This post is the second in a series on the developments at the Burnside Bridgehead. See also Part I about Block 75.
Block 67, a 21 story tower designed by Skylab in partnership with LRS Architects, is under construction at the east end of the Burnside Bridge. The building is composed of a 5 story podium with a 16 story tower over it. The tower is a parallelogram in plan, set at an angle diagonal to the street grid, giving it a knife-edge appearance in the NW/SE axis. The tower will include 276 residential apartment units, while the podium includes room for 200 car parking spaces and 19,709 sq ft of retail/office space. 416 bicycle parking spaces will be included in the podium and in individual units.
The developers behind the project are Hood River based Key Development and Portland based Guardian Real Estate Services. A Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption was approved [PDF] by the Portland Housing Bureau, which will allow the developers to offer 20% of the apartments at rents affordable to people making 60% or lower of median family income, for at least 10 years.
Front 17, a project which will develop 2 acres of vacant along NW Front Ave, is currently going through the Design Advice process. The project will include ground floor retail, an office building, apartments and townhouses. The design is by YBA Architects for Guardian Real Estate Services.
A Notice of a Pre-Application Conference [PDF] has been posted for development at Conway Block 290. The proposed project at NW 21st & Quimby is described in the notice as follows:
Pre-Application Conference to discuss Type III Design Review for a new mixed-use project that includes a neighborhood park, an urban square, 8-story building with ground floor retail and residential units and a 99- space underground parking structure on portion of the Conway Master Plan area, known as Block 290. The proposed uses, including the parking, was approved through the master plan review LU 12-135162 MS. The applicant also wishes to amend the approved Con-way Master Plan, amending Map 6-1, to allow access to underground parking from NW Thurman Street and NW Pettygrove Street.
The Landing Drive Apartments are under construction in John’s Landing, on the site of the former Willamette Athletic Club at 4949 SW Landing Drive. The project by GBD Architects for developer Guardian Real Estate will be 5-7 stories tall. It will have 166 apartments, broken down into a mix of 38% one bedroom, 32% one bedroom plus den, and 29% two bedroom. The primary exterior materials are brick and stucco.