Weekly Roundup: Fremont Place, Block 76 West, ODOT Blocks, and more

Fremont Place

The revised design for the Fremont Place apartments will include a wider greenway trail and creative art studio spaces facing the river.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about Block 76 West—the project formerly known as Sideyard—which is “being squeezed into hot spot“*.

In a 4-0 vote, the Portland City Council took a tentative vote to approve revised designs for the Fremont Place ApartmentsThe Pearl District Neighborhood Association had previously voted to drop their opposition to the project.

Longtime Central Eastside developer Beam has been picked to lead the redevelopment of the ODOT Blocks, reports the Oregonian.

According to the Oregonian Blue Star Donuts will open a “massive new downtown Portland flagship” in the 12th & Morrison office building.

The Oregonian published images of what the MLB stadium proposed as part of the Portland Diamond Project could look like.

Foundation work is underway on 250 Taylor, which will be the new home for NW Natural. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress to date.

The Portland Tribune reported that ‘World-class’ Portland school rebuilds are still planned despite $100M funding gap.

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Metro Reports: Forest Park Entry, 815 W Burnside, 250 Taylor, and more

Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center

The Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center by Dangermond Keane Architecture has been submitted for a Type II Environmental Review

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 1st to January 7th, 2018.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 12044 SE Division St:

Current code info: Demolition of existing Burger King (3,929SF) and development of 2 new drive thru pads. Project will include new and reconfigured parking and associated landscaping improvements. New trash enclosure will be constructed to serve the two new restaurants. New square footages of the two new restaurants will be 2,866 SF and 2,265 SF. They will also need to adjust the property line.

Early Assistance has been requested by Merrman Barnes Architects for a project at 6144 SE Foster Rd:

Current code – Conversion of existing commercial tenant space into a 24-hour, mass homeless shelter with sleeping areas for approximately 130 people, restrooms and shower rooms, administrative spaces, a multi-purpose room, common space that doubles as a dining area and a pantry. Exterior courtyard will be used as the main entry and control point as well as providing access to the waiting area and recreational uses. This shelter to be operated by Transition Projects.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Ankrom Moisan Architects to discuss a project at 815 W Burnside St:

Current Code: New mixed-use apartment building with approx 150 homes and ground floor retail and amenities.

The Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center at 4315 NW St Helens Rd has been submitted for Type II Environmental Review:

Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center project: Nature Center with restrooms; access drive and parking with ADA spaces and bus parking; trailhead and accessible pathways connect to Forest Park; and street frontage improvements.

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the ROSE/APANO Affordable Mixed Use development at 8118 SE Division St:

New construction for a mixed-use, multi-family building with 48 units, residential common space, office for residential manager, common lobby and a shell only commercial space

A building permit was issued for a project at 5959 SW Virginia Ave:

New 3 story, 30 unit apartment building , includes associated sitework and retaining wall. See fire appeal # 14490 for allowing a distance of fdc from a hydrant up to 345 feet.

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the 250 Taylor office building:

New 11 story speculative office building, ground floor retail and common and support area serving office functions, 2 stories of below grade parking

A building permit was issued to Hacker for the Gilkey International Middle School at 677 NW Miller Rd:

New 3-story middle school building, to include new classrooms, offices, restrooms, and associated site work *** separate mechanical permit 17-180066mt ***

Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Vista Pearl

The Block 20 condominium tower, now known as Vista Pearl, was the subject of our most popular post of the year

2017 is the third full year Next Portland has been in operation. Although the onset of Inclusionary Zoning has slowed down the number of new applications submitted, there was a lot to write about in 2017 while the projects submitted in late last year and early this year worked their way through the development review process.

Over the course of the year we published 176 new blog posts, and our development map now has over 1,000 unique projects listed (including completed and cancelled projects). In 2017 Next Portland had over 900,000 page views, a slight increase from the previous year.

Sixteen of the articles that made the top 25 most viewed posts were published this year; seven were published in 2016; and one was published in 2015. Our second most popular article from the 2015 list and fourth most popular article from the 2016 list—about the Goat Blocks—was still the fifteenth most popular article of 2017 despite having been written in December 2014. The 2016 roundup of the tallest buildings planned in 2016 was the third most popular article of the year, and although there wasn’t an equivalent list published in 2017 we hope to write one in early 2018.

So, with that Happy New Year to all. In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

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Weekly Roundup: 250 Taylor, Lloyd West Anchor, Eastside Office, and more

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The Eastside Office at 525 SE MLK will be framed with mass timber

The Willamette Week broke the news that Live Nation plans to open a concert venue in the Lloyd West Anchor building, formerly home to Nordstrom.

Portland for Everyone wrote about how “Portland’s anti-McMansion compromise is filling in details and nearing a final vote.”

NW Natural will move from Old Town into the 250 Taylor office building in 2019, reports the Portland Tribune.

The Portland City Council approved a resolution outlining priorities for how the $258 million housing bond should be spent, according to the Oregonian.

According to the Portland Tribune the city council will this week review a map showing any potential conflicts held by members of the West Quadrant Plan Stakeholders Advisory Committee. The plan, adopted by council in 2015, informs the larger Central City 2035 Plan currently before council.

The Business Tribune wrote about two cross-laminated timber buildings being designed by Hacker, including the Eastside Office at 525 SE MLK.

As the Portland area sets itself up as a center for mass timber construction, the Business Tribune asked what is it, and where can we see it?

As Adidas gets ready for a major expansion in Portland, the Oregonian sat down with executive Mark King to discuss the sportswear company’s future plans.

Weekly Roundup: Makers Row, Workmen Temple, Franklin High School, and more

Makers Row, designed by Risa Boyer Architecture, will include both commercial space and 19 apartment units

David Machado’s Tanner Creek Tavern has set a September 12 opening date, reports the Portland Mercury. The restaurant will be located in the Pearl District Hampton Inn & Suites.

Portland Architecture wrote about the “tragic” United Workmen Temple demolition. The building is currently being demolished to make way for the 3rd & Taylor office building.

The Portland Business Journal took a first look at the $49 million Faubion Elementary School, built in partnership between Concordia University and Portland Public Schools.

Portland Architecture visited the modernized Franklin High School.

The Hollywood Star News reported Makers Row in Cully is “nearing completion, with occupancy expected to start in late August“.

The Oregonian took a look at Amazon’s new Portland office in the 1320 Broadway building.

Mayor Ted Wheeler has hired a housing policy staffer, after nearly eight months in office, according to the Willamette Week.

Metro Reports: 3rd & Taylor, Jantzen Apartments, 4040 SE Division, and more

3rd and Taylor

A building permit is under review for the 3rd & Taylor office building

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Quilici Architecture & Design Inc for a project at 4040 SE Division St:

Proposal is for a new 38 units with affordable housing (20,640 sf total) without parking. Stormwater planter provided along south PL. Main enterance and lobby on Division St. Trash and recycle room located on north side of building and accesed off Difision St. Existing commercial structure and all trees on-site to be removed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Quilici Architecture & Design Inc for a project at 3212 SE Division St:

Proposal is for a 32 unit apartment complex which includes affordable housing (20,640 sf total) without parking. Stormwater planter provided along south PL. Main enterance and lobby on 32nd Avenue. Trash and recycle room located on south side of building and accessed off 32nd. Existing commercial structure and all trees on-site to be removed.

A building permit application has been submitted for review by David Rodeback Architect for alterations to an existing building at 6012 SE Yamhill St:

Existing 4-story building – change of occupancy and use from R1, B, |A3 to R2 & A3 with 62 new apartment units and 14 sleeping units added, and complete seismic retro fit for entire building

A building permit application has been submitted for review by SERA Architects for the Jantzen Apartments at 518 NE 20th Ave:

New 6 story above grade with full basement. 211 apartments, 114 parking stalls, with retail, common space on ground floor

A building permit application has been submitted for review by TVA Architect for a project at 5036 NE Sandy Blvd:

New 6-story, 85 unit apartment building; ground floor shell only; recycle room; with onsite parking, includes associated site work***with 17-169667-MT permit***

A building permit application has been submitted for review for a project at 5419 SE Woodstock Blvd:

New 3 story 38 unit apartment building; interior trash enclosure; associated site work

A building permit application has been submitted for review by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the 3rd & Taylor office building:

New 10 story speculative office building, ground floor retail and comond and support area serving office functions, 2 stories of below grade parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 1211 SE Morrison St (previously 1205 SE Morrison St):

Construct new 4 story (39) unit apartment building with parking and bike storage on main level; associated site work

Design Commission approves 3rd & Taylor office (images)

The Design Commission has approved an office development at SW 3rd & Taylor, that will replace the Ancient Order Of United Workmen Temple. The 10 story building by Ankrom Moisan Architects will include 181,295 sq ft of office space and 9,530 sq ft of retail space. Two levels of underground parking will be provided, accessed from SW 2nd Ave. A bicycle room at the ground level will provide 124 bicycle parking spaces.

The project is being developed by Third & Taylor Development LLC, a partnership between Onder Development and Arthur Mutal. The same architect and development team recently gained approval for a 20 story hotel tower on the same block.

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Weekly Roundup: Collective on 4th, The Redd, 3rd & Taylor, and more

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The Collective on 4th, located at SW 4th & Harrison

The developer of The Collective on 4th intends to break ground in October, according to the Portland Business Journal. The 15 story building will include 417 apartments, with the possibility of a grocery tenant at the ground floor.

Portland has released its latest proposal for mandatory Unreinforced Masonry Buildings, reportsThe DJC. The deadline for when buildings must be upgraded will be 25 years.

In “Temple of Doom“, published at the Business Tribune, architecture journalist Brian Libby lamented the fates of the Ancient Order United Workmen Temple and the Hotel Albion, respectively set to be replaced by the office at 3rd & Taylor and the hotel at 3rd & Salmon.

Portland Architecture took an in depth look at The Redd on Salmon Street, the Central Eastside food distribution hub planned by the Ecotrust.

The Business Tribune profiled the Seven Corners Community Collaborative, a building that will “ability to communicate via the Assistive Technology Lab and the building itself will serve as a model of accessibility for Portland and the Pacific Northwest region.”

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SW 3rd & Taylor office goes before Design Commission (images)

A proposed office development at SW 3rd & Taylor, that will replace the Ancient Order Of United Workmen Temple, has gone before the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The 10 story building by Ankrom Moisan Architects will include 181,295 sq ft of office space and 9,530 sq ft of retail space. Two levels of underground parking will be provided, accessed from SW 2nd Ave. A bicycle room at the ground level will provide 124 bicycle parking spaces.

The project is being developed by Third & Taylor Development LLC, a partnership between Onder Development and Arthur Mutal. The same architect and development team recently gained approval for a 20 story hotel tower on the same block.

SW 3rd & Taylor office

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Weekly Roundup: 3rd & Taylor, Overland Warehouse, Osprey Apartments, and more

3rd & Taylor

The proposed hotel at 3rd & Taylor, which will be located on the site currently occupied by the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple

In “Downtown Duo” the Business Tribune reported on the two buildings planned for a single Downtown block: the recently approved hotel at 3rd & Salmonand the adjacent office building at 3rd & Taylor, which is currently going through Design Review.

Portland Architecture had a look inside the renovated 1320 Broadway building, formerly home to The Oregonian. The Portland Business Journal reported that D+H Financial Technologies have signed a lease for 45,600 sq ft of office space in the building, leaving just two spaces left for rent.

Moovel North America will move into the Overland Warehouse Company Buildingthe Old Town building that once housed strip club Magic Gardens. The building is currently being renovated by Urban Development + Partners.

The DJC wrote about the ongoing efforts* at the Lloyd Center to redefine what it “means to be a 21st-century mall”. As well as a major renovation to the skating rink and main entry, it includes turning the former cinema into creative office space, which will be leased by Providence Health Services.

The Portland Mercury reported that developers have sued the City over the methodology it uses to determine Parks System Development Charges.

The DJC published photos of the Osprey Apartmentsunder construction on South Waterfront Block 37.

The renovation and expansion of PSU School of Business Administration has reached a halfway point, according to an article in the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how Portland’s newest maker space is taking shape in the Iron Fireman Building.

The Oregonian reported that Portland Public Schools are pausing on the $750 million construction bond, and now intend to go to the voters in May 2017, rather than November 2016 as originally planned.  If passed, the bond would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High School, Madison High School and Benson High School.

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