Metro Reports: Unicorn Bed Apartments, Kōz on Killingsworth, Garfield Veterans Apartments, and more

The Unicorn Bed Apartments, as shown to the Historic Landmarks Commission in September. The project will include two 3-story buildings, with thirteen units and an on-site day care center.

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 October 21st to October 27th, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7530 N Interstate Ave:

New Construction, Community Design Standards. 140 R-1 and R-2 Multi-family use. 3-story above grade with third floor mezzanine and basement. 18 dwelling units and 13 sleeping units. No off-street vehicular parking. Project to utilize private drywell.

A project at 5632 N Montana Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

The proposed development is for 5-story building occupying a quarter city block at N Montana Ave and N Jessup St. The site is currently occupied by (2) lots, with (2) residential structures. The proposed building use includes at-grade lobby, bike storage, and 11 residential units, two of which are at-grade. The main entrance will be located at N Montana Ave., with private residential entrances off the perimeter garden (gate accessed on N Montana). The main entrance is covered with canopy protection. Drywells and a minimum 5′-0″ landscaping buffer are located along the South and East parameters of the site along with patios for at-grade units.

1634 SW Alder St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

7 story apartment building with 215 units.

The Morningstar at Laurelhurst has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New 5-story group living development which includes 114 units with a mix of 2-bed, 1-bed and studio units. Floors 3-5 will be assisted living and floor 2 will house memory care residents. The ground floor will capture the active use amenity spaces and there will also be rooftop amenities and below-grade parking for residents and staff. Three modifications are being requested: maximum building length (33.130.222.B), Sandy Boulevard Plan District height limits in transition zones (33.575.100.C), and setback landscaping (33.130.215.B.2).

A project at 2124 NW Flanders St has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by Emerick Architects:

Proposal is for four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 1-4 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate an ecoroof and solar panels. The project has no parking. The site is non-contributing in Alphabet Historic District.

The Multnomah County Courthouse Reuse project has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by GBD Architects:

Renovation and seismic upgrade of the historic Multnomah County Courthouse. Modification to the ground floor windows. Adjustment to vehicular access.

The Unicorn Bed Apartments at 2171 NW Glisan St have been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by DAO Architecture:

Two proposed 3-story affordble multi-family buildings (each with a basement), focused on providing compact apartment residences for single mothers with children. Project includes (13) 2-BR units, including (1) ADA-accessible unit and a 600 sf day care on basement level. Non contributing resource.

An excavation and shoring permit for the Grand Avenue Mixed Use at 465 NE Davis St has been submitted by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

EXC 01 – Excavation and shoring permit

A building permit was issued for Kōz on Sandy at 2180 NE 47th Ave:

New 6 story type III code guide mixed use building with 112 living units above tenant space, bike parking, parking, mechanical rooms, and trash room on first level, includes associated site work *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued for Kōz on Killingsworth at 151 N Killingsworth St:

New 4 story mixed use apartment building, 88 units with ground floor commercial and associated sitework ***mechanical permit to be separate***

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the 1715 SW Salmon Mixed Use:

Review w/ 19-106756-MT New 172,020 sq. ft., 8-story mixed use apartment building. 182 units are proposed with future retail space on the ground floor

A building permit was issued to Ink:Built Architecture for the Garfield Veterans Apartments at 6700 NE Garfield Ave:

New 3-story with basement, 28-unit ***state approved modular apartment building with leasing office, laundry room, and mech/elec room*** detached 119 sq ft trash enclosure and associated site work.

Metro Reports: Saltwood, Multnomah County Courthouse Re-Use, Landing at Macadam, and more

The adaptive reuse of the historic Multnomah County Courthouse into ground-floor retail with office above will include a seismic upgrade, the re-introduction of pedestrian entry on SW 5th, a new accessible entry on SW Main and new window openings at the existing penthouse.

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 August 5th to August 12th 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for The Landing at Macadam:

DESIGN HEARING – Project including four separate mixed-use multifamily structures with approximately 1,200 multifamily units, ground floor retail and parking uses. Blocks 41 & 44 (along the river) will be high rises and Blocks 42 & 45 (along Bond) will be mid-rises. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

Design Advice has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

Four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 01-04 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate a roof deck and solar panels. The project has no parking. The stormwater disposal method to be on-site storm water planters & drywells.

Design Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for the Multnomah County Courthouse Re-Use:

Renovation and seismic upgrade of historic courthouse for adaptive reuse.

Early Assistance has been requested by MAJ Development for a project west of 8157 N Lombard St:

Construct new apartment building, 12 units. Relocate stormwater facilities which serve neighboring lots. Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Robert Mosier Architect for a project at 724 NE Lombard St:

The proposed project is to redevelop several adjacent lots into additional facilities for current ceramics business. The 724 NE Lombard site is proposed as a retail use – ceramics classrooms / workshop space. The 940 NE Lombard site is proposed as a new manufacturing building to support wholesale clay products portion of the business. It is anticipated that storm water planters will be used to pre-treat site storm water.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6607 N Montana Ave:

Demo Existing, build new 18 unit

A project at 3733 N Williams Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

New mixed-use residential development consisting of two new 4-story buildings. They are organized around a shared courtyard. The east building, fronting N Williams Ave, is comprised of 3-stories of residential apartments over ground floor retail,and one residential unit. The west building, fronting the alley, is comprised of four stories of residential apartments. All residential units are accessed from the courtyard via N Williams, with a pedestrian path linking the courtyard and entry gate. The project proposes a mix of 12 studio and 18 one-bedroom apartments (for a total of 30 apartment units). The west building contains 17 units and the east building contains 13 units and one retail space. Modification requested to pedestrian standards, connection between streets and entrances (33.130.240.B.1.a); and a Modification is requested to transit street multi-dwelling main entrance location (33.130.242.C).

The Dairy Apartments at 801 NE 21st Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Hacker Architects:

The project is a new construction 7-story ((5) Type IIIA over (2) Type IA) multi-family residential building over 1 of below grade parking level. Total building will be 196,481 gross sf, 270 units, plus residential amenties. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered and provided on-site at standard rates. 2 Modifications are requested and an Adjustment for the minimum parking requirement.

A project west of 2247 NW Kearney St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Osterman Design:

New 16-unit apartment building. It will be three stories plus basement and will include apartment types ranging from studios to 2-bedroom units. No commercial uses are proposed.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 4130 NE Garfield Ave:

New 12 unit 2 story apartment building, includes trash room and associated sitework.

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for Saltwood North at 1650 NW 21st Ave:

Saltwood – new construction of 177 unit, 6 story apartment building (5 stories of Type 111A over 1 story of Type 1 construction). With two levels of below grade parking. Ground floor consists of residential lobby, retail space, residential amenities, dwelling units, and a loading area. The building occupies the full block and is configured around a south-facing private courtyard. Mechanical work under 18-278422-MT

A building permit was issued for the Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters at 2045 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction of 3 story office building and associated sitework

Metro Reports: Historic Multnomah County Courthouse, 5632 N Montana, 801 NE 21st, and more

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 April 29th to May 5th, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 5632 N Montana Ave:

New 5 story apartment building with ground floor residential and parking (120 units). Stormwater is assumed to be drywells.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Tahran Architecture & Planning to discuss a project at 2057 SW Park Ave:

Proposal is for an 8 story building with a basement containing 84 affordable apartments. We anticipate using stormwater planters for stormwater disposal. We are applying also for a FAR bonus for all affordable units.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss the renovation of the Historic Multnomah County Courthouse:

The proposed project is a renovation of the existing, historic courthouse into a mixed-use building with new office and hotel program within the existing shell. The existing building is 249,588 gsf above grade with a 34,485 sf basement. The majority of the improvements are anticipated to be interior to the building. No net impervious area is being proposed. Stormwater disposal requirements / strategies to be discussed.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hacker Architects to discuss a project at 801 NE 21st Ave:

New 7-story multi-family residential building over 1 of below grade parking level. Total building will be 235,000 gross sf (195,000 sf FAR), 244 units, plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered and provided on-site at standard rates. Stormwater treatment is anticipated on-site via drywells.

A project with two buildings at 7428 N St Louis Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 12 unit 3 story apartments ***mechanical separate permit*** see 19-159285-CO for identical bldg on adjacent lot

New 12 unit 3 story apartments ***mechanical separate permit*** see 19-159273-CO for identical bldg on adjacent lot

A project East of 400 SE 111th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of new 3-story triplex with associated sitework.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 1627 SE Reedway St:

New 12 unit 2 story apartment building

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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Weekly Roundup: 10506 E Burnside St, Block 216, TwentyTwenty, and more

Block 216

GBD Architects’ design for Block 216 would rise to a height of 460 and include 35 floors.

Block 216 went in front of the Design Commission for its first Design Advice Request hearing. According to the Daily Journal of Commerce the project team “plans to proceed to formal Type III design review in October with a goal of breaking ground in May 2019“.*

An 51-unit apartment complex at 10506 E Burnside St will be the first newly constructed building purchased with funds from Portland’s housing bond, reports the Willamette Week.

The Metro Council voted to send a $652.8 million affordable housing bond to the region’s voters, despite last minute opposition from Washington County Chair Andy Duyck.

Architecture firm West of West published their unselected designs for the ODOT Blocks in the Central Eastside, prepared for developer Lincoln Property Company.

Portland Architecture visited Portland State University’s new “ship in a bottle“, the Viking Pavilion.

As Multnomah County prepares to dispose of the 1914 Multnomah County Courthouse KATU reported that locals hope it is preserved after the sale.

Portland Monthly looked at TwentyTwenty and asked whether Portland’s condo market will make a come back.

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