Weekly Roundup: Lents Town Center, Loyal Legion, Langano Apartments and more

Lents Town Center Property #2

Lents Town Center Property #2, including the New Copper Penny site

The Portland Development Commission will vote next week on whether to offer financial support to the three development projects in Lents. The developments include: a development by Palindrome Communities on Lents Town Center Property #2, which will also include the New Copper Penny site; a development by Williams & Dame on  Lents Town Center Property #3 (South); and a third by Asian Health & Services Center Lents Town Center Property #4.

The Loyal Legion, the new bar by ChefStable in the I. O. O. F. Orient Lodge / PPAA Building will open to the public on July 8th. A pre-opening event hosted by Restore Oregon will take place on July 3rd, where guests will receive guided tours of the newly renovated building.

The City Council discussed the zoning map amendment that will allow the Multnomah County Health Department HQ to be up to 150′ tall. A vote will be held next week.

A 6 week old restaurant was named by The Oregonian as its restaurant of the year. Renata recently opened in the former warehouse at 626 SE Main.

The growth scenarios in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan show that Portland is expected to gain 94,000 new apartments between 2010 and 2035, but only 17,000 new single family homes.

The new headquarters for SolTerra Systems at 2422 SE 9th Ave will be the tallest building on the west coast built with insulated concrete forms. Other sustainable features will include a green roof and low flow plumbing fixtures.

The Portland Business Journal published a photo gallery of Park Avenue Westthe downtown skyscraper scheduled for completion in December.

Tenants are now moving into the Langano Apartments, according to the Portland Chronicle. The building is owned by Petros Jarra and Ainalem Sultessa, immigrants who formerly operated Jarra’s Ethiopian Restaurant on the same site.

The Oregonian reported on the new building proposed at 4th & Harrison, which will include 425 apartments targeted to students at PSU. The developer hopes to open the building in 2018.

The East Building at One North is nearly finished. The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about how the building will serve as a model for sustainability.

Weekly roundup: Renata open in 626 SE Main, works starts on 240 Clay and more

240 Clay

Clay Creative

Work has begun on Clay Creativethe Central Eastside office building formerly known as 240 Clay.

Eater PDX reports that Renata Restaurant has opened in 626 SE Main, a converted warehouse that also houses Ancient Heritage Creamery.

The Foster Powell blog wrote about the proposed rebuild of the YMCA at 6036 SE Foster.

The Portland Chronicle reported that 76 apartments units are planned for a site 7400 SE Milwaukie Blvd. The apartments will replace a single family home, a shed and single story commercial structure.

A panel that included Tim Boyle, Andy Bryant and Mark Edlen discussed the future of St Mary’s Academy, which plans to expand its campus to the site formerly home to the University Post Office.

An article in The Oregonian looked at One North, the 3 building office development on N Williams. 

Note: due to the Memorial Day holiday the Bureau of Development Services is closed today. The Metro Reports will likely be published tomorrow.

Weekly Roundup: Milwaukie Way, Lyon Court, 107 NE Grand and more

Milwaukie Way retail

Milwaukie Way retail

The Oregonian continued their series on the rapidly changing Central Eastside. One article looked at Ancient Heritage Dairy, which will soon open in the 626 SE Main building. Another focused on The Redd, the planned food and agriculture incubator project by the Ecotrust.

Construction has started on Milwaukie Way, a retail project designed by Ben Waechter, adjacent to a former funeral home in Westmoreland.

The DJC published construction photos of the Hotel Eastlundwhich is set to open in May.

Cup and Bar, a joint cafe and roastery by Trailhead Coffee and Ranger Chocolate, was set to open this week in the newly renovated 107 NE Grand building.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the under construction Lyon Court retail building at NE Fremont and 24th.

In ‘Simplifying the Curve’ the DJC wrote about the technical challenges in realizing the curved facades at One North.

Weekly Roundup: Oregon Square, Lents Town Center and more

GBD Architects' Oregon Square

GBD Architects’ Oregon Square

  • The Design Commission offered Design Advice on Oregon Square to GBD Architects. The project by American Assets Trust will redevelop a superblock in the Lloyd District, with 4 new buildings of 10-32 floors.
  • The Historic Landmarks Commission offered Design Advice on the Worldmark by Wyndham building to SERA Architects.
  • The City Council backed a plan by the Portland Housing Bureau to commit $20 million for affordable housing in North and Northeast Portland.
  • Zidell Yards was the subject of an email accidentally sent to OPB news and published by the Oregonian. The PDC and the Zidell family are currently negotiating on whether the Zidell property should include affordable housing. The Portland Housing’s Bureau’s preferred location is Riverplace Parcel 3, which the Portland Tribune wrote about in the article “Can South Waterfront be made affordable?
  • Portland Monthly reported that Providore Fine Foods and Pastaworks are scheduled to open this fall in The Shore, an under construction project by Guerrilla Development on NE Sandy Blvd.
  • The PDC has selected developers for 6 of the 12 acres of property in owns in Lents Town Center. Property #1 and #2 are to be developed by Palindrome Communities. The south portion of Property #3 is to be developed by Williams & Dame, with the north portion by ROSE CDC. Asian Health & Services Center and REACH CDC are the selected developer for Property #4.
  • The first office tenants are moving into Washington High School, an adaptive reuse project by Venerable Properties. The Oregonian was there to take photos.
  • Portland Monthly had a look at Ancient Heritage’s new creamery, set to open this May in the 626 SE Main building.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of the two houses set to be demolished on NE Glisan St, for the Treece & Lambert Apartments by Barry R Smith Architect.
  • The Oregonian visited the Stadium Fred Meyer on West Burnside, the remodel of which is nearing completion.