Unbuilt Projects From The First Five Years of Next Portland

This week Next Portland had its fifth birthday. Since November 2014 we have published over a thousand posts, many of which are about projects that are now complete or under construction. Today, we wanted to look back at some of the unbuilt projects we’ve written about over the years.

Oregon Square
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Metro Reports: 3720 N Vancouver, Live Nation South Waterfront, VC Fargo, and more

A building permit was issued to Fieldwork Design & Architecture for a four story heavy timber office building at 3720 N Vancouver Ave.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers August 26th to September 1st 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Hacker for the Live Nation South Waterfront venue:

Proposed interim artist amphitheater including public bathrooms, terraced bleacher seating, performance stage, pedestrian walkways, concession stands, local brewery tap-house and artist back stage venue. Utilities will be installed to all on-site structures. Life of lease 7 years with extensions.

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 308 NE Dekum St:

New construction of a 4-level apartment buiding with (13) 1-bed units and (27) studio units on an approximately 100’x72′ lot. Proposed stormwater disposal method will be drywells under the courtyard. The applicant intends to meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 208 SE 148th Ave:

Multi-family development with approximately 150 dwellings units. Proposed stormwater disposal methods not yet identified.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 2610 SE Hawthorne Blvd:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss options for additional development on the site of Holman’s Funeral Home. The site and buildings are designated as a Historic Landmark. There are two options proposed: relocating the building to another portion of the site and then developing the rest of the site or leaving the building where it is and developing around it. The applicant would like to discuss the possibility of a Zoning Map Amendment from the existing zoning (CM1 and CM2) to CM3. These are all Mixed Commercial zones that allow both commercial and residential development.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 9919 NE Glisan St:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss an 8-story apartment building with 98-162 residential units. The height of the building is 89 feet. The building footprint is 9,969 square feet. The ground floor will include a lobby, bicycle storage, a 1,000 square foot commercial tenant space, mechnical rooms, trash room, elevator, stair towers and residential units. The eighth floor will include a roof deck. No off street parking or loading space is proposed.

A project at 2326 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New mixed use apartment with 19 units, with shell retail tenant space, trash room, bike room, community space and one apartment on ground floor, six units each on floors 2-4 ***mechanical separate***

The VC Fargo at 25 N Fargo St has been submitted for building permit review by Jackson Main Architecture:

New seven story, mixed-use building, apartments on upper 4 levels, groudn level includes commercial, parking garage (car stacker), storage, and common ares. ***mechanical to be separate***

A project at 7336 N Greenwich Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story – 16 units apartment building with associated site works. Trash enclosre inside. Demo for existing house to be pulled separately.

A project with two buildings at 5625 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with associated site work and covered bike storage area

New 3 story, 13 unit apartment building with associated site work and covered bike storage area

A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for Halsey 106 at 10550 NE Halsey St:

6-story, mixed-use development fronting NE Halsey St and the existing Gateway Discovery Park consisting of 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market ratehousing.

A building permit was issued for a project at 6263 N Cecelia St:

New construction of 4 story, 21 unit apartment building 20,083sf, interior trash room, DFS for fire sprinklers and bolt on balcony with integrated guardrail

A building permit was issued to Fieldwork Design & Architecture for a project at 3720 N Vancouver Ave (previously 121 N Beech St):

New 4 story mixed use building; shell only with ground floor retail; associated site work ***mechanical to be obtained separately***

Metro Reports: Portland Proper Hotel, De Paul Treatment Center, Joe Etzel Field, and more

Design Advice has been requested by ZGF Architects for the Portland Proper Hotel at NW 13th & Irving.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers July 29th to August 4th 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by ZGF Architects for the Portland Proper Hotel at 1202 NW Irving St:

10-story/170,000 gsf hotel including a ground floor lobby, one floor of below grade parking, and a rooftop amenity.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7918 SE Crystal Springs Blvd:

Construction of a new 150-unit multi-family development in two (2) 4-story buildings. The development will include surface parking, detached garages, outdoor play ground, and open space. Access will be from SE Harney St and SE Crystal Springs Blvd. Stormwater management will be designed to comply with local requirements for the treatment of water quality and quantity. Infiltration rates are high on-site, so detention is not anticipated as part of this project.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 3800 SE 164th Ave:

Three story, 71 unit mult-family building, consisting entirely of affordable housing, plus surface parking. Stormwater to be treated on site. A lot line adjustment will be needed as part of the proposal.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects and the Portland Housing Bureau for a project at 11332 SE Division St:

Project consists of 60 units of low barrier permanent supportive housing located at 11332 SE Division on a 1.07acre site, R1 zoning.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker Architects for a project at 4245 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Anticipated to be new 5-story multi-family residential building with level 1 having a partially below grade parking level at NW side of site. Total building will be 124,345 gross sf (105,317 sf FAR). 160 units plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered, and provided on-site t standard rates. Stormwater treatment is anticipated on-site via interior courtyards and flow-through planters.

Early Assistance has been requested by WDC Properties for a project at NE 55th & Glisan:

New 4-story multifamily residential structure containing 22 apartment units. No parking is proposed. Stormwater will be treated on-site via drywell. Type V-A construction. Ground units to contain (1) accessible type A unit and (6) accessible type B units.

Early Assistance has been requested by The Neenan Company for a project at SE 88th & Powell:

Two-story clinic, classified as traditional office occupancy use, with entrance off Powell and from within site. 175 surface parking spaces, separated as public parking and employee parking. Staff parking entry from east side of site being negotiated with adjacent property owner. Second drive entry on 88th Avenue application being submitted to transportation.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for a project at SE 2nd & Ash:

The proposed project is a 79,795 sf building (with less than 60,000 sf of industrial office, 5,000 sf of traditional office, ground floor retail and structured parking).

The building has a day lit basement level and first floor of concrete with 5 levels of Type 3-A heavy timber above. Stormwater will be collected on the roof of the building and treated in flow through stormwater planters on the third level.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Guardian Real Estate to discuss a project at 131 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Construction of an 8-story hotel and associated public improvements. Guestroom count is expected to be 168 keys. Gross building square footage is expected to be 104,330+/-. Stormwater disposal methods: it is required to provide a 100% eco-roof, with up to 40% exemptions allowed for mechanical and rooftop equipment. However, if the total provided is 70% (or more), all management can be met and direct discharge to the public systems is allowed. Proposal is targeting a minimum of 70% eco-roof.

The De Paul Treatment Center at 830 SE 102nd Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Holst Architecture:

53,150 sq ft drug and alcohol treatment center for adults. The proposal includes 94 beds for short and medium term inpatient care with associated kitchen and dining areas, as well as meeting and amenity spaces for care recipients. A portion of the building will be used to provide outpatient treatment services and administrative space for building staff. Three modifications are requested: one for maximum setback on 102nd (to be 10′) 33.150.215.C; one for the fence that are more than 50% sight obscuring may be up to 3 1/2 ft high within 10′ of street lot line (33.150.285); and one for the vehicle areas not allowed between building and street in pedestrian district (33.266 Table 266-3).

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 2590 NW Upshur St:

New 5 story wood framed 146 unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued to SRG Partnership for the University of Portland Joe Etzel Field at 5000 N Willamette Blvd:

New seating and amenities for Joe Etzel field to include: press box, concessions, seating and restrooms. Meeting room, associated sitework and new landscaping between Chiles Center and stadium

3000 SE Powell Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the Portland Housing Bureau‘s affordable housing development at 3000 SE Powell Blvd. The five story building will include 180 units, with a mix of studios, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments. 22 vehicular parking spaces are proposed.

The project is being designed by Holst Architecture, with landscape design by Ground Workshop. Home Forward is acting as the owner’s representative.

3000 SE Powell
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Metro Reports: PAE Living Building, Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A, LISAH, and more

PAE Living Building
The PAE Living Building at SW 1st and Pine was recently approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission, and has now been submitted for building permit review.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers June 24th to June 30th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Hacker for a project at 2865 SE Division St:

10-unit (approx 37,000 sf) multi-family project with a ground floor restaurant tenant space and 20 parking spaces (with access from SE 28th). Outdoor space is provided in individual terraces and a common roofdeck.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1726 NE 82nd Ave:

Proposal is for a 77 unit apartment with retail on the ground floor.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5625 NE Glisan St:

Demo existing residential building. Consolidate adjacent lots through the County. Construct 2 new apartment structures on a single lot, 2 building permits. Stormwater to be treated in underground detention in the common courtyard or rear setback.

The Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A at 2505 NE Pacific St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Mithun:

Phase 1A of the Planned Development for redeveloping the Pepsi Bottling Plant on NE Sandy Blvd. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, one new mixed-income apartment building (218 units proposed), below-grade parking, a new publicly-accessible Plaza, and design of a multi-modal east-west connector (NE Pacific Street Woonerf). Modifications are requested to 33.130242.C: Transit Street Main Entrance and 33.266.200.C: Long Term Bicycle Parking Space Dimensions. Adjustment requested to 33.266.310: Loading Standards

The 1500 SW Taylor Apartments have been submitted for building permit review by Leeb Architects:

Review w/ 19-178918-MT New construction 7-story apartment building. 5-story Type IIIA residential building over a 2-story Type 1A podium. The building contains 105 residential units and amenity spaces. The Podium level structure has parking for 19 cars, 2 loading spaces 71 bicycle parking spaces, a leasing office, a small retail tenant shell space and apartments.

A project at 3240 N Williams Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New wood frame 4 story mixed use building with associted siteworks. 12 residential units over ground floor. Retail, trash, parking, electrical room and lobby on ground floor. Separate demo 18-177160-co.

A project at 904 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by LRS Architects:

New Response/Service Center Facility for NW Natural consisting of a fire-sprinklered 3-story office building and an attached 2-story storage building. Includes reconfiguration of parking and associated site work *** DFS for pre-fabricated metal building *** w/19-186013-MT ***

The PAE Living Building at SW 1st and Pine has been submitted for building permit review by ZGF Architects:

Review w/ 19-158248-MT New construction of 53,646 GSF, 5-story office building in historic district. Project is utilizing elements such as cross laminated timber (CLT), composting toilets, and water filtration/reuse to achieve the Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. Will house PAE’s Porltand office and other tenants. Includes retal spaces at the ground floor.

Building permits were issued to Holst Architecture for LISAH (Low Income Single Adult Housing) at 8550-8580 N Argyle Way:

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

New three story, (bld #1) multi-family, prefab building consisting of 35 studio units, 1 one bedroom unit, 2 offices, kitchen/community room, pantry, laundry room, 2 utility rooms, and elevator.

Building permits were issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 7676 and 7686 N Lombard St:

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building with detached 54 sf trash enclosure and associated site work

Metro Reports: Troy Laundry, 3000 SE Powell, 5434 SE Milwaukie, and more

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers April 1st to April 7th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Holst Architecture for the Portland Housing Bureau project at 3000 SE Powell:

Construction of a new 5-story structure (4-over-1) with approximately 175 affordable housing units, 7,000 sq ft of ground floor active uses and 30 parking spaces. There is 35 to 50 feet (or more) of undocumented fill across the site and is assumed that infiltration will not be allowed into this undocumented fill, a connection to the public combo sewer (Hierarchy Category 4) is the only option.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at the Troy Laundry building at 1025 SE Pine St:

The Troy Laundry building at 1025 SE Pine is a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Decades after the original structure (the ‘Main Building’) was built, addition areas were added to the north part of the block. The remainder of the block is a surface parking lot.

If we purchase the property, we will renovate the Main Building. Ideally, this will include an internal renovation, exterior repairs that retain the historic character, and addition of a roof deck to the Main Building. We also expect to redevelop the north half of the site with new construction. This will involve removal of the structures built after Main Building was constructed and replacement with a new building (which will likely be flush with the main Troy Laundry building).

We recognize that this redevelopment project will require a Type III review and, therefore, a pre-application conference (and that this EA does not satisfy that requirement). We are seeking feedback only on the questions we submitted in order to assess initial feasibility during our purchase due diligence period.

A building permit was issued to Icon Architecture/Planning for a project at 6822 N Greenwich Ave:

New construction of 3-story, 9 unit apartments with a rooftop deck and associated site work *** floor & roof trusses to be a DFS *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued to Tahran Architecture & Planning for a project at 5434 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Construct new 4 story with basement 28 unit; no parking; 40 sq ft trash enclosure; site work included 100% inclusionary housing

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architect for a project at 1514 N Emerson St:

New 3 story 19 unit apartment building with enclosed bicycle parking.

A building permit was issued for a project at 3737 NE Columbia Blvd:

New construction of two 3-story self storage buildings connected with three hour wall with associated parking, utilities and landscape. (demo permit separate); 120 sq ft trash enclosure

Metro Reports: L&L PDX Hostel, De Paul Treatment Center, Argyle Apartments, and more

REACH CDC’s Argyle Apartments will add 189 units of affordable housing on surplus property formerly owned by TriMet.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers January 28th to February 3rd, 2019. 

Design Advice has been requested by Holst Architecture for the De Paul Treatment Center at 830 SE 102nd Ave:

55,000 square foot drug and alcohol treatment center for adults, possibly could expand to 65,000 square feet and include services for youth. The current proposal includes 70 beds in sleeping units for short term treatment and 24 beds for detox treatment. The proposed structure would also include dining and amenity spaces for residents as well as administrative spaces

Early Assistance has been requested by Dao Architecture for a project at 5403 SE 122nd Ave:

Work Proposed: Proposed building is a single 4-story, wood-framed structure, providing 65 units of affordable housing and approximately 18 covered, but not enclosed parking spaces. R-2 occupancy, Type V-A, NFPA 13R sprinklered. Building is U-shaped, ground floor common room and support spaces, surrounding an interior court/garden.

Early Assistance has been requested by Holst Architecture for a project at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd:

Renovation of existing warehouse building with work that will include demolition of existing offfice, portion of building, reconstruction of exterior wall to enclose warehouse building, seismic upgrade, energy code upgrades, new utilities, new roof, site upgrades and ROW upgrades. The project will include an occupancy change to OCCUPANCY B

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project also located at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd:

Demolish northern portion of existing 1-story industrial building. Construct new 49-unit multifamily building with affordable housing and ground floor retail. Community design standards are being used.

A project at 5136 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

New 4 story, 36 unit apartment building with (2) tenant spaces on ground floor, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

The renovation of the Medallion Apartments at 1969 NW Johnson St has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

F37/ medallion apartments all flrs TI; exterior – replace reroof, windows, doors, curtain walls, parking lot, plaza areas, stormwater planters, walkways, install new entrance canopy & covered trash enclosure; interior – 1st flr demo walls, new walls to create laundry rm, community rm, bathrms, offices, maintenance rm; all flrs remodel units, ceiling, flooring, finishes, plumb and elec

A building permit was issued to MWA Architects for the Argyle Apartments at 2133 N Argyle St:

New construction of 151,555 sq ft, 4-story apartment bldg – 189 affordable housing units, 2 community rms and site work

A building permit was issued to Woodblock Architecture for the L&L PDX Hostel at 1616 E Burnside St:

New 5 story, 88 unit hostel with restaurant and coffee shop for hostel on first floor, includes associated sitework *** mt permit to be submitted separately ***

Weekly Roundup: Albina Vision, Lloyd Center Bowlero, Oregon Harbor of Hope, and more

The Albina Vision would include a new waterfront public space, at the concourse level of Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The park would span over N Interstate Avenue and the freight rail line.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the Albina Vision, an effort by civic leaders to heal the district with intentional development that reverses displacement, with new public spaces, mixed income housing and cultural buildings.

Proposed legislation could eliminate a potential funding source for the Portland Diamond Project, writes the Willamette Week.

A Bowlero-branded bowling alley is proposed for the Lloyd Center, according to the Oregonian.

The Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center is already attracting attention in Portland — and beyond, according to the Business Tribune.

The Design Commission has approved the Grand Avenue Mixed Use, a 170-unit building in the Central Eastside, writes the Oregonian.

Portland Architecture had a conversation with Holst Architecture principal Dave Otte about the firm’s transition to new leadership.

The Hyatt Place in the Pearl would likely be the city’s tallest building to have no on-site parking, according to Portlanders for Parking Reform.

The Oregonian reports that ground has been broken on the Fourth and Montgomery Building, the downtown classroom, clinic and office building that will house programs of three higher education institutions and Portland’s city government.

The Oregon Harbor of Hope could be open by this summer. Originally planned as private endeavor, the shelter and navigation center will receive $1 million in funding from the Joint Office of Homeless Services, reports the Oregonian.

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Renovation of Medallion Apartments Approved (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved a major renovation of the Medallion Apartments, a 6-story, 90-unit affordable housing development in Northwest Portland owned by Home Forward. The renovation is being designed by Holst Architecture, and will include new cladding, glazing, and roofing, as well as changes to the site and landscaping. 10 existing vehicular parking spaces will remain. 5 new short term bicycle parking spaces will be added at the ground level, and long term bicycle racks added to the units.

Medallion Apartments Home Forward

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Metro Reports: Modern Times Brewing, 3000 SE Powell, 4708 NE Sandy, and more

A project by Koz Development at 4708 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review. The development is located on a site currently home to a single story bank building. The new building will incorporate new space for Umpqua Bank, including a drive through facility.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers October 22nd to October 28th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2781 NW Sussex Ave:

Develop property with a 6-plex.

Early Assistance has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for a project on South Waterfront Blocks 41, 42, 44 and 45:

Project including four separate mid-rise structures with a mixed-use program comprised of multi-family housing (approximately 1,026 units total), commercial and parking uses. Parking for approximately 625 cars will be provided overall. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by ZGF Architects to discuss a project at 1202 NW Irving St:

Approximately 10-story/170,000 gsf hotel including a ground floor lobby, one floor of below grade parking and a rooftop amenity

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Holst Architecture to discuss a project at 830 SE 102nd Ave:

Construction of up to 80,000 SF rehabilitation center to include residential and outpatient chemical dependency treatment facilities for adults and youth

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Holst Architecture to discuss a project at 3000 SE Powell Blvd:

This is a Portland Housing Bond project. New affordable housing structure(s) of approximately 120-200 units.

A project at 2514 NE Flanders St has been submitted for building permit review:

New (3) story, (6) unit apartment building, located mid block, includes associated sitework

A project at 4708 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

New 6 story mixed use building with 112 living units above tenant space, bike parking, parking, mechanical rooms, and trash room on first level, includes associated site work *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A project at 212 SE 143rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Doug Circosta Architect:

New 60 unit apartment complex in 5 buildings. Building 100 apartment units, short term bicycle parking and covered porch

New 60 unit apartment complex in 5 buildings. Building 200 12 new apartment units

New 60 unit apartment complex in 5 buildings. Building 300 18 new apartment units and short term bicycle parking

New 60 unit apartment complex in 5 buildings. Building 400 12 new apartment units

New 60 unit apartment complex in 5 buildings. Building 500 6 new apartment units, trash enclosure and laundry

A building permit was issued to Woodblock Architecture for Modern Times Brewing at 600 SE Belmont St:

TI and addition for new tenant and partial change of occupancy from F to A, S, and B; new mezzanine over trash and office, new walk in cooler, bar, canning, tasting room on main floor; new rooftop patio, (2) egress stairs, (2) bathrooms and elevator ***ossc seismic upgrade***

Building permits were issued for three buildings at 6400 SW Canyon Ct:

Building 1 – 76 units, 4 stories of living over 2 stories of below grade parking and site utilities

Building 3 – 59 units, 3 stories over 1 story of structured parking

Building 4 – 60 units, 3 stories of living over 1 floor of structural parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 2108 NE Everett St and 2155 NE Davis St:

New construction of 3 story 6unit bldg with detached 102sf trash enclosure bldg A fronts NE Everett st, work to include site utilites and improvements

New construction of 3 story 6unit bldg with detached 102sf trash enclosure bldg B fronts NE Davis working to include site utilites and improvements