Design Commission approves the Press Blocks (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Press Blocks, the redevelopment of the former Oregonian publishing buildings in Goose Hollow. The development will include three buildings, spread over one and a half city blocks. The project is developed in partnership by Urban Renaissance Group and Security Properties. The architects are Portland based GBD Architects and Seattle based Mithun.

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Metro Reports: Oregon Square, Overton 15, Beatrice Morrow, and more

Oregon Square Phased

The complete phased build-out of Oregon Square, as approved by the Design Commission in October 2016. Changes are being proposed to Block 103, shown at the right side of the image.

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.

Design Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for changes to Phase 2 of Oregon Square:

Changes are being proposed to LU 16-195933. Block 103 (SE) within Phase 2 is being proposed to change from a multi-story residential building to a mixed-use speculative commercial office building. The building along with the approved design of block 102 (NE) along with the approved buildings in Phase 1 will surround a publicly accessed pedestrian-only plaza. Two levels of below grade parking are proposed beneath 103 with the opportunity to connect 90 (SW) and 91 (NW). Changes to blocks 90 and 91 will add one level of below grade parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 5727 SE 136th Ave:

Construct a new 2-story church with parking lot at this location. Intent is to use the portion of the site zoned CN2 as the parking lot, and the R2a as the structure.

A project at 5421 NE 14th Pl has been submitted for Type III Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment:

Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment with Zone Map Amendment. The site would be rezoned from R1(Medium Density Multi-dwelling Residential) to CS (Storefront Commercial). The CS zone allows both commercial and residential uses. There is a two-story apartment building with 9 units on the site. The proposal is to redevelop the site with a 4-story mixed use building (Harvey Rice Heritage Center) with 20 residential units, 4,300 square feet of office on the second floor and 2,820 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Ten on-site parking spaces are proposed with access from NE 14th Place. The parking area is partially underneath the second story of the building.

A project at 6103 SE Cora St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story 15-unit apartment complex, with attached trash enclosure, and associated site work

The Overton 15 apartments have been submitted for building permit review:

New 7-story mixed use building with 68 apartments with ground level offices

A revised building permit for a project at 5965 SE Milwaukie Ave (previously 6003 SE Milwaukie) has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4-story 54 unit apartment complex, trash enclosure within structure and associated site work

A project at 3926 SE 11th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by SG Architecture:

New 1-story fellowship center 7,415 sq ft; basement – storage, mechanical equip, trash enclosure; main floor multi-purpose area, commercial kitchen, restrooms, storage, entry; exterior stairs/driveway on north elevation, new ADA ramp and stairs on west elevation, new parking lot on east elevation ***mechanical permit 17-174944mt ***

Building permits were issued to City Craft Development for projects at 7025 N Mohawk Ave and 7045 N Mohawk Ave (previously 7023 N Mohawk Ave and 7031 N Mohawk Ave):

New 2 story apartment building with 7 dwelling units with attached trash enclosure and sprinkler riser room, detached barbeque area, and associated sitework (same as 17-101237-CO)

New 2 story apartment building with 7 dwelling units with attached trash enclosure and sprinkler riser room, detached barbeque area, and associated sitework (same as 17-101236-CO)

A building permit was issued to Carleton Hart Architecture for the Beatrice Morrow Apartments (Grant Warehouse Redevelopment) at 3340 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New 5 story, multi-family building with 80 units and ground floor retail (future). Site work includes new parking, circulation paths and landscaping.

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for a project at 5005 NE Sandy Blvd (previously 5035 NE Sandy Blvd):

Construct new 2 story building core and shell, no occupancy, to include on ground floor covered parking, bike storage, trash enclosure, and associated site work.***mechanical permit 17-110802mt****

A building permit was issued for a project at 3334 SE Belmont St:

New 3 story mixed use building; group B occupancy shell tenant space on half of first floor and apartments on remaining first, second, third floors.

 

Metro Reports: SW Park & Columbia, St Thomas More Catholic School, 7 Southeast Stark, and more

7 Southeast Stark

A Type II Adjustment Review has been submitted for 7 Southeast Stark, which is being developed by Harsch Investment Properties

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 Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 9628 SE Holgate Blvd:

Proposal is to construct 2 new multi-family units (2-3 units in each building). Phase 1 to be duplex. Phase 2 to be a triplex. Existing house to remain. Stormwater disposal to be flow thru planters.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project west of 11709 SE Powell Blvd:

Proposal for a tri-plex

7 Southeast Stark (previously 87 SE Stark St) has been submitted for Type II Adjustment Review by Works Progress Architecture:

Construction of a new mixed-use building (see CO 17-160571). Adjustment to loading standards (33.266.310) needed.

The rebuild of St Thomas More Catholic School at 3521 SW Patton Rd has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review:

For a proposal to rebuild the existing school facilities and parish hall at the St. Thomas More site at SW Humphrey and Greenleaf. A new 44-space parking structure, with school facilities above, is also proposed.

SW Park and Columbia has been submitted for building permit review by GBD Architects:

7 stories (5 over 2 construction) consisting of 73 dwelling units. Ground floor contains parking for 12 cars and 38 bikes, leasing office, a residential lobby, builidng services and 3 residential loft units. Floors 2-7 include 70 residential units, amenity room and roof terrace on the top floor

A project at 4726 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with 56 S.F. Detached trash enclosure, includes associated sitework

A project at 915 N Killingsworth Ct has been submitted for building permit review:

New three story, 9 unit apartment building (no parking) associated site work and trash enclosure less than 120 sf ft – on same taxlot as existing SFR

A building permit was issued to Edge development for a project at 4305 N Montana Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with 10 units

Press Blocks Reviewed by Design Commission (images)

An initial Design Review hearing has been held for the Press Blocks, the redevelopment of the former Oregonian publishing buildings in Goose Hollow. The development will include three buildings, spread over one and a half city blocks. The project is developed in partnership by Urban Renaissance Group and Security Properties. The architects are Portland based GBD Architects and Seattle based Mithun.

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Metro Reports: 72 Foster, South Waterfront Blocks 42 and 45, 600 SW 5th Ave, and more

72 Foster

At the 72 Foster affordable housing development REACH CDC and Housing Development Center will partner with the Asian Health & Services Center to provide resident services, including community gatherings, cultural and social events, and health promotion and wellness activities.

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.

Design Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for South Waterfront Blocks 42 and 45 on the Prometheus Property:

Design hearing – project consists of two seven story mixed use buildings, each building consisting of approximately 4,000 sf of retail, 200-300 market rate apartments and 150-200 off street parking stalls in one level of structured underground parking and a partial level of structures at-grade parking.

Design Advice has been requested by Hacker Architects for the Neuberger Hall Renovation:

DESIGN HEARING – Discuss the renovation of Neuberger Hall on the PSU Campus. The scope of work includes updating accessibility, fire, life, safety upgrades , deferred maintanence and façade improvements. (See separate PC 17-115464 for associated PC for temporary modulars).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 600 SW 5th Ave (former Ross at SW 4th & Alder):

Proposal is to demolish existing 1/4 block building and replace with a new construction 215 room, 15 floor hotel. Approximate new construction square footage will be 136,000sf. Building height will be approximately 153′. Ecoroof and flow-thru planter placed at the 3rd floor level on roof deck to handle total roof area stormwater. Remaining portion of roof deck at 3rd level will be applied for exemption thru special circumstances.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 515 NE 82nd Ave:

Scope of work includes removal of existing convenience store, fuel canopy, fuel dispenser islands and restaurant. Construction of a new convenience store, fuel canopy and 4 fuel dispenser islands, landscaping, curbs and paving. Existing underground storage tanks to remain.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mackenzie to discuss a project at 3075 NE Sandy Blvd:

Proposal is for a new Lexus dealership. 2-story building with one level of below-grade structure. Ground floor uses will include an automotive showroom and leasable retail with structured parking on the second and third levels, and an automotive service shop on the lower level. Vehicular access is proposed off NE 31st Avenue in two locations, approximately the same as the existing access points from this street. Access from NE Sandy Blvd is not proposed for the new building.

A project at 6025 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New construction of a 3-story self-storage building with associated parking, utilities, and landscape.

Building permits have been submitted for review by Mahlum Architects for a portion of the Grant High School Modernization:

Abatement and selective demo, main building structure, masonry and facade restoration, underslab MEP, below grade waterproofing

Abate and demo 1959 library, lower level cafeteria addition, below grade fan room. Abate and selective demo original 1923 admin building, 1925 north wing, 1927 south wing, 1927 auditorium, and 1952 west addition to north wing. Shoring and tiebacks with associated waterproofing at west facade of 1923 admin bldg. Associated civil work (excaation of courtyards), construction staging pad, fill at 1956 gym, erosion control and tree removal

Mass demolition of free standing 1956 gymnasium with basement

Mass demolition of free standing 1962 portable bldg 1

Mass demolition of free standing 1966 science building

Mass demolition of free standing 1962 portable building 2

Mass demolition of free standing 1962 portable building 3

72Foster at 7120 SE Foster Rd has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

New four-story mixed-use multi-family building with 101 apartment units over ground floor retail and residential services; 35 on-site parking stalls

Design Commission approves NW 17th & Pettygrove (images)

The Design Commission has approved a mixed use building in at NW 17th & Pettygrove, by GBD Architects for Holland Partner Group. The building will include 196 residential units, with a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Under the terms of a property tax exemption approved by the City Council, 40 of the units will be made available for at least 10 years to those earning 80% of area Median Family Income or less.  At the ground level the building will include retail spaces facing both NW 18th Ave and NW Pettygrove St. 119 vehicular parking space will be provided, in a partially below grade garage. 222 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided, split between in-unit spaces and 156 spaces in the basement.

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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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Metro Reports: Lloyd Center, NW 14th & Raleigh, 9316 SE Woodstock, and more

NW 14th & Raleigh

A building permit is under review for the affordable housing development at NW 14th & Raleigh

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.

Design Advice has been requested by LDA Design Group for a remodel at the Lloyd East Anchor:

Conference to discuss renovation and expansion of an existing four story building. The building is currently occupied by Sears. The first and second floors will be multi-tenant uses. The fourth floor will be demolished and the third floor expanded from 37,000 square feet to 75,000 square feet.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Köz Development to discuss a project at 4708 NE Sandy Blvd:

New 6 story,114 unit studio apartment building with ground floor retail. 9 parking spaces proposed. Existing building to be Demoed.

A project at 527 SE Spokane St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

Design review for a new 4-plex (four housing units) that is unable to meet Community Design Standards. Adjustments requested to parking and setbacks. Unable to provide 4 parking spaces; seeking to provide 2 (see CO 16-287526)

NW 14th & Raleigh has been submitted for building permit review by LRS Architects:

12 story, multi-family affordable housing, 93 units, parking for 15 cars

A project at 9316 SE Woodstock Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct 2-story mixed use 3 unit apartment building, ground floor to include storage, 1-residential unit, 2 bathrooms, gaming and dining area, and service bar; second floor to include 2-residential units, roof top bar. Covered trash enclosure under permit 17-130103.***sprinklers under separate permit.***

A project at 4806 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New Construction Of 10500sf, 6unit Apartment Building With New 45sf Trash Enclosure.

A project at 1331 NW 17th Ave has been submitted for a structural permit review by GBD Architects:

STR – to include structural, shoring, and ground improvements and MEP underground

Building permits for five buildings at 34-58 SE 146th Ave (previously 26 SE 146th Ave) were issued to Doug Circosta Architect:

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building; with associated site work; building 1 of 5 (bldg 100)

Construct new 3 story (24) unit apartment building; building 2 of 5

Construct new 3 story (7) unit apartment building; building 3 of 5 (bld 300)

Construct new 3 story (18) unit apartment building; building 4 of 5 (bld 400)

Construct new 2 story (1) unit apartment building with laundry on main floor; building 5 of 5. (bld 500)

A building permit was issued to Scott Edwards Architecture for the clinic at the Garlington Center:

Construct new 2 story building for new clinic with associated site work.

A building permit was issued for a project at 2211 NW York St:

New 113,479 gsf, six story self storage facility, demo permit to be applied separately

 

NW 17th & Pettygrove Apartments reviewed by Design Commission (images)

A mixed use building in Northwest Portland by GBD Architects for Holland Partner Group has gone in front of the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The building will include 196 residential units, with a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Under the terms of a property tax exemption approved by the City Council, 40 of the units will be made available for at least 10 years to those earning 80% of area Median Family Income or less.  At the ground level the building will include retail spaces facing both NW 18th Ave and NW Pettygrove St. 119 vehicular parking space will be provided, in a partially below grade garage. 222 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided, split between in-unit spaces and 156 spaces in the basement.

1331 NW 17th Ave

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Focus: 33 Affordable Housing Developments Planned for Portland (images)

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments, currently under construction in the Central Eastside.

Last December the Portland Housing Bureau delivered its second annual State of Housing Report to the City Council. The report noted the many challenges facing Portland, including that in 2016 “data indicates that housing affordability in Portland in the last year has gotten worse, an issue that is disproportionately impacting low-income residents, Communities of Color, seniors, and individuals with disabilities”. Nonetheless, the report also looked at what the Bureau is doing to address these issues, including: gaining voter-approval of a $258 million Affordable Housing Bond; passage of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance; increasing urban renewal funding dedicated to affordable rental housing; and dedicating short-term rental revenue tax to affordable rental housing.

The report listed nearly 1,900 affordable housing units in the production pipeline, split between 33 developments. Next Portland is re-publishing the entire list, along with images and information about the architect / developer where we have it.

Some buildings on the list are exclusively reserved for lower income people, while others include a mix of market rate units and subsidized affordable units. Figures for levels of affordability, expressed as number of units reserved for individuals or families at a percentage of Area Median Income (AMI), are taken from the Housing Bureau Report. Buildings that include market units are only receiving city funding towards the affordable units. Note that this list does not contain any buildings which will be required to provide affordable housing as part of the newly passed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (which came into effect this month); any future projects funded through the voter approved affordable housing bond; any developments that are funded without the help of the Portland Housing Bureau; or any developments that have been allocated funding since the publication of the report late last year.

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