Weekly Roundup: Chinatown, Framework, Lloyd Center, and more

Framework will include ground floor retail space, 5 floors of office space and 5 floors of affordable housing.

The Oregonian took a look at the transformation planned for the Lloyd Center and surrounding blocks, including the NE Multnomah Plaza,  West Anchor Remodel, East Anchor Remodel, 1400 NE Multnomah and 1510 NE Multnomah.

New design guidelines for the New Chinatown Japantown Historic District will go in front of City Council for approval later this year. The DJC looked at how the guidelines aim to preserve a Chinatown that is unlike others*.

An appeal of the Historic Landmarks Commission’s approval of Pearl East will go before City Council on Wednesday, reports the NW Examiner. The approval is being challenged by a neighbor who believes the building is too tall for the NW 13th Avenue Historic District.

Jordan Schnitzer will give PSU $5 million to open an art museum in Neuberger Hallreports the Oregonian.

A building permit is ready to issue for Frameworkreports Dezeen. The Pearl District tower will be the tallest timber high rise in the USA when it is completed.

The Oregon Convention Center is planning a renovation that will complement the Convention Center Hotelaccording to the Business Tribune. Work will include a major remodel of the existing plaza at NE Holladay and MLK. Construction on the Hyatt Regency branded hotel is expected to start this summer.

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Weekly Roundup: Fair Haired Dumbell, AIA Portland Awards, PSU School of Business Administration, and more

Fair Haired Dumbell

The Fair-Haired Dumbell will have a facade painted with a mural by Los Angeles-based artist James Jean

The DJC wrote about the ‘elaborate’ Building Information Modelling (BIM) process* being used to help deliver the PSU School of Business Administration.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the paint scheme has been chosen Fair-Haired Dumbbell building, and “it’s unlike anything else in town“.  They also revealed that co-working company TENpod will occupy 8,000 sq ft in the building.

The Oregonian reported that the Sears building in the Lloyd Center has been sold, and the retailer’s presence in the mall “will either shrink significantly or disappear altogether“.  On Thursday morning, the ice rink at the center of the mall reopened, after a major renovation.

Eater PDX reported that Tom’s First Avenue Bento will close after nearly 25 years, to make way for the Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

The 12-unit Jarrett Street Condos are receiving very little interest from those eligible to receive the city subsidized down-payment assistance, according to The Oregonian.

Portland Architecture wrote about the winning projects at the AIA Portland Architecture Awards. Buildings honored include Slate, 1638 NW Overton St, Framework (CEID), Albina Yard, Karuna at One North, The Cosmopolitan on the Park and Park Avenue West.

Preservation group Restore Oregon announced their top restoration projects of 2016, including the Pine Street Market and the Society Hotel.

The Portland Business Journal showcased the “stellar views and cool workspaces” at Slate.

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Weekly Roundup: 3rd & Taylor, Overland Warehouse, Osprey Apartments, and more

3rd & Taylor

The proposed hotel at 3rd & Taylor, which will be located on the site currently occupied by the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple

In “Downtown Duo” the Business Tribune reported on the two buildings planned for a single Downtown block: the recently approved hotel at 3rd & Salmonand the adjacent office building at 3rd & Taylor, which is currently going through Design Review.

Portland Architecture had a look inside the renovated 1320 Broadway building, formerly home to The Oregonian. The Portland Business Journal reported that D+H Financial Technologies have signed a lease for 45,600 sq ft of office space in the building, leaving just two spaces left for rent.

Moovel North America will move into the Overland Warehouse Company Buildingthe Old Town building that once housed strip club Magic Gardens. The building is currently being renovated by Urban Development + Partners.

The DJC wrote about the ongoing efforts* at the Lloyd Center to redefine what it “means to be a 21st-century mall”. As well as a major renovation to the skating rink and main entry, it includes turning the former cinema into creative office space, which will be leased by Providence Health Services.

The Portland Mercury reported that developers have sued the City over the methodology it uses to determine Parks System Development Charges.

The DJC published photos of the Osprey Apartmentsunder construction on South Waterfront Block 37.

The renovation and expansion of PSU School of Business Administration has reached a halfway point, according to an article in the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how Portland’s newest maker space is taking shape in the Iron Fireman Building.

The Oregonian reported that Portland Public Schools are pausing on the $750 million construction bond, and now intend to go to the voters in May 2017, rather than November 2016 as originally planned.  If passed, the bond would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High School, Madison High School and Benson High School.

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Weekly Roundup: Oregonian Publishing Building, Old Town Block 33, 2035 Comprehensive Plan, and more

Centers and Corridors - 2035 Comprehensive Plan

The “Centers and Corridors” identified in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. In the next 20 years City Planners anticipate that 50 percent of Portland’s growth will occur in the “Centers and Corridors”. 30 percent will occur in the Central City, with the remaining 20 percent of the growth happening in the rest of the city.

The DJC reported ($) on Urban Renaissance Group’s big plans for the Oregonian Publishing buildings at 817 SW 17th Ave. The redevelopment of the one and half blocks in Goose Hollow could include a full block residential tower by Mithun, with different options “ranging from 245 feet in 21 stories to 325 feet in 29 stories.” The half block parcel would developed as an eight story office building, 115′ in height, designed by GBD Architects.

The Portland Business Journal reported on a potentially “catalytic” development on Old Town Chinatown Block 33. Guardian Real Estate is planning a project with “up to 300 residential units, ground-floor retail and a new hotel”.

A proposed 1% Construction Excise Tax had a first reading at City Council, with all five City Commissioners indicated support for the proposal. The Portland Mercury reported that the biggest question was whether multifamily buildings should be treated as “residential” or “commercial” properties.

OPB reported that ground was broken on the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building.

The Business Tribune covered the proposed changes to the Oregon Square development. A Pre-Application Conference was recently held, in advance of the submittal of a revised Design Review application.

The City Council approved the 2035 Comprehensive Plan, the 20 year growth plan that has been years in the making. Changes to City code will start coming into effect in 2018.

The Bureau of Planning & Sustainability has released the draft recommendations for the Residential Infill Project. OPB discussed what it could mean with two members of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee.

The Oregonian looked into how the Lloyd Center Remodel could help the mall recapture the hearts of Portlanders.

Weekly Roundup: Bridgetown, Fern Grove, Langano Apartments and more

Framework

LEVER Architecture’s Framework will be a 12 story tall timber building.

In ‘Death of a Mall Rat‘ the Portland Mercury wrote about the Lloyd Center, which is currently in the middle of a major remodel. As Portland changes, the paper wondered whether the 1960s mall can keep up.

Commissioner Dan Saltzman is proposing a 1% Construction Excise Tax, according to The Oregonian. The City’s ability to impose the tax was made possible by a recent change in Oregon law. The law requires that at least 50% of the revenues from the tax be used for providing affordable housing. Commissioner Saltzman, who oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, wishes to see 100% of the tax dedicated to affordable housing.

In a blog post the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis explained that “housing does filter”. New construction that is that the top end of the market eventually becomes much lower priced relative to the overall housing market.

The Portland Tribune reported that a panel of state economists and housing experts told a State legislative committee that a “confluence of factors — including low supply, high demand, obstructive regulations and lacking infrastructure — is driving up housing prices in the state”.

Portland Shoupistas wondered if the City Council will impose “rent-raising minimum requirements in NW PDX?” A proposal to add parking minimums in the Northwest Plan District was recently rejected by the Planning & Sustainability Commission, however NW neighbors are trying convince the City Council to add them back at a July 6th hearing.

The Oregonian wrote about the ‘Portland for Everyone’ housing coalition, which is “calling on Portland leaders to increase density in single-family residential neighborhoods, strengthen renter protections and put a general obligation bond on November’s ballot that would fund affordable housing.”

The Portland Business Journal wrote that the 12 story timber framed tower Framework (pictured above) is moving forward—and with a deeper level of affordability. The 60 units in the mixed use building were originally planned to be offered to people earning less than 80% of area Median Family Income. The units will now be offered to people earning less than 60% area MFI. The building is set to go before the Design Commission on July 7th.

The Oregonian covered a report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, which found that the hourly wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Oregon rose from $16.61 hourly wage in 2015 to $19.38 in 2016.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the office space at the Park Avenue West tower is now nearly all taken. The residential leasing is proceeding more slowly, with only a quarter of the units taken. In a separate interview with the paper TMT Development president Vanessa Sturgeon states that she’s “just fine” with the pace that units are leasing at.

A post at Planetizen asked if Portland has “lost is way”. The article argues that “Oregon’s poster child for livable planning is embroiled in new controversies over destructive growth, skyrocketing prices, and back-room cronyism.”

The Hollywood Star News reported that construction is about to start on the Bridgetown Apartments at the former Red Fig property in Beaumont Village. The project by Ethos Development and Siteworks Design/Build will include 50 residential units and 6,000 sq ft of retail space.

A 33-unit affordable housing complex in East Portland has opened, according to The Oregonian. The Fern Grove apartments at 14232 E Burnside St are set to be affordable to people earning less than 60% of area Median Family Income.

The retail spaces at the Langano Apartments have been leased, according to Urban Works Real Estate. The ground floor of the SE Hawthorne Blvd building will include Poke Mon, a poke bowl restaurant, as well as an M Realty office and Gallery Nucleus, an art gallery featuring a taproom.

The Cook Street Apartments on N Williams Ave have been sold to Boston-based Berkshire Group, for a undisclosed sum. The LRS Architects-designed building includes 206 residential units.

KGW reported that Exhaust Specialties at 700 SE Belmont St will close after 65 years in operation. Though no permits have been filed for the redevelopment of the site, an Early Assistance application was received by the City in February for a new self-storage facility.

Weekly Roundup: Holladay Park Plaza, One North, Convention Center Hotel and more

Holladay Park Plaza

The Holladay Park Plaza East Building

In ‘Respecting History‘ Places over Time looked at Historic Landmarks Commission, which “will far more influence on Portland’s built fabric than previous commissions due to both the sheer number of new projects being built at this time and the fact that this commission is rewriting the guidelines for most of the city’s historic districts.”

A $177 million loan will help finance the $50 million Lloyd Center Remodel, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The proposed office building at Station Place Lot 5 is gearing up for its first Design Review hearing, according to a story in the Portland Business Journal.

BikePortland revealed that the City may require developers to offer residents, employees $600 for biking or transit.

The Oregonian published photos of the completed One North office development on N Williams, which is set to open this week.

Salt & Straw is the latest business to announce a presence in the Pine Street Market.

The Portland Tribune reported that one of sites being looked at for the proposed USPS relocation is in Troutdale. The move will be required for the Post Office Redevelopment.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the recently completed Society Hotel.

The fight over the Convention Center Hotel will go to the state Supreme Court, according to The Oregonian.

A Portland renter has been offered her home for free, if she can relocate it to a new site. The house will otherwise be demolished to make way for a 10 unit expansion of Holladay Park Plaza.

The Portland Chronicle reported that a single-family home at 7420 SE Milwaukie Blvd has been demolished to make way for a 76 unit apartment project.

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.

Metro Reports: 514 SE Belmont, Zidell Blocks 4 & 6, Oregon Pioneer Building and more

514 SE Belmont St

514 SE Belmont St by Vallaster Corl Architects

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

Vallaster Corl Architects have requested Design Advice for 514 SE Belmont:

DAR to discuss a Type III Historic Resource Review for a new 15-story mixed-use building with ground level retail, parking (approx. 90 spaces) on the 2nd and 3rd floors and 193 residential units on the upper floors.

GBD Architects have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre Application Conference to discuss development on Zidell Block 4 and Zidell Block 6 at the Zidell Yards:

Design Advice Request for project which includes the simultaneous design and development of two separate office buildings on Blocks 4 & 6 of the Zidell property in South Waterfront.

Pre-application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review and Type II Greenway Review for a project which includes the simultaneous design and development of two separate office buildings, in separate portions of the large site, identified as Blocks 4 & 6 of the Zidell property in South Waterfront. The buildings will have multiple stories and below-grade parking. This proposal was initially discussed at an Early Assistance meeting- EA 15-116928.

Mackenzie have requested Early Assistance to discuss at a project at 6006 NE Holladay St:

Proposal is for a development of a self-storage facility.

YBA Architects have requested Early Assistance to discuss at a project at 1505 NE Killingsworth St:

Proposed four story development with three stories residential on the upper floors and grd floor retail.

Fosler Portland Architecture have applied for a building permit for a project at 8510 N Ivanhoe:

New three story, 20 unit apartment complex; on site bike parking and trash enclosure; no onsite parking

A building permit is under review for a project at 1314 NE Dekum St:

New 3 story (28 unit) apartment building; see comments re: review by State Of Oregon Building Codes Division

A building permit is under review for a project by LRS Architects at 2330 NW Raleigh St:

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

A building permit is under review for a project at 2311 SE 11th Ave:

New 6 unit apartment complex with eco roof and attached trash enclosure

A building permit is under review for a project by Wright Architecture at 2416 SE 60th Ave:

Construct new 2 story office building, main floor is chiropractice clinic, 2nd floor is office space, detached trash enclosure and bike parking are both less than 120 sf in area, includes associated site work

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

Renovation of existing regal cinema space, into creative office with change in occupancy from a to b; newly configured and framed mezzanine; new entrance court with trellis element; new stair and ramp system on west side of the building; new windows throughout the building***see 15-113702-fa for demolition***

A building permit was issued for the conversion of the Oregon Pioneer Building into a hotel:

Occupancy for conversion of existing historic building with leased commercial to high-end boutique hotel with leased commercial on ground floor. Huber’s will remain open and is not included in this scope of work. Proposed exterior as approved in LU-14-120725 HR

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 8315 SE Brooklyn St:

New 9 unit 3 story apartment building

A building permit was issued to Carleton Hart Architecture for Miracles Central:

New 6 story mixed use building. 1st floor consists of offices and common areas, floors 2-6 contain 47 apartment units, associated site work included, storwater facilities

A building permit was issued for a project at 1125 SE Harrison St:

New 3 unit building; 3 story

Metro Reports: Roosevelt High School, Zidell Yards food carts, Concordia Student Housing and more

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Roosevelt High School Modernization

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

Emerick Architects has scheduled a Pre-Application Conference and requested Design Advice for a new building to replace the Gypsy Restaurant at 635 NW 21st Ave:

Removal of existing one-story restaurant/bar. Construction of mixed-use building with underground parking.

Design Advice has been requested for 10506 E Burnside:

5 story 50 + unit apartment complex EA15-118947 PC

ZGF Architects has scheduled a Pre-Application Conference and requested Design Advice for the Canopy by Hilton at 431 NW 9th Ave in the Pearl:

Project is for a 10 story approx. 150 room full service hotel plus one level of banquet and support services below grade

Early assistance has been requested for a project at 4455 SE 52nd Ave by Rainier Pacific Development:

Construct a new 4-story 63 unit courtyard style apartment building with ground floor retail/commercial stormwater to be disposed on site with drywells.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1024 NW 19TH Ave:

Narrow 6-story building. 21 units averaging 600 sq ft. No on-site parking or basement area is provided inthe proposed design. Flat low slope roof with contemporary glass faceace [sic].

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3131 SW 11TH Ave:

18 townhome-style (3-story) apartments with 2-car garages.

ZRZ Realty has requested Early Assistance for food carts on the Zidell Yards:

EA for DZ (food carts in right-of-way or private property depending on stage in street vacation)

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a new building in South Waterfront on land owned by The Landing at Macadam LLC:

6-story mixed use building consisting of approx 3500 sf of retail, 200 market rate apartments and 187 off-street parking stalls in one level of structured underground parking

Waterleaf Architecture has scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss further work in the ongoing Lloyd Center Remodel:

Renovation of existing 3 story 150,000 sq ft store for multi tenant use

SERA Architects have applied for a Design Review for the NW Portland Hostel expansion:

Project for a 16,786 SF five story hostel development. Ground floor public spaces include lobby, reception area and small office, cafe and assoc. kitchen. A dining area to be used by guests and an associated kitchen to be used by guests are also included.

Works Partnership has applied for a building permit for the Concordia Student Housing at 1616 NE Killingsworth St:

New 4 story mixed use building with ground floor retail and apartments on floors 2-4.

Bassetti Architects has applied for a series of building permits for the Roosevelt High School Modernization:

Grading, Foundation and Utilities for new additions to existing building, selective demolition work to auditorium, commons and classrooms

Demolition of existing gymnasium building, building is attached to main school structure

Demolition of northern end of existing Library/Classroom building (removal of Band/Choir rooms), section to be demolished is attached to main building

 

Metro Reports: 14 stories in the Pearl, 6 stories in Northwest, 4 stories in Sellwood and more

19th & Overton Apartments

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

Fosler Portland Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 8510 N Ivanhoe:

Construct new three story apartment building with courtyard on the 100×100 corner parking lot.

Mackenzie have requested Early Assistance for a project at 815 NW 13th Ave:

Early assistance for interior alterations and future Type II design review for exterior alterations

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4227 N Massachusetts Ave:

New 12 unit residential building

Ankrom Moisan Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application conference to discuss a new building at 535 NW 11th Ave:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for a new 14-story residential building with ground-level retail. The building will contain approx. 98 dwelling units and have 52 on-site mechanized parking spaces. The applicant intends to utilize FAR transfer and earn bonus height.

GBD Architects and Gerding Edlen have applied for a building permit for the recently approved 19th & Overton Apartments:

New 6 story, 58 unit apartment building; ground fl parking, bike parking, leasing office, residential lobby, building services and 3 residential loft units; floors 2-6 include residential units; amenity deck on the roof

Waterleaf Architecture have applied for a building permit for the conversion of the existing Regal cinema at the Lloyd Center into creative office space:

Renovation of existing regal cinema space, into creative office with change in occupancy from A to B; newly configured and framed mezzanine; new entrance court with trellis element; new stair and ramp system on west side of the building; new windows throughout the building***see 15-113702-fa for demolition***

A building permit has been issued to Urban Development Group for their redevelopment of the Old Wives Tales site at 50 SE 13th Ave:

New 4 story mixed use building, 69 units, parking, bike parking and trash storage at underground level, includes associated site work mechanical and electrical require separate permits. Permit submittals shall include revised main building permit drawiings.

A building permit has been issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project by WDC Properties at 5490 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Construct 3 story apartment building with 11 units, 4 single story units on main floor and 6 2 story units on 2nd/3rd floor; detached covered bike parking and trash enclosure at NE corner of property, less than 120 sf in area; includes associated sitework, landscape, drywell.

The Cook Street Lofts at 3270 N Vancouver Ave by Otak Architects has been issued a building permit:

5-Story, 104 unit apartment building with on grade parking under the building and concrete retail