Design Commission Upholds Approval of St Johns Central Lofts (images)

The Design Commission has upheld the approval of the Central Lofts, against an appeal by the St Johns Neighborhood Association. The four story building, designed by Jones Architecture for owner Farid Bolour, will include 30 residential units over ground floor retail. The building will include 37 long-term bicycle parking stalls. No vehicular parking is proposed.

St Johns Central Lofts

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Metro Reports: Toyoko Inn, Elk’s Children Eye Clinic, 1130 SE MLK, and more

OHSU Elk's Children Eye Clinic

The OHSU Elk’s Children Eye Clinic (as presented to the Design Commission for Design Advice in November 2017) has been submitted for a Type III Design 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 January 29th to February 4th, 2018.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss the redevelopment of Kellogg Middle School:

No changes in code for this site. Total redevelopment of the Kellogg Middle School site after building demolition and site regrading. Includes changes to vehicular access on SE 69th Ave for drop-off/parking and buses, recreation fields, parking and limited access service and fire land connected to SE Franklin St. Proposes 105.112 SF structure at an increase from the former 96,973 SF.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1511 SE Holgate Blvd:

Current code: Construct a 3-story, 22-unit, affordable housing project (9,600 sq ft) that is 100% affordable to renters earning at or below 60% of area median income.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1715 NW 17th Ave:

Current code: Renovation of existing warehouse with addition of interior mezzanine/2nd floor for use as creative office space.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss the Toyoko Inn at SW 3rd & Oak:

Current code: Project is a 19 story, 120,000 SF business hotel with 486 rooms. Ground floor will have a lobby, breakfast area, business center and other facilities related to the hotel. An interior courtyard will include two loading bays, bicycle storage and outdoor dining.Site is subject to an obligation to provide underground parking for the abutting garage building.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Allied Works Architecture to discuss a project at 1130 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Current Code: Demolition of an existing one story auto servicing center to be replaced with a new 8-story, 140,000SF commercial office building with retail use on ground level and two levels of parking below grade.

A project at 4242 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for Type II Adjustment Review by Koble Creative Architecture:

Construction of a new 4-story, multi-family building (12 units). Two adjustments requested: 1) street setback and 2) side setback

The OHSU Elk’s Children Eye Clinic has been submitted for Type III Design Review by NBBJ:

New 5-story building for the Elk’s Children Eye Clinic for OHSU.

A project at 2636 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

Renovate existing 2-story build; shell only, no occupancy; demo interior partition walls and stairs; build new demising walls to create 10 future tenant spaces, new stairs, (5) new mezzanines, new deck, interior trash room and egress courtyard.

A project at 600 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review by Woodblock Architecture:

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

The Central Lofts at 8608 N Lombard St have been submitted for building permit review by Jones Architecture:

New 4 story mixed use building with 30 units, attached trash enclosure, includes associated site work **mechanical separate**

A project at 1734 NE 45th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by DECA, Inc:

New 3 story apartment building with basement, 12 units

A project at 520 SE 82nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 20,480 sf grocery store with 2 walk-in coolers, office, 2 bathrooms, break room, storage room at loading dock, and associated site work inlcuding expanded parking lot ***with detached trash enclosure <120 sq ft*** ***separate mechanical permit for HVAC and refrigeration***

A building permit was issued for the Overton 15 apartments at 1470 NW Overton St:

New 7-story mixed use building with 68 apartments with ground level offices

 

South Waterfront Blocks 41 and 44 Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved two seven story mixed use buildings proposed by developer Cairn Pacific on South Waterfront Blocks 41 and 44. The buildings, designed in partnership by Jones Architecture and GBD Architects, will together include 524 residential units. Landscape design for the development is being done by PLACE.

South Waterfront Blocks 41 and 44

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Renovation of Fliedner Building Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved a major renovation of downtown’s Fliedner Building. The core and shell renovation is being designed by Jones Architecture, for building owner Singer Properties. The project will include a seismic upgrade and the insertion of a new exit stair, which will allow the currently vacant upper floors to be converted to office space. Two new landscaped roofs courts will be added at the top of the building. Exterior work will include stucco and terracotta repairs, new paint, and replacement of existing windows with new wood windows.

Fliedner Building

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Metro Reports: 2135 NW 29th Ave, Neuberger Hall, 8608 N Lombard, and more

Site plan for 2135 NW 29th Ave by SERA Architects, as submitted for the project’s Pre-Application Conference in January

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hennebery Eddy Architects for a project at 808 SE Alder St:

Proposal is for a change in use, renovation and addition to an existing two (2) story concrete and wood frame structure with full basement previously used for storage. New proposed use is wet lab tenant spaces of group B occupancy and associated office space.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by LRS Architects to discuss a project at 15 NE Broadway:

Proposal to build a new multi-story automobile sales and service center on the existing property, with a ground floor automotive showroom facing NE Broadway and service entrance and reception off of NE Victoria Ave. Automotive service bay and parts storage will be below-grade, with vehicle inventory stored and displayed on upper floors.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hacker Architects to discuss the Neuberger Hall Renovation:

Renovate existing building, which includes updating and modifiying accessibility, fire, life, safety, deferred maintenance, program adjustment and facade improvements. While these renovations are taking place, they are proposing to use alternate sites to facilitate academic and staffing needs. (See separate PC 17-115464)

A project at 6449 SE 128th has been submitted for Type II Adjustment Review by Scott Edwards Architecture:

Adjustment to parking requirement for 15 unit affordable housing development with tuck under parking.

A project at 8145 SE 6th Ave has been submitted for Type II Adjustment Review:

Adjustmet to height 33.805 from 45′ to 55′ for the development of a new Apartment Building.

A project at 2135 NW 29th Ave has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review by SERA Architects:

Conditional Use Review to allow residential use in the EG1 zone. Project includes 15 row houses with 6 ADU’s

Conditional Use review for a mixed use development. Three separate mixed use buildings and a standalone retail building are proposed. A street vacation is requested for NW Roosevelt east of NW 30th Avenue. Approximately 350 to 400 units total are proposed and 150 to 200 parking spaces. Residential uses in the EG zone are only allowed through approval of a Conditional Use as per Chapter 33.815.130 of the Portland Zoning Code. Adjustment to height requirements for all proposed buildings.

A project at 8608 N Lombard St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Jones Architecture:

The proposed building is 4 stories tall with a basement. Mixed use with 30 residential units; ground level retail and parking.

A project at 2620 SW 1st Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Proposal for a six story market rate apartment building with 160 units, ground floor retail and 80 tuck under parking stalls.

A project at 829 N Russell St has been submitted for Type III Historic Resouce Review by Otak Architects:

5 story shared housing project with 78 micro-studios, with 4 parking spaces provided. Proposal includes 2 signs.

A project at 1825 NE 108th Ave has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review:

Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Map Amendment from R7 to R2, with Conditional Use Master Plan for expansion of existing assisted care living facility.

A project at 3608 NE Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story triplex; with garage on 1st floor; associated site work

A project at 2626 NE Dekum St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new three story apartment building with 14 units and associated site work (10 units and 4 SROs)

A project at 533 NE Dekum St has been submitted for building permit review by Architecture Building Culture:

New 4 story, 27 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A project at 1834 NW 25th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

Construct new 5 story 30 unit apartment building with no parking; 64 sf trash enclosure  see folder comments

A project at 1904 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review by Emerick Architects:

New 4-story mixed use building, ground floor commercial tenant space and trash room, upper floors 33 dwelling unit apartment, and associated site work

A project at 4732 N Albina Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Emerick Architects:

New 5 story apartment building with basement bike room, electrical room, water pump room and storage, 55 dwelling units with attached trash room and associated sitework

A project at 4509 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

30 unit, 4 story wood framed multi family apartment building with interior bike and trash rooms; on same lot with two existing apartment buildings – see folder comments

A project at 6800 NE Grand Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Architecture Building Culture:

New 4 story, 27 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

Metro Reports: Framework, George Besaw Apartments, Block 45, and more

Block 45

Block 45, as presented to the Design Commission in October of this year

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Jones Architecture for a project at 8608 N Lombard St:

New mixed-use building.

Early Assistance has been requested by Portland Parks and Recreation for the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center at 4315 NW St Helens Rd:

Proposal at Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center. Planned improvements: 1) nature center with restrooms, 2)access drive and parking with ada spaces and bus parking; 3) trailhead and accessible pathways connect to forest park;4) street frontage improvements

Early Assistance has been requested by DECA Architecture for a project at 10414 NE Halsey St:

Proposal is to transform this two level structure (which is currently a hardware store and saddle shop with apartment unit on second level) to an urban winery with production, tasting room, offices and storage areas. Apartment unit with minor upgrades will stay as is.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Abbasi Design Works for a renovation of the Old Fire Station Property at 510 NW 3rd Ave:

Proposal is to renovate the existing historic fire station landmark building to retail and office space and construction of new on-grade parking.

A project at 2014 SE 11th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Hacker Architects:

New four story 26,500 gsf building providing 34 apartment units and 1,771 sf of retail space on the ground level.A central apartment entry courtyard is proposed to be shared as a ped/public amenity.

Block 45 has been submitted for Type III Design Review by LRS Architects and Lever Architecture:

Proposal is for a new 12-story building with 7,500 square feet of ground floor retail and approximately 240 residential units. Project is a mix of affordable and market rate housing. No parking is proposed.

A project at 1332 N Skidmore St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Holst Architecture:

2 new mixed-use buildings, 158 apartment units, 59 parking spaces with underground parking. 2 mods requested: parking area setbacks and landscaping; standards for all bicycle parking.

A project at 525 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Hacker Architects:

Proposal is for new construction of a six story building above ground with two levels of underground parking. There will be five levels of office space above one level of retail or restaurant use.

A project at 7119 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

New 4-story wood framed mixed use building including 232 unit apartment building with basement garage, and site improvement, interior trash room, shell commercial space(potential future restaurant)

Framework at 430 NW 10th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 12-story, mixed-use building; five floors of office and five floors of residential over ground floor retail; see comments re: review by State of Oregon Building Codes Division;

An excavation and shoring permit for the Oregon Convention Center Hotel has been submitted for review:

Excavation and shoring, underground utilities, stuctural foundations, vertical structure only, vertical fire protection standpipe at stairs

A building permit was issued to GBD Architects for the George Besaw Apartments at 2323 NW Savier St:

New construction of new mixed use 4 story apartment building containing 51 residential units, with retail and services on the ground floor

A building permit was issued for a project at 9779 SE Market St:

New building with atrium, offices for administration and music department; music area includes auditorium, music and choir classrooms, and restrooms with storage area at mezzanine level; administrative office area includes reception area, offices, conference rooms, restrooms, mezzanine level above includes larger conference room, alumni center and current storage area

 

Metro Reports: Bridgetown, 1139 SW Morrison, Union at St Johns and more

Bridgetown

A building permit was issued for the Bridgetown apartments on NE Fremont St

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.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4540 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Proposal is for a four story multi-unit development. One single family residence and one commercial bldg to be demolished.

Early Assistance has been requested by C2K Architecture and Greenlight Development for a project at 2810 NE Broadway:

Proposal is to develop a mixed use structure with 74 apartment units, 22 parking spaces and 97 long term bicycle parking space with 4 short term bicycle parking spaces.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects for a project at 2222 NW Raleigh St:

Pre-application conference to discuss Type III Design Review needed for new mixed-use (market-rate) apartment building – with 178 units, ground floor retail, and underground parking.

A demolition permit is under review for the existing building at 1139 SW Morrison St:

Demo of existing building on site

A building permit is under review for a project at 5209 SE 18th Ave:

Construct new 6 story, 59 unit apartment building, parking, trash area, bike storage, electrical room and lobby on 1st floor, floors 2-6 include apartment living units, includes associated site work

Edge Development have submitted a project at 634 SE Spokane St for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with site work

A building permit is under review for a project at 5023 N Minnesota Ave:

New 6 unit apartment building

Dowl have submitted a project at 12045 N Parker Ave for building permit review:

New restaurant building with associated site improvements

A building permit was issued to Jones Architecture for the Union at St Johns, located at 7428 N Charleston Ave:

New construction of four story type VA 146,613GSF, LU 15-213895-mixed use building with 36,187 SF underground parking, ground floor retail/creative space, and 3 floors of R-2 apartments. The ground story structure is PT. Slab. The 2nd story floor structure is a PT slab. The 2nd-4th floors are wood framed below grade parking

A building permit was issued for the Bridgetown apartments at 4525 NE Fremont St:

New 4 story mixed use building with ground floor retail and 50 residential units on upper floors. Includes onsite parking; fenced in electrical transformer

A building permit was issued for a project at 6850 N Greenwich Ave (formerly 6846 N Greenwich):

New construction of three story, 23unit apartment complex; no onsite parking

Under Construction: Blocks 294E and 295E (images)

This post is an updated version of a post originally published on November 13th 2015.

Construction is underway on Blocks 294E and 295E at the north end of the Northwest District. The buildings by GBD Architects and Jones Architecture respectively, for developer Cairn Pacific, will include 385 residential apartment units and nearly 20,000 sq ft of ground level retail space. An underground garage stretching below both blocks will include 600 car parking spaces. Half of the parking spaces are a replacement for existing XPO Logistics (formerly Con-way) employee parking. Parking for 553 bikes will be provided.

Conway Blocks 294E and 295E

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Weekly Roundup: Framework, Park Avenue West, Block 75 Phase II and more

The 12 story Framework building by Lever Architecture, planned for a site as NW 11th & Glisan in the Pearl

The 12 story Framework building by Lever Architecture, planned for a site at NW 10th & Glisan in the Pearl

In an article titled “Wooden Buildings as Strong as Steel” Newsweek wrote about how Portland is leading the nation in the adoption of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT). The article includes quotes from Ben Kaiser of PATH, architect and developer of Carbon12and Thomas Robinson of Lever who is the architect for Framework in the Pearl and Albina Yard.

An article and photo gallery in the Portland Business Journal showed how CLT is made. Riddle-based D.R. Johnson Lumber Co is currently the only domestic lumber mill certified as capable of producing the wood panels.

The Portland Business Journal covered Block 75 Phase IIthe next high-rise building planned for the Burnside Bridgehead. The Works Partnership designed building is the latest partnership between Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners.

The Oregonian noted that a Travel Portland found that hotel prices have soared since 2010. The rising rates have led to a hotel construction boom, as Next Portland covered last year.

Construction is underway on the expansion of the SERA designed NW Portland International HostelIn a story about the project KGW wrote that the hostel is trying “to keep up with the booming tourism in the Rose City”.

The Portland City Council approved a realignment to the route of the proposed extension of SW Bond between the Tilikum Crossing and SW River Parkway. The extension, which will begin construction this year, allows OHSU projects including the Knight Cancer Research Building to move head.

The first residential tenants are moving into Park Avenue Westreported the Portland Business Journal. The TVA Architects designed building is now the fourth tallest building in Portland.

The Portland Development Commission is increasing its contribution to projects in Lents by $6.3 million, according to the Portland Business Journal. The projects include the Asian Health and Services Center by Holst Architecture, Oliver Station by Ankrom Moisan Architects and 9101 SE Foster Rd by Hacker Architects. The developers behind Oliver Station have gained control of the Chevron station at SE 92nd and Foster, enabling the project to occupy the full block.

Commissioner Steve Novick wrote about an idea that is rapidly gaining traction as a way to bring affordability back to Portland’s neighborhoods. “Missing middle housing” is new term for old styles of development, currently prohibited in most of Portland, at a density between that of single family detached houses and large mid-rise apartment buildings. These include housing types such as rowhomes, courtyard apartments, triplexes, built to the same height and scale as single-family homes.

A post at Portland Shoupistas asked if the PDC’s $26 million garage at the Convention Center Hotel  will be a money maker or a money loser. Though planned as  revenue generator, the post points out that “just to break even, this garage will need to generate more than $12 per space every day of every year for 20 years, starting in 2020.”

KOIN reported that “Ivy Island may not be ‘gateway’ to St. Johns for long“. A street vacation in the St Johns neighborhood was approved this week. The vacation will allow the mixed use Union at St Johns building by Jones Architecture to move ahead, while creating a safer road layout.

 

Metro Reports: Union at St Johns, Ballou & Wright Building, 4335 SE Belmont and more

Union at St Johns

The Union at St Johns by Jones Architecture

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Works Partnership have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 1732 NE 2nd Ave:

DAR for proposed buildng. See PC 15-265471

PC for proposed new building. See DAR 15-265477

Works Partnership have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1825 NW 23rd Ave:

DZ EA for proposed building not meeting CDS

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4450 SE 92nd Ave:

P&Z EA for proposed commercial development

Otak Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 4335 SE Belmont St:

New 4-story apt building with 65 dwelling units

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2034 NW 27th Ave:

Proposed performance venue to accommodate 2,800 to 3,000 people

Mackenzie have scheduled a Pre-Application to discuss the Ballou & Wright Building at 1010 NW Flanders St

Pre-app conference for reconfiguring freight elevator on NW Flanders frontage with ROW encroachment; remodel of existing office space with option to add approx. 6,000 sf penthouse on the roof.

606 NE 20th Ave has been submitted for Design Review:

New 6-story, 54 unit residential building with ground floor retail and 18 parking spaces. 2 modifications: parking space width and bicycle stall width.

SERA Architects have submitted the Worldmark by Wyndham for Historic Resource Review:

Historic resource review with adjustment to reduce the number of loading bays from 2 to 1 and a modification to change loading bay size from type A to type B. Project is for new construction of 74 room vacation ownership property, six floors on existing parking lot.

Building permits are under review for Con-way Blocks 294E and 295E by GBD Architects and Jones Architecture:

***14 story mixed use. 238 apartments over 1 story retail over 2 levels subgrade parking.***

STR 1 : 2 level subgrade parking below Blk 294E and Blk 295E ***14 story mixed use. 238 apartments over 1 story retail over 2 levels subgrade parking.***

6 story 5/1mixed use, 160 units over concrete retail, over 2 level below grade parking structure permitted under 15-260408-STR-01-CO

PATH Architecture have submitted Carbon12 for building permit review:

New construction of eight story mixed use building; 14 residential units with below ground parking; two ground floor retail units; rooftop deck for the top two condo units only; see comments re: review by State of Oregon Building Codes Division; see comments re: review by State of Oregon Building Codes Division

Jones Architecture have submitted The Union at St Johns at 8247 N Lombard St for building permit review:

New construction of four story type VA 146,613gsf, LU 15-213895-mixed use building with 36,187 sf underground parking, ground floor retail/creative space, and 3 floors of R-2 apartments. The ground story structure is PT. Slab. The 2nd story floor structure is a PT slab. The 2nd-4th floors are wood framed below grade parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 424 NE Stafford:

New construction of 10 unit apartment building with 110sf trash enclosure

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the NW Portland International Hostel and Guest House:

Construct new 5 story hostel building with 21 sleeping units, basement level includes storage, mechanical room, laundry room, restroom and housekeeping area; main floor includes lobby area and cafe with seating; levels 2-4 includes hostel units and restrooms, 5th floor is private residence; includes all site work

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 10721 NE Sandy Blvd:

Insulated shell only; construct new 1 story building with associate site work. No occupancy this permit