Metro Reports: Saltwood, Multnomah County Courthouse Re-Use, Landing at Macadam, and more

The adaptive reuse of the historic Multnomah County Courthouse into ground-floor retail with office above will include a seismic upgrade, the re-introduction of pedestrian entry on SW 5th, a new accessible entry on SW Main and new window openings at the existing penthouse.

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 August 5th to August 12th 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for The Landing at Macadam:

DESIGN HEARING – Project including four separate mixed-use multifamily structures with approximately 1,200 multifamily units, ground floor retail and parking uses. Blocks 41 & 44 (along the river) will be high rises and Blocks 42 & 45 (along Bond) will be mid-rises. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

Design Advice has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

Four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 01-04 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate a roof deck and solar panels. The project has no parking. The stormwater disposal method to be on-site storm water planters & drywells.

Design Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for the Multnomah County Courthouse Re-Use:

Renovation and seismic upgrade of historic courthouse for adaptive reuse.

Early Assistance has been requested by MAJ Development for a project west of 8157 N Lombard St:

Construct new apartment building, 12 units. Relocate stormwater facilities which serve neighboring lots. Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Robert Mosier Architect for a project at 724 NE Lombard St:

The proposed project is to redevelop several adjacent lots into additional facilities for current ceramics business. The 724 NE Lombard site is proposed as a retail use – ceramics classrooms / workshop space. The 940 NE Lombard site is proposed as a new manufacturing building to support wholesale clay products portion of the business. It is anticipated that storm water planters will be used to pre-treat site storm water.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6607 N Montana Ave:

Demo Existing, build new 18 unit

A project at 3733 N Williams Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

New mixed-use residential development consisting of two new 4-story buildings. They are organized around a shared courtyard. The east building, fronting N Williams Ave, is comprised of 3-stories of residential apartments over ground floor retail,and one residential unit. The west building, fronting the alley, is comprised of four stories of residential apartments. All residential units are accessed from the courtyard via N Williams, with a pedestrian path linking the courtyard and entry gate. The project proposes a mix of 12 studio and 18 one-bedroom apartments (for a total of 30 apartment units). The west building contains 17 units and the east building contains 13 units and one retail space. Modification requested to pedestrian standards, connection between streets and entrances (33.130.240.B.1.a); and a Modification is requested to transit street multi-dwelling main entrance location (33.130.242.C).

The Dairy Apartments at 801 NE 21st Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Hacker Architects:

The project is a new construction 7-story ((5) Type IIIA over (2) Type IA) multi-family residential building over 1 of below grade parking level. Total building will be 196,481 gross sf, 270 units, plus residential amenties. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered and provided on-site at standard rates. 2 Modifications are requested and an Adjustment for the minimum parking requirement.

A project west of 2247 NW Kearney St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Osterman Design:

New 16-unit apartment building. It will be three stories plus basement and will include apartment types ranging from studios to 2-bedroom units. No commercial uses are proposed.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 4130 NE Garfield Ave:

New 12 unit 2 story apartment building, includes trash room and associated sitework.

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for Saltwood North at 1650 NW 21st Ave:

Saltwood – new construction of 177 unit, 6 story apartment building (5 stories of Type 111A over 1 story of Type 1 construction). With two levels of below grade parking. Ground floor consists of residential lobby, retail space, residential amenities, dwelling units, and a loading area. The building occupies the full block and is configured around a south-facing private courtyard. Mechanical work under 18-278422-MT

A building permit was issued for the Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters at 2045 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction of 3 story office building and associated sitework

Metro Reports: Portland Proper Hotel, De Paul Treatment Center, Joe Etzel Field, and more

Design Advice has been requested by ZGF Architects for the Portland Proper Hotel at NW 13th & Irving.

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 29th to August 4th 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by ZGF Architects for the Portland Proper Hotel at 1202 NW Irving St:

10-story/170,000 gsf hotel including a ground floor lobby, one floor of below grade parking, and a rooftop amenity.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7918 SE Crystal Springs Blvd:

Construction of a new 150-unit multi-family development in two (2) 4-story buildings. The development will include surface parking, detached garages, outdoor play ground, and open space. Access will be from SE Harney St and SE Crystal Springs Blvd. Stormwater management will be designed to comply with local requirements for the treatment of water quality and quantity. Infiltration rates are high on-site, so detention is not anticipated as part of this project.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 3800 SE 164th Ave:

Three story, 71 unit mult-family building, consisting entirely of affordable housing, plus surface parking. Stormwater to be treated on site. A lot line adjustment will be needed as part of the proposal.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects and the Portland Housing Bureau for a project at 11332 SE Division St:

Project consists of 60 units of low barrier permanent supportive housing located at 11332 SE Division on a 1.07acre site, R1 zoning.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker Architects for a project at 4245 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Anticipated to be new 5-story multi-family residential building with level 1 having a partially below grade parking level at NW side of site. Total building will be 124,345 gross sf (105,317 sf FAR). 160 units plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered, and provided on-site t standard rates. Stormwater treatment is anticipated on-site via interior courtyards and flow-through planters.

Early Assistance has been requested by WDC Properties for a project at NE 55th & Glisan:

New 4-story multifamily residential structure containing 22 apartment units. No parking is proposed. Stormwater will be treated on-site via drywell. Type V-A construction. Ground units to contain (1) accessible type A unit and (6) accessible type B units.

Early Assistance has been requested by The Neenan Company for a project at SE 88th & Powell:

Two-story clinic, classified as traditional office occupancy use, with entrance off Powell and from within site. 175 surface parking spaces, separated as public parking and employee parking. Staff parking entry from east side of site being negotiated with adjacent property owner. Second drive entry on 88th Avenue application being submitted to transportation.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for a project at SE 2nd & Ash:

The proposed project is a 79,795 sf building (with less than 60,000 sf of industrial office, 5,000 sf of traditional office, ground floor retail and structured parking).

The building has a day lit basement level and first floor of concrete with 5 levels of Type 3-A heavy timber above. Stormwater will be collected on the roof of the building and treated in flow through stormwater planters on the third level.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Guardian Real Estate to discuss a project at 131 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Construction of an 8-story hotel and associated public improvements. Guestroom count is expected to be 168 keys. Gross building square footage is expected to be 104,330+/-. Stormwater disposal methods: it is required to provide a 100% eco-roof, with up to 40% exemptions allowed for mechanical and rooftop equipment. However, if the total provided is 70% (or more), all management can be met and direct discharge to the public systems is allowed. Proposal is targeting a minimum of 70% eco-roof.

The De Paul Treatment Center at 830 SE 102nd Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Holst Architecture:

53,150 sq ft drug and alcohol treatment center for adults. The proposal includes 94 beds for short and medium term inpatient care with associated kitchen and dining areas, as well as meeting and amenity spaces for care recipients. A portion of the building will be used to provide outpatient treatment services and administrative space for building staff. Three modifications are requested: one for maximum setback on 102nd (to be 10′) 33.150.215.C; one for the fence that are more than 50% sight obscuring may be up to 3 1/2 ft high within 10′ of street lot line (33.150.285); and one for the vehicle areas not allowed between building and street in pedestrian district (33.266 Table 266-3).

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 2590 NW Upshur St:

New 5 story wood framed 146 unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued to SRG Partnership for the University of Portland Joe Etzel Field at 5000 N Willamette Blvd:

New seating and amenities for Joe Etzel field to include: press box, concessions, seating and restrooms. Meeting room, associated sitework and new landscaping between Chiles Center and stadium

Metro Reports: Historic Multnomah County Courthouse, 5632 N Montana, 801 NE 21st, 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 April 29th to May 5th, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 5632 N Montana Ave:

New 5 story apartment building with ground floor residential and parking (120 units). Stormwater is assumed to be drywells.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Tahran Architecture & Planning to discuss a project at 2057 SW Park Ave:

Proposal is for an 8 story building with a basement containing 84 affordable apartments. We anticipate using stormwater planters for stormwater disposal. We are applying also for a FAR bonus for all affordable units.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss the renovation of the Historic Multnomah County Courthouse:

The proposed project is a renovation of the existing, historic courthouse into a mixed-use building with new office and hotel program within the existing shell. The existing building is 249,588 gsf above grade with a 34,485 sf basement. The majority of the improvements are anticipated to be interior to the building. No net impervious area is being proposed. Stormwater disposal requirements / strategies to be discussed.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hacker Architects to discuss a project at 801 NE 21st Ave:

New 7-story multi-family residential building over 1 of below grade parking level. Total building will be 235,000 gross sf (195,000 sf FAR), 244 units, plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered and provided on-site at standard rates. Stormwater treatment is anticipated on-site via drywells.

A project with two buildings at 7428 N St Louis Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 12 unit 3 story apartments ***mechanical separate permit*** see 19-159285-CO for identical bldg on adjacent lot

New 12 unit 3 story apartments ***mechanical separate permit*** see 19-159273-CO for identical bldg on adjacent lot

A project East of 400 SE 111th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of new 3-story triplex with associated sitework.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 1627 SE Reedway St:

New 12 unit 2 story apartment building

Metro Reports: Block 216, Fernhill Crossing, SE 2nd and Ash, and more

Fernhill Crossing on NE 42nd Ave will include 19 units, including the single family house already located on the site.

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 March 25th to March 31st, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 1634 SW Alder St:

Development of a seven-story mixed use building with approximately 218 units and ground floor retail. Approximately 13 structured parking spaces are proposed with access from SW Alder Street. Two on-site loading spaces are also proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested for the Benson High School Modernization:

Modernization of the existing Benson Polytechnic High School (BPHS), a new 100,000 sf school and potential parking structure on the site of the current 1.5 acre BPHS parking lot, and ADA access improvements to Buckman Fields Park.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for a project at SE 2nd and Ash:

The proposed project is a 92,385 sf building (with 60,000 sf of industrial office, 5,000 sf of traditional office, ground floor retail and structured parking). The building has a day lit basement level and first floor of concrete with 5 levels of Type IV-C heavy timber above. Stormwater will be collected on the roof of the building and treated in flow through stormwater planters on the third level.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 2923 and 2933 SE Division St:

One three-story 19 unit building at 2923 and one four-story 18-19 unit building at 2933. Both with ground floor retail. Drywells or storm planters proposed in rear setback.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3228 SW Sunset Blvd:

Convert a section of parking lot (one of two options) – approximately 1/2 acre to multi-plex affordable housing. They could possibly want to sell off that portion of land first, with a condition that the purchaser needs to agree to build affordable housing.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 1006 SE Grand Ave:

Project to include renovation of existing building and construction of a new multi-family on parking lot portion, land division is likely – with a shared access to parking with the existing curb cuts on SE Grand

An excavation and shoring permit is under review for Block 216:

Block 216 – EXC 01 – Shoring and Excavation work to prepare for future 35 story mixed use building with 5 floors of below grade parking

A building permit was issued to Merryman Barnes Architects for the Morrison Market at 722 SE 10th Ave:

Addition for (N) A-2 mezzanine with office and storage; TI for new tenant (indoor foos cart pod); change of occupancy from S3 to A2; add new interior walls to create (2) multi-stall restrooms, (5) food pods, bar area on first floor; seismic upgrade

A building permit was issued for a project at 1515 N Rosa Parks Way:

New 3-story, 14 unit mixed use building, ground floor retail space, associated site work***w/17-191400-mt

Building permits were issued for Fernhill Crossing at 6442 NE 42nd Ave:

New construction 1 of 4 multifamily residential building with 4 units and associated site improvements including detached trash enclosure under 120 sf **mech permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 2 of 4 multifamily residential building with 8 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 3 of 4 multifamily residential building with 4 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

A building permit was issued for a project at 6191 SE Powell Blvd:

Construct new 3 story self storage building with office and parking loading area in NE corner of the building; associated site work

Metro Reports: Hotel Chamberlain, OHSU Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, Koz on Killingsworth, and more

Hotel Chamberlain
The Hotel Chamberlain is a restoration of a building that was originally built as a hotel, and whose ground floor was occupied by Shleifer Furniture’s for 80 years. The new hotel will include 57 guest rooms at the upper floors, as well as a restaurant and cafe at the ground floor.

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 January 20th to January 27th, 2019. 

Design Advice has been requested by Leeb Architects for a project at 1500 SW Taylor St:

Proposal for 100 residential apartments on 7 floors. This building would be a sister to the existing project at 930 SW 15th. Ground floor to include the lobby, housing units, commercial spaces, a mechanical and trash area and parking for 30 cars. Total gross square footage is 74,780. Will connect to existing water and storm water pipes on SW Taylor St

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for an addition to the Galleria at 600 SW 10th Ave:

Renovation of the Galleria Building, which is listed on the National Historic Register. Work anticipated includes a new office penthouse and roof terraces.

Design Advice has been requested by Clark/Kjos Architects for a project at 1500 SE 96th Ave:

Develop the site for Adventist Medical Center with a four story medical office building and adjacent surface parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 2326 N Vancouver Ave:

New 19-Unit Apartment building on vacant 50×100 lot (approx. 12 to 14,000 sq ft gross building area). Stormwanter disposal via on-site infiltration drywell (pending soils report). Recreational common area in dedicated interior spaces; Bike parking room provided

Early Assistance has been requested by WDC Properties for a project at 5275 N Bowdoin St:

Provide affordable housing. 20 units in single building with affordable housing

Early Assistance has been requested by EM Architecture for a project at 11035 NE Sandy Blvd:

New 4,000 sf institutional building with associated landscaping and parking, utilizing existing on-site stormwater swales.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scotia Western States Housing for a project at 1325 SW Gibbs St:

The proposed project is a 30-unit multifamily project across approximately 24,000 sf of living space and 4 stories of living space above one level of parking garage on the R-1 portion of the site. Amenity bonuses will be utilized to obtain the full allowable 30 units. The entire multifamily and parking development will be limited to the existing parking lot area on the R-1 zoned parcel.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Emerick Architects to discuss a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

Proposal is for four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 1-4 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate a roof deck, partial green roof and solar panels. Site is non-contributing in Alphabet Historic District.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss the Riverplace Redevelopment at 0150 SW Montgomery St:

Master plan development of approximately 8 acres.

The Koz on Killingsworth apartments at 105 N Killingsworth St have been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story mixed use apartment building, 88 unit with ground floor commercial and associated sitework **mechanical work to be deferred**

A project at 408 SE 105th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Building 1 of 3 new apartment building. Two stories with two units. See comments regard commercial folder type.

Building 2 of 3 new apartment building. Three stories with six units.

Building 3 of 3 new apartment building. Three stories with five units and community room.

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for the Hotel Chamberlain at 509 SE Grand Ave:

Change of occupancy from M to A-2 on ground floor. Seismic retrofit. Major remodel to entire building, new storefront, entries, canopies, elevator, egress stairs, roof, stormwater facilities, demising walls.

A building permit was issued to NBBJ for the OHSU Elks Children’s Eye Clinic:

New OHSU Elk’s Children’s Eye Clinic at the OHSU Casey Eye Institute. 62,000 sq ft, 5 stories + mechanical penthouse. Also has a MT permit.

A building permit was issued for a project at 6011 SE 90th Ave (previously 8928 SE Woodstock Blvd):

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with associated site work

Design Commission Approves Block 216 Tower (images)

The Design Commission approved Block 216, a 35-story mixed use building designed by GBD Architects and PLACE landscape architects. The project will include retail, office, hotel, and residential condominium uses, with a 342 stall underground parking garage. The project is being developed by BPM Real Estate Group.

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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.

Block 216 | GBD Architects

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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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