Weekly Roundup: Blackburn Building, Post Office Towers, PCC Bond, and more

A proposal for the Post Office site in the Pearl could include up to 5 million square feet of development

Without waiting for an answer from Amazon, Portland moved forward with a Request for Qualifications aimed at developers interested in the Post Office Site. Shortly afterwards architecture firm William Kaven unveiled designs for two towers of up to 970′ on the Pearl District propertywhich would rise to a height over twice the 400′ limit recently approved by city council.

The DJC looked at the Albina Vision, a plan for the Rose Quarter which would see it become more than just an entertainment district.*

The Oregonian looked at the OMSI Masterplan, which could be Portland’s next big waterfront development. The paper also revealed that the James Beard Public Market is still looking at the possibility of locating on the site.

Voters approved a $185 million Portland Community College bond, which will be spent on a renovation of its workforce training facility in the Cully and an expansion of the health technology building at its Sylvania campus.

The DJC published construction photos of the Asian Health & Service Center, currently taking shape in Lents.

Central City Concern broke ground on the Blackburn Building, previously known as the Eastside Health Center, at 25 NE 122nd Ave. The building will include housing and medical services, writes the Portland Business Journal.

The Bureau of Development Services is building an $800,000 communications team, reports The Oregonian.

BikePortland reported that Portland Art Museum is getting ready to unveil new plans for the Rothko Pavilion, after facing opposition to an early iteration of the design.

Despite plans for NAYA Generations to provide a place for Native American seniors and foster families to live, the development doesn’t currently house a single foster family, reported the Willamette Week.

The Oregonian reported on the high-end historic buildings that benefit from $8 million a year in tax breaks.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

Metro Reports: 1430 NW Glisan, Asian Health & Services Center, 5 MLK, and more

1430 NW Glisan

The first building permit was issued for 1430 NW Glisan

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 DLR Group for a project at 539 SW 10th Ave:

Construct a new hotel with approximately 177 rooms, 11 stories. (Central City, Downtown, West End Plan District – Central City Design District)

Early Assistance has been requested by Woodblock Architecture for a project at 1604 E Burnside St:

Demo existing building for development of a new 83 room Hostel with related spaces, a restaurant and coffee shop. No parking provided.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1424 NE 33rd Ave:

Consolidation of 4 lots. Vacation of Halsey Street. Demo existing house. Construction of four 6-plexes (1,000 sq ft 2bed/2bath condos). Garages on 1st floor. No parking proposed. Affordable Housing. Modular construction. 24 total units.

A project at 3185 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review:

New 6-story mixed-use building consisting of 202 group living units, 8 apartment units, shared kitchens on each floor, 56 parking spaces, and 3 commerical tenant spaces on the ground floor.

A project at 177 N Failing St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New construction of a 44,700 SF building with 88 group living rooms provided in (16) dwelling units, (2) one bedroom and (2) two bedroom apartments in four floors of type VA construction above one floor of Type IA construction which will contain 6 live-work units, amenity spaces, parking and building utilities and one below grade level containing parking and building utilities.

A project at 1723 NW 24th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Skylab Architecture:

Change of occupancy from B to M; create six separate tenant spaces and six mezzanines; new interior trash rooms; accessible bathrooms; new exterior doors and parking upgrades; seismic upgrade; new storefront window openings

A project at 7220 N Burlington Ave  has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

New 3-story, 19-unit multifamily apartment structure***deferred submittals: pre-engineered wood floor joists, pre-engineered wood roof joists, built in landscape irrigation (design build)***

A project at 6515 SE 78th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

New 2-story, 3-unit apartment building with 1 parking pad and associated site work, attached trash enclosure. No mechanical.

An excavation and shoring permit is under review for 5 MLK:

Excavation and Shoring for new 17 story building

A building permit was issued to Bora Architects for alterations to the Meier & Frank Building:

Interior alteration -demolition of interior partitions, finishes, and associated materials. Demolish dedicated MEP systems serving current Macy’s tenant space. All work will be coordinated to ensure cotinuous operation of hotel floors above

A building permit was issued for a project at 5016 N Maryland Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with a total of 12units, buildings g and k connected by a breezway, site improvements, drywell, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft. ***nfpa 13 sprinkler system required***

The first building permit for 1430 NW Glisan was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects:

STR 01 – structural permit up to the underside of level 2 for a 286,000 GSF mixed-use building with 4 levels below grade for parking. General retail on level 1. 230 residential units on levels 2-15. 200 below grade parking spaces, no mechanical install with this phase of work.

A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for the Asian Health and Services Center at 9035 SE Foster Rd:

Construct new 3 story 30,140 sf office building with assembly space on level 3 and ground floor commercial lease space, includes onsite parking and associated site work

Metro Reports: Multnomah County Courthouse, Health Dept HQ, Garlington Center and more

Multnomah County Courthouse

The Multnomah County Central Courthouse has been submitted for Design Review. (Image from presentation to the Design Commission in May.)

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.

TVA Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1823 SE 50th Ave:

Proposal for a four story 19 unit apartment building. No parking provided. Existing building to be removed.

Lever Architecture have submitted a project at 3928 N Williams Ave for Design Review:

Renovate building to include retail and commercial/residential uses, and development of 5 story 18,000 SF detached building for retail, commercial/residential uses.

William Kaven Architecture have submitted a project at 4073 N Williams Ave for Design Review:

New 4-story commercial building. Adjustment requested for on-site loading.

The Multnomah County Central Courthouse has been submitted for Design Review:

Replace current Multnomah County Courthouse with new Multnomah County Central Courthouse (MCCCH).

The Multnomah County Health Department HQ has been submitted for Design Review by ZGF Architects:

9-story headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department. The building will house public health clinics & administrative offices, and some retail space. See DA 16-116592

Scott Edwards Architecture have submitted the Garlington Center at 3024 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story (52 unit) apartment building with associated parking and landscaping

Holst Architecture have submitted the Asian Health and Services Center at 9005 SE Foster Rd for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story, 29,000 sf office building with ground floor commercial lease space, includes onsite parking and associated site work

A building permit was issued for The Truman apartments at 1525 SE 44th Ave:

New construction-new 4-story mixed use building with retail space on ground floor area and 30 residential units

A building permit was issued for a project at 2005 N Williams Ave (formerly 1931 N Williams Ave):

New five story apartment building with 1 level of below grade parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 424 NE Jessup St (formerly 432 NE Jessup):

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

A building permit was issued to Skylab Architecture for revsions to Yard:

REV 05 – Revision to DFS 07 Window wall system to include addition of 20 vision glass modules to the South Elevation and 47 vision glass modules to the West Elevation.

 

Metro Reports: Mason Ehrman Building Annex, St Francis Park Apartments, 97th Ave Gymnasium and more

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments by MWA Architects, which will include 106 units of affordable housing.

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

Brett Schulz Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 10561 SE Division St:

Remove existing one story building and build new two story building adding 150 ft drive thru which will enter on SE 106th ave and exit on to SE division.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1332 N Skidmore St:

Proposed 5-story apartment building with underground parking.

Oh Planning+Design architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 10234 NE Prescott St:

Early Assistance – Planner only – to discuss the construction of a three story building with associated site improvements at MHCC Maywood.  

FFA Architecture + Interiors have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1320 NW 17th Ave:

Proposing a mixed-use building with ground floor retail and 6 multi-family units at the first floor plus 8 floors of multi-family apartments and underground parking.

Deacon Development Group have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 4224 NE Halsey St:

100 unit apartment building proposed on the NE corner of the site.

VWR Development have submitted a project at 3910 NE Garfield Ave for Design Review:

4-story multi-family apartment building. Please note there is a concurrent review happening for a Amendment to LU 13-102007 LDS, with an adjustment to minimum lot dimensions and a lot consolidation. That concurrent case is LU 16-132893 AS, LC, AD.

Holst Architecture have submitted the Asian Health and Services Center at 9005 SE Foster Rd for Design Review:

Design review for new 29,000 sq ft 3-story building which will include offices, community gathering spaces, and ground floor office lease space. Modification request to loading standards. Modification request to on-site locations of vehicle areas.

Building permits are under review for projects at the Muslim Community Center, located at 5325 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction of modular building

New construction of pavilion

A building permit is under review for a project at 432 NE Jessup St:

Construct new 3 store (12) unit apartment building with associated site utilities

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the renovation of the Mason Ehrman Building Annex at 222 NW 5th Ave:

Core and shell renovation of historic building for future (B) tenants, change of occupancy from (S1) to (B), remodel all 3 stories of annex portion of building; includes seismic upgrade to annex. Includes seismic upgrades to adjacent Kalberer tower per stipulation of temporary certificate of occupancy of permit 00-159263CO; ; site work includes work in ROW and street trees/landscaping

A building permit was issued to MWA Architects for the St Francis Park Apartments at 1177 SE Stark St:

new 4-story, 72,055 sf, Type VA, 106 unit apartment building including improvements in vacated SE Oak St to meet superblock requirements.

Building permits were issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 1340 NE Killingsworth St:

New 3 story apartment building with 6 units, 50 sq ft detached trash enclosure, associated site work. North building, 1 of 2, **w/ 14-255316-CO**.

New 3 story apartment building with 6 units. South building, 2 of 2, **w/ 14-255312-CO**

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for a project at 2330 NW Raleigh St:

New fourstory, 40unit apartment complex with lobby; on site bike parking and interior trash enclosure;including site work

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for the 97th Ave Gymnasium:

Construct new gymnasium, new parking area with accessible stall, repave existing parking area at 4 plex, 98 sq ft trash enclosure

A building permit was issued to Architects Van Lom Group for a project at 13031 SE Foster Rd:

Construction of new 68-unit assisted care facility

 

Weekly Roundup: Oregonian Publishing Buildings, Asian Health and Services Center, and more

817 SW 17th

Site plan by GBD Architects for the proposed redevelopment of the Oregonian Publishing Buildings in Goose Hollow

Seattle-based developer Urban Renaissance Group is interested in purchasing in the Oregonian Publishing Buildings at 817 SW 17th Ave, according to a story in The Oregonian. Working with GBD Architects, the developer is looking at a two block project that “would range from 86 feet to 160 feet in height”.

The Willamette Week reported that “Portland’s scorching-hot apartment rental market may finally be cooling down—at least at its upper reaches.” The recently completed Block 17 apartments are currently offering six weeks of free rent, in order to help fill the 166 vacant units in the 281 unit building.

The Oregonian wrote about how “big out-of-town money” is buying up Portland rentals.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission declined to recommend a proposal to add parking minimums for new development in the Northwest Plan District, reported Portland Shoupistas.

FamilyCare Health will contribute $2 million to the Asian Health and Services Center in Lents Town Center, according to a story in the Portland Business Journal.

An article in the Portland Tribune questioned whether the planned capacity of the PSU Viking Pavilion will be enough. Original plans for the project in 2012 were for a 5,000 seat facility. As now envisioned the arena will seat between 3,000 and 3,100.

The Hollywood Star News wrote about the City Council’s unanimous approval of the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Plan, a “five-year plan for investing an additional $20 million in tax increment financing funds from the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area”.

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: Canopy by Hilton, Lloyd Center remodel and more

The Canopy Hotel by Hilton, due to be reviewed by the Design Commission on November 19th

The Canopy Hotel by Hilton, due to be reviewed by the Design Commission on November 19th

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 Early Assistance for a building at 2869 NE Sandy Blvd:

Proposal is for a six story apartment bldg with underground parking garage (60 spaces.)

Holst Architecture have requested Early Assistance for the Asian Health and Services Center at 9005 SE Foster Rd:

New 3 story office building with community gathering spaces and on grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 9525 N Lombard St:

New 2-story apartment building with 7 dwelling units.

A demolition permit was issued for a building at 425 NW 9th Ave, set to be replaced by the Canopy by Hilton:

Demolish single story warehouse building

Lenity Architecture have submitted a project at 7805 SE 13th Ave for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story mixed use apartment building; main level to include 3 tenant spaces, parking garage, trash room area, and lobby area; floors 2-4 to include 30 units

A building permit was issued to Waterleaf Architecture for portions of the Lloyd Center Remodel:

Interior renovation for Lloyd Mall includes: reconfigure the ice rink and center concourse, reconfigure food court, remove selected interior pedestrian bridges, replace mall concourse flooring and upgrade and replace mall lighting. no exterior work under this permit

Correction: an earlier version of this post listed the address for the Canopy Hotel as 425 NW Glisan. The correct address is 425 NW 9th Ave.

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.

Weekly Roundup: Lents Town Center, Loyal Legion, Langano Apartments and more

Lents Town Center Property #2

Lents Town Center Property #2, including the New Copper Penny site

The Portland Development Commission will vote next week on whether to offer financial support to the three development projects in Lents. The developments include: a development by Palindrome Communities on Lents Town Center Property #2, which will also include the New Copper Penny site; a development by Williams & Dame on  Lents Town Center Property #3 (South); and a third by Asian Health & Services Center Lents Town Center Property #4.

The Loyal Legion, the new bar by ChefStable in the I. O. O. F. Orient Lodge / PPAA Building will open to the public on July 8th. A pre-opening event hosted by Restore Oregon will take place on July 3rd, where guests will receive guided tours of the newly renovated building.

The City Council discussed the zoning map amendment that will allow the Multnomah County Health Department HQ to be up to 150′ tall. A vote will be held next week.

A 6 week old restaurant was named by The Oregonian as its restaurant of the year. Renata recently opened in the former warehouse at 626 SE Main.

The growth scenarios in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan show that Portland is expected to gain 94,000 new apartments between 2010 and 2035, but only 17,000 new single family homes.

The new headquarters for SolTerra Systems at 2422 SE 9th Ave will be the tallest building on the west coast built with insulated concrete forms. Other sustainable features will include a green roof and low flow plumbing fixtures.

The Portland Business Journal published a photo gallery of Park Avenue Westthe downtown skyscraper scheduled for completion in December.

Tenants are now moving into the Langano Apartments, according to the Portland Chronicle. The building is owned by Petros Jarra and Ainalem Sultessa, immigrants who formerly operated Jarra’s Ethiopian Restaurant on the same site.

The Oregonian reported on the new building proposed at 4th & Harrison, which will include 425 apartments targeted to students at PSU. The developer hopes to open the building in 2018.

The East Building at One North is nearly finished. The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about how the building will serve as a model for sustainability.

Weekly Roundup: Oregon Square, Lents Town Center and more

GBD Architects' Oregon Square

GBD Architects’ Oregon Square

  • The Design Commission offered Design Advice on Oregon Square to GBD Architects. The project by American Assets Trust will redevelop a superblock in the Lloyd District, with 4 new buildings of 10-32 floors.
  • The Historic Landmarks Commission offered Design Advice on the Worldmark by Wyndham building to SERA Architects.
  • The City Council backed a plan by the Portland Housing Bureau to commit $20 million for affordable housing in North and Northeast Portland.
  • Zidell Yards was the subject of an email accidentally sent to OPB news and published by the Oregonian. The PDC and the Zidell family are currently negotiating on whether the Zidell property should include affordable housing. The Portland Housing’s Bureau’s preferred location is Riverplace Parcel 3, which the Portland Tribune wrote about in the article “Can South Waterfront be made affordable?
  • Portland Monthly reported that Providore Fine Foods and Pastaworks are scheduled to open this fall in The Shore, an under construction project by Guerrilla Development on NE Sandy Blvd.
  • The PDC has selected developers for 6 of the 12 acres of property in owns in Lents Town Center. Property #1 and #2 are to be developed by Palindrome Communities. The south portion of Property #3 is to be developed by Williams & Dame, with the north portion by ROSE CDC. Asian Health & Services Center and REACH CDC are the selected developer for Property #4.
  • The first office tenants are moving into Washington High School, an adaptive reuse project by Venerable Properties. The Oregonian was there to take photos.
  • Portland Monthly had a look at Ancient Heritage’s new creamery, set to open this May in the 626 SE Main building.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of the two houses set to be demolished on NE Glisan St, for the Treece & Lambert Apartments by Barry R Smith Architect.
  • The Oregonian visited the Stadium Fred Meyer on West Burnside, the remodel of which is nearing completion.