Weekly Roundup: the NV, Zidell Yards, Goat Blocks and more

The NV

The NV apartments in the North Pearl by ZGF Architects

The Business Tribune wrote about The NVone of the growing number of residential towers in the North Pearl.

Eater PDX reported that pizzeria Please Louise will be going into the ground floor of the LL Hawkins building in Slabtown.

Urban Land Magazine analyzed how the mix of uses at the Goat Blocks made the development possible.

The Oregonian broke the news that up to 67 windows will be added to the nearly complete Yard tower at the east end of the Burnside Bridge. The cost of the revisions will mostly be covered by the City of Portland, through fee refunds.

ZRZ Realty has hired Thomas Henneberry, “a longtime real estate consultant from the D.C. area” to oversee development of the Zidell Yards, according to the Portland Business Journal. The firm last year received design advice for Zidell Blocks 4 & 6though do not intend to break ground on the buildings until tenants are secured.

BikePortland had a look at the 600 space Lloyd Cycle Station, developed as part of the Hassalo on Eighth project.

The Oregonian reported on developer Gerding Edlen’s plans for a 17 story tower at 5 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The building would replace the building that has housed Fishels Furniture for decades.

The Business Tribune checked in on the construction progress at the Japanese Garden ExpansionThe new cultural village by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is expected to be completed in April 2017.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works founder Brad Cloepfil, in advance of a retrospective exhibition about the firm’s work at Portland Art Museum.

The Business Tribune looked at the ongoing restoration of the former Oregonian publishing building at 1320 BroadwayThe renovation is set for completion on June 30th.

New restaurant Q, the successor to Veritable Quandary, will be located in the 2&Taylor building, according to the Portland Business Journal. The former Yamhill Marketplace and Bally’s Total Fitness underwent a major renovation in 2014, and is now home to Jama Software.

The Willamette Week asked whether it is appropriate for the new 2035 Comprehensive Plan to downzone areas of East Portland in the middle of a housing crisis.

Eater PDX reported that Danwei Canting Chinese food pop-up is likely going into the under construction Central Eastside 811 Stark building.

Weekly Roundup: retail tenants at 12|Stark, The Zipper and 2&Taylor


The Velomor at Hassalo on Eighth opened this week

The 21 story tower at the Burnside Bridgehead by Skylab Architecture is now known as Yard. The building was formerly known as Block 67.

BikePortland reported that Timbuk2 is set to open its first Portland retail store in 12|Stark. Other tenants in the newly renovated West End building include Bamboo Sushi, Hop Dog and G Star Raw.

The first building at Hassalo on Eighth opened this week. The Velomor includes 177 units.

Chickpeadx will open on July 7th in The Zipper, a micro restaurant space on NE Sandy Blvd.

2&Taylor, the former Yamhill Marketplace, has secured its first retail tenant. Bonanza will offer Navajo fry bread in a space that “accommodate office business lunches or a fast mid-day meal”.

Weekly Roundup: Riverplace Hyatt House, Hotel Eastlund and more

Melvin Mark's 2&Taylor, now home to Jama Software

Melvin Mark’s 2&Taylor, now home to Jama Software

  • The Oregonian published the first images of the 14 story tower planned by developer John Carroll for 535 NW 11th Ave. It would occupy a quarter of a block, and contain 98 apartment units.
  • The Portland Business Journal had a look at Jama Software’s new headquarters inside 2&Taylor. The building was formerly the Yamhill Marketplace, and has been extensively remodeled by Hennebery Eddy Architects and Melvin Mark Development.
  • Williams & Dame held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Tuesday for the Riverplace Hyatt House, attended by Charlie Hales and Homer Williams.
  • Restauranteur David Machado will open two new restaurants this spring at the Hotel Eastlund. Altabira will be a “beer-focused American restaurant” located on the roof of the hotel, while Citizen Baker will be a ground-floor bakery and cafe.
  • The Oregonian reported on the various buildings proposed for the Zidell Yards, which include a 113,000 square feet, five stories high office building; a 246,000-square-foot five story office building at 3121 SW Moody Ave; and a six or seven story apartment building at 3201 SW Moody Ave.
  • In ‘Learning for the Future‘ Places over Time looked at the proposed PSU School of Business Administration.

Weekly Roundup: the Society Hotel, the Loyal Legion and more

The Society Hotel will open this summer

The Society Hotel will open this summer

  • The Portland Business Journal reported that Jama Software, the anchor tenant for Melvin Mark’s 2&Taylor building, is ready to move in.  The project is a redevelopment of the former Yamhill Marketplace.
  • The demolition of the former University Station post office began. The site is owned by St Mary’s Academy, who plan on expanding their campus. Although still in the early stages of planning, the Oregonian reported on what might be housed in the expansion.
  • The Society Hotel, a redevelopment of a long vacant building in Old Town, is set to open this summer. The Portland Business Journal had a look at the construction progress.
  • The City Council was scheduled to vote on the rezoning for the MAC Block 7 apartments. The applicants have now decided to complete a City Center Parking Review before the City Council makes its final decision.
  • The Waterline Apartments on NW Front Ave have begun pre-leasing.
  • At Portland Architecture, Brian Libby expanded on his CityLab article about Centennial Mills, with more extracts from his conversation with Jordan Schnitzer. Meanwhile, the RFP process for selective demolition of the buildings in worst condition is ongoing.
  • Chefstable plans to open The Loyal Legion, a beer hall with 99 Oregon beers on tap, in the former Portland Police Athletic Association building.