Metro Reports: Unicorn Bed Apartments, Kōz on Killingsworth, Garfield Veterans Apartments, and more

The Unicorn Bed Apartments, as shown to the Historic Landmarks Commission in September. The project will include two 3-story buildings, with thirteen units and an on-site day care center.

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 October 21st to October 27th, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7530 N Interstate Ave:

New Construction, Community Design Standards. 140 R-1 and R-2 Multi-family use. 3-story above grade with third floor mezzanine and basement. 18 dwelling units and 13 sleeping units. No off-street vehicular parking. Project to utilize private drywell.

A project at 5632 N Montana Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

The proposed development is for 5-story building occupying a quarter city block at N Montana Ave and N Jessup St. The site is currently occupied by (2) lots, with (2) residential structures. The proposed building use includes at-grade lobby, bike storage, and 11 residential units, two of which are at-grade. The main entrance will be located at N Montana Ave., with private residential entrances off the perimeter garden (gate accessed on N Montana). The main entrance is covered with canopy protection. Drywells and a minimum 5′-0″ landscaping buffer are located along the South and East parameters of the site along with patios for at-grade units.

1634 SW Alder St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

7 story apartment building with 215 units.

The Morningstar at Laurelhurst has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New 5-story group living development which includes 114 units with a mix of 2-bed, 1-bed and studio units. Floors 3-5 will be assisted living and floor 2 will house memory care residents. The ground floor will capture the active use amenity spaces and there will also be rooftop amenities and below-grade parking for residents and staff. Three modifications are being requested: maximum building length (33.130.222.B), Sandy Boulevard Plan District height limits in transition zones (33.575.100.C), and setback landscaping (33.130.215.B.2).

A project at 2124 NW Flanders St has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by Emerick Architects:

Proposal is for four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 1-4 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate an ecoroof and solar panels. The project has no parking. The site is non-contributing in Alphabet Historic District.

The Multnomah County Courthouse Reuse project has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by GBD Architects:

Renovation and seismic upgrade of the historic Multnomah County Courthouse. Modification to the ground floor windows. Adjustment to vehicular access.

The Unicorn Bed Apartments at 2171 NW Glisan St have been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by DAO Architecture:

Two proposed 3-story affordble multi-family buildings (each with a basement), focused on providing compact apartment residences for single mothers with children. Project includes (13) 2-BR units, including (1) ADA-accessible unit and a 600 sf day care on basement level. Non contributing resource.

An excavation and shoring permit for the Grand Avenue Mixed Use at 465 NE Davis St has been submitted by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

EXC 01 – Excavation and shoring permit

A building permit was issued for Kōz on Sandy at 2180 NE 47th Ave:

New 6 story type III code guide mixed use building with 112 living units above tenant space, bike parking, parking, mechanical rooms, and trash room on first level, includes associated site work *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued for Kōz on Killingsworth at 151 N Killingsworth St:

New 4 story mixed use apartment building, 88 units with ground floor commercial and associated sitework ***mechanical permit to be separate***

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the 1715 SW Salmon Mixed Use:

Review w/ 19-106756-MT New 172,020 sq. ft., 8-story mixed use apartment building. 182 units are proposed with future retail space on the ground floor

A building permit was issued to Ink:Built Architecture for the Garfield Veterans Apartments at 6700 NE Garfield Ave:

New 3-story with basement, 28-unit ***state approved modular apartment building with leasing office, laundry room, and mech/elec room*** detached 119 sq ft trash enclosure and associated site work.

Metro Reports: Modera Morrison, Unicorn Bed Apartments, 12370 SE Ash, and more

124th & Ash is being developed by REACH CDC on land formerly owned by TriMet. The development will include 175 apartment units, affordable to those earning 60% of Area Median Income.

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 August 12th to August 18th 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

HLC HEARING – Four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 01-04 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate a roof deck and solar panels. The project has no parking. The stormwater disposal method to be on-site storm water planters & drywells.

Design Advice has been requested by DAO Architecture for the Unicorn Bed Apartments at 2171 NW Glisan St:

HLC HEARING – Two proposed 3-story affordable multi-family buildings (each with a basement), focused on providing compact apartments residences for single moms with children. Project includes (13) 2-BR units, including (1) ADA-accessible unit and 600sf day care on basement level. R-2 occupancy, Type V-B NFPA 13R sprinklered. Stormwater treatment to be on-site, assumed to be with drywells, or simmilar.

A follow up Early Assistance meeting has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the SW Barbur and Hooker Apartments:

New 62-unit apartment building, approved Historic Resource Review. This is a follow up Early Assistance meeting.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 9652 NE Davis St:

6 stories – 77 units, 5 stories wood fame over concrete podium. Building takes up entire site, no parking. 5:1 FAR. Stormwater contained onsite – disposed via drywell system under building. Solar on vegetated roof. Stormwater capture for flushing & laundry. Path to net zero energy all units affordable.

The Modera Morrison at 1120 SE Morrison St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

7-story market rate apartment building with 247 units, ground floor retail, and basement parking. Three Modifications requested: 33.266.130F – Parking Layout, 33.266.220.C3 – Size of Bicycle Rack, 33.510243.B1 – Ecoroof – private terraces on the ecoroof. 4 signs included in this review.

A project at 2525 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit review:

TI for existing tenant; 3-story addition with basement to existing office building; exterior work to include landscaping, cmu wall, bike rack, and canopy

A project with two buildings at 1248 N Holman St has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New 3 story, 18 unit apartment building with associated site work. No on-site parking ***mechanical permit separate***

New 3 story, 11 unit apartment building with associated site work. No on-site parking ***mechanical permit separate***

A project at 1521 N Humboldt St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 16 unit apartment building, 4 stories, associated site work. ***w/ 19-207947-MT***

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the 124th & Ash at 12370 SE Ash St:

Construct new 4 story wood frame (175 unit) apartment building with courtyard bike parking; new car parking septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 1524 N Sumner St:

New construction of 3-story 19 unit apartment building and site improvements

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 15 NW Park Ave (previously 815 W Burnside St):

Review with 18-234560-MT New 7 story multi-use building with 138 residential apartments on levels 2 thru 7, residential amenities on ground floor and roof deck, retail spaces on ground floor, and 49 spaces of below grade parking. Type 1A construction from bottom of garage to top of level 3 slab. Type III-A construction from top of level 3 slab to roof. ***Uses Type III Code Guide OSSC/6/#4 except aerial access and sacrificial studs per Appeal 18479 Item 2.***

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 4980 N Vancouver Ave:

New 3 story, 5 unit hotel with office space on first floor, attached trash enclosure and ecoroof

Metro Reports: Saltwood, Multnomah County Courthouse Re-Use, Landing at Macadam, and more

The adaptive reuse of the historic Multnomah County Courthouse into ground-floor retail with office above will include a seismic upgrade, the re-introduction of pedestrian entry on SW 5th, a new accessible entry on SW Main and new window openings at the existing penthouse.

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 August 5th to August 12th 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for The Landing at Macadam:

DESIGN HEARING – Project including four separate mixed-use multifamily structures with approximately 1,200 multifamily units, ground floor retail and parking uses. Blocks 41 & 44 (along the river) will be high rises and Blocks 42 & 45 (along Bond) will be mid-rises. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

Design Advice has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

Four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 01-04 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate a roof deck and solar panels. The project has no parking. The stormwater disposal method to be on-site storm water planters & drywells.

Design Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for the Multnomah County Courthouse Re-Use:

Renovation and seismic upgrade of historic courthouse for adaptive reuse.

Early Assistance has been requested by MAJ Development for a project west of 8157 N Lombard St:

Construct new apartment building, 12 units. Relocate stormwater facilities which serve neighboring lots. Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Robert Mosier Architect for a project at 724 NE Lombard St:

The proposed project is to redevelop several adjacent lots into additional facilities for current ceramics business. The 724 NE Lombard site is proposed as a retail use – ceramics classrooms / workshop space. The 940 NE Lombard site is proposed as a new manufacturing building to support wholesale clay products portion of the business. It is anticipated that storm water planters will be used to pre-treat site storm water.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6607 N Montana Ave:

Demo Existing, build new 18 unit

A project at 3733 N Williams Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

New mixed-use residential development consisting of two new 4-story buildings. They are organized around a shared courtyard. The east building, fronting N Williams Ave, is comprised of 3-stories of residential apartments over ground floor retail,and one residential unit. The west building, fronting the alley, is comprised of four stories of residential apartments. All residential units are accessed from the courtyard via N Williams, with a pedestrian path linking the courtyard and entry gate. The project proposes a mix of 12 studio and 18 one-bedroom apartments (for a total of 30 apartment units). The west building contains 17 units and the east building contains 13 units and one retail space. Modification requested to pedestrian standards, connection between streets and entrances (33.130.240.B.1.a); and a Modification is requested to transit street multi-dwelling main entrance location (33.130.242.C).

The Dairy Apartments at 801 NE 21st Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Hacker Architects:

The project is a new construction 7-story ((5) Type IIIA over (2) Type IA) multi-family residential building over 1 of below grade parking level. Total building will be 196,481 gross sf, 270 units, plus residential amenties. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered and provided on-site at standard rates. 2 Modifications are requested and an Adjustment for the minimum parking requirement.

A project west of 2247 NW Kearney St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Osterman Design:

New 16-unit apartment building. It will be three stories plus basement and will include apartment types ranging from studios to 2-bedroom units. No commercial uses are proposed.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 4130 NE Garfield Ave:

New 12 unit 2 story apartment building, includes trash room and associated sitework.

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for Saltwood North at 1650 NW 21st Ave:

Saltwood – new construction of 177 unit, 6 story apartment building (5 stories of Type 111A over 1 story of Type 1 construction). With two levels of below grade parking. Ground floor consists of residential lobby, retail space, residential amenities, dwelling units, and a loading area. The building occupies the full block and is configured around a south-facing private courtyard. Mechanical work under 18-278422-MT

A building permit was issued for the Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters at 2045 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction of 3 story office building and associated sitework

Metro Reports: Hotel Chamberlain, OHSU Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, Koz on Killingsworth, and more

Hotel Chamberlain
The Hotel Chamberlain is a restoration of a building that was originally built as a hotel, and whose ground floor was occupied by Shleifer Furniture’s for 80 years. The new hotel will include 57 guest rooms at the upper floors, as well as a restaurant and cafe at the ground floor.

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 January 20th to January 27th, 2019. 

Design Advice has been requested by Leeb Architects for a project at 1500 SW Taylor St:

Proposal for 100 residential apartments on 7 floors. This building would be a sister to the existing project at 930 SW 15th. Ground floor to include the lobby, housing units, commercial spaces, a mechanical and trash area and parking for 30 cars. Total gross square footage is 74,780. Will connect to existing water and storm water pipes on SW Taylor St

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for an addition to the Galleria at 600 SW 10th Ave:

Renovation of the Galleria Building, which is listed on the National Historic Register. Work anticipated includes a new office penthouse and roof terraces.

Design Advice has been requested by Clark/Kjos Architects for a project at 1500 SE 96th Ave:

Develop the site for Adventist Medical Center with a four story medical office building and adjacent surface parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 2326 N Vancouver Ave:

New 19-Unit Apartment building on vacant 50×100 lot (approx. 12 to 14,000 sq ft gross building area). Stormwanter disposal via on-site infiltration drywell (pending soils report). Recreational common area in dedicated interior spaces; Bike parking room provided

Early Assistance has been requested by WDC Properties for a project at 5275 N Bowdoin St:

Provide affordable housing. 20 units in single building with affordable housing

Early Assistance has been requested by EM Architecture for a project at 11035 NE Sandy Blvd:

New 4,000 sf institutional building with associated landscaping and parking, utilizing existing on-site stormwater swales.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scotia Western States Housing for a project at 1325 SW Gibbs St:

The proposed project is a 30-unit multifamily project across approximately 24,000 sf of living space and 4 stories of living space above one level of parking garage on the R-1 portion of the site. Amenity bonuses will be utilized to obtain the full allowable 30 units. The entire multifamily and parking development will be limited to the existing parking lot area on the R-1 zoned parcel.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Emerick Architects to discuss a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

Proposal is for four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 1-4 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate a roof deck, partial green roof and solar panels. Site is non-contributing in Alphabet Historic District.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss the Riverplace Redevelopment at 0150 SW Montgomery St:

Master plan development of approximately 8 acres.

The Koz on Killingsworth apartments at 105 N Killingsworth St have been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story mixed use apartment building, 88 unit with ground floor commercial and associated sitework **mechanical work to be deferred**

A project at 408 SE 105th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Building 1 of 3 new apartment building. Two stories with two units. See comments regard commercial folder type.

Building 2 of 3 new apartment building. Three stories with six units.

Building 3 of 3 new apartment building. Three stories with five units and community room.

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for the Hotel Chamberlain at 509 SE Grand Ave:

Change of occupancy from M to A-2 on ground floor. Seismic retrofit. Major remodel to entire building, new storefront, entries, canopies, elevator, egress stairs, roof, stormwater facilities, demising walls.

A building permit was issued to NBBJ for the OHSU Elks Children’s Eye Clinic:

New OHSU Elk’s Children’s Eye Clinic at the OHSU Casey Eye Institute. 62,000 sq ft, 5 stories + mechanical penthouse. Also has a MT permit.

A building permit was issued for a project at 6011 SE 90th Ave (previously 8928 SE Woodstock Blvd):

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with associated site work

Metro Reports: Pioneer Lavada Jones, Pepsi Redevelopment, Madison High School, and more

Pioneer Lavada Jones

Guerrilla Development’s Pioneer Lavada Jones project will include removing the roof on the existing NE Sandy Blvd building to create a new outdoor courtyard.

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 May 28th to June 3rd, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Mithun for the Pepsi Redevelopment at 2505 NE Pacific St:

Planned development for redeveloping the existing Pepsi Bottling Plant on Sandy Boulevard into market-rate and affordable housing, offices, retail/restaurant spaces, publicly-accessible open space, and associated underground parking.

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss the first phase of the project has also been scheduled:

Phase 1 of the Planned Development for redeveloping the existing Pepsi Bottling Plant on Sandy Blvd. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, two new apartment buildings, below-grade parking and a new publicly-accessible Plaza.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 1515 SW Morrison St:

Proposed design replaces existing structure on the south half of the block with a mixed use, 20-story high-rise apartment tower. Ground floor features retail, lobby and amentiy spaces. Parking provided below grade.

Early Assistance has been requested by CityCraft Development for a project at 5020 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New 7-story mixed use building with underground parking. They will need to go through a design review.

Early Assistance has been requested by Tahran Architecture & Planning for a project at 1603 N Willis Blvd:

Proposal for a four story with basement structure to house 49 affordable housing units using community design standards for a contributing site in Kenton Conservation District. Proposed storm drainage is a rain garden.

Early Assistance has been requested by Benner Stange Associates Architects Inc for a project at 1555 N Tomahawk Island Dr:

Proposal for a new single story three tenant building with two restaurant tenants and one hair salon.

Early Assistance has been requested by V3 Studio for a project at 4624 SW Dickinson St:

Proposal to add 58-89 new multi-family units to existing property that has currently 32 existing multi-family units.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

Request for early assistance meeting, zoning only for a site in Alphabet Historic District for a development including a new 3-4 story with daylight basement 14-19 units in a multi-dwelling building. The units will be a mix of 1 and 2 bedrooms. There are setback modifications to setbacks on east and west side lot lines and front lot line to exceed RH max building height of 25 feet. No on-site parking; short and long term bike parking to be included. Applicants know they will need a Pre-Application Conference but request this meeting with a planner only now.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Doug Circosta Architect to discuss a project at 208 SE 148th Ave:

Proposal is for 160 new affordable rental living units with amenities and 63 parking spaces in RH zone, East Corridor Plan District.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss the Madison High School Modernization at 2735 NE 82nd Ave:

Modernization project for Madison High School.

A project at 6015 SE 51st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture.

New construction 3 story 4 unit apartment building

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for the Pioneer Lavada Jones building at 2636 NE Sandy Blvd:

Renovate existing 2-story build; shell only, no occupancy; demo interior partition walls and stairs; build new demising walls to create 10 future tenant spaces, new stairs, (5) new mezzanines, new deck, interior trash room and egress courtyard.

A building permit was issued for a project at 8410 SE 17th Ave (previously 8334 SE 17th Ave):

New construction of three story, 12 unit apartment complex with attached covered trash room and associated site work***w/17-281716-mt***

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 2580 SE Ankeny St (previously 2548 SE Ankeny St):

New 5-story, 96 unit apartment building; first floor includes loading/trash room, lobby, bike storage, electrical equipment room, and studios. Studios on remaining floors. W/17-214647-mt