Weekly Roundup: Zidell Yards, 1621 NE 41st, 227 NW 3rd Ave, and more

Zidell Yards

A new vision for the Zidell Yards site, which would include the retention of the gantry crane and the adaptive reuse of the existing barge building

The Portland Business Journal reported that ZRZ Realty has unveiled its latest vision for the Zidell Yards. At full build-out, the site could accommodate “15 to 20 new buildings and up to 5 million square feet of mixed-use space.”

The Portland Tribune reported that average rents have begun to fall as increased housing supply comes on to the market.

The Portland City Council held its first public hearing on the city’s proposed Inclusionary Housing ordinance. Many of those testifying were biking and walking advocates, wrote BikePortland.

The DJC wrote about Koz Development’s plans for two buildings in Northwest Portland*, at 1111 NW 16th Ave and 1015 NW 16th Avewhich when considered together will include 223 units and no parking spaces.

A new apartment building with no parking is proposed at 1621 NE 41st, according to the Hollywood Star News.

BikePortland reported that when the City reconsiders its Systems Development Charge methodology next year, it will change from considering vehicle trips generated by new development to “person trips”.

Portland Architecture wrote about Oregon’s “most endangered places”, including the Wong Laundry building at 227 NW 3rd Ave.

Multnomah County broke ground on the new $93 million Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters building, according to the Oregonian.

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Design Commission approves Multnomah County Health Dept HQ (images)

The Design Commission has approved the new Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters, which will house clinical functions, associated workplaces, and administrative offices for the department. The 9-story, 157,000 sq ft building by ZGF Architects will rise to a height of 145’-4 1/2”.  At the ground level the building will include a pharmacy and work space, a “gallery” facing the street, and a potential lease space. Floors 2 to 4 will be occupied by clinic and clinic administration spaces. Floors 5 to 9 will mostly be occupied by office space, with a south facing terrace at the 9th floor. The majority of roof area will be covered by an ecoroof. No vehicular parking is proposed. A bike room, with 55 parking spaces, will be accessed from NW Hoyt Street.

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Multnomah County Health Dept HQ has first Design Review hearing (images)

A first Design Review hearing has been held for the new Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters.  The building will house clinical functions, associated workplaces, and administrative offices for the Health Department. The 9-story, 157,000 sq ft building by ZGF Architects will rise to a height of 145’-4 1/2”.  At the ground level the building will include a pharmacy and work space, a “gallery” facing the street, and a potential lease space. Floors 2 to 4 will be occupied by clinic and clinic administration spaces. Floors 5 to 9 will mostly be occupied by office space, with a south facing terrace at the 9th floor. The majority of roof area will be covered by an ecoroof. No vehicular parking is proposed. A bike room, with 55 parking spaces, will be accessed from NW Hoyt Street.

Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters

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Metro Reports: Multnomah County Courthouse, Health Dept HQ, Garlington Center and more

Multnomah County Courthouse

The Multnomah County Central Courthouse has been submitted for Design Review. (Image from presentation to the Design Commission in May.)

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.

TVA Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1823 SE 50th Ave:

Proposal for a four story 19 unit apartment building. No parking provided. Existing building to be removed.

Lever Architecture have submitted a project at 3928 N Williams Ave for Design Review:

Renovate building to include retail and commercial/residential uses, and development of 5 story 18,000 SF detached building for retail, commercial/residential uses.

William Kaven Architecture have submitted a project at 4073 N Williams Ave for Design Review:

New 4-story commercial building. Adjustment requested for on-site loading.

The Multnomah County Central Courthouse has been submitted for Design Review:

Replace current Multnomah County Courthouse with new Multnomah County Central Courthouse (MCCCH).

The Multnomah County Health Department HQ has been submitted for Design Review by ZGF Architects:

9-story headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department. The building will house public health clinics & administrative offices, and some retail space. See DA 16-116592

Scott Edwards Architecture have submitted the Garlington Center at 3024 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story (52 unit) apartment building with associated parking and landscaping

Holst Architecture have submitted the Asian Health and Services Center at 9005 SE Foster Rd for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story, 29,000 sf office building with ground floor commercial lease space, includes onsite parking and associated site work

A building permit was issued for The Truman apartments at 1525 SE 44th Ave:

New construction-new 4-story mixed use building with retail space on ground floor area and 30 residential units

A building permit was issued for a project at 2005 N Williams Ave (formerly 1931 N Williams Ave):

New five story apartment building with 1 level of below grade parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 424 NE Jessup St (formerly 432 NE Jessup):

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with associated site utilities

A building permit was issued to Skylab Architecture for revsions to Yard:

REV 05 – Revision to DFS 07 Window wall system to include addition of 20 vision glass modules to the South Elevation and 47 vision glass modules to the West Elevation.

 

Metro Reports: Multnomah County Health Dept HQ, 5 SE MLK, Grant Park Village Phase II and more

Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters

The Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters, as presented to the Design Commission in April

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Design Advice has been requested by Gerding Edlen for a project at 5 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New mixed-use building containing ground floor retail, office and apartments with height of 200 ft and FAR of approx 370,000 sq ft.

Early Assistance has been requested by em architecture for a project at 1934 NE 45th Ave:

New 25-unit, 5-story, full sprinklered, wood-framed apartment building with flow-through planter at east side of property. No parking included. Will use Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4949 SW Macadam Ave:

New development – 5 story 117 unit apartment building with 59 parking spaces. Looking to meet Community Design Standards

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 240 NE Columbia Blvd:

Proposal is for re-development of an existing restuarant building and construction of a new drive-thru Carl’s Jr restaurant.

Early Assistance has been requested by Stewart Gordon Straus Architect for a project at 3225 SW Barbur Blvd:

30 unit 2 Buildings, Apartments (Demo Existing Structure); using density bonuses. On-site Stormwater, on site Stormwater. Questions regarding existing overlapping easements.

Early Assistance has been requested by Main Street Development for a project at 304 NE 99th Ave:

6-story, 58 residential unit building. Ground floor parking is proposed. A 7.5 foot pedestrian path is proposed along the north property line.

Early Assistance has been requested by Waechter Architecture for a project at 4806 N Maryland Ave:

Proposal is for a new development of a five level 8 unit residential structure. Four units and common uses on ground level. Four full floor flats above. No on-site parking. Applicant is planning on following community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 5009 N Interstate Ave:

Proposed project is a 5-story apartment building with 88+ residential apartments. Ground level surface parking will be provided, as well as secure bike room. Will go through design review instead of meeting community design standards.

The Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters has been submitted for Design Review by ZGF Architects:

9-story headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department. The building will house public health clinics & administrative offices, and some retail space. See DA 16-116592

Koz Development have submitted 216X SW Yamhill St for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story with basment 30 unit apartment building; bike storage on basement mezannine level; associated site work

A project at 434 NE Stafford St has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

Construct new, 3 story, 10 unit apartment building, no parking, with trash enclosure less than 120 sf in area, includes associated site work

Grant Park Village Phase II has been submitted for building permit review:

5 story new wood frame construction over one level of sub-grade parking

The first building permits are under review for the Multnomah County Central Courthouse:

DSN 01 – 50% DD’s for new court house

 

Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability).

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan, showing a possible development scenario approximating future growth in the Pearl District over 20 years (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability). At least two of the sites shown as potentially developable have current proposals on them.

It is just over a year since Next Portland last did a roundup of the tallest buildings planned or under construction in Portland. At that time, we counted 25 buildings over 100′ in height planned. Today we count 40. Given the length of time it takes to complete a high rise building, many of the buildings on the 2016 were also on the 2015 list. Four buildings are no longer on the list this year, due to having been completed: Block 17, Pearl West, the Aster Tower and Park Avenue West. Seven buildings that were still in the design phase last year are now under construction. No building on last year’s list is known to have been cancelled.

Read on to see our complete list. Where possible, the heights given are the building height as defined in the Portland Zoning Code and published in the Design Commission’s Final Findings. In some cases the heights have been estimated.

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Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters receives Design Advice (images)

ZGF Architects have gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice on the new Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters. The 9 story, 148′ tall, building will house clinical functions, associated workplaces, and administrative offices for the Health Department. At the ground level the building will include a pharmacy and work space, a “gallery” facing the street, and a potential lease space. Floors 2 to 4 will be occupied by clinic and clinic administration spaces. Floors 5 to 9 will mostly be occupied by office space, with a south facing terrace at the 9th floor. The majority of roof area will be covered by an ecoroof. No vehicular parking is proposed.

Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters

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Weekly Roundup: PSU Smith Student Union, A La Carts, Rheinlander restaurant and more

PSU Smith Student Union

Concept for a renovated PSU Smith Student Union. Should the project move ahead architects will oarde selected to develop a final design.

Portland Architecture wrote an extended summary of the Restore Oregon hosted mayoral debate, where candidates discussed housing, density and preservation.

In article titled “Gatekeepers of Portland character” KGW wrote about the Portland Design Commission, who are responsible for reviewing all major developments in the Central City.

The Oregonian reported on the approval of 4th and Harrison, which neighbors believe is in error. The approved building has a floor area ratio (FAR) of almost 9:1, achieved through a combination of the 6:1 base FAR for the site and 3:1 in bonuses. While the applicants and City staff believe that the site is eligible for bonuses, neighborhoods contend that it isn’t, and that any building on the site should have an FAR of no more than 6:1.

A bill that would allow local governments to implement Inclusionary Zoning has passed the Oregon Senate, reported The Oregonian. The bill will now heads to the House, where it is likely to pass.

The Hollywood Star News asked if the Rheinlander building on NE Sandy is to bite der dust? An Early Assistance application was recently received by the City for the site at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd, indicating that the restaurant site could be redeveloped into a mixed use building of 2 to 4 stories.

The Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters will be named after Gladys McCoy. According to the Willamette Week McCoy was “the first black member of the Portland school board, the first black member of the Multnomah County Board and the first black chair of that board.”

The Willamette Week reported that the A La Carts food cart pod has closed. The site at 4926 SE Division St is set to be redeveloped by Urban Development Group, who are planning a mixed use building with a branch of the Green Zebra grocery chain at the ground floor.

A transcript of a recent American Assets Trust earning call indicated that the company is “currently evaluating various alternatives” for how to move ahead with Oregon SquareLeases at the existing office buildings on the site are being allowed to expire in order to allow the site to be redeveloped. Stating that they do not wish to “act in haste, repent at leisure”, CEO and Chairman of the AAT Board of Directors Ernest Rady stated that they are “looking at every opportunity, including some office, including some apartments, including phasing it and we are now working on examining each of those alternatives. It is a real opportunity and we want to make sure we make the most of it.” A decision on how to move forward is expected by September.

Portland State University students will this April vote in a referendum over whether to increase student fees in order to finance a major renovation of the Smith Memorial Student Union, writes the PSU Vanguard. Two possible solutions include a $65 million renovation and a $90 million renovation.

Kaiser Permanente will open a clinic in the Pearl District, in one of the retail spaces in the Cosmopolitan on the Park tower. Kaiser told that the Portland Business Journal that the clinic will offer “convenient access for routine everyday care and minor health issues.”

The Portland Chronicle published photos of Otak Architects’ under construction Cook Street Lofts on N Vancouver Avenue. The site noted that this project and adjacent project The Woods will “bring 154 units to the block previously home to three single-family dwellings”.

Metro Reports: Multnomah County Health Dept HQ, NE MLK & Alberta retail, Field Office and more

Field Office

The Field Office by Hacker architects has been submitted for building permit review

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

ZGF Architects have requested Design Advice for the Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters:

Proposed project is a nine story headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2731 SE Belmont St: 

Proposed apartment project and street improvements storm – drywells for roof with overflow to combo sewer

Johnston Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 8506 N Edison St:

Development of two lots to include three 3-story buildings containing residential units, with a total of 18 units between the 3 buildings. Will need adjustments to parking.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 13434 SE Harold St:

Proposal is to develop site with condominimums using the “A” overlay and amenity bonus to increase density to 16 units total. The existing residence will be removed.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4509 N Montana Ave:

Proposal for multi-family residential housing with group living components proposal will conform to Community Design Standards 33.218 ; live/work loft units @ ground level.

Carleton Hart Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 6651 SW Capitol Hwy:

Proposal is for new construction of a 1500 sf single story building for use as a bath house for ritual Jewish tradition.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 432 NE Jessup St: 

New 12-unit residential building. House to be demo’d.

LRS Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss Block 26 at NW 14th & Raleigh:

Proposal is for a 12-story building with 93 units of affordable housing and associated resident amenities on a 10,000 sf site. Parking for 18 cars will be provided on the ground floor.

Kōz Development have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1015 NW 16th Ave:

Proposal is for a new 133 unit studio apartment building.

William Kaven Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 4073 N Williams Ave:

Proposal is for three levels office space over ground level retail and enclosed parking.

A project at 4330 SW Macadam Ave has been submitted for Design Review :

Proposal is to develop vacant building into a Tesla auto repair center and car showroom.

The renovation of One Pacific Square has been submitted for Design Review:

Expand ground floor by approximately 7,400 sq ft to accommodate indoor bike parking, conference rooms, exercise facility and retail/services uses. New landscaping also proposed.

Kōz Development have submitted a project at 2211 SW 4th Ave for Design Review:

Proposed project is for new construction of six level 114 unit studio apartment building.

Scott Edwards Architecture have submitted a project at 1451 NE Alberta St for building permit review:

Redevelopment of existing building to create ground floor warm shell retail and two floors – 10 units – residential units above. Including street landscaping

Emerick Architects have submitted the NW 21st & Irving Apartments for building permit review:

new 4-story mixed use development with commercial ground floor over one level of underground parking.

A building permit is under review for a project at 4335 SE Belmont St:

New 4 story, 63 unit apartment building with onsite parking, site utilities and landscaping

A building permit is under review for a project at 1931 N Williams Ave:

New five story apartment building with 1 level of below grade parking

A building permit is under review for a project at 7707 SW Capitol Hwy:

New four story apartment building, 72 units, approximately 40 parking stalls, 2 retail spaces, ***demo permit for existing structure to be obtained separately***

Hacker Architects have submitted the Field Office for building permit review:

below grade parking structure and foundation work includes mechancail

Tiland/Schmidt Architects have submitted the NE MLK & Alberta retail development for building permit review:

New single story 16,500 square foot masonry building, landscaping, parking, stormwater facility. Shell only, no occupancy this permit.

New single story 8,400 square foot masonry building, landscaping, parking, stormwater facility. Shell only, no occupancy this permit.

New 210 square foot trash enclosure

New 336 square foot trash enclosure

A building permit was issued for a project at 3514 NE Sandy Blvd:

Construct new one story building with associated site work and detached 73 sq ft trash enclosure

A building permit was issued to EPR Design for a project at 17423 SE Sherman St:

Build new 2 story adult care facility with site work

 

Focus: 25 Office Buildings Planned for Portland

Pearl West by Hacker / GBD Architects, the first new office building to break ground in the Central City after the recession

Pearl West by Hacker / GBD Architects, the first new office building to break ground in the Central City after the recession

While Portland has long been considered a desirable place to live, it has traditionally lagged its suburbs—Washington County particulary—in income and job growth. Following the recession this appears to have changed. Employers increasingly desire a location in central Portland. As commercial vacancy rates have dropped and rental rates gone up there has been a sudden influx of new office proposals.

The vast majority of these are speculative projects, where the developer starts work on the project without a specific tenant in mind. Only three of the buildings—the Daimler Trucks North America HQ, the Multnomah County Health Department HQ and the Seven Corners Community Collaborative—are planned for a specific end user.

Click through to see our roundup of the major projects going on right now, arranged in no specific order. Where a significant portion of the building will be used for functions other than office, the area of the office floors alone has been given. Note that the area of any building may not be directly comparable to another due to differences in methods for how floor area is calculated.

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