Weekly Roundup: PDX Concourse E, Block 216, Wells Fargo Center, and more

Construction is well underway at the PDX Concourse E Extension. The expanded concourse is set to open to the public in 2020.

The Business Tribune wrote about how the PDX Concourse E Extension is making Southwest Airlines at home.

The Daily Journal of Commerce broke the news that vendors at the 10th & Alder food cart pod have until June 30th to vacate the site. The carts and surface parking will be replaced by the Block 216 hotel, office and condominium tower.

After nearly 20 years in business, Myhre Group Architects will soon shut down, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the N Williams Center, which will include 60 units of affordable housing.

Eater Portland reports that Los Angeles “restaurant vet” Doug Miriello is opening a food hall at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Portland Diamond Project has received a 6-month extension to further study the Port of Portland Terminal 2 site, reports the Oregonian.

The Parking Minute argued against reducing parking minimums only where directly adjacent to transit, citing the example of the Dairy Apartments planned at 801 NE 21st Ave.

Metro Reports: Historic Multnomah County Courthouse, 5632 N Montana, 801 NE 21st, and more

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 April 29th to May 5th, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 5632 N Montana Ave:

New 5 story apartment building with ground floor residential and parking (120 units). Stormwater is assumed to be drywells.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Tahran Architecture & Planning to discuss a project at 2057 SW Park Ave:

Proposal is for an 8 story building with a basement containing 84 affordable apartments. We anticipate using stormwater planters for stormwater disposal. We are applying also for a FAR bonus for all affordable units.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss the renovation of the Historic Multnomah County Courthouse:

The proposed project is a renovation of the existing, historic courthouse into a mixed-use building with new office and hotel program within the existing shell. The existing building is 249,588 gsf above grade with a 34,485 sf basement. The majority of the improvements are anticipated to be interior to the building. No net impervious area is being proposed. Stormwater disposal requirements / strategies to be discussed.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hacker Architects to discuss a project at 801 NE 21st Ave:

New 7-story multi-family residential building over 1 of below grade parking level. Total building will be 235,000 gross sf (195,000 sf FAR), 244 units, plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered and provided on-site at standard rates. Stormwater treatment is anticipated on-site via drywells.

A project with two buildings at 7428 N St Louis Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 12 unit 3 story apartments ***mechanical separate permit*** see 19-159285-CO for identical bldg on adjacent lot

New 12 unit 3 story apartments ***mechanical separate permit*** see 19-159273-CO for identical bldg on adjacent lot

A project East of 400 SE 111th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of new 3-story triplex with associated sitework.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 1627 SE Reedway St:

New 12 unit 2 story apartment building

Weekly Roundup: Weatherly Building, The Redd, Residential Infill, and more

Weatherly Building
A new 12-story office building designed by Perkins+Will is proposed adjacent to the Weatherly Building, as part of a project that will also include the seismic retrofit of the 1927 landmark stucture.

A 12-story mixed-use office and retail building at 510 SE Morrison St, adjacent to the Weatherly Building, has been proposed by developer Unico. At an initial Design Advice meeting the Landmarks Commission “recommended changes to the building’s massing, materials and height“*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Oregonian reported that Portland is drafting new historic preservation rules intended “to wrest back local control“.

The second phase of the The Redd will completely open on March 2, according to a story in the Business Tribune.

NBP Capital has acquired the former Sunshine Dairy site at 801 NE 21st Ave, writes the Portland Business Journal (subscription required). An Early Assistance application was submitted in January for a 7-story building with 300-350 residential units.

Neighborhood activists thought the Residential Infill Project would protect neighborhoods from McMansions, but “did not see the fourplexes on the horizon“, writes the Portland Tribune. The project, which will go in front of City Council this summer, is seeing the strongest opposition in neighborhoods that “tend to be more affluent and the least affected.”

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Metro Reports: 801 NE 21st, 6144 SE Foster Rd, 6330 N Lovely, and more

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 January 14th to January 20th, 2019. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6702 SE 72nd Ave:

2 Phase project, Phase 1 includes two 3 story buildings with a total of 20 dwelling units, off street parking, on site drywell

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6330 N Lovely St :

2 Phase project, Phase 1 includes a 3 story building with a total of 19 dwelling units, no off street parking, on site drywell

Early Assistance has been requested by Iselin Architects for a project at 2047 NE Davis St:

Proposal is for an addition of four multi family residential units to an existing duplex. Stormwater proposal to be drywell.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker Architects for a project 801 NE 21st Ave:

Anticipated to be new 7-story multi-family residential building over 1 of below grade parking level. Total building will be 271,708 gross sf (234,425 sf FAR), 300-350 units, plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered, and provided on-site at standard rates. Stormwater treatment is anticipated on-site via flow-through planters. Possible street vacation.

A project North of 2455 SE 89th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework **mechanical to be obtained separately**

A project at 14708 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Doug Circosta Architect:

1 of 5 new buildings, 3 story, 8 unit apartment building and associated site work. **Mechanical to be deferred**

2 of 5 new buildings, 3 story, 12 unit apartment building and associated site work. ***Mechanical to be deferred**

3 of 5 new buildings, 3 story, 12 unit apartment building and associated site work. **Mechanical to be deferred**

4 of 5 new buildings, 3 story, 12 unit apartment building and associated site work. **Mechanical to be deferred**

5 of 5 new buildings community building with laundry and bathroom **mechanical to be deferred**

A building permit was issued to Merryman Barnes Architects for
for the shelter at 6144 SE Foster Rd:

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

A building permit was issued for a project at 621 NE Randall St:

New 4-unit, 3 story apartment building with associated sitework *** floor and roof trusses to be a DFS***