Weekly Roundup: Alberta Commons, 2815 SW Babur Blvd, Oliver Station, and more

Alberta Commons

Prosper Portland is launching its Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program, with space available at the Alberta Commons

Portland State University has debuted the Karl Miller Center, the $64 million business school building at the heart of their campus, writes the Oregonian.

The Portland Business Journal took a first look at Under Armour’s new Portland office at 2815 SW Babur Blvd.

Prosper Portland (formerly the Portland Development Commission) is looking for applicants for its affordable commercial space, writes the Business Tribune. Space is being offered at the Alberta Commons at NE MLK and Alberta, at Oliver Station at 9202 SE Foster Rd, at 9101 SE Foster and at the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park.

The Willamette Week wrote that the condominiums at Carbon12 are being offered for sale at prices up to $1.5 Million—a likely record east of the river.

The Business Tribune wrote about Security Properties’ plans for the five acre PepsiCo distribution center at at 2505 NE Pacific St.

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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Metro Reports: Towne Storage, 177 SE 146th, 1206 SW 19th, and more

Towne Storage / Blake McFall Company Building

A building permit has been issued for the renovation of the Towne Storage / Blake McFall Company Building

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.

Design Advice has been requested by BKL/A Architecture for a project at 2104 NE 13th Ave:

New 3 story apartment complex – approximately 11 units.

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project at 1637 SE Nehalem St:

Proposal is for a new apartment building with 61 units and 17 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7925 N Jersey St:

Proposal is for maximum density six unit condo project with amenity bonus option to get the six units.

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project at 1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd: 

Proposal is for a new apartment building 39 units & 7 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 14708 NE Glisan St:

New 46 unit apartment complex.

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 222 SE 143rd Ave:

Development of a new 56 unit apartment complex –

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a project at 1715 NW Couch St:

New residential development project with approx. 200 units in six stories with one level of below grade parking accommodating approx 103 stalls commercial and residential.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by C2K Architecture to discuss a project at 1206 SW 19th Ave:

Construction of a new 15 story mixed use apartment building. 268 apt units with some ground floor commercial. Below grade parking approximately 150 spaces.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Magellan Architects to discuss a project at 14601 SE Division St:

Proposal is for a new self-storage building that is multilevel and approximately 85,000 sf.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by TVA Architects to discuss a project at 1650 NW Naito Parkway:

New 17 story mixed use apartment building, 292 living units, first floor retail and parking, underground parking approximately 189 spaces. . Property to be divided prior to development.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 2014 SE 11th Ave:

New 4 story 34 unit apartment building with 2000 SF of ground floor retail.

A project at 7180 N Leavitt Ave (previously 8432 N Syracuse St) has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

Construction of new 3 story multifamily apartment structure, surface parking, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sf, includes associated site work

An excavation and shoring permit has been submitted for the Modera Davis at 205 NW 10th Ave:

partial – excavation, shoring, concreate structure and structural embeds from two levels below grade to L13 (roof) also includes all utility connections and routing of utilities below the P2 slab (basement). and all plumbing installation to L13. includes grease interceptor

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for the renovation of the Towne Storage Building at 17 SE 3rd Ave:

Renovation of existing historic Town Storage building with a new roof top 6th floor addition

Building permits were issued to Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 177 SE 146th Ave (previously 201 SE 146th Ave):

Construct new 3 story (24 unit) apartment building with associated site work; new play area, sports field area, and parking lot building 1 of 6, building 100

Construct new 2 story (2 unit) apartment building with common area on main floor and laundry roombuilding 2 of 6, building 200

Construct new 3 story (11 unit) apartment building with trash room on main floor3 of 6 building, building 300

Construct new 3 story (24 unit) apartment building; 4 of 6 building, building 400

Construct new 3 story (12 unit) apartment building 5 of 6 building, building 500

Construct new 3 story (19 unit) apartment building with storage area on main floor6 of 6 building, building 600

A building permit was issued to Hacker architects for 9101 Foster:

4 story mixed use development with ground floor retail and 3 floors of apartments

Weekly Roundup: 9101 Foster, 1725 SE Tenino, Hotel Chamberlain, and more

9101 SE Foster

9101 Foster by Hacker

A gas explosion in NW Portland destroyed the 110 year old Wilfred & Gustav Burkhardt Building, and caused significant damage to nearby buildings including Allied Works’ Ann Sacks Residence at 2281 NW Glisan St. The explosion happened after an underground gas pipeline was struck by a subcontractor performing pre-construction work at the site of the future Restoration Hardware.

The DJC wrote about the partnership* between Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners, who first collaborated on the Central Eastside building SlateFuture projects include the adaptive reuse of the Hotel Chamberlain at 509 SE Grand Ave, a 13-story mixed-use development at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, and a mid-rise creative office building at 525 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Construction finished over the summer at Milwaukie Way, the Westmoreland retail development that wraps around Relish gastropub. The Portland Business Journal took a look at how it turned out.

Eater reported that Catalan restaurant Can Font will open a second location, in the ground floor of the Cosmopolitan on the Park.

The Oregonian reported that modern Mexican restaurant Alto Bajo will open early next year in the Hi Lo Hotel.

The Portland Mercury reported that Sellwood burger restaurant Mike’s Drive-In is likely to be replaced by new apartments. Developer UDG recently requested Early Assistance for a 78 unit residential building at 1725 SE Tenino St.

Portland Architecture discussed the design of Portland Art Museum’s proposed Rothko Pavilion with museum director Brian Ferriso.

The Portland Business Journal reported that a groundbreaking ceremony for 9101 Foster was planned for Sunday. The PDC developed building in Lents Town Center will include 54 apartments–16 of which will be affordable housing–and 9,000 sq ft of retail space.

Kevin Howard of Northwest Self Storage wrote in the Portland Business Journal about the boom and the impending bust of self-storage facilities in Portland.

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Weekly Roundup: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Residential Infill Project, $250 million housing bond and more

Image of a potential "north end party deck" at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, identified as one of the potential improvements by the 2015 study into the building.

Image of a potential “north end party deck” at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, identified as one of the potential improvements by the 2015 study into the building.

Veterans Memorial Coliseum was declared a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Described by Curbed in article about the designation as “one of the finest International-Style civic buildings in the west”, the fate of the building remains unclear. A report published last year identified a number of options for the building, ranging from demolition to major improvements, however the Portland City Council has yet to take any action on the report.

As work on the Residential Infill Project wraps up, the Oregonian reported that Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is readying their recommendations for changes to the Zoning Code. Developers “would be required to reduce the scale of homes they build in Portland’s single-family zones and would be allowed to construct more duplexes, triplexes and other forms of so-called ‘middle housing’.”

The Portland Chronicle reported on the ten story building at 1500 SW Taylor St, likely to replace the 1892 Holman House in Goose Hollow.

BikePortland broke that the news that Tesla Motors will build a missing section of the Willamette Greenway Trail, as part of their new showroom and repair center at 4330 SW Macadam. Initial plans submitted to the City indicated that they would not build the trail.

The Portland Development Commission will own a new mixed income building in Lents Town Center at 9101 SE Foster Rd. The public agency is taking over development from the original owner, Williams & Dame.

The City Council is getting ready to ask voters to approve a $250 million bond measure, to fund affordable housing. If approved, the measure would add $75 a year to the taxes owed on a typical single family home.

Central City Concern published a blog post about their current affordable housing developments. Miracles Central is scheduled to open in August of this year, with the Hill Park Apartments at 110 SW Arthur following in Spring of 2017.

Bloomberg wrote about D.R. Johnson, the Riddle, OR company that is the first domestic manufacturer of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels. CLT is new to the United States, but has a long history of use in Europe. Current CLT projects in Portland include Albina Yard, Framework (Pearl) and Carbon12.

KGW had a sneak peak inside the nearly complete Yard tower at the Burnside Bridgehead.

The Oregonian reviewed a Portland Art Museum exhibition about Portland-based Allied Works Architecture.

Metro Reports: Grove Hotel, 9101 SE Foster, 5166 SE Division and more

Grove Hotel

A partial demolition permit was issued for the Grove Hotel. The annex on SW 4th Ave will be demolished. The main building facing W Burnside will be rehabilitated.

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

BAMA Architecture and Design have requested Early Assistance for a project at 15847 SE Powell Blvd: 

Proposal is for construction of new 19 bed residential care facility for persons with physical or mental disability. Odot owns frontage and must attend ea meeting. Existing residence will be demolished.

Mackenzie have submitted a project at 2800 NW Front Ave for Conditional Use Review:

Conditional use review for acessory office over 25,000, SF as required for Guilds Lake Industrial Sanctuary Plan District. Adjustment for reduction of parking lot interior trees.

A partial demolition permit was issued for the Grove Hotel:

partial – interior non-structural demolition of south SRO portion of the building and demolition to grade of the north one-story portion of the building.

Hacker Architects have submitted 9101 SE Foster Rd for building permit review:

4 story mixed use development with ground floor retail and 3 floors of apartments

Architecture Building Culture have submitted a project at N Interstate and Jarrett St for building permit review:

Build a new three story 12 unit apartment/condo building constructed of fifteen prefabricated modules set and finished on site. *electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits to be obtained separately*

A building permit was issued for a project at 5166 SE Division St: 

Construct 3 story 14 unit apartment building; with underground parking and associated site work

A building permit was issued to YBA Architects for a project at 1208 SE Ankeny St:

Construct new 4 story with basement, 27 unit apartment building; with associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 4304 SW Hillsdale Ct:

Construct new 3 story building with basement; new landscaping and associated site work;

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: Riverplace Parcel 3, North Hollow apartments, 9101 SE Foster and more

9101 SE Foster

9101 SE Foster by Hacker architecture

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

Ankrom Moisan Architects have requested Design Advice for Riverplace Parcel 3:

Design Advice Request for two new proposed residential towers. The project will include 162 market-rate and 204 affordable apartment units. The ground level will include retail space and a grocery store. The residential units will share 173 below-grade parking spaces and a 65-space ground-level parking area will serve the grocery store.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have requested Early Assistance for 120 SE Clay:

Industrial site office development. Basement includes approx 82 parking spaces – accessed via Clay.

TVA Architects have submitted a project at 442 NE Jessup for Design Review:

New apartment

Hacker Architecture have submitted 9101 SE Foster Rd for Design Review:

4-story mixed use development with ground floor commercial and 3 floors of apartments.

Woofter Architecture have submitted the PSU Viking Pavilion for Design Review:

Renovation and modernization of existing Peter Stott Center building

Works Partnership have submitted a project at 1400 NW 22nd for building permit review:

Alterations-exterior alteration improvements w/storefront and accessible entrances. ASCE 41 structural seismic upgrade. Addition of exterior courtyard and roof deck interior improvements. Interior improvements include water closets, lavs and bike storage, enclose trash and utility room.

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the North Hollow apartments at 1501 SW Taylor St:

partial – shoring; excavation; underground utilities and concrete structure from mat slab up to and including the 2nd floor concrete podium.

 

Weekly Roundup: Lents Town Center projects, 4926 SE Division, Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum and more

Asian Health and Service Center

The Asian Health and Services Center on parcel #4 of Lents Town Center

The Portland Business Journal took a first look at three projects in Lents Town Center, including Oliver Station by Anrkom Moisan Architects, the Asian Health and Services Center by Holst Architecture and 9101 SE Foster Rd by Hacker Architects.

With all three buildings at Hassalo on Eighth now open, the Portland Business Journal published a photo gallery of the completed project.

The Portland City Council voted to spend $67 million more in Urban Renewal money on affordable housing, wrote the Portland Mercury. Also approved by the Council was a resolution instructing the Portland Housing Bureau to perform a nexus study on whether Portland should introduce a “linkage fee” on new residential and commercial developments.

During the hearing on housing affordability, Commissioner Steve Novick proposed an amendment to demolish Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, and redevelop the site for housing. None of the other four City Commissioners supported the proposal.

Portland Architecture argued that in deciding to renovate the Portland Building the City Council chose to do the right thing.

The Portland Chronicle looked at a site at 4926 SE Division St where Urban Development Group is planning its next mixed use development.

A grand opening was held for the new Oregon Reproductive Medicine facility at 808 SW 15th Ave in Goose Hollow.

Hacker and Williams & Dame planning mixed use development in Lents Town Center

Hacker Architects and Williams & Dame Development are planning a 4 story mixed use building at 9101 SE Foster Rd in Lents Town Center. The project would include ground floor commercial space, with residential units above. A public plaza would be created mid-block, facing onto SE Foster Rd. Parking for 28 vehicles is proposed at the rear of the site. The project is currently at the Pre-Application Conference stage, prior to the submission of Design Review drawings.

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