Metro Reports: Findley Commons, 1120 SE Morrison, 3733 N Williams, and more

According to the Portland Housing Bureau, Findley Commons will redevelop parking lot space at St. Mark’s church to create 38 units of Supportive Housing focused on underserved veterans.

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 11th to March 17th, 2019. 

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects and Mill Creek Residential Trust for a project at 1120 SE Morrison St:

The proposal is for a 7-story market rate apartment building of approximately 230 units with 2 levels of below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3733 N Williams Ave:

Proposl is for two four-story apartment buildings, one with 17 units and one with 13 units and ground floor retail. Drywell proposed in shared courtyard. Hoping to meet community design standards

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for Findley Commons at 5415 SE Powell Blvd:

Findley Commons will provide 36 previously homeless Veterans with safe, stable, and supportive housing with the planned 100% affordable 20, one-bedroom and 16, single room occupancy (SRO) units. The building will feature an elevator, a vast 2,1000 sf community area and service delivery space, and energy efficient appliances and fixtures. the units are in a single building with two and three stories in height. The zoning is CM2 / R2a and the intent is to conform to the Community Design Standards. Parking for the project and the existing church will include 34 spaces. Amenities include onsite laundry facilities, bicycle parking, shared kitchen, support offices, outdoor patio and storage.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Scotia Western States Housing for a project at 1325 SW Gibbs St:

The proposed project is a 30-unit multifamily project across approximately 24,000 sf of living space and 4 stories of living space above one level of parking garage on the R-1 portion of the site. Amenity bonuses will be utilized to obtain the full allowable 30 units. The entire multifamily and parking development twill be limited to the existing parking lot area on the R-1 zoned parcel.

The units will be one bedroom units. The R-7 portion of the site wil have the existing improvements (an 8,000 sf assisted living facility) demolished and replaced with 2 duplexes (4 units total). All proposed development will be within the current parking lot/building area and the setbacks will all be within the zoning regulations of the base zones.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Doug Circosta Architect Housing for a project at 14507 E Burnside St:

Proposal is for new construction of a four story apartment building which will be approximately 69,500 SF with 76 dwelling units and a new 21 stall surface parking lot. The applicant plans to meet community design standards.

A structural permit was issued to Lever Architecture for the South Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – Structure for a new 4-story building (South Building) of mass timber construction built on top of an existing 3-story parking garage. Work includes steel buckling-restrained braced frames, elevator, and stairs at the core of the new building and an OSSC seismic upgrade of the existing parking garage. The existing parking garage also supports two existing buildings (E & F) and is structurally connected to the garage being built to the north under permit #18-188494-STR-01-CO.

A building permits was issued for a building at 6331 SW Canyon Ct:

Building 2 – 72 units, 4 stories of living over 2 stories of structured parking

A building permit was issued to City Craft Development for a project at 4626 N Maryland Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with 30 units, with site improvements, interior trash rooms; 8 ft fence

Metro Reports: OHSU Expansion, Adidas South Building, 140 SW Columbia, and more

Adidas Campus Village

The South Building at the Adidas Campus Village expansion has been submitted for building permit review. The building, seen here from Madrona Park, will be built on top of an existing parking garage.

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 10th to December 16th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for a project on South Waterfront Blocks 41, 42, 44 and 45:

Four separate structures with a mixed-use program comprised of mulit-family housing(1,125 units total), commercial and parking uses. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

Design Advice has been requested by Mithun for the Pepsi Blocks Phase 1a:

Phase 1a of the Sandy Blvd Planned Development. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, one new apartment building, altered south facade of existing warehouse (W1), below grade parking, a new publicly- accessible Plaza and design of a multi-modal east-west connector (woonerf)

Design Advice has been requested by NBBJ for the OHSU Hospital Expansion Project:

Design Advice Request to discuss construction of a 14 story building on the site of the former School of Dentistry on the OHSU campus. The project is an expansion of inpatient services. Approximately 200 to 300 parking spaces are proposed for use by patients as part of the project. Approval of the project requires this meeting and a Marquam Hill Parking Review.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3019 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Proposal is for new residential building with six units. The project intends to meet Community Design Standards of 33.218.140. Project may need adjustments to property line setbacks on southwest, north and west side of property. Zoning is CM3d and RHd.

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 110 SE Main St:

Proposal is the renovation of existing one story concrete building for industrial office and retail sales/service tenants.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Divide the property into 4 lots, demolish existing building, construct (4) 3-story mixed used buildings, 19 units each.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at NW 23rd and Roosevelt:

Vacant lot, add new warehouse and office with onsite parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Lever Architecture for a project at 1130 NE Alberta St:

New construction of a 4-story mixed use building; 1 level of below grade parking, 1 story ground floor retail, 1-story of office, 2 stories of co-housing with lofts. The overall building height is 60ft. The project is pursuing affordable commercial space and high ground floor ceiling bonuses. approx. 85-90 units of housing

Early Assistance has been requested by Clark/Kjos Architects for a project at 1500 SE 96th Ave:

Design Review for a four to five story medical office building and adjacent surface parking for Adventist Medical Center

A project at 5702 SE Center St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review:

New 1-story + mezzanine commercial office space (approximately 7,000 sq ft with on-site parking). Request for adjustment to allow vehicles on the property accessed from SE Center St 33.130.215.B.1.B.2 (building setback).

A project at 1500 SW Taylor St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Leeb Architects:

Development of a seven-story mixed use building, consisting of a five-story wood frame building over a two level podium with a concrete structure. Two modifications requested for encroachments into parking spaces and reduce the spacing for bike parking spaces from 24″-18″.

A structural permit has been submitted for review by Lever Architecture for the South Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – New building structural frame for 4 stories of mass timber construction (assembly) built on top of an existing parking garage. Work includes steel braced frame core with elevator pit and stairs for the new structure. Seismic upgrades to the existing 3 story post tensioned concrete structure below parking garage

A project at 6935 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New 2 story apartment with 11 SRO sleeping units, with one retail space- M occupany (no occupancy this permit) trash enclosure shared with adjacent building. ***mechanical to be deferred.***

A project at 5663 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Novak Architecture:

New three story, 15 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework *** w/18-280954-CO & 18-280959-MT & 18-280963-MT *** building 1 ***

The Glisan Street Apartments at 1500 NE Irving St have been submitted for building permit review:

New 5 story mixed use building with 86 total apartment units; ground floor to include, lobby, parking garage, bike parking, trash room, 7 apartments on south elevation, and retail shell at SE corner. Site work including transformer vault. ***mechanical permit separate***

A building permit was issued for 1111 NW 16th Ave:

New 6 story mixed used building with retail and bike parking on main foor and 80 student rooms above. ***project uses Type III construction code guide OSSC/6/#4.*** *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued for 140 SW Columbia St:

New 20 story, mixed use residential tower. Tower will span over existing parking entrance. Project will include 348 residential dwelling units, 244 parking spaces and approx 15,000 sf shell commercial space

Metro Reports: 5020 Condos, Glass Lab, Fourth and Montgomery, and more

Glass Lab

A building permit was issued for the renovation of the former Morehouse Glass building at 350 SE Mill St. New suites will be created in the building for small manufacturing and office users.

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 10th to December 16th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 1015 SE Woodward St:

Complete renovation of existing building, including on and off site work

The 5020 Condos at 5020 N Interstate Ave have been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Carleton Hart Architecture:

100-day review timeline New 6-story, 71,128 sf mixed-use development (wood framing over a concrete podium) with 64 apartments; 40 affordable apartments for residents at a variety of income levels and 24 apartments at market rate. Residential units consist of a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments. the first floor includes a 1,606 sf commercial space (future TI), bicycle storage, bicycle amenities and utility spaces. Site improvements include surface and covered parking (16 spaces), a multi-purpose exterior space and sidewalk improvements. Modifications to facade articulation (33.130.000), Bicycle parking standards (33.266.220.C), Ground floor windows (33.130.230 & 33.415.340), Ground floor active use (33.415.200)

A project at 5432 NE 18th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (7) unit apartment building with assiciated site work and parking on the ground floor

Nomad at 1431 N Church St has been submitted for building permit review by Works Progress Architecture:

New construction of 7-story Mixed-Use Building; 2-stories C.I.P. Post-tensioned Concrete Slabs and Columns, 5-stories wood-frame. 6 levels of Residential Units with Amenity over 1 Level of Residential Amenity and Retail. Work to the Retail will be included as part of this Permit. The Overall Buillding Height is less than 75ft.

A project at 5833 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached 40 S.F. Trash enclosure, includes associated sitework, roof trusses and floor joists***dfs stair rail system*****mechanical to be obtained separately***

A building permit was issued for Glass Lab at 350 SE Mill St:

Change of occupancy from M to B. Core & shell remodel of 1st & 2nd floors of (E) building – remove all interior partitions, fixtures, & stairs; add walls to create new tenant spaces on 2nd floor; replace storefront & overhead doors; (4) new mezzanines, new stairs, bathrooms, & offices; restripe & landscape parking lot *** no tenants this permit *** w/18-187700-mt ***

A structural permit was issued to Lever Architecture for the North Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – North building only – Structural frame for new building including 5 levels of below grade precast construction (parking garage) and 5 stories of above grade precast concrete with CLT, glulams, andconcrete slab hybrid construction, work includes mat slab founation and site cast concrete cores with stairs. Work also inlcudes MEP work for below grade parking

A foundation permit was issued to SRG Patnership for the Fourth and Montgomery Building:

Foundation and structure up to bottom of Level 2, for new 3/4 block, 7 story, mixed use building that will house groups from PSU, OHSU, PCC and the City of Portland

Metro Reports: Pepsi Blocks, Halsey 106, Adidas Campus, and more

Pepsi Blocks

The masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks redevelopment on NE Sandy has been submitted for a Type III 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 October 1st to October 7th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project South of 2580 SE Ankeny St:

New Multifamily building on the R1 section of the site, in accordance with new RM2 code. This portion of the site is presently zoned R1, soon to be RM2. 12 units are proposed. No parking. Storm water is proposed to be with stormwater planters.

The Pepsi Blocks at 2505 NE Pacific St have been submitted for a Type III Planned Development Bonus Review by Mithun:

The Pepsi Blocks Planned Development project includes the phased demolition of existing Pepsi warehouse buildings, renovation of a mid-century Pepsi warehouse bow-truss structure, the development of five new mixed use market rate and affordable residential and office buildings, th introduction of a shared woonerf street along the formerly vacated Right-of-Way, a new Plaza along Sandy Boulevard and a new Park located in the center of development, and associated underground parking. The phasing schedule envisions entitlements and construction of the first phase immediately following Planned Development approval and will continue with four additional phases. The project will use the Planned Development Bonus for additional height and bonus FAR.

The Halsey 106 development has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

6-story, mixed-use development fronting NE Halsey St and the existing Gateway Discovery Park consisting of 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market rate housing.

A structural permit for one of the new buildings proposed as part of the Adidas Campus Expansion has been submitted for review by Lever Architecture:

STR 01 – Structural frame for new building including 5 levels of below greade precast construction (parking garage) and 5 stories of above grade precast concrete/mass timber hybrid construction, work includes mat slab founation and site cast concrete cores with stairs. Work also inlcudes MEP work for below grade parking

A building permit has been issued for a project at 14450 NE Glisan St:

New 3 story 3 unit condo building, associated site work included

Metro Reports: Adidas Campus Expansion, Argyle Apartments, 14900 SE Stark, and more

REACH CDC’s Argyle Apartments will add 189 units of affordable housing on surplus property currently owned by TriMet

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 September 17th to September 23rd, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by McGuirl Designs & Architecture for a project at 6710 N Greenwich Ave:

Proposal is for three story’s with partial basement multi-family building with 34 units. No parking. On-site UID for stormwater management. Will utilitze Community Design Standards specified within 33.218.140.

Early Assistance has been requested by McGuirl Designs & Architecture for a project at 1269 N Farragut St:

Proposal is for a 24-unit multi-family project. Two 3-story buildings each with 12 units. No parking. On-site UID for stormwater management. Utilizing community design standards specified within 33.218.140.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 14900 SE Stark St:

Proposal is to build a new four story mixed use building with some ground floor retail and approximately 109 units of housing with 20% of units as affordable housing. Existing building on site to be removed.

The Argyle Apartments at 2133 N Argyle St have been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of 151,555 sq ft, 4-story apartment bldg – 189 affordable housing units, 2 community rms and site work

An excavation and shoring permit was issued to Lever Architecture for a new building that forms part of the Adidas Campus Expansion at 5060 North Greeley Avenue:

Excavation and Shoring for new office building

Metro Reports: Adidas Campus Expansion, Tree Farm, 555 SE MLK, and more

Image of one of the three new buildings by Lever Architecture’s proposed at the Adidas Campus, as seen from the corner of N Sumner and Delaware.

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 June 18th to June 24th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Holst Architecture for a project at 2310 N Hunt St:

DESIGN HEARING – Design Advice Request for 42 dwelling units in four building with surface parking and associated site landscape elements. Stormwater will be managed on site.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2628 SE Belmont St:

Demolish existing building and construct a new 4-story, 44-unit, apartment building with retail on the first floor.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by BBL Architects to a discuss a project at 725 NE 100th Ave:

Pre-application conference for a proposed elementary school in David Douglas school district.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to a discuss a project at 1431 N Church St:

Proposed new mixed use apartment complex approx 90,000 GSF with six levels of apartments above one level of retail and building amenity space.

The Adidas Campus Expansion was submitted for Type II Design Review by Lever Architecture:

Proposal is for three new buildings, site work, right of way work, renovation to existing plaza, new landscaping and relocation of the Adidas Village arrival drive to create a cohesive intersection at N. Greeley Ave.

A project at 203 NE Grand Ave was submitted for Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New construction of an eight story mixed use building with one level of underground parking. Approximately 170 apartments on levels 2-8, 5,500 SF of retail on ground floor. Amenities include a lounge, fitness, leasing, bike storage, pet area and wash.

A project at 6123 N Lombard St was submitted for building permit review by FFA Architecture & Interiors:

New 4 story mixed use apartment building with 46 living units and retail space and garage parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 1415 SE Pardee St (formerly 4540 SE Milwaukie Ave):

Construction of new 4 story apartment building (44 units); garage on first floor;

Building permits were issued for a project at 3445 SE Gladstone St:

Bldg A – 1 of 3 new buildings w/ (E) building to remain, all on same lot – 2 story- with basement – 7 unit apartment building w/ onsite parking, includes associated sitework *** w/ detached trash enclosure 17-248414-CO & 17-248408-MT***

Bldg B – 2 of 3 new buildings w/ (E) building to remain, all on same lot – 2 story with basement , 8 unit apartment building *** w/ 17-248411-MT ***

A building permit was issued to Hacker Architects for a project at 555 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New construction of six(story (above ground) building consisting of 90,400 SF with one level of underground parking consisting of 15,490 SF; five levels of office over ground floor retail , CLT floor system.

A building permit was issued for Tree Farm at 826 SE 3rd Ave:

New 6-story commercial building; 1st floor future retail tenant, lobby and trash room; floors 2-6 F2 occupancy; and associated site work, no occupancy this permit *** mechanical permit 17-196436 MT***

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.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

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.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

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.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.