Metro Reports: Dekum Court, The Bluffs, 19th & Pettygrove, and more

The redevelopment of Dekum Court is being part funded by the 2018 regional housing bond. The new Dekum Court include 200 units of affordable housing, an increase of 160 units.

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 15th, 2020 to June 21st, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Home Forward for the redevelopment of Dekum Court at 7003 NE 27th Ave:

The project is the phased redevelopment of the Dekum Court affordable housing development. Currently Dekum Court has 40 units of housing on 5.3 acres of land. Phase 1 of the project will be to demolish the existing Head Start building and construct a minimum of 40 new apartment homes. Phase 2 of the project will be to move current residents into the new units, demolish all remaining structures on site and construct up to 160 additional units for a total of 200 units of housing.

A project at NW 24th Pl and Vaughn has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check:

19 multi-family units. A lot confirmation was recently completed (see PR 20-119022 LC)

Alterations to the Galleria at 600 SW 10th Ave have been submitted for a Type 1x Historic Resource Review:

The existing Target retail store that is currently located on the second and third floors of the building will be relocated and consolidated on the first floor of the building with minimal exterior alterations. Those exterior alterations include repurposing of existing blade signage, the addition of new signage, attaching new canvas to existing awnings, and installation of a small LTE antenna (as further described below, the ¿Project¿). Beyond the signage and awnings, the alterations affect less than 500 square feet of exterior façade. Based on the proposed changes, the Bureau of Development Services has confirmed that these Historic Resource Reviews are to be processed with a Type Ix procedure under PCC 33.846.060, Table 846-1 and PCC 33.730.042 (Concurrent Reviews).

A project with two buildings at 5736 N Greeley Ave has been submitted for a building permit review:

PDOX PS – Building I: new 13 unit 3 story apartment building w/associated site work; no onsite parking; w/20-152864-CO (building II) 20-152869-CO (trash enclosure) 20-152876/79-MT

PDOX PS – Building ii: new 13 unit 3 story apartment building w/associated site work; no onsite parking; w/20-152862-CO (building I) 20-152869-CO (trash enclosure) 20-152876/79-MT

The 19th & Pettygrove Apartments at 1339 NW 19th Ave have been submitted for building permit review:

New 7 story, 126 unit mixed use apartment building and associated site work W/20-148905-MT

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for The Bluffs at 5150 N Lombard St:

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

A building permit was issued for a project at 5111 SE Woodstock Blvd:

New 3-story, 28-unit apartment building with interior trash enclosure, bike storage room and short-term bicycle parking.

Metro Reports: Baldwin Affordable Housing, Press Blocks, Koz on N Killingsworth 2, and more

The Baldwin Affordable Housing project is being developed by Home Forward in collaboration with the Urban League of Portland, and will comprise of 60 units of affordable permanent supportive housing. The project will be specifically targeted to serve residents from the Kenton community who are most in need.

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 1st, 2020 to June 7th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 4738 SE Belmont St:

New 3-Story, mixed-use structure. 19 apartment units are proposed. The ground floor will contain 1,150 sf of commercial lease space along Belmont St. The project total square footage is 11,473. A drywell on the south end of the site will serve to dispose of stormwater. They plan to meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Marathon Acquisition And Development for a project at 2202 E Burnside St:

New 5-story, mixed-use building. Approximately 114 units, 115,800 SF. Stormwater management is TBD. Proposal is expected to meet community design standards, however, applicant would like update/info about DOZA implementation.

Early Assistance has been requested by SERA Architects and Home Forward for The Baldwin Affordable Housing at 7688 N Interstate Ave:

Develop a 4-story low-income apartment building with ground floor permanent supportive service offices, community room, and courtyards. Stormwater disposal method is pending results from geotech report.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Barghausen Consulting Engineers to discuss a project at 1525 SE Grand Ave:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a 12,450 square foot retail building (CVS Pharmacy). A drvie through window and a surface parking lot for 30 vehicles is proposed. There are curb cuts on both SE M L King and SE Grand for the parking lot and the drive-through. The drive-through exits onto SE Clay Street. An Early Assistance meeting was held in 2019 to discuss this project (19-238518)

A project at 1675 NE 41st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Doug Circosta Architect:

PDOX PS – new 5 story 17 unit apartment building with associated site work; site work to include common area and detached trash enclosure < 120 sf ***mechanical permit to be separate***

The Large Division Apartments at 11518 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review:

LARGE DIVISION – New 4-story building with 138 affordable housing units, support services, and surface parking; includes associated site work *** w/20-145394-CO, 20-145396-CO, and 20-145399-MT ***

The Kōz on N Killingsworth 2 at 1430 N Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 6 story, 154 unit apartment building with ground floor retail and associated site work. W/20-146522-MT

A foundation only permit for the Press Blocks Full Block has been submitted for building permit review:

Building Foundation Only for new 24 story multi-family tower & 4 story plaza office building

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for an addition to the Gateway Baptist Church at 13300 NE San Rafael St:

Two story addition to west side of existing worship hall. Includes demo of stair, lobby, restrooms, exterior ramp on west side and siteworks to add new elevator, accessible restrooms and stair and siteworks.

Weekly Roundup: TwentyTwenty, Dekum Court, Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters, and more

The Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters is being designed to achieve LEED Platinum.

The Oregonian reported that nearly complete TwentyTwenty building has switched from condominiums to rental apartments. The developer cited slower than expected pre-sales.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the new Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters, planned for a site at N Williams and Tillamook.*

Rumors are flying that the Portland Diamond Project is looking at building an MLB Stadium in the Lloyd District, writes the Oregonian.

The Oregonian reported that one of Iceland’s top chefs will open a new restaurant, Vivian, and rooftop bar, Dóttir at the KEX Hotel.

Metro approved $22.9 million in funding for the redevelopment of Dekum Court in NE Portland. Home Forward will replace the 40 apartments currently located on the site with 160 apartments, affordable at 30% or 60% of median family income.

Two years after the completion of the Franklin High School Modernization problems are surfacing, reports OPB.

The launch of Alberta Commons brings renewed visibility to the black-owned businesses of Northeast Portland, writes Willamette Week.

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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.

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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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Under Construction: Block 45 Affordable Housing (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on March 29th, 2017.

Construction is underway on a 12-story, mixed use affordable housing development by Lever Architecture and LRS Architects for Home Forward. The project on Block 45 of the Lloyd District is one of the projects that won city funding through the 2015 Super NOFA process. The development was originally envisioned as including a mix of market rate and affordable units, however is now moving forward with all the units intended for people earning earning 60% of area median family income or below. With a total of 240 units, as well as 7,500 sq ft of retail space, Block 45 is the largest single-building affordable housing project to be built in Portland in the last 50 years. 126 long term bike parking spaces will be located in a secure bicycle room at the basement, and 240 spaces will be located within the units. No vehicular parking is proposed.

Block 45

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Focus: 33 Affordable Housing Developments Planned for Portland (images)

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments, currently under construction in the Central Eastside.

Last December the Portland Housing Bureau delivered its second annual State of Housing Report to the City Council. The report noted the many challenges facing Portland, including that in 2016 “data indicates that housing affordability in Portland in the last year has gotten worse, an issue that is disproportionately impacting low-income residents, Communities of Color, seniors, and individuals with disabilities”. Nonetheless, the report also looked at what the Bureau is doing to address these issues, including: gaining voter-approval of a $258 million Affordable Housing Bond; passage of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance; increasing urban renewal funding dedicated to affordable rental housing; and dedicating short-term rental revenue tax to affordable rental housing.

The report listed nearly 1,900 affordable housing units in the production pipeline, split between 33 developments. Next Portland is re-publishing the entire list, along with images and information about the architect / developer where we have it.

Some buildings on the list are exclusively reserved for lower income people, while others include a mix of market rate units and subsidized affordable units. Figures for levels of affordability, expressed as number of units reserved for individuals or families at a percentage of Area Median Income (AMI), are taken from the Housing Bureau Report. Buildings that include market units are only receiving city funding towards the affordable units. Note that this list does not contain any buildings which will be required to provide affordable housing as part of the newly passed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (which came into effect this month); any future projects funded through the voter approved affordable housing bond; any developments that are funded without the help of the Portland Housing Bureau; or any developments that have been allocated funding since the publication of the report late last year.

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Lloyd District Mixed-Income Development receives Design Advice (images)

A 13-story mixed income development by Lever Architecture and LRS Architects for Home Forward has gone before the Design Commission for Design Advice. The project on Block 45 of the Lloyd District is one of the projects that won city funding through the 2015 Super NOFA process, and will include 240 apartments. 109 of the apartments in the 131’-6’ tall building will be affordable housing, while 131 of the units will be leased at market rates. Approximately 7,000 sq of retail is proposed at the ground floor, facing NE Grand Avenue. No vehicular parking is proposed for the building, however discussions have started with Kaiser about leasing stalls at their proposed parking garage in the evening.

Block 45

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Design Approved for Framework, America’s Tallest Timber Building (images)

The Portland Design Commission has approved Framework, a Cross Laminated Timber building that is likely to become the tallest mass timber building in the USA. The 11 story, 142′-2″ tall building by Lever Architecture will include 31,260 sq ft of office space on levels 2 to 6, and 60 apartments on levels 7-11. The apartment units, operated by Home Forward, will all be reserved for those earning less than 60% of area median family income. The developer for the building is Project^, acting for the owner Beneficial State Bank. 69 bicycle parking spaces will be provided on the ground floor of the building, and 40 in the studio apartments above. No vehicular parking spaces are proposed.

Framework

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Design Reviewed for High-Rise Timber Building Framework (images)

The Design Commission has reviewed Framework, a Cross Laminated Timber building that is likely to become the tallest mass timber building in the USA. The 11 story, 142′-2″ tall building by Lever Architecture will include 31,260 sq ft of office space on levels 2 to 6, and 60 apartments on levels 7-11. The apartment units, operated by Home Forward, will all be reserved for those earning less than 60% of area median family income. The developer for the building is Project^, acting for the owner Beneficial State Bank. 69 bicycle parking spaces will be provided on the ground floor of the building, and 40 in the studio apartments above. No vehicular parking spaces are proposed.

Framework

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