5 MLK returns to Design Commission With New Options (images)

A 17 story tower at the Burnside Bridgehead has returned in front of the Design Commission for a second Design Advice Request hearing, with four options based on feedback from the first hearing. The design of 5 MLK is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building is arranged as a five story podium, which would contain approximately 100,000 sq ft of office space, 10,000 sq ft of retail space, 160 vehicular parking spaces and a 4,760 sq ft “bike lounge”. Sitting above the podium is a twelve story tower, which would contain approximately 220 residential units. A shared lobby, serving both the residential and office uses, would be located at the corner of E Burnside and SE MLK. A cascading series of landscaped terraces would be located on top of the podium, with landscape design by PLACE.

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5 MLK receives Design Advice (images)

A 17 story tower at the Burnside Bridgehead has gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The design of 5 MLK is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building is arranged as a five story podium, which would contain approximately 100,000 sq ft of office space, 10,000 sq ft of retail space, 160 vehicular parking spaces and a 4,760 sq ft “bike lounge”. Sitting above the podium is a twelve story “T” shaped tower, which would contain approximately 220 residential units. A shared lobby, serving both the residential and office uses, would be located at the corner of E Burnside and SE MLK. A cascading series of landscaped terraces would be located on top of the podium, with landscape design by PLACE.

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Multnomah County Central Courthouse receives Design Advice (images)

Multnomah County has presented its new Central Courthouse to the Portland Design Commission. The 17 story, $300 million project will replace the existing courthouse on SW 4th Avenue, which is considered seismically unsound and no longer fit for use. The architects for the project are Portland based SRG Partnership and New York based CGL RicciGreene. The landscape architects are PLACE.

The program for the building includes multiple courts, office for District Attorneys, Public Defenders, Sheriffs, as well as support areas for staff, juries, defendants and the public. No parking is proposed. The project intends to achieve LEED Gold Certification.

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Oregon Square, part V: Block 103

This post is the fifth and final post in a series on Oregon Square, focusing on Block 103. See also Part I about the urban design and landscaping, Part II about Block 91, Part III about Block 102 and Part IV about Block 90.

Rising to a height of 340′-6″, Block 103 would not only be tallest of the four buildings planned for American Assets Trust’s Oregon Square development, but would also be Portland’s tallest building east of the Willamette.  The architects for the 30 story tower are GBD Architects, who are working with PLACE for the landscape design. The building will include 347 residential units and almost 12,000 sq ft of ground floor retail. A rooftop terrace is proposed for level 6 of the building, on top of the lower sidecar portion of the building. The 30th floor is proposed to be entirely given over to amenity spaces, including a community room, demonstration kitchen, private dining room, a fitness center, spa, and kung fu room.

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Multnomah County Board of Commissioners see first designs for new Courthouse (images)

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners has been presented with early designs for the new Multnomah County Courthouse. The 17 story, $300 million project will replace the existing courthouse on SW 4th Avenue, which is considered seismically unsound and no longer fit for use. The architects for the project are Portland based SRG Partnership and New York based CGL RicciGreene. The landscape architects are PLACE.

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Oregon Square, part IV: Block 90 (images)

This post is the second in a series on Oregon Square, focusing on Block 91. See also Part I about the urban design and landscaping, Part II about Block 91, Part III about Block 102 and Part V about Block 103.

Rising to a height of 244′-8″, Block 90 will be the second tallest of the four buildings planned for American Assets Trust’s Oregon Square development. The 21 story tower will include 274 residential units and over 14,000 sq ft of ground floor retail. A rooftop terrace will be located on top of the podium form at the 6th floor. The entire 21st floor will be dedicated to amenity functions, including a community room, spa, fitness center, yoga room, private dining room and an exterior terrace. The architects for the project are GBD Architects, who are working with PLACE for the landscape design.

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Oregon Square, pt III: Block 102 (images)

This post is the second in a series on Oregon Square, focusing on Block 91. See also Part I about the urban design and landscaping, Part II about Block 91, Part IV about Block 90 and Part V about Block 103.

Located at the northeast corner of the Oregon Square, Block 102 is one of the two lower buildings planned for the Lloyd District mega development. The 131′ tall building will include 163 residential units in its 11 floors. 11,427 sq ft of retail is planned, with double sided units facing onto the new square, as well as NE Holladay St and NE 9th Ave. Amenities for the tenants will include a roof terrace, dog wash, fitness room and yoga room at level 7. A community room for the use of residents will be located at level 11.

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Oregon Square, pt II: Block 91 (images)

This post is the second in a series on Oregon Square, focusing on Block 91. See also Part I about the urban design and landscaping, Part III about Block 102, Part IV about Block 90 and Part V about Block 103.

With 160 units, Block 91 will be the smallest of the four buildings at Oregon Square, the giant Lloyd District development planned by American Assets Trust. The building by GBD Architects will rise to 132′-6″ over its 11 floors. 14,181 sq ft of double sided ground floor retail will open onto both the new square and the surrounding streets. Amenities for the residents, located on the 6th and 7th floors, will include a yoga room, a fitness room, a private dining room, a community room and a dog lounge.

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Design Commission approves Oregon Square (images)

This post is the first in a series on Oregon Square, focusing on the urban design and landscaping. See also Part II about Block 91, Part III about Block 102, Part IV about Block 90 and Part V about Block 103.

The Design Commission has approved Oregon Square, after three Design Advice Request hearings and three full Design Review hearings. The project by GBD Architects is the second phase in the redevelopment of the American Assets Trust owned land in the Lloyd District, following the recent completion of Hassalo on Eighth. At the center of the superblock development will be a new privately owned, publicly accessible square designed by Place Studio. Surrounding the square will be four buildings, ranging in height from 11 to 30 floors, one of which will be the tallest building in the city east of the Willamette at 343′-6″. In total the development will include 944 for rent residential units. 708 vehicular parking spaces will be provided for the use of residents, while a further 200 spaces will be provided for the 52,794 sq of retail included in the project. With a mix of bike parking provided for residents, visitors and employees, the project will include 1,647 bike parking stalls.

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Oregon Square returns before Design Commission (images)

Oregon Square has returned before the Design Commission for its second Design Review hearing, with a number of changes made in response a previous hearing held in August. The massive superblock development by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio landscape architects will include 940 residential units and 50,000 sq ft of retail, with a new public plaza at its center. Surrounding the plaza will be four buildings, varying in height from 11 to 30 floors.  908 below grade parking stalls will be provided in a below grade parking structure. Over 1,500 bike parking spaces will be provided for the use of residents, visitors and employees.

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