Metro Reports: Providence Park, 3250 NE MLK, 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, and more

Providence Park

A building permit is under review for the Providence Park Expansion, which was approved earlier this month

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. (Note: this post covers August 14th to 20th, 2017.)

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project South of 3250 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Current code. Proposal is for a new 4 story affordable housing addition to an existing Phase One building. Includes 50 new living units and 9 new surface parking stalls at ground floor. Type V-A Construction. 47,500 GSF. Proposed storm water disposal through dry wells. Going to meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Firenze Development for a project South of 6836 NE Grand Ave:

Six unit condominium project

A project at 1840 SW Main St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

Proposal is to demolish the existing house and replace it with a 3-unit multi-family structure. Central City Design District.

The renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park at 730 SW 10th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review:

Central City Design district – PBOT and Prosper Portland are undertaking a 17.5 million dollar Major Remodel of the SmartPark system’s 10th &Yamhill garage to improve ground floor retail expereince, replace stair/elevator towers, and replace or upgrade a number of mechanical systems.

A foundation permit for the Providence Park Expansion has been submitted for review by Allied Works Architecture:

Phase 1 of 2; Foundations, lower level and street level structure, some existing building renovation up to and including the street level concourse; MEP infrastructure

A permit to rebuild the Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan St has been submitted for review by Allied Works Architecture:

Repair to 5-story building damaged by explosion – repair damaged structural members, terrace, & roof; install new MEP systems, exterior cladding, elevator, interior walls, fixtures, & finishes; no change to footprint *** mech separate ***

Grand Belmont at 514 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New 7 story mixed use building, Type I construction and 5 stories of Type IIIA construction; level 1 commercial spaces and parking; level 2 7 131 residential units.

A building permit was issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 8188 SE 19th Ave (previously 1904 SE Tacoma St):

New 3 story, six plex apartment building with onsite parking

A building permit was issued to Emerick Architects for a project at 1930 NE Alberta St (previously 1904 SE Alberta St):

New 4-story mixed use building, ground floor commercial tenant space and trash room, upper floors 33 dwelling unit apartment, and associated site work

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 1428 SE 19th Ave:

New construction of 3 story building with rooftop deck 13 residential units 8 (R2) 5407sf, 5(R1) 1703sf. 8 commercial unit 2(M) 510sf and 5(B) 770sf

A building permit was issued to Dowl for a project at 12045 N Parker Ave:

New restaurant building with associated site improvements

Two building permits were issued for a project at 5414 SE Duke St:

New 2-story building with 8 guest rooms

New 2-story building with 8 guest rooms

Weekly Roundup: Beatrice Morrow, Ankeny Apartments, Grove Hotel, and more

The Beatrice Morrow Apartments will include 80 affordable housing units, offered under the city’s preference policy to those displaced from N/NE Portland.

The Oregonian wrote about the affordable housing planned for the former Grant Warehouse site on NE MLK. The building will be named the Beatrice Morrow, after the African American attorney who ran for state office in 1932.

The Willamette Week wrote about Home First Development’s plans to build 300 apartments and sell them to the city for $100,000 apiece.

The DJC wrote about how the Portland Development Commission is “driving ahead to expand parking stock“*, with investments totaling tens of millions of dollars planned at Old Town Chinatown Block 33, the Convention Center Hotel and at the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the City Council and PDC have chosen to move forward with a full redevelopment of the Centennial Mills site. As a consequence, the Mounted Patrol Unit will not return to the site.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works associate principal Dan Koch to about plans to rebuild the destroyed Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan and create a new building at 510 NW 23rd Ave.

The Grove Hotel has topped out, writes the Portland Business Journal. When it opens later this year it will include a new restaurant by Kurt Huffman’s ChefStable group.

In a two part series, the Business Tribune wrote about the Design Commission’s denial of the Ankeny Apartmentsand the upcoming appeal to City Council.

An article in Portland Monthly argued that the future of Portland’s skyline Is made of wood. Recent and planned wood buildings include The RadiatorFramework (CEID), 38 Davis, Albina Yard, Framework (Pearl) and Carbon12.

The Portland Business Journal broke the news that the AMF Bowling Alley at 3031 SE Powell Blvd is set to be redeveloped for a ‘national retailer’. The Portland Mercury republished a statement from AMF expressing their plan to continue operating “for its remaining lease term and perhaps longer“.

The Hollywood Star News wrote about plans by Koz Development for a new six-story, 114-unit studio apartment building at 4708 NE Sandy Blvd—a site currently occupied by Umpqua Bank.

The Business Tribune reported that the remodeled Macy’s building downtown will officially be known as the Meier & Frank Building.

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Weekly Roundup: Robert Sacks, Schools Bond, SolTerra, and more

A potential massing for a rebuilt Lincoln High School, by Bora Architects. Under this option the existing school would remain in operation while a new building is constructed where the football field is currently located.

According to The Oregonian, Portland Public Schools now plans to include complete modernization of three high schools, Lincoln, Benson and Madison, in its May 2017 bond measure.

In the wake of the NW Portland natural gas explosion, the DJC wrote about developer Robert Sacks’ plans to move forward*.  Allied Works Architecture, who designed the damaged building 2281 NW Glisan, are preparing drawings that will allow the building to be rebuild. They are also working on designs for a new three-story building building at 510 NW 23rd Ave to replace the 111-year-old building that was destroyed.

Places Over Time looked at the 2016 works of architecture and urban planning that have “creatively added to the livability, artistry, and longevity of Portland’s built environment“, including Albina Yard, Pearl West and Milwaukie Way.

A 100-bed winter shelter has opened in the Washington Center, reported The Oregonian. The building is currently sitting vacant while developer Greystar and architects ZGF prepares plans for the 4W Tower.

The Portland Chronicle reported that a 106-year-old apartment complex and automotive repair shop at 1335 SE Stark St will be torn down to make way for a four-story, 39-unit apartment complex.

The DJC reported that design-build firm SolTerra has split into two businesses and laid off design professionals.

The Business Tribune asked developers if they would still build housing in PDX under the inclusionary zoning policy.

The Portland Business Journal looked at the 34 most prominent real estate projects to watch in 2017.

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