Under Construction: Leland James office building (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on October 19th, 2015.

Construction is underway on a major renovation of the Con-way Leland James Center, which will see the existing building gain an additional story and an entirely new facade. The building will primarily be used as creative office space, with three new retail units added at the ground floor. An existing basement will be converted in parking for 72 cars and 150 bikes. Showers and lockers will be provided for the benefit of bike commuters.  The design of the project is by SERA Architects for developers Cairn Pacific and Capstone Partners.

Conway Leland James Center

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Metro Reports: Leland James Center, NE Alberta & MLK retail, Market Hill Commons, and more

Conway Leland James Center

A building permit was issued for the remodel of the Con-way Leland James Center

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 C2K Architecture for a project at 1335 SE Stark St:

Demolition of existing building and development of a new 4-story, 39-unit, mixed-use apartment building with 12 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 11365 SW Capitol Highway:

10-unit apartment complex with private drive.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5031 NE 148th Ave:

Early Assistance to discuss construction of a two-story office building (9,900 SF), one-story warehouse (4,800 SF) and associated site improvements including paving, fencing and landscaping.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 15141 E Burnside St:

New 36-unit design within the East Corridor Plan District, with onsite stormwater disposal. Parking provided.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Koble Creative Architecture to discuss a project at 5615 SW Hood Ave:

Pre-application conference to discuss a new mixed-use building (office/retail at grade w/parking behind @ 4′ below grade w/2 floors office lease space above. Project includes rooftop penthouse, deck, and greenroof.

A project at 4018 N Williams Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

New 5 stroy mixed use development, 66 apartments, 19 parking spaces. Modifications to Bike Rack Spacing & Loading Space.

Additions to a buiding at 2033 SE Clinton St have been submitted for building permit review by BAMA Architecture & Design:

Addition 4 story plus basement: two retail spaces on ground floor; two 3 level townhouse apartments above

Additions to St Joseph the Worker at 2400 SE 148th Ave have been submitted for building permit review by DiLoreto Architecture:

Additions on east and west elevations of existing church, remodel of existing building. Expansion of parking lot, new landscaping and stormwater facilities. New 120 sq ft trash enclosure.

Additions to a building at 0110 SW Porter St have been submitted for building permit review by Hennebery Eddy Architects:

Addition-renovation of existing building, addition of full second floor within the existing building shell. Change of occupancy from storage (S) to business (B), seismic improvements, site improvements, and MEP upgrades

A project at 8852 SE Ellis St has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

Construct new 12 unit apratment buidling 3 story.

The Market Hill Commons have been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story apartment building with (16) units, associated site improvements

A project at 323 N Emerson St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of new three story 6 unit apartment building with a 24 sq ft trash enclosre on site

A project at 4204 NE Halsey St has been submitted for building permit review by LRS Architects:

Construct new 6 story building with concrete podium and 5 level wood framed construction; ground floor level parking with building lobby and 3 future tenant spaces; top levels to include 100 apartment units; associated site work

A project at 2012 NW Vaughn St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new, 3 story plus basement, self storage facility, includes parking, landscaping and site utilities

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the remodel of the Con-way Leland James Center:

Re-skin exterior of building, new metal stud walls tto support brick veneer, and windows. create office core for future TIs, add 4th floor penthouse with decks and green space. add vehicle ramp to basement for new tenant parking. ***SEISMIC UPGRADE***NO OCCUPANCY UNDER THIS PERMIT*** (See Comments)

Building permits were issued to Tiland/Schmidt Architects for the NE Alberta & MLK retail development:

New single story 8,400 square foot masonry building, landscaping, parking, stormwater facility. Shell only, no occupancy this permit.

New single story 16,500 square foot masonry building, landscaping, parking, stormwater facility. Shell only, no occupancy this permit.

Weekly Roundup: Overlook Pointe fire, 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, Field Office, and more

10th & Yamhill Smart Park

Conceptual image of a renovated 10th & Yamhill Smart Park garage (image by FFA Architecture & Interiors)

The Portland Development Commission received three offers for Centennial Mills, according to The Oregonian. All three offers, valued at $1,000, $100,000 and $3.45 million, were rejected. The redevelopment agency will now consider “how/whether to reengage the market”.

The DJC reported that the under construction Overlook Pointe condominium development at 5425 N Minnesota Ave was burned down in a fire* early Wednesday morning.

The PDC voted to sell property at 1053–1201 NW Naito Parkway to The Wolff Company for $9 million. The Oregonian reported that the developer plans to build 340 apartments on the site, 68 of which would be affordable for at least 10 years.

KGW covered the 1,200 apartments coming to the area in and around the Con-way Masterplan area in NW Portland. Construction is underway on Blocks 294E and 295E and the Leland James Buildingwhich are following on from the LL Hawkins and Slabtown MarketplaceImmediately outside of the masterplan area is Q21, which is nearing completion.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the “new mood in Chinatown“, which after decades of divestment might be seeing a change in its fortunes. The Society Hotel opened last year, and will soon be joined by the newly renovated Mason Erhman Building Annex, Overland Warehouse Company Building and Grove Hotel.

The Portland Mercury profiled Swift Real Estate Partners, the San Francisco Investment Firm that is “Snatching Up Old Town Real Estate“. The company’s acquisitions include the New Market Theatera historic building adjacent to the Skidmore Fountain that could receive a significant addition.

Project^’s Field Office will create a “300,000-square-foot urban campus“, according to the Portland Business Journal. Construction recently started on the Hacker-designed buildings at NW Front and 17th.

More than 1,000 people applied for the 65 housing units available to people displaced from North and Northeast Portland, according to The Oregonian.

The City is planning a $25 million renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, according to the Portland Business Journal. The scope of the project will include addressing seismic and ADA deficiencies in the existing structure.

Three new surf shops are set to open in the next year, reports The Oregonian. These include Cosube, which will open in Slate at the Burnside Bridgehead, and Leeward Northwest Surf & Sea, which will open in New New Crusher Court at 2450 NE Sandy Blvd.

According to the Portland Business Journal, furniture retailer Room & Board will open next year in the Pearl District’s newly renovated Fisk Tire Company Building.

The Business Tribune wrote about a day in the life of the team at OHSU working on the Knight Cancer Research Building.

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Weekly Roundup: N Williams Center, Prometheus Property, Con-way Masterplan, and more

N Williams Center

N Williams Center will offer 61 units of affordable housing, with priority given to “longtime residents and those who have been displaced in the neighborhood”

The DJC reported* on how development fees are stacking in Portland, potentially affecting the viability of projects currently in development.

After two Design Advice Request hearings earlier in the year, Ankrom Moisan Architects’ 1430 NW Glisan has now been submitted for Design Review. The Business Tribune took a look at how the building has evolved.

The Portland Business Journal covered the 64 apartments about to go up on the site of the former Macadam’s Bar & Grill at 5833 SW Macadam.

With a Pre-Application Conference scheduled for development on the Prometheus Property in South Waterfront—which could include 4 buildings, of 200 to 300 apartments units in each—BikePortland wrote that the “dominoes keep falling for a continuous river path in South Waterfront“.

The Portland Business Journal wrote that the affordable housing development N. Williams Center will include 61 units, with a mix that includes “one-, two- and three-bedroom units, as well as a children’s area, gathering spaces, community gardens and a chicken coop.”

The Oregonian reported on the shortlist for the new director of the Portland Development Commission.

With development exploding in and around the Con-way Masterplan area, the Portland Business Journal took a look at completed and planned buildings at the far end of the Northwest District, including the LL Hawkins, Q21, Leland James Building and Blocks 294E and 295E.

The Oregonian wrote about how a conflict-of-interest probe marks the “latest chapter in Yard building saga”.

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Focus: 25 Office Buildings Planned for Portland

Pearl West by Hacker / GBD Architects, the first new office building to break ground in the Central City after the recession

Pearl West by Hacker / GBD Architects, the first new office building to break ground in the Central City after the recession

While Portland has long been considered a desirable place to live, it has traditionally lagged its suburbs—Washington County particulary—in income and job growth. Following the recession this appears to have changed. Employers increasingly desire a location in central Portland. As commercial vacancy rates have dropped and rental rates gone up there has been a sudden influx of new office proposals.

The vast majority of these are speculative projects, where the developer starts work on the project without a specific tenant in mind. Only three of the buildings—the Daimler Trucks North America HQ, the Multnomah County Health Department HQ and the Seven Corners Community Collaborative—are planned for a specific end user.

Click through to see our roundup of the major projects going on right now, arranged in no specific order. Where a significant portion of the building will be used for functions other than office, the area of the office floors alone has been given. Note that the area of any building may not be directly comparable to another due to differences in methods for how floor area is calculated.

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Metro Reports: Convention Center Hotel, 419 E Burnside, Con-Way Leland James Center and more

419 E Burnside

419 E Burnside

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

Otak Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1500 NE Irving St:

New building – 2 options: either new office building – or new residential building. Hoping to meet community design standards.

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1205 SE Morrison St:

Proposing new 4-story apartment building with ground-floor covered parking and community space

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6400 SW Canyon Ct:

Proposed project is for 267 apartment units located in four buildings with structured parking under and on-site parking and related site improvements.

Leeb Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 5327 N Interstate Ave:

Proposal for new apartment complex with underground parking and ground floor commercial

Polyphon Architecture & Design have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 710 E Burnside St:

Pre-application conference to discuss new 11-story mixed use building, which will require Type III DZ.

Works Partnership have submitted the expansion of the Jupiter Hotel for Design Review:

Proposal is for a six story development to expand the Jupiter Hotel.

The Convention Center Hotel has been submitted for Design Review:

Proposal for new hotel and adjacent parking garage, with adjustment for parking and loading entrances

SERA Architects have submitted the Con-way Leland James Center Renovation for building permit review:

Re-skin exterior of building, new metal stud walls tto support brick veneer, and windows. create office core for future TIs, add 4th floor penthouse with decks and green space. add vehicle ramp to basement for new tenant parking. ***NO OCCUPANCY UNDER THIS PERMIT***

Demo interior of unoccupied bldg, includes all MEP and non supoorting walls, and all exterior siding.

The first building permits were issued for 419 E Burnside:

Demolish free standing canopy and 20’x 25′ office for used car sales lot. Demolish stormwater facility located on parking lot. Associated with 14-216353-CO and 14-216353-FND-01-CO.

Excavation, shoring and foundation at basement. Basement slab, basement columns and wall, first floor post tensioned concrete slab, below grade utilities.

A building permit is under review for a project by Carleton Hart Architecture at 110 SW Arthur St:

New, 3-story multi-family project with 39 units of studio and 1 bedroom apartments.

A building permit was issued to Boora Architects for partial demolition of the YMCA building at 2815 SW Barbur Blvd:

partial – a) demolition of exterior east and north facades; b) demolition of interior partitions and casework; and c) demolition of exterior site elements to the east and north of the building. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors to obtain separate demolition permits.) No occupancy during construction.

A building permit was issued to Waterleaf Architecture & Interiors for a portion of the Lloyd Center Remodel:

adding new plaza space and mall entry facing Multnomah Street, including a new curainwall, a new sprial entry stair located inside the Mall, a new pedestrian bridge over the plaza, a new internal traffic ramp, pedestrian stair at the SW parking structure and required bike parking.

A building permit was issued to Colab Architecture for a project at 1510 N Sumner St:

New construction of 25-unit apartment building with partial ground floor retail; interior bike parking; attached trash enclosure with eco roof above, no onsite parking

Metro Reports: Pine Street Market, Conway Leland James Center and more

Pine Street Market

Pine Street Market

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Mortenson Development have requested Early Assistance to discuss a project at 619 SW 11th Ave, currently the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette offices:

Proposal is to develop a hotel.

Ankrom Moisan Architect have requested Early Assistance to discuss a project at 1931 N Williams:

5 story 160 unit apartment building with below grade parking (90 spaces)

SERA Architects have submitted their renovation of the Leland James Center for Design Review:

Renovation of the Con-way Leland James Center building into a creative office bldg with ground floor retail.

A building permit was issued to Siteworks Design | Build for the Pine Street Market:

Shell only; demo interior walls on the main floor and add new walls to create bike storage room, trash room, cell data, janitorial, 2 new restrooms; change of occupancy from “S” to “B” on the 2nd and 3rd floor; seismic upgrade to the whole building separate mechanical, electrical and plumbing permits required

Weekly Roundup: the Rose at Gateway Gardens, 1024 NW 19th Ave, Conway Leland James Center and more

Conway Leland James Center

Conway Leland James Center

The Portland Business Journal had a look at the cranes that ‘are redefining the Rose City’s skyline’.

Barista, Hopworks Urban Brewery and Olympia Provisions are among the first tenants to be announced for the Pine Street Market.

History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered dug into the history of a house at 1024 NW 19th Ave that may be replaced with a 21 unit apartment building with a contemporary glass facade.

Portland Architecture visited the restored Washington High School.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the under construction Block 37 apartments in South Waterfront.

The Rose at Gateway Gardens, an apartment complex which received funding from Metro’s Transit-Oriented Development Program, is ready for tenants to move in.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center broke ground on a $10 million remodel that will include a new entrance on NW 23rd Ave.

The Tess O’Brien Apartments secured a $6 million construction loan, which will enable construction to begin this month.

The Portland Business Journal reported that ‘at least one “large headquarters group” has already showed some interest in a large section of the office square footage’ at the remodeled Conway Leland James Center.

 

Conway Leland James Center (images)

SERA Architects and developer Cairn Pacific have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a major renovation of the Conway Leland James Center Building at 1621 NW 21st Ave. The existing building would be converted into creative office space, and will contain 85 parking spaces in the basement, ground floor retail and office space in the floors above.

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Metro Reports: Conway Offices, Concordia Student Housing, Crawford & Charleston apartments and more

The Ballou & Wright building in 1986. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Ballou & Wright building in 1986. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Lever Architecture have requested Design Advice for the renovation of the Ballou & Wright Building at 1010 NW Flanders St:

Renovation of existing 5-story historical building with basement: new roofhouse penthouse, new interior communicating stairway from basement to roof, removal and replacement of restrooms at each floor, and structural upgrades.

GBD Architects have requested early assistance for two buildings at 3121 SW Moody Ave on the Zidell Yards in South Waterfront:

Two new office buildings. Site is a brownfield and improvements involve the construction of new roads and utilities.

Works Partnership have requested early assistance for Urban Development Partners’ Concordia Student Housing at 1616 NE Killingsworth:

New 4 story mixed use building ground floor residential upper floors residential.

Stack Architecture at have requested early assistance for a project at N Crawford & N Charleston Ave:

Four-over-one apartment building with 1 level of parking on undeveloped lot.

SERA Architects have scheduled a pre-application conference to discuss the renovation of the Conway Leland James Center at 1621 NW 21st Ave:

Pre-application conference for Type III Design Review to renovate the Conway Leland James Center bldg into creative office space. This project will entail significant exterior alterations. The building will contain 85 parking spaces in the basement, ground floor retail and office and office space in the 2-4 floors.

Tahran Architecture & Planning have scheduled a pre-application conference to discuss a new building at 10506 E Burnside St:

5-story wood framed apartment building containing approx 40 dwelling units and 21 surface parking spaces.

Opsis Architecture have scheduled a pre-application conference to discuss The Redd, the upcoming project by the Ecotrust:

Renovate existing industrial building, including the addition of a new 8,500 sq ft 2nd floor.

Scotia Western States Housing have applied for a Design Review for the Market Hill Condominiums:

Proposed residential condominium building contains 16 dwelling units. Structure will face SW Market St and SW 20th Ave. Proposal includes underground parking this is accessed via SW 20th ave.

SERA Architects have applied for a Design Review for the Modera Belmont:

6 story – 204 unit market rate apartment building with ground floor retail and one level of below grade parking. 3 modifications total.

Works Partnership have applied for a Design Review for 811 Stark:

Mixed use building with retail space on the first floor and an expected mix of creative office uses on the upper floors.