Under Construction: Modera Belmont (images)

This is updated version of a post by contributor Kurt Sevits, originally published on August 18th 2015.

Construction is underway on the Modera Belmont, a six-story mixed-use building by SERA Architects and Mill Creek Residential Trust. The U-shaped building will include 200 residential units above ground-floor retail, with a courtyard facing SE 6th Avenue. A basement level will include parking for 105 vehicles, while bike parking will be split between the basement and ground floors for a total of 302 spaces.

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Weekly Roundup: Toyoko Inn, Post Office redevelopment, Legacy Central Lab and more

Toyoko Inn

SW 3rd & Oak, the planned location of a Toyoko Inn

The Oregonian reported that the board of the Portland Development Commission approved the terms of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the United States Post Office site in the Pearl District. The City will pay $88 million to acquire the 13.4 acre site.

At the same meeting, the PDC board also approved the sale of a site at SW 3rd and Oak to Toyoko Inn. The Japanese hotelier plans to build a 300 to 400 room hotel on the site, which would be the company’s first West Coast location.

Demolition crews have begun work at the former home of the Oregon Ballet Theater. The building is demolished to make way for the Modera Belmont apartments.

Places over Time published their analysis of 2015 in Portland architecture and development.

The Portland Business Journal reported that despite an ongoing lawsuit, Metro still expects that the Convention Center Hotel will open in 2018.

Demolition is underway on the former Plaid Pantry and Sammy’s Flowers on NW 23rd and Glisan, according to the Portland Chronicle. The buildings will be replaced by a new Restoration HardwareRevised designs for the project will be presented to the Historic Landmarks Commission on January 25th.

Legacy Health held a grand opening for its new Legacy Central Lab building in the Lloyd District. The 62,000 sq ft building sits on a site previously used as a surface car park.

The Oregonian reported that builders are weighing lifting their opposition to overturning Oregon’s 17 year old ban on inclusionary zoning.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the Ballou & Wright building in the Pearl is set to undergo a $10 million makeover into creative office space. The historic structure was most recently used as Hanna Andersson’ headquarters. The children’s clothing retailer recently moved to a building in Kerns.

The Iron Fireman building at 4784 SE 17th will be converted into creative office space, according to the Portland Journal. The 115,000 sq ft was most recently home to aircraft parts manufacturer PECO Manufacturing, who have moved to a site in Clackamas County.

 

Metro Reports: Couch9, Chamberlain Hotel, Broadway Tower and more

Couch9 by Vallaster Corl Architects

Couch9 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.

FFA Architecture and Interiors have requested Design Advice for an expansion to the Industrial Home Building:

Design Advice Request for a project which is for a proposed addition to expand the current Industrial Home Building located on the property to accommodate tenant expansion plans. Maintain parking at the ground level and add two connecting floors above. Adding approx 5924 SF in total and considering a green roof system.

Icon Architecture have requested Early Assistance to discuss a project at 6826 N Greenwich Ave:

Proposal is to build a nine unit residential apartment bldg. With below grade parking.

Emerick Architects have requested Early Assistance to discuss the conversion of the Chamberlain Hotel, most recently used by Shleifer Furniture, back into a hotel:

Proposal is for a mixed use on ground floor with hotel rooms on upper floor. Existing building will be restored.

Design Department have submitted a project at 533 NE Killingsworth St for Design Review:

Design review for a repair and refurbish of building facade, new one-story building behind facade. New doors and windows and new patio dining areas.

SRG Partnership have submitted the Knight Cancer Research Building for Design Review:

Knight Cancer Research Building

GBD Architects have submitted the Broadway Tower for Design Review:

Design review for a new 19-story high-rise mixed-use building with a combination hotel, office and retail (ground floor) uses. Parking provided in a below-grade structure. Three modifications requested: loading stall size requirement; bicycle parking stall size; and exceeding glazing minimum for entire site, except for north and south elevations.

A building permit is under review for a project at 5429 N Minnesota Ave:

Construct a six unit three story apartment building with 2 bedroom/1 bath units with living room, dining room, kitchen, and washer/dryer closet.

Stewart Gordon Straus Architect has submitted a project at SW 12th & Woods for building permit review:

Construct a new five unit three story apt building attached to a new three story 4 unit apt building with ground floor garage parking for each. Portions of site greater than 20% slope.-see comment

A building permit is under review for a project at 2825 NE Columbia Blvd:

Construct new 103,912 sq ft, 3 story self storage building with associated utilities, parking and landscaping.

Mackenzie have submitted a project at 6006 NE Holladay St for building permit review:

New 118,162 sf four story self storage building**with 15-280089-MT & demos 15-280098-CO & 15-280101-CO**

Building permits were issued to SERA Architects for the Modera Belmont:

Demolish existing office building, surrounding asphalt and landscaping

Site demolition, excavation, shoring and concrete work up through level 2 floor slab

A building permit was issued for Couch9 by Vallaster Corl Architects:

New 11 story mixed-use housing tower with ground floor retail and 2 levels of below grade parking. Vegetated roof garden at level 2 for stormwater retention and filtration. Rooftop terrace for residents at level 11 (existing structure to be demolished).

 

The changing face of Portland’s Central Eastside

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In 1922 Euclid, Ohio adopted a zoning ordinance that included six classes of use, intended to preserve to the village character of the Cleveland suburb. Industry would be kept away from residential uses, and building heights would be limited. While Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City and Le Corbusier’s Ville Radieuse are probably more famous examples of city planning based on separation of uses, Euclid’s zoning ordinance ultimately became the more influential. A large landowner sued the municipality, arguing that in limiting the development potential of their site Euclid had unconstitutionally deprived them of their ability to develop their site with an industrial use.

The case made it all the Supreme Court. In the 1926 case Village of Euclid v. Ambler Realty Co. the court sided with the village, establishing the broad precedent that single-use zoning was permissible. While there are other types of zoning used in the US, the model used by Euclid is by far the most common, and is often referred to by planners as Euclidean zoning.

Around the same time, Portland was writing its first zoning code, firmly based on the emerging Euclidean tradition. The 1924 code didn’t regulate many of the things we now expect to find in a zoning code, such as heights, setbacks or density. It did separate the city into four zones, based on use: Class I-Single Family; Class II-Multi-family; Class III-Business-manufacturing; and Class IV-Unrestricted. Many of the decisions made almost a century ago are still evident in the way Portland is developing today. The 1924 code applied the Business-manufacturing zone to the streetcar lines and arterial roads, while limiting the areas in between them to single or multifamily development. The Class I-Single Family zone was generally applied to the most prestigious neighborhoods, such as Eastmoreland, Laurelhurst, Irvington and Alameda. Plus ça change…

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Metro Reports: Macadam Apartments, PDX Commons, 1501 SW Taylor and more

Macadam Apartments

The Macadam Apartments by SERA Architects

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

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 14716 SE Powell Blvd:

25 unit apartment development.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by JRA Architecture & Planning to discuss a new hotel near the airport at 7101 NE 82nd Ave:

Pre-Application Conference for a Type III CU. Proposal is to construct a four-story 99 guest room hotel with on-site parking, indoor pool on existing red lion hotel site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mark Dane Planning to discuss a project at 310 NW Maywood Drive:

Pre-application conference for 5-unit condominium project

A demolition permit was issued to GBD Architects for a building at 1437 SW Broadway, on the site of the planned 710 SW Columbia tower:

Demolish 2 story building and (2) parking lots; on site tree removal.

A demolition permit was issued for the existing building due to be replaced by 1501 SW Taylor:

DEMO 2 STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH BASEMENT -Compacted fill per Title 24 standards, Soils special inspection required. -Remove all foundations and debris -Cap utilities -Scope of work does not include removal of trees

A building permit is under review for a new apartment building at 3205 NE Multnomah St:

Construct new 3 story rowhouse apartment building, 4 units, no parking, attached bike storage and trash enclosure, associated site work and soakage trench included

Works Partnership have applied for a building permit for the PDX Commons at 4262 SE Belmont St:

New 4 story 27 unit apartment building with shared amenities, ground level parking and one tenant space, stormwater facility and site improvements.

Building permits are under review for the Modera Belmont by SERA Architects:

New 6 story apartment with one level of below grade parking

Site demolition, excavation, shoring and concrete work up through level 2 floor slab

Building permits were issued for the two buildings that will comprise the Macadam Apartments at 4920 and 4940 SW Landing Drive, by SERA Architects:

New 116,000 sf apartment building containing 106 market rate apartments

New 69,000 sf apartment building containing 76 market rate apartments, 5 story wood framed construction over ground floor podium built of reinforced concrete, building sits on a concrete slab on grade

Modera Belmont continuing through Design Review

The Modera Belmont, an apartment complex by SERA Architects and Mill Creek Residential Trust, is continuing its way through the Design Review process. The full block development would contain 202 dwelling units above ground floor retail and live/work units.  105 car parking spaces would be located in a below grade garage, with bike storage located in a common room accessed directly from the SE 7th Ave.

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Weekly Roundup: Hawthorne Apartments, Hotel Eastlund and more

The Hawthorne apartments

The Hawthorne apartments

The Hotel Eastlund is scheduled to open June 1st. The former Red Lion hotel is located in the Lloyd District, an area that’s rapidly changing.

SolTerra Systems are about to start work on a new 35,000 sq ft headquarters at 2424 SE 9th Ave in the Central Eastside.

Ruby Jewel ice cream will open their third location in July, at The Hawthorne apartments at 4707 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Oregon Ballet Theater plan to relocate from the Central Eastside to South Waterfront, according to an article in The Oregonian. The building they currently occupy will be demolished and replaced by the Modera Belmontwhich is currently going through Design Review.

Update on Modera Belmont (images)

Modera Belmont, a 6 story mixed use building in the Central Eastside by SERA Architects, is currently working its way through the Design Review process. The full block development would contain 202 dwelling units above ground floor retail and live/work units.  105 car parking spaces would be located in a below grade garage, with bike storage located in a common room accessed directly from the SE 7th Ave. The development is by Mill Creek Residential Trust, who recently broke ground on their similarly named Modera Pearl apartments.

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Metro Reports: Conway Offices, Concordia Student Housing, Crawford & Charleston apartments and more

The Ballou & Wright building in 1986. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Ballou & Wright building in 1986. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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

Lever Architecture have requested Design Advice for the renovation of the Ballou & Wright Building at 1010 NW Flanders St:

Renovation of existing 5-story historical building with basement: new roofhouse penthouse, new interior communicating stairway from basement to roof, removal and replacement of restrooms at each floor, and structural upgrades.

GBD Architects have requested early assistance for two buildings at 3121 SW Moody Ave on the Zidell Yards in South Waterfront:

Two new office buildings. Site is a brownfield and improvements involve the construction of new roads and utilities.

Works Partnership have requested early assistance for Urban Development Partners’ Concordia Student Housing at 1616 NE Killingsworth:

New 4 story mixed use building ground floor residential upper floors residential.

Stack Architecture at have requested early assistance for a project at N Crawford & N Charleston Ave:

Four-over-one apartment building with 1 level of parking on undeveloped lot.

SERA Architects have scheduled a pre-application conference to discuss the renovation of the Conway Leland James Center at 1621 NW 21st Ave:

Pre-application conference for Type III Design Review to renovate the Conway Leland James Center bldg into creative office space. This project will entail significant exterior alterations. The building will contain 85 parking spaces in the basement, ground floor retail and office and office space in the 2-4 floors.

Tahran Architecture & Planning have scheduled a pre-application conference to discuss a new building at 10506 E Burnside St:

5-story wood framed apartment building containing approx 40 dwelling units and 21 surface parking spaces.

Opsis Architecture have scheduled a pre-application conference to discuss The Redd, the upcoming project by the Ecotrust:

Renovate existing industrial building, including the addition of a new 8,500 sq ft 2nd floor.

Scotia Western States Housing have applied for a Design Review for the Market Hill Condominiums:

Proposed residential condominium building contains 16 dwelling units. Structure will face SW Market St and SW 20th Ave. Proposal includes underground parking this is accessed via SW 20th ave.

SERA Architects have applied for a Design Review for the Modera Belmont:

6 story – 204 unit market rate apartment building with ground floor retail and one level of below grade parking. 3 modifications total.

Works Partnership have applied for a Design Review for 811 Stark:

Mixed use building with retail space on the first floor and an expected mix of creative office uses on the upper floors.

Modera Belmont set to receive Design Advice (images)

SERA Architects’ Modera Belmont is scheduled to receive Design Advice from the Design Commission. The 6-story mixed use building will include 204 residential units, 6 live/work units and ground floor retail. 105 car parking spaces are proposed in a below grade garage, with bike storage located in a common room accessed directly from the street.

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