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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Design Commission approves NW 17th & Kearney Apartments (images)

The Design Commission has approved a mixed use building by SERA Architects at NW 17th and Kearney. The 6 story building for Holland Partner Group will contain 124 apartments (including 9 ground floor units), with 3,200 sq ft of retail space at the ground level. 68 parking stalls are proposed in one level of below grade parking, while long term storage for 139 bicycles will be provided. At the 6th floor a club room and roof terrace deck is proposed. Under the terms of a property tax exemption approved by the City Council in August, 20% of the project’s unit will be affordable to those earning less than 80 percent of area median family income.

905 NW 17th Ave

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Design Advice offered for NW 17th & Kearney Apartments (images)

SERA Architects have gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice on a new project at NW 17th and Kearney. The 6 story building for Holland Partner Group would contain 120 apartments (including 9 ground floor units), with 2,800 sq ft of retail space at the ground level. 68 parking stalls are proposed in one level of below grade parking. At the 6th floor a club room and roof terrace deck is proposed. Subject to a property tax exemption being approved by the City Council, 20% of the project’s unit will be affordable to those earning less than 80 percent of area median family income.

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Metro Reports: Benson High School, Restoration Hardware, Holladay Park Plaza East and more

19th & Quimby

A building permit is under review for the 19th & Quimby apartments

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

SERA Architects have requested Design Advice for a project at 905 NW 17th Ave:

Type III Design Review for a new 6-8 story mixed use building with 140-190 residential units, ground floor retail and below grade parking – approximately 70 spaces.

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 5045 SE Foster Rd:

Proposal is to construct a new four story mixed used building with ground floor retail and three levels of residential apartments. On-site parking of 15 stalls will be included.

Encore Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 20 NE 14th Ave:

New 6 story multi use 190 unit apartment building, retail and living on the 1st floor, 100 parking spaces provided.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 14601 SE Division St :

Demo existing resteraunt – new construction of Fred Meyer gas station with 6 dispensers, 12 fueling stations with small cashier kiosk, propane tank, air/water station, restroom/breakroom building and trash enclosure

DOWA-IBI Group have requested Early Assistance for work at Benson High School:

Master planning for modernization and addition of the existing Benson Polytech High School Campus.

A building permit is under review for NW 19th & Quimby:

New 6 story apartment bldg. w/ 88 units. PT podium with 5 stories wood frame construction above w/ on grade parking.

A building permit is under review for a project at 664 SW Grant St :

Construct new 3 story, 5 unit apartment building, no parking, includes associated site work, sloped lot

CIDA Architects have applied for a building permit for a project at 422 NE Dekum St :

Construct new 4 story, 22 unit apartment builidng, one unit is live/work, no parking, trash and bike storage at main level, includes associated site work

A building permit is under review for a project at N Failing & Vancouver:

Construct new 5 story mixed use building with below grade parking, main floor retail and 4 levels of 50 apartment units, eco-roof, includes associated site work

A building permit is under review for a project at 8636 SE 17th Ave:

Construct new 2 story mixed use building; main floor to include two tenant spaces; proposed tenant b space to be used as daycare; tenant a (no occupancy this permit) second fl to include (4) apartment units

A building permit is under review for Holladay Park Plaza East at 1300 NE 16th Ave:

New 2 story above grade 10 unit adult living apartments with 2 levels of underground parking

Ankrom Moisan Architects have submitted the new Restoration Hardware at NW 23rd & Glisan for building permit review:

New 3 story construction with basement parking garage and additional rooftop story comprising stair enclosure, open air pavilion and trellis structure

Metro Reports: Faubion Elementary School, Pearl District Hampton Inn, Lents Town Center Property #3 and more

The Faubion Elemen

The new Faubion Elementary School by Bora Architects

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Steelhead Architecture have requested Early Assistance for the Lightbox Going at NE Going and N Williams:

New Construction – three new units on one property.

Carleton Hart Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at Lents Town Center Property #3 (North):

New 4-story wood-framed multi-unit housing with 68 units and a community space. Working with the PHB.

GBD Architectects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1331 NW 17th Ave:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a possibleType III Design Review or possible Community Design Standards Plancheck Review (depending upon the size of the building) for a new mixed-use multi-dwelling residential building. The applicant requests development-related information and the assigned Planner to compare the Design Review and Community Standards tracks. The proposed new development may range from 55 to 120 feet in height with a range of 4:1 to 7:1 FAR. Parking will be accommodated within the building. Number of spaces and configuration has not been determined. The existing commercial building will be demolished.

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 905 NW 17th Ave:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for a new 6-8 story mixed use building with 140-190 residential units, ground floor retail and below grade parking – approximately 70 spaces.

Soderstrom Architects have submitted a project at the St John Fisher Parish for a Conditional Use Review:

Type III Conditional Use Review to construct a new parish hall and make alterations to existing church and church rectory.

Demolition permits were issued to Koz Development for two buildings at 1015 NW 16th Ave, including the former Slabtown bar:

Demolish single family residence, infill basement, cap sewer, remove all debris

Demolish tavern, cap sewer, remove all debris

CIDA Architects have submitted a project at 5816 SE Foster Rd for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (30) unit apartment building; with associated site work ***see 16-125884-CO separate permit for trash enclosure and covered bike parking***

Urban Development Group have submitted a project at 3701 SE Caruthers St for building permit review:

New 4 story 30 unit apartment building with (1) retail space on ground floor. Site improvements and flow-through planter.

A building permit was issued to In Situ Architecture for a project at 3740 SE Haig:

Addition of 2 stories to existing single story duplex (with unit on main level and one in basement) to create 4 plex, new units are 2 story units, detached trash enclosure is 20sf

SRG Partnership have submitted drawings for the Knight Cancer Research Building for building permit review:

75% plans for 6 story medical research building , 2 levels of below grade parking 1st floor retail.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1308 NE Dekum St:

New 3 story (28 unit) modular apartment building; see comments and project file for scope of modular reviewed by state.

A building permit was issued to Bora (formerly Boora) Architects for the Faubion Elementary School Rebuild:

New three story, 133,000 sf pre kindergarten through 8th grade school with spaces for Concordia University college of education classrooms, offices, and community service partner organizations

A building permit was issued to Gary Brink & Associates for the above ground work at the Pearl District Hampton Inn & Suites:

New 8 story hotel with 243 guestrooms, 104 parking stalls above grade, ground floor retail, indoor pool. Slab-on-grade, 3 levels of PT concrete floor system and 4 levels of non-combustible steel stud/composite joists.