Weekly Roundup: Beatrice Morrow, Ankeny Apartments, Grove Hotel, and more

The Beatrice Morrow Apartments will include 80 affordable housing units, offered under the city’s preference policy to those displaced from N/NE Portland.

The Oregonian wrote about the affordable housing planned for the former Grant Warehouse site on NE MLK. The building will be named the Beatrice Morrow, after the African American attorney who ran for state office in 1932.

The Willamette Week wrote about Home First Development’s plans to build 300 apartments and sell them to the city for $100,000 apiece.

The DJC wrote about how the Portland Development Commission is “driving ahead to expand parking stock“*, with investments totaling tens of millions of dollars planned at Old Town Chinatown Block 33, the Convention Center Hotel and at the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the City Council and PDC have chosen to move forward with a full redevelopment of the Centennial Mills site. As a consequence, the Mounted Patrol Unit will not return to the site.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works associate principal Dan Koch to about plans to rebuild the destroyed Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan and create a new building at 510 NW 23rd Ave.

The Grove Hotel has topped out, writes the Portland Business Journal. When it opens later this year it will include a new restaurant by Kurt Huffman’s ChefStable group.

In a two part series, the Business Tribune wrote about the Design Commission’s denial of the Ankeny Apartmentsand the upcoming appeal to City Council.

An article in Portland Monthly argued that the future of Portland’s skyline Is made of wood. Recent and planned wood buildings include The RadiatorFramework (CEID), 38 Davis, Albina Yard, Framework (Pearl) and Carbon12.

The Portland Business Journal broke the news that the AMF Bowling Alley at 3031 SE Powell Blvd is set to be redeveloped for a ‘national retailer’. The Portland Mercury republished a statement from AMF expressing their plan to continue operating “for its remaining lease term and perhaps longer“.

The Hollywood Star News wrote about plans by Koz Development for a new six-story, 114-unit studio apartment building at 4708 NE Sandy Blvd—a site currently occupied by Umpqua Bank.

The Business Tribune reported that the remodeled Macy’s building downtown will officially be known as the Meier & Frank Building.

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Weekly Roundup: Grant High School, Centennial Mills, 1205 SE Morrison, and more

Conceptual diagram showing how much development would be allowed under a full site redevelopment of the Centennial Mills site (image: GBD Architects). The flour mill would remain and be converted to creative office space, while the rest of the site would likely be used for residential and retail uses, plus an expansion of the Willamette Greenway.

The Willamette Week reported that Portland could be getting a major new music venue at 2034 NW 27th Ave. With a capacity for 3,000 concert goers it would be of a similar size to the Schnitzer Concert Hall or the Keller Auditorium.

According to the Portland Mercury nearly 6,000 residential units were submitted for city review in the past two months—ensuring that they wont be subject to the newly enacted inclusionary zoning rules.

The Oregonian wrote about how affordable housing developers are taking a hit from Trump tax cut speculation.

KOIN reported that the bathrooms at the rebuilt Grant High School will all be gender neutral.

The DJC reported that the Portland Development Commission is moving towards a full-site redevelopment of the Centennial Mills*, which would not include the return of the Mounted Patrol unit to the site.

The Morrison Street Bar & Grill at 1205 SE Morrison St will be demolished to make way for four-story, 39-unit apartment complex, reported the Portland Chronicle.

The developers behind 1320 Broadway, formerly home to the Oregonian, are set to make a substantial return on their investment, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The developers behind the renovation and expansion of the Grove Hotel have sued to evict Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp across the street, reports the Oregonian.

Portland Shoupistas argued that parking is often over supplied at Transit Oriented Developments.

The Willamette Week posted that with the Fair-Haired Dumbbell under construction Portland finally has architecture worth arguing about.

The DJC published photos of the new spaces now open at Roosevelt High School.

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Weekly Roundup: Overlook Pointe fire, 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, Field Office, and more

10th & Yamhill Smart Park

Conceptual image of a renovated 10th & Yamhill Smart Park garage (image by FFA Architecture & Interiors)

The Portland Development Commission received three offers for Centennial Mills, according to The Oregonian. All three offers, valued at $1,000, $100,000 and $3.45 million, were rejected. The redevelopment agency will now consider “how/whether to reengage the market”.

The DJC reported that the under construction Overlook Pointe condominium development at 5425 N Minnesota Ave was burned down in a fire* early Wednesday morning.

The PDC voted to sell property at 1053–1201 NW Naito Parkway to The Wolff Company for $9 million. The Oregonian reported that the developer plans to build 340 apartments on the site, 68 of which would be affordable for at least 10 years.

KGW covered the 1,200 apartments coming to the area in and around the Con-way Masterplan area in NW Portland. Construction is underway on Blocks 294E and 295E and the Leland James Buildingwhich are following on from the LL Hawkins and Slabtown MarketplaceImmediately outside of the masterplan area is Q21, which is nearing completion.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the “new mood in Chinatown“, which after decades of divestment might be seeing a change in its fortunes. The Society Hotel opened last year, and will soon be joined by the newly renovated Mason Erhman Building Annex, Overland Warehouse Company Building and Grove Hotel.

The Portland Mercury profiled Swift Real Estate Partners, the San Francisco Investment Firm that is “Snatching Up Old Town Real Estate“. The company’s acquisitions include the New Market Theatera historic building adjacent to the Skidmore Fountain that could receive a significant addition.

Project^’s Field Office will create a “300,000-square-foot urban campus“, according to the Portland Business Journal. Construction recently started on the Hacker-designed buildings at NW Front and 17th.

More than 1,000 people applied for the 65 housing units available to people displaced from North and Northeast Portland, according to The Oregonian.

The City is planning a $25 million renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, according to the Portland Business Journal. The scope of the project will include addressing seismic and ADA deficiencies in the existing structure.

Three new surf shops are set to open in the next year, reports The Oregonian. These include Cosube, which will open in Slate at the Burnside Bridgehead, and Leeward Northwest Surf & Sea, which will open in New New Crusher Court at 2450 NE Sandy Blvd.

According to the Portland Business Journal, furniture retailer Room & Board will open next year in the Pearl District’s newly renovated Fisk Tire Company Building.

The Business Tribune wrote about a day in the life of the team at OHSU working on the Knight Cancer Research Building.

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Under Construction: Grove Hotel Expansion and Remodel (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on November 12th 2015.

A major expansion and remodel of Old Town’s Grove Hotel is under construction. The project will include the renovation and seismic upgrade of the existing building fronting onto W Burnside, as well as the construction of a new 99′ tall tower to replace the existing theater addition. The addition will have the lobby and main entrance to the hotel at the ground level, and a rooftop restaurant at the 9th floor. New retail spaces would be created on the ground level of the original building, and a basement level “speakeasy” will be accessed from NW 5th Ave. No new vehicular parking is proposed. The architectural design is by Portland based Surround Architecture with New York based Studio Tack acting as design consultants.

Grove Hotel

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Metro Reports: 3rd & Taylor, Holiday Inn Express, 1400 NW 22nd and more

3rd and Taylor

The proposed office building at 3rd & Taylor, as presented to the Design Commission in November 2015

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

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2922 SE 82nd Ave:

Proposal for a 3-story enclosed mini-storage facility with drive-through acess.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 304 NE 99th Ave:

The proposal is for a 6-story, 58 residential unit building. Ground floor parking is proposed. A 7.5 foot pedestrian path is proposed along the north property line. A Type III Design Review is required.

Stack Architecture have submitted a project at N Crawford & N Charleston Ave for Design Review:

Design Review for a four-over-one apartment bldg with 1 level of parking on an undeveloped lot. Project includes 101 units with 40 parking spaces. Two modifications requested: one for ground floor window standard, and one to increase height.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have submitted the office portion of 3rd & Taylor for Design Review:

New 10 story creative office building with ground floor retail space, bicycle parking, and rooftop amenities.

A building permit is under review for a project at 233 NW 16th Ave:

New 5 story, 50 unit apartment building with groundfloor commercial, onsite storm water management

A foundation permit was issued for the Grove Hotel renovation and expansion:

partial – EXISTING BUILDING: demolish north theater addition (portion of building within the new tower footprint) and basement level, ground level, second level + third level- existing slab on grade, existing non-structural partitions, ceilings, finishes, etc. New footings for new shear walls. Install new basement level slab (new lower elevation). New shear walls. EXISTING AND NEW ADDITION UNDERGROUND UTILITIES: water, sanitary, storm, electrical piping. NEW ADDITION FOUNDATION (Foundation = below grade plus ground floor slab): New shoring- steel soldier piles + lagging, tiebacks, and shotcrete. Matt slab on rammed aggregate piers foundation (Geopiers). Basement foundation walls- Shoring becomes permanent basement foundation walls. Basement level cast-in-place concrete columns. Ground level PT slab (entry level at grade).

A building permit was issued to Works Partnership for work at 1400 NW 22nd Ave:

Change of occupancy from film production to office – shell only. ASCE 41 seismic upgrade. Second story exterior: new brick cladding, new windows. First story exterior:new storefront and accessible entrances. Alteration of interior space to create open courtyard. New roof with new deck. Interior improvements include: new restroooms and bike storage, all new stairs, new ramps. Enclose trash and utility room. Relocate mezzanine to be used as office. **separate tenant improvement permits required.**

A building permit was issued for the Holiday Inn Express @ Cascade Station:

New 4 story, 104 room holiday inn express to include breakfast area, laundry room, fitness room, check-in/lifestyle lounge, covered patio, pool with patio and bike parking w/associated parking, utilities and landscaping. 189 sq foot detached trash enclosure

Metro Reports: Grove Hotel, 9101 SE Foster, 5166 SE Division and more

Grove Hotel

A partial demolition permit was issued for the Grove Hotel. The annex on SW 4th Ave will be demolished. The main building facing W Burnside will be rehabilitated.

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

BAMA Architecture and Design have requested Early Assistance for a project at 15847 SE Powell Blvd: 

Proposal is for construction of new 19 bed residential care facility for persons with physical or mental disability. Odot owns frontage and must attend ea meeting. Existing residence will be demolished.

Mackenzie have submitted a project at 2800 NW Front Ave for Conditional Use Review:

Conditional use review for acessory office over 25,000, SF as required for Guilds Lake Industrial Sanctuary Plan District. Adjustment for reduction of parking lot interior trees.

A partial demolition permit was issued for the Grove Hotel:

partial – interior non-structural demolition of south SRO portion of the building and demolition to grade of the north one-story portion of the building.

Hacker Architects have submitted 9101 SE Foster Rd for building permit review:

4 story mixed use development with ground floor retail and 3 floors of apartments

Architecture Building Culture have submitted a project at N Interstate and Jarrett St for building permit review:

Build a new three story 12 unit apartment/condo building constructed of fifteen prefabricated modules set and finished on site. *electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits to be obtained separately*

A building permit was issued for a project at 5166 SE Division St: 

Construct 3 story 14 unit apartment building; with underground parking and associated site work

A building permit was issued to YBA Architects for a project at 1208 SE Ankeny St:

Construct new 4 story with basement, 27 unit apartment building; with associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 4304 SW Hillsdale Ct:

Construct new 3 story building with basement; new landscaping and associated site work;

Landmarks Commission presents State of the City Preservation Report

The Block 8L building in Skidmore Old Town, which is now under construction. The design was cited as an example of the positive contribution made by the Historic Landmarks Commission during their review.

The Block 8L building in Skidmore Old Town, which is now under construction. The design was cited as an example of the positive contribution made by the Historic Resource Review process.

The Historic Landmarks Commission has presented its 2015 State of City Preservation Report to the Portland City Council. The report gave an update to the Council on the work of the Commission, made suggestions for priorities to be addressed in the coming year and identified potential threats to historic resources in the city. Presenting the report was outgoing Chair Brian Emerick, joined by Commission member Kirk Ranzetta. A similar report was delivered earlier in the year by the Design Commission.

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Focus: 20 new hotels proposed for Portland

When construction activity first started to return to Portland around 2012 it seemed like all that was being built was apartments. While residential still dominates the construction industry, other sectors of the market have started to return. In the last year there has been been a noticeable increase in the number of hotels proposed in Portland. Next Portland counts at least 20 hotels either proposed, going through Design Advice / Design Review, being reviewed for building permits or under construction. Together these represent over 3000 new rooms, a substantial number for a city that had 25,924 rooms in its metro area as of 2014.

It is unlikely that every single hotel on this list will be built; some of the Early Assistance application may represent property owners performing a feasibility study, and there is always the possibility of a downturn in the economy. Even still, it’s clear that Portland is going to have a substantially larger number of hotels in just a couple years. Click through to see the full list, arranged by number of rooms.

1 – Hyatt Regency at the Convention Center

Number of rooms: 600+
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects, ESG Architects
Status: Design Advice

Hyatt Hotel at the Oregon Convention Center

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Historic Landmarks Commission reviews Grove Hotel (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has reviewed designs for the renovation and expansion of the Grove Hotel. The project will include the renovation and seismic upgrade of the existing building fronting onto W Burnside, as well as the construction of a new 99′ tall tower to replace the existing theater addition. The addition would have the lobby and main entrance to the hotel at the ground level, and a rooftop restaurant at the 9th floor. New retail spaces would be created on the ground level of the original building, and a basement level “speakeasy” will be accessed from NW 5th Ave. The architectural design is by Portland based Surround Architecture with New York based Studio Tack acting as design consultants.

Grove Hotel

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Metro Reports: Carbon12, Grove Hotel, 21st and Irving Apartments and more

Carbon12

Carbon12, as shown during Design Advice

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 for a project at 3207 SW 1st Ave:

Warehouse to office conversion.

Early Assistance has been requested by Mentrum Architecture for a new building at 6205 N Minnesota Ave:

Proposal is for a 3-story 18 unit apartment building

A building at 3514 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Design Review:

Design Review for a new one story- (8,115 s.f.) building

Carbon12 by PATH Architecture has been submitted for Historic Resource Review:

Eight story mixed use building with 22-24 parking spaces with two ground floor retail units and 14 residential condominiums. The roof will also have a roof deck for the top two units.

Surround Architecture have submitted their designs for renovation and expansion of the Grove Hotel for Historic Resource Review:

This project consists of a renovation of an existing three-story building with basement and construction of a new nine story , 44,200 sf concrete building

Emerick Architects have submitted their 21st and Irving Apartments for Historic Resource Review:

Demo of exising structure for development of 4 story mixed use development including 57 living units and 55-62 parking spaces. Historic resource review with 6 modifications.