Metro Reports: 140 SW Columbia, 550 SE MLK, 1335 SE Hawthorne and more

140 SW Columbia, as shown to the Design Commission last year for Design Advice

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 Advance has been requested by Alliance Realty Partners for a project at 1337 E Burnside St:

New 6 Story mixed use 208 unit apartment building with residential, retail and parking on first floor with one level below grade parking for approximately 129 vehicle spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 15935 SE Division St:

Develop site into a storage facility. The site currently is a parking lot with two small commercial buildings.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 904 SW Gibbs St:

New mixed-use, multi-family residential building with possibility of daycare and cafe (at street level) to serve OHSU community.

A project at on the parking lot north of 1715 NW Couch St has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review by GBD Architects:

Type III Conditional Use Review – Intention at this time is to be vested under the current code; information to complete the application will be provided at a later date within the allowed 180-days.

new six story residential projecton a three-block conditional use site. Development includes one level of below grade parking to be operated as commercial use (maintaining parking for the cathedral) and a partial level at-grade to support residential units.

The project has also been submitted for Type III Design Review:

New six story residential project with one level of below grade parking to be operated as commercial use (maintaining parking for the cathedral) and a partial level at-grade to support residential units. Proposed development is located on a three-block conditional use site which will be submitted separately.

A project at 19 NE Ivy St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Path Architecture:

New mixed-use building with below-grade parking.

A project at 1732 NE 2nd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

New 6-story building with ground floor retail and one story of underground parking,

140 SW Columbia St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

New construction high-rise mixed-use housing with ground-level retail, housing lobby and service functions and above grade parking.

A project at 1500 NE Irving St has been submitted for Type III Design Review:

Construction of a new five story, 56,558 square foot multi dwelling building. Proposal includes Eighty units and a parking a garage. The proposed development is on a site with an existing office building and surface parking lot which will remain.

A project at 1327 NW 19th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by TVA Architects:

New 7-story apartment building with 100 residential units (75′ maximum height)

A project at 1111 NW 16th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Koz Development:

Proposal for a new 94-unit, 6 story mixed-use apartment building.

550 SE MLK has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

14-story building (occupying half of a city block). The site is currently asphalt surface parking. Building will include 2 levels of below-grade parking, commercial retail at grade, hotel suites at levels 2-4, residential dwelling units on 5-13, and hotel amenity at level 14. Parking and loading access to the site will be off of Washington St (along the south edge of the site).

A project at 3714 SW Macadam Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Development of Block 40 in South Waterfront. Two buildings are proposed on the site (7-stories each), each with below grade structured parking. Single block mixed use development divided into 2 parcels.

Old Town Chinatown Block 33 has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by William Kaven Architecture:

Proposal is for new multi-story mixed use building.

A project at 5935 SW Virginia Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 30 unit apartment building , includes associated sitework

A project at 835 NE 93rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 2 story, 4 unit condo building with onsite parking and attached trash enclosures, includes associated sitework

A project at 1335 SE Stark St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction-new 4story multi-family apartment building containing 39 units and an enclosed parking garage on leve 1, structure type VA wood framed. Interior trash room. Mechanical permit to be DFS

A project with two buildings at 2105 NE Davis St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of 3 story 6-plex bldg with detached 102sf trash enclosure bldg B fronts NE Davis

New construction of 3 story 6-plex bldg with detached 102sf trash enclosure bldg A fronts NE Everett St

A project at 1616 NE Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review by Works Progress Architecture:

New 4 story mixed use building; retail first floor; 39 residential units on floors 2-4; interior trash enclosure; associated site work; tenant improvement to be applied separately

A project at 1621 NE 41st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by CIDA Architects:

New construction of a 5-story 17,775sf, with 27 units, mixed use building with 1,094sf of commercial space on the ground floor. Interior trash room. Electrical and mechanical to be deferred.

A project at 1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4 story mixed use building with 39 units; retail first floor; interior trash enclosure; tuck in parking; separate tenant improvement permits; associated site work

A project at 8128 SE 6th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by BAMA Architecture and Design:

New 4 story multi family with basement, 29 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A project at 1725 SE Tenino St has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4 story multi family 79 unit apartment building with subgrade parking; associate site work

A project at 2880 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story, mixed use, 65 unit apartment building with tuck under enclosed parking, interior trash and recycle room; on-site stormwater treatment, site improvements, and landscape***w/17-112414-MT***

A project at 4540 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of new 4 story apartment building (44 units); garage on first floor;

A project at 625 NE Randall Ave has been submitted for building permit review by MOA Architecture:

New four story 5 unit apartment complex

A project at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

Construct new 2 story building core and shell, no occupancy, to include on ground floor covered parking, 2 restrooms, bike storage, trash enclosure, and associated site work.***mechanical permit 17-110802MT****

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for a project at 3303 N Mississippi Ave / 919 N Cook St:

New construction of 6 story mixed use building with loading on first floor and industrial service uses in remainder (office)

Weekly Roundup: Rothko Pavilion, Alphabet District Downzoning, 5035 NE Sandy, and more

Rothko Pavilion

The Portland Art Museum’s Rothko Pavilion

The Oregonian reported on Portland Art Museum’s multimillion-dollar expansion. The Rothko Pavilion will connect the museum’s two existing buildings, which are currently only joined below ground. Places Over Time took a look at Vinci Hamp Architects’ design for the structure.

The Business Tribune wrote about a request by the Northwest District Association to downzone parts of the Alphabet Historic District, which would reduce the amount of housing that could be built in the area. According to the paper it would “kill” plans to build a 160-unit project at 1727 NW Hoyt St, which “would provide 60 years of affordability for seniors making $15,000 or less.”

The DJC wrote about plans by Oregon Democrats to “introduce a package of legislation next year to lift a ban on rent control and provide new protections to tenants facing eviction.” *

The Portland Business Journal wrote about the developers lining “up to back Portland’s affordable housing measure“.

Despite not having an approved design, a ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Multnomah County Central Courthousereported the Business Tribune. The building is scheduled to go in front of the Historic Landmarks Commission for approval on October 24th.

Venerable Properties has released details of what will replace Der Rheinlander at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd. A new “multi-specialty health care center” owned by The Portland Clinic will be built on the site, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The Central Eastside’s newest coworking space has opened in Slatereported the Portland Business Journal. CENTRL Office will occupy 22,000 sq ft of space across two floors of the Burnside Bridgehead building.

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Weekly Roundup: 38 Davis, two buildings on NE Sandy, 121 SE 146th, and more

The 154 new affordable housing units planned at 121 SE 146th Ave

The 154 new affordable housing units planned at 121 SE 146th Ave

Portland Shoupistas asked if it is time for Portland to eliminate minimum parking requirements, following recommendations from the White House on how to reduce barriers to housing development .

The DJC wrote about how Ankrom Moisan is rethinking the architecture office*, as they get ready to move into their new home at 38 Davis in Old Town.

The Business Tribune looked at Clay Creativethe new Central Eastside offices on the site of old Taylor Electric building that are now home to online bank Simple.

As Zidell Marine gets works on its last barge, Portland Architecture discussed Portland’s transforming waterfront and wondered if the “gold-hued gantry crane” could be retained as part of future development on the Zidell YardsBikePortland looked into whether the end of barge building could accelerate the schedule for completion of the South Waterfront Greenway path. The Oregonian discovered that “Portland housing officials learned this week how much it’ll cost to buy land from the Zidell family to build affordable housing“–but won’t say yet.

KOIN reported that after 53 years Der Rheinlander restaurant at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd will close in 2017. The property has been bought by developer Venerable Properties.

Directly across the street, at 5036 NE Sandy Blvd, a 6 story apartment building is planned on the site currently occupied by Taco Time, writes the Hollywood Star News.

At Portland Monthly Randy Gragg wrote that is “growing like never before”, and asked “what should we do next?

The Portland Business Journal wrote about the 154 new affordable housing units planned at 121 SE 146th Ave by Home First Development.

A lengthy piece in the Willamette Week looked at affordable housing, and how “City officials have paid little attention to delivering the most housing for the money spent“.

With demolition underway at 1127 SW Morrison St ghost signs were revealed on an adjacent building, for the first time in 93 years. Restore Oregon tracked down newspaper ads for each of the businesses.

The Portland Business Journal showed images PSU students’ $1.3B idea for the Post Office Redevelopment .

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Weekly Roundup: PSU Smith Student Union, A La Carts, Rheinlander restaurant and more

PSU Smith Student Union

Concept for a renovated PSU Smith Student Union. Should the project move ahead architects will oarde selected to develop a final design.

Portland Architecture wrote an extended summary of the Restore Oregon hosted mayoral debate, where candidates discussed housing, density and preservation.

In article titled “Gatekeepers of Portland character” KGW wrote about the Portland Design Commission, who are responsible for reviewing all major developments in the Central City.

The Oregonian reported on the approval of 4th and Harrison, which neighbors believe is in error. The approved building has a floor area ratio (FAR) of almost 9:1, achieved through a combination of the 6:1 base FAR for the site and 3:1 in bonuses. While the applicants and City staff believe that the site is eligible for bonuses, neighborhoods contend that it isn’t, and that any building on the site should have an FAR of no more than 6:1.

A bill that would allow local governments to implement Inclusionary Zoning has passed the Oregon Senate, reported The Oregonian. The bill will now heads to the House, where it is likely to pass.

The Hollywood Star News asked if the Rheinlander building on NE Sandy is to bite der dust? An Early Assistance application was recently received by the City for the site at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd, indicating that the restaurant site could be redeveloped into a mixed use building of 2 to 4 stories.

The Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters will be named after Gladys McCoy. According to the Willamette Week McCoy was “the first black member of the Portland school board, the first black member of the Multnomah County Board and the first black chair of that board.”

The Willamette Week reported that the A La Carts food cart pod has closed. The site at 4926 SE Division St is set to be redeveloped by Urban Development Group, who are planning a mixed use building with a branch of the Green Zebra grocery chain at the ground floor.

A transcript of a recent American Assets Trust earning call indicated that the company is “currently evaluating various alternatives” for how to move ahead with Oregon SquareLeases at the existing office buildings on the site are being allowed to expire in order to allow the site to be redeveloped. Stating that they do not wish to “act in haste, repent at leisure”, CEO and Chairman of the AAT Board of Directors Ernest Rady stated that they are “looking at every opportunity, including some office, including some apartments, including phasing it and we are now working on examining each of those alternatives. It is a real opportunity and we want to make sure we make the most of it.” A decision on how to move forward is expected by September.

Portland State University students will this April vote in a referendum over whether to increase student fees in order to finance a major renovation of the Smith Memorial Student Union, writes the PSU Vanguard. Two possible solutions include a $65 million renovation and a $90 million renovation.

Kaiser Permanente will open a clinic in the Pearl District, in one of the retail spaces in the Cosmopolitan on the Park tower. Kaiser told that the Portland Business Journal that the clinic will offer “convenient access for routine everyday care and minor health issues.”

The Portland Chronicle published photos of Otak Architects’ under construction Cook Street Lofts on N Vancouver Avenue. The site noted that this project and adjacent project The Woods will “bring 154 units to the block previously home to three single-family dwellings”.

Metro Reports: Pearl Block 26, Towne Storage Building, Grant High School and more

Towne Storage

The proposed renovation of the Towne Storage Building, also known as the Blake McFall Company Building

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

LRS Architects have requested Design Advice for Block 26 at NW 14th & Raleigh:

Design Advice Request to discuss a Type III Design Review for a proposed new 12-story residential development with 93 affordable dwelling units. The ground floor will include 18 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd:

Early Assistance appt to discuss the proposed mixed use bldg; 2-4 stories, with ground floor retail or office uses.

Mahlum Architects have requested Early Assistance for the Grant High School Modernization project:

Modernization of existing Grant Highschool, entire facility. Partial demo, full remodel.

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for a portion of the work at the Towne Storage Builidng at 17 SE 3rd Ave:

Interior demolition and structural upgrade, no exterior or site work improvements included – structural upgrade/ seismic strengthening to ASCE 41-13 in preparation for future change of occupancy. No occupancy during construction.

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 5030 SE Stephens St (previously 1916 SE 50th Ave):

Construct new 4 story 83 unit apartment building with underground parking; associated site work