Weekly Roundup: the evolution of the Lloyd District, progress on Zidell Yards and more

PSU Viking Pavilion

PSU Viking Pavilion

The Oregonian reported that the Portland Development Commission has reached a deal with ZRZ Realty for the redevelopment of the Zidell Yards.

An interview with Kyle Anderson of GBD Architects at Portland Architecture discussed the transformation of the Lloyd District from a business district to a neighborhood. GBD are working on two of the largest projects in the area: the soon to be completed Hassalo on Eighth; and Oregon Square, which has been submitted for Design Review.

Also in the Lloyd District, the Hotel Eastlund opened this week. An article in the Portland Tribune looked at the transformation of the former Red Lion hotel. While the rooftop restaurant Altabira is still a few weeks away from opening, the ground level cafe Citizen Baker opened on Monday.

The contract to build the PSU Viking Pavillion has been awarded to Fortis Construction. The building is set for completion in 2018.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the newly renovated 1510 Technology Center, now home to Viewpoint Construction Software.

The Planning & Sustainability Commission will vote on the proposed 2035 Comprehensive Plan on July 14th. The plan will then go the City Council in August.

Craig Kelly of Venerable Properties discussed the renovation of Washington High School with the Portland Business Journal.

The Portland Chronicle reported on a house at 3116 N Vancouver Ave that will be torn down for new micro housing.

Focus: 25 Tallest Buildings Planned or Under Construction

It’s now almost 6 months since the first post on Next Portland. Since then we’ve published over 180 posts and added over 350 projects to our map, which is a testament to the staggering scale of development happening right now in Portland. Much of this development is 4-6 story buildings along the corridors such as N Williams and SE Division, but there is also a large number of tall buildings going up in the Central City, which why we decided to list the 25 tallest buildings planned or under construction.

While the boom of the 2000s was defined by the activity in South Waterfront, today that district has no apartments or condos planned over 6 stories tall. By contrast the Pearl, the Lloyd District and the Central Eastside are all seeing their skylines altered. Activity in Downtown has quieter, but it also has the tallest building in our list, which is now the 4th tallest building in the city.

Where possible, the heights given are the building height as defined in the Portland Zoning Code and published in the Design Commission’s Final Findings. Where indicated the heights have been estimated.

1 – Park Avenue West

Height: 460′
Architect: TVA Architects
Status: Under Construction

November 21, 2013 LU 13-214772 DZ - Drawings - 03

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Hassalo on Eighth, pt IV: The Aster Tower (images)

This post is the Part IV in a series on Hassalo on Eighth. See also Part I about the masterplan and site design, Part II about the Velomor and Part III about the Elwood.

At 21 stories, the Aster Tower will be the tallest building at Hassalo on Eighth, the massive mixed use development by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio landscape architects. The Aster Tower will include 337 rental units, including studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, penthouses and walk-up style townhomes. At the ground level the project will include 11,582 sq ft of retail space.

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Hassalo on Eighth, pt III: The Elwood

This post is the Part III in a series on Hassalo on Eighth. See also Part I about the masterplan and site design, Part II about the Velomor and and Part IV about the Aster Tower.

The second building to open in the massive Hassalo on Eighth development by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio will be the Elwood, a five story building with 143 apartments and 26,000 sq ft of retail space. The building will include a mix of studios, one and two bedroom units. The ground floor of the building is intended to be occupied by a specialty grocer, the identity of which has yet to be announced. As reported in the Oregonian, the building is named for a steamboat built in Portland in 1891.

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Hassalo on Eighth, pt II: the Velomor (images)

This post is the Part II in a series on Hassalo on Eighth. See also Part I about the masterplan and site design, Part III about the Elwood and Part IV about the Aster Tower.

Appropriately for a building in a development that will have 1,200 bike parking spaces, the Velomor takes its name from a combination of “velo” and “amore”, to form “love of biking”. The six story mixed-use building will form one of three new residential buildings in the Hassalo on Eighth development by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio landscape architects. The Velomor will include 177 studios, one and two bedroom apartments as well as 9,470 sq ft of retail space.

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Hassalo on Eighth, pt I: Masterplan & Site Design (images)

This post is the first in a series on Hassalo on Eighth. See also Part II about the Velomor, Part III about the Elwood and Part IV about the Aster Tower.

Since its development in the mid-century, the Lloyd District has always been a major retail and business destination. It has always however lacked residents; at the 2010 census only 1,142 people lived in the district. Hassalo on Eighth intends to change that, by adding 657 apartments units on what was previously a single superblock. The project by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio landscape architects also includes 44,000 sq of retail, 1,200 underground car parking spaces and 1,200 bike parking spaces.

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Weekly Roundup: Hassalo on 8th, Spokane 13 and more

Spokane 13 Apartments

Spokane 13 Apartments

  • Hassalo on Eighth, the Lloyd District superblock development by GBD Architects and American Assets Trust, reached its full height. The names of the three buildings were announced: the Aster Tower; The Elwood; and the Velomor.
  • Also in the Lloyd District, restauranteur David Machado plans to open two new restaurants in the Hotel Eastlund. Altabira City Tavern will be a rooftop restaurant with a beer centric menu, while Citizen Baker will be a bakery, cafe and wine bar.
  • The venue Revolution Hall opened this week in Washington High School, an adaptive reuse of an old high school by SERA Architects and Venerable Properties. Portland Monthly listed  five things you don’t know about Rev Hall. David Greenwald of the Oregonian reviewed the first show, Wild Ones and Alialujah Choir.
  • The Portland Tribune profiled Bob Ball, CEO of development firm Astor Pacific. In it they revealed that his next project will be a four story, 35-unit apartment with corner retail at 901 NW 21st Avenue, near Caffé Mingo.
  • Two retail buildings in Sellwood were demolished to make way for the VWR Development’s Spokane 13 Apartments. The design is by TVA Architects.
  • PHK Development and THA Architecture released details of their proposed 7 story apartment at 2034 NE Multnomah. An adjustment review for the project was approved in December 2014.
  • The Portland Business Journal reported that the PDC has issued an RFI for the Old Fire Station Property at NW 3rd & Glisan. It could potentially be converted into creative office space.
  • Portland Architecture published an interview with Eugene Sandoval of ZGF Architects. Notable projects of his include the Eliot Tower and Twelve West.

Weekly Roundup: Hotel Cornelius, The Redd, Ankeny Lofts and more

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Hotel Cornelius Lobby (image via Portland Preservation). The interior no longer remains.

  • The Portland City Council held a public hearing on the proposed West Quadrant Plan, a component of the Central City 2035 Plan. The Oregonian had “10 takeaways from the 20-year plan for the westside.”
  • The Portland Design Commission this week reviewed Hazelwood Plaza and offered Design Advice on Modera Belmont.
  • Portland Monthly wrote about The Redd on Salmon St, an empty warehouse in the Central Eastside which the Ecotrust intends to convert into an “incubator for artisan food businesses.”
  • The Oregon confirmed that the adjacent Woodlark Building and Hotel Cornelius will be converted into a hotel operated by Provenance Hotels. A Pre-Application Conference for the project was held in December.
  • The Zipper, Guerrilla Development’s latest project, is taking shape on NE Sandy. The collection of micro-restaurants will open in March.
  • Major construction on the Lloyd Center Remodel begins in March. A story in the Oregonian said that brokers are shying away from traditional tenants, and are looking instead at “boutiques, restaurants, brewpubs, exercise studios and possibly a grocery store or a farmers market.”
  • Portland Architecture published photos of Colab’s recently completed Ankeny Lofts 2/3.
  • The 657-unit, three-building Hassalo on Eighth project will have a topping off ceremony on Monday, with Mayor Charlie Hales and Congressmen Earl Blumenauer present.
  • The Portland Chronicle published construction photos of Urban Development Group’s 27th & Ankeny project.
  • Randy Gragg asked whether the PNCA 511 Building will spark a renaissance in Old Town. The first students moved into the building this week.
  • The Portland Business Journal had a look at the under construction Erickson Saloon & Fritz Hotel project.
  • New Seasons has pre-leased 15,000 sq ft retail space in the Cook Street Apartments, to address a parking shortage at their North Williams store.
  • Hacienda CDC has a number of community projects in progress on the east side, including the Portland Mercado.