Weekly Roundup: Eastside Innovation Hub, 7 Southeast Stark, Tanner Point, and more

A new top story will be added to an existing building at SE 8th & Alder as part of its conversion into the Eastside Innovation Hub.

The Business Tribune wrote about two bioscience buildings planned by Summit Development: the Eastside Innovation Hub at 808 SE Alder, which will add a new story to an existing building; and the New Industrial Revolution Center, a 10-story cross-laminated timber building planned at 920 SE Stark St.

The Daily Journal of Commerce visited 7 Southeast Stark, an under construction building that is “either a major new office project with ample parking, or a major new parking project with an office component.”*

Portland Architecture wrote about two recent office buildings designed by Hacker, including Tanner Point at the north end of the Pearl.

With three attempts at redeveloping Centennial Mills ending in failure, Brian Libby argued in the Business Tribune that it should become an industrial ruins park.

A man who was in an apparent mental crisis scaled the construction crane at 5 MLK and remained at the top for more than five hours, reports the Oregonian.

Fast food restaurant Super Deluxe will open a second location in the Pearl District’s Heartline building, reports Eater Portland.

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Weekly Roundup: 5 MLK, Powellhurst Place, Garden Park Estates, and more

5 MLK
The concrete work at 5 MLK is expected to be complete in September. The 200′ tall building will include approximately 112,000 sq ft of office space, 220 residential apartments and 14,000 sq ft of retail space.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about construction of 5 MLK, the latest piece of the Burnside Bridgehead puzzle.*

The City Council will vote this summer on whether to expand bicycle parking requirements for new development, writes the Willamette Week.

The Portland Housing Bureau announced funding for two affordable developments in East Portland, totaling 126 new units. Powellhurst Place at 5403 SE 122nd Ave will consist of 65 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The 63 apartments at the Garden Park Estates at 3124-3234 SE 136th Ave will be rehabilitated or completely replaced, with 61 new apartments added.

Governor Brown signed the nation’s first statewide rent control law, reports the Oregonian. The law, which comes into effect immediately, caps rent increases in units over 15 years old at 7 percent plus inflation.

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Focus: The 25 Most Popular Posts of 2018

Block 216

The 35-story Block 216 tower was approved in December. Our post about the project’s Design Advice Request was our most popular post of the year.

Happy New Year.

2018 is the fourth full year Next Portland has been in operation and I’m excited to see what 2019 brings. I’m currently on vacation in Scotland, so new posts will continue to be sporadic until I return next week.

Last year was another busy year for the site. Of the course of the year 141 new posts were published, with nearly 900,000 page views.

The year started with the last of the pre-inclusionary zoning (IZ) projects working their way through the design review process. In February it was reported by the Portland Mercury that Portland’s inclusionary zoning mandate was getting lackluster results, with only 12 qualifying building in the pipeline.

By the end of the year Next Portland had posted about a number of large post-IZ developments that have been approved through design review. These include 815 W Burnside, 1715 SW Salmon, Nomad, the ART Tower Block 216, 1935 N Killingsworth and the Pepsi Blocks. The Portland Housing Bureau now estimates that there are 43 projects subject to inclusionary zoning in the pipeline, with 362 affordable units in projects that have permits or are close to permitting.

Despite the uptick in post-IZ proposals, new design review and building permit applications remain down relative to years ago. At the end of the year the Bureau of Development Services was forced to lay off staff for the first time since the recession, citing “quite sobering” forecasts.

Similarly to 2017, many of the most popular posts were published in previous years, a reflection of the fact that the content Next Portland remains relevant for a long time, as buildings move through construction and into occupancy. One post in the top 25 most popular posts was from 2015; seven posts were from 2016; six posts were from 2017; and eleven were published in 2018.

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

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Weekly Roundup: Canopy Hotel, Fremont Place, 5 MLK, and more

Canopy Hotel

A new restaurant named Canopy will open this May in the ZGF Architects designed Canopy Hotel.

Pearl District residents turned out at city council in an attempt to block the Fremont Place Apartmentswrites the Oregonian. The Willamette Week reported that a former president of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association warned that if efforts to block housing are successful the neighborhood “could become an urban gated community for the landed class.”

The Portland Mercury reported that the Canopy Restaurant will open this May in the Pearl District Canopy Hotel.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the demolition of the old OHSU School of Dentistry, which is being torn down with “Jurassic flair“*. The building will be replaced by the new OHSU Elk’s Children Eye Clinic.

The Portland Mercury reported that the decades old Chinese Village restaurant has closed its kitchen. A 20,480 square feet grocery store proposed for the site at 520 SE 82nd Ave was recently submitted for building permit review.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the demolition of the old Fishels Furniture building. It is being torn down to make way for the 5 MLK development.

Architect and City Council Candidate Stuart Emmons is “angling for the anti-development vote in Portland”, according to the Willamette Week.

The Portland Tribune profiled Carrie Strickland, founder and majority owner of Works Progress Architecture.

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Metro Reports: Mall 205 Renovation, 5 MLK, NE Garfield and Failing, and more

NE Garfield and Failing

A building permit is under review for the 8 unit NE Garfield and Failing development, by Architecture Building Culture for DEZ Development

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 December 18th to December 24th, 2017.

Early Assistance has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 716 SE Grand Ave:

Current code – Non-contributing structure – Core and shell alteration of existing three story building with basement. Change of use from Mercantile to Business/Assembly/Storage. New elevator, new enclosed stair and removal of intermediate floor between original first and second stories. No change to impervious surface area.

Early Assistance has been requested by Mackenzie for the Mall 205 Renovation:

Future Code: New buildings and renovation of Mall 205. Some buildings will be demolished at this site. Project would not be submitted until after new zoning code is implemented.

Early Assistance has been requested by CIDA Architects for a project at 1340 N Dekum St:

Current code – Two 15 unit (30 units between both buildings) 5,234 square feet three story apartment buildings on lots 10200 & 10300 with new property line adjustments.

A project at 6304 SE Duke St has been submitted for building permit review by Strongwork Architecture:

New 2-story triplex with associated site work.***DFS roof trusses***separate fire sprinklers***

A project with two buildings at NE Garfield and Failing has been submitted for building permit review by Architecture Building Culture:

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

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

A project at 5340 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Sinan Gumusoglu Architecture:

Construct new 5 story (19) unit apartment building; first level to include parking and 3 apartment units; associated site work

A project at 10561 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New construction , 2 story, type vb building with ground floor retail, 1 live work unit on ground floor and 4 residential units on second floor

A project at 1604 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit review by Woodblock Architecture:

New 5 story, 88 unit hostel with restaurant and coffee shop for hostel on first floor, includes associated sitework *** mt permit to be submitted separately ***

A project at 3908 SE 136th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 2 story residential care facility, associated landscaping, parking, and trash enclosure (under 120sq ft)

A building permit was issued to GBD Architects for a project at 1414 SW Park Ave:

7 stories (5 over 2 construction) consisting of 73 dwelling units. Ground floor contains parking for 12 cars and 38 bikes, leasing office, a residential lobby, builidng services and 3 residential loft units. Floors 2-7 include 70 residential units, amenity room and outdoor terrace on the top floor

A building permit was issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 1616 SE Insley St:

New 12 unit 3 story apartment building, attached trash enclosure at south elevation, includes associated site work

An excavation and shoring permit was issued to Gerding Edlen Development for 5 MLK:

Excavation and Shoring for new 17 story building

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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5 MLK Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved 5 MLK, the 17 story Burnside Bridgehead tower. The design of the project is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building will include approximately 112,000 sq ft of office space, 220 residential apartments and 14,000 sq ft of retail space. Parking for 158 vehicles and 344 bicycles will be provided.

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Metro Reports: 1430 NW Glisan, Asian Health & Services Center, 5 MLK, and more

1430 NW Glisan

The first building permit was issued for 1430 NW Glisan

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 DLR Group for a project at 539 SW 10th Ave:

Construct a new hotel with approximately 177 rooms, 11 stories. (Central City, Downtown, West End Plan District – Central City Design District)

Early Assistance has been requested by Woodblock Architecture for a project at 1604 E Burnside St:

Demo existing building for development of a new 83 room Hostel with related spaces, a restaurant and coffee shop. No parking provided.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1424 NE 33rd Ave:

Consolidation of 4 lots. Vacation of Halsey Street. Demo existing house. Construction of four 6-plexes (1,000 sq ft 2bed/2bath condos). Garages on 1st floor. No parking proposed. Affordable Housing. Modular construction. 24 total units.

A project at 3185 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review:

New 6-story mixed-use building consisting of 202 group living units, 8 apartment units, shared kitchens on each floor, 56 parking spaces, and 3 commerical tenant spaces on the ground floor.

A project at 177 N Failing St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New construction of a 44,700 SF building with 88 group living rooms provided in (16) dwelling units, (2) one bedroom and (2) two bedroom apartments in four floors of type VA construction above one floor of Type IA construction which will contain 6 live-work units, amenity spaces, parking and building utilities and one below grade level containing parking and building utilities.

A project at 1723 NW 24th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Skylab Architecture:

Change of occupancy from B to M; create six separate tenant spaces and six mezzanines; new interior trash rooms; accessible bathrooms; new exterior doors and parking upgrades; seismic upgrade; new storefront window openings

A project at 7220 N Burlington Ave  has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

New 3-story, 19-unit multifamily apartment structure***deferred submittals: pre-engineered wood floor joists, pre-engineered wood roof joists, built in landscape irrigation (design build)***

A project at 6515 SE 78th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

New 2-story, 3-unit apartment building with 1 parking pad and associated site work, attached trash enclosure. No mechanical.

An excavation and shoring permit is under review for 5 MLK:

Excavation and Shoring for new 17 story building

A building permit was issued to Bora Architects for alterations to the Meier & Frank Building:

Interior alteration -demolition of interior partitions, finishes, and associated materials. Demolish dedicated MEP systems serving current Macy’s tenant space. All work will be coordinated to ensure cotinuous operation of hotel floors above

A building permit was issued for a project at 5016 N Maryland Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with a total of 12units, buildings g and k connected by a breezway, site improvements, drywell, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft. ***nfpa 13 sprinkler system required***

The first building permit for 1430 NW Glisan was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects:

STR 01 – structural permit up to the underside of level 2 for a 286,000 GSF mixed-use building with 4 levels below grade for parking. General retail on level 1. 230 residential units on levels 2-15. 200 below grade parking spaces, no mechanical install with this phase of work.

A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for the Asian Health and Services Center at 9035 SE Foster Rd:

Construct new 3 story 30,140 sf office building with assembly space on level 3 and ground floor commercial lease space, includes onsite parking and associated site work

5 MLK Reviewed by Design Commission (images)

5 MLK, the 17 story Burnside Bridgehead tower, has returned in front of the Design Commission for its first full Design Review hearing, following three Design Advice Request hearings last year. The design of the project is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building will include approximately 112,000 sq ft of office space, 220 residential apartments and 14,000 sq ft of retail space. Parking for 158 vehicles and 344 bicycles will be provided.

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Metro Reports: 5 MLK, 120 SE Clay, SW Park and Columbia, and more

5 MLK, as presented to the Design Commission at its third Design Advice hearing

Early Assistance has been requested by Polyphon Architecture & Design for a project at 3441 SE Gladstone St:

Demo East Apartment building and develop 2, 7 unit apartments and 6 townhomes . 10 parking spaces provided.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6025 SE Powell Blvd:

Proposal is for new construction of a three story self storage building that will have 900 units, parking, utilities and landscaping.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 2620 SW 1st Ave:

New 6-story market-rate apartment building with 120 units, ground floor retail, and basement parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by TVA Architects to discuss a project at 1327 NW 19th Ave:

Proposal is for a new 6-story, multi-family residential development with studio and one-bedroom apartments (82 units total) w/ground floor retail. Possible adjustment needed for loading standards.

A project at 33 N Fargo St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New 5-story apartment building, with ground floor retail and underground parking

A project at 25 NE 122nd Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Proposal is for a mixed use project including a commercial clinic and 176 residential apartments. The apartments will consist of a mix of transitional housing studios and single room occupancy units and will provide housing opportunities for medically fragile clients. Parking will be below grade for approx. 75 spaces. Ground floor and level two to contain the clinic program.

A project at 1638 W Burnside St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Proposal is for a new 8-story, mixed-use building with 134-units of residential apartments and commecial development. (See PC 16-231735 and DA 16-258120.)

A project at SW Park and Columbia has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

Proposal is for a 7 story apartment building.

5 MLK has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Gerding Edlen Development:

Mixed use building with 15,000 sf of ground floor retail; 112,000 sf of office space on floors 2-6; 220 apartment units on floors 7-17; 160 below-grade parking stalls, and associated amenity and support areas.

A project at NW 15th and Overton has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Vallaster Corl Architects:

New 7-story mixed use building. 55,000 square feet of floor area, 68 residential uits and 28 structured parking spaces are proposed. The entrance to the parking is on NW 15th. There are three office spaces on the ground floor facing NW Overton. There is a Lot Confirmation completed to reestablish the line between lots 6 & 7 and lots 2 & 3 to create the 10,000 square foot site (16-186955PR). 5 modifications.

A project at 5505 SE 17th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story, 6 unit apartment building on lot with existing apartment building to include site utilities and landscaping, detached retaining wall

A project at 602 NE Prescott St has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

New construction of one story 1465 sf building for rehearsal studio at east elevation; and 4 foot retaining wall

A project at 240 NE Columbia Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new Carl’s Jr. building with detached trash enclosure under separte permit (16-286322-co).

A building permit was issued to Myhre Group Architects for a project at 2405 N Vancouver Ave:

New multi family 5 level, 54 unit apartment building over a below grade parking garage

A building permit was issued for a project at 2309 SE 11th Ave (formerly 2311 SE 11th Ave):

New 6 unit apartment complex with eco roof and attached trash enclosure

A building permit was issued for a project at 686 SE Spokane St (formerly 634 SE Spokane St):

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 120 SE Clay St:

Construct new 3 story office building with basement level parking, rooftop deck and green roof, associated site work included