Metro Reports: Iron Fireman Building, 1500 SW Taylor, 550 SE MLK, and more

Iron Fireman

Interior view of the renovated Iron Fireman Building

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 YBA Architects for a project at 6129 N Lombard St:

New 4 story mixed use development commercial 1st floor 42 apartments with 18 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested by Green Hammer for a project at 20 NE Tillamook St:

Proposal is for five buildings with a total of 17 units of residential 1-3 bedroom apartments with eight spaces of off-street parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Partnership for a project at 87 SE Stark St:

Proposal is to construct a new five story parking garage with 250 spaces to support new proposed commercial development at 151 se alder. Existing one story shed to be demolished.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Partnership for a project at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Proposal is for construction of a new 13 story hotel and residential development on one/half block site which is currently paved parking.Site will have ground floor retail with two levels of below grade parking; roof will include decks and amenity space.

A project at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by TVA Architects:

5 story apartment building wit 89 units & parking

A project at 2025 SW Vermont St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by COLAB Architecture:

Multi dwelling development of household living use. Ten units total with associated site improvements. ROW improvements and dedications for SW Vermont and SW Idaho streets per separate Public Works Permit.

A project at 3434 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by C2K Architecture:

Renovation of existing building to include retail and commercial uses along Sandy Boulevard and development mechanic’s shop into commercial bakery. Existing parking to be converted to amenity space.

A project at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New construction of five story with mezzanine building with 90 residential units, three retail spaces and 19 surface parking stalls.

A project at 930 NW 14th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Bora Architects:

Construction of a new 10-story mixed-use building with ground floor retail, office space on floors 2-4, and residential units on floors 5-10. Two levels of below grade parking with 143 spaces proposed – with the garage entrance on NW14th.

A project at 1500 SW Taylor St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

11-story residential apartment development over below-grade structured parking.

A project at 1525 N Webster St has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New 4 story apartment building with 29 units with associated site work

The Grant Warehouse Redevelopment at 3368 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Carleton Hart Architecture:

New 5 story, multi-family building with 80 units and ground floor retail (future). Site work includes new parking, circulation paths and landscaping.

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for the renovation of the Iron Fireman building at 4784 SE 17th Ave:

Core and shell build out of 78,246 SF of 108,066 SF building; 2 exterior steel exit discharge stairs, 1 new exit access stair, new entrance stair and ramp. Add interior walls to create 10 new tenant spaces, lobby area, common restrooms, bike storage area; voluntary seismic upgrade. No occupancy this permit. Separate tenant improvement permits required.

A building permit was issued to Geza Development for a project at 1775 N Lombard St (formerly 1841 N Lombard):

New 3 story – 18 unit apartment building – with associated site utilities and landscaping-attached trash enclosure

A building permit was issued to Marathon Acquisition and Development for the Mississippi Apartments (East) at 777 N Cook St:

New mixed use 5 story building, first floor parking, first floor commercial use and apartments with apartments above

Metro Reports: Convention Center Hotel, 419 E Burnside, Con-Way Leland James Center and more

419 E Burnside

419 E Burnside

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

Otak Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1500 NE Irving St:

New building – 2 options: either new office building – or new residential building. Hoping to meet community design standards.

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1205 SE Morrison St:

Proposing new 4-story apartment building with ground-floor covered parking and community space

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6400 SW Canyon Ct:

Proposed project is for 267 apartment units located in four buildings with structured parking under and on-site parking and related site improvements.

Leeb Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 5327 N Interstate Ave:

Proposal for new apartment complex with underground parking and ground floor commercial

Polyphon Architecture & Design have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 710 E Burnside St:

Pre-application conference to discuss new 11-story mixed use building, which will require Type III DZ.

Works Partnership have submitted the expansion of the Jupiter Hotel for Design Review:

Proposal is for a six story development to expand the Jupiter Hotel.

The Convention Center Hotel has been submitted for Design Review:

Proposal for new hotel and adjacent parking garage, with adjustment for parking and loading entrances

SERA Architects have submitted the Con-way Leland James Center Renovation for building permit review:

Re-skin exterior of building, new metal stud walls tto support brick veneer, and windows. create office core for future TIs, add 4th floor penthouse with decks and green space. add vehicle ramp to basement for new tenant parking. ***NO OCCUPANCY UNDER THIS PERMIT***

Demo interior of unoccupied bldg, includes all MEP and non supoorting walls, and all exterior siding.

The first building permits were issued for 419 E Burnside:

Demolish free standing canopy and 20’x 25′ office for used car sales lot. Demolish stormwater facility located on parking lot. Associated with 14-216353-CO and 14-216353-FND-01-CO.

Excavation, shoring and foundation at basement. Basement slab, basement columns and wall, first floor post tensioned concrete slab, below grade utilities.

A building permit is under review for a project by Carleton Hart Architecture at 110 SW Arthur St:

New, 3-story multi-family project with 39 units of studio and 1 bedroom apartments.

A building permit was issued to Boora Architects for partial demolition of the YMCA building at 2815 SW Barbur Blvd:

partial – a) demolition of exterior east and north facades; b) demolition of interior partitions and casework; and c) demolition of exterior site elements to the east and north of the building. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors to obtain separate demolition permits.) No occupancy during construction.

A building permit was issued to Waterleaf Architecture & Interiors for a portion of the Lloyd Center Remodel:

adding new plaza space and mall entry facing Multnomah Street, including a new curainwall, a new sprial entry stair located inside the Mall, a new pedestrian bridge over the plaza, a new internal traffic ramp, pedestrian stair at the SW parking structure and required bike parking.

A building permit was issued to Colab Architecture for a project at 1510 N Sumner St:

New construction of 25-unit apartment building with partial ground floor retail; interior bike parking; attached trash enclosure with eco roof above, no onsite parking

Metro reports: Cherry Park School, Station Place Lot 5, Industrial Home Building and more

Industrial Home Building

Industrial Home Building

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

GBD Architects have requested Design Advice for South Waterfront Block 41:

Design Advice Request for new apartment building

Myhre Group Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 5025 NE 21st Ave:

27-30 unit multi-family housing community. Wood framed 4-story structure. If necessary, relocate the existing internal property line.

GBD Architects and THA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss Station Place Lot 5:

Proposal is for an approx. nine story building with approx. 220,000 GSF including leaseable office space and ground floor retail and parking.

FFA Architecture and Interiors have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss an addition to the Industrial Home Building at 200 SE Martin Luther King Blvd:

This is a proposed addition to expand the current Industrial Home Building located on the property to accommodate tenant expansion plans. The current parking will be maintained with two connection floors above to be added. The addition is approx. 5660 sf in total with the consideration of a green roof system

Ankrom Moisan Architects have submitted 535 NW 11th Ave for Design Review:

15 story mixed use apartment building in River District. FAR transfer for additional height. Modifications to Ground Floor Windows, Minimum Ground Floor Active Uses, Minimum Active Floor Area, and Parking Area Layouts. Adjustment to Loading Spaces. PBOT Design Exception for garage door within 20 feet of lot line.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have submitted 915 SE Belmont St for building permit review:

6 story mixed use

Allusa Architecture have submitted the 97th Ave Gymnasium for building permit review:

Construct new gymnasium

A building permit was issued to Colab Architecture for a project at 2240 NW Pettygrove St:

New 5 story apartment building with eco roof, no onsite parking, stormwater facilites and site improvements included

A building permit was issued for a convenience store at 5025 NE 101st Ave:

New single story 3,024 sq foot convenience store with parking lot improvements on lot with existing service canopy to remain – separate permit for trash enclosure

A building permit was issued for an addition to the Cherry Park School:

Addition with 5 classrooms, office and main entry, fire wall division of (E) buildng


Weekly Roundup: Hotel Cornelius, The Redd, Ankeny Lofts and more


Hotel Cornelius Lobby (image via Portland Preservation). The interior no longer remains.

  • The Portland City Council held a public hearing on the proposed West Quadrant Plan, a component of the Central City 2035 Plan. The Oregonian had “10 takeaways from the 20-year plan for the westside.”
  • The Portland Design Commission this week reviewed Hazelwood Plaza and offered Design Advice on Modera Belmont.
  • Portland Monthly wrote about The Redd on Salmon St, an empty warehouse in the Central Eastside which the Ecotrust intends to convert into an “incubator for artisan food businesses.”
  • The Oregon confirmed that the adjacent Woodlark Building and Hotel Cornelius will be converted into a hotel operated by Provenance Hotels. A Pre-Application Conference for the project was held in December.
  • The Zipper, Guerrilla Development’s latest project, is taking shape on NE Sandy. The collection of micro-restaurants will open in March.
  • Major construction on the Lloyd Center Remodel begins in March. A story in the Oregonian said that brokers are shying away from traditional tenants, and are looking instead at “boutiques, restaurants, brewpubs, exercise studios and possibly a grocery store or a farmers market.”
  • Portland Architecture published photos of Colab’s recently completed Ankeny Lofts 2/3.
  • The 657-unit, three-building Hassalo on Eighth project will have a topping off ceremony on Monday, with Mayor Charlie Hales and Congressmen Earl Blumenauer present.
  • The Portland Chronicle published construction photos of Urban Development Group’s 27th & Ankeny project.
  • Randy Gragg asked whether the PNCA 511 Building will spark a renaissance in Old Town. The first students moved into the building this week.
  • The Portland Business Journal had a look at the under construction Erickson Saloon & Fritz Hotel project.
  • New Seasons has pre-leased 15,000 sq ft retail space in the Cook Street Apartments, to address a parking shortage at their North Williams store.
  • Hacienda CDC has a number of community projects in progress on the east side, including the Portland Mercado.