Weekly Roundup: Riverplace Redevelopment, Sideyard, Hyatt Centric, and more

The centerpiece of the Riverplace Redevelopment would be the “Portland Steps” at the corner of SW Montgomery Street and River Drive. The steps would lead people up to an elevated open space—and potentially to a bridge spanning over Harbor Drive to Naito Parkway.

Towers and terraces are imagined as part of the Riverplace Redevelopment, reports the Oregonian. At full build out the masterplan could include 2,500 apartments, 500 hotel rooms and 250,000 sq ft of office space.

Construction has finished* up at Sideyard, one of the “final pieces in the rapid redevelopment near the Burnside Bridge’s east end”, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Masia by chef Jose Chesa will open as the anchor restaurant for the Hyatt Centric hotel, reports Portland Monthly.

The Business Tribune reported on how the $70 million renovation of Neuberger Hall, now known as Fariborz Maseeh Hall, has breathed new life and light into the Portland State University building.

Some businesses still bristling at having to pay Portland’s clean energy tax, reports the Oregonian. Included in the tax on “large retailers” are general contractors working on large projects, for clients including OHSU.

Portland Architecture looked at whether Sustainable Building Week can revive “Portland’s lost momentum”.

Portland Public Schools is eyeing a summer deadline to finalize details of a 2020 construction bond. The measure could include upgrades to Cleveland, Jefferson and Wilson high schools.

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Metro Reports: NE 106th & Halsey, 140 SW Columbia, Moxy Hotel, and more

NE 106th & Halsey will include a mix of affordable and market rate housing, adjacent to the new Gateway Discovery Park. Image taken from the presentation to the Design Commission in February 2018.

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 May 7th to May 13th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Portland Development Group for a project at 2824 NW Upshur St:

Demolish existing house and build a new 5-unit multi-dwelling building.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1809 NW Davis St:

Redevelopment of the 20,000 sf surface lot across the street and east of the main Trinity Cathedral campus, with the potential of including the 10,000 sf parcel in the SE corner of the same block. The primary purpose is to expand parking capacity for the Trinity Cathedral on Sundays through a shared parking arrangment with a new commerical and/or mixed use development on the site. Both sites have requested a zone change to CM3 through the Map Refinement Project.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ink Built Architecture for a project at 6716 NE Garfield Ave:

Future code: New apartment building. 3 stories with partial basement, 28 units all affordable housing, modular construction. Meeting community design standards. No design district. D-overlay

The redevelopment of Kellogg Middle School at 6909 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for a Type III Conditional Use Review:

Redevelop the entire Kellogg Middle School site. Demo existing structures and remove the debris. Development of vacant field since the property will then be graded and reseeded in anticipation of the redevelopment of the site in spring 2019. The cleaned site will house a new 105,000 sf school structure, off street parking area and bus loop, recreation field, and a limited service access road. The off-street parking area will contain 34 parking spaces, 2 of which will be handicapped and 2 carpool parking spaces. A free-standing obelisk sign will be located at the corner of SE Powell Blvd and 69th Ave.

A project at NE 106th & Halsey has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Holst Architecture:

Mixed use development fronting SE Halsey and Gateway Discovery Park and includes 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market rate housinig. Retail spaces and residential amenity spaces on the ground floor, office space and residential units on the second floor and dwelling units on floors 3-6.

A project at 105 N Killingsworth St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Kōz Development:

New mixed-use 4-story building with 87 dwelling units, 2400 sq ft of commercial space, associated bike parking and back of house service areas.

A project at 6144 SE Foster Rd has been submitted for building permit review by Merryman Barnes Architects:

Change of occupancy from M and B to R-2 and A-2, S-1 for new tenant to include sleeping beds, commons, kitchen bathrooms, showers, storage; seismic upgrades and exterior site improvements

140 SW Columbia has been submitted for building permit review by GBD Architects:

New 20 story, mixed use residential tower. Tower will span over existing parking entrance. Project will include 348 residential dwelling units, 244 parking spaces and approx 15,000 sf shell commercial space

A project with two buildings at 4242 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with below grade parking and trash area; associated site work

Construct new 1 story building for new community center and fitness center

A project at NE Alberta and 26th has been submitted for building permit review by Steelhead Architecture:

New 3 story, 11 unit apartment building with retail on main floor, includes associated sitework *** w/ 18-168776-MT ***

A project at 2005 N Rosa Parks Way has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

Construct new 4 story (66) unit apartment building with lower level courtyard, bike storage, and utility; associated site work

A project at 1215 N Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new (3) story 14 unit apartment building with bike storage and trash area on level 1; associated site work

The Moxy Hotel at 539 SW 10th Ave been submitted for building permit review:

New 12 story, 197 unit hotel w/ associated sitework (no onsite parking) *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 4975 NE 14th Pl:

New 3 story, 15 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A structural permit was issued to SERA Architects for the hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave:

STR – New, 15 story hotel – STRUCTURAL AND BELOW GRADE WORK ONLY, Below grade electrical and plumbing work, mat slab foundation system, concrete shear walls and columns and PT concrete decks.

A buiding permit was issued to Skylab Architecture for Block 76 West (previously known as Sideyard) 365 NE Couch St:

New 23,569 sf 5 story mixed use bldg. Primary bldg. Occupancy is mercantile (M) with storage (S) and business (B). Bldg. Will be fully sprinkled and iii-a type of construction. Core and shell construction.

Weekly Roundup: 619 SW 11th Ave, 2815 SW Barbur, Cosmopolitan on the Park, and more

619 SW 11th Ave

The 15 story hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave is being designed by SERA Architects for developer Mortenson.

The Bureau of Development Services permit center will be closed on Monday*, reports the DJC, to enable BDS employees to attend the memorial service for Rick Best. Best, an employee of the bureau, was one of the two men killed on the MAX a week ago.

A 2017 groundbreaking is planned for the hotel at 619 SW 11th Aveaccording to the Business Tribune.

Barcelona based restaurant Can Font has opened in the Cosmopolitan on the Park, reports Eater Portland.

The Oregonian took a look at the Hi-Lo Hotelnow open in the renovated Oregon Pioneer Building.

Construction on the first phase of Under Armour’s new Portland home at 2815 SW Barbur is nearing completion, writes the Portland Business Journal. A zone change that will allow a further story to be added was recently approved by the city council.

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Design Commission approves hotel at SW 11th & Alder (images)

A proposed hotel at SW 11th & Alder by SERA Architects for developer Mortenson has been approved by the Design Commission. The 150′ tall building would include 215 hotel rooms, with a lobby, bar / restaurant and lounge at the ground level. Meeting rooms would be located at the second floor. A fitness room and long term parking for 14 bicycles would be provided at the third floor. No vehicular parking is proposed.

619 SW 11th Ave

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Hotel at SW 11th & Alder has Second Design Review Hearing (images)

A proposed hotel at SW 11th & Alder by SERA Architects for developer Mortenson has gone in front of the Design Commission for a second hearing. The 150′ tall building would include 215 hotel rooms, with a lobby, bar / restaurant and lounge at the ground level. Meeting rooms would be located at the second floor. A fitness room and long term parking for 14 bicycles would be provided at the third floor. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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Design Commission reviews SW 11th & Alder Hotel (images)

SERA Architects and developer Mortenson have gone in front of the Design Commission with proposals for a 15 story hotel at SW 11th & Alder. The 150′ tall building would include 220 hotel rooms, with a lobby, bar / restaurant and lounge at the ground level. Meeting rooms and a fitness room would be located at the second floor. No vehicular parking is proposed. 14 long-term bike parking spaces are proposed in a locked, basement level room.

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Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability).

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan, showing a possible development scenario approximating future growth in the Pearl District over 20 years (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability). At least two of the sites shown as potentially developable have current proposals on them.

It is just over a year since Next Portland last did a roundup of the tallest buildings planned or under construction in Portland. At that time, we counted 25 buildings over 100′ in height planned. Today we count 40. Given the length of time it takes to complete a high rise building, many of the buildings on the 2016 were also on the 2015 list. Four buildings are no longer on the list this year, due to having been completed: Block 17, Pearl West, the Aster Tower and Park Avenue West. Seven buildings that were still in the design phase last year are now under construction. No building on last year’s list is known to have been cancelled.

Read on to see our complete list. Where possible, the heights given are the building height as defined in the Portland Zoning Code and published in the Design Commission’s Final Findings. In some cases the heights have been estimated.

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Metro Reports: Hoyt Street Yards Block 20, Worldmark by Wyndham, Burnside Delta and more

Worldmark by Wyndham

The Worldmark by Wyndham, as presented to the Historic Landmarks Commission in January

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

The City of Portland has requested Design Advice for the renovation of the Portland Building:

Preservation and renovation of the Portland Building.

YBA Architects have requested Design Advice for a project at 1134 NW 18th Ave:

Proposal is for mixed use development with retail space on ground floor, a row of townhomes and at-grade double height car parking with stacking semi-automated parking system.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2515 SE 41st Ave:

12 unit residential building, will need new sewer.

Tahran Architecture & Planning have requested Early Assistance for a project at 5325 NE Irving St:

Demolish home and build new attached condos (7 units total).

SERA Architects have requested Early Assistance related to the Worldmark by Wyndham at 221 SW Naito Parkway:

Early Assistance Meeting, as follow-up to Pre-Application Conference EA 14-2178.37 for a Type III Historic Resources Review for 6-story, 67,000 sqare foot, 70′ tall building for vacation ownership units.

Boora Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project on Block 20 of the Hoyt Street Yards property in the Pearl:

Project proposal is for a high-rise condo building.

SERA Architects have applied for a Conditional Use Review and Design Review for a hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave:

Conditional Use Review for 15 story, 221 room hotel. See EA 15-210283 for information.

New construction of 15 floor hotel.

A Design Review application has been submitted for a project at 10506 E Burnside St:

50-unit mid rise apartment complex. Ground level tuck under parking and additional surface parking.

The Burnside Delta by Vallaster Corl Architects has been submitted for Design Review:

new 7-story building with some ground-level retail and a total of 85 residential units. The ground level will include 56 bicycle parking spaces and 18 vehicle parking spaces. 7 modifications outlined in application.

Jones Architecture have submitted a renovation of the Fisk Tire Company Building at 1236 NW Flanders St for Historic Resource Review:

Changes include a new loading dock, replacment of all existing window panels, new stroefront entrance doors, new roofing on existing entry canopy, new ada lift and new exterior lighting. Loading dock replacment and expansion will be in the ROW

LRS Architects have submitted a renovation of the Towne Storage Building at 17 SE 3rd Ave for Historic Resource Review:

Core/shell renovation to historic building for creative offices and retail

A building permit is under review for a project at 5606 N Greeley Ave:

New 2 story 4-plex, slightly sloped lot with associated site work

A building permit was issued to Design Department Architecture for the conversion of a building at 930 SE Sandy Blvd:

Change of occupancy from F-1 to A-2. Interior demolition and new walls to reduce existing kitchen and alter sales area to dining area, (2) ADA bathrooms. Exterior work: new parapet at west property line.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at  8510 N Ivanhoe:

New construction. Three story 20-unit apartment building. New 550sf gross bike and trash enclosure on west side of the lot

Focus: 20 new hotels proposed for Portland

When construction activity first started to return to Portland around 2012 it seemed like all that was being built was apartments. While residential still dominates the construction industry, other sectors of the market have started to return. In the last year there has been been a noticeable increase in the number of hotels proposed in Portland. Next Portland counts at least 20 hotels either proposed, going through Design Advice / Design Review, being reviewed for building permits or under construction. Together these represent over 3000 new rooms, a substantial number for a city that had 25,924 rooms in its metro area as of 2014.

It is unlikely that every single hotel on this list will be built; some of the Early Assistance application may represent property owners performing a feasibility study, and there is always the possibility of a downturn in the economy. Even still, it’s clear that Portland is going to have a substantially larger number of hotels in just a couple years. Click through to see the full list, arranged by number of rooms.

1 – Hyatt Regency at the Convention Center

Number of rooms: 600+
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects, ESG Architects
Status: Design Advice

Hyatt Hotel at the Oregon Convention Center

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Weekly Roundup: Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, Multnomah Village apartments, The Redd and more

7707 SW Capital Highway

7707 SW Capital Highway

Multnomah Village residents are attempting to block a planned apartment building at 7707 SW Capitol Highway. The building will include 70 market rate apartments, two retail units, and between 43 and 60 parking stalls.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about plans for the adaptive reuse of the Stagecraft Buildingone of the last remaining buildings in the Pearl suitable for conversion.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday for the Japanese Garden Expansion, with architect Kengo Kuma in attendance from Japan.

The first phase of the Ecotrust’s Redd on Salmon St food hub is now open and ready for tenants. The project will consist of two buildings: Marble and Foundry. Work on the Foundry building is expected to be completed in late 2016.

The Pine Street Market, which is due to open late this year, was named as one of American’s 17 Most Anticipated Food Halls by Eater. It was joined on the list by the James Beard Public Market, currently scheduled to open in 2018.

A study of Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum has come up with five options for how the structure could be renovated. These range for minor upgrades to address maintenance needs, to creating an indoor track and field facility.

A profile of developer/architect Ben Kaiser at Oregon Business looked at his ideas for how to deal with earthquakes, in both new and existing buildings. Work on the Radiator at One North, designed by Kaiser’s practice PATH Architecture, was recently completed.

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has sold a downtown parking lot, reported the Portland Business Journal. The non profit is still considering its options for its headquarters at 619 SW 11thhowever at a recent Pre-Application Conference plans for a 15 story hotel were discussed.

A commercial structure at 8235 SE 17th Ave has been demolished, reported the Portland Chronicle. A building permit is under review for a new apartment building on the site, by developer Urban Development Group.