Weekly Roundup: Lexus Dealership, Block 76 West, De La Salle North Catholic High School, and more

Block 76 West
Block 76 West is under construction at the Burnside Bridgehead. The building will include retail space at the lower floors and office space above.

The International Mass Timber Conference is coming to Portland this week, reports the Business Tribune. The keynote speaker will be Paul Williamson, Managing Director, Modular Housing for Swan Housing in the UK.

The Burnside bridgehead building boom* continues with Block 76 West, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce. The five-story mixed-use building is being framed with Cross-Lamintated Timber, which has resulted in time savings of “several months”.

The Residential Infill Project, which would re-legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes on almost all lots in Portland, passed the Planning and Sustainability Commission on Tuesday. Earlier in the week the Oregonian had reported on questions about how many new units of housing the project will deliver, and where in the city they will be built.

De La Salle North Catholic High School has found a new home at the southeast corner of NE 42nd and Killingsworth, reports The Skanner. A signed letter of intent give the school “a 50-year lease with two 25-year extensions.”

A large Lexus Dealership is coming to 3075 NE Sandy Blvd, reports KGW. The four story building will include an independent coffee shop on the ground floor with more showroom space on the second and third floors.

KATU reported that advocates for renters say developer behind the Norway I & II apartments at 6770 N Maryland Ave and 6780 N Maryland Ave is “using affordable [a] housing law loophole“.

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Metro Reports: Portland Boathouse, Big Leaf Apartments, De La Salle North Catholic High School, and more

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. This post covers February 25th to March 3rd, 2019. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 8205 SW Barbur Blvd:

269 unit apartments & 10,000sf of retail. Will pay fee in lieu for IZ or comply with IZ req. Sanitary sewer and stormwater will be per BES/PBOT expecting more info from this EA.

Early Assistance has been requested by Fieldwork Design for a project at 1306 N Prescott St:

Six-unit addition to an existing tri-plex. The building will be organized with three studio apartments at the ground level and three two-story, two-bedroom apartments above. Primary entries to the new units will be along the east face of the building, connecting to the path serving the existing units. Outdoor areas will be provided at both the east and west facades.

Early Assistance has been requested to discuss locating the Portland Boathouse at 306 SE Ivon St:

Develop two separate sites (one interim – one permanent) to house the Portland Boathouse and their various river-dependent programs and activities.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss relocating De La Salle North Catholic High School to 4317 NE Emerson St:

Relocate De La Salle North High School to the existing St. Charles Church facility and add an approximately 20,000 sf building onto the site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1111 NW 23rd Ave:

New single story retail building; renovate two existing buildings for misc retail tenants: new enlarged storefront, unreinforced masonry mitigation, upgraded services and addition of sprinklers.

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for The Big Leaf Apartments at 1415 N Dekum St (formerly 6805 N Maryland Ave):

Construct 3 story (18) unit apartment building with associated site work