Metro Reports: 72Foster, SW 3rd & Ash, Powell Blvd Target, and more

The former AMF Bowling Alley on Powell is being converted into a Target

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 September 25th to October 1st, 2017.

Early Assistance has been requested by CE John for a project at 1715 NE 33rd Ave:

Current Code – New Multi-Tenant retail building with surface and rooftop parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Koble Creative Architecture for a project at NE 42nd & Prescott:

Construction of new 4-story apartment building (19 units), with ground floor retail and parking.

A project at 4708 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Koz Development:

New construction of mixed use building with 114 residential apartments over commercial space. One modification to bike parking.

A structural permit has been submitted for review by GBD Architects for SW 3rd & Ash:

STR 01 – Partial permit for excavation, shoring, foundation, structural shell and all under slab and perimeter utility for the project. One level below parking with 6 stories above grade

A building permit was issued to MAJ Development for the Powell Blvd Target at 3031 SE Powell Blvd:

Change of use and occupancy at shell from A-3/S-2 to M/S-2; addition of warehouse storage, loading area and trash enclosure; no current interior occupancy without T.I.; return to shell; remove all interior walls and fixtures; replace front storefront; new interior walls to separate space; remodel garage seismic upgrade is only at the garage level, and at the first floor. 10% increase on seismic load. Upper structure and roof is not upgraded . Amit coordinated in the early stage the sismic requirements with babrak amiri and with the applicant

A building permit was issued to Otak Architects for a project at 1823 SE 50th Ave:

New 4 story, 19 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework ***separate mechanical permit required***

A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for 72Foster at 5005 SE 72nd Ave:

New four-story mixed-use multi-family building with 101 apartment units over ground floor retail and residential services; 35 on-site parking stalls Septic Decommissioning Required. Call for Inspection 842.

Weekly Roundup: 72Foster, USPS site, Hampton Inn, and more

Hampton Inn & Suites

The Pearl District Hampton Inn & Suites, with 243 rooms, is now complete.

The DJC looked at how national brands adopt their brand standards to meet Portland’s design review guidelines,* with the Pearl District Hampton Inn as one example. The Business Tribune looked at how the newly opened hotel intends to serve tourists and business travelers alike.

City Observatory analyzed Portland’s Inclusionary Zoning ordinance, which so far appears ‘to be creating incentives for developers to ‘go small’.”

According to the Portland Tribune the Post Office Site will be offered to Amazon as a potential location for its second headquarters.

The Business Tribune reported that REACH Community Development’s 72Foster affordable housing development has broken ground.

The DJC published photos of the completed PSU Karl Miller Center.

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Metro Reports: 72 Foster, South Waterfront Blocks 42 and 45, 600 SW 5th Ave, and more

72 Foster

At the 72 Foster affordable housing development REACH CDC and Housing Development Center will partner with the Asian Health & Services Center to provide resident services, including community gatherings, cultural and social events, and health promotion and wellness activities.

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 Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for South Waterfront Blocks 42 and 45 on the Prometheus Property:

Design hearing – project consists of two seven story mixed use buildings, each building consisting of approximately 4,000 sf of retail, 200-300 market rate apartments and 150-200 off street parking stalls in one level of structured underground parking and a partial level of structures at-grade parking.

Design Advice has been requested by Hacker Architects for the Neuberger Hall Renovation:

DESIGN HEARING – Discuss the renovation of Neuberger Hall on the PSU Campus. The scope of work includes updating accessibility, fire, life, safety upgrades , deferred maintanence and façade improvements. (See separate PC 17-115464 for associated PC for temporary modulars).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 600 SW 5th Ave (former Ross at SW 4th & Alder):

Proposal is to demolish existing 1/4 block building and replace with a new construction 215 room, 15 floor hotel. Approximate new construction square footage will be 136,000sf. Building height will be approximately 153′. Ecoroof and flow-thru planter placed at the 3rd floor level on roof deck to handle total roof area stormwater. Remaining portion of roof deck at 3rd level will be applied for exemption thru special circumstances.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 515 NE 82nd Ave:

Scope of work includes removal of existing convenience store, fuel canopy, fuel dispenser islands and restaurant. Construction of a new convenience store, fuel canopy and 4 fuel dispenser islands, landscaping, curbs and paving. Existing underground storage tanks to remain.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mackenzie to discuss a project at 3075 NE Sandy Blvd:

Proposal is for a new Lexus dealership. 2-story building with one level of below-grade structure. Ground floor uses will include an automotive showroom and leasable retail with structured parking on the second and third levels, and an automotive service shop on the lower level. Vehicular access is proposed off NE 31st Avenue in two locations, approximately the same as the existing access points from this street. Access from NE Sandy Blvd is not proposed for the new building.

A project at 6025 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New construction of a 3-story self-storage building with associated parking, utilities, and landscape.

Building permits have been submitted for review by Mahlum Architects for a portion of the Grant High School Modernization:

Abatement and selective demo, main building structure, masonry and facade restoration, underslab MEP, below grade waterproofing

Abate and demo 1959 library, lower level cafeteria addition, below grade fan room. Abate and selective demo original 1923 admin building, 1925 north wing, 1927 south wing, 1927 auditorium, and 1952 west addition to north wing. Shoring and tiebacks with associated waterproofing at west facade of 1923 admin bldg. Associated civil work (excaation of courtyards), construction staging pad, fill at 1956 gym, erosion control and tree removal

Mass demolition of free standing 1956 gymnasium with basement

Mass demolition of free standing 1962 portable bldg 1

Mass demolition of free standing 1966 science building

Mass demolition of free standing 1962 portable building 2

Mass demolition of free standing 1962 portable building 3

72Foster at 7120 SE Foster Rd has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

New four-story mixed-use multi-family building with 101 apartment units over ground floor retail and residential services; 35 on-site parking stalls

Focus: 33 Affordable Housing Developments Planned for Portland (images)

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments, currently under construction in the Central Eastside.

Last December the Portland Housing Bureau delivered its second annual State of Housing Report to the City Council. The report noted the many challenges facing Portland, including that in 2016 “data indicates that housing affordability in Portland in the last year has gotten worse, an issue that is disproportionately impacting low-income residents, Communities of Color, seniors, and individuals with disabilities”. Nonetheless, the report also looked at what the Bureau is doing to address these issues, including: gaining voter-approval of a $258 million Affordable Housing Bond; passage of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance; increasing urban renewal funding dedicated to affordable rental housing; and dedicating short-term rental revenue tax to affordable rental housing.

The report listed nearly 1,900 affordable housing units in the production pipeline, split between 33 developments. Next Portland is re-publishing the entire list, along with images and information about the architect / developer where we have it.

Some buildings on the list are exclusively reserved for lower income people, while others include a mix of market rate units and subsidized affordable units. Figures for levels of affordability, expressed as number of units reserved for individuals or families at a percentage of Area Median Income (AMI), are taken from the Housing Bureau Report. Buildings that include market units are only receiving city funding towards the affordable units. Note that this list does not contain any buildings which will be required to provide affordable housing as part of the newly passed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (which came into effect this month); any future projects funded through the voter approved affordable housing bond; any developments that are funded without the help of the Portland Housing Bureau; or any developments that have been allocated funding since the publication of the report late last year.

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Metro Reports: Station Place Lot 5, 72Foster, 1500 SW Taylor, and more

Station Place Lot 5

A building permit was issued for Station Place Lot 5 by Hacker architects

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.

SERA Architects have requested Design Advice for a project at 1500 SW Taylor St:

Design Advice Request for a Type III Design Review for the construction of a new 10-story mixed-use building with some ground-level retail and residential development, approximately 150 residential units. The project will include two-levels of below-grade parking. See parent folder (PC 16-175812).

Early Assistance has been requested by William Wilson Architects for a project at 310 SE 12th Ave:

Proposal is for new four-story 84 unit apartment building with basement.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the N Williams Center at 2156 N Williams Ave:

Demo existing buildings and develop a new 4 story 61 unit apartment building with 30 parking spaces

Early Assistance has been requested by Wright Architecture for a project at 6804 N Maryland Ave:

New 3 Story 6 unit development with property to be divided; Questions regarding feasibility.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 1120 NW 21st Ave:

Proposal is for a new four-story 45ft tall mixed-use/multi family residential development including 46 apartments, ground floor leaseable space, ROW and site improvements, landscaping and 51 long term and 3 short term bike parking stalls. On on-site parking provided.

Early Assistance has been requested by Holst Architecture for 72Foster at 7120 SE Foster Rd:

Project consists of new 80,000 sf four story building that will include 108 affordable housing units with approx. 10,000 sf of ground floor retail space and approx. 54 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd :

Early Assistance with meeting to discuss proposal for a new (5-story, 57′ tall) multi-family residential development.

Early Assistance has been requested by Merryman Barnes Architects for the King Parks apartments at 6445 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New development of a 69 unit affordable housing project with community room, orrices and service spaces on the ground floor with 24 parking spaces accessed off the alley.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 5036 NE Sandy Blvd:

New 6 story market rate mixed-use/multi-family development. 90 units proposed with 1 floor mixed use retail, 21 car parking spaces and 139 bike parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested by Gerald Rembowski Architect for a project at 1125 N Schmeer Rd:

Two lot land division in order to be able to build second hotel with 76 rooms on the proposed eastern lot.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by LRS Architects and Lever Architecture for Block 45:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss a proposal for a new twelve story building. The building is proposed to have 7,500 square feet of ground floor retail and approximately 264 residential units. Project is a mix of affordable and market rate housing. No parking is proposed.

LRS Architects have submitted NW 14th & Raleigh for Design Review:

New construction of a twelve story building with 93 units of affordable housing, associated resident amenities and a ground floor commercial space on a 10,000 sf site. Parking for 16 cars will be provided on the ground floor.

GBD Architects have submitted revisions to Oregon Square for Design Review:

Type III Design Review for a 4-block phased development. Changes to LU 15-156716 are being proposed. Phase 1 is the superblock be developed into two apartment towers around a publicly accessed ped-only plaza.

Works Partnership have applied for demolition permit and building permit for a project at 110 SE Washington St:

Demo existing 2 story warehouse

Construct new 9 story building with underground parking;

Urban Development Group have applied for a building permit for a project at 316 NE 28th Ave:

Construct new, 4 story apartment building with 74 units, below grade parking

Building permits are under review for a project at 6400 SW Canyon Ct:

Building 1 – 76 units, 4 stories of living over 2 stories of below grade parking

Building 2 – 72 units, 4 stories of living over 2 stories of structured parking

Building 3 – 59 units, 3 stories over 1 story of structured parking

Building 4 – 60 units, 3 stories of living over 1 floor of structural parking

Stack Architecture have submitted a project at N Crawford & N Charleston Ave for building permit review:

New construction apartment bldg on north side of property – see 16-185213-CO for attached plaza and apartment bldg C

New construction 4 over 1 apartment building with parking garage and plaza -see 16-185235-CO for bldgs A&B

Iselin Architects have submitted a project at 8705 SE 13th Ave for building permit review:

New 5 story 24 unit apartment building with underground parking

Bora Architects have applied for a foundation permit for Block 20:

Block 20 – Foundation permit for 21 story condo tower – This permit includes piles, pile caps, below grade utilities and slab on grade.

Building permit is under review for a project at 223 SE 146th Ave:

Construct 3 story, 3 unit apartment building

Construct 3 story, 24 unit apartment building

Construct 3 story, 24 unit apartment building, includes parking and associated site work, detached trash enclosure is less than 120ft in area

Ankrom Moisan Architects have submitted the East Burnside Apartments at 10506 E Burnside for building permit review:

New construction of five story multidwelling residential building, consisting of 52 unit with 15 tuck-under parking spaces. Interior trash room

Myhre Group Architects have submitted a project at 5025 NE 21st Ave for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story, 28 unit apartment building, no parking, includes associated site work

Urban Development Group have submitted a project at 4926 SE Division St for building permit review:

New construction of a mixeduse building consisting of 127 apartment units and 7000 sf of ground floor commercial space; below grade parking

Myhre Group Architects have submitted a project at 4901 SE Hawthorne Blvd for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story mixed use building with (46) units and 2737 sf of retail, interior trash room

The Seven Corners Community Collaborative at 1949 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story office building with retail and parking on ground floor, offices on floors 2-4, includes associated site work

Building permits are under review for a project at 5414 SE Duke St:

New 2-story building with 8 guest rooms

New 2-story building with 8 guest rooms

New 2-story building with 8 guest rooms

A building permit was issued to Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 1451 NE Alberta St:

Redevelopment of existing building to create ground floor warm shell retail and two floors – 10 units – residential units above. Including street landscaping. Separate tenant improvement permit required for occupancy of 1st floor shell space.

A partial permit for excavation and piling at Station Place Lot 5 was issued to Hacker Architects:

Partial Permit for new 8 story building, scope includes erosion control/site preparation, excavation/piling, underground utilities, entire concrete structure.

An excavation and shoring was issued to GBD Architects for the Broadway Tower:

Excavation and Shoring for new 19 story commercial high rise structure with retail, office and hotel uses and 4 floors of below grade parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 2845 NE Columbia Blvd:

Construct new 103,912 sq ft, 3 story self storage building with associated utilities, parking and landscaping.

Weekly Roundup: 72Foster, University of Portland residences, 1320 Broadway and more

5350 N Willamette Blvd by Soderstrom Architects

New student housing at the University of Portland, by Soderstrom Architects

Eater PDX wrote that restaurant Touché is “in a weird sort of limbo” as they wait for news about the fate of their building. The historic Firehouse #3 may be demolished to make way for a 12 story building at 505 NW 14th Ave.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of an under construction residence hall at the University of Portland. The building at 5350 N Willamette Blvd by Soderstrom Architects will include “three above-grade floors of student living units, a ground-floor student worship space, student lounge, and office/retail space.”

The Foster Powell blog wrote about the 72Foster affordable housing development, which will include 108 housing units and commercial space lining SE Foster.

The Oregonian reported that Portland area rents rose 13 percent over the past year, however noted that “a wave of new construction slowed the price appreciation a little since the fall and caused the vacancy rate to tick upward.”

Mayor Hales has proposed an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that would prohibit new drive throughs in the Central City and limit them elsewhere, reports the Willamette Week.

A Vancouver, WA have donated $12 million to OHSU, which will go towards the patient housing being built as part of the Center for Health and Healing South project.

An 86 year old funeral home may be demolished, reported the Portland Chronicle. The building is located at 20 NE 14th Ave, a site where the Bureau of Development Services recently received an Early Assistance application to discuss a six-story mixed-use building with 190 residential units.

Elemental Technologies will move their headquarters into the 1320 Broadway building. The building was formerly home to The Oregonian, and is currently in the middle of a major renovation.

Portland Architecture talked with Stuart Emmons, an architect who is running against incumbent Steve Novick for a seat on the Portland City Council.

Portland International Airport is reevaluating its $98 million Concourse E Expansion, according to The Oregonian. Portland based Horizon Air recently ordered 30 Embraer E175 jets, which can be board via jetbridges. The airport’s original expansion plan was designed for the Bombardier Q400 plans Horizon currently flies, which typically board from the ground.

KPTV reported that a demonstration was held by the group “Stop Demolishing Portland” outside 3336 SE Belmont, which is set to be redeveloped with a three story mixed use building.

Coworking and shared office company Regus opened a space in the Pearl West office building this week, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The St Francis Park Apartments received a $9.5 million loan from KeyBank, reported the Portland Business Journal. The Central Eastside building will include 106 units of affordable housing.

Thru Magazine wrote about a Design Week Portland panel discussion about the future of the Central Eastside. The event was hosted by Bora Architects, who showcased their Water Avenue Yards concept.

The PSU Vanguard reported that the Portland State Vikings celebrated a groundbreaking for the PSU Viking Pavilion ahead of their annual spring game.

 

Portland Housing Bureau announces Super NOFA projects (images)

The Block 45 development at 1010 NE Grand Ave will include 127 affordable units and 77 market rate units

The Block 45 development at 1010 NE Grand Ave will include 127 affordable units and 77 market rate units

The Portland Housing Bureau has revealed the projects selected as part of the $47 million Super NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability). The award is the largest in the agency’s history, and will help build six new developments with 585 new units of affordable housing, as well as preserve another 255 units through renovation. Included in this will be 120 units reserved for the lowest-income households, earning up to 30% of the Median Family Income ($15,400 a year for an individual and $24,300 for a family of four).

Read on below for information about the six new build projects selected.

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