Under Construction: Little LOCA (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on September 4th 2015.

Construction is underway on Little LOCA, a 105 unit apartment building in the Central Eastside by Ankrom Moisan Architects. The 6 story building will have 105 units, split between 35 studios, 60 one bedroom units and 10 two bedroom units. Up to 5 retail spaces are proposed at the ground level. Parking for 17 cars and 163 bicycles will be provided. The project was taken through Design Review by Foresight Development & Real Estate. The development was then sold to Killian Pacific, developer of a number of Central Eastside project including the nearby LOCA @ The Goat Blocks.

9th and Belmont

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5 MLK receives Design Advice (images)

A 17 story tower at the Burnside Bridgehead has gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The design of 5 MLK is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building is arranged as a five story podium, which would contain approximately 100,000 sq ft of office space, 10,000 sq ft of retail space, 160 vehicular parking spaces and a 4,760 sq ft “bike lounge”. Sitting above the podium is a twelve story “T” shaped tower, which would contain approximately 220 residential units. A shared lobby, serving both the residential and office uses, would be located at the corner of E Burnside and SE MLK. A cascading series of landscaped terraces would be located on top of the podium, with landscape design by PLACE.

5 MLK

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City Council overturns Design Commission; Jupiter Hotel will be clad in Asphalt Shingles (images)

In a rare move, the Portland City Council has overturned a decision by the Design Commission. In April the Design Commission approved an expansion of the Jupiter Hotel, designed by Works Partnership. The new building was originally proposed to be clad in asphalt composition shingles, but the Commission insisted that the building should instead be clad in metal shingles. The approval was then appealed to City Council, who removed the condition of approval, therefore allowing the asphalt shingles as the finished material.

The new 6 story building will add 67 rooms on a site directly to the east of the existing hotel. The ground floor would include restaurant and retail spaces facing onto E Burnside, along with a lobby and reception located at the corner of the site. An upper level lounge, banquet hall and exterior garden are proposed for the second floor. Guest rooms would be located in floors 3 to 6. No new vehicular parking is proposed.

Jupiter Hotel

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Under Construction: Modera Belmont (images)

This is updated version of a post by contributor Kurt Sevits, originally published on August 18th 2015.

Construction is underway on the Modera Belmont, a six-story mixed-use building by SERA Architects and Mill Creek Residential Trust. The U-shaped building will include 200 residential units above ground-floor retail, with a courtyard facing SE 6th Avenue. A basement level will include parking for 105 vehicles, while bike parking will be split between the basement and ground floors for a total of 302 spaces.

Modera Belmont

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17 story tower planned for Fishels Furniture site (drawings)

Gerding Edlen development have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a 17 story tower at 5 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, the current home of Fishels Furniture. Preliminary drawings by GREC Architects of Chicago show an “L” shaped building occupying the entire block. Buildings plans show a main entry to the building at the corner of SE MLK and E Burnside, with retail spaces fronting SE MLK and SE 3rd Ave. Levels 2 to 5 of the building would include approximately 100,000 sq ft of office floor space. Above that the building would include an estimated 220 residential units. Around 180 car spaces, serving both the residential and office uses, would be located in three levels of below grade parking.

5 SE MLK

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7th & Burnside has second Design Advice Request hearing (images)

Polyphon Architecture & Design have returned in front of the the Design Commission with revised designs for a mixed use tower at SE 7th & Burnside. As now proposed the 12 story, 132’-10” tall building would include 20,066 sq ft of office space and 62 residential units. Two retail units would front onto E Burnside. Parking for 53 cars would be provided, in a below grade parking garage.

7th & Burnside

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Jupiter Hotel expansion approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved an expansion of the Jupiter Hotel designed by Works Partnership. The new 6 story building will add 67 rooms on a site directly to the east of the existing hotel. The ground floor would include restaurant and retail spaces facing onto E Burnside, along with a lobby and reception located at the corner of the site. An upper level lounge, banquet hall and exterior garden are proposed for the second floor. Guest rooms would be located in floors 3 to 6. No new vehicular parking is proposed.

Jupiter Hotel

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Burnside Delta approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Burnside Delta, a new six story mixed use building at E Burnside and 12th Ave. The project by Vallaster Corl Architects for developer Urban Development Group will include 85 residential units above 2,500 sq ft of retail. At the 6th floor the building will include a community room and exterior deck on level 6. Parking for 18 cars would be provided in a mostly below grade garage. Bicycle parking for 75 bikes will be provided in the basement, with the remainder of the required spaces provided in the units.

Burnside Delta

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Tower at 7th & Burnside goes before Design Commission (images)

Polyphon Architecture & Design have gone before the Design Commission to receive advice on a proposed 11-story mixed use building at SE 7th & E Burnside. The 121’-10” tall building would include a 10,628 sq ft of office space and 49 residential units. Two retail units would front onto E Burnside. Parking for 55 vehicles and 78 bicycles is proposed.

7th & Burnside

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Renovation of Towne Storage building approved (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved designs for the renovation and expansion of the Blake McFall Company building, commonly known as the Towne Storage building. The project by LRS Architects for Sentinel Development and Westport Capital Partners will adapt the existing building for creative office space, with a restaurant space at the ground floor. As part of the project the unreinforced masonry building will receive a seismic upgrade.

Towne Storage / Blake McFall Company Building

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