Weekly Roundup: Ankeny Apartments, Makers Row, Old Fire Station, and more

Ankeny Apartments

The City Council heard the appeal for the Ankeny Apartments

The Business Tribune reported on the City Council’s deliberations over the appeal for the Ankeny Apartmentswhich were denied by the Design Commission earlier this year.

The DJC wrote about plans by the Portland Development Commission to rehabilitate* the long vacant Old Fire Station Property in Old Town Chinatown.

According to the Oregonian the 111-year old Chamberlain Hotel building, formerly home to Shleifer Furniture, will house a temporary homeless shelter while plans progress for its renovation into a hotel.

CityLab published an article about the Burnside Bridgehead, titled Portland’s Next Density Spurt, where projects such as Yard, Slate and the Fair-Haired Dumbbell are re-shaping the skyline.

Eater PDX reported that Japanese restaurant Kuu will open in Slate this summer.

The Hollywood Star News reported that the Makers Row development in Cully is nearing completion.

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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

Weekly Roundup: 9101 Foster, 1725 SE Tenino, Hotel Chamberlain, and more

9101 SE Foster

9101 Foster by Hacker

A gas explosion in NW Portland destroyed the 110 year old Wilfred & Gustav Burkhardt Building, and caused significant damage to nearby buildings including Allied Works’ Ann Sacks Residence at 2281 NW Glisan St. The explosion happened after an underground gas pipeline was struck by a subcontractor performing pre-construction work at the site of the future Restoration Hardware.

The DJC wrote about the partnership* between Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners, who first collaborated on the Central Eastside building SlateFuture projects include the adaptive reuse of the Hotel Chamberlain at 509 SE Grand Ave, a 13-story mixed-use development at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, and a mid-rise creative office building at 525 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Construction finished over the summer at Milwaukie Way, the Westmoreland retail development that wraps around Relish gastropub. The Portland Business Journal took a look at how it turned out.

Eater reported that Catalan restaurant Can Font will open a second location, in the ground floor of the Cosmopolitan on the Park.

The Oregonian reported that modern Mexican restaurant Alto Bajo will open early next year in the Hi Lo Hotel.

The Portland Mercury reported that Sellwood burger restaurant Mike’s Drive-In is likely to be replaced by new apartments. Developer UDG recently requested Early Assistance for a 78 unit residential building at 1725 SE Tenino St.

Portland Architecture discussed the design of Portland Art Museum’s proposed Rothko Pavilion with museum director Brian Ferriso.

The Portland Business Journal reported that a groundbreaking ceremony for 9101 Foster was planned for Sunday. The PDC developed building in Lents Town Center will include 54 apartments–16 of which will be affordable housing–and 9,000 sq ft of retail space.

Kevin Howard of Northwest Self Storage wrote in the Portland Business Journal about the boom and the impending bust of self-storage facilities in Portland.

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Metro Reports: Couch9, Chamberlain Hotel, Broadway Tower and more

Couch9 by Vallaster Corl Architects

Couch9 by Vallaster Corl Architects

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

FFA Architecture and Interiors have requested Design Advice for an expansion to the Industrial Home Building:

Design Advice Request for a project which is for a proposed addition to expand the current Industrial Home Building located on the property to accommodate tenant expansion plans. Maintain parking at the ground level and add two connecting floors above. Adding approx 5924 SF in total and considering a green roof system.

Icon Architecture have requested Early Assistance to discuss a project at 6826 N Greenwich Ave:

Proposal is to build a nine unit residential apartment bldg. With below grade parking.

Emerick Architects have requested Early Assistance to discuss the conversion of the Chamberlain Hotel, most recently used by Shleifer Furniture, back into a hotel:

Proposal is for a mixed use on ground floor with hotel rooms on upper floor. Existing building will be restored.

Design Department have submitted a project at 533 NE Killingsworth St for Design Review:

Design review for a repair and refurbish of building facade, new one-story building behind facade. New doors and windows and new patio dining areas.

SRG Partnership have submitted the Knight Cancer Research Building for Design Review:

Knight Cancer Research Building

GBD Architects have submitted the Broadway Tower for Design Review:

Design review for a new 19-story high-rise mixed-use building with a combination hotel, office and retail (ground floor) uses. Parking provided in a below-grade structure. Three modifications requested: loading stall size requirement; bicycle parking stall size; and exceeding glazing minimum for entire site, except for north and south elevations.

A building permit is under review for a project at 5429 N Minnesota Ave:

Construct a six unit three story apartment building with 2 bedroom/1 bath units with living room, dining room, kitchen, and washer/dryer closet.

Stewart Gordon Straus Architect has submitted a project at SW 12th & Woods for building permit review:

Construct a new five unit three story apt building attached to a new three story 4 unit apt building with ground floor garage parking for each. Portions of site greater than 20% slope.-see comment

A building permit is under review for a project at 2825 NE Columbia Blvd:

Construct new 103,912 sq ft, 3 story self storage building with associated utilities, parking and landscaping.

Mackenzie have submitted a project at 6006 NE Holladay St for building permit review:

New 118,162 sf four story self storage building**with 15-280089-MT & demos 15-280098-CO & 15-280101-CO**

Building permits were issued to SERA Architects for the Modera Belmont:

Demolish existing office building, surrounding asphalt and landscaping

Site demolition, excavation, shoring and concrete work up through level 2 floor slab

A building permit was issued for Couch9 by Vallaster Corl Architects:

New 11 story mixed-use housing tower with ground floor retail and 2 levels of below grade parking. Vegetated roof garden at level 2 for stormwater retention and filtration. Rooftop terrace for residents at level 11 (existing structure to be demolished).

 

Weekly Roundup: Block 75 phase II, Hayashi Rowhomes, Chamberlain Hotel and more

Hayashi Rowhomes

The Hayashi Rowhomes by Hacker

Beam Development announced that they have bought the Chamberlain Hotel building, home to Shleifer Furniture for the last 80 years. They intend to return the building to its original use as a hotel.

The SE Portland gay bar and restaurant Starky’s has closed due to the retirement of its owners, reported the Portland Mercury. The building at 2913 SE Stark is due to be demolished and replaced with a 46 unit multifamily building.

The DJC published photos of the Hayashi Rowhomes, currently under construction on N Vancouver Avenue. The homes were designed by Hacker for developer Project^.

A buddhist center is rising on an old landfill, reported KGW. The Dharma Rain Center will be a “community of mixed housing, meditation hall and public green space”.

An expansion of the Portland Rock Gym makes it the city’s second largest climbing, according to the Portland Business Journal. Work on the expansion began in January and was recently completed.

At Portland Architecture Jeff Kovel of Skylab Architecture discussed Yard, currently rising at the Burnside Bridgehead.

Also at the Burnside Bridgehead, Beam Development revealed to the Portland Business Journal that Block 75 Phase II could be a 20 story wood tower.

The Portland Chronicle reported on three building in Beaumont-Wilshire that will be demolished to make way for a mixed use building at 4525 NE Fremont St.

Hollywood residents are concerned about the parking situation in the neighborhood as the Footprint Hollywood micro apartment building near completion, reported KATU.

Focus: 20 new hotels proposed for Portland

When construction activity first started to return to Portland around 2012 it seemed like all that was being built was apartments. While residential still dominates the construction industry, other sectors of the market have started to return. In the last year there has been been a noticeable increase in the number of hotels proposed in Portland. Next Portland counts at least 20 hotels either proposed, going through Design Advice / Design Review, being reviewed for building permits or under construction. Together these represent over 3000 new rooms, a substantial number for a city that had 25,924 rooms in its metro area as of 2014.

It is unlikely that every single hotel on this list will be built; some of the Early Assistance application may represent property owners performing a feasibility study, and there is always the possibility of a downturn in the economy. Even still, it’s clear that Portland is going to have a substantially larger number of hotels in just a couple years. Click through to see the full list, arranged by number of rooms.

1 – Hyatt Regency at the Convention Center

Number of rooms: 600+
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects, ESG Architects
Status: Design Advice

Hyatt Hotel at the Oregon Convention Center

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