Weekly Roundup: Goat Blocks, 38 Davis, AC by Marriott, and more

Two new retail tenants have been confirmed for the Goat Blocks development in SE Portland

Two new retail tenants have been confirmed for the Goat Blocks development in SE Portland

The Business Tribune reported on Portland’s latest trend: retail alleys. Recently completed or planned projects mentioned include the Goat Blocks, the Lloyd Cinemas Redevelopment, 38 Davis and Milwaukie Way.

The Portland Business Journal had a first look at the downtown’s AC by Marriott Hotelwhich is nearing completion.

The DJC reported that the City Council voted to overturn* a condition of approval imposed on NW 14th & Raleigh by the Design Commission.

Excavation for the Broadway Tower has hit the bottom, according to the Portland Business Journal. The 19 story tower should be complete by September 2018.

Oregon Business took a look at 38 Davis, the Old Town mixed use building that now houses the new headquarters for its designers, Ankrom Moisan Architects.

The Business Tribune reported that Colas Construction has broken ground on Alberta Commons, the Natural Grocers-anchored retail development at NE MLK & Alberta.

Developers are racing to beat Portland’s Inclusionary Zoning policy, reports The Oregonian. The policy is scheduled to take effect in February, however projects that have been submitted for building permit or design review before then would be grandfathered in under the current rules.

Jazz Mecca Jimmy Mak’s will close forever, according to the Willamette Week. The bar was scheduled to move to make way for the Modera Davishowever owner Jim Makarounis’ battle with cancer has forced him to cancel the build out of a new space.

Two new retail tenants have been confirmed for the Goat BlocksRussian restaurant Kachka, which will open a second location; and Seattle’s Schilling Cider, which will have “more cider taps than any cider house in the United States”.

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Weekly Roundup: 9101 Foster, 1725 SE Tenino, Hotel Chamberlain, and more

9101 SE Foster

9101 Foster by Hacker

A gas explosion in NW Portland destroyed the 110 year old Wilfred & Gustav Burkhardt Building, and caused significant damage to nearby buildings including Allied Works’ Ann Sacks Residence at 2281 NW Glisan St. The explosion happened after an underground gas pipeline was struck by a subcontractor performing pre-construction work at the site of the future Restoration Hardware.

The DJC wrote about the partnership* between Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners, who first collaborated on the Central Eastside building SlateFuture projects include the adaptive reuse of the Hotel Chamberlain at 509 SE Grand Ave, a 13-story mixed-use development at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, and a mid-rise creative office building at 525 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Construction finished over the summer at Milwaukie Way, the Westmoreland retail development that wraps around Relish gastropub. The Portland Business Journal took a look at how it turned out.

Eater reported that Catalan restaurant Can Font will open a second location, in the ground floor of the Cosmopolitan on the Park.

The Oregonian reported that modern Mexican restaurant Alto Bajo will open early next year in the Hi Lo Hotel.

The Portland Mercury reported that Sellwood burger restaurant Mike’s Drive-In is likely to be replaced by new apartments. Developer UDG recently requested Early Assistance for a 78 unit residential building at 1725 SE Tenino St.

Portland Architecture discussed the design of Portland Art Museum’s proposed Rothko Pavilion with museum director Brian Ferriso.

The Portland Business Journal reported that a groundbreaking ceremony for 9101 Foster was planned for Sunday. The PDC developed building in Lents Town Center will include 54 apartments–16 of which will be affordable housing–and 9,000 sq ft of retail space.

Kevin Howard of Northwest Self Storage wrote in the Portland Business Journal about the boom and the impending bust of self-storage facilities in Portland.

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Under Construction: Milwaukie Way

Site work has begun on a mixed use development at SE Milwaukie and Claybourne in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood. Milwaukie Way will consist of two new buildings with retail on the ground floor and offices on the second floor. Both buildings will be clad in a dark corrugated metal siding. The architect for the project is Ben Waechter.

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Weekly Roundup: Milwaukie Way, Lyon Court, 107 NE Grand and more

Milwaukie Way retail

Milwaukie Way retail

The Oregonian continued their series on the rapidly changing Central Eastside. One article looked at Ancient Heritage Dairy, which will soon open in the 626 SE Main building. Another focused on The Redd, the planned food and agriculture incubator project by the Ecotrust.

Construction has started on Milwaukie Way, a retail project designed by Ben Waechter, adjacent to a former funeral home in Westmoreland.

The DJC published construction photos of the Hotel Eastlundwhich is set to open in May.

Cup and Bar, a joint cafe and roastery by Trailhead Coffee and Ranger Chocolate, was set to open this week in the newly renovated 107 NE Grand building.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the under construction Lyon Court retail building at NE Fremont and 24th.

In ‘Simplifying the Curve’ the DJC wrote about the technical challenges in realizing the curved facades at One North.

Metro Reports: PSU School of Business Administration, 15 story hotel at the Washington Center and more

PSU School of Business Adminstration, as presented during the Design Advice stage

PSU School of Business Adminstration, as presented during the Design Advice stage

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

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a new office building at 9109 NE Cascades Parkway:

New two story 30,000 sf tilt-up concrete office building located in the Cascade Station Plan District

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3699 N Hayden Island Dr:

Looking to develop 1 or 2 srtuctures apartment/loft for a total of 11 units

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project involving the Washington Center at 419 SW Washington St:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for a proposed 15-story, 246-room hotel. The project will incorporate an existing 2-story commercial building with a new 13-story vertical addition. Existing below grade parking will remain.

The PSU School of Business Administration by SRG Partnership and Behnisch Architekten has been submitted for Design Review:

Project is to expand the SBA to approx 137,500 GSF. Includes four modifications and one adjustment.

A building permit application has been submitted for a project at 1636 SE Harold St:

New 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work

CIDA Architects have submitted a building permit application for a project at 3116 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction – new 5 story micro unit apartment building of approx 7200sf

Morton Building Design, LLC have submitted a building permit application for the RAM Apartments at 5803 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy:

New 22 unit multifamily project, consisting of three story apartment structure, detached trash enclosure, and sitework for parking area, and grading/utilities

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 1459 SE Ankeny St:

New 5 story 40 unit apartment building with commercial on main and parking at grade level

A building permit was issued for the Milwaukie Retail project by Ben Waechter Architect at 6637 SE Milwaukie Ave:

New 2 story commercial mixed use building, retail on 1st floor, offices on 2nd floor, building A has attached trash enclosure at south elevation