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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Design Commission approves 1440 SW Taylor St (images)

The Design Commission has approved a 7 story mixed use building at 1440 SW Taylor St. The 76′ tall building by Leeb Architects for Shelter Holdings will include 107 units, including five ground level work-live units. 1,228 sq ft of ground-level retail space will be located at the northwest corner of the building. Parking for 21 vehicles and 163 bicycles will be provided.

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Design Commission approves 1500 SW Taylor (images)

The Design Commission has approved 1500 SW Taylor, an 11 story building by SERA Architects. The 125′ tall building is being developed by the Molasky Group, Trinity 3 Investment and Langley Investment Properties. The project will include 146 units, 20% of which will be designated as affordable through the MULTE program. A 1,250 sq ft retail space will be located at the corner of SW 15th & Taylor, with the rest of the ground floor used for resident amenities including a fitness room, library, lounge and community room. At the 11th floor a club room and roof deck with be provided, with views to the west.

80 vehicular parking spaces will be provided in two levels of below-grade parking. 6 bike rooms will provide long term parking for 219 bicycles.

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1500 SW Taylor goes before Design Commission (images)

A project by SERA Architects at 1500 SW Taylor St has gone before the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The 11 story, 125′ tall building is being developed by the Molasky Group, Trinity 3 Investment and Langley Investment Properties. The project will include 146 units, 20% of which will be designated as affordable through the MULTE program. A 1,250 sq ft retail space will be located at the corner of SW 15th & Taylor, with the rest of the ground floor used for resident amenities including a fitness room, library, lounge and community room. At the 11th floor a clubroom and roof deck with be provided, with views to the west.

80 vehicular parking spaces will be provided in two levels of below-grade parking. 6 bike rooms will provide long term parking for 219 bicycles.

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Design Advice Offered for 1638 W Burnside (images)

Design Advice has been offered to Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 1638 W Burnside St. The 8 story tall building for Atlanta-based developer Wood Partners will include 138 residential units, 83 below-grade parking spaces and 209 long term bicycle parking spaces. 5,791 sq ft of ground floor commercial space is planned, with retail spaces facing W Burnside at Level 1 and SW Alder St and Level 2.

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Press Blocks receive Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the Press Blocks, the redevelopment of the former Oregonian publishing buildings in Goose Hollow. The development would 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. Around 350 vehicular parking stalls and 500 long term bicycle parking spaces would be provided, in underground garages. An existing tunnel under SW 17th Ave would be retained, in order to provide a pedestrian connection between the two garages.Press Blocks

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SW Yamhill Apartments approved by Landmarks Commission (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved a proposed apartment building by Koz Development, on SW Yamhill St in Goose Hollow. The three story plus basement building will contain 30 apartments with mezzanine sleeping lofts, averaging approximately 300 sq ft each. The developer intends to reserve 6 of the units in the building (20% of the total units) for people earning less than 60% of area Median Family Income. No car parking is proposed. 37 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided in a secure bike room.

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Design Commission approves Market Hill Commons (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Market Hill Commons, a new residential building in the Goose Hollow neighborhood. The project will include 16 residential units, 16 vehicular parking spaces and 24 long term bicycle parking spaces. The design of the project is by Texas based Urban Foundry Architecture, who are working with Oregon based architect of record Stephen Gerber. The developer of the project is Scotia Western States Housing.

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Under Construction: North Hollow Apartments (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on July 8th 2015.

Construction is underway on the North Hollow Apartments in Goose Hollow. The 6 story building by SERA Architects for developers Molasky Group and Trinity 3 Investments will include 121 residential units, one 900 sq ft retail space and 65 vehicular parking spaces. 184 bicycle parking spaces will be provided. The ground floor of the building will be primarily residential units, however these have been designed in such a way that they will be easily convertible to retail spaces should the demand for retail in the area increase. Through a 10 year property tax exemption passed by the City Council in December, 24 of the units will be reserved for households earning no more than 80 percent of Portland’s median family income.

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Focus: Projects by Neighborhood

There are 95 neighborhoods recognized by Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Next Portland has now written posts about projects happening in 29 of them. In some of these neighborhoods we’ve written 20 or more posts; in almost half of them we’ve only written about one project. To a certain extent this reflects where development is happening: there are a number of cranes up in the Pearl for construction of high rises, while other neighborhoods don’t have a single pin on our map. It is also however a reflection of the fact that in the Central City Design Review is required for all projects; in other neighborhoods such as Northwest or Boise developers can choose between Design Review or the prescriptive Community Design Standards; while in other neighborhoods such as Richmond or Sunnyside projects never go through Design Review. As such there are sometimes no published images of large new buildings, even once they are under construction.

Over the past month we’ve added categories to all of our in depth posts. To see which neighborhoods we’ve written about the most, read on.

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