Metro Reports: Reed College Residences, Yale Union, PSU Neuberger Hall, and more

A building permit was issued for a new residence hall to the north of the canyon on the Reed College campus

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. This post covers March 26th to April 1st, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Fieldwork Design & Architecture for a project at 121 N Beech St:

Future code: Proposal is for a new 5-story building with retail at ground level and 4 stories of office above. Drywell stormwater system.

Early Assistance has been requested by Fieldwork Design & Architecture for the Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters at 2045 N Vancouver Ave:

Future code: New 3-story office building with renovation and retrofit of existing one story structure. On site parking with associated site landscaping and utilities.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Dowl to discuss work on the Yale Union building at 800 SE 10th Ave:

Current code: This proposal aims to accomplish a seismic upgrade of the primary, historic Yale Union building (a URM) by reconstruction and expansion of the eastern half of the owned property.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to discuss a project at 9648 NE Couch St:

Current code: Project includes construction of one new residential mixed-use building including 40 rental units of varying sizes and ground floor retail along 97th Ave. Building is to be four stories of wood frame construction over one story mass timber. two stairs access each floor with one extending to the roof via roof hatch. Total project is approx. 32,500 SF with 16 on-grade parking spaces. The intention is to comply with Inclusionary Zoning requirements.

A project at 1715 NW 17th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by LRS Architects:

Core and shell upgrades to the existing building including seismic, roof replacement, new skylights, interior stairs, new elevator and addition of a second level instide the existing building footprint.

A project at SE 124th & Ash has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Construct new 4 story wood frame (175 unit) apartment building with courtyard bike parking; new car parking

A project with two buildings at 3539 N Gantenbein Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story 6-plex building, site work, and trash enclosure less than 120 sq. Ft. ****mechanical permit separate*****

New 3 story 6-plex building, site work, and trash enclosure less than 120 sq. Ft. ****mechanical permit separate*****

A project at NE 67th & Halsey has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story storage facility, parking, landscaping, and site improvements.

A building permit was issued to Hacker architects for the PSU Neuberger Hall Renovation:

PSU – Renovation of an existing 220,000 sf building. minimal seismic, MEP systems, interior renovation, new exterior facades. Addition of lightwell at West half of building. New elevators to mezzanines.

A building permit was issued to ZGF Architects for the Reed College Residence Hall:

new 4 story college dorm

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 6006 SE 53rd Ave (previously 5320 SE Woodstock Blvd):

New 3-story, 19 unit apartment building with associated site work. Multistory dwelling units at floors 2 and 3.

A building permit was issued for a project at 8085 SE 82nd Ave:

Construct new 3 story storage facility with 711 storage units, interior trash enclosure on main floor, includes associated site work


Weekly Roundup: Meyer Memorial Trust HQ, Adidas Campus Expansion, Old Town heights, and more

Old Town Chinatown Block 33

An earlier scheme for the redevelopment of Old Town Chinatown Block 33 was presented to the Landmarks Commission in January 2017. The same architecture and development team are now working on a revised proposal that would orient the mass on the western half of the block, where they are seeking an increase in allowable height.

The Oregonian reported that the Adidas Campus Expansion will more than double the size of the company’s North American headquarters.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the public forum where the three developers* who are vying for the Broadway Corridor Development Opportunity introduced themselves. The Related Companies, Continuum Partners and McWhinney are competing to be chosen as the master developer for the 32-acre site.

Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly reversed her vote on height increases at the waterfront. The change will allow the Riverplace Redevelopment to move forward.

The Oregonian wrote about the debate at City Council over whether heights should be increased on Old Town Chinatown Block 33

City Observatory published an open letter on housing affordability to Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, written by Portland State University Emeritus Professor Ethan Seltzer. An editorial in the Oregonian argued that the Portland City Council needs to reset its compass.

The Oregonian reported on high-rise apartment units rented as hotel rooms, including at The NV, Block 17 and Park Avenue West.

Portland Architecture interviewed GBD Architects’ Kyle Andersen & Phil Beyl about the firm’s 50 LEED projects (and counting).

A guest editorial in the Oregonian, written by Mark Edlen and Denis Hayes, argued that wood skyscrapers are coming and should be built with Forest Stewardship Council certified wood.

The Skanner News broke the news that the Meyer Memorial Trust, the state’s second largest foundation, plans to build a new headquarters at N Vancouver and Tillamook.

The Portland City Council voted to approve a tax break for the developments that voluntarily choose to include affordable housing, writes the Oregonian.

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