Weekly Roundup: Broadway Corridor, Beatrice Morrow, NW 18th & Hoyt, and more

“Play” is one of three concepts being explored for the Broadway Corridor. In this concept the North Park Blocks are extended to Johnson, with a flexible open space that can be used for sports and community gatherings.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that Portland officials are in the early stages of trying to recruit an anchor tenant* for the Broadway Corridor redevelopment.

The Business Tribune wrote about the Beatrice Morrow, an 80 unit affordable housing development by Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI). Over time the goal is for “75 percent of the families that rent units in the building to move on to home ownership with the help of PCRI”.

Japanese retailer Muji has now opened in the Meier & Frank Building. The Business Tribune wrote about the Japanese retailer is “adding a next chapter to the story of retail in Portland“. Eater Portland reported that “beloved” Ladd’s Addition coffee shop Upper Left Roasters will also open in the building.

The Northwest District Association has appealed the approval of the affordable housing at NW 18th and Hoyt because they think it’s “ugly”, reports the Portland Mercury. The City Council will consider the appeal on Thursday.

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Weekly Roundup: ART Tower, Muji at Meier & Frank, The Hoxton, and more

The ART is the first high-rise building to be approved that is subject to Inclusionary Housing. The tower will include 314 units in its 21 floors.

The Design Commission last week approved the ART Tower, which will be located on the northern half of the Artists Repertory Theatre block in Goose Hollow. The Daily Journal of Commerce reports that there were “rave reviews for ‘a very distinguished building’.”*

The Hoxton hotel last week opened in the renovated and expanded Grove Hotel. The Portland Business Journal took a first look inside.

The Oregonian looked inside the Radisson Red hotel, which opened last week in the Broadway Tower.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of Japanese retailer MUJI’s space in the renovated Meier & Frank Building.

OPB wrote about how the Albina Vision is hoping to bring big changes to the Portland Public Schools site in the Rose Quarter.

Having now been approved by the voters, Metro’s housing bond program is set to launch in summer, reports the Oregonian.

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Weekly Roundup: 9747 NE Glisan, Multnomah County Courthouse, Pepsi Blocks, and more

The Design Commission has approved an affordable housing development at 9747 NE Glisan St, designed by MWA Architects for Northwest Housing Alternatives.

The Oregonian reported on the Design Commission’s approval of a 159-unit affordable housing project at 9747 NE Glisan St.

With woonerfs proposed at the Pepsi Blocks and Block 216, the Daily Journal of Commerce looked at the Dutch inspired urban design trend.*

NBP Capital plans to buy and renovate the historic Multnomah County Central Courthouse, reports the Oregonian. The building is being sold for $28 million plus 2 years of free rent to the County.

Hat Yai 2.0 will have vegetables, table service, and elbow room, reports Eater Portland. The Thai restaurant is set to open in the Modera Belmont by the end of November.

The Portland Business Journal reports that Muji has opened a pop up shop to give Portlanders a sneak peek at what’s to come when it opens in the Meier and Frank Building.

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Meier & Frank Building Renovation Approved (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved a renovation of the Meier & Frank Building, formerly home to the downtown branch of Macy’s. The renovation is being designed by Bora Architects, for project owners Sterling Bay and KBS Realty Advisors.  The project will create up to five new ground floor retail spaces, and convert levels 2 to 5 of the building to creative office space. Portions of the existing basement will be re-purposed as bike parking and lockers, a gym, a conference room and a multi-use area. The top floors of the building, home to the Nines Hotel, are in separate ownership and are not part of the project.

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Metro Reports: 3403 N Mississippi, NE 106th & Halsey, Neuberger Hall, and more

Construction has started on a project by Holst Architecture at 3403 N Mississippi Ave

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 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 Holst Architecture for a project at NE 106th & Halsey:

Proposal is for a six story building with 45 affordable housing units, 30 market rate apartments, tuck-under parking, 10,000SF of retail and 10,700SF of office space. Amenities to include community room and green roof deck.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mainland Northwest to discuss a project at West of 8524 N Crawford St:

Previous EA 15-219376. Proposal to change the zoning, consistent with the Comprehensive Plan Map designation, from EG1 (General Employment 1) and EG2 (General Employment 2) to EXd (Central Employment zone with the Design overlay zone). The applicant states the future development on this 15-acre site could include multi-dwelling residential, neighborhood retail, mixed office-manufacturing uses. The greenway trail will also be developed. This application does not include a specific development plan.

The PSU Neuberger Hall Renovation has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Hacker architects:

Renovation of PSU’s Neuberger Hall, which includes updates and modifications to accessibility, fire and life safety, upgrades to MEP systems, seismic strengthening, program adjustments and facade improvements. One modification requested to Ground Floor Windows (33.130.230, 33.510.220)

The renovations to the Meier & Frank Building have been submitted for Type III Design Review by Bora Architects:

Project is located at former Macy’s department store. Floors 1-5 and basement to be demolished and renovated as creative office space with ground level retail. New restrooms will be added to the office floors to accommodate future office tenant improvement. Basement amenity space including bike storage, fitness and conference space will be provided.Scope includes limited facade renovations to accommodate restored retail entries mid block on SW 5th and SW 6th and a new entry on SW 6th near Morrison. Each entry will include a new canopy. The SW Alder canopy will be reduced in depth per PBOT requirements. The historic facade and SW Morrison canopies will be preserved.

A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for a project at 3403 N Mississippi Ave:

Excavation and Shoring

A building permit was issued for a project at 5025 N Minnesota Ave:

New 6 unit apartment building with associated site work

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

Weekly Roundup: Beatrice Morrow, Ankeny Apartments, Grove Hotel, and more

The Beatrice Morrow Apartments will include 80 affordable housing units, offered under the city’s preference policy to those displaced from N/NE Portland.

The Oregonian wrote about the affordable housing planned for the former Grant Warehouse site on NE MLK. The building will be named the Beatrice Morrow, after the African American attorney who ran for state office in 1932.

The Willamette Week wrote about Home First Development’s plans to build 300 apartments and sell them to the city for $100,000 apiece.

The DJC wrote about how the Portland Development Commission is “driving ahead to expand parking stock“*, with investments totaling tens of millions of dollars planned at Old Town Chinatown Block 33, the Convention Center Hotel and at the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the City Council and PDC have chosen to move forward with a full redevelopment of the Centennial Mills site. As a consequence, the Mounted Patrol Unit will not return to the site.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works associate principal Dan Koch to about plans to rebuild the destroyed Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan and create a new building at 510 NW 23rd Ave.

The Grove Hotel has topped out, writes the Portland Business Journal. When it opens later this year it will include a new restaurant by Kurt Huffman’s ChefStable group.

In a two part series, the Business Tribune wrote about the Design Commission’s denial of the Ankeny Apartmentsand the upcoming appeal to City Council.

An article in Portland Monthly argued that the future of Portland’s skyline Is made of wood. Recent and planned wood buildings include The RadiatorFramework (CEID), 38 Davis, Albina Yard, Framework (Pearl) and Carbon12.

The Portland Business Journal broke the news that the AMF Bowling Alley at 3031 SE Powell Blvd is set to be redeveloped for a ‘national retailer’. The Portland Mercury republished a statement from AMF expressing their plan to continue operating “for its remaining lease term and perhaps longer“.

The Hollywood Star News wrote about plans by Koz Development for a new six-story, 114-unit studio apartment building at 4708 NE Sandy Blvd—a site currently occupied by Umpqua Bank.

The Business Tribune reported that the remodeled Macy’s building downtown will officially be known as the Meier & Frank Building.

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Weekly Roundup: Carbon12, Framework, 38 Davis, and more

Carbon12

Path Architecture’s Carbon12 has now reached its full height, making it the tallest timber building in the USA

The Oregonian reported that new apartment construction has finally slowed rent growth — at least, at the high end.

While a proposed timber high rise in Manhattan has been cancelled, the DJC wrote about two tall Cross Laminated Timber buildings in Portland* that are moving ahead quickly: Carbon12 on N Williams; and Framework in the Pearl.

The Business Tribune had a look at moovel North America’s new headquarters at the Overland Warehouse in Old Town / Chinatown. Similarly, Portland Architecture toured Ankrom Moisan’s new home a few blocks away at 38 Davis.

Delays in getting new height limits approved as part of the Central City 2035 Plan are having knock on delays to Old Town Chinatown Block 33reported the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal took a first look at what’s in store for the creative office space at the Meier & Frank Building, soon to be vacated by Macy’s.

Breakside Brewery unveiled its “Humongous, Hop-Focused Slabtown Brewery” at the Slabtown Marketplace, reported Portland Monthly.

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Metro Reports: Chamberlain Hotel, 333 SW Park, 10506 E Burnside, and more

10506 E Burnside

A building permit was issued for 10506 E Burnside St

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 Bora Architects for the renovation of the Meier & Frank Building:

Design advice to discuss renovations to the façade of the existing Macy’s. New retail entries would be created on SW 5th and SW 6th Avenues and updates to the SW Alder façade. The scope of the project includes tenant improvements from the basement to the fifth floor. This work includes interior demolition of floors one through five.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled and Design Advice requested by LRS Architects for a project at 1053-1201 NW Naito Parkway:

Two new market-rate apartment buildings (5 story over 1).

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3717 NE Columbia Blvd:

New construction of two 3-story self storage buildings with associated parking, utilities and landscape. At least one of the existing two buildings will be demolished.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architects for a project at 6324 NE 42nd Ave:

New affordable housing apartment building. 59 units

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group to discuss changes to a project at 1707 SE Tenino St:

New 4-story apartment building (89 units total). Please note – there is already an existing building permit for the project, but he wants to add the affordable housing aspect to forgo the parking requirement. See CO 17-112446. If he finds he can proceed with the project as proposed for this EA, he will cancel the previously applied-for CO permit and get a new one, with the parking removed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group to discuss changes to a project at 5965 SE Milwaukie Ave:

New 4-story apartment building (54 units total). Please note – there is already an existing building permit for the project, but he wants to add the affordable housing aspect to forgo the parking requirement. See CO 16-171002. If he finds he can proceed with the project as proposed for this EA, he will cancel the previously applied-for CO permit and get a new one, with the parking removed.

A project at 333 SW Park Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Beebe Skidmore Architects:

General restoration of building. New storefront and addition of 1,000 sf penthouse.

The renovation of the Chamberlain Hotel at 509 SE Grand Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

Proposal is the reuse and rehabilitation of the historic Chamberlain Hotel. The proposed development will consist of 57 hotel units to be integrated with a 14 story mixed-use bldg to be built on the asphalt parking lots to the west and southwest.A connection between the two hotel areas is provided through a shared courtyard located mid-block off se stark .

A project at 8248 SE Flavel St has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

Construct 2 story 6 unit apartment building, no basement, includes all site work, detached trash enclosure 120 sq ft

A project at 2715 NE Flanders St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of 3 story 4plex and site improvements.

A project at 627 SE Division Pl has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story 126,820 sf self-storage facility, site improvements

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for 10506 E Burnside St:

New construction of five story multidwelling residential building, consisting of 52 units with 15 tuck-under parking spaces. Interior trash room

Metro Reports: Stark St Apartments, Tru by Hilton, Derby NW, and more

Ankrom Moisan’s Stark Street Apartments at 12613 SE Stark St will include 153 units of affordable housing

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 FFA Architecture and Interiors for alterations to the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park Garage:

Alterations to smart park garage that include replacing existing stairways/elevators, new signage and awnings, reconstructed enterances and row encroachments. Green roofs are under consideration for new areas.

Design Advice has been requested by MCA Architects for a project at NW 13th & Savier:

Design Advice Request for 5-story self storage facility with ground floor retail

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project at 5734 E Burnside St:

4-story apartment building with ground floor retail and at grade parking. 3 stories of studio and 1-2 bedroom units.

Early Assistance has been requested by EPR Design for a project at 3244 SE 120th Ave:

New 16 unit building with pervious pavement and drywells for storm water runoff, 9 parking spaces in a garage and 7 spaces on private street. Seeking to meet Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by DMS Architects for a project at 718 NE Dekum St:

Keep existing home on property and develop a new 3 story 6 unit apartment building with ground floor retail might want to divide the property located in the Woodlawn Conservation District

A Pre-Permit Zoning Check has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Stark Street Apartments at 12613 SE Stark St:

Proposal for 153 units of affordable housing supported by home funds issued by PHB. The project is made up of two four story buildings with on-site parking to residents.

The Tru by Hilton at 7101 NE 82nd Ave has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review by JRA Architecture & Planning:

Proposal is to construct 98 guest room four story wood frame on-site parking suites hotel with pre-prepared breakfast (ho restaurant) on existing red lion hotel site. Remove existing 68 room red lion hotel annex in proposed construction area.

Interior alterations to the Meier & Frank Building have been submitted for permit review by Bora Architects:

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 project at 5515 NE 17th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by CIDA Architects:

Construct new 3 story, 15 unit, apartment building with attached trash enclosure and associated site work

The Derby NW apartments at 1015 NW 16th Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Koz Development:

Construct 6-story mixed use 128 unit apartment building, on ground floor retail tenant space, bike storage, garbage room, electrical room and residential units and associated site work

A project at 1724 NE 45th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Deca Architecture:

New 3 story w/ basement, 12 unit apartment building , includes associated sitework – prelim mtg 16-289387 bd –

A project at 9109 NE Cascades Parkway has been submitted for building permit review:

New three story office building with onsite parking, 204 S.F. Detached trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** w/ MT permit and trash enclosure permit (17-117593-CO) ***

A building permit was issued to Koz Development for the 2165 SW Yamhill St apartments:

Construct new 4 story 30 unit apartment building; bike storage on lower floor mezannine level; associated site work