Focus: 33 Affordable Housing Developments Planned for Portland (images)

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments, currently under construction in the Central Eastside.

Last December the Portland Housing Bureau delivered its second annual State of Housing Report to the City Council. The report noted the many challenges facing Portland, including that in 2016 “data indicates that housing affordability in Portland in the last year has gotten worse, an issue that is disproportionately impacting low-income residents, Communities of Color, seniors, and individuals with disabilities”. Nonetheless, the report also looked at what the Bureau is doing to address these issues, including: gaining voter-approval of a $258 million Affordable Housing Bond; passage of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance; increasing urban renewal funding dedicated to affordable rental housing; and dedicating short-term rental revenue tax to affordable rental housing.

The report listed nearly 1,900 affordable housing units in the production pipeline, split between 33 developments. Next Portland is re-publishing the entire list, along with images and information about the architect / developer where we have it.

Some buildings on the list are exclusively reserved for lower income people, while others include a mix of market rate units and subsidized affordable units. Figures for levels of affordability, expressed as number of units reserved for individuals or families at a percentage of Area Median Income (AMI), are taken from the Housing Bureau Report. Buildings that include market units are only receiving city funding towards the affordable units. Note that this list does not contain any buildings which will be required to provide affordable housing as part of the newly passed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (which came into effect this month); any future projects funded through the voter approved affordable housing bond; any developments that are funded without the help of the Portland Housing Bureau; or any developments that have been allocated funding since the publication of the report late last year.

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Weekly Roundup: 550 SE MLK, Grand Belmont, NAYA Generations, and more

A mixed use hotel / residential building by Works Progress Architecture at 550 SE MLK recently received Design Advice

The DJC published photos of NAYA Generations, the intergenerational affordable housing project* that’s about to open in Lents at the site of the former Foster Elementary School.

Places over Time wrote about two projects in the Central Eastside, 550 SE MLK Jr Blvd and Grand Belmontone of which is reviewed by the Design Commission and the other by the Historic Landmarks Commission.

A story in the Oregonian profiled D.R. Johnson, the Douglas County mill that is producing the cross-laminated timber that will be used in a new generation of high rise wood buildings.

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Metro Reports: Naya Generations, 23rd & Savier, University of Portland dorms and more

Naya Generations

Naya Generations at 8510 SE Steele St

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 2915 SE Division St:

Early Assistance meeting to discuss new apartment building

CIDA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1660 SW Bertha Blvd:

Proposal is for a zone change from R7 to R1 (increase in density) for the purpose of developing a multi-family or mixed-use project.

GBD Architects have submitted a project at 2301 NW Savier St, the former location of Besaw’s, for Design Review:

Proposal is for a mixed use building with 36 apartments and 4500 sf of ground level retail, covered and enclosed residential parking for 24 cars. The project also includes an existing 1200 sf retail structure that will remain at the corner of NW 23rd and Savier.

Building permits are under review for a project at 6330 N Lovely:

Unit 1 of 3 – unit a – three 2 bedroom/1 bath units with kitchen, living room, dining room, and washer/dryer closet. **with b: 15-280053-co & c: 15-280059-co**

Unit 2 of 3 – unit b – three 2 bedroom/1 bath units with kitchen, living room, dining room, and washer/dryer closet. **with a: 15-280046-co & c: 15-280059-co**

Unit 3 of 3 – unit c – five 2 bedroom/1 bath units with kitchen, living room, dining room, and washer/dryer closet. **with a: 15-280046-co & b: 15-280053-co**

A building permit is under review for a project at 4537 NE Fremont St: 

New 4 story mixed use building with ground floor retail and 50 residential units on upper floors. Includes onsite parking; fenced in electrical transformer

ZGF Architects have submitted the OHSU Center for Health & Healing South for building permit review:

Partial for site clearing and selective interior demolition of parking structure

Tunnel portal at P1. Tunnel connecting block 28 to block 29 (existing parking structure)

A building permit was issued to Soderstrom Architecture for work at 5350 N Willamette Blvd on the University of Portland campus:

***FND 1 : INCLUDES BASEMENT EXCAVATION, SLAB ON GRADE TO BOTTOM OF 2ND FLR, SMALL BASEMENT, SLAB INSULATION, UNDERSLAB PLUMBING AND RADON SYSTEM*** 104,000 square foot dormitory, type is IIB construction. Four stories above grade(top story in attic) with a basement level beneath 1/3 of the building. Upper 3 stories are light gage steel bearing wall on a post tensioned concrete platform. (147 Dorm Rooms)

A series of buildings permits were issued to Carleton Hart Architecture for the NAYA Generations project at 8510 SE Steele:

New 2-story, wood-framed, multifamily building with 6 unitsDCVA on domestic, DCDA on fire, see permit #15-202356

New 2-story, wood-framed, multifamily building with 11 unitsDCDA required on Fier service, DCVA required on domestic, as noted on 15-202356

New 2-story, wood-framed, multi-family building with 12 unitsDCDA on fire line, DCVA on domestic, notes on permit 15-202356

New 2 story, wood framed, multi-family building with 11 unitsWQBF- DCDA required on fire service, DCVA required on domestic, to be installed per PWB guidelines at www.portlandoregon.gov/water/backflowinstallation

A building permit was issued for a building at 7900 NE Killingsworth St:

50,400 sf office and warehouse. Plans include grading and surcharge for building

Metro Reports: Block 76W, redevelopment of YMCA for Under Armour, NAYA Generations and more

Skylab Block 76W

Skylab’s Block 76W

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 12647 SE Stark St:

Proposed development of a 46 Unit Apartment Project consisting of 2-3stroy light frame buildings with 36 proposed parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested by Jivanjee Circosta Architecture for a project at 5833 SW Macadam Ave:

Mixed Use 57-60 residential units with retail/commercial surface and tuck under parking. Proposal includes 2 buildings and 36 parking spaces. Looking to meet Community Design Standards.

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

New five story apartment building with 44-48 units and sub-grade retail parking and storage.

Early Assistance has been requested by Otak Architects for a project at 4335 SE Belmont St:

New four story apartment building with 36-37 units and an adjacent grade parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a building at 7032 N Montana Ave:

Four story over subterranean garage, 21 unit apartment building.

Skylab Architecture have submitted Block 76W for Design Review. The small building will be located immediately to the east of Yard (formerly Block 67):

Proposal is for the development of retail and storage space

Siteworks Design Build have submitted their renovation of 2815 SW Barbur Blvd into Under Armour’s new home for Design Review:

Complete renovation of current YMCA building with perimeter landscaping.

A building permit is under review for the remodel of St Michael the Archangel at 424 SW Mill St, by DiLoreto Architecture:

Demo existing attached 2-story office building and replace with single story addition with basement; demo and reconfigure main floor at sanctuary, include offices, work room and elevator; basement level reconfigure and relocate restrooms, includes kitchen area, meeting room and mechanical room; seismic upgrage to existing church, project includes parking area and associated site work. Detached trash enclosure less than 120 sf.

A series of building permits are under review for the NAYA Generations project at 5205 SE 86th Ave, by Carleton Hart Architecture:

Demo existing elementary school building, six classrooms, support spaces and exterior canopy. Single story, wood framed building

Demo existing elementary school building. One classroom, single story, wood framed

New 2 story, wood framed, multi-family building with 11 units

New 2-story, wood-framed, multi-family building with 12 units

New 2-story, wood-framed, multifamily building with 6 units

A building permit is under review for a building at 10721 NE Sandy Blvd, by Brett Schulz Architect:

Insulated shell only; construct new 1 story building with associate site work

A building permit was issued for the Treece & Lambert Apartments at 2250 NE Glisan St:

New 5 story 37 unit apartment building; ground floor to include parking and 3 units;associated site work

Metro Reports: Jantzen Apartments, NAYA Generations, Clay Creative and more

The Jantzen Apartments, as presented at Design Advice in 2014

The Jantzen Apartments, as presented at Design Advice in 2014

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

THA Architecture have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 2030 NW 17th Ave, the site where Front 17 was previously proposed:

Proposal for 2 buildings 5-8 floors, ground floor retail and upper floors office space. Underground parking

Design Department Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a building at 1139 SW Morrison St:

New office building – 58,000 sq ft on 6 floors plus 10,000 sq ft basement. Ground floor lobby and retail spaces.

Portland Public Schools have applied for a Type III Conditional Use Review for NAYA Generations at 5205 SE 86th Ave:

Housing (40 residential units) community center and school with xterior central plaza pathways and parking with 5 concurrent adjustments

SERA Architects have submitted the Jantzen Apartments at 518 NE 20th Ave for Design Review:

6-story market rate apartment building with 230 units and below grade parking on a full block site.

A building permit was issued to Orangewall Studios for 4008 SE Division St:

New wood frame 3 story 10-unit multi family housing

A building permit was issued for a building at 4928 SE Franklin St:

Construct new 3 story 6 unit apartment building with associated site work, 24 sf detached covered trash enclosure at nw corner of property***septic decommissioning required. Emick 3/25/15*** septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

A building permit was issued for a building at 7300 SW Garden Home Rd:

Construct new 2 story building to include 8 apartment units, 2 flow through stormwater planters, bike parking, parking lot upgrades, detached trash enclosure

A series of building permits were issued for a development at 177 NE 147th Ave:

Building 1 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units, parking lot and associated site work included, detached covered trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft in area

Building 2 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units

Building 3 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, 12 units

Building 4 of 4 new apartment buildings on 2 lots, 3 story, office on main floor, 2 additional units above

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for Clay Creative:

New industrial office building with structured parking at lower level and the below grade parking area will also utilize the existing retaining wall, adjacent surface parking lot will utilize the exterior wall of the existing building at the perimeter

 

Weekly roundup: good and bad news for food carts

The Hallock & McMillen Building

The Hallock & McMillen Building

The Oregonian broke the news of another huge development in the Lloyd District that will add 980 apartments. The project at 1510 NE Multnomah is being designed by Holst Architects for Southern California developer Bob Bisno.

PDX Commons, a cohousing project at SE 43rd & Belmont will displace the Good Food Here food cart pod. Urban Development Partners is targeting the units to retirees.

The Portland Chornicle published images of the single story retail building that will be torn down for a new building by Urban Development Group at 8235 SE 17th.

After a number of false starts, the Hallock & McMillen Building on Naito Parkway is due to be restored. The building is Portland’s oldest surviving commercial structure. The Oregonian looked into its history.

The first completed building at One North is The Radiator, which includes the first earthquake early warning system of its kind in the Northwest.

The board of Portland Public Schools voted in favor of a pre-development plan that will allow NAYA Generations, an inter-generational housing and learning community for Native Americans, to move forward.

Food cart Los Gorditos will be temporarily displaced by the construction of apartments at 4937 SE Division St, however The Portland Business Journal reports that they are close to signing a deal to open in one of the retail spaces in the new building.