for deconstruction over demolition. The buildings will be replaced by the Bridgetown mixed-use development, which include 50 units of housing and 6,000 sq ft of retail.

After news broke about the Ankeny Blocks development last weekend, Food Carts Portland noted that the project could threaten the food carts at SW 5th and Stark, SW 3rd and Washington and SW 2nd and Stark. Journalist Michael Anderson replied with an article published on Medium titled “Chill, Portland: The downtown food carts are not about to close“.

The Willamette Week wrote that like the house in ‘Up’, the Dockside Saloon will live forever in a slot in the Field Office by Hacker Architects.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how the onsite sewer and stormwater treatment system at Hassalo on Eighth saved the developers $1.5 million in City levied development charges. The NORM system treats 100 percent of the grey and black water created by the three residential buildings, along with the Lloyd 700 Office building.

Providore Fine Foods opened this week on NE Sandy, with vendors that include Pastaworks, Flying Fish Company and Oyster Bar, The Meat Monger, Little T Baker, Rubinette Produce Market, Emerald Petals and Arrosto. Eater PDX published photos of the completed interior.

 

Metro Reports: Multnomah County Health Dept HQ, NE MLK & Alberta retail, Field Office and more

Field Office

The Field Office by Hacker architects has been submitted for building permit review

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

ZGF Architects have requested Design Advice for the Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters:

Proposed project is a nine story headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2731 SE Belmont St: 

Proposed apartment project and street improvements storm – drywells for roof with overflow to combo sewer

Johnston Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 8506 N Edison St:

Development of two lots to include three 3-story buildings containing residential units, with a total of 18 units between the 3 buildings. Will need adjustments to parking.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 13434 SE Harold St:

Proposal is to develop site with condominimums using the “A” overlay and amenity bonus to increase density to 16 units total. The existing residence will be removed.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4509 N Montana Ave:

Proposal for multi-family residential housing with group living components proposal will conform to Community Design Standards 33.218 ; live/work loft units @ ground level.

Carleton Hart Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 6651 SW Capitol Hwy:

Proposal is for new construction of a 1500 sf single story building for use as a bath house for ritual Jewish tradition.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 432 NE Jessup St: 

New 12-unit residential building. House to be demo’d.

LRS Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss Block 26 at NW 14th & Raleigh:

Proposal is for a 12-story building with 93 units of affordable housing and associated resident amenities on a 10,000 sf site. Parking for 18 cars will be provided on the ground floor.

Kōz Development have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1015 NW 16th Ave:

Proposal is for a new 133 unit studio apartment building.

William Kaven Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 4073 N Williams Ave:

Proposal is for three levels office space over ground level retail and enclosed parking.

A project at 4330 SW Macadam Ave has been submitted for Design Review :

Proposal is to develop vacant building into a Tesla auto repair center and car showroom.

The renovation of One Pacific Square has been submitted for Design Review:

Expand ground floor by approximately 7,400 sq ft to accommodate indoor bike parking, conference rooms, exercise facility and retail/services uses. New landscaping also proposed.

Kōz Development have submitted a project at 2211 SW 4th Ave for Design Review:

Proposed project is for new construction of six level 114 unit studio apartment building.

Scott Edwards Architecture have submitted a project at 1451 NE Alberta St for building permit review:

Redevelopment of existing building to create ground floor warm shell retail and two floors – 10 units – residential units above. Including street landscaping

Emerick Architects have submitted the NW 21st & Irving Apartments for building permit review:

new 4-story mixed use development with commercial ground floor over one level of underground parking.

A building permit is under review for a project at 4335 SE Belmont St:

New 4 story, 63 unit apartment building with onsite parking, site utilities and landscaping

A building permit is under review for a project at 1931 N Williams Ave:

New five story apartment building with 1 level of below grade parking

A building permit is under review for a project at 7707 SW Capitol Hwy:

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

Hacker Architects have submitted the Field Office for building permit review:

below grade parking structure and foundation work includes mechancail

Tiland/Schmidt Architects have submitted the NE MLK & Alberta retail development for building permit review:

New single story 16,500 square foot masonry building, landscaping, parking, stormwater facility. Shell only, no occupancy this permit.

New single story 8,400 square foot masonry building, landscaping, parking, stormwater facility. Shell only, no occupancy this permit.

New 210 square foot trash enclosure

New 336 square foot trash enclosure

A building permit was issued for a project at 3514 NE Sandy Blvd:

Construct new one story building with associated site work and detached 73 sq ft trash enclosure

A building permit was issued to EPR Design for a project at 17423 SE Sherman St:

Build new 2 story adult care facility with site work

 

Focus: 25 Office Buildings Planned for Portland

Pearl West by Hacker / GBD Architects, the first new office building to break ground in the Central City after the recession

Pearl West by Hacker / GBD Architects, the first new office building to break ground in the Central City after the recession

While Portland has long been considered a desirable place to live, it has traditionally lagged its suburbs—Washington County particulary—in income and job growth. Following the recession this appears to have changed. Employers increasingly desire a location in central Portland. As commercial vacancy rates have dropped and rental rates gone up there has been a sudden influx of new office proposals.

The vast majority of these are speculative projects, where the developer starts work on the project without a specific tenant in mind. Only three of the buildings—the Daimler Trucks North America HQ, the Multnomah County Health Department HQ and the Seven Corners Community Collaborative—are planned for a specific end user.

Click through to see our roundup of the major projects going on right now, arranged in no specific order. Where a significant portion of the building will be used for functions other than office, the area of the office floors alone has been given. Note that the area of any building may not be directly comparable to another due to differences in methods for how floor area is calculated.

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Design Advice offered for the Field Office (images)

Design Advice has been offered to Hacker Architects (formerly known as THA Architecture) for the Field Office on NW Front Ave. The scheme for developer Project^ will include two office buildings, designed to sit in a restored landscape where the architects state that “people are connected to nature at all times”. Together the two buildings will offer 270,000 sq ft of office, ground floor retail and amenity space, as well as underground parking for 221 vehicles.

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Metro Reports: hotel on Burnside, mixed use in Lents, office on Front Ave and more

1320 Broadway, formerly home to the Oregonian

1320 Broadway, formerly home to the Oregonian

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

Works Partnership have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 910 E Burnside:

Proposal is to build a 6 story structure with restaurant/retail on ground floor, indoor/outdoor event space on second floor and four floors of hotel units.

Skylab Architecture have requested Design Advice for a structure that would like Yard at the Burnside Bridgehead to Sideyard:

Design Advice Request for a Type I Skywalk spanning between Blocks 67 & 76 off of East Burnside

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1451 NE Alberta:

Redevelopment of a three-story, mixed-use building with a warm-shell commercial space of the ground floor. 2 levels of residential above (10) one-bed/one-bath units, while preserving the existing building facade. Checking that no stormwater improvements are required – since they are redeveloping.

GPA Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 3131 N Columbia Blvd:

2-story office building with support spaces for manufacturing facility

GBD Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 2301 NW Savier St:

Pre-application conference for a Type III DZ review for a new 4-story mixed use building.

Carleton Hart Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 8710 N Dana Ave:

New Group living facility – Supportive Living for youth phasing out of foster care. Proposal is for 15 unit group living structure.

Hacker (previously THA Architecture) have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project on Lents Town Center Property #3 (South) at 9101 SE Foster Rd:

4-story mixed use development with ground floor commercial. Approximately 28 Parking Spaces

Ankrom Moisan Architects have applied for a Conditional Use Review for a project at 1300 NE 16th Ave:

Combine parking lot for hpp 1300 NE 16th Ave. Directly adjacent house to be demolished at 1716 NE Clackamas St. Proposal is for new two story 10-plex independent living apartments to be built over below grd parking. With 4 adjustments

Hacker (previously THA Architecture) have submitted the Field Office at 2030 NW 17th Ave for Design Review:

Type 3 Design Review w/2 modifications for two 5-6 story office buildings above a “park” that creates a central garden/plaza, lobby areas, retail spaces, and building amenitites.

Allied Works Architecture have submitted 1320 Broadway for building permit review:

Core and shell renovation of existing full block Oregonian building. Partial change of occupancy, convert basement offices to parking. New entrances and windows, new ramp to parking. Reinforce mezzanine for live loads, new opening in elevator shaft for new stop. Relocate existing generator. New restrooms, locker rooms, and showers.

A building permit has been issued for a project at 6518 SE Division St:

New 3-story apartment building with 9 units, detached 71 sq ft fenced trash enclosure, parking lot and associated site work. No truss package provided

A building permit has been issued to Dustrud Architecture for a project at 2605 NE 7th Ave:

6-story, 68 unit multifamily apartment (5 over 1) with 1 story 43 cars/75 bikes underground parking.

A grading permit has been issued to Opsis Architecture for the Oregon Zoo Education Center:

Site work for new Oregon Zoo Education Center. Demo 3 buildings (see separate permits),demo existing below grade utilities and site prep for future buildings related to new education center.

Pre-Application Conference scheduled for 2030 NW 17th Ave

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by THA Architecture to discuss an office development at 2030 NW 17th Ave. The development by Project^ would include two separate buildings over a shared below grade parking structure. Uses shown on plan at the ground floor include retail spaces, two cafes, a library, a meeting hall and a childcare area. Overall the project would include around 300,000 sq ft of leasable space.

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Metro Reports: Jantzen Apartments, NAYA Generations, Clay Creative and more

The Jantzen Apartments, as presented at Design Advice in 2014

The Jantzen Apartments, as presented at Design Advice in 2014

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

THA Architecture have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 2030 NW 17th Ave, the site where Front 17 was previously proposed:

Proposal for 2 buildings 5-8 floors, ground floor retail and upper floors office space. Underground parking

Design Department Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a building at 1139 SW Morrison St:

New office building – 58,000 sq ft on 6 floors plus 10,000 sq ft basement. Ground floor lobby and retail spaces.

Portland Public Schools have applied for a Type III Conditional Use Review for NAYA Generations at 5205 SE 86th Ave:

Housing (40 residential units) community center and school with xterior central plaza pathways and parking with 5 concurrent adjustments

SERA Architects have submitted the Jantzen Apartments at 518 NE 20th Ave for Design Review:

6-story market rate apartment building with 230 units and below grade parking on a full block site.

A building permit was issued to Orangewall Studios for 4008 SE Division St:

New wood frame 3 story 10-unit multi family housing

A building permit was issued for a building at 4928 SE Franklin St:

Construct new 3 story 6 unit apartment building with associated site work, 24 sf detached covered trash enclosure at nw corner of property***septic decommissioning required. Emick 3/25/15*** septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

A building permit was issued for a building at 7300 SW Garden Home Rd:

Construct new 2 story building to include 8 apartment units, 2 flow through stormwater planters, bike parking, parking lot upgrades, detached trash enclosure

A series of building permits were issued for a development at 177 NE 147th Ave:

Building 1 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units, parking lot and associated site work included, detached covered trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft in area

Building 2 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units

Building 3 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units

Building 4 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, office on main floor, 2 additional units above

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for Clay Creative:

New industrial office building with structured parking at lower level and the below grade parking area will also utilize the existing retaining wall, adjacent surface parking lot will utilize the exterior wall of the existing building at the perimeter