The Design Commission has approved a new building on the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Marquam Hill campus. The five story OHSU Elks Children’s Eye Clinic will be connected to the existing Casey Eye Institute on SW Campus Drive. The project is being designed by Seattle-based architects NBBJ with Portland based landscape architects Mayer/Reed.
There are 95 neighborhoods recognized by Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Next Portland has now written posts about projects happening in 29 of them. In some of these neighborhoods we’ve written 20 or more posts; in almost half of them we’ve only written about one project. To a certain extent this reflects where development is happening: there are a number of cranes up in the Pearl for construction of high rises, while other neighborhoods don’t have a single pin on our map. It is also however a reflection of the fact that in the Central City Design Review is required for all projects; in other neighborhoods such as Northwest or Boise developers can choose between Design Review or the prescriptive Community Design Standards; while in other neighborhoods such as Richmond or Sunnyside projects never go through Design Review. As such there are sometimes no published images of large new buildings, even once they are under construction.
Over the past month we’ve added categories to all of our in depth posts. To see which neighborhoods we’ve written about the most, read on.
The Treehouse Apartments, a 7-story apartment building with 69 residential units, is under construction on Marquam Hill near OHSU. The project at 3440 S.W. U.S. Veterans Hospital Road includes ground floor retail space, and rooftop deck. Twelve existing parking spaces are proposed to be reconfigured to serve the new building. Bicycle parking will be provided with 80 long-term spaces and 30 short-term spaces.