Multnomah County Courthouse Re-Use Approved (images)

The adaptive reuse of the old Multnomah County Courthouse, by GBD Architects, has been approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission. The proposal for developer NBP Capital involves the conversion of the courthouse into an office building, with an event space, a cafe, and a restaurant and bar at the ground floor.

Multnomah County Courthouse Reuse
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Metro Reports: 236 NE 12th, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Society Overlook, and more

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss the of redevelopment of four blocks bound by NE 12th, 13th and 14th and Davis, Couch and Burnside. Six hundred and seventy residential units are proposed, along with 486 parking stalls, new retail space and the adaptive reuse of a building at NE 14th & Couch.

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 26th, 2020 to November 1st, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6335 SE 92nd Ave:

Construct new 3-story, 19-unit multi-family building with exterior stairs and walkways; interior bike parking; on-site stormwater management using drywell(s); existing house to be demolished (RS 20-187317).

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4534 SE McLoughlin Blvd:

Site redevelopment, including demolition of existing structures and construction of a new (5) dispense fuel facility

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a project at 236 NE 12th Ave:

820,354 GSF multi-block mixed-use development with 604,086 GSF residential, 30,917 GSF retail, 10,000 GSF adaptive re-use & 165,097 GSF parking. 486 parking stalls & 670 living units including 95 affordable.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Kaul Design Architecture to discuss a Holiday Inn Express & Suites East of 1125 N Schmeer Rd:

New 6 story 100 guestroom hotel. Stormwater to be released into public stormwater system after being treated and detained on site

Society Overlook at 5632 N Montana has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – construct new 5 story wood framed apartment bldg with 73 units with all of the associated site work w/20-196214-MT

A project at 4805 NE 108th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Single pdf – new (6) unit apartment complex

A building permit was issued for Large Division at 11560 SE Division St:

LARGE DIVISION – New 4-story building with 138 affordable housing units, support services, and surface parking; includes associated site work *** w/20-145394-CO, 20-145396-CO, and 20-145399-MT and 20-188317-CO (demo permit) ***

Metro Reports: PCC Metro Center, Floor & Decor, NW Natural Response / Service Center, and more

Home Forward plans to build 92 units of affordable housing on NE Killingsworth St, as part of the redevelopment of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center. The housing will come after PCC constructs a new building on the west side of the site, allowing for the existing building to be demolished.

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 12th, 2020 to October 18th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker for a project at 5600 NE 42nd Ave, a part of the redevelopment of the PCC Metro Center:

4-story, approximately 94,000 sq ft of mixed-use building with 92 dwelling units and ground floor commercial space.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a revised concept for 550 SE MLK:

The proposed development is for a 7-story building occupying a site at SE MLK Blvd. and Stark Street – the site is slightly smaller than a half-block, at 17,900 square-feet. The proposed building is planned as a “5-over-2” structure, with 5 levels of Type III wood construction, over 2 levels of Type I concrete construction. The building will remain within the code-allowed height limits of the most restrictive construction type (85 feet), with the highest occupiable floor at a height of less than 75 feet from the lowest point on site (not a high-rise). The building uses include an at-grade parking garage, along with commercial retail spaces, residential amenities and a lobby at the ground floor and residential dwelling units of varying sizes at levels 2 – 7. Parking for the development will be accommodated at grade within the building shell, with multi-level, automated parking stackers and surface parking stalls. Outside of the parking stacker pit structures, no basement level is planned for this project. Two Standard B loading stalls are also accommodated within the garage structure. The garage will be accessible through a 20-foot wide gate located on SE Washington Street, approximately 55 feet east of the SE MLK Blvd. intersection.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to discuss a project at 1838 N Argyle St:

Lot consolidation and development of an 8-story multi-family housing building with ground floor units, retail, structured parking. Level 2 amenity.

A building permit is under review for the Floor & Decor at 11919 N Jantzen Dr:

PDOX PS – new 1-story building for flooring retailer with associated sitework w/20-203128-mt

A building permit was issued for a project at 210 SE Madison St:

Shell only -partial change of occupancy; no occupancy this permit. Renovation of basement, main floor, second. Relocate egress stairs, reconfigure building interior, new roof, storefront & windows, infill existing openings at exterior walls. Replace exit stair in R.O.W. See 19-267995-MT.

A building permit was issued for the NW Natural Response / Service Center at 2600 SE 9th Ave:

New Response/Service Center Facility for NW Natural consisting of a fire-sprinklered 3-story office building and attached 2-story storage building, with detached trash enclosure under separate permit. Includes reconfiguration of parking and associated site work *** DFS for pre-fabricated metal building *** w/19-186013-MT *** Site demoliton work added 12/9/19, see Comments ***

NW NATURAL PHASE 1B – Infill of pits on south portion of site for new parking lot, driveway, landscaping, and stormwater facilities

Metro Reports: Oregon Square, 410 SW Harrison, 1531 N Alberta, and more

The redevelopment of Blocks 90 and 103 of Oregon Square has been submitted for design review.

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 June 29th, 2020 to July 5th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 410 SW Harrison St:

Project is for a 16 story mixed use residential building that includes below grade parking and amenity spaces at grade. Storm water disposal currently under consideration is green roof water quality facility and diversion to storm sewer system.

Early Assistance has been requested by LEEKA Architecture for a project at 4937 SE Woodstock Blvd:

Portion of property being sold. Remainder of property to be redeveloped to accommodate a new Presbyterian Church and associated site requirements.

Early Assistance has been requested by Mcguirl Designs & Architecture for a project at 3841 SE 52nd Ave:

Phase 1: renovate and relocate historic house, add on-site parking & bike parking, & drywell. Phase 2: add 18-unit building, trash enclosure & increase bike parking. Phase 3: add 2nd 18-unit building and second drywell, expand parking & relocate trash enclosure.

Early Assistance has been requested by DBS Group for a project at 4427 NE Prescott St:

Multi-family unit development in the RM1 zone.

The Oregon Square Blocks 90 and 103 office development at 729 NE Oregon St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

The proposed development is a (2) block development on a portion of the site of the existing Oregon Square block. Two commercial office buildings are being proposed on Block 90 (SW) and Block 103 (SE). The buildings are (5) stories and (6) stories respectfully totaling 413,000 GSF. The blocks will sit on one level of underground parking serving both buildings.

A project at 1531 N Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story 16 unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 5024 NE Fremont St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 3 story 10 unit apartment building with ground floor retail and associated site work ***mechanical separate***

Metro Reports: 2057 SW Park Ave, 800 SW 13th Ave & 5803 N Greeley

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 June 22nd, 2020 to June 28th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by Tahran Architecture & Planning for a project at 2057 SW Park Ave:

The proposal is to build an 89-unit affordable housing building on a 6,016 square foot parcel at 2055-2057 SW Park Avenue. The building is an 11-story structure, modular units, prefabricated structure utilizing mass plywood panels and light gauge steel for a Type IV B building.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for a project at 800 SW 13th Ave:

Study development opportunities of Commercial Office, Residential or a mixed-use of Residential and Commercial Office uses with underground parking.

A project at 5803 N Greeley Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work; detached trash enclosure < 120 sf; w/20-150640-MT

Metro Reports: Madison High, SE 2nd & Ash, 333 SW Park, and more

A series of building permits were issued to Opsis Architecture for the modernization of Madison High School.

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 6th, 2020 to April 12th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Base Design & Architecture for a project at 1840 SW Main St:

New 4-story mixed-use, modular building with potential parking below grade, retail and shared functions at grade level, office space at the second level and residential uses on the third and fourth levels. Two options have been provided: Option 1 with below grade parking and modification of Oriel window standards. Option 2 has no on-site parking or application of the oriel window standard.

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project at 836 NE 24th Ave:

New 4 story, quarter-block 30,000 sf mixed-use office building and core-and-shell development intended to contain warehouse and freight movement, wholesale sales, and manufacturing and production space for medical equipment. Development intent is to demo existing NW quarter-block structures to allow for new construction and to consolidate all NW quarter-block properties. Both the NE quarter-block and south block properties would maintain access but remain adjacent properties. New development intends to provide roof decks on upper levels.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ink:Built Architecture for a project at 8914 SE Ellis St:

New 3-5 story apartment building, with either 19 units proposed (not affordable housing) or 33 units proposed (affordable housing), no parking proposed.

A project at SE 2nd and Ash has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by GBD Architects:

The proposed project is a 83,045 gross sf building (with less than 59,576 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. Adjustment requested for the loading requirement.

The Multnomah County project at 333 SW Park Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Carleton Hart Architecture:

Accessibility upgrades, expansion of ground floor storefront, window replacement, roof leveling and membrane replacement, and eco-roof installation. New vertical circulation systems are also proposed which will bring the building up to current egress codes. North of the existing building, the current surface parking lot will be converted into a private plaza. This will include bicycle parking, a trash and recycling area, stormwater planters, paved recreation area, and covered seating.

Building permit were issued to Opsis Architecture for the Madison High School Modernization at 2735 NE 82nd:

Modernization and addition of existing high school *** w/19-255928-CO, 19-259176-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New ticket booth *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-255928-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New concessions building with electrical room, women’s restroom, and men’s restroom *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-259176-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New bike shelter *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-255928-CO, and 19-259176-CO ***

Metro Reports: PDX Concourse B, American Can Company Complex, Oregon Square, and more

A building permit was issued for the PDX Concourse B Redevelopment, designed by ZGF Architects.

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 16th, 2020 to March 22nd, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 9243 SE Holgate Blvd:

30 unit multi-dwelling apartment building 3 stories inclusionary 60% MFI. Stormwater to drywell. PLA is in process to create the 60 and 40 ft lot frontages on lot 10 and 11. Existing home will be demolished

Early Assistance has been requested by Peter Meijer Architect for alterations to the American Can Company Complex at 2127 NW 26th Ave:

Redevelopment of individual building complex that will include re-installing windows at existing openings, roof top activation, addition at west elevation, north elevation activation, roof top addition at the existing parking structure and new construction at the northwest corner.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a revised proposal for Oregon Square at 729 NE Oregon St:

Phased (2) block development on a portion of the site of the existing Oregon Square block. Two commercial office buildings are being proposed on Block 90 (SW) and Block 103 (SE). The buildings are (5) stories and (6) stories respectively totaling 370,000 GSF. The blocks will sit on one level of underground parking serving both buildings.

A building permit was issued for the PDX Concourse B Redevelopment:

Reconstruction and addition (+/- 50,000 SF) to Concourse B. New construction also includes pedestrian walkway addition (+/- 10,000 SF) extending East from end of Concourse B.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1615 N Willis Blvd:

Construct new 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 6940 N Greenwich Ave:

New 3 story – 12 unit apartment building and associated site work ***demo permit 18-242483-RS***

Riverplace Redevelopment Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the redevelopment of Riverplace, at the south end of downtown. The 8 acre site is being master planned by GBD Architects with Kengo Kuma and Associates, for site owner NBP Capital. At full build-out the site could accommodate 250,000 sq ft of office space, 2,500 apartments, 300 hotel rooms, 100,000 sq ft of retail space and 1500 vehicular parking stalls.

Riverplace Redevelopment
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Metro Reports: 306 SE 8th, 1137 NW 23rd, 2148 NE MLK, and more

306 SE 8th Ave
A proposal for an apartment building at 306 SE 8th Ave, designed by SERA Architects, was approved by the Design Commission in 2017, but never submitted for building permit review. A new Pre-Application Conference for a proposal on the site has been scheduled by the same architecture firm.

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 24th, 2020 to March 1st, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by Hennebery Eddy Architects for a project at 539 NW 10th Ave

Project consisting of a new +/-11-story hotel with partial basement on a quarter-block site. The new structure will replace an existing 1-story commercial building. The hotel will contain 150-160 guest rooms with 85,000-90,000 square feet. Loading access is planned along NW Hoyt Street, with a single interior loading bay. No off-street parking is proposed. Ground floor program includes hotel lobby, restaurant, lounge, kitchen, offices, restrooms, mechanical rooms and bike storage. Floors 2-11 will be primarily guest rooms with limited amenity spaces such as fitness room, board room and a roof terrace with bar. Stormwater treatment and detention will be accomplished by way of a vegetated roof.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 2250 NW Flanders St

6-story apartment building with approximately186 units in the Northwest Plan District and Alphabet Historic District. Stormwater disposal method TBD.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for Conway Block 291 East at the SW corner of NW 20th & Raleigh:

7 story market rate apartment building with 180 residential units and basement parking. Stormwater disposal will occur through drywells in the pedestrian way.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 306 SE 8th Ave

New 7 story market-rate apartment building with 113 units and ground floor retail.

Cathedral Village at 8614 N Crawford Street has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check by MWA Architects:

4-story apartment building with 110 affordable family apartments. The unit mix will be (11) 3-bedrooms, (45) 2-bedrooms, (37) 1-bedrooms, and (17) studios. There will be resident services on the ground floor and 37 parking spaces. There is a basement level at the NW corner of the building that will house bike parking and storage.

A project at 4039, 4047 and 4051 N Williams Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

Construction of two new 4-story buildings organized around a shared courtyard.

Two new four-story buildings located on N Williams Ave, mid-block between N Mason St and N Shaver St.

New four-story commercial (office) comprised of three stories of office over ground floor retail, office, lobby and tuck-under parking.

A project at 1137 NW 23rd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

New mixed use building with ground level retail, 4 levels of apartments above, and 1 level of below grade parking. 74 units.

The new building adjacent to the Troy Laundry at 1010 SE Ash St has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture:

New 6-story multi-family residential project with two below-grade parking levels.

A project at 236 SE Grand Ave has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by TVA Architects:

New 8-story, 130,000 sq ft office building. One adjustment requested to the loading stall.

The Benson Polytechnic High School Modernization has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Architectural Resources Group:

Modernization of the existing Benson Polytechnic High School (BPHS) building.

A project at 11 NE 55th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

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

A project at 5905 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

New 3 story, 19 units apartment building with partial retail on ground floor and associated siteworks. Trash enclosure inside.

A project at 8157 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review by Mackenzie:

Construction of a 3-story, 8,375 sf multi-family building with eleven (11) units. Ten (10) of these units will be 550 sf and one (1) will be 813 sf.

A project at 6307 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story 19 unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 503 SE 29th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story 30 unit apartment building

A project at 6962 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story 12-unit apartment with associated site work; w/20-124476-MT

A project at 2148 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New two-story, 27,595 square foot brick office building with an adjacent surface parking area for ten vehicles

Metro Reports: 5205 SE 18th, MAC Block 7, Onnuri Evangelical Church, and more

A building permit was issued for a 6 story, 59 unit apartment building at 5205 SE 18th Ave.

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 December 16th to December 22nd, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Jones Architecture for a project at 2855 SW Patton Rd:

Reconfigure existing underlying lots and build two new mixed-use buildings (3-stories and 19 units each) and 11 new townhomes (also 3-stories each).

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 410 SW Harrison St:

New senior housing project with approximately 260-290 units, below grade parking and 16 stories above grade type 1 construction.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture to discuss a renovation and expansion to the Troy Laundry Building at 1025 SE Pine St:

The scope of exterior restoration will be determined by a visual facade assessment provided by a Historic Architect Consultant. Restoration of the existing historic window frames is anticipated and will include an energy retrofit utilizing insulated glazing units. Facade renovations will be compatible with the historic building and are anticipated to include a new canopy at the main entry, new main entry storefront system, and new carriage doors at the service entry inspired by the historic condition. The facade materials of the rooftop addition are intended to provide a clear distinction between the historic building and the new addition. The massing will be setback from the existing parapet wall to minimize site lines from the street. The interior renovation of the building will include seismic retrofits, new MEP systems, and code required Fire and Life Safety components. Site work is anticipated to include restoration of adjacent sidewalks in public right-of-way, preservation of existing street trees and stormwater management improvements.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architecture for a project the MAC Block 7 at SW 19th & Salmon:

Proposal is for a new 13 story, 330 unit multi-dwelling residential building with 169 structured residential parking spaces and 230 additional below-grade parking spaces for use by the Multnomah Athletic Club.

An addition to the Patton Home at 4619 N Michigan Ave has been submitted for a Type II Conditional Use Review:

The Patton Home for the Friendless building currently has land use status as Group Living with previous approvals for 63 residents. This proposal is to add additional units to the existing building up to a maximum of 80 and to add an on-site commercial kitchen that produces food for off-site locations. Listed as a contributing structure in the Mississippi Conservation District, historic incentive 33.445.610.C(5) allows conditional uses to be processed through a Type II procedure.

The new De La Salle North Catholic High School at 5310 NE 42nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Bora Architects:

DE LA SALLE H.S. – Renovation of existing building for new high school (including seismic upgrade, new finishes, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection), 21,000 s.f. addition for new gym, commons, and commercial kitchen; new driveway, parking, and associated site work *** w/19-256433-MT ***

A project at 4931 NE 33rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story mixed use bldg 19 unit apt and 15 unit hotel with office space on ground level and community room in basement.

A project at 8134 SE 11th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story, 19-unit apartment building with associated site work.

A foundation permit for 550 SE MLK has been submitted for review by GBD Architects:

FND 01- Foundation only for new 7 story mixed use building (5 over 2 concrete and light-gauge metal framing construction) Includes 6 levels containing 153 hotel rooms over 1 level of commercial spaces, a hotel lobby and back of house area for hotel operations; 1 level of below grade structured parking. 

The Dairy Apartments at 801 NE 21st Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Hacker:

review w/ 19-260575-MT New construction of 7-story (5 Type IIIA over 2 Type IA) multi-family residential buildng over 1 level of below grade parking. Total building will be 196,430 gross sf, 271 units, plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered, and provided on-site at standard rates. A land use adjustment will be requested for the minimum parking requirement.

A project West of 4136 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New 3 story 18 unit apartment building

A project at 2316 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story 18 unit apartment building with interior bike and trash enclosure and site work dfs trusses

The Onnuri Evangelical Church at 5727 SE 136th Ave has been for building permit review:

New 2 story church, 1st floor, gym, sancuary, restrooms, kitchen, offices, childs room, and limited use elevator; second floor sancuary; class rooms and restrooms; site work to include parking spaces, landscaping and sidewalks; trash enclosure less than 120 sq. ft. on SW corner of property

A project at 1039 NE Stafford St has been submitted for building permit review by Otak:

FND 01 – Foundation permit for new self storage facility to include 6 stories and 1 basement level

A project at 2904 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

Shell: renovation of existing 2 story commercial building. Includes removing both stairs inside, all interior walls and fixtures on both floors, upgrade storefront on north add new stair and wall to create garbage room. Add new entry and accessible ramp on north east corner.

Construct 2 story new shell building and associated site work.

The DePaul Treatment Center at 830 SE 102nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

New construction of adult drug and alcohol treatment center that includes 70 long term care beds, 24 short term care beds, dining and amenity spaces for residents, an outpatient therapy facility, and administrative offices.

100 Multnomah has been submitted for building permit review:

100 Multnomah 9-story core and shell office tower to be constructed over an existing, mixed-use parking garage and retail building. This includes an exterior amenity terrace on the 9th floor level

A building permit was issued for a project at 5205 SE 18th Ave:

Construct new 6 story, 59 unit apartment building, parking, trash area, bike storage, electrical room and lobby on 1st floor, floors 2-6 include apartment living units, includes associated site work