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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Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of 2016

5 MLK

The post about 5 MLK’s first Design Advice Request hearing was Next Portland’s most popular post of the year. [See this follow up post for the most recent images of the project.]

2016 is the second full year Next Portland has been in operation. With development showing no signs of slowing down it’s been a busy year. We published 234 new blog posts, and our development map now has almost 800 unique projects listed (including completed and cancelled projects). Over the course of the year the site had almost 900,000 page views; up 84% over 2015.

6 of the articles that made the top 25 viewed posts were published in 2015; 2 were published in 2014. Our second most popular article from the 2015 list, about the Goat Blocks, was still the fourth most popular article of 2016 despite having been written in December 2014. Our most popular post of 2015, about the 25 tallest buildings planned in the city, remained in the list at third place, and was just beaten out in popularity by the updated 2016 list. Two pioneering Cross Laminated Timber buildings, Carbon12 and Framework, took up three places on the list.

In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

  1. Under construction in the Pearl – The Abigail (images)
  2. City Council overturns Design Commission; Jupiter Hotel will be clad in Asphalt Shingles (images)
  3. Design Reviewed for High-Rise Timber Building Framework (images)
  4. Focus: 25 Office Buildings Planned for Portland
  5. Design Commission approves 15 story building at 4th & Harrison (images)
  6. Burnside Bridgehead, pt I: Block 75 (images)
  7. 1510 NE Multnomah has third Design Advice hearing (images)
  8. Design Commission approves Block 20 condominium tower (images)
  9. 17 story tower planned for Fishels Furniture site (drawings)
  10. Works Partnership present 19 story Burnside Bridgehead tower to Design Commission (images)
  11. 30 Story Tower Planned at SW 11th & Washington
  12. Burnside Bridgehead, Pt II: Block 67 (Images)
  13. Design Commission approves affordable housing on St Francis Park (images)
  14. Under Construction: Pearl Block 136 (images)
  15. North Pearl High-Rises, Part II: The Overton (images)
  16. Focus: 20 new hotels proposed for Portland
  17. Design Approved for Framework, America’s Tallest Timber Building (images)
  18. Lloyd Cinemas Parking Lot Redevelopment Approved (images)
  19. Portland Housing Bureau announces Super NOFA projects (images)
  20. Under Construction: The Porter hotel (images)
  21. Design Approved for First Tall Cross-laminated Timber Building in America (images)
  22. LOCA @ the Goat Blocks (images)
  23. Focus: 25 Tallest Buildings Planned or Under Construction (2015)
  24. Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)
  25. 5 MLK receives Design Advice (images)

Metro Reports: 4W Tower, Press Blocks, 10th & Yamhill Garage, and more

Context drawing for the proposed 4W tower by ZGF Architects

Context drawing for the proposed 4W tower by ZGF Architects

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 William Kaven Architecture for a project on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 at 125 NW 4th Ave:

Discuss a full block mixed use development Full Block mixed use development with 5 levels of residential over 4 levels office over ground floor retail/market and lobby with 2 levels of below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Waechter Architecture for a project at 1610 SE Tolman St:

Construction of a new Commercial Mixed Use building to share a site with existing Dairy Queen drive through restaurant.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3249 SE Division St:

Proposal is for a five story building consisting of four floors of residential units a top ground floor retail and vehicle parking. 19 parking spaces and one loading bay are proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 4303 N Albina Ave:

Proposal is to build a community of eight micro houses on two 5,000 sf sites. Existing dwelling to remain.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2231 NW Pettygrove St:

Proposal is to build micro unit apartments with kitchens in each apartment and do a density transfer of 4:1 FAR.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for the PCC Child Development Center at 11900 SW 49th Ave:

Development of Child Development Center – includes alterations to an existing building on the campus (south classroom building) as well as the construction of a new free-standing building.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by FFA Architecture & Interiors to discuss the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park Renovation:

Pre-application conference to discuss the alterations proposed to the Smart Park Garage that include replace existing stairways/elevators, new signage and awnings, reconstruct the entrances and ROW encroachments. Green roofs are under construction for new areas.

A project at 1340 SE 9th Ave has been submitted for a Type III Conditional Use Review by Scott Edwards Architecture:

Existing 1 and 2 story factory use building on 2 blocks to be re-used and upgraded for creative office, factory, and small retail.

A project at 408 SE 105th Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

Proposal is for a 13-unit apartment buidling.

The 4W tower at 419 SW Washington St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Greystar Real Estate Partners:

New building – with 400 market-rate residential rental units with below grade parking.

The Press Blocks at 817 SW 17th Ave have been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

Proposal is to develop one full and one-half block for residential tower and office plus retail. 447 below grade parking space and 577 bike parking spaces.

The SW 3rd & Ash mixed use building has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

New 6-story mixed-use building with approx. 8640 sq. ft of ground-level retail, 133 market-rate residential units and 63 below-grade parking spaces. proposed.

A project at 7707 SE Alder St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of new 6 plex building, 3 story, includes site utilities, detached trash enclosure is less than 120 sf

A project at 7667 N Westanna Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story 4 plex with tuck under garages, 2 units on lowest level, 2 units on main level that include upper level, no detached trash enclosure shown on plans, includes associated site work

A project with two buildings at 1329 N Skidmore St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story apartment building with 12 units

New 3 story apartment building with 12 units

A project at 6035 NE Flanders St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct 3 story, 4 plex building with 2 tuck under garages, 2 units on lowest level, 2 main floor units with upper levels above, no detached trash area, includes associated site work

A project at 2027 SE Harold St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (4) unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued for the Tesla Showroom at 4330 SW Macadam Ave:

Remove interior partition walls, new walls to create showroom, offices, storage. New exterior ada ramp, new exterior door on south elevation.

A building permit was issued for a project at 4405 SE Belmont St (previously 4335 SE Belmont St):

New 4 story, 63 unit apartment building with onsite parking, site utilities and landscaping

A building permit was issued to Encore Architects for a project at 1411 NW Quimby St (previously 1400 NW Raleigh):

New 6-story apartment building, 135 units, 11 live/work units, ground level retail and parking.

Weekly Roundup: Post Office Redevelopment, 419 SW Washington, NE 106th & Halsey and more

Broadway Corridor USPS

Conceptual image of the Post Office Redevelopment, from the 2015 Broadway Corridor Framework Plan

A 30-story tower by ZGF Architects is planned at 419 SW Washington St, according to The Oregonian. The existing building on the site was recently being used as a temporary homeless shelter, and is now vacant.

The first public hearing of the proposed draft of the Central City 2035 Plan was dominated by concerns about building heights in West End and Goose Hollow, according to an article in the DJC*. Meanwhile, Portland Shoupistas argued that proposed changes related to parking in the plan represent a step backwards.

The Oregonian wrote that up to 1,200 more apartments are proposed on the Prometheus Property in South Waterfront.

Kimberly Branam has been picked as the next executive director of the Portland Development Commission, according to The Oregonian. For the past five years Branam has been second-in-command to former executive director Patrick Quinton.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about the 54 organizations that are backing the proposed $258M affordable housing bond.

OPB’s “State of Wonder” discussed Yard, the recently completed Burnside Bridgehead tower that has sharply divided the opinions of Portlanders.

The Oregonian discovered the premium that will be paid by the PDC for a piece of land near the airport, necessary to allow the Post Office Redevelopment to move forward.

After 92 years, the Lotus Cardroom & Cafe will close later this month, according to KATU. The bar will be demolished to make way for the 3rd & Salmon hotel tower.

An affordable housing development at NE 106th & Halsey by Gerding Edlen and Human Solutions has nearby residents worried, according to the Mid-County Memo.

The timeframe for the City and ZRZ Realty to agree on the price of a piece of land at the Zidell Yards has been missed, according to The Oregonian.  Under a development agreement signed last year, the City has the option to buy the property at an agreed price, for the purpose of building affordable housing.

The Willamette Week wrote about 5 MLKthe Burnside Bridgehead high-rise that will replace the 95 year old Fishels Furniture building.

Work has begun on the Union at St Johns, according to the Portland Business Journal. The mixed use building will include 100 apartments as well as 20,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail space.

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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.