Moxy Hotel receives Design Advice (images)

A proposed hotel at SW 10th & Alder has gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The 11 story hotel, designed by DLR Group for Graves Hospitality, will be operated as a Moxy Hotel, a new brand by Marriott International. The building will rise to a maximum height of 136′, and will include 179 guest rooms. No vehicular parking is proposed.

Moxy Hotel

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Rebuild of Portland Building Approved (images)

The proposed rebuild of the Portland Building has been approved by the Landmarks Commission, with the decision upheld by the City Council at appeal. The almost $200 million reconstruction of the Michael Graves designed building is being led by DLR Group, and is intended to address seismic deficiencies and water intrusions issues that have been present since the building was completed.

Portland Building

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Renovation of Fliedner Building Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved a major renovation of downtown’s Fliedner Building. The core and shell renovation is being designed by Jones Architecture, for building owner Singer Properties. The project will include a seismic upgrade and the insertion of a new exit stair, which will allow the currently vacant upper floors to be converted to office space. Two new landscaped roofs courts will be added at the top of the building. Exterior work will include stucco and terracotta repairs, new paint, and replacement of existing windows with new wood windows.

Fliedner Building

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Renovation of PSU Neuberger Hall Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved a major renovation of Portland State University’s Neuberger Hall. The project is being designed by Hacker architects, with landscape design by Mayer Reed. The renovation will include a complete interior renovation designed to address significant deferred maintenance. Significant alterations will also be made to the exterior envelope of the building, much of which is currently failing.

PSU Neuberger Hall

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Meier & Frank Building Renovation Approved (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved a renovation of the Meier & Frank Building, formerly home to the downtown branch of Macy’s. The renovation is being designed by Bora Architects, for project owners Sterling Bay and KBS Realty Advisors.  The project will create up to five new ground floor retail spaces, and convert levels 2 to 5 of the building to creative office space. Portions of the existing basement will be re-purposed as bike parking and lockers, a gym, a conference room and a multi-use area. The top floors of the building, home to the Nines Hotel, are in separate ownership and are not part of the project.

Meier & Frank Building

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PSU Neuberger Hall Renovation receives Design Advice (images)

A major renovation of Portland State University’s Neuberger Hall has gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The project is being designed by Hacker architects, and includes a complete interior renovation designed to address significant deferred maintenance. Significant alterations will also be made to the exterior envelope of the building, much of which is currently failing.

PSU Neuberger Hall

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Clay + Tiffany Apartments receive Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the Clay + Tiffany Apartments, a 163′-9″ tall student housing tower being developed by non-profit College Housing Northwest (CHNW) in collaboration with Mainland Northwest, LLC. The sixteen story building, designed by SERA Architects, will include 252 “group living” studio apartments with shared kitchens, as well as 3 one-bedroom units and 3 two-bedroom units. A retail space is proposed at the ground level. No vehicular parking parking is proposed.

Clay + Tiffany Apartments

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10th & Yamhill Smartpark Receives Design Advice (images)

Plans by the Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Portland Development Commission to renovate the 10th & Yamhill Smartpark Garage have received Design Advice. The project is being designed by FFA Architecture and Interiors. The project is intended to address ADA and seismic decencies in the existing structure, as well as improve the ground level retail experience.

10th & Yamhill Smartpark

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Under Construction: SW 12th & Morrison Office Building (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on January 29th, 2016.

Construction is underway on a 6 story office building at SW 12th Ave & Morrison St. The 58,862 sq ft project will include ground floor retail with 5 floors of office space above. No vehicular parking is proposed. The architects for the building are Design Department, working with LRS Architects. The developers of the project are Menashe Properties and North Rim Development.

1127 SW Morrison

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Design Commission approves Mixed Income Housing at SW Park & Columbia (images)

The Design Commission has approved a mixed income residential development at SW Park and Columbia. The 7 story building by GBD Architects for developer BPM Real Estate Group will include 73 residential units. One third of the units will be designated as affordable to those earning 80% of area Median Family Income (MFI) or less. Parking for 11 cars and 111 bicycles (including 2 oversize bicycles) will be provided.

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