Metro Reports: Saltwood, Multnomah County Courthouse Re-Use, Landing at Macadam, and more

The adaptive reuse of the historic Multnomah County Courthouse into ground-floor retail with office above will include a seismic upgrade, the re-introduction of pedestrian entry on SW 5th, a new accessible entry on SW Main and new window openings at the existing penthouse.

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 August 5th to August 12th 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for The Landing at Macadam:

DESIGN HEARING – Project including four separate mixed-use multifamily structures with approximately 1,200 multifamily units, ground floor retail and parking uses. Blocks 41 & 44 (along the river) will be high rises and Blocks 42 & 45 (along Bond) will be mid-rises. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

Design Advice has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

Four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 01-04 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate a roof deck and solar panels. The project has no parking. The stormwater disposal method to be on-site storm water planters & drywells.

Design Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for the Multnomah County Courthouse Re-Use:

Renovation and seismic upgrade of historic courthouse for adaptive reuse.

Early Assistance has been requested by MAJ Development for a project west of 8157 N Lombard St:

Construct new apartment building, 12 units. Relocate stormwater facilities which serve neighboring lots. Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Robert Mosier Architect for a project at 724 NE Lombard St:

The proposed project is to redevelop several adjacent lots into additional facilities for current ceramics business. The 724 NE Lombard site is proposed as a retail use – ceramics classrooms / workshop space. The 940 NE Lombard site is proposed as a new manufacturing building to support wholesale clay products portion of the business. It is anticipated that storm water planters will be used to pre-treat site storm water.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6607 N Montana Ave:

Demo Existing, build new 18 unit

A project at 3733 N Williams Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

New mixed-use residential development consisting of two new 4-story buildings. They are organized around a shared courtyard. The east building, fronting N Williams Ave, is comprised of 3-stories of residential apartments over ground floor retail,and one residential unit. The west building, fronting the alley, is comprised of four stories of residential apartments. All residential units are accessed from the courtyard via N Williams, with a pedestrian path linking the courtyard and entry gate. The project proposes a mix of 12 studio and 18 one-bedroom apartments (for a total of 30 apartment units). The west building contains 17 units and the east building contains 13 units and one retail space. Modification requested to pedestrian standards, connection between streets and entrances (33.130.240.B.1.a); and a Modification is requested to transit street multi-dwelling main entrance location (33.130.242.C).

The Dairy Apartments at 801 NE 21st Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Hacker Architects:

The project is a new construction 7-story ((5) Type IIIA over (2) Type IA) multi-family residential building over 1 of below grade parking level. Total building will be 196,481 gross sf, 270 units, plus residential amenties. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered and provided on-site at standard rates. 2 Modifications are requested and an Adjustment for the minimum parking requirement.

A project west of 2247 NW Kearney St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Osterman Design:

New 16-unit apartment building. It will be three stories plus basement and will include apartment types ranging from studios to 2-bedroom units. No commercial uses are proposed.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 4130 NE Garfield Ave:

New 12 unit 2 story apartment building, includes trash room and associated sitework.

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for Saltwood North at 1650 NW 21st Ave:

Saltwood – new construction of 177 unit, 6 story apartment building (5 stories of Type 111A over 1 story of Type 1 construction). With two levels of below grade parking. Ground floor consists of residential lobby, retail space, residential amenities, dwelling units, and a loading area. The building occupies the full block and is configured around a south-facing private courtyard. Mechanical work under 18-278422-MT

A building permit was issued for the Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters at 2045 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction of 3 story office building and associated sitework

Dairy Apartments Receive Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the Dairy Apartments, a development proposed on the site of the former Sunshine Dairy in Kerns. The 7-story building is being designed by Hacker Architects for developer NBP Capital. 274 residential units are proposed, with the potential for a small amount of ground floor retail. 93 vehicular parking stalls are proposed in a below grade parking garage. 303 bicycle parking spaces would be provided, with 42 proposed in bike room and remaining spaces provided in the units.

The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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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***