Weekly Roundup: 72Foster, University of Portland residences, 1320 Broadway and more

5350 N Willamette Blvd by Soderstrom Architects

New student housing at the University of Portland, by Soderstrom Architects

Eater PDX wrote that restaurant Touché is “in a weird sort of limbo” as they wait for news about the fate of their building. The historic Firehouse #3 may be demolished to make way for a 12 story building at 505 NW 14th Ave.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of an under construction residence hall at the University of Portland. The building at 5350 N Willamette Blvd by Soderstrom Architects will include “three above-grade floors of student living units, a ground-floor student worship space, student lounge, and office/retail space.”

The Foster Powell blog wrote about the 72Foster affordable housing development, which will include 108 housing units and commercial space lining SE Foster.

The Oregonian reported that Portland area rents rose 13 percent over the past year, however noted that “a wave of new construction slowed the price appreciation a little since the fall and caused the vacancy rate to tick upward.”

Mayor Hales has proposed an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that would prohibit new drive throughs in the Central City and limit them elsewhere, reports the Willamette Week.

A Vancouver, WA have donated $12 million to OHSU, which will go towards the patient housing being built as part of the Center for Health and Healing South project.

An 86 year old funeral home may be demolished, reported the Portland Chronicle. The building is located at 20 NE 14th Ave, a site where the Bureau of Development Services recently received an Early Assistance application to discuss a six-story mixed-use building with 190 residential units.

Elemental Technologies will move their headquarters into the 1320 Broadway building. The building was formerly home to The Oregonian, and is currently in the middle of a major renovation.

Portland Architecture talked with Stuart Emmons, an architect who is running against incumbent Steve Novick for a seat on the Portland City Council.

Portland International Airport is reevaluating its $98 million Concourse E Expansion, according to The Oregonian. Portland based Horizon Air recently ordered 30 Embraer E175 jets, which can be board via jetbridges. The airport’s original expansion plan was designed for the Bombardier Q400 plans Horizon currently flies, which typically board from the ground.

KPTV reported that a demonstration was held by the group “Stop Demolishing Portland” outside 3336 SE Belmont, which is set to be redeveloped with a three story mixed use building.

Coworking and shared office company Regus opened a space in the Pearl West office building this week, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The St Francis Park Apartments received a $9.5 million loan from KeyBank, reported the Portland Business Journal. The Central Eastside building will include 106 units of affordable housing.

Thru Magazine wrote about a Design Week Portland panel discussion about the future of the Central Eastside. The event was hosted by Bora Architects, who showcased their Water Avenue Yards concept.

The PSU Vanguard reported that the Portland State Vikings celebrated a groundbreaking for the PSU Viking Pavilion ahead of their annual spring game.

 

Weekly Roundup: PDX Concourse E Extension, Grant High Modernization, Redd on Salmon Street and more

Portland International Airport Concourse E Extension

Portland International Airport Concourse E Extension

The Oregonian published images of the Portland International Airport Concourse E Extension, which will be used by Horizon Air. As part of a large project, Alaska Airlines will move from the south side of the airport to the north, while United will relocate from the north to the south.

Portland Architecture made the case for the preservation of Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, as new study has come out with multiple options for the building.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the office space in Park Avenue West is now entirely leased, with Morgan Stanley taking the final two available floors. Leasing has also begun on the apartment units.

Mahlum have been selected as the architects for the Grant High School Modernization, according to the Hollywood Star News. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in 2017.

The latest retail tenant at the LL Hawkins and Slabtown Marketplace is the Consolidated Community Credit Union, reported the Portland Business Journal.

A four story, 30 unit mixed use building is proposed for 1515 SE 44th Ave. The Portland Chronicle looked at the existing house on the site, which may or may not be demolished as part of the project.

Thomas Robinson of Lever Architecture was interviewed on OPB’s ‘Think Out Loud’ about Framework, the planned 12 story wood building set to go up in the Pearl.

The Redd on Salmon Street has won a design award for resilience, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The Portland Chronicle covered the history of an industrial building in Sellwood at 8222 SE 6th Ave, set to be replaced by a mixed use development.

Construction on The Ella in South Waterfront is moving into its final phases, according to the Portland Business Journal. The 6 story building utilized a pre-fabricated wood framing system, which minimized construction waste on site.