Weekly Roundup: Fair Haired Dumbell, AIA Portland Awards, PSU School of Business Administration, and more

Fair Haired Dumbell

The Fair-Haired Dumbell will have a facade painted with a mural by Los Angeles-based artist James Jean

The DJC wrote about the ‘elaborate’ Building Information Modelling (BIM) process* being used to help deliver the PSU School of Business Administration.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the paint scheme has been chosen Fair-Haired Dumbbell building, and “it’s unlike anything else in town“.  They also revealed that co-working company TENpod will occupy 8,000 sq ft in the building.

The Oregonian reported that the Sears building in the Lloyd Center has been sold, and the retailer’s presence in the mall “will either shrink significantly or disappear altogether“.  On Thursday morning, the ice rink at the center of the mall reopened, after a major renovation.

Eater PDX reported that Tom’s First Avenue Bento will close after nearly 25 years, to make way for the Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

The 12-unit Jarrett Street Condos are receiving very little interest from those eligible to receive the city subsidized down-payment assistance, according to The Oregonian.

Portland Architecture wrote about the winning projects at the AIA Portland Architecture Awards. Buildings honored include Slate, 1638 NW Overton St, Framework (CEID), Albina Yard, Karuna at One North, The Cosmopolitan on the Park and Park Avenue West.

Preservation group Restore Oregon announced their top restoration projects of 2016, including the Pine Street Market and the Society Hotel.

The Portland Business Journal showcased the “stellar views and cool workspaces” at Slate.

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Weekly Roundup: changes at Yard, 2035 Comprehensive Plan, 1208 SE Ankeny and more

Yard, as approved by the Design Commission

Yard, as approved by the Design Commission

The Willamette Week reported that burger restaurant Tilt will move into Burnside Bridgehead tower Yard. Meanwhile the Oregonian reported that the City had missed an “unfortunate” change to the design of the under construction building which “should have triggered either revisions to the design or a reset of the land-use review process.”

Green Zebra announced that they will move into a new building planned at 4926 SE Division St in late 2017. The grocery had originally planned to occupy an existing building at the site, which will now be developed with a 126-unit mixed-use project.

A story in the Southeast Examiner covers a group of Sunnyside residents who are concerned about the loss of sunlight at residential properties adjacent to new commercial developed. The group argues that the City should adopt “light equity” provisions into its codes.

Public hearings are continuing on Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, as noted by the Portland Business Journal. An interactive map shows land use, transportation and citywide systems changes proposed. Written and oral testimony will be taken until a final hearing scheduled for Wednesday January 13th.  Following that members of the City Council will propose amendments to the plan based on testimony received.

BikePortland wrote that “after years of building, Seattle gets a new year’s gift: falling rents“.

Portland Architecture discussed the 10 projects that defined 2015. Included on the list were Hassalo on Eighththe Hotel Eastlund, Frameworkthe Society Hotel and One North.

The Portland Chronicle reported that a 1906 duplex at 1208 SE Ankeny St has been demolished. A building permit is currently under review for a 4 story with basement, 27 unit apartment on the site.

Urban Asset Advisors have secured $41.6 million in construction financing for Couch9, according a story in the Portland Business Journal.

Weekly Roundup: Broadway Tower, FrameWork, New Season Woodstock and more

Broadway Tower

The Broadway Tower by GBD Architects

The 98 year old Oregonians Credit Union at 1431 SW Broadway will be razed to make for the 19 story Broadway Tower, reported the Portland Chronicle. The office and hotel building by GBD Architects is going in front of the Design Commission for Design Advice on November 5th.

The Oregonian covered a report by Jones Lang LaSalle that found Portland now has the third lowest office vacancy rate in the nation. In a contrast to previous decades, almost all the new office development “is taking place in the central business district and close-in submarkets” and “‘virtually none’ [is] happening outside the central city.”

Portland plans $67 million more in funding for affordable housing over the next decade, according to The Oregonian. The funding will come from existing Urban Renewal Areas, at the expense of other commitments such as streets and parks.

The blog Wood Skyscrapers published images of Works Partnership’s recently completed FrameWork building at NE 6th and Davis.

The Portland Mercury looked at what Portland will look like in 2025.

As Portland experiences a building boom, BikePortland covered the fact that pedestrians and cyclists are often forced into mixed traffic when passing construction sites.

The New Season Woodstock branch opened this week with a rooftop bar.

The AIA Northwest & Pacific Region recently handed out its annual design awards, with Waechter Architecture, Works Partnership Architecture, and Hacker all winning awards. Among the winning projects was the Langano Apartments by Works Partnership.

Pastaworks will close its SE Hawthorne space, reported Eater PDX, and move into Providore Fine Foods Market on NE Sandy Blvd. According to the article other tenants will include “Flying Fish Co., florist Emerald Petals and Arrosto, Pastaworks’ upcoming rotisserie chicken spot”.

In other food market news, Eater PDX also wrote about Pollo Bravo, the “chicken-centric tapas joint” by John Gorham, set to open in the Pine Street Market. The market is now expected to open late this year or early next year.

Urban Development Group is a planning a 30 unit apartment building at 3701 SE Caruthers St, across the street from what the Portland Chronicle described as a “controversial” building by the same developer.

Three houses owned by Concordia University will be demolished to make way for the Faubion Elementary School Rebuild, according to the Portland Chronicle.

Weekly Roundup: Conway Block 290, Post Office redevelopment, and more

The square at Conway Block 290, as shown at the project's first Design Advice hearing

The square at Conway Block 290, as shown at the project’s first Design Advice hearing

Construction is nearing completion on Framework, an office building at NE 6th & Davis. The DJC published photos of the new building by Works Partnership.

The Oregonian reported that the City could own the Post Office site in the Pearl by 2019, with a first phase of development taking place in 2021. A preferred vision for the site was identified this week as part of the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan.

The NW Examiner reported [PDF] on continued disagreements over the public square at Conway Block 290. Some community members are advocating for an enclosed square modeled after European squares, while others are worried such a form will inevitably feel private.

Garden Bar is the latest business to announce that they will open at Hassalo on Eighth in the Lloyd District.

Eater PDX published photos of bar Paydirt, now open in The Zipper.

Under construction in the Central Eastside: 6th and Davis (images)

A mixed use retail and creative office building is under construction at NE 6th and Davis in the Central Eastside. The 5 story building will have 1,175 of retail space on the ground floor, which is currently being marketed to potential restaurant tenants. The 4 floors above will each have almost 5,000 sq ft of office space. Exterior materials include wood at the ground floor, and glass curtain wall with metal panels at the floors above. The interior spaces will have exposed glulam beams at the ceiling. 7 vehicular parking spaces are provided on the ground floor. 14 long term bicycle space are proposed in the building, and every floor will have a shower for the use of bicycle commuters.

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