Weekly Roundup: Hawthorne 31, Hi-Lo Hotel, High Schools, and more

The Hi-Lo Hotel, located in the Oregon Pioneer Building, is set to open at the end of the month. The building is also home to iconic Portland restaurant Huber’s.

Portland voters approved the $790 million Portland Public Schools bond, which will pay for the rebuild or modernization of Benson High SchoolMadison High SchoolLincoln High School and Kellogg Middle School.

At three and a half months into Portland’s Inclusionary Housing program, the Business Tribune looked at the policy’s success so far.

SE Hawthorne now has a second poke bowl restaurant, at the ground floor of the Hawthorne.31 Apartments, writes Eater PDX.

Demolition began on the former Club 21 building, reported the Portland Mercury. The site is being redeveloped as the Jantzen Apartments.

Portland Monthly looked at the Field Office, a “radical new Portland office [that] blends work and nature“.

The Hi-Lo Hotel and Alto Bajo restaurant will open May 31st, according to Eater PDX.

Metro Reports: 15 story tower proposed at 514 SE Belmont, permit issued for Hawthorne 31, and more


11th & Ankeny apartments

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Urban Development Group have requested Design Advice for their project at 11th & Ankeny:

Design Advice Request for a new mixed-use building – 2191 sq ft retail; 84 residential units; 6081 sq ft of below ground parking (23 parking spaces total).

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7246 N Mohawk Ave:

17-18 unit multi family building with on-site storm handling. Transfer of density from neighboring site at 7922 N Ivanhoe. One house to remain on 7922 N Ivanhoe.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Vallaster Corl Architects to discuss a project at 514 SE Belmont St:

Pre-App. Conference to discuss a Type III Historic Resource Review for a new 15-story mixed-use building with ground level retail, parking (approx. 90 spaces) on the 2nd and 3rd floors and 193 residential units on the upper floors.

A Pre-Permit Zoning Plan Check has been requested for a building at 3423 SE Hawthorne Blvd:

New four story 24 unit apartment building

Holst Architecture have submitted 510 NW 15th Ave for Design Review:

Renovation of 2 existing buildings to include seismic upgrades, 4 levels on the west building for creative office space

A demolition permit was issued to Works Partnership, which will enable a townhome development at 5711 E Burnside St to move ahead:

Demolish existing one story commercial building, 896 sf, requirement of final plat permit 15-108229FP, remove all debris

A pair of building permits were issued to FFA Architecture for the Tess O’ Brien apartments:

6 story 5/1, 74 apts

6 story 5/1, 52 apts

A building permit was issued for an apartment building at 4937 SE Division St by SERA Architects:

New 134 unit apartment building with retail at ground level and tuck under parking.

A building permit was issued to TVA Architects for the Hawthorne 31 Apartments at 1515 SE 31st Ave:

New 4-story mixed use building with ground floor retail and 30 apartment units in floors 2-4.

A building permit was issued for a new building at 6030 SE 52nd Ave:

New 2 story commercial building; shell only; with associated site work. No occupancy under this permit, separate ti permits required for occupancy. Sprinkler/alarm required.

Weekly Roundup: Goat Blocks, Station Place Lot 5, Multnomah County Courthouse and more

Station Place Lot 5

Station Place Lot 5

The City Council heard the appeal of Preserve the Pearl LLC against the Design Commission’s decision to approve Block 136. Comments for or against the appeal can be sent to cctestimony@portlandoregon.gov until 5pm on April 15th. The Council will deliberate on April 23rd.

The Portland Development Commission board has voted to sell Station Place Lot 5 to Williams & Dame for $7.4 million. The developers plans to build a 204,000 sq ft office building on the vacant Pearl District land.

Grocery store Market of Choice and hardware store Orchard Supply will be the anchor retail tenants for LOCA @ The Goat Blocks, which is now under construction.

According to a post at The Portland Chronicle, demolition has begun on the Spring Market building on SE Hawthorne Blvd. In its place will be the Hawthorne 31 apartments by TVA Architects and VWR Development.

An article in today’s Oregonian covers OMSI’s desire for housing to be allowed on land it owns in the Central Eastside. The City is currently working on a draft of the SE Quadrant Plan, which will guide the zoning for the area for the next 20 years.

The Post Office Redevelopment could be a ‘golden opportunity for bikeway’, says BikePortlandWork on the  Broadway Corridor Framework Plan, which includes in the USPS site, will begin this year.

The Portland Development Commission has issued a Request for Proposals for Riverplace Parcel 3. Working with the Portland Housing Bureau, they hope to create at least 200 affordable homes on the site.

At Portland Architecture Brian Libby asked whether Portland can grow the right way.

A photo gallery at the Daily Journal of Commerce shows the progress on the Park Avenue West tower.

The Portland Development Commission has reissued a Request for Proposals for NE 106th & Halsey. According to the Portland Business Journal, the PDC is willing to “donate the land at no cost or channel up to $3 million in public funding” to secure the kind of development it wants to see.

A due diligence report [PDF] on the Multnomah County Courthouse was presented to the County board. The two sites currently being considered for the new courthouse are at the Hawthorne Bridgehead, and adjacent to the KOIN tower. No fatal flaw was found for either site, and the site at the Hawthorne Bridgehead remains the preferred site.

Metro Reports: Apartments in Irvington, Buckman and Richmond

Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

BKL/A Architecture have applied for a Historic Resource Review for a project at 1810 NE 11TH Ave in Irvington:

Historic Resource Review for new three story multifamily apartment building

The Blackwood Lofts at 2403 SE Ankeny St are under review for building permit:

Construct new 4 story apartment building with 23 units, interior trash storage and bike racks, no onsite parking, stormwater facility and associated site work

TVA Architects have applied for a building permit for the Hawthorne 31 apartments at 1521 SE 31st Ave:

New 4-story mixed use building with ground floor retail and 30 apartment units in floors 2-4.

Weekly Roundup: Park Avenue West, bar closures, Centennial Mills and more

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Street level view of Park Avenue West

  • There were no City Council or Design Commission hearings this week, due to the Christmas holiday.
  • In “Closing Time” the Willamette Week wrote about the many Portland bars that will have closed by the end of 2014, including Magic Gardens, which closes on New Year’s Eve. The strip club occupied a space in the Overland Warehouse Company building, which is due to be converted into creative office space.
  • An article by Brian Libby at Citylab asked whether Jordan Schnitzer can save Centennial Mills.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of Spring Market at SE 31st and Hawthorne, which is slated to be redeveloped by VWR Development and TVA Architects as a mixed use building with apartments over retail.
  • Another blog post at the Portland Chronicle contained photos of the Pearl garage set to be torn down for Vallaster Corl’s Couch9 project.
  • In “Nerves of steel: Building the Park Avenue West Tower in Portland” the Oregonian published photos and wrote about the construction of the skyscraper set to be the third tallest building in the city.

Metro Reports: The International School, Curio Hotel and more

The International School

The International School

Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes a list of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Early assistance was requested for a project at 16625 SE Powell Blvd:

6 apartments with a 7-space parking lot. Apartment units may have garages as well.

THA Architecture have applied for a Design Review for work at Portland Community College Cascade Campus:

Demo existing Student Center, addition of a new plaza in its place and reno of existing Library and Student Services Building.

HC Architecture have applied for Design Review of their proposed Curio Hotel:

Design Review for hotel

Mahlum have applied for Design Review for their expansion of the International School:

New 3 story 15,000 sq ft classroom building and related site improvements for the International School

Fosler Portland Architect have submitted plans for two new apartment buildings at 5625 E Burnside St:

New 2 story apartment with 5 units, associated site work, trash enclosure and biking parking

New 3 story apartment with 20 units; associated site work

A demolition permit was issued to Hawthorne 31 Apartments LLC for a building at 1521 SE 31ST Ave:

Demo existing building; subject to 35 day demo delay

An excavation permit was issued to Myhre Group for their redevelopment of the former Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs site at 4141 N Williams:

Partial – excavation and shoring only (no utiltiies this permit)