Providence Park Expansion Approved (images)

The Allied Works designed expansion of Providence Park has been approved by both the Design Commission and City Council. The $50 million privately funded project will add 4,000 seats to the east side of the stadium, bringing its capacity to just over 25,000. The roof of the new structure will reach a height of 93′-2 1/2″ above the concourse and 124′-11 1/2″ above the field.

Providence Park Expansion

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Metro Reports: Providence Park, 3250 NE MLK, 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, and more

Providence Park

A building permit is under review for the Providence Park Expansion, which was approved earlier this month

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. (Note: this post covers August 14th to 20th, 2017.)

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project South of 3250 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Current code. Proposal is for a new 4 story affordable housing addition to an existing Phase One building. Includes 50 new living units and 9 new surface parking stalls at ground floor. Type V-A Construction. 47,500 GSF. Proposed storm water disposal through dry wells. Going to meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Firenze Development for a project South of 6836 NE Grand Ave:

Six unit condominium project

A project at 1840 SW Main St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

Proposal is to demolish the existing house and replace it with a 3-unit multi-family structure. Central City Design District.

The renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park at 730 SW 10th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review:

Central City Design district – PBOT and Prosper Portland are undertaking a 17.5 million dollar Major Remodel of the SmartPark system’s 10th &Yamhill garage to improve ground floor retail expereince, replace stair/elevator towers, and replace or upgrade a number of mechanical systems.

A foundation permit for the Providence Park Expansion has been submitted for review by Allied Works Architecture:

Phase 1 of 2; Foundations, lower level and street level structure, some existing building renovation up to and including the street level concourse; MEP infrastructure

A permit to rebuild the Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan St has been submitted for review by Allied Works Architecture:

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 ***

Grand Belmont at 514 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New 7 story mixed use building, Type I construction and 5 stories of Type IIIA construction; level 1 commercial spaces and parking; level 2 7 131 residential units.

A building permit was issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 8188 SE 19th Ave (previously 1904 SE Tacoma St):

New 3 story, six plex apartment building with onsite parking

A building permit was issued to Emerick Architects for a project at 1930 NE Alberta St (previously 1904 SE Alberta St):

New 4-story mixed use building, ground floor commercial tenant space and trash room, upper floors 33 dwelling unit apartment, and associated site work

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 1428 SE 19th Ave:

New construction of 3 story building with rooftop deck 13 residential units 8 (R2) 5407sf, 5(R1) 1703sf. 8 commercial unit 2(M) 510sf and 5(B) 770sf

A building permit was issued to Dowl for a project at 12045 N Parker Ave:

New restaurant building with associated site improvements

Two building permits were issued for a project at 5414 SE Duke St:

New 2-story building with 8 guest rooms

New 2-story building with 8 guest rooms

Weekly Roundup: Zidell Marine, Grant High School, 9North, and more

A conceptual image of the park proposed on the Zidell property, underneath the Ross Island Bridge. An update on plans for the Zidell Yards was recently given to the Design Commission.

Despite hiccups, Zidell Marine launched their last ever barge on Friday, according to the Oregonian. The company is now looking ahead to the redevelopment of their site.

The DJC took a look at* Mahlum’s work on the Grant High School Modernization, which will include “demolition of 30 percent of existing structures as well as construction of a two-story common square featuring an eatery and a community gathering space.”

OPB reported on how the recently passed Portland Public Schools bond, the largest in state history, faces labor and logistical challenges.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works principal Chelsea Grassinger about plans for the Providence Park Expansion.

The Portland Business Journal reported on construction progress at the 9North office building (previously known as Station Place Lot 5).

City Observatory asked whether historic preservation is NIMBYism for the rich.

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Metro Reports: Providence Park, Adventist Medical Center, Eastside Health Center, and more

The Eastside Health Center at 122nd and Burnside will include two floors of integrated primary care, substance use disorder treatment, domestic violence counseling and wellness services, as well as on-site housing operated by Central City Concern.

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.

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for two buildings at 3714 SW Macadam Ave:

The projects are two separate mid-rise structures with a mixed-use program comprised of multi-family housing (approx. 200 units in each building), commercial and parking uses. Parking for approx. 240 cars will be provided in each garage structure.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at SE 124th & Ash:

Approximately 170 units of affordable senior housing to be developed at SWC/ 124th & SE ASH ST, former TRI-MET park and ride parking lot. Project will be slab on grade with four stories of wood framing, presumably type V construction. Site parking will be incorporated at 0.25 per unit along with bike parking. Applicant is meeting Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by EPR Design for a project at 3723 SW Hood Ave:

Proposal is to construct two buildings on two separate tax lots. Each building with have 13 residential units and the buildings will be identical.There is no parking proposed on-site and it is not required as the site is close to public transportation. Because of the minimal area and slope of lot (20% or greater) a flow-through planter is proposed for the roof storm water. Each unit will have private decks and a common shared outdoor area. The developer’s goals are to meet all of base zone standards without any adjustment requests. The site area is in the regulatory landslide hazard area.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for a project at 1206 NE Alberta St:

Proposal is for a 4-story multifamily residential development of 48 units total with ground floor retail (future TI). Support spaces for residential include lobby, management office, common utility spaces and bicycle storage. Exterior site improvements and streetscape upgrades on three frontages are also included in the project. Stormwater disposal will be via on-site drywells.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss work at Adventist Medical Center:

Previous EA – 17-123133. The proposed improvements will increase development on campus by 107,726 sf from additional sq footage: build out the remaining 47,226 sq ft of shell space in Pavillion; re-purpose the former in-patient psychiatric facilities located in hospital north wing for other campus medical uses (results in no additional square footage); expand Nursing Tower by 50,000 sq ft to allow for larger inpatient rooms (increasing typical size from 110 sq ft to approx 300 sq ft per room – without adding add’l beds; construct a 10,000 sq ft childcare/daycare facility on the west end of the property north of Main Street; add a community garden (open-to-the-public) approx 58,000 sq ft in size (results in no add’l square footage).

The Providence Park Expansion has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Allied Works Architecture:

Proposal is for the eastside expansion of Providence Park to create a more inviting sports venue and to amplify the sound and energy created by The Timbers Army and fans throughout the stadium. The building will be a lacework of steel structure preserving connection to the neighborhood and inviting lights/views from all sides.

The Eastside Health Center at 25 NE 122nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New 6 story mixed use building to consist of medical clinic, mix of transitional housing and mult family residential housing

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for a project at 4204 NE Halsey St:

Construct new 6 story building with concrete podium and 5 level wood framed construction; ground floor level parking with building lobby and 3 future tenant spaces; top levels to include 100 apartment units; associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 2027 SE Harold St:

Construct new 3 story (4) unit apartment building with associated site work

Providence Park Expansion Goes Before Design Commission (images)

Design Advice has been offered to Allied Works Architecture for the expansion of Providence Park. The $50 million privately funded project would add 4,000 seats to the stadium, bringing its capacity to just over 25,000. The roof of the new structure will reach a height of 92′-10″ above the sidewalk and 124′-1 1/2″ above the field.

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Weekly Roundup: Robert Sacks, Schools Bond, SolTerra, and more

A potential massing for a rebuilt Lincoln High School, by Bora Architects. Under this option the existing school would remain in operation while a new building is constructed where the football field is currently located.

According to The Oregonian, Portland Public Schools now plans to include complete modernization of three high schools, Lincoln, Benson and Madison, in its May 2017 bond measure.

In the wake of the NW Portland natural gas explosion, the DJC wrote about developer Robert Sacks’ plans to move forward*.  Allied Works Architecture, who designed the damaged building 2281 NW Glisan, are preparing drawings that will allow the building to be rebuild. They are also working on designs for a new three-story building building at 510 NW 23rd Ave to replace the 111-year-old building that was destroyed.

Places Over Time looked at the 2016 works of architecture and urban planning that have “creatively added to the livability, artistry, and longevity of Portland’s built environment“, including Albina Yard, Pearl West and Milwaukie Way.

A 100-bed winter shelter has opened in the Washington Center, reported The Oregonian. The building is currently sitting vacant while developer Greystar and architects ZGF prepares plans for the 4W Tower.

The Portland Chronicle reported that a 106-year-old apartment complex and automotive repair shop at 1335 SE Stark St will be torn down to make way for a four-story, 39-unit apartment complex.

The DJC reported that design-build firm SolTerra has split into two businesses and laid off design professionals.

The Business Tribune asked developers if they would still build housing in PDX under the inclusionary zoning policy.

The Portland Business Journal looked at the 34 most prominent real estate projects to watch in 2017.

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Weekly Roundup: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Residential Infill Project, $250 million housing bond and more

Image of a potential "north end party deck" at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, identified as one of the potential improvements by the 2015 study into the building.

Image of a potential “north end party deck” at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, identified as one of the potential improvements by the 2015 study into the building.

Veterans Memorial Coliseum was declared a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Described by Curbed in article about the designation as “one of the finest International-Style civic buildings in the west”, the fate of the building remains unclear. A report published last year identified a number of options for the building, ranging from demolition to major improvements, however the Portland City Council has yet to take any action on the report.

As work on the Residential Infill Project wraps up, the Oregonian reported that Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is readying their recommendations for changes to the Zoning Code. Developers “would be required to reduce the scale of homes they build in Portland’s single-family zones and would be allowed to construct more duplexes, triplexes and other forms of so-called ‘middle housing’.”

The Portland Chronicle reported on the ten story building at 1500 SW Taylor St, likely to replace the 1892 Holman House in Goose Hollow.

BikePortland broke that the news that Tesla Motors will build a missing section of the Willamette Greenway Trail, as part of their new showroom and repair center at 4330 SW Macadam. Initial plans submitted to the City indicated that they would not build the trail.

The Portland Development Commission will own a new mixed income building in Lents Town Center at 9101 SE Foster Rd. The public agency is taking over development from the original owner, Williams & Dame.

The City Council is getting ready to ask voters to approve a $250 million bond measure, to fund affordable housing. If approved, the measure would add $75 a year to the taxes owed on a typical single family home.

Central City Concern published a blog post about their current affordable housing developments. Miracles Central is scheduled to open in August of this year, with the Hill Park Apartments at 110 SW Arthur following in Spring of 2017.

Bloomberg wrote about D.R. Johnson, the Riddle, OR company that is the first domestic manufacturer of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels. CLT is new to the United States, but has a long history of use in Europe. Current CLT projects in Portland include Albina Yard, Framework (Pearl) and Carbon12.

KGW had a sneak peak inside the nearly complete Yard tower at the Burnside Bridgehead.

The Oregonian reviewed a Portland Art Museum exhibition about Portland-based Allied Works Architecture.

Weekly Roundup: the NV, Zidell Yards, Goat Blocks and more

The NV

The NV apartments in the North Pearl by ZGF Architects

The Business Tribune wrote about The NVone of the growing number of residential towers in the North Pearl.

Eater PDX reported that pizzeria Please Louise will be going into the ground floor of the LL Hawkins building in Slabtown.

Urban Land Magazine analyzed how the mix of uses at the Goat Blocks made the development possible.

The Oregonian broke the news that up to 67 windows will be added to the nearly complete Yard tower at the east end of the Burnside Bridge. The cost of the revisions will mostly be covered by the City of Portland, through fee refunds.

ZRZ Realty has hired Thomas Henneberry, “a longtime real estate consultant from the D.C. area” to oversee development of the Zidell Yards, according to the Portland Business Journal. The firm last year received design advice for Zidell Blocks 4 & 6though do not intend to break ground on the buildings until tenants are secured.

BikePortland had a look at the 600 space Lloyd Cycle Station, developed as part of the Hassalo on Eighth project.

The Oregonian reported on developer Gerding Edlen’s plans for a 17 story tower at 5 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The building would replace the building that has housed Fishels Furniture for decades.

The Business Tribune checked in on the construction progress at the Japanese Garden ExpansionThe new cultural village by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is expected to be completed in April 2017.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works founder Brad Cloepfil, in advance of a retrospective exhibition about the firm’s work at Portland Art Museum.

The Business Tribune looked at the ongoing restoration of the former Oregonian publishing building at 1320 BroadwayThe renovation is set for completion on June 30th.

New restaurant Q, the successor to Veritable Quandary, will be located in the 2&Taylor building, according to the Portland Business Journal. The former Yamhill Marketplace and Bally’s Total Fitness underwent a major renovation in 2014, and is now home to Jama Software.

The Willamette Week asked whether it is appropriate for the new 2035 Comprehensive Plan to downzone areas of East Portland in the middle of a housing crisis.

Eater PDX reported that Danwei Canting Chinese food pop-up is likely going into the under construction Central Eastside 811 Stark building.

Metro Reports: Grant Park Village Phase III, Garlington Center, 1320 Broadway and more

The renovated 1320 Broadway building, formerly home to the Oregonian

Double height space in the renovated 1320 Broadway building, formerly home to the Oregonian

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

Lenity Architecture have requested Design Advice for Grant Park Village Phase III at 1598 NE 32nd Ave:

Proposed 5-story building that will contain Memory Care rooms and Assisted Living Residential Units with underground parking and a basement.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4403 SE Johnson Creek Blvd:

Renovate & expand existing building to provide 900 units of self storage.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2211 NW York St:

Demo existing building and new construction of a 1300 uni self storage building.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3220 SE 19th Ave:

Renovation of & addition to existing building. Proposed self storage of 900 units.

Stack Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at N Crawford & N Charleston Ave:

Proposal is for four over one apartment building on the south block, a row of two story townhomes on the north block separated by a large plaza. Also requesting an additional 10 ft in height per the St. Johns plan 33.583.250.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 829 N Russell St:

Pre-app conference for change in zone from IG1 to EX for apartment development.

DECA Architecture have requested a Pre-Permit Zoning Check for a project at 15023 SE Stark St:

New 3-story, 40-unit apartment building with surface parking lot.

Scott Edwards Architecture have submitted the Garlington Center at 3024 NE Martin Luther King Blvd for Design Review:

Development of a four story 52 unit housing complex; a two story commercial medical office bldg and associated site work. On-site parking on an existing developed site.

Otak Architects have submitted a project at 2645 SE 50th Ave for building permit review:

New construction of a four story 121 unit apartment building with basement parking. With mechanical permit 16-119795-MT.

Joseph A Karman Architects have submitted a project at 5931 SE 52nd Ave for building permit review:

New 4406 sq ft, 1 story commercial building – shell permit only

A building permit was issued to Allied Works Architecture for the 1320 Broadway building:

Core and shell renovation of existing full block Oregonian building. Partial change of occupancy, convert basement offices to parking. New entrances and windows, new ramp to parking. Reinforce mezzanine for live loads, new opening in elevator shaft for new stop. Relocate existing generator. New restrooms, locker rooms, and showers.

Weekly Roundup: United Workmen Temple Building, Post Office Redevelopment, Porter Hotel and more

930 SW 3rd

The mixed use development at 930 SW 3rd Ave, which originally proposed to incorporate the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple

Restore Oregon noted that two downtown buildings have been removed from the City’s Historic Resources Inventory. The buildings are on the site of a proposed mixed use development at 930 SW 3rd Avewhich will include a 20-story hotel and 10-story office building. As part of the development the Hotel Albion (which includes the Lotus Café and Cardroom) will be demolished. The Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple Building will be incorporated into the development will also be demolished.

In a 5-0 vote, the Portland City Council adopted the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan, which will form the vision for how the 14 acre Post Office site in the Pearl will be developed. The acquisition of the site, worth between $135 and $177 million according to developer Mark Edlen, will cost the City up to $80 million.

Construction will begin by the end of the year on the 299 room Porter Hotel at SW 2nd and Jefferson. The 16 story building will be included in Hilton’s “Curio” collection of hotels.

The Society Hotel opened this week in Old Town / Chinatown. The Portland Mercury published photos of the low cost hotel meets hostel, and described the “gorgeous rooftop deck” as the project’s “crowning jewel”.

Shortly after acquiring trucking company Conway, XPO Logisitics laid off 101 Portland based workers. Though headquartered in Ann Arbor until its acquisition, Conway was a large landowner in Northwest Portland. What effect, if any, the acquisition will have on the redevelopment of the Conway Masterplan area is currently unclear.

Kaiser is planning a 700 space parking garage at 500 NE Multnomah in the Lloyd District. According to BikePortland the structure “aims in part to free up space on Kaiser’s other parking lots, which could then be developed or sold in order to continue the surge of big developments [in] the Lloyd District”.

The Portland Chapter of the AIA held its annual design awards last weekend. Portland Architecture wrote about the winning projects, which included Lever Architecture’s Treehouse and Allied Works’ PNCA 511 Building.

In a post titled ‘The City of Fabric Buildings‘ Places over Time noted how curious it is that “Portland has developed such an international reputation as a city without the assistance of any real place-specific visual aides”.

Design work is about to start on the Multnomah County Health Dept HQwhich will be located on a site near Union Station. The new building will be “nine stories and run between $85 million to $95 million” according to a report in The Oregonian.

Portland Monthly reported that health food “haven” Prasad opened a second location at the Portland Rock Gym, which recently completed a major expansion.

NOTE: This post has been revised to reflect that the Temple building will be demolished, as shown on drawings published on the City Auditor’s website Monday.