5 MLK Reviewed by Design Commission (images)

5 MLK, the 17 story Burnside Bridgehead tower, has returned in front of the Design Commission for its first full Design Review hearing, following three Design Advice Request hearings last year. The design of the project is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building will include approximately 112,000 sq ft of office space, 220 residential apartments and 14,000 sq ft of retail space. Parking for 158 vehicles and 344 bicycles will be provided.

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Weekly Roundup: Press Blocks, Vista Pearl, Swift Headquarters, and more

Image of the Press Blocks development in Goose Hollow, from the project’s second Design Advice Request hearing in October 2016 (image by Mithun)

According to the Portland Business Journal the sale of the former Oregonian printing facilities in Goose Hollow has closed. Urban Renaissance Group and Security Properties paid $20 million for the site, which is set to be redevelopment as the Press Blocks.

The Business Tribune wrote about the new leadership at Holst Architecture.

After more than 20 years, Mark Edlen has handed over the reins at Gerding Edlen, reports the Portland Business Journal.

The NW Examiner reported that the amount of ground retail at the Vista Pearl (formerly Block 20) will be reduced from what was originally approved.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is looking for feedback on what type of bike parking should be required at new apartment buildings, reported BikePortland.

The DJC wrote about how local architecture firms make decisions on whether to speak up on political issues.*

The prospect of lower corporate taxes under President Trump is having a chilling effect on one of the main sources of financing for affordable housing developments, wrote the Portland Mercury. Local projects affected include Innovate Housing’s NW 14th & Raleigh development, which now has a $1.8 million funding gap.

The Portland Business Journal took a look at the Swift Headquarters, completed last year in the former Rose City Awnings building in NW.

As part of their Architect’s Questionnaire series, Portland Architecture interviewed Nat Slayton of ZGF Architects.

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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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Metro Reports: 5 MLK, 120 SE Clay, SW Park and Columbia, and more

5 MLK, as presented to the Design Commission at its third Design Advice hearing

Early Assistance has been requested by Polyphon Architecture & Design for a project at 3441 SE Gladstone St:

Demo East Apartment building and develop 2, 7 unit apartments and 6 townhomes . 10 parking spaces provided.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6025 SE Powell Blvd:

Proposal is for new construction of a three story self storage building that will have 900 units, parking, utilities and landscaping.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 2620 SW 1st Ave:

New 6-story market-rate apartment building with 120 units, ground floor retail, and basement parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by TVA Architects to discuss a project at 1327 NW 19th Ave:

Proposal is for a new 6-story, multi-family residential development with studio and one-bedroom apartments (82 units total) w/ground floor retail. Possible adjustment needed for loading standards.

A project at 33 N Fargo St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New 5-story apartment building, with ground floor retail and underground parking

A project at 25 NE 122nd Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Proposal is for a mixed use project including a commercial clinic and 176 residential apartments. The apartments will consist of a mix of transitional housing studios and single room occupancy units and will provide housing opportunities for medically fragile clients. Parking will be below grade for approx. 75 spaces. Ground floor and level two to contain the clinic program.

A project at 1638 W Burnside St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Proposal is for a new 8-story, mixed-use building with 134-units of residential apartments and commecial development. (See PC 16-231735 and DA 16-258120.)

A project at SW Park and Columbia has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

Proposal is for a 7 story apartment building.

5 MLK has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Gerding Edlen Development:

Mixed use building with 15,000 sf of ground floor retail; 112,000 sf of office space on floors 2-6; 220 apartment units on floors 7-17; 160 below-grade parking stalls, and associated amenity and support areas.

A project at NW 15th and Overton has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Vallaster Corl Architects:

New 7-story mixed use building. 55,000 square feet of floor area, 68 residential uits and 28 structured parking spaces are proposed. The entrance to the parking is on NW 15th. There are three office spaces on the ground floor facing NW Overton. There is a Lot Confirmation completed to reestablish the line between lots 6 & 7 and lots 2 & 3 to create the 10,000 square foot site (16-186955PR). 5 modifications.

A project at 5505 SE 17th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story, 6 unit apartment building on lot with existing apartment building to include site utilities and landscaping, detached retaining wall

A project at 602 NE Prescott St has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

New construction of one story 1465 sf building for rehearsal studio at east elevation; and 4 foot retaining wall

A project at 240 NE Columbia Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new Carl’s Jr. building with detached trash enclosure under separte permit (16-286322-co).

A building permit was issued to Myhre Group Architects for a project at 2405 N Vancouver Ave:

New multi family 5 level, 54 unit apartment building over a below grade parking garage

A building permit was issued for a project at 2309 SE 11th Ave (formerly 2311 SE 11th Ave):

New 6 unit apartment complex with eco roof and attached trash enclosure

A building permit was issued for a project at 686 SE Spokane St (formerly 634 SE Spokane St):

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

A building permit was issued for a project at 120 SE Clay St:

Construct new 3 story office building with basement level parking, rooftop deck and green roof, associated site work included

5 MLK has third Design Advice Request Hearing (images)

5 MLK, the 17 story Burnside Bridgehead tower, has returned in front of the Design Commission for a third Design Advice Request hearing. The design of the project is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building is arranged as a five story podium, which would contain approximately 100,000 sq ft of office space, 10,000 sq ft of retail space, 160 vehicular parking spaces and 5,000 sq ft of bike storage. Sitting above the podium is a twelve story tower, which would contain approximately 220 residential units. At the ground level a shared lobby, serving both the residential and office uses, would be located at the corner of E Burnside and SE MLK. A cascading series of landscaped terraces would be located on top of the podium, with landscape design by PLACE. The uppermost terrace, at level 6, would be directly adjacent to building amenity features including a fitness room, lounge, dog room, and yoga studio.

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5 MLK returns to Design Commission With New Options (images)

A 17 story tower at the Burnside Bridgehead has returned in front of the Design Commission for a second Design Advice Request hearing, with four options based on feedback from the first hearing. The design of 5 MLK is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building is arranged as a five story podium, which would contain approximately 100,000 sq ft of office space, 10,000 sq ft of retail space, 160 vehicular parking spaces and a 4,760 sq ft “bike lounge”. Sitting above the podium is a twelve story tower, which would contain approximately 220 residential units. A shared lobby, serving both the residential and office uses, would be located at the corner of E Burnside and SE MLK. A cascading series of landscaped terraces would be located on top of the podium, with landscape design by PLACE.

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30 Story Tower Planned at SW 11th & Washington

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by ZGF Architects and Gerding Edlen Development to discuss a 30 story mixed use building at SW 11th & Washington. The project would include 4 floors of office and 240 residential units. At the ground level retail spaces facing SW 11th Ave, Washington St and 12th Aves are shown. The building would include 4 floors of underground parking, accessed from SW 12th Ave.

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5 MLK receives Design Advice (images)

A 17 story tower at the Burnside Bridgehead has gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The design of 5 MLK is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building is arranged as a five story podium, which would contain approximately 100,000 sq ft of office space, 10,000 sq ft of retail space, 160 vehicular parking spaces and a 4,760 sq ft “bike lounge”. Sitting above the podium is a twelve story “T” shaped tower, which would contain approximately 220 residential units. A shared lobby, serving both the residential and office uses, would be located at the corner of E Burnside and SE MLK. A cascading series of landscaped terraces would be located on top of the podium, with landscape design by PLACE.

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Metro Reports: Multnomah County Health Dept HQ, 5 SE MLK, Grant Park Village Phase II and more

Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters

The Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters, as presented to the Design Commission in April

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Design Advice has been requested by Gerding Edlen for a project at 5 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New mixed-use building containing ground floor retail, office and apartments with height of 200 ft and FAR of approx 370,000 sq ft.

Early Assistance has been requested by em architecture for a project at 1934 NE 45th Ave:

New 25-unit, 5-story, full sprinklered, wood-framed apartment building with flow-through planter at east side of property. No parking included. Will use Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4949 SW Macadam Ave:

New development – 5 story 117 unit apartment building with 59 parking spaces. Looking to meet Community Design Standards

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 240 NE Columbia Blvd:

Proposal is for re-development of an existing restuarant building and construction of a new drive-thru Carl’s Jr restaurant.

Early Assistance has been requested by Stewart Gordon Straus Architect for a project at 3225 SW Barbur Blvd:

30 unit 2 Buildings, Apartments (Demo Existing Structure); using density bonuses. On-site Stormwater, on site Stormwater. Questions regarding existing overlapping easements.

Early Assistance has been requested by Main Street Development for a project at 304 NE 99th Ave:

6-story, 58 residential unit building. Ground floor parking is proposed. A 7.5 foot pedestrian path is proposed along the north property line.

Early Assistance has been requested by Waechter Architecture for a project at 4806 N Maryland Ave:

Proposal is for a new development of a five level 8 unit residential structure. Four units and common uses on ground level. Four full floor flats above. No on-site parking. Applicant is planning on following community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 5009 N Interstate Ave:

Proposed project is a 5-story apartment building with 88+ residential apartments. Ground level surface parking will be provided, as well as secure bike room. Will go through design review instead of meeting community design standards.

The Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters has been submitted for Design Review by ZGF Architects:

9-story headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department. The building will house public health clinics & administrative offices, and some retail space. See DA 16-116592

Koz Development have submitted 216X SW Yamhill St for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story with basment 30 unit apartment building; bike storage on basement mezannine level; associated site work

A project at 434 NE Stafford St has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

Construct new, 3 story, 10 unit apartment building, no parking, with trash enclosure less than 120 sf in area, includes associated site work

Grant Park Village Phase II has been submitted for building permit review:

5 story new wood frame construction over one level of sub-grade parking

The first building permits are under review for the Multnomah County Central Courthouse:

DSN 01 – 50% DD’s for new court house

 

Weekly Roundup: the NV, Zidell Yards, Goat Blocks and more

The NV

The NV apartments in the North Pearl by ZGF Architects

The Business Tribune wrote about The NVone of the growing number of residential towers in the North Pearl.

Eater PDX reported that pizzeria Please Louise will be going into the ground floor of the LL Hawkins building in Slabtown.

Urban Land Magazine analyzed how the mix of uses at the Goat Blocks made the development possible.

The Oregonian broke the news that up to 67 windows will be added to the nearly complete Yard tower at the east end of the Burnside Bridge. The cost of the revisions will mostly be covered by the City of Portland, through fee refunds.

ZRZ Realty has hired Thomas Henneberry, “a longtime real estate consultant from the D.C. area” to oversee development of the Zidell Yards, according to the Portland Business Journal. The firm last year received design advice for Zidell Blocks 4 & 6though do not intend to break ground on the buildings until tenants are secured.

BikePortland had a look at the 600 space Lloyd Cycle Station, developed as part of the Hassalo on Eighth project.

The Oregonian reported on developer Gerding Edlen’s plans for a 17 story tower at 5 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The building would replace the building that has housed Fishels Furniture for decades.

The Business Tribune checked in on the construction progress at the Japanese Garden ExpansionThe new cultural village by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is expected to be completed in April 2017.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works founder Brad Cloepfil, in advance of a retrospective exhibition about the firm’s work at Portland Art Museum.

The Business Tribune looked at the ongoing restoration of the former Oregonian publishing building at 1320 BroadwayThe renovation is set for completion on June 30th.

New restaurant Q, the successor to Veritable Quandary, will be located in the 2&Taylor building, according to the Portland Business Journal. The former Yamhill Marketplace and Bally’s Total Fitness underwent a major renovation in 2014, and is now home to Jama Software.

The Willamette Week asked whether it is appropriate for the new 2035 Comprehensive Plan to downzone areas of East Portland in the middle of a housing crisis.

Eater PDX reported that Danwei Canting Chinese food pop-up is likely going into the under construction Central Eastside 811 Stark building.