Convention Center Hotel Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Oregon Convention Center Hotel, which represents one of the final hurdles for the long planned project. The Hyatt Regency branded hotel will include 600 guest rooms and 32,000 sq ft of ballroom and meeting room space. The ground level of the 14 story building will include public facing spaces including the main lobby, a restaurant, bar, the junior ballroom and a 24-hour retail market. The second and third floors will include the main ballroom, meeting rooms, a fitness center, and a Regency Club lounge. Guest rooms will be located in the body of the 180′-6″ tall tower, on levels 3 to 14.

The hotel is being developed by developer Mortenson, with a design team that includes ESG Architects and Mayer Reed Landscape Architecture. The $240 million hotel is being funded from a mix of public and private sources. $165 million will be invested by Hyatt/Mortenson Development, while Oregon Metro will contribute $60 million in bonds backed by lodgings tax revenue expected to be generated by hotel guests. Additional funding sources includes $4 million from Metro’s Convention Center reserves and $10 million from lottery funds.

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

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Design Commission approves OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building (images)

The Design Commission has approved the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building. The 7 story, 332,000 sq ft building by SRG Partnership and Mayer Reed landscape architects will include a conference center, research laboratory space, research support functions, ground level retail, and offices. Two levels of below grade parking will be provided.

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

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OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building returns in front of Design Commission (images)

SRG Partnership and Mayer Reed landscape architects have returned in front of the Design Commission for a second Design Advice hearing for the Knight Cancer Research Building. The 7 story research building will include a conference center, research laboratory space, research support functions, ground level retail, and offices. Two levels of below grade parking will be provided. A roof terrace with views to the river will be located at the 6th floor.

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

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PSU School of Business Administration expansion approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a major renovation and expansion of the PSU School of Business Administration. The project design is by the Boston office of German firm Behnisch Architekten, with local architects SRG Partnership and landscape architects Mayer Reed. The project will involve the modernization and upgrade of the existing building on the south half of the block, and the addition of a new 36,000 sq ft structure on the north half of the block. Between the two will be a new glass atrium, with entrances from plazas on SW 6th Ave and SW Broadway.

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Convention Center Hotel returns for Design Advice (images)

The project team behind the planned Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center have returned for a third Design Advice Request hearing in front of the Design Commission. The $212 million, 600-room Convention Center hotel is being developed by Minneapolis based Mortenson, with a design team that includes ESG ArchitectsAnkrom Moisan Architects and Mayer Reed Landscape Architecture. The hotel is in part being financed by $60 million of Metro issued bonds, which will be backed by lodging taxes paid by hotel guests.

Hyatt Hotel at the Oregon Convention Center

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Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center (images)

The development team behind the proposed Hyatt Regency hotel at the Oregon Convention Center have submitted initial drawings to the Design Commission for the purpose of receiving Design Advice. The drawings by ESG Architects, Ankrom Moisan Architects and Mayer Reed Landscape Architecture focus on the street level engagement and public spaces of the proposed hotel. The massing, height and facade articulation of the room tower is purposefully left vague in the drawing package, and will presumably be addressed at a future hearing.

The $212 million, 600-room Convention Center hotel is being part financed by $60 million of Metro issued bonds, which will be backed by lodging taxes paid by hotel guests. In 2012 Metro chose Minneapolis based Mortenson as the developer for the project. Mortenson are also behind the Downtown AC by Marriott Hotel.

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Pre-Application Conference scheduled for the Convention Center Hotel

A Pre-Application Conference [PDF] has been scheduled for the Oregon Convention Center Hotel project. The project is still at an early stage in its design, but current plans are for a building 15-19 stories tall on the superblock to the north of the Convention Center. The Hyatt owned hotel would have 600 rooms.  There will also be an above grade parking garage with approximately 385 spaces. The project team includes Minneapolis-based developer Mortenson, ESG Architects, also of Minneapolis, local architects Ankrom Moisan, and landscape architects Mayer Reed.

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