Weekly Roundup: Food Cart Block, Adidas Campus Expansion, Taylor Works, and more

The Adidas Campus Expansion will include a building at N Delaware and N Sumner, and a relocated vehicular entry from N Greeley Ave

The Oregonian reported on plans to redevelop a site at 936 SW Washington Stcurrently home to Portland’s largest and best known food cart pod—with a 33-story tower, which would include office space, hotel rooms and apartments. The site is currently owned by the Goodman family, who the Daily Journal of Commerce reports have projects aplenty in progress.* Other current developments of theirs include 230 AshEleven West, and the Moxy Hotel.

The Portland Business Journal has the latest information on OMSI‘s ambitious Central Eastside expansion ambitions.

The Willamette Week covered the City’s annual State of Housing in Portland report, which includes some hope for struggling renters.

The Portland Business Journal reported that neighbors are opposing the Adidas Campus Expansion plans in North Portland. The Portland Design Commission has however shown early support for the proposal.

Portland Public Schools has “thrown a curveball” at the Portland Diamond Project‘s plans for an MLB stadium in the Rose Quarter, reports the Willamette Week. The Portland Business Journal reports that the group behind the project isn’t vexed by the proposed bidding process for the site.

The Urban Works Real Estate blog published construction updates on the Taylor Works Building at SE 2nd & Taylor, which is undergoing a major renovation and alteration.

The Business Tribune wrote about Continuum Partners, the developer that has been chosen to lead the Broadway Corridor redevelopment.

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Weekly Roundup: Adidas Campus Expansion, 1727 NW Hoyt, Restoration Hardware, and more

The Adidas Campus Expansion is being designed by LEVER Architecture

Three new buildings are planned* as part of the Adidas Campus Expansion, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

In a two-part series, the Portland Tribune analyzed why new apartments so expensive and offered 9 ways to make apartments cheaper.

The Portland Tribune reported that polling for Metro shows that voters might support a $1 billion regional affordable housing bond.

The Oregonian wrote about wrote about the member of Portland’s Historic Landmarks Commission who is weighing in on a proposal at 1727 NW Hoyt Stdirectly across from her own house.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the “posh new furnishings and design gallery” opened by Restoration Hardware on NW 23rd Ave.

The Business Tribune reported on the history of various development proposals for Old Town Chinatown Block 33.

Portland for Everyone argued that the Riverplace Redevelopment was saved by the city’s affordability mandate.

OPB reported on the future of the Artists Repertory Theatre, which will include selling half their site at 1515 SW Morrison St for new housing.

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Metro Reports: Aniva Apartments, Adidas Campus Expansion, Con-way Blocks 292W and 291W, and more

GBD have requested a Pre-Application Conference for a project on Block 294 in the Conway masterplan

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss development on Blocks 292 West and 291 West in the Con-way masterplan area

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 March 19th to March 25th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Lever Architecture for the Adidas Campus Expansion:

Design Advice Request for new buildings at Adidas Village including a centralized
loading facility modification.

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project at 201 NE 2nd Ave:

No zone change to this site. Proposal is for an addition of a 3-4 story office space for business growth and would be located in front of the existing office space. The first floor would be a 630SF lobby entry and includes smaller defliver truck loading and open air plaza covered by upper levels that have approx. 3780SF for each floor plate.Open air plaza accommodates the reservation for easement through the 6’0″ water easement. There is a new water/fire vault that was placed in to lawn area of site in 2015. Questions include steps taken to build over the new water/fire vault; options for stormwater disposal give flood plain and proximity to river,etc.

Early Assistance has been requested by Northpoint Development for a project at 3256 NE Columbia Blvd:

Current code: Proposal is to redevelop site with a 3-story, 120,000 sf self-storage facility with accessory office space and parking, taking access from NE Columbia Blvd.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 16211 SE Foster Rd:

Future code info: Audobon Society of Portland is considering purchasing the lots to create a conservation-focused facility in East Portland. The facility would include environmental education activities, a wildlife hospital, offices, interpretive center, outdoor caging for wildlife and a nature store. It would also include housing staff onsite. They want to ensure that they fully understand what would be allowed at each of these properties.

Early Assistance has been requested by Skylab Architecture for a project at 3205 SW 11th Ave:

Current code (no change to site): Construction of new multi-family, 11 unit residential development (approximately 10,850 sq ft). The building program is arranged into two 4-story bars that step downhill along with the slope of the site. The upper bar will be 4 stories of residential and the lower bar will be 3 stories of residential over 1 level of utility, storage, and parking. Stormwater will be retained onsite with a planter at the south and a basin at the north. Infiltration is not feasible onsite due to the slope, so the planters will be piped to the combined storm/sewer pipe running beneath 11th Ave.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Northpoint Development to discuss a project at 11858 NE Halsey St:

Current code: Redevelop site with 3-story 90,000 sf self-storage facility with accessory office space and parking, taking access from NE Halsey Street.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Fieldwork Design & Architecture to discuss a project at 121 N Beech St:

Future code: Proposal is for a new 5-story building with retail at ground level and 4 stories of office above. Drywell stormwater system.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project on Con-way Blocks 292W and 291W at 1417 NW 20th Ave:

Future Code: Block 292 West and Block 291 West in the Conway Master Plan area. Proposal is for two 6-story market rate apartment buildings with ground floor retail and basement parking. (400+ units).

A project at 1935 N Killingsworth St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

This proposal is for a new mixed use development building composed of 4 stories of wood frame construction with at grade parking. The building will be compromised of multi-unit residential uses on the uper levels with retail uses proposed on the ground level. The 36 residential units are a mix of studios, one bedroom and two bedroom units.

A project at 6615 SE 52nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by DiLoreto Architecture:

Change of occupancy from “B” to R-2″ and conversion of office building to 32 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework, new drive and curb cut, and restriping the (e) parking lot. Seismic upgrade

A project at 2590 NW Upshur St has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 5 story wood framed 145 unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 821 SE 14th Ave:

Renovation of an existing 3-story 12,462sf office building with a 1-story, 2000sf addition and site improvements

A building permit was issued for the Aniva Apartments at 5009 N Interstate Ave:

New multi family apartment building with 90 units, tuck under parking, associated site work.


Weekly Roundup: Meyer Memorial Trust HQ, Adidas Campus Expansion, Old Town heights, and more

Old Town Chinatown Block 33

An earlier scheme for the redevelopment of Old Town Chinatown Block 33 was presented to the Landmarks Commission in January 2017. The same architecture and development team are now working on a revised proposal that would orient the mass on the western half of the block, where they are seeking an increase in allowable height.

The Oregonian reported that the Adidas Campus Expansion will more than double the size of the company’s North American headquarters.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the public forum where the three developers* who are vying for the Broadway Corridor Development Opportunity introduced themselves. The Related Companies, Continuum Partners and McWhinney are competing to be chosen as the master developer for the 32-acre site.

Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly reversed her vote on height increases at the waterfront. The change will allow the Riverplace Redevelopment to move forward.

The Oregonian wrote about the debate at City Council over whether heights should be increased on Old Town Chinatown Block 33

City Observatory published an open letter on housing affordability to Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, written by Portland State University Emeritus Professor Ethan Seltzer. An editorial in the Oregonian argued that the Portland City Council needs to reset its compass.

The Oregonian reported on high-rise apartment units rented as hotel rooms, including at The NV, Block 17 and Park Avenue West.

Portland Architecture interviewed GBD Architects’ Kyle Andersen & Phil Beyl about the firm’s 50 LEED projects (and counting).

A guest editorial in the Oregonian, written by Mark Edlen and Denis Hayes, argued that wood skyscrapers are coming and should be built with Forest Stewardship Council certified wood.

The Skanner News broke the news that the Meyer Memorial Trust, the state’s second largest foundation, plans to build a new headquarters at N Vancouver and Tillamook.

The Portland City Council voted to approve a tax break for the developments that voluntarily choose to include affordable housing, writes the Oregonian.

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Metro Reports: Adidas Campus Expansion, Robert & Ann Sacks House, 7 Southeast Stark, and more

7 Southeast Stark

A building permit was issued for Harsch Investment Properties’ 7 Southeast Stark development, designed by Works Progress Architecture

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 December 4th to December 10th, 2017.

Early Assistance has been requested by Barghausen Consulting Engineers Inc for a project at 8123 SE 17th Ave:

Future code – Construction of a 13,292 square foot retail pharmacy with parking for 20 vehicles.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7119 SE Knight St:

Current Code – Proposal is for a Type 2 Conditional Use review to remove properties from the boundary (approved through LUR 96-00181 CU) for a future multi-dwelling development.

Early Assistance has been requested for the Adidas Campus Expansion at 5060 N Greeley Ave:

Future code: Proposal is for a new office building, new amenity building, new underground parking garage, right-of-way work; new site work and landscape at existing campus.

Early Assistance has been requested by Baysinger Partners for a project at SE 24th & Tacoma:

Current code: Construction of two (2) commercial pad buildings, one with drive-through, 33 vehicular parking stalls, landscaping, and ped walkways/plazas and two (2) accesses to SE Tacoma St. One access is full ingress/egress, the second is drive-through egress only.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1512 SW 58th Ave:

Site zone will change to R2 under new code. 11 new condos, both existing homes to remain. PLA adjustment may be submitted to separate existing homes from remainder of the site. There is no Type III but applicant still wants to do this as a PC.

A building permit was issued to Allied Works Architecture for the rebuild of the Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan St:

Repair to 5-story building damaged by explosion – repair damaged structural members, terrace, & roof; install new MEP systems, exterior cladding, elevator, interior walls, fixtures, & finishes; no change to footprint *** mech separate ***

A building permit was issued to Siteworks Design | Build for the final building of the Sunshine Portland development at 3680 SE 29th Ave:

New 15 unit four story apartment building. ( building 4 of complex) with associated site work

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for 7 Southeast Stark:

New core and shell development of 5 story CIP concrete slabs and columns, 5 story steel frame with composite steel floor decks, mixed-use with ground floor industrial service, 6 floors of commercial parking and 4 floors of industrial and traditional office.

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

525 SE MLK

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.