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.

619 SW 11th Ave

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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.

Pre-App scheduled to discuss 15 story hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave

A Pre-Application Conference is scheduled to take place today to discuss a proposed hotel at SW 11th & Alder by SERA Architects. The 15 story tower would include 221 guest rooms. At the ground floor the hotel would include a three meal restaurant with a “grab and go” cafe. The developer for the project is Minneapolis based Mortenson, who are also planning the AC Hotel by Marriott and the Hyatt Regency at the Convention Center.

619 SW 6th

Typical hotel floor plan

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Metro Reports: St Francis Park Apartments, PSU School of Business Administration, 4th & Harrison and more

4th & Harrison

4th & Harrison, as presented at Design Advice

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Barry Smith Architect has requested Early Assistance for a project at 518 SE 76th Ave:

46 unit apartment building with 8 cars in parking garage; 4 floors

BAMA Architecture and Design have requested Early Assistance for a project at 10010 SE Ankeny St:

Lot line adjustment and phased development of multiple buildings to include multi-family, parking, industrial flex space.

Solterra have requested Early Assistance for a project at N Failing & Vancouver:

53-unit mixed use apartment building with active urban canyon

Works Partnership have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1400 NW 22nd Ave:

Proposal for major commercial alterations with exterior improvements. Uses will include office, retail and manufacturing.

Barry Smith Architect has requested Early Assistance for a project at 829 NW 19th Ave:

Move existing home on property to within 20 feet of NW 19th. Confirm and adjust lot lines for 2 lots. On Vacant lot develop a 50 unit, 6 story apartment building located within the Alphabet Historic District.

Mortenson Development have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a new hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave:

demolish existing 1/4 block building and replace with a new construction 221 room, 15 floor hotel.

A Design Review has been submitted for a project at 1112 SE Lincoln St:

Construction of 2 tri-plex residential structures – one on each parcel

The St Francis Park Apartments by MWA Architects have been submitted for Design Review:

New 106-unit multi-dwelling residential development.

The 4th & Harrison apartment complex by Core Spaces has been submitted for Design Review:

Design Review for new 15-story glass and metal panel building – grocery store at ground level and 14 stories of luxury residential apartments, above. 1 modification requested to reduce landscape area; 1 modification requested to replace landscaping with hardscape; 1 modification requested for the width of the oriel window; 1 adjustment requested to parking access & loading; 1 adjustment requested for # of parking stalls.

ZGF Architects have submitted the Canopy Hotel for Design Review:

11 Story, 150 room Hotel

SRG Partnership have applied for building permits for the PSU School of Business Administration:

40,000 Sf multi-story addition, renovation of 52,000SF existing

Reroute on site utilities, demo on site portion of sky bridge, remove exerior cladding of existing building, interior demolition. ***40,000 SF multi-story addition, renovation of 52,000SF existing***

foundation and walls to grade of pavilion/atrium, cladding of existing building, ***40,000 SF multi-story addition, renovation of 52,000SF existing***

Demolition permits were issued for the existing buildings due to be replaced by the Pearl Hampton Inn & Suites:

Demo existing 2 story building

Demo two story building; no basement

Demo existing 3 story building with partial basement

A building permit was issued for the Kenton Mixed Use Phase III at 2111 N Willis Blvd:

New four story apartment building with courtyard and balcony at center, 37 units, 2 retail spaces on main floor, parking at east and north sides, detached trash enclosure, associated landscaping and stormwater facilities

A building permit was issued to Anrkom Moisan Architects for 2010 NW Pettygrove St:

new 5-story, 49 unit apartment with tucked under parking