Apartment at NE 20th and Hoyt goes before Design Commission (images)

A proposed apartment building at NE 20th & Hoyt has gone before the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The project by C2K Architecture for Green Light Development will include 59 apartment units as well as a 750 sq ft retail space. Parking for 17 vehicles and 65 bicycles will be provided.

604 NE 20th Ave

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Under Construction in the Central Eastside: 419 E Burnside (images)

This post is an updated version of a post originally published on December 3rd 2014.

Construction is underway on 419 E Burnside, a 6 story mixed use building in the Central Eastside. The building will contain 157 residential apartment units, as well as two ground floor 2 live / work units. Continuous retail spaces will front onto E Burnside. 50 parking spaces will be provided for residents, as well as 12 parking spaces for the adjacent Central City Concern building, which will remain. Bike parking will be dispersed throughout the building. The design of the building is by Portland based Myhre Group Architects for Dallas based developer Trinsic Residential Group.

419 E Burnside
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Works Partnership present 19 story Burnside Bridgehead tower to Design Commission (images)

Works Partnership have gone before the Design Commission with a design for a 19 story tower on Block 75 of the Burnside Bridgehead. The proposed building would include 85 to 90 to residential units above commercial space. Parking is planned at 1:1 ratio in a mechanical parking system with storage at levels 3 and 4.

Block 75 Phase II

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Skylab presents skywalk to Design Commission (images)

Skylab Architecture have presented a proposal to the Design Commission for a skywalk which would link the Yard tower at the Burnside Bridgehead to the proposed Sideyard building. The under construction Yard tower by Key Development and Guardian Real Estate Services will include 276 residential apartment units and 19,709 sq ft of retail/office space. Sideyard by Key Development is currently going through Design Review, and is planned to include 21,151 sq ft of retail and office space.

Yard-Sideyard Skywalk

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Fair-Haired Dumbbell gains final approval (images)

The Fair-Haired Dumbbell has gained final approval from the Design Commission, after four Design Review hearings. The project by FFA Architecture and Interiors for Guerrilla Development will include 64,700 sq ft office and retail space. The Burnside Bridgehead building will be entirely covered in a hand painted mural, the design of which has not yet been chosen.

The Dumbbell

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The Fair-Haired Dumbbell returns in front of the Design Commission (images)

The Fair-Haired Dumbbell has returned in front of the Design Commission, with a revised strategy for its exterior skin. The 64,700 sq ft office and retail building by FFA Architecture and Interiors for Guerrilla Development was originally intended to be covered in a two different florentine wrapping paper designs. The project is now seeking approval as a blank white canvas to be covered with a hand painted mural, the design of which has not yet been chosen. A condition of approval for the building will require that the mural be approved by the Regional Arts & Culture Council through their public art murals process.

The Dumbbell

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Focus: Projects by Neighborhood

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.

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The Fair Haired Dumbbell (images)

An initial Design Review hearing is approaching for the Fair Haired Dumbbell, the latest addition to the Burnside Bridgehead. The building takes its name from its arrangement in plan: two boxes linked by skybridges. Between the two boxes there will be 64,700 sq ft of space, made up primarily of retail and the ground floor and office space in the five floors above. The design of the project is by FFA Architecture and Interiors for Guerrilla Development.

The Fair Haired Dumbbell

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Burnside Bridgehead, Pt II: Block 67 (Images)

This post is the second in a series on the developments at the Burnside Bridgehead. See also Part I about Block 75.

Block 67, a 21 story tower designed by Skylab in partnership with LRS Architects, is under construction at the east end of the Burnside Bridge. The building is composed of a 5 story podium with a 16 story tower over it. The tower is a parallelogram in plan, set at an angle diagonal to the street grid, giving it a knife-edge appearance in the NW/SE axis. The tower will include 276 residential apartment units, while the podium includes room for 200 car parking spaces and 19,709 sq ft of retail/office space. 416 bicycle parking spaces will be included in the podium and in individual units.

The developers behind the project are Hood River based Key Development and Portland based Guardian Real Estate Services. A  Multiple-Unit Limited Tax Exemption was approved [PDF] by the Portland Housing Bureau, which will allow the developers to offer 20% of the apartments at rents affordable to people making 60% or lower of median family income, for at least 10 years.

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