Under Construction: Grove Hotel Expansion and Remodel (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on November 12th 2015.

A major expansion and remodel of Old Town’s Grove Hotel is under construction. The project will include the renovation and seismic upgrade of the existing building fronting onto W Burnside, as well as the construction of a new 99′ tall tower to replace the existing theater addition. The addition will have the lobby and main entrance to the hotel at the ground level, and a rooftop restaurant at the 9th floor. New retail spaces would be created on the ground level of the original building, and a basement level “speakeasy” will be accessed from NW 5th Ave. No new vehicular parking is proposed. The architectural design is by Portland based Surround Architecture with New York based Studio Tack acting as design consultants.

Grove Hotel

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Pre-Application Conference scheduled for first “Ankeny Blocks” development (images)

GBD Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a mixed use development at 108 SW 3rd Ave. If the project goes ahead it could be the first development on the Goodman family owned “Ankeny Blocks” in Downtown / Old Town. A proposal released earlier this year envisioned that the collection of properties could be redeveloped with 11 new buildings, representing $1.5 billion in investment. Drawings submitted to the City for the Block 31 site show a 6 story building with 120 market-rate residential units and 63 below-grade parking spaces. Approximately 9,000 sq ft of retail space would be located at the ground floor. Ecoroofs, an amenity deck and a community garden are shown at the roof level of the building.

108 SW 3rd Ave

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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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Landmarks Commission approves WorldMark on Naito (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved designs for a proposed WorldMark on SW Naito Parkway. The 6 story project by SERA Architects would include a mixture of studio, one and two bedroom units, available to members of the WorldMark by Wyndham vacation ownership program. The project will include a retail space fronting on Naito Parkway. No vehicular parking is proposed.

WorldMark Portland

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WorldMark on Naito goes before Landmarks Commission (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has reviewed designs for a proposed WorldMark on SW Naito Parkway. The 6 story project by SERA Architects would include a mixture of studio, one and two bedroom units, available to members of the WorldMark by Wyndham vacation ownership program. The project will include a retail space fronting on Naito Parkway. No vehicular parking is proposed.

WorldMark by Wyndham

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Multnomah County planning 9 story Health Department Headquarters (images)

ZGF Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a new headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department. The 9 story building would reach a height of 144′-0″, just shy of the 150′ maximum height for site approved by the City Council through a Zoning Map Amendment earlier this year.

Multnomah County Health Department HQ

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SERA planning addition to New Market Theater (images)

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a potential addition to the New Market Theater building in the Skidmore / Old Town Historic District. The new four story structure would be primarily used as creative office space, with possible retail space at the ground floor.

New Market Theater addition

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Historic Landmarks Commission reviews Grove Hotel (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has reviewed designs for the renovation and expansion of the Grove Hotel. The project will include the renovation and seismic upgrade of the existing building fronting onto W Burnside, as well as the construction of a new 99′ tall tower to replace the existing theater addition. The addition would have the lobby and main entrance to the hotel at the ground level, and a rooftop restaurant at the 9th floor. New retail spaces would be created on the ground level of the original building, and a basement level “speakeasy” will be accessed from NW 5th Ave. The architectural design is by Portland based Surround Architecture with New York based Studio Tack acting as design consultants.

Grove Hotel

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PDC identifies preferred concept for Post Office site (images)

The Portland Development Commission has identified a preferred concept for the redevelopment of the main Post Office site in the Pearl, as part of their ongoing Broadway Corridor Framework Plan prepared by ZGF Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The redevelopment of the 14 acre site could accommodate up to 3.8 million sq ft of development, with space for 4,000 jobs and 3,100 residents. The plan assumes that 25% of the housing built will be publicly subsidized affordable housing.

Broadway Corridor USPS

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