Weekly Roundup: Blackburn Building, Post Office Towers, PCC Bond, and more

A proposal for the Post Office site in the Pearl could include up to 5 million square feet of development

Without waiting for an answer from Amazon, Portland moved forward with a Request for Qualifications aimed at developers interested in the Post Office Site. Shortly afterwards architecture firm William Kaven unveiled designs for two towers of up to 970′ on the Pearl District propertywhich would rise to a height over twice the 400′ limit recently approved by city council.

The DJC looked at the Albina Vision, a plan for the Rose Quarter which would see it become more than just an entertainment district.*

The Oregonian looked at the OMSI Masterplan, which could be Portland’s next big waterfront development. The paper also revealed that the James Beard Public Market is still looking at the possibility of locating on the site.

Voters approved a $185 million Portland Community College bond, which will be spent on a renovation of its workforce training facility in the Cully and an expansion of the health technology building at its Sylvania campus.

The DJC published construction photos of the Asian Health & Service Center, currently taking shape in Lents.

Central City Concern broke ground on the Blackburn Building, previously known as the Eastside Health Center, at 25 NE 122nd Ave. The building will include housing and medical services, writes the Portland Business Journal.

The Bureau of Development Services is building an $800,000 communications team, reports The Oregonian.

BikePortland reported that Portland Art Museum is getting ready to unveil new plans for the Rothko Pavilion, after facing opposition to an early iteration of the design.

Despite plans for NAYA Generations to provide a place for Native American seniors and foster families to live, the development doesn’t currently house a single foster family, reported the Willamette Week.

The Oregonian reported on the high-end historic buildings that benefit from $8 million a year in tax breaks.

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Weekly Roundup: N Williams and Knott, OMSI Masterplan, Fair-Haired Dumbbell, and more

OMSI Masterplan

The OMSI Masterplan by Snøhetta and Mayer/Reed recently went in front of the Design Commission

The DJC reported that development at N Williams and Knott will wait a little longer* as a Prosper Portland oversight committee scrutinizes plans for the property.

Portland Architecture reported on the winners at the 2017 AIA Portland Architecture Awards. Projects in Portland that received prizes included the Japanese Garden Expansion and Pearl West.

The OMSI Masterplan could involve re-aligning SE Water Avenue and adding a two-way cycle track, according to BikePortland.

City Observatory noted that “‘For Rent’ signs are popping up all over Portland, signaling an easing of the housing crunch and foretelling falling rents.”

“With its wildly colorful artist-painted exterior, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell gives Portland a reason to smile,” according to an article in the Business Tribune.

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Metro Reports: OMSI Masterplan, Zidell Yards, Lloyd East Anchor, and more

Image of a proposed “Tilikum Plaza”, which could be built as part of the OMSI Masterplan. The masterplan is currently being developed by Snøhetta and Mayer/Reed.

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 September 18th to September 24th, 2017.

ZRZ Realty has requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss development of the greenway through the Zidell Yards:

Current Code – Pre-App for a Type III South Waterfront (SOWA) Greenway and Design Review for the stretch of the SOWA Green way running from Gibbs St on the south to the Ross Island Bridge on the north.

Design Advice has been requested for the OMSI Masterplan:

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry master plan.

Early Assistance has been requested by ZGF Architects for a project at 5050 NE Hoyt St on the Providence Portland Medical Center campus:

Current Code – New 5-story medical office building and 500 new parking spaces on 3 or 4 levels of below-grade parking. Project will be compliant with CUMP LU 11-183413 CU MS AD (HO 4120006).

Early Assistance has been requested by Icon Architecture/Planning to discuss a project at 6826 N Greenwich Ave:

Current Code: New 3-story 9 unit multi-family residence with a rooftop deck, no off-street parking, on-site stormwater disposal in an RH zone with “d” overlay. The project has been designed to meet community design standards. They do need to confirm it works.

The Lloyd East Anchor Remodel has been submitted for Type III Design Review by LDA Design Group:

Project is to develop the existing four story Sears building from a single tenant anchor to a multi-tenant anchor with a new 14 screen theatre to be built at the 3rd level of the former Sears building. The new third level theatre footprint will expand over the existing parking area to the south. Existing Sears levels one and two will become lease space for multi-tenant retail and/or office uses. The renovated anchor building levels one and two and new expanded third level theatre will have a new total of 166,308 SF of area and increase of 21,179 SF over the previous total area

1337 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit review by Encore Architects:

New, six-story plus basement, 211 unit apartment building and 5,000SF of commercial area with parking above and below grade for 127 vehicle spots (2 DEMO PERMITS on plans 17-240897-CO & 17-240898-CO)

Building permits were issued for buildings 5 through 7 of the Castlegate Apartments at 14607 NE Rose Parkway:

Construct new 3 story ( 8 unit) apartment building; building 5 of 7

Construct new 3 story ( 8 unit) apartment building; building 6 of 7

Construct new 3 story ( 8 unit) apartment building; building 7 of 7

A building permit was issued to Kōz Development for Derby NW at 1075 NW 16th Ave:

Construct 6-story mixed use 128 unit apartment building, on ground floor retail tenant space, bike storage, garbage room, electrical room and residential units and associated site work***separate mechanical permit required

A building permit was issued for a project at 5312 NE 11th Ave:

New construction of 4 unit apartment building with tuck under garages; max 4’6″ retaining wall

A building permit was issued for a project at 5505 SE 17th Ave:

New 3-story, 6 unit apartment building on lot with existing apartment building to include site utilities and landscaping, detached retaining wall, 100 square foot trash enclosure.

A building permit was issued to Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at Cook Security Group HQ at 9225 NE Cascades Parkway (previously 9109 NE Cascades Parkway):

New three story office building with onsite parking, 204 s.F. Detached trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** w/ mt permit and trash enclosure permit (17-117593-co) ***

A building permit was issued to BAMA Architecture & Design for a project at 15847 SE Powell Blvd:

Construct new 2 story 19 bed congregate living facility; landscaping and associated site improvements

A building permit was issued for Get Space at 12323 SE Division St:

New construction of 3 story 106,407 sf self storage facility with associated parking, utilities and landscape, interior trash room. ***separate mechanical permit required*** septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

 

Weekly Roundup: Roosevelt High School, 1500 SW Taylor, OMSI Masterplan, and more

Roosevelt High School, which is currently in the middle of a major rebuild designed by Bassetti Architects

Roosevelt High School, which is currently in the middle of a major rebuild, to designs by Bassetti Architects

The Portland Business Journal reported that Norweigan-American architecture firm Snøhetta has been selected to develop a masterplan for the 16 acre OMSI campus.

The Portland Chronicle reported that the Holman House in Goose Hollow has been demolished. An 11 story residential development has been submitted for the site at 1500 SW Taylor St.

Construction of the Jantzen Apartments may not mean the end to dive bar Club 21. According to the Portland Mercury the bar might be moving—building and all.

The DJC looked at construction progress at Roosevelt High Schoolwhich has stayed open during the $92 million rebuild*.

An opinion piece by the Portland Business Alliance, published in the Portland Tribune, argued in favor of passage of Portland’s $258.4 million affordable housing bond measure.

The Business Tribune that the Cross-Laminated Timber panels that will be used at Framework have passed fire tests.

Portland Architecture looked at what Portland’s next big moves should be.

An analysis of ridership trends for the Portland Streetcar showed that for every new housing unit built, the streetcar gains another rider.

With housing prices growing rapidly, Strong Towns asked “what’s the matter with Portland?

The Business Tribune looked at what the future might hold for the Zidell Yards in South Waterfront.

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