Weekly Roundup: Tree Farm, KEX Portland, Portland Diamond Project, and more

Tree Farm
Trees are being installed at the Tree Farm building, currently under construction at SE 3rd & Morrison.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reports that strawberry trees have arrived at the Tree Farm office building, where they are being installed into 54 steel tree planters*, each of which weighs 2,200 lbs.

The Oregonian wrote about how Dottir, the restaurant at the KEX Portland, is bringing a taste of Reykjavik to Portland.

The Portland Diamond Project has a six month extension on their due diligence for the Terminal 2 site, reports OPB. The extra time will allow the group to study transportation options for the Northwest Portland site.

Portland officials drafted a policy to keep homeless people from camping outside popular event spaces, including the covered sidewalk at Providence Park, according to Willamette Week.

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Weekly Roundup: Adidas Campus Expansion, Hallock-McMillan, Wells Fargo Center, and more

Adidas Campus Village
The Adidas Campus Expansion will include the construction of a cycle track on N Greeley between N Going St and N Willamette Blvd.

Adidas will construct a cycle track on N Greeley Ave, reports Bike Portland. Construction is expected to cost $1.26 million. Adidas will receive a a $1 million credit towards the System Development Charges owed against the permits for the Adidas Campus Expansion.

The Oregonian wrote about Gordon Sondland, the Portland hotelier and Ambassador to the European Union, who is now linked the Ukraine scandal. Sondland’s company Provenance Hotels is the owner of a number of Portland hotels, including The Woodlark.

Portland Architecture spoke to Hallock-McMillan Building owner John Russell, and architect Brian Emerick, about the process of restoring Portland’s oldest commercial building

The Oregonian looked at whether Portland State University could co-locate its football team at the rebuilt Lincoln High School. Adding an 8,000 seat stadium to the relocated field would be possible—if the university’s athletic department can find the $65 million required.

The 47-year old landmark Wells Fargo Center and Exchange Building are in the middle of a extensive renovation. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress on site.

The Portland Mercury looked at the whether the Portland Diamond Project can succeed where others have failed and bring Major League Baseball to Portland.

The Business Tribune wrote about how two nearby projects, the Redfox Commons and the renovation of the Fairmount Apartments, have made a historic Northwest Portland intersection come alive again.

Weekly Roundup: TwentyTwenty, Dekum Court, Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters, and more

The Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters is being designed to achieve LEED Platinum.

The Oregonian reported that nearly complete TwentyTwenty building has switched from condominiums to rental apartments. The developer cited slower than expected pre-sales.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the new Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters, planned for a site at N Williams and Tillamook.*

Rumors are flying that the Portland Diamond Project is looking at building an MLB Stadium in the Lloyd District, writes the Oregonian.

The Oregonian reported that one of Iceland’s top chefs will open a new restaurant, Vivian, and rooftop bar, Dóttir at the KEX Hotel.

Metro approved $22.9 million in funding for the redevelopment of Dekum Court in NE Portland. Home Forward will replace the 40 apartments currently located on the site with 160 apartments, affordable at 30% or 60% of median family income.

Two years after the completion of the Franklin High School Modernization problems are surfacing, reports OPB.

The launch of Alberta Commons brings renewed visibility to the black-owned businesses of Northeast Portland, writes Willamette Week.

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Weekly Roundup: OHSU Hospital Expansion, Alberta Commons, 4th & Burnside, and more

The OHSU Hospital Expansion Project involves construction of a 14-story tower on the site of the former Dental School.

At an initial meeting the Design Commission indicated that plans for the OHSU Hospital Expansion Project require more work to meet city guidelines,* writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

As work progresses on the Adidas Campus Expansion construction cranes are the latest flashpoint in clash between Adidas and neighbors, reports the Oregonian.

The Oregonian reported that Prosper Portland is asking for proposals to redevelop two properties in Old Town. The NW 4th & Burnside is known for being the former home of Right 2 Dream Too. Block 25 at the north end of Chinatown is currently used as surface parking for NW Natural.

The Skanner spoke to three minority-owned businesses moving into the Alberta Commons development at NE MLK and Alberta.

The Portland Diamond Project is approaching a deadline to “start paying real money to reserve a marine cargo terminal for its billion-dollar baseball park — or give up on building at the site,” reports the Oregonian.

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Weekly Roundup: OHSU Schnitzer Campus Block 6, PAE Living Building, Holden of Pearl, and more

Block 6 will be the next part of the OHSU Schnitzer Campus to be built out. The building will front onto SW Bond Ave, which is currently under construction.

The Portland Business Journal reported on the OHSU Schnitzer Campus Block 6, which form the next phase of the hospital’s South Waterfront development (subscription required). The hospital intends to build a $75 million parking structure with 1,200 spaces. The Portland Housing Bureau and a developer will fund the construction of a $40 million 121-unit affordable housing component.

The PAE Living Building proposal for Old Town drew praise* from the Historic Landmarks Commission, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Oregonian wrote about the Holden of Pearl, the senior living tower proposed in the Pearl District.

Craig Cheek of the Portland Diamond Project spoke to the Oregonian about the baseball stadium, ticket prices and state bonds.

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Weekly Roundup: Albina Vision, Lloyd Center Bowlero, Oregon Harbor of Hope, and more

The Albina Vision would include a new waterfront public space, at the concourse level of Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The park would span over N Interstate Avenue and the freight rail line.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the Albina Vision, an effort by civic leaders to heal the district with intentional development that reverses displacement, with new public spaces, mixed income housing and cultural buildings.

Proposed legislation could eliminate a potential funding source for the Portland Diamond Project, writes the Willamette Week.

A Bowlero-branded bowling alley is proposed for the Lloyd Center, according to the Oregonian.

The Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center is already attracting attention in Portland — and beyond, according to the Business Tribune.

The Design Commission has approved the Grand Avenue Mixed Use, a 170-unit building in the Central Eastside, writes the Oregonian.

Portland Architecture had a conversation with Holst Architecture principal Dave Otte about the firm’s transition to new leadership.

The Hyatt Place in the Pearl would likely be the city’s tallest building to have no on-site parking, according to Portlanders for Parking Reform.

The Oregonian reports that ground has been broken on the Fourth and Montgomery Building, the downtown classroom, clinic and office building that will house programs of three higher education institutions and Portland’s city government.

The Oregon Harbor of Hope could be open by this summer. Originally planned as private endeavor, the shelter and navigation center will receive $1 million in funding from the Joint Office of Homeless Services, reports the Oregonian.

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Weekly Roundup: Blackburn Building, Multnomah County Courthouse, and Portland Diamond Project

Central City Concern Blackburn Building

The Blackburn Building is currently under construction at E Burnside and 122nd.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction of Central City Concern’s Blackburn Building, a “six-story building [which] will feature three stories of health care services and ground-floor retail space as well as 175 apartments for Portland’s most disadvantaged individuals.”*

One month after topping out, the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse is taking shape inside and out, reports the Business Tribune.

The Oregonian obtained the terms of the agreement between the Portland Diamond Project and the Port of Portland.

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Weekly Roundup: Charlotte B. Rutherford Place, 2628 SE Belmont, POPS, and more

Central City Concern’s Charlotte B. Rutherford Place is now open.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about Charlotte B. Rutherford Place, a 51-unit apartment complex in Arbor Lodge that aims to provide affordable housing for people with ties to the area*.

The Oregonian reported that the Portland Online Permitting System (POPS) will “save time, frustration, but might be finished late, over budget“.

According to the Portland Mercury new owners are set to take over SE Portland bar Hanigan’s Tavern, also known as The Vern. An early assistance application had previously been submitted to redevelop the site at 2628 SE Belmont St with a 44-unit, apartment building.

The Oregonian reported that the City’s annual State of Housing Report showed record levels of apartment construction helped slow rents increases. Housing however remains out of reach for many in the city.

OPB covered how Oregon’s love of industrial land will affect the ability of the Portland Diamond Project to build a baseball stadium at the Terminal 2 site.

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Weekly Roundup: Portland Diamond Project, Nesika Illahee, Nature Conservancy, and more

Portland Diamond Project

The Portland Diamond Project has proposed an MLB stadium on the banks of the Willamette.

The Portland Diamond Project has an agreement with the Port of Portland to build an MLB stadium on the Terminal 2 site, reports the Oregonian. The paper also reported that Mayor Wheeler said the city “wouldn’t pay for a stadium or buy a team” but could “absorb some costs related to transportation and other infrastructure such as utility service”, and looked into what we know (and don’t know) about the proposal.  BikePortland looked at the access issues around the proposed riverfront stadium. The Portland Business Journal asked its readers what they think about the stadium.

The Business Tribune reported on Nesika Illahee (formerly known as Holman 42), which includes units reserved for members of federally recognized tribes.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how the Nature Conservancy is “sprucing up its Oregon headquarters with tons of timber“.

TMT Development, best know its development of downtown high rises, has completed The Marilyn at 2310 SE Hawthorne Blvd. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the 59-unit mixed use building.

The Oregonian reports that the City Council declined to block the affordable housing development proposed at 1727 NW Hoyt St.

The Oregonian looked at whether the site under the Broadway Bridge is too contaminated for the Oregon Harbor of Hope shelter.

The Portland Timbers will play their first 12 games on the road in 2019 due to construction of the Providence Park Expansion, reports the Oregonian. The club now  “expects the expansion project to be completed by late May or early June 2019.”

Weekly Roundup: Metro Housing Bond, Multnomah County Courthouse, Beatrice Morrow, and more

Multnomah County Central Courthouse

The new Multnomah County Central Courthouse has now reached its full height of 325′.

The Oregonian reported that voters approved a $652.8 million bond for affordable housing in the Portland metro area and a constitutional amendment which will allow funds to be leveraged with private money and federal tax credits.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the demolition* of one of the old Oregonian publishing buildings, which is making way for Canvas at the Press Blocks.

The Oregonian took a look inside one of the units at The Carson in Slabtown.

The last structural beam has been lifted to the top of the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse, reports the Oregonian.

The Beatrice Morrow, an affordable housing development targeted to displaced residents of NE Portland, has opened on NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

The Portland Diamond Project has withdrawn their offer for the Portland Public Schools Site, to clear the way for the Albina Vision. The group says they will announce a preferred location for an MLB stadium site by end of the month.

Eater Portland took a look at the menus for the Radisson Red’s Ouibar and Kitchen, which will be located in the Broadway Tower.

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