Weekly Roundup: Central Courthouse, Crusher Court, Crane Count, and more

William Kaven Architecture received Design Advice from the Historic Landmarks Commission for Old Town Chinatown Block 33

The team behind Old Town Chinatown Block 33 received Design Advice from the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission. The DJC wrote about the reaction they received*.

BikePortland reported that the bike lanes on NW Naito / Front will be extended from NW 9th Ave to NW 19th Ave, with funding coming in part from the developers behind the Field Office.

Guerrilla Development’s New New Crusher Court will open in February, according to the Hollywood Star News.

Major construction on the Multnomah County Central Courthouse will begin soon, when crews from Hoffman Construction begin excavation, reported the Portland Business Journal.

The Seattle Times reported that Seattle had more cranes on its skyline than any other US city and over twice as many as Portland. Portland nevertheless has more cranes than San Francisco, Denver, Austin, New York or Boston.

The Portland Chronicle reported than deconstruction is underway at the 1889 building at 3336 SE Belmont St, set to be replaced by a new 3 story mixed use building.

Portland for Everyone posted a preview of Portland’s 2017 policy decisions to Open Housing.

The Portland Business Journal that Kurt Fischer Structural Engineering, who are working on The Woodlark Hotel have opened a Portland office to focus on the project and to tap into new opportunities in the region.

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Metro Reports: Block 45, 12th & Morrison, 2033 SE Clinton, and more

1127 SW Morrison

A building permit was issued for the 12th & Morrison office building

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.

Design Advice has been requested by Lever Architecture and LRS Architects for Block 45 at NE Holladay and Grand:

Design Advice Request to discuss a proposal for a new thirteen story building. The building is proposed to have 7,500 square feet of ground floor retail and approximately 264 residential units. Project is a mix of affordable and market rate housing. No parking is proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Kehoe Northwest Properties for a project at 1902 NW 24th Ave: 

Proposal is to demo existing residence and build a 29 unit four story apartment building.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Holst Architecture for a project at 1332 N Skidmore St:

Proposal is for a five story mixed use housing project with below grade parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects for a project at 6620 N Richmond Ave:

Proposal is for a new 85 unit multi-family appartment building located on N Richmond ave. Parking is surface and tuck-under.

A project at 2922 SE 82nd Ave has been submitted for Design Review:

Proposal for a 3-story enclosed mini-storage facility with drive-through access. 3 signs proposed.

A project at 2033 SE Clinton St has been submitted for building permit review by BAMA Architecture and Design:

New construction 4 story plus basement: two retail spaces on ground floor; two 3level townhouse apartments above

A project at 3802 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Koble Creative:

Construct new 4 story (20 unit) apartment building with associated site work and detached trash enclosure that is under 120sq ft

A project at 3336 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review by VH Development:

New 3 story mixed use building; retail on half of first floor and apartments on remaining first, second, third floors; retail occupancy of B on first floor

A project at 3539 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story apartment building with 16 units and 1 ground floor retail space; bike storage and trash room on main fl

A project at 2110 SE 82nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New shell building A-2 & M occupancy with mezzaninne and associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 8049 SE Center St (formerly 8035 SE Center):

Construct new 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with 6 private garages on the gound floor. Detached trash enclosure less than 120 sf, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 6195 N Minnesota Ave (formerly 6205 N Minnesota):

Construct new 3 story (18 unit) two-winged apartment building with partial basement and open-air central corridor; attached garbage enclosure and associated site work. Unnamed project. Minneapolis LLC. Mapworks shows address of 6205 N. Minnesota ave.

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for 1155 SW Morrison St:

New 6 story office building with basement and ground floor retail

Weekly Roundup: 72Foster, University of Portland residences, 1320 Broadway and more

5350 N Willamette Blvd by Soderstrom Architects

New student housing at the University of Portland, by Soderstrom Architects

Eater PDX wrote that restaurant Touché is “in a weird sort of limbo” as they wait for news about the fate of their building. The historic Firehouse #3 may be demolished to make way for a 12 story building at 505 NW 14th Ave.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of an under construction residence hall at the University of Portland. The building at 5350 N Willamette Blvd by Soderstrom Architects will include “three above-grade floors of student living units, a ground-floor student worship space, student lounge, and office/retail space.”

The Foster Powell blog wrote about the 72Foster affordable housing development, which will include 108 housing units and commercial space lining SE Foster.

The Oregonian reported that Portland area rents rose 13 percent over the past year, however noted that “a wave of new construction slowed the price appreciation a little since the fall and caused the vacancy rate to tick upward.”

Mayor Hales has proposed an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that would prohibit new drive throughs in the Central City and limit them elsewhere, reports the Willamette Week.

A Vancouver, WA have donated $12 million to OHSU, which will go towards the patient housing being built as part of the Center for Health and Healing South project.

An 86 year old funeral home may be demolished, reported the Portland Chronicle. The building is located at 20 NE 14th Ave, a site where the Bureau of Development Services recently received an Early Assistance application to discuss a six-story mixed-use building with 190 residential units.

Elemental Technologies will move their headquarters into the 1320 Broadway building. The building was formerly home to The Oregonian, and is currently in the middle of a major renovation.

Portland Architecture talked with Stuart Emmons, an architect who is running against incumbent Steve Novick for a seat on the Portland City Council.

Portland International Airport is reevaluating its $98 million Concourse E Expansion, according to The Oregonian. Portland based Horizon Air recently ordered 30 Embraer E175 jets, which can be board via jetbridges. The airport’s original expansion plan was designed for the Bombardier Q400 plans Horizon currently flies, which typically board from the ground.

KPTV reported that a demonstration was held by the group “Stop Demolishing Portland” outside 3336 SE Belmont, which is set to be redeveloped with a three story mixed use building.

Coworking and shared office company Regus opened a space in the Pearl West office building this week, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The St Francis Park Apartments received a $9.5 million loan from KeyBank, reported the Portland Business Journal. The Central Eastside building will include 106 units of affordable housing.

Thru Magazine wrote about a Design Week Portland panel discussion about the future of the Central Eastside. The event was hosted by Bora Architects, who showcased their Water Avenue Yards concept.

The PSU Vanguard reported that the Portland State Vikings celebrated a groundbreaking for the PSU Viking Pavilion ahead of their annual spring game.

 

Weekly Roundup: Albina Yard, Slate, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and more

4703 N Albina

Construction is underway on the Albina Yard office building, which is using Cross-laminated Timber

Venerable restaurant Besaw’s reopened last week at the LL Hawkins apartment building in Slabtown. Eater PDX published photos of the new interior.

History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered wrote about the demolition of a number of houses in order to make way for a mixed use development at 2301 NW Savier. The new building by GBD Architects will wrap around the building that was formerly home to Besaw’s restaurant.

BikePortland reported that a “gear sphere” sculpture was set to be installed outside the under construction Cook Street Apartments by LRS Architects.

OHSU is in the early stages of planning for a major expansion of the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, according to a story in the Portland Business Journal.

The Portland Chronicle wrote about the potential demolition of a building at 3336 SE Belmont St, slated to be replaced by a three-story mixed use building by BKL/A Architecture.

Construction is about to begin on the Works Partnership designed PDX Commons senior co-housing at SE 43rd and Belmont. The site was formerly the location of the Good Food Here food cart pod. As The Oregonian reports more than half of the carts have now relocated across the street to form the Bite on Belmont pod.

As the Pine Street Market gets ready to open The Oregonian published their ultimate guide to the vendors planned for the Old Town food hall.

Portland Architecture published their notes from the Centennial Mills public forum, which explored how the historic building complex might still be saved.

The developers behind 3rd and Taylor have laid out their plans for the block, wrote the Portland Business Journal. The design review package for the hotel portion of the project has been submitted by Ankrom Moisan Architects. The office building is planned to move forward separately in the coming months.

In [mis]representation Places over Time wrote about the tools architects use to visualize their designs, how these can shape the design itself, and how it is easy to present a false sense of reality.

Coworking firm CENTRL Office will expand into the Slate building at the Burnside Bridgehead Block 75, according to a story in the Portland Business Journal. The 10 story building by Works Partnership is scheduled to open later this year.

Construction is underway at the Lever Architecture designed Albina YardThe 4 story office building is the first commercial building in the United States to make use of domestically fabricated Cross Laminated Timber as a structural element. A video posted last week shows the progress made so far:

Metro Reports: Home2 Suites , 1133 SW Market, 4455 SE 52nd and more

1133 SW Market, as presented to the Design Commission in March 2015

1133 SW Market, as presented to the Design Commission in March 2015

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 requested Design Advice for a project at 205 NW 10th Ave:

Type III Design Review for a proposed new 11-14 story residential building with ground-floor retail and 96 below grade parking spaces.

Allusa Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1428 SE 19th Ave:

New 3-story apartment building w/basement.

Kōz Development have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1015 NW 16th Ave:

New 6-story,153-unit studio apartment building. Demo of 2 existing structures on site.

bkl/a architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 3336 SE Belmont St:

New 3-story mixed use building proposed to replace current building.

UrbanLens Planning have requested Early Assistance for a project at 6125 SE Division St:

New memory care facility building (14,000 sq ft) consisting of 18 private and 5 double units for a total of 28 beds/residents. Building to also include a dining area, courtyard, and support facilities. 42 structured parking spaces with at-grade entry.

YGH Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1122 SE Ankeny St:

Proposal is for construction of a new six story multi-residential building.

Mackenzie have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 2800 NW Front Ave:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Conditional Use Review, Type II Nonconforming Situation Review and Greenway Review and possible Type III Greenway Goal Exception Review. The applicant is proposing to construct a new approx. 14,000 square foot headquarters office and make other site improvements on the existing Selzer Pump site. The proposal was discuss in a previous Early Assistance meeting – EA 15-219075. The applicant has submitted questions for staff response.

KMG Designs have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 3926 SE 11th Ave:

New approximately 7,780 sq ft fellowship center. New trash enclosure and parking spaces at rear of building. Removal of existing curb driveway on SE 11th St

A Conditional Use Review has been submitted by JRA Architecture & Planning for the Home2 Suites by Hilton @ Portland Airport at 7101 NE 82nd Ave:

Construct a 99 guest room four story suites hotel . Remove existing restaurant and meeting room.

SERA Architects have submitted a project at 1133 SW Market St for Design Review:

Construct 14-story apartment building with 146 market rte units. Mechanical parrking for 21 parking stalls is located on the ground floor.

Rainier Pacific Development have submitted a project at 4455 SE 52nd Ave for building permit review:

New mixed use building, ground floor retail, 64 units, on-site parking, landscaping and utilities

TVA Architects have submitted a project at 1313 SE Lambert St for building permit review:

New 4 story 19 unit apartment building, main floor to include trash room and electrical room; with associated site work