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

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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

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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.

Former Oregonian building at 1320 Broadway undergoing major renovation (images)

A major renovation of the former home of the Oregonian building at 1320 SW Broadway is about to get underway. Designs for the remodel have been prepared by architects Allied Works for Seattle based developer Urban Renaissance Group, who bought the building earlier this year. When complete the building will offer 165,000 sq ft of rentable office space, as well as up to 5 new ground floor retail spaces. Parking for 68 cars will be provided, 56 of which will be newly added in the basement. 200 “ride in ride out” bike parking spaces will be provided.

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Metro Reports: hotel on Burnside, mixed use in Lents, office on Front Ave and more

1320 Broadway, formerly home to the Oregonian

1320 Broadway, 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.

Works Partnership have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 910 E Burnside:

Proposal is to build a 6 story structure with restaurant/retail on ground floor, indoor/outdoor event space on second floor and four floors of hotel units.

Skylab Architecture have requested Design Advice for a structure that would like Yard at the Burnside Bridgehead to Sideyard:

Design Advice Request for a Type I Skywalk spanning between Blocks 67 & 76 off of East Burnside

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1451 NE Alberta:

Redevelopment of a three-story, mixed-use building with a warm-shell commercial space of the ground floor. 2 levels of residential above (10) one-bed/one-bath units, while preserving the existing building facade. Checking that no stormwater improvements are required – since they are redeveloping.

GPA Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 3131 N Columbia Blvd:

2-story office building with support spaces for manufacturing facility

GBD Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 2301 NW Savier St:

Pre-application conference for a Type III DZ review for a new 4-story mixed use building.

Carleton Hart Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 8710 N Dana Ave:

New Group living facility – Supportive Living for youth phasing out of foster care. Proposal is for 15 unit group living structure.

Hacker (previously THA Architecture) have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project on Lents Town Center Property #3 (South) at 9101 SE Foster Rd:

4-story mixed use development with ground floor commercial. Approximately 28 Parking Spaces

Ankrom Moisan Architects have applied for a Conditional Use Review for a project at 1300 NE 16th Ave:

Combine parking lot for hpp 1300 NE 16th Ave. Directly adjacent house to be demolished at 1716 NE Clackamas St. Proposal is for new two story 10-plex independent living apartments to be built over below grd parking. With 4 adjustments

Hacker (previously THA Architecture) have submitted the Field Office at 2030 NW 17th Ave for Design Review:

Type 3 Design Review w/2 modifications for two 5-6 story office buildings above a “park” that creates a central garden/plaza, lobby areas, retail spaces, and building amenitites.

Allied Works Architecture have submitted 1320 Broadway for building permit review:

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.

A building permit has been issued for a project at 6518 SE Division St:

New 3-story apartment building with 9 units, detached 71 sq ft fenced trash enclosure, parking lot and associated site work. No truss package provided

A building permit has been issued to Dustrud Architecture for a project at 2605 NE 7th Ave:

6-story, 68 unit multifamily apartment (5 over 1) with 1 story 43 cars/75 bikes underground parking.

A grading permit has been issued to Opsis Architecture for the Oregon Zoo Education Center:

Site work for new Oregon Zoo Education Center. Demo 3 buildings (see separate permits),demo existing below grade utilities and site prep for future buildings related to new education center.

Metro Reports: Riverscape Lot 8, former Oregonian building, 1335 NW 20th Ave and more

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Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3009 NE Killingsworth St:

Proposal for a mixed use building with office/commercial on the grd floor and apartments above. Current plan is for a four story building.

Urban Asset Advisors has requested Early Assistance for a project at 5134 SE Division St:

EA Appointment For Project Construction Of New Wood Three-story 14 Unit Courtyard Style Apartments. Project Will Be Constructed With Two Buildings.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7805 SE 13th Ave by Lenity Architecture:

Four story mixed use apartment complex with businesses, restaurant and possible parking on the first floor and 30 apartments on the second thru fourth floors.

Deca Architecture has applied for a Historic Resource Review for a project at 637 SE Harrison St:

New two-story 820 sf footprint (total of 1640sq ft) building. Will be office or hotel (retail sales and service).

Allied Works Architecture has applied for a Design Review for the renovation of the Oregonian building at 1320 SW Broadway:

Renovation of existing full block Oregonian building

A building permit is under review for a building at 1335 NW 20th Ave by Ankrom Moisan Architecture:

New 5-story, 49 unit apartment with tucked under parking

The first building permit has been issued for the Riverscape Lot 8 apartments by SERA Architects:

Structural only for new 260 unit multi family building consiting of five stories of wood framed over two levels of concrete, 1 level of sub grade parking. Structural package includes the concrete structure from the mat slab through the level 2 concrete podium

A building permit has been issued for a building at 3620 SE Powell Blvd:

New 2-story 10,375sf office building with initial tenant improvements for upper level dental office

PNCA 511 Building (images)

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PNCA 511 Building

The Pacific Northwest College of Art’s 511 Building, officially the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, is nearly ready for students to move in. The building on the North Park Blocks will be the new home for PNCA. Originally constructed in 1918 as the city’s main post office, it was designed by San Francisco architect, Lewis P. Hobart. The building was most recently occupied by the Department of Homeland Security. The renovation has been planned since 2008, when the Federal Government reached an agreement with PNCA to give the building away at no charge.

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