Weekly Roundup: Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Portland Building, and more

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center
The Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center sold for $190 milion in December. It is currently closed, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

It’s been a month since we last published a ‘weekly’ roundup. The news in March was almost entirely focused on COVID-19, with few stories of the kind we normally link to published. This roundup mostly includes stories from last week, as well as a few that we missed in the previous weeks.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about SERA Architects’ slightly different proposal* for 306 SE 8th. While the project was approved in 2017, the approval will expire before construction can start.

Portland Architecture visited the reconstructed Portland Building, where the interior changes are so significant that “one can hardly believe this is the same place.” A grand re-opening ceremony that was scheduled for March 19th was canceled, according to the Business Tribune.

The Hyatt Place at the Oregon Convention Center sold in December for $190 million, reports Willamette Week. Despite public investment in the project, none of the profit returned to the taxpayer.

Construction is “chugging along like it’s still 2019,” reports Willamette Week, and “some workers say that’s dangerous“.

The Northwest Examiner wrote about the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences and, in something of a new concern for the paper, wondered whether “available building sites that could have been used for permanent housing will instead be reserved for tourists and business travelers“. The paper also reported that plans for the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center have been canceled, with only a parking lot now set to be built at the site on NW St Helens Rd.

Willamette Week looked at why so many huge self-storage complexes have cropped up in Portland.

Portland Architecture visited Tree Farm, where they found that color and whimsy enliven and ordinary office.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

Metro Reports: 306 SE 8th, 1137 NW 23rd, 2148 NE MLK, and more

306 SE 8th Ave
A proposal for an apartment building at 306 SE 8th Ave, designed by SERA Architects, was approved by the Design Commission in 2017, but never submitted for building permit review. A new Pre-Application Conference for a proposal on the site has been scheduled by the same architecture firm.

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 February 24th, 2020 to March 1st, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by Hennebery Eddy Architects for a project at 539 NW 10th Ave

Project consisting of a new +/-11-story hotel with partial basement on a quarter-block site. The new structure will replace an existing 1-story commercial building. The hotel will contain 150-160 guest rooms with 85,000-90,000 square feet. Loading access is planned along NW Hoyt Street, with a single interior loading bay. No off-street parking is proposed. Ground floor program includes hotel lobby, restaurant, lounge, kitchen, offices, restrooms, mechanical rooms and bike storage. Floors 2-11 will be primarily guest rooms with limited amenity spaces such as fitness room, board room and a roof terrace with bar. Stormwater treatment and detention will be accomplished by way of a vegetated roof.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 2250 NW Flanders St

6-story apartment building with approximately186 units in the Northwest Plan District and Alphabet Historic District. Stormwater disposal method TBD.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for Conway Block 291 East at the SW corner of NW 20th & Raleigh:

7 story market rate apartment building with 180 residential units and basement parking. Stormwater disposal will occur through drywells in the pedestrian way.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 306 SE 8th Ave

New 7 story market-rate apartment building with 113 units and ground floor retail.

Cathedral Village at 8614 N Crawford Street has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check by MWA Architects:

4-story apartment building with 110 affordable family apartments. The unit mix will be (11) 3-bedrooms, (45) 2-bedrooms, (37) 1-bedrooms, and (17) studios. There will be resident services on the ground floor and 37 parking spaces. There is a basement level at the NW corner of the building that will house bike parking and storage.

A project at 4039, 4047 and 4051 N Williams Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

Construction of two new 4-story buildings organized around a shared courtyard.

Two new four-story buildings located on N Williams Ave, mid-block between N Mason St and N Shaver St.

New four-story commercial (office) comprised of three stories of office over ground floor retail, office, lobby and tuck-under parking.

A project at 1137 NW 23rd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

New mixed use building with ground level retail, 4 levels of apartments above, and 1 level of below grade parking. 74 units.

The new building adjacent to the Troy Laundry at 1010 SE Ash St has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture:

New 6-story multi-family residential project with two below-grade parking levels.

A project at 236 SE Grand Ave has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by TVA Architects:

New 8-story, 130,000 sq ft office building. One adjustment requested to the loading stall.

The Benson Polytechnic High School Modernization has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Architectural Resources Group:

Modernization of the existing Benson Polytechnic High School (BPHS) building.

A project at 11 NE 55th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story 16 unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 5905 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

New 3 story, 19 units apartment building with partial retail on ground floor and associated siteworks. Trash enclosure inside.

A project at 8157 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review by Mackenzie:

Construction of a 3-story, 8,375 sf multi-family building with eleven (11) units. Ten (10) of these units will be 550 sf and one (1) will be 813 sf.

A project at 6307 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story 19 unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 503 SE 29th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story 30 unit apartment building

A project at 6962 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story 12-unit apartment with associated site work; w/20-124476-MT

A project at 2148 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New two-story, 27,595 square foot brick office building with an adjacent surface parking area for ten vehicles

Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Vista Pearl

The Block 20 condominium tower, now known as Vista Pearl, was the subject of our most popular post of the year

2017 is the third full year Next Portland has been in operation. Although the onset of Inclusionary Zoning has slowed down the number of new applications submitted, there was a lot to write about in 2017 while the projects submitted in late last year and early this year worked their way through the development review process.

Over the course of the year we published 176 new blog posts, and our development map now has over 1,000 unique projects listed (including completed and cancelled projects). In 2017 Next Portland had over 900,000 page views, a slight increase from the previous year.

Sixteen of the articles that made the top 25 most viewed posts were published this year; seven were published in 2016; and one was published in 2015. Our second most popular article from the 2015 list and fourth most popular article from the 2016 list—about the Goat Blocks—was still the fifteenth most popular article of 2017 despite having been written in December 2014. The 2016 roundup of the tallest buildings planned in 2016 was the third most popular article of the year, and although there wasn’t an equivalent list published in 2017 we hope to write one in early 2018.

So, with that Happy New Year to all. In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

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Metro Reports: Jupiter Hotel, 1201 NW Naito, Kellogg Middle School and more

Jupiter Hotel

A building permit was issued for the Jupiter Hotel expansion

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at SW 36th Ave & Troy St:

New Mixed Use Building on vacant sloping lot. First 2 stories office and retail top 2 stories will have 4-8 apartments.

Early Assistance has been requested by Michael Green Architecture for a project at 1053-1201 NW Naito Parkway:

New 7-18 story Apartment Building – Timber (CLT) Construction – 2 levels for parking. 3 Development plans, some affordable housing proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1945 NW Raleigh St:

New 4 story 18 unit apartment building.

Early Assistance has been requested by Encore Architects for a project at 1337 E Burnside St:

The project consists of a six-story approximately 200 unit apartment building with below-grade parking for approx. 118 vehicles.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 2880 SE Division St:

4-story mixed-use multi-family apartment project with ground floor leasable space, lobby, MEP/Utility/Service space, and three elevated apartment floor levels (combo of studio and one-bedroom units for a total of 67 units). Onsite surface parking will be provided. They may need an adjustment to parking stall width.

Early Assistance has been requested by Oh Planning + Design for a project at Kellogg Middle School

Redevelopment of middle school (Kellogg Middle School), either by new addition and renovations – or replacement of 100,000+ sq ft school.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Köz Development for a project at 1111 NW 16th Ave:

New 95 studio unit apartment building, no parking proposed. A eco roof for stormwater management with flow through planters in the courtyard to manage impervious areas outside of the roof.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled for a project at 1500 NE Irving St: 

Proposal is new construction of a four story apartment building with 60 units with tuck under grade level parkiing. Existing parking lot to be re-striped to provide parking lots for both existing office and new apartment building.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Work Progress Architecture for a project at 330 SW 10th Ave:

New 23 Story Mixed Use Building – Existing Historic Federal Exchange Building to remain on site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by TVA Architects for a project at 820 SE Alder St:

New multi-family residential development with ground floor retail and underground parking garage. 6 stories (67′ tall) with a combo of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom living units.

A project at 1650 NW Naito Parkway has been submitted for Type III Design Review by TVA Architects:

new 17 story apartment building. 258 residential units are proposed. The first floor will have both residential and parking. There are 192 underground parking spaces. The access for the parking would be from NW Naito. Two loading spaces are proposed. The property will be divided to create a 79,700 square foot site for this development.

A project at 306 SE 8th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Demo existing building, new development of 7 story 120 unit residential apartment building with ground floor retail and underground parking. 2 modifications , bike parking width &size of parking stalls.

A foundation permit was issued for 1133 SW Market St:

STR – to include Structure, Shoring, Ground Improvements and MEP underground

A building permit was issued to Studio3 Architecture for a project at 4030 N Vancouver Ave:

New mixed use building, 5 stories with ground floor commercial use and 49 apartment units above

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for the Jupiter Hotel Expansion:

Construct new 6 story mixed use building, includes event space and restaurant, floors 3-6 are hotel rooms, no parking. Site work and stormwater management included.

Metro Reports: 419 SW Washington, Field Office, Grand Belmont, and more

Grand Belmont

Grand Belmont, as presented to the Landmarks Commission for Design Advice earlier this year

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.

GBD Architects have requested Design Advice for 108 SW 3rd Ave:

Design Advice Request for a new 6-story mixed-use building with approx. 8,925 SF of retail, 133 market-rate apartments and 63 off-street parking stalls on one level of structured underground parking.

C2K Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 3434 NE Sandy Blvd:

Renovation of existing building to include retail and commercial uses along Sandy Boulevard and development mechanic’s shop into commercial bakery. Existing parking to be converted to public amenity space.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 10737 NE Fremont St:

Develop the parcels into condos. The house on the west parcel will be demo’d. The house on the east parcel will remain.

BAMA Architecture and Design have requested Early Assistance for a project at 15536 NE Glisan St:

Multi-phase, multi-family development on multiple lots. Looking at possibly consolidating lots to help minimize interior setback requirements. They are hoping to meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 12335 SE Division St:

Get space self-storage facility with associated parking, utilities, and landscaping.

LRS Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 2310 SE Hawthorne Blvd:

New 4 story mixed-use building including 61 living units over retail and 23 parking stalls.

ZGF Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 419 SW Washington St

Pre-application conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for a new 30-story, mixed-use tower.

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 306 SE 8th Ave:

Demo existing building, new development of 6 story 100 residential apartment building with ground floor retail and underground parking.

Waterleaf Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at the Lloyd West Anchor:

Renovation of existing 3-story, 150k SF anchor into multi-tenant use.

A Pre-Permit Zoning Plan check has been requested for a project at 20 NE 14th Ave:

6 story multi-family apartment building with parking for 132 vehicles

Vallaster Corl Architects have submitted Grand Belmont for Type III Historic Resource Review:

22-story high-rise residential project- of approx 212,000 SF above grade.

Holst Architecture have submitted 1510 NE Multnomah for building permit review:

New mixed use, multi family apartment building over parking and retail space

Bldg 2 – New Mixed Use Multi Family building with apartments over parking and retail space

A multiple building project at 6702 SE 72nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of 3 story triplex

New construction of 3 story, 6 unit apartment building with site improvements

New construction of 3 story, 6 unit apartment building with site improvements

A multiple building project at 7513 N Olin Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of one of two 3 story 6 unit apartment buildings

New construction of two of two 3 story 6 unit apartment buildings

The WorldMark by Wyndham at 221 SW Naito has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

New 75 unit, 6 story vacation ownership. 5 over 1 construction

The MLK.Mason West apartments at 4119 NE M L King Blvd have been submitted for building permit review:

New 6 story apartment building with 112 units and tuck under parking.

A project at 24 NE 60th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story 14 unit apartment building with parking on main fl and associated site work

The George Besaw Apartments at 2301 NW Savier St have been submitted for building permit review by GBD Architects:

New construction of new mixed use 4 story apartment building containing 51 residential units, with retail and services on the ground floor

A second building at the Garlington Center has been submitted for building permit review by Scott Edwards Architecture:

Construct new 2 story building for new clinic associated site work

The Home2 Suites by Hilton @ Portland Airport has been submitted for building permit review by JRA Architecture & Planning:

Construct new 4 story 99 rooms hotel with indoor pool and exercise room; associated site work and new parking

A foundation permit was issued to Hacker Architects for the Field Office:

The Partial Permit scope of work includes: a) erosion control; b) ground improvements; c) shoring d) tiebacks; e) excavation and earth work; f) deep foundations; g) foundations; h) basement-level mat; i) basement walls and j) at-grade post tension slabs. Also includes all mechanical, plumbing and electirical installation up to level 1 slab. Separate MEP permits required for this work.