Meier & Frank Building Renovation Approved (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved a renovation of the Meier & Frank Building, formerly home to the downtown branch of Macy’s. The renovation is being designed by Bora Architects, for project owners Sterling Bay and KBS Realty Advisors.  The project will create up to five new ground floor retail spaces, and convert levels 2 to 5 of the building to creative office space. Portions of the existing basement will be re-purposed as bike parking and lockers, a gym, a conference room and a multi-use area. The top floors of the building, home to the Nines Hotel, are in separate ownership and are not part of the project.

Meier & Frank Building

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Metro Reports: 3403 N Mississippi, NE 106th & Halsey, Neuberger Hall, and more

Construction has started on a project by Holst Architecture at 3403 N Mississippi Ave

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 DLR Group for a project at 539 SW 10th Ave:

Construct a new hotel with approximately 177 rooms, 11 stories. (Central City, Downtown, West End Plan District – Central City Design District)

Early Assistance has been requested by Holst Architecture for a project at NE 106th & Halsey:

Proposal is for a six story building with 45 affordable housing units, 30 market rate apartments, tuck-under parking, 10,000SF of retail and 10,700SF of office space. Amenities to include community room and green roof deck.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mainland Northwest to discuss a project at West of 8524 N Crawford St:

Previous EA 15-219376. Proposal to change the zoning, consistent with the Comprehensive Plan Map designation, from EG1 (General Employment 1) and EG2 (General Employment 2) to EXd (Central Employment zone with the Design overlay zone). The applicant states the future development on this 15-acre site could include multi-dwelling residential, neighborhood retail, mixed office-manufacturing uses. The greenway trail will also be developed. This application does not include a specific development plan.

The PSU Neuberger Hall Renovation has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Hacker architects:

Renovation of PSU’s Neuberger Hall, which includes updates and modifications to accessibility, fire and life safety, upgrades to MEP systems, seismic strengthening, program adjustments and facade improvements. One modification requested to Ground Floor Windows (33.130.230, 33.510.220)

The renovations to the Meier & Frank Building have been submitted for Type III Design Review by Bora Architects:

Project is located at former Macy’s department store. Floors 1-5 and basement to be demolished and renovated as creative office space with ground level retail. New restrooms will be added to the office floors to accommodate future office tenant improvement. Basement amenity space including bike storage, fitness and conference space will be provided.Scope includes limited facade renovations to accommodate restored retail entries mid block on SW 5th and SW 6th and a new entry on SW 6th near Morrison. Each entry will include a new canopy. The SW Alder canopy will be reduced in depth per PBOT requirements. The historic facade and SW Morrison canopies will be preserved.

A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for a project at 3403 N Mississippi Ave:

Excavation and Shoring

A building permit was issued for a project at 5025 N Minnesota Ave:

New 6 unit apartment building with associated site work

Metro Reports: 1430 NW Glisan, Asian Health & Services Center, 5 MLK, and more

1430 NW Glisan

The first building permit was issued for 1430 NW Glisan

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 DLR Group for a project at 539 SW 10th Ave:

Construct a new hotel with approximately 177 rooms, 11 stories. (Central City, Downtown, West End Plan District – Central City Design District)

Early Assistance has been requested by Woodblock Architecture for a project at 1604 E Burnside St:

Demo existing building for development of a new 83 room Hostel with related spaces, a restaurant and coffee shop. No parking provided.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1424 NE 33rd Ave:

Consolidation of 4 lots. Vacation of Halsey Street. Demo existing house. Construction of four 6-plexes (1,000 sq ft 2bed/2bath condos). Garages on 1st floor. No parking proposed. Affordable Housing. Modular construction. 24 total units.

A project at 3185 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review:

New 6-story mixed-use building consisting of 202 group living units, 8 apartment units, shared kitchens on each floor, 56 parking spaces, and 3 commerical tenant spaces on the ground floor.

A project at 177 N Failing St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New construction of a 44,700 SF building with 88 group living rooms provided in (16) dwelling units, (2) one bedroom and (2) two bedroom apartments in four floors of type VA construction above one floor of Type IA construction which will contain 6 live-work units, amenity spaces, parking and building utilities and one below grade level containing parking and building utilities.

A project at 1723 NW 24th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Skylab Architecture:

Change of occupancy from B to M; create six separate tenant spaces and six mezzanines; new interior trash rooms; accessible bathrooms; new exterior doors and parking upgrades; seismic upgrade; new storefront window openings

A project at 7220 N Burlington Ave  has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

New 3-story, 19-unit multifamily apartment structure***deferred submittals: pre-engineered wood floor joists, pre-engineered wood roof joists, built in landscape irrigation (design build)***

A project at 6515 SE 78th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

New 2-story, 3-unit apartment building with 1 parking pad and associated site work, attached trash enclosure. No mechanical.

An excavation and shoring permit is under review for 5 MLK:

Excavation and Shoring for new 17 story building

A building permit was issued to Bora Architects for alterations to the Meier & Frank Building:

Interior alteration -demolition of interior partitions, finishes, and associated materials. Demolish dedicated MEP systems serving current Macy’s tenant space. All work will be coordinated to ensure cotinuous operation of hotel floors above

A building permit was issued for a project at 5016 N Maryland Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with a total of 12units, buildings g and k connected by a breezway, site improvements, drywell, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft. ***nfpa 13 sprinkler system required***

The first building permit for 1430 NW Glisan was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects:

STR 01 – structural permit up to the underside of level 2 for a 286,000 GSF mixed-use building with 4 levels below grade for parking. General retail on level 1. 230 residential units on levels 2-15. 200 below grade parking spaces, no mechanical install with this phase of work.

A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for the Asian Health and Services Center at 9035 SE Foster Rd:

Construct new 3 story 30,140 sf office building with assembly space on level 3 and ground floor commercial lease space, includes onsite parking and associated site work

Metro Reports: Chamberlain Hotel, 333 SW Park, 10506 E Burnside, and more

10506 E Burnside

A building permit was issued for 10506 E Burnside St

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 Bora Architects for the renovation of the Meier & Frank Building:

Design advice to discuss renovations to the façade of the existing Macy’s. New retail entries would be created on SW 5th and SW 6th Avenues and updates to the SW Alder façade. The scope of the project includes tenant improvements from the basement to the fifth floor. This work includes interior demolition of floors one through five.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled and Design Advice requested by LRS Architects for a project at 1053-1201 NW Naito Parkway:

Two new market-rate apartment buildings (5 story over 1).

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3717 NE Columbia Blvd:

New construction of two 3-story self storage buildings with associated parking, utilities and landscape. At least one of the existing two buildings will be demolished.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architects for a project at 6324 NE 42nd Ave:

New affordable housing apartment building. 59 units

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group to discuss changes to a project at 1707 SE Tenino St:

New 4-story apartment building (89 units total). Please note – there is already an existing building permit for the project, but he wants to add the affordable housing aspect to forgo the parking requirement. See CO 17-112446. If he finds he can proceed with the project as proposed for this EA, he will cancel the previously applied-for CO permit and get a new one, with the parking removed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group to discuss changes to a project at 5965 SE Milwaukie Ave:

New 4-story apartment building (54 units total). Please note – there is already an existing building permit for the project, but he wants to add the affordable housing aspect to forgo the parking requirement. See CO 16-171002. If he finds he can proceed with the project as proposed for this EA, he will cancel the previously applied-for CO permit and get a new one, with the parking removed.

A project at 333 SW Park Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Beebe Skidmore Architects:

General restoration of building. New storefront and addition of 1,000 sf penthouse.

The renovation of the Chamberlain Hotel at 509 SE Grand Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

Proposal is the reuse and rehabilitation of the historic Chamberlain Hotel. The proposed development will consist of 57 hotel units to be integrated with a 14 story mixed-use bldg to be built on the asphalt parking lots to the west and southwest.A connection between the two hotel areas is provided through a shared courtyard located mid-block off se stark .

A project at 8248 SE Flavel St has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

Construct 2 story 6 unit apartment building, no basement, includes all site work, detached trash enclosure 120 sq ft

A project at 2715 NE Flanders St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of 3 story 4plex and site improvements.

A project at 627 SE Division Pl has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story 126,820 sf self-storage facility, site improvements

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for 10506 E Burnside St:

New construction of five story multidwelling residential building, consisting of 52 units with 15 tuck-under parking spaces. Interior trash room

Metro Reports: Stark St Apartments, Tru by Hilton, Derby NW, and more

Ankrom Moisan’s Stark Street Apartments at 12613 SE Stark St will include 153 units of affordable housing

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 FFA Architecture and Interiors for alterations to the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park Garage:

Alterations to smart park garage that include replacing existing stairways/elevators, new signage and awnings, reconstructed enterances and row encroachments. Green roofs are under consideration for new areas.

Design Advice has been requested by MCA Architects for a project at NW 13th & Savier:

Design Advice Request for 5-story self storage facility with ground floor retail

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project at 5734 E Burnside St:

4-story apartment building with ground floor retail and at grade parking. 3 stories of studio and 1-2 bedroom units.

Early Assistance has been requested by EPR Design for a project at 3244 SE 120th Ave:

New 16 unit building with pervious pavement and drywells for storm water runoff, 9 parking spaces in a garage and 7 spaces on private street. Seeking to meet Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by DMS Architects for a project at 718 NE Dekum St:

Keep existing home on property and develop a new 3 story 6 unit apartment building with ground floor retail might want to divide the property located in the Woodlawn Conservation District

A Pre-Permit Zoning Check has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Stark Street Apartments at 12613 SE Stark St:

Proposal for 153 units of affordable housing supported by home funds issued by PHB. The project is made up of two four story buildings with on-site parking to residents.

The Tru by Hilton at 7101 NE 82nd Ave has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review by JRA Architecture & Planning:

Proposal is to construct 98 guest room four story wood frame on-site parking suites hotel with pre-prepared breakfast (ho restaurant) on existing red lion hotel site. Remove existing 68 room red lion hotel annex in proposed construction area.

Interior alterations to the Meier & Frank Building have been submitted for permit review by Bora Architects:

Interior alteration -demolition of interior partitions, finishes, and associated materials. Demolish dedicated MEP systems serving current Macy’s tenant space. All work will be coordinated to ensure cotinuous operation of hotel floors above

A project at 5515 NE 17th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by CIDA Architects:

Construct new 3 story, 15 unit, apartment building with attached trash enclosure and associated site work

The Derby NW apartments at 1015 NW 16th Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Koz Development:

Construct 6-story mixed use 128 unit apartment building, on ground floor retail tenant space, bike storage, garbage room, electrical room and residential units and associated site work

A project at 1724 NE 45th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Deca Architecture:

New 3 story w/ basement, 12 unit apartment building , includes associated sitework – prelim mtg 16-289387 bd –

A project at 9109 NE Cascades Parkway has been submitted for building permit review:

New three story office building with onsite parking, 204 S.F. Detached trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** w/ MT permit and trash enclosure permit (17-117593-CO) ***

A building permit was issued to Koz Development for the 2165 SW Yamhill St apartments:

Construct new 4 story 30 unit apartment building; bike storage on lower floor mezannine level; associated site work

Under Construction: Block 20 Condominium Tower (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on July 13th 2016.

Construction is underway on a 21 story tower designed by Bora Architects for Hoyt Street Properties. The 246′ tall Block 20 tower will include 143 residential units, offered for sale as condominium units. Flex retail / office spaces will be located at the ground level, facing NW 11th, Pettygrove and 12th. 168 car parking spaces and 229 bike parking spaces will be provided.

Block 20 was the first condominium tower to go in front of the Design Commission for almost a full three years. The most recent major condominium project in Portland prior to Block 20 was the Cosmopolitan on the Park, by the same developer and architect. The Cosmopolitan was approved by the Design Commission in July 2013, and was completed in 2016.

Pearl Block 20

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Metro Reports: 4018 N Williams, Meier & Frank Building, 1110 SW Clay, and more

4018 N Williams Ave

4018 N Williams by William Kaven Architecture has been submitted for building permit 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.

A project at 820 SE Alder has been submitted for Design Advice and Type III Design Review by TVA Architects:

DAR to discuss a new multi-dwelling development with ground floor retail and structured parking. The seven story building is a combination of studios and one and two bedroom units. Thirty-seven parking spaces are proposed. The access to the garage is from SE Alder.DAR

Proposal is for 7 story use building with 163 studio and one bedroom units over ground floor retail. 75 feet tall. Construction type is 5 levels of Type 3B over 2 levels of Type 1A. One level of below grade parking with garage access from SE Alder St.

Early Assistance has been requested by DECA Architecture for a project at 8355 N Interstate Ave:

Conversion of motel to apartments. Minor changes include: New walls, doors, lighting, paint, signage, and new finishes.

A Pre-Application Conference has scheduled by Surround Architecture to discuss a project at 3032 SE Powell Blvd:

Proposal is for a 60 unit multi-dwelling structure in the CG zone. Additionally, in the R2.5 zone proposal is for 11 attached dwellings.

A Pre-Application Conference has scheduled by Bora Architects to discuss the conversion of the Meier & Frank Building at 621 SW 5th Ave:

Proposal is to demo floors 1-5 and basement and renovate space creative office space with ground level retail. Scope includes limited facade renovations to accommodate new retail entries on 5th and 6th and updates to alder st facade. New restrooms to be included. Historic elements to be preserved.

A Pre-Application Conference has scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 1110 SW Clay St:

Proposal is for new construction of a 260 unit, 16 story affordable multi-family student apartment building.

A project at 5615 SW Hood Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Koble Creative Architecture:

Proposal is for new constructin of a four story office building with ground floor retail and below grade parking behind retail. Review also includes two modifications to building are and setbacks.

The SW Barbur and Hooker Apartments have been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Stack Architecture:

Proposed 3 story apartment building with partial 4th floor, 62 units with common areas and circulation, 17 car parking spaces behind the building.

A project at 4620 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building permit review by City Craft Development:

New 3 story apartment building with 32units, with site improvements, inerior trash rooms, and on site parking; 8 ft fence

A project at 7031 N Mohawk Ave has been submitted for building permit review by City Craft Development:

New 2 story apartment building with 7 dwelling units with attached trash enclosure and sprinkler riser room, detached barbeque area, and associated sitework (same as 17-101236-CO)

A project at 4018 N Williams Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 5 story mixed use building; retail on first floor; 4 stories of 64 residential apartments; tuck under parking; associated site work

A project at 1637 SE Nehalem St has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4-story apartment building with 61 units, underground parking (16 stalls) and associated site work, with interior trash area

Weekly Roundup: Affordable Housing Bond Measure, Fisk Tire Co Building, 1400 NW Raleigh, and more

Riverplace Parcel 3, which will include 203 subsidized units in a 14-story tower, plus 176 market-rate apartments

Riverplace Parcel 3, which will include 203 affordable housing units in a 14-story tower and 176 market-rate apartments in an adjacent 6 story building.

Portland voters approved a $258M affordable housing bond measure on Tuesday, that will create at least 1,300 housing units.

The Willamette Week wrote that Mayor-elect Wheeler agrees with outgoing Mayor Hales that it’s time for Portland to end its ban on apartments without parking.

The DJC took a look at* the ongoing renovation of the Fisk Tire Company Building. The Pearl District building was most recently home to retailer Cargo, and is now being converted for use by Room & Board.

The Portland Development Commission is planning on buying three Central Eastside blocks, according to the Portland Business Journal. The acquisition will allow the PDC “to deliver on goals to increase affordable industrial space and district parking.” Last year Bora Architects developed a conceptual plan for the site, which they called Water Avenue Yards.

The Business Tribune wrote about the upcoming AIA Portland Architecture Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony held at Revolution Hall, on Thursday November 17th.

Moovel North America will close its Austin office, and consolidate all 116 of its employees into a new headquarters at the Overland Warehouse Company Building in Old Town.

The Oregonian reported that the mixed income development at Riverplace Parcel 3, which was recently submitted for Design Review, will not include a grocery store as originally planned. 

With construction about to begin on 1400 NW Raleighthe Portland Business Journal reported that the site has been sold for $5.8 million.

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Metro Reports: Woodie Guthrie Place, Lennox Apartments, Grant High School and more

Woodie Guthrie Place

Woodie Guthrie Place,

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 Koz Development for a project at SE 13th and Ankeny:

New 4-story apartment building with approximately 80 units.

Early Assistance has been requested by CIDA Architects for a project at 1439 N Dekum St:

New 4-story 30-unit apartment building.

Early Assistance has been requested by Rhiza Architecture & Design for a project at 13922 SE Division St:

Proposal is for construction of a new multi-family building for maximum amount of units allowed and garages for a portion of all new units. One existing dwelling will be demolished. Property has three existing buildings; one single family, one four unit apartment and a duplex. The multi-family units are to remain.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 1631 SE Reedway St:

New 3 story multi family apartment building

The Grant High School Modernization has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review:

Grant highschool updates

Woodie Guthrie Place at 5728 SE 91st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Carleton Hart Architects:

New 4-story, 68-unit building

A project at 1611 SE Bybee Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Kevin Cooley Architect:

Construct one story mixed use building, includes 2 tenant spaces with restrooms, unit 105 includes trash and sprinkler room, new residential unit at rear of building with live/work area, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued for the Lennox Apartments at 5151 SE Holgate Blvd (formerly 4455 SE 52nd Ave):

New mixed use building, ground floor retail, 64 units, on-site parking, landscaping and utilities

A foundation permit was issued to Bora Architects for the Block 20 condominium tower:

Block 20 – Foundation permit for 21 story condo tower – This permit includes piles, pile caps, below grade utilities and slab on grade.

Weekly Roundup: Block 20, Inclusionary Housing, Apartments without Parking, and more

Pearl Block 20

Construction is about to start on Hoyt Street Properties’ Bora-designed Pearl Block 20 Tower

The Oregonian reported that developer Capstone Partners is quietly pitching new vision for Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, which “would transform the coliseum into a niche music venue and feature mixed-use redevelopment of surface parking lots”,

The DJC wrote that developers concerned about Portland’s proposed Inclusionary Housing program* are putting “forward an alternative proposal that would ramp up adoption of inclusionary housing requirements over several years and offer more generous incentives than the city’s plan”.

According to the Willamette Week  Mayor Hales is proposing to rescind Portland’s ban on apartments without parking, enacted in 2013.

The Oregonian reported Zidell will miss the first deadline for construction in South Waterfront. Under the terms of the 2015 Development Agreement a mixed use project at Zidell Block 1 was due to begin construction by the end of this year, but has yet to move forward.

Newly appointed PDC Director Kimberly Branam has said that the PDC “over-promised and under-delivered” to the poor, the elderly and people of color in North and Northeast Portland.

The November issues of the NW Examiner reported [PDF] that the developers behind the Block 20 tower in the Pearl will use acoustic wrap to reduce noise from the impact-hammer pile driving. The paper also broke the news that the developer behind the redevelopment of the Northrup Market at 1120 NW 21st Ave has walked away from the project.

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