Weekly Roundup: Overlook Pointe fire, 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, Field Office, and more

10th & Yamhill Smart Park

Conceptual image of a renovated 10th & Yamhill Smart Park garage (image by FFA Architecture & Interiors)

The Portland Development Commission received three offers for Centennial Mills, according to The Oregonian. All three offers, valued at $1,000, $100,000 and $3.45 million, were rejected. The redevelopment agency will now consider “how/whether to reengage the market”.

The DJC reported that the under construction Overlook Pointe condominium development at 5425 N Minnesota Ave was burned down in a fire* early Wednesday morning.

The PDC voted to sell property at 1053–1201 NW Naito Parkway to The Wolff Company for $9 million. The Oregonian reported that the developer plans to build 340 apartments on the site, 68 of which would be affordable for at least 10 years.

KGW covered the 1,200 apartments coming to the area in and around the Con-way Masterplan area in NW Portland. Construction is underway on Blocks 294E and 295E and the Leland James Buildingwhich are following on from the LL Hawkins and Slabtown MarketplaceImmediately outside of the masterplan area is Q21, which is nearing completion.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the “new mood in Chinatown“, which after decades of divestment might be seeing a change in its fortunes. The Society Hotel opened last year, and will soon be joined by the newly renovated Mason Erhman Building Annex, Overland Warehouse Company Building and Grove Hotel.

The Portland Mercury profiled Swift Real Estate Partners, the San Francisco Investment Firm that is “Snatching Up Old Town Real Estate“. The company’s acquisitions include the New Market Theatera historic building adjacent to the Skidmore Fountain that could receive a significant addition.

Project^’s Field Office will create a “300,000-square-foot urban campus“, according to the Portland Business Journal. Construction recently started on the Hacker-designed buildings at NW Front and 17th.

More than 1,000 people applied for the 65 housing units available to people displaced from North and Northeast Portland, according to The Oregonian.

The City is planning a $25 million renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, according to the Portland Business Journal. The scope of the project will include addressing seismic and ADA deficiencies in the existing structure.

Three new surf shops are set to open in the next year, reports The Oregonian. These include Cosube, which will open in Slate at the Burnside Bridgehead, and Leeward Northwest Surf & Sea, which will open in New New Crusher Court at 2450 NE Sandy Blvd.

According to the Portland Business Journal, furniture retailer Room & Board will open next year in the Pearl District’s newly renovated Fisk Tire Company Building.

The Business Tribune wrote about a day in the life of the team at OHSU working on the Knight Cancer Research Building.

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Weekly Roundup: N Williams Center, Prometheus Property, Con-way Masterplan, and more

N Williams Center

N Williams Center will offer 61 units of affordable housing, with priority given to “longtime residents and those who have been displaced in the neighborhood”

The DJC reported* on how development fees are stacking in Portland, potentially affecting the viability of projects currently in development.

After two Design Advice Request hearings earlier in the year, Ankrom Moisan Architects’ 1430 NW Glisan has now been submitted for Design Review. The Business Tribune took a look at how the building has evolved.

The Portland Business Journal covered the 64 apartments about to go up on the site of the former Macadam’s Bar & Grill at 5833 SW Macadam.

With a Pre-Application Conference scheduled for development on the Prometheus Property in South Waterfront—which could include 4 buildings, of 200 to 300 apartments units in each—BikePortland wrote that the “dominoes keep falling for a continuous river path in South Waterfront“.

The Portland Business Journal wrote that the affordable housing development N. Williams Center will include 61 units, with a mix that includes “one-, two- and three-bedroom units, as well as a children’s area, gathering spaces, community gardens and a chicken coop.”

The Oregonian reported on the shortlist for the new director of the Portland Development Commission.

With development exploding in and around the Con-way Masterplan area, the Portland Business Journal took a look at completed and planned buildings at the far end of the Northwest District, including the LL Hawkins, Q21, Leland James Building and Blocks 294E and 295E.

The Oregonian wrote about how a conflict-of-interest probe marks the “latest chapter in Yard building saga”.

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Under Construction: Blocks 294E and 295E (images)

This post is an updated version of a post originally published on November 13th 2015.

Construction is underway on Blocks 294E and 295E at the north end of the Northwest District. The buildings by GBD Architects and Jones Architecture respectively, for developer Cairn Pacific, will include 385 residential apartment units and nearly 20,000 sq ft of ground level retail space. An underground garage stretching below both blocks will include 600 car parking spaces. Half of the parking spaces are a replacement for existing XPO Logistics (formerly Con-way) employee parking. Parking for 553 bikes will be provided.

Conway Blocks 294E and 295E

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Metro Reports: Canopy Hotel, Con-way Blocks 294E and 295E, Burnside Delta and more

Canopy Hotel

A building permit was issued for the Canopy Hotel in the Pearl by ZGF Architects

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 Koble Creative Architecture for a project at 232 NE 97th Ave:

New construction of two new five story apartment buildings.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by LRS Architects to discuss a project at 84 NE Weidler St:

Pre-application conference to discuss a 14-story, mixed use project with 2.5 levels of structured podium parking.

An Adjustment is under review for a project at 1205 SE Morrison St by Scott Edwards Architecture:

Adjustment requests for height (max story limit) and rear lot line setback requirements for the development of a 4-story, 39-unit apartment building.

Holst Architecture have submitted a project at 3403 N Mississippi Ave for Design Review:

New 6-story mixed-use building with 145 apartment units on the EX portion of the site, below grade parking for the residential units and additional tuck-under parking.

A building permit is under review for a project at 8539 SE Alder St: 

Construct new 3 story, 3 unit condo building with alley access, includes associated site work and utilities

Urban Development Group have submitted the Burnside Delta for permit review:

New 6 story building with 85 residential units, 14 car parking stalls, 4 motorcycle stalls, 130 bikes and 2 retail spaces

An excavation and shoring permit was issued to GBD Architects for Con-way Blocks 294E and 295E.

Partial permit for excavation and shoring

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 1920 SE Madison St (formerly 1932 SE Madison):

Construct new 2 story 4 plex; site work to include new flow thru planter, short term bicycle, new walk ways +++NFPA13 fire sprinklers required by separate permit+++

A building permit was issued to Risa Boyer Architecture for a project at 4526 NE 42nd Ave:

Makers Row Apartments – 19 units and one commercial space

A building permit was issued to ZGF Architects for the Canopy by Hilton Hotel:

New 11 story Hotel, 153 rooms, meeting spaces on first and basement levels, fitness room and roof terrace on the 11th floor

A building permit was issued to BAMA Design for a project at 2566 SE 109th Ave (formerly 2558 SE 109th):

New single story 15 bed residential care facility

Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability).

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan, showing a possible development scenario approximating future growth in the Pearl District over 20 years (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability). At least two of the sites shown as potentially developable have current proposals on them.

It is just over a year since Next Portland last did a roundup of the tallest buildings planned or under construction in Portland. At that time, we counted 25 buildings over 100′ in height planned. Today we count 40. Given the length of time it takes to complete a high rise building, many of the buildings on the 2016 were also on the 2015 list. Four buildings are no longer on the list this year, due to having been completed: Block 17, Pearl West, the Aster Tower and Park Avenue West. Seven buildings that were still in the design phase last year are now under construction. No building on last year’s list is known to have been cancelled.

Read on to see our complete list. Where possible, the heights given are the building height as defined in the Portland Zoning Code and published in the Design Commission’s Final Findings. In some cases the heights have been estimated.

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Metro Reports: Union at St Johns, Ballou & Wright Building, 4335 SE Belmont and more

Union at St Johns

The Union at St Johns by Jones Architecture

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 1732 NE 2nd Ave:

DAR for proposed buildng. See PC 15-265471

PC for proposed new building. See DAR 15-265477

Works Partnership have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1825 NW 23rd Ave:

DZ EA for proposed building not meeting CDS

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4450 SE 92nd Ave:

P&Z EA for proposed commercial development

Otak Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 4335 SE Belmont St:

New 4-story apt building with 65 dwelling units

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2034 NW 27th Ave:

Proposed performance venue to accommodate 2,800 to 3,000 people

Mackenzie have scheduled a Pre-Application to discuss the Ballou & Wright Building at 1010 NW Flanders St

Pre-app conference for reconfiguring freight elevator on NW Flanders frontage with ROW encroachment; remodel of existing office space with option to add approx. 6,000 sf penthouse on the roof.

606 NE 20th Ave has been submitted for Design Review:

New 6-story, 54 unit residential building with ground floor retail and 18 parking spaces. 2 modifications: parking space width and bicycle stall width.

SERA Architects have submitted the Worldmark by Wyndham for Historic Resource Review:

Historic resource review with adjustment to reduce the number of loading bays from 2 to 1 and a modification to change loading bay size from type A to type B. Project is for new construction of 74 room vacation ownership property, six floors on existing parking lot.

Building permits are under review for Con-way Blocks 294E and 295E by GBD Architects and Jones Architecture:

***14 story mixed use. 238 apartments over 1 story retail over 2 levels subgrade parking.***

STR 1 : 2 level subgrade parking below Blk 294E and Blk 295E ***14 story mixed use. 238 apartments over 1 story retail over 2 levels subgrade parking.***

6 story 5/1mixed use, 160 units over concrete retail, over 2 level below grade parking structure permitted under 15-260408-STR-01-CO

PATH Architecture have submitted Carbon12 for building permit review:

New construction of eight story mixed use building; 14 residential units with below ground parking; two ground floor retail units; rooftop deck for the top two condo units only; see comments re: review by State of Oregon Building Codes Division; see comments re: review by State of Oregon Building Codes Division

Jones Architecture have submitted The Union at St Johns at 8247 N Lombard St for building permit review:

New construction of four story type VA 146,613gsf, LU 15-213895-mixed use building with 36,187 sf underground parking, ground floor retail/creative space, and 3 floors of R-2 apartments. The ground story structure is PT. Slab. The 2nd story floor structure is a PT slab. The 2nd-4th floors are wood framed below grade parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 424 NE Stafford:

New construction of 10 unit apartment building with 110sf trash enclosure

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the NW Portland International Hostel and Guest House:

Construct new 5 story hostel building with 21 sleeping units, basement level includes storage, mechanical room, laundry room, restroom and housekeeping area; main floor includes lobby area and cafe with seating; levels 2-4 includes hostel units and restrooms, 5th floor is private residence; includes all site work

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 10721 NE Sandy Blvd:

Insulated shell only; construct new 1 story building with associate site work. No occupancy this permit

Metro Reports: PDX Commons, Conway Blocks 294E & 295E, NW Portland Hostel and more

PDX Commons

PDX Commons by Works Partnership

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

The University of Portland has requested Early Assistance for a project at 6625 N Portsmouth Ave:

Early assistance for dormitory development at University of Portland.

Works Partnership has requested Early Assistance for the PDX Commons at 4262 SE Belmont St:

4 story 27 unit apartment building with 1 retail space with approximately 26 parking spaces

Koble Creative has requested Early Assitance for a project at 3802 N Vancouver Ave:

Demo SFR. Construct 5-story wood-frame building of approx 14,500 sf. Gound level: retail, utilities, circulation and private parking. Floors 2-4: apartments; Floor 5: private residence. Stormwater management via drywell

GBD Architects have submitted Conway Blocks 294E and 295E for Design Review:

2 new mixed-use buildings – over a continuous 2 block underground parking structure. Type 3 Design Review with 4 modifications.

A building permit is under review for 5134 SE Division St:

Construct 3 story 14 unit apartment building; with underground parking and associated site work

A building permit is under review for 4703 N Albina St, an office building by Lever Architecture:

New 4 story mass timber office building with elevator; see comments re: review by state of Oregon Building Codes Division

The NW Portland Hostel by SERA Architects has a building permit under review:

Construct new 5 story hostel building with 21 units, basement level includes storage, mechanical room, laundry room, restroom and housekeeping area; main floor includes lobby area and cafe with seating; levels 2-4 includes hostel units and restrooms, 5th floor is private residence; includes all site work

Building permits were issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for 5625 E Burnside:

New 3 story apartment with 20 units; associated site work. Full standard 13 sprinklers required.

New 2 story apartment with 5 units, associated site work, trash enclosure and biking parking

Focus: 25 Tallest Buildings Planned or Under Construction

It’s now almost 6 months since the first post on Next Portland. Since then we’ve published over 180 posts and added over 350 projects to our map, which is a testament to the staggering scale of development happening right now in Portland. Much of this development is 4-6 story buildings along the corridors such as N Williams and SE Division, but there is also a large number of tall buildings going up in the Central City, which why we decided to list the 25 tallest buildings planned or under construction.

While the boom of the 2000s was defined by the activity in South Waterfront, today that district has no apartments or condos planned over 6 stories tall. By contrast the Pearl, the Lloyd District and the Central Eastside are all seeing their skylines altered. Activity in Downtown has quieter, but it also has the tallest building in our list, which is now the 4th tallest building in the city.

Where possible, the heights given are the building height as defined in the Portland Zoning Code and published in the Design Commission’s Final Findings. Where indicated the heights have been estimated.

1 – Park Avenue West

Height: 460′
Architect: TVA Architects
Status: Under Construction

November 21, 2013 LU 13-214772 DZ - Drawings - 03

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Conway Blocks 294E and 295E

GBD Architects and Cairn Pacific have received initial Design Advice for Conway Blocks 294E and 295E. The two block development on NW 21st Avenue will include two mixed use buildings over a 600 car parking garage. Half of the proposed parking is intended to replace the existing surface parking located on the site. The garage will also have room for over 500 bicycles. As part of the redevelopment of the two blocks a 60′ wide north south pedestrian access way will be created, which will link the new buildings to the under-construction New Seasons on Block 296W.

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Metro Reports: Grove Hotel, Zidell Yards, Conway Block 294 and more

Surround Architecture's Grove Hotel remodel and expansion

Surround Architecture’s remodel and expansion of the Grove Hotel

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 for Design Advice for Conway Blocks 294 and 295:

2 mixed use buildings over a continuous (2) level underground parking structure

Surround Architecture have requested for Design Advice for their remodel and expansion of the Grove Hotel:

Renovation of existing 3 story building & construction of new 9 story mixed use building

ZGF Architects and ZRZ Realty have requested Early Assistance for a project at 3201 SW Moody Ave in the Zidell Yards:

Mixed-use building with 6-7 floors of apartments over a podium and ground floor retail, over 2 levels of underground parking.

Koz Development have requested a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 2211 SW 4th Ave:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss Type III Design Review for new 110-unit apartment building over surface level parking deck. The building will provide “micro-studio student housing”.

A separate Type III Historic Resource Review is still pending for a project at 1810 NE 11th Ave, however BKL/A Architecture have applied for a building permit:

Construct 3 story, 12 unit apartment building, no onsite parking, flowthrough planters at landscaped area and associated site improvements

Works Partnership have applied for a building permit for the MODS Willamette project at 8332 N Willamette Blvd:

Construct new 2 story, 6 unit modular apartment building, no parking, partial street improvement, scope of work includes basement, foundation, exterior cladding, porches at 1st and 2nd floor, parapets, roof assembly, associated site work such as stormwater facility, bike parking and landscaping, detached trash enclosure is 52sf; modular unit construction prior approval by state of Oregon permit #M638 14-5420c

A building permit was issued to Dustrud Architecture for the Boathouse Apartments at 0444 SW Boundary St:

6 story, 154,903 sf, 124 unit residential apartment building with parking at ground level. IIIB over IA construction.