Weekly Roundup: Pepsi Blocks, Las Adelitas, Old Portland Holdouts, and more

Las Adelitas at 6723 N Killingsworth St, designed by Salazar Architect for Hacienda CDC, will include 140 units of affordable housing.

The infamous Sugar Shack strip club at in Cully will be demolished to make way for 140 units of affordable housing at Las Adelitas, reports the Oregonian.

The Oregonian reports that the Portland is weighing a new strategy for how spend the funds from the 2016 affordable housing bond, following voter approval of Measure 102. The change could affect plans for 3000 SE Powell Blvd and 5827 NE Prescott St, two sites the Housing Bureau had intended to develop itself. The sites may now be turned over to outside affordable housing developers.

The Design Commission has approved the masterplan* for the Pepsi Blocksreports the Daily Journal of Commerce. The development could include up 1,297 units across the five acre site.

The Buiness Tribune wrote about four Old Portland holdouts, where new development surrounds existing buildings: the Field Officewhich wraps around the Dockside Saloon; Fire District No. 3, which formerly housed Touché and is now being incorporated in the Modera Glisanthe Dandy Warhols’ Odditorium, which sits on the remaining quarter block not occupied by the Broadstone Revealand the Auditorium Buildingwhich will be surrounded by 250 Taylor office building and the Hyatt Unbound hotel.

Portland Architecture interviewed Kyle Anderson of GBD Architects, whose projects include Hassalo on Eighth, Oregon Square and Block 216.

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Metro Reports: N Williams Center, Canvas at the Press Blocks, Riverplace Redevelopment, and more

Press Blocks

A building permit has been issued for the first phase of the Press Blocks, the 8-story Canvas office 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. This post covers October 15th to October 21st, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for the Riverplace Redevelopment at 0150 SW Montgomery St:

Proposal is for a master plan development and possible land division of approx. 8 acres.

Early Assistance has been requested by Salazar Architect for a project at 6723 NE Killingsworth St:

4-Story, 140 Unit affordable housing project with 3 floors of residential over on-grade parking, community space and additional residences. The project will also feature a mid-block pedestrian crossing and public plaza facing Killingsworth. On-site storm water disposal will be accomplished through dry wells.

A project at 9720 SE Holgate Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

New 2 story 3 unit apartments. each unit with attached garage and driveway and associated with site works.

A project at 1627 N Willis Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story (31) unit apartment building with associated site work and bike storage area in basement

A project at with two buildings at 2242 SE 158th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Partin & Hill Architecture:

Construct new 3 story (16) unit apartment building

Construct new 3 story (16) unit apartment building with associated site work

The N Williams Center at 2156 N Williams Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architecture:

New 5 story Type III B affordable family apartment building

A building permit was issued to Partin & Hill Architecture for a project at 14755 NE Couch St:

Building 3 of new 30 unit multi-familly housing unit complex; this building contains 3 units; 3 story buildings with lower level private garages. Included associated site work.

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 5120 N Lombard St:

New 3 story 18 unit apartment building with enclosed trash/recycling area and associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 1801 N Rosa Parks Way:

New 3 story 18 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework *** no revisions to original plans allowed, see comments 10/18/18 and IQ folder 18-254905-iq ***

A building permit was issued to GBD Architecture for Canvas at the Press Blocks:

New 8 story office building with 1.5 levels of below grade parking

Block 216 Receives Design Advice (images)

GBD Architects and PLACE landscape architects have gone in front of the Design Commission to present a 35-story mixed use building proposed for downtown Portland. The Block 216 tower would include retail, office, hotel, and residential condominium uses, with a 310 stall underground parking garage. The project is being developed by BPM Real Estate Group.

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Weekly Roundup: Block 216, The Carson, Rothko Pavilion, and more

Block 216

The GBD Architects designed Block 216 tower would rise to a height of 455′, making it one of the tallest buildings in Portland.

The Oregonian published the latest images of Block 216, the hotel, office and residential tower proposed for the 10th & Alder food cart block. The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that the project team faced tough questions from the Design Commission at its second Design Advice Request hearing*.

New construction has sent a flood of new apartments onto the market, leading to a month’s free rent becoming standard, writes the Willamette Week.

The Willamette Week reported that The Carson “appears to be among the first apartment complexes in the U.S. to feature Amazon smart-home technology in every apartment“.

The Portland Art Museum Rothko Pavilion has been redesigned to incorporate an open passage between the Park Blocks and SW 10th Ave, writes the Oregonian.

Portland Monthly wrote about the District Office, the six-story, cross-laminated timber building that “reflects a booming Central Eastside“.

The Overlook Neighborhood opposes new rules for how developers notify neighbors about coming construction projects, reports the Portland Mercury.

The Willamette Week reported that Oregon GOP gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler opposes the Metro housing bond.

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Metro Reports: Hyatt Place, Block 216, Jolene’s First Cousin, and more

Block 216

The Block 216 tower has been submitted for Design Review. The 35 story tower will be located on the block currently known for its collection of food carts.

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 July 23rd to July 29th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Otak Architects for the Hyatt Place at 350 NW 12th Ave:

23-story building including 11 stories for a new Hyatt Place brand hotel with ground floor public uses and 12 stories for a new residential apartment community (approximately 120 residential units total).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss alterations to the Con-way Ad-Tech I building at 2151 NW Savier St:

Proposal is to reposition the existing single tenant office into a multi-tenant office building. This will include plaza redevelopment options, interior demolition and potential exterior skin modifications.

The Block 216 tower at 936 SW Washington St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

Full-block building is a 35-story tower with a mix of office, hotel and residential uses. The proposed height is 460 feet. Parking will be configured below-grade in 4 levels. Access for the parking is proposed from SW Washington. The access to the loading dock is proposed from SW Alder St. The floor area is approximately 807,000 square feet above grade and 161,000 square feet below grade. The project will be entitled in accordance with the CC 2035 amendments. Stormwater will be disposed in accordance with City of Portland Stormwater Manual.

A project South of 6836 NE Grand Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

Construct new 3 story 6 unit apartment building with associated site work; new detached trash enclosure under 120sq ft

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for a project at 5845 NE Hoyt St:

Exterior renovation of existing 4 story multi family; demo and replace existing exterior cladding and windows; miscellaneous exterior improvements

Building permits were issued to Guerrilla Development for Jolene’s First Cousin at 2828 SE Gladstone St:

New two-story building with (2) retail spaces on ground floor and (2) 1-bedroom apartments on second floor. (with 17-237384 CO)

New two-story building (building 2) with (1) retail space on half of the ground floor, concregate living the other half of ground floor and second floor. (with 17-2387371 CO)

 

Metro Reports: 9747 NE Glisan, Centennial Mills, Riverplace Redevelopment, and more (UPDATED)

9747 NE Glisan

Northwest Housing Alternatives’ project at 9747 NE Glisan, designed by MWA Architects, as presented to the Design Commission in February 2018 at its second design advice hearing.

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 May 21st to May 27th, 2018. NOTE: This post originally included building permit intakes and issuances from the subsequent week. It has been updated to include the correct projects.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for the Riverplace Redevelopment:

Proposal is for a master plan development of approx. 8 acres.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss the redevelopment of Centennial Mills:

Master Plan – the developer intends to pursue a voluntary CC Master Plan (33.510.255) to establish the development framework for a mixed-use waterfront redevelopment.

A project at 11858 NE Halsey St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Northpoint Development:

Demolition of existing commercial structure, site improvements, and construction of a new 4-story, 132,818 SF self-storage building with accessory office space, parking lot, utilities and landscaping.

A project at 5145 SE Mcloughlin Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Fosler Portland Architect:

Construct a new 19-unit, 3-story apartment building (approximately 9,000 sq ft on the southern 1/3 property (in RH zone).

A project at 5316 SE 18th Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Design Department Architecture:

2-story, 8 unit, apartment building.

A project at 5308 SE 18th Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Fosler Portland Architect:

Construct a new 17-unit, 3-story apartment building (approximately 7,800 sq ft).

A project at 4212 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Design Department Architecture:

Proposal is for a 4-story wood frame building. 3 retail spaces on the ground floor. 15 residential units above, 5 units per floor

A project at 1715 SW Salmon St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Construction of a new 170,000 sq ft, 8-story mixed use building with 178 market rate apartments, ground floor retail, and a 4-stacker mechanical parking system
(80 parking spaces). Two loading spaces are proposed in the structured parking area. The units are a mix of 2 bed, 1 bed, 1 bed loft, and studio units and meet the inclusionary zoning requirements.

A project at 9747 NE Glisan St has been submitted for Type III Design Review:

Proposal is for 159 unit affordable housing. One modification for the transit street setback.

A project at 3075 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for for Type III Design Review by Mackenzie:

New Lexus dealership to include vehicle showroom, service area, parking, and commercial space.

An addition to the Yale Union building at 800 SE 10th Ave has been submitted for for Type III Design Review by Dowl:

Renovation of the Yale Union property that involves assemby occupancy, seismic and systems upgrades and building addition to east side of property

A Type Ix land division has been submitted to facilitate a project at 7428 N St Louis Ave:

Proposal for a two-parcel partition to be developed with a 12-unit apartment building on each parcel.

A project at 4229 SE Woodstock Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Addition of 3 story mixed use building to existing 1 story building; shell only; demo portion of existing 1 story building; new addition to include 1 apartment unit and commercial space; 2 floor to include commercial office space; and 1st fl to include retail and office areas;

A project at 431 NE Church St has been submitted for building permit review by Wright Architecture:

New 3 story apartment building with 19 units and associated site work. No off street parking.

A project at 1511 SE Holgate Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Base Design & Architecture:

Construct new 4 story (28) unit apartment building with associated site work;

A project with two buildings at 7106 and 7126 N Greenwich Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached 138 S.F. Trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached 138 S.F. Trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A project with two buildings at 1662 and 1654 SE Spokane St has been submitted for building permit review by Builders Design Inc:

Construct new 4 story (27) unit apartment building; with associated site work

Construct new 4 story (27) unit apartment building; with associated site work

A project at 14639 SE Rhine St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story modular triplex and associated site work for 7 total triplexes on lot to include parking, landscaping, covered trash enclosure (under 120sq ft), walkways & utilities.

New 3-story modular triplex – building B

New 3-story modular triplex – building C

New 3-story modular triplex – building D

New 3-story modular triplex – building E

New 3-story modular triplex – building F

New 3-story modular triplex – building G

A project at 6556 N Greenwich Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached 138 S.F. Trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A project at 5004 SE Woodward St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story, 30 unit apartment building with one tenant space on first floor and attached 48 S.F. trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit to be separate *** roof trusses to be a DFS ***

A project with two buildings at 4549 SE 122nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story apartment building with 17 units, parking lot, utilities, landscaping, and site improvements. Building A.

New 4 story apartment building with 19 units. Building B.

A project at 1223 SE Lambert St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new three story 15 unit apartment building and associated site work

A project South of 4236 N Mississippi Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Waechter Architecture:

New 3 story mixed use building, (2) tenant spaces each on 1st and 2nd floors (occupied by architectural firm) and (1) apartment on 3rd floor, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit separate ***

A project at 5080 NE 33rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story 12 plex apartment bldg w/18-174200-MT

A project at 8308 SE 13th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by MFA Architecture & Planning:

Construct new 4 story mixed use building with basement storage, ground fl retail and office, and 19 units on top 3 levels; associated site work

A project at 5236 SE 18th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New 3 story apartment building with 19 units

A project at SW 36th & Troy has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 level commercial building with (1) subgrade apartment unit; first level (M); ground, second and third levels (B). Includes associated site work w/trash area in subgrade level

A project at 2410 SE 82nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Shell only; construct new 1 story building with associated site work

A Motel 6 at 11144 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story 69 room motel, includes associated sitework *** w/ 18-175712-co & 18-168941-mt ******

A project at 8123 SE 17th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New single story retail building, parking lot, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft floor area, stormwater facility, site improvements and utilities.

A project at 3256 NE Columbia Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of self storage facility and associated site work; detached trash enclosure (18 175515 CO)

A project at 2100 N Albina Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of a new 4-story self-storage building, parking lot, surface improvements, stormwater treatment facilities & landscaping. See 18-175420-CO for trash enclosure. Demo permit to be obtained separately

A project with multiple buildings at 5413 NE Columbia Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story with basement storage facility with office space and all associated site work

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

 

Metro Reports: Woody Guthrie Place, Block 216, 2275 NW Glisan, and more

2275 NW Glisan St, as presented to the Historic Landmarks Commission in March. The new building is proposed on the site of the 2016 gas explosion.

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 April 23rd to April 29th, 2018. 

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled and Design Advice requested by GBD Architects for a development on Block 216 at 936 SW Washington St:

DESIGN HEARING – Future code:project is a full block of mixed use; office, hotel and residential in a 33 story tower and podium configuration. Parking will be configured below grade in 4 1/2 levels. Gross floor area is approx. 750,000 SF above grade and 160,000 SF below grade. The project will be entitled in accordance with CC 2035 amendments.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects to discuss alterations to the Artist Repertory Theatre, necessary for a project at 1515 SW Morrison St to move ahead:

Future code: Proposal includes partial demolition of existing structure, reducing the existing theatre to the south half block and creating a mixed-use apartment tower to the north half. Retail lobby, and amenity area are proposed on the ground floor. Parking will be below grade. Alterations and improvements to the existing Artist Repertory Theatre within the south half of the block will be under a separate design review and permit. Approval by others.

Early Assistance has been requested by Sinan Gumusoglu Architecture for a project at 6532 N Interstate Ave:

Future code: remove single family house to build 3-story mixed-use apartment building. Building will have commercial space, one (1) residential unit on the first floor & three (3) residential units on the second floor, and three (3) residential units on the 3rd floor (7 units total). Flat roof will have AC units. Front elevation will have brick facade with balconies, store front at ground floor. Cement siding will also be used.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Doug Circosta Architect to discuss a project at 3436 SE 43rd Ave:

Future code: 60 new affordable rental living units and new chapel on CG zoned portion of property (changing to CM2).

A project at 2275 NW Glisan St (previously 510 NW 23rd Ave) has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Allied Works Architecture:

Four story mixed use residential building. Site is location of 2016 gas explosion.

A renovation of a building at 5845 NE Hoyt St has been submitted for building permit review:

Exterior renovation of existing 4 story multi family; demo and replace existing exterior cladding and windows; miscellaneous exterior improvements

A project at 7925 N Jersey St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of 3-story 6 unit apartment builiding with associated site work, no off-street parking provided

A building permit was issued for the Portland International Airport Concourse E Extension:

2 level, 800 lineal ft addition to existing concourse E, to include new hold rooms and concession areas.

A building permit was issued for a project at 2719 NE Flanders St:

New construction of 3 story 4-plex and site improvements.

A building permit was issued to Carleton Hart Architects for Woody Guthrie Place at 5800 SE 91st Ave:

New 4-story, 64-unit building septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

Metro Reports: Four+Montgomery, SW 3rd & Ash, St John Fisher Parish, and more

The PSU Four+Montgomery project, as shown to the Design Commission

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 April 9th to April 15th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 1715 SW Salmon St:

7-story mixed use building (177 units) with 8,800 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Twenty-seven parking spaces are proposed with access from SW 17th. Two loading spaces are proposed in the structured parking area.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 111 NE Killingsworth St:

Current code: Proposal is for 5 unit condominiums.

Early Assistance has been requested by Habit for Humanity for a project at 8124 N Interstate Ave:

More than likely – future code -with not a lot of impact to the site/project by the changes: New construction of 30 units of multi-dwelling housing development. It will be two (2) 3-story buildings to be constructed in two phases. All units will be sold as permanently affordable condo through the City of Portland preference policy. This project is to move through the GATR fast-track process with oversight from PHB.

The PSU Four+Montgomery building at 401 SW Harrison St has been submitted for Type III Design Review and Type III Conditional Use Review by SRG Partnership:

Construction of new 7-story, 174,000 sq ft classroom/lab/office building. See concurrent DZM, AD review (case # is: LU 18-151941 DZM, AD).

Construction of new 7-story, 174,000 sq ft classroom/lab/office building. See concurrent Conditional Use Case (LU 18-151969).

A project at 5055 N Greeley Ave at the Adidas Campus has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Hacker Architects:

The project proposes a new structure (identified as the “Intersection”) located between two existing buildings (Identified as Buildings B and C) on the Adidas campus. The proposal also includes a new pedestrian plaza along N Greeley Ave.

A project at 7661 SW Capitol Highway has been submitted for building permit review:

Four story 39 unit mixed use building with ground floor commercial shell.

A building permit was issued to Soderstrom Architects for an addition to St John Fisher Parish at 4567 SW Nevada St:

Addition to existing building to add new parish hall; renovation of existing rectory (R3 occupancy); new site improvements include parking, landscape and storm water facility

A building permit was issued to FFA Architecture & Interiors for the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park Renovation:

Addition to existing parking garage; stair and elevator towers to be removed in all 4 corners; stairs and elevators to be replaced at 2 corners; retail additions at 2 corners; maintain occupancy of parking garage and parking enforcement office during construction. Reconfigure first floor layout including partitions for shell tenant spaces and addition to first floor shell tenant spaces at northeast and southwest corners. Repair and maintenance throughout parking levels. Accessibility upgrades. ***mechanical permit separate***

A structural permit was issued to GBD Architects for SW 3rd & Ash:

STR 01 – Partial permit for excavation, shoring, foundation, structural shell through level 2 and all under slab and perimeter utility for the project. One level below parking with 6 stories above grade

A building permit was issued for a project at 1610 SE Tacoma St:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** w/ 17-264915-MT ***

A shoring permit was issued for a project at 6315 SW Canyon Ct:

Partial permit for temporary shoring wall and mass grading for Buildings 1, 2 & 4

A building permit was issued to Scott Edward Architecture for a project at 5905 SE Belmont St:

New single story dental clinic and surrounding site improvements; shell only.

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for a project at 2922 SE 82nd Ave:

Construct new 3-story self storage building; 1st floor. 3 separate future tenant spaces and storage; 2nd & 3rd floor storage only; and associated site work *** mechanical permit 17-196247mt ***

Metro Reports: The Canyons, Jantzen Apartments, 1313 E Burnside, and more

A building permit is under review for The Canyons, a 70-unit senior housing concept that intends to builds partnerships with local businesses, makes it easier for residents to age in place.

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 April 2nd to April 8th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 431 NE Church St:

Future code: Construction of a new 19-unit apartment building. Using Community Design Standards

A project at 815 W Burnside St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Construction of 7-story, mixed use (144 unit) apartment building and commercial development. Two modifications requested. One is for the ground floor window standard and the other for the ground floor active use standard.

The Canyons at 19 NE Ivy St has been submitted for building permit review by PATH Architecture:

New 6 story, 70 unit multifamily apartment building with ground floor to include retail and work spaces; basement to include amenities and parking; with associated sitework

A project at 3249 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review:

New multi-family 4-story building with 54 units and ground floor retail and parking. Includes site improvements and new retaining wall along n edge of property

A building permit was issued to GBD Architects for the PCC Child Development Center at 11900 SW 49th Ave:

New 2-story building for daycare: classroom and office space, mixed occupancy B and E; new pedestrian walkway connection to 2 existing buildings; title 24.85 triggered at (E): TI in ground floor of existing buildings, change of occupancy from B to E, replace exterior windows add new walls to reconfigure classrooms; and all associated site work

A building permit was issued to Baysinger Partners for a project at 4130 SE Division St:

New 4 story, 19 unit apartment building with onsite parking, includes associated sitework

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the Jantzen Apartments at 2050 NE Hoyt St:

New 6 story above grade with full basement. 212 apartments, 114 parking stalls, with retail, common space on ground floor

A building permit was issued to Encore Architects for a project at 1313 E Burnside St:

New, six-story plus basement, 211 unit apartment building and 5,000SF of commercial area with parking above and below grade for 127 vehicle spots (2 DEMO PERMITS on plans 17-240897-CO & 17-240898-CO)

 

Weekly Roundup: Meyer Memorial Trust HQ, Adidas Campus Expansion, Old Town heights, and more

Old Town Chinatown Block 33

An earlier scheme for the redevelopment of Old Town Chinatown Block 33 was presented to the Landmarks Commission in January 2017. The same architecture and development team are now working on a revised proposal that would orient the mass on the western half of the block, where they are seeking an increase in allowable height.

The Oregonian reported that the Adidas Campus Expansion will more than double the size of the company’s North American headquarters.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the public forum where the three developers* who are vying for the Broadway Corridor Development Opportunity introduced themselves. The Related Companies, Continuum Partners and McWhinney are competing to be chosen as the master developer for the 32-acre site.

Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly reversed her vote on height increases at the waterfront. The change will allow the Riverplace Redevelopment to move forward.

The Oregonian wrote about the debate at City Council over whether heights should be increased on Old Town Chinatown Block 33

City Observatory published an open letter on housing affordability to Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, written by Portland State University Emeritus Professor Ethan Seltzer. An editorial in the Oregonian argued that the Portland City Council needs to reset its compass.

The Oregonian reported on high-rise apartment units rented as hotel rooms, including at The NV, Block 17 and Park Avenue West.

Portland Architecture interviewed GBD Architects’ Kyle Andersen & Phil Beyl about the firm’s 50 LEED projects (and counting).

A guest editorial in the Oregonian, written by Mark Edlen and Denis Hayes, argued that wood skyscrapers are coming and should be built with Forest Stewardship Council certified wood.

The Skanner News broke the news that the Meyer Memorial Trust, the state’s second largest foundation, plans to build a new headquarters at N Vancouver and Tillamook.

The Portland City Council voted to approve a tax break for the developments that voluntarily choose to include affordable housing, writes the Oregonian.

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