There are 95 neighborhoods recognized by Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Next Portland has now written posts about projects happening in 29 of them. In some of these neighborhoods we’ve written 20 or more posts; in almost half of them we’ve only written about one project. To a certain extent this reflects where development is happening: there are a number of cranes up in the Pearl for construction of high rises, while other neighborhoods don’t have a single pin on our map. It is also however a reflection of the fact that in the Central City Design Review is required for all projects; in other neighborhoods such as Northwest or Boise developers can choose between Design Review or the prescriptive Community Design Standards; while in other neighborhoods such as Richmond or Sunnyside projects never go through Design Review. As such there are sometimes no published images of large new buildings, even once they are under construction.
Over the past month we’ve added categories to all of our in depth posts. To see which neighborhoods we’ve written about the most, read on.
A development at N Greeley & Killingsworth by Works Partnership is currently under review for building permit. The project for Jacobsen Development Group consists of two 3-story buildings on an 11,1163 sq ft lot in the Overlook neighborhood. The building facing N Killingsworth will include 11 residential units and 1,680 sq of retail space at the ground floor. The building behind it will contain 15 residential units. No on site car parking is proposed. 29 long term and 2 short term bicycle parking spaces will be provided for the residential units, along with 2 long term and 2 short terms spaces for the retail spaces.
The Overlook Park Apartments are under construction at 3705 N Overlook Blvd, one lot west of N Interstate Avenue. The six story building will have 63 apartments, with a mix of studios and one or two bedroom units. One story of partially below grade parking is proposed, with room for 16 cars. This will be accessed via a new alleyway connecting to N Interstate Ave, along the edge of Overlook Park. 108 long term and 8 short bicycle spaces will be provided.
Exterior materials include ribbed metal panels, colored fiber cement panels and sheet metal panels.
The new headquarters for Daimler Trucks North America is under construction on Swan Island. The project helps Daimler Trucks with its goal of consolidating its employees on Swan Island, where its Western Star Trucks and Freightliner Trucks brands are manufactured. The $150 million project was first announced in September 2013. The Ankrom Moisan-designed building is expected to achieve LEED Platinum.
The City has approved a Design Review for a project with eight dwelling units at 1532 N Blandena St. The O|8 Townhomes, by Dominek Architecture, comprise of two four-story buildings with a shared courtyard.