Weekly Roundup: Overlook Pointe fire, 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, Field Office, and more

10th & Yamhill Smart Park

Conceptual image of a renovated 10th & Yamhill Smart Park garage (image by FFA Architecture & Interiors)

The Portland Development Commission received three offers for Centennial Mills, according to The Oregonian. All three offers, valued at $1,000, $100,000 and $3.45 million, were rejected. The redevelopment agency will now consider “how/whether to reengage the market”.

The DJC reported that the under construction Overlook Pointe condominium development at 5425 N Minnesota Ave was burned down in a fire* early Wednesday morning.

The PDC voted to sell property at 1053–1201 NW Naito Parkway to The Wolff Company for $9 million. The Oregonian reported that the developer plans to build 340 apartments on the site, 68 of which would be affordable for at least 10 years.

KGW covered the 1,200 apartments coming to the area in and around the Con-way Masterplan area in NW Portland. Construction is underway on Blocks 294E and 295E and the Leland James Buildingwhich are following on from the LL Hawkins and Slabtown MarketplaceImmediately outside of the masterplan area is Q21, which is nearing completion.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the “new mood in Chinatown“, which after decades of divestment might be seeing a change in its fortunes. The Society Hotel opened last year, and will soon be joined by the newly renovated Mason Erhman Building Annex, Overland Warehouse Company Building and Grove Hotel.

The Portland Mercury profiled Swift Real Estate Partners, the San Francisco Investment Firm that is “Snatching Up Old Town Real Estate“. The company’s acquisitions include the New Market Theatera historic building adjacent to the Skidmore Fountain that could receive a significant addition.

Project^’s Field Office will create a “300,000-square-foot urban campus“, according to the Portland Business Journal. Construction recently started on the Hacker-designed buildings at NW Front and 17th.

More than 1,000 people applied for the 65 housing units available to people displaced from North and Northeast Portland, according to The Oregonian.

The City is planning a $25 million renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, according to the Portland Business Journal. The scope of the project will include addressing seismic and ADA deficiencies in the existing structure.

Three new surf shops are set to open in the next year, reports The Oregonian. These include Cosube, which will open in Slate at the Burnside Bridgehead, and Leeward Northwest Surf & Sea, which will open in New New Crusher Court at 2450 NE Sandy Blvd.

According to the Portland Business Journal, furniture retailer Room & Board will open next year in the Pearl District’s newly renovated Fisk Tire Company Building.

The Business Tribune wrote about a day in the life of the team at OHSU working on the Knight Cancer Research Building.

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Metro Reports: Mason Ehrman Building Annex, St Francis Park Apartments, 97th Ave Gymnasium and more

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments by MWA Architects, which will include 106 units of affordable housing.

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

Brett Schulz Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 10561 SE Division St:

Remove existing one story building and build new two story building adding 150 ft drive thru which will enter on SE 106th ave and exit on to SE division.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1332 N Skidmore St:

Proposed 5-story apartment building with underground parking.

Oh Planning+Design architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 10234 NE Prescott St:

Early Assistance – Planner only – to discuss the construction of a three story building with associated site improvements at MHCC Maywood.  

FFA Architecture + Interiors have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1320 NW 17th Ave:

Proposing a mixed-use building with ground floor retail and 6 multi-family units at the first floor plus 8 floors of multi-family apartments and underground parking.

Deacon Development Group have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 4224 NE Halsey St:

100 unit apartment building proposed on the NE corner of the site.

VWR Development have submitted a project at 3910 NE Garfield Ave for Design Review:

4-story multi-family apartment building. Please note there is a concurrent review happening for a Amendment to LU 13-102007 LDS, with an adjustment to minimum lot dimensions and a lot consolidation. That concurrent case is LU 16-132893 AS, LC, AD.

Holst Architecture have submitted the Asian Health and Services Center at 9005 SE Foster Rd for Design Review:

Design review for new 29,000 sq ft 3-story building which will include offices, community gathering spaces, and ground floor office lease space. Modification request to loading standards. Modification request to on-site locations of vehicle areas.

Building permits are under review for projects at the Muslim Community Center, located at 5325 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction of modular building

New construction of pavilion

A building permit is under review for a project at 432 NE Jessup St:

Construct new 3 store (12) unit apartment building with associated site utilities

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the renovation of the Mason Ehrman Building Annex at 222 NW 5th Ave:

Core and shell renovation of historic building for future (B) tenants, change of occupancy from (S1) to (B), remodel all 3 stories of annex portion of building; includes seismic upgrade to annex. Includes seismic upgrades to adjacent Kalberer tower per stipulation of temporary certificate of occupancy of permit 00-159263CO; ; site work includes work in ROW and street trees/landscaping

A building permit was issued to MWA Architects for the St Francis Park Apartments at 1177 SE Stark St:

new 4-story, 72,055 sf, Type VA, 106 unit apartment building including improvements in vacated SE Oak St to meet superblock requirements.

Building permits were issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 1340 NE Killingsworth St:

New 3 story apartment building with 6 units, 50 sq ft detached trash enclosure, associated site work. North building, 1 of 2, **w/ 14-255316-CO**.

New 3 story apartment building with 6 units. South building, 2 of 2, **w/ 14-255312-CO**

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for a project at 2330 NW Raleigh St:

New fourstory, 40unit apartment complex with lobby; on site bike parking and interior trash enclosure;including site work

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for the 97th Ave Gymnasium:

Construct new gymnasium, new parking area with accessible stall, repave existing parking area at 4 plex, 98 sq ft trash enclosure

A building permit was issued to Architects Van Lom Group for a project at 13031 SE Foster Rd:

Construction of new 68-unit assisted care facility

 

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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Landmarks Commission presents State of the City Preservation Report

The Block 8L building in Skidmore Old Town, which is now under construction. The design was cited as an example of the positive contribution made by the Historic Landmarks Commission during their review.

The Block 8L building in Skidmore Old Town, which is now under construction. The design was cited as an example of the positive contribution made by the Historic Resource Review process.

The Historic Landmarks Commission has presented its 2015 State of City Preservation Report to the Portland City Council. The report gave an update to the Council on the work of the Commission, made suggestions for priorities to be addressed in the coming year and identified potential threats to historic resources in the city. Presenting the report was outgoing Chair Brian Emerick, joined by Commission member Kirk Ranzetta. A similar report was delivered earlier in the year by the Design Commission.

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Landmarks Commission approves Mason Ehrman Building Annex renovations (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved plans for a major renovation of the Mason Ehrman Building Annex, which will turn the existing cold storage warehouse into creative office space. The building, also known as the Zellerbach Paper Company Building, is being converted by Beam Development and GAW Capital. The architects for the project are SERA.

Mason Erhman Annex / Zellerbach Paper Company Building

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Metro Reports: Dharma Rain Zen Center, Mason Erhman Building Annex, Greeley & Killingsworth and more

Dharma Rain Zen Center meditation hall

Dharma Rain Zen Center meditation hall

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

SERA Architects have applied for a Type III Historic Resource Review for renovation to the Mason Erhman Building Annex:

The Mason Ehrman Building Annex – Core & Shell Renovation Of Existing 2 Story Warehouse Building . 2 Modifications To Exterior Openings & Window Sill Height

Schemata Workshop have applied for building permits for 8 new buildings for the Dharma Rain Zen Center at 8500 NE Siskiyou St:

Construct 2 story, 6 unit apartment building, site work included

Construct 2 story, 5 unit apartment building, site work included

Construct 2 story, 5 unit apartment building, site work included

Construct 2 story, 5 unit apartment building, site work included

Construct 2 story, 5 unit apartment building, site work included

Construct 2 story, 5 unit apartment building, site work included

Construct single story common house, includes kitchen and dining area, sitting room, craft room, 2 guest rooms, laundry area, 3 restrooms and storage

Construct 5 bay garage structure with attached covered trash enclosure at east elevation, new parking lot with stormwater facilities and accessible parking

A building permit application has been received for a project at 4227 N Massachusetts Ave:

New construction of three level, 12 unit apartment complex; no onsite parking

A building permit application has been received for a project at 1324 SE Oak St by Otak Architects:

New 4 story wood frame apartment building with underground parking; basement parking to include new bike storage and trash enclosure;

Building permits have been issued to Works Partnership for their Greeley & Killingsworth project:

Bldg 1 of 2 – new 11 unit 3 story apartment bldg with mixed use on street level

Bldg 2 of 2 – new 15 unit 3 story apartment bldg with courtyard

Mason Erhman Building Annex Renovations (images)

SERA Architects and Beam Development have received initial Design Advice from the Historic Landmarks Commission for renovations of the Mason Erhman Building Annex, also known as the Zellerbach Paper Company Building. The project will convert the existing storage building into office space, with the potential for ground floor retail. Many of the improvements required to make it a viable commercial space will not be visible from the street, and will include adding thermal insulation at the inside face of the exterior walls and above the roof as well as installing a new HVAC system.

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Mason Erhman Building Annex (images)

SERA Architects have requested Design Advice for renovations at the Mason Erhman Building Annex at 208 NW 5th Ave. The 1940 warehouse is located in the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District, and the applicant is asking whether “the approach to the treatment of the exterior facades and roof/seismic upgrades meet with the Landmark Commission’s general consent?”  The listed owners for the project are Jonathan Malsin of Beam Development and Valerie Yip of GAW Capital.

Mason_Erhman_01

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Metro Reports: retail in St John’s, offices in Old Town and more

St Johns Retail Center

St Johns Retail Center

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

SERA Architects requested Design Advice for the renovation of a building at 208 NW 5th Ave in Old Town:

Core & shell renovation of two story Mason Erhman building annex converting it from warehouse use to creative office tenant use.

Design Advice has been requested for a project at 2161 SW Yamhill St:

New apartment building – 30 apartment units. 4 stories.

Dominek Architecture has requested Early Assistance for a project at 4818 NE Garfield Ave:

New construction 2 story sprinklered building with basement and roof deck. For a child care facility.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4255 Sw Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy:

Proposed multi-family dwelling project to include a 13-unit building and four four unit town home building in the R1,R1C zone.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 10721 NE Sandy Blvd by Brett Schulz Architect:

New 22,000 sf one story retail building with parking.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1933 W Burnside St, currently the location of a Panda Express:

Redevelopment for 27,750 SF of ground floor retail with a mezzanine level for loading purposes. +/- 50 parking spaces in the rear over 2 levels.

DECA Architecture has requested Early Assistance for a project at 15023 SE Stark St:

New 3-story, 39-unit apartment building with surface parking lot.

A building permit was issued for a building at the proposed St. Johns Retail Center, which will include a branch of ZoomCare and a 7-Eleven:

New single story 3,850 sf masonry shell building with associated site work and 18 parking stalls.