A resident-run retirement community is planning a $100 million expansion, reports the Oregonian. The Terwilliger Plaza Parkview Building will rise to 10 stories and include 127 one- and two-bedroom apartments.
A proposed bill in the Oregon legislature aims to create more lower priced condominium units. Developments that go through a more stringent envelope inspection would see the period for lawsuits reduced from 10 years to six, and require approval from a majority of homeowners to initiate a lawsuit.
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 April 8th to April 14th, 2019.
Design Advice has been requested for the Broadway Corridor Masterplan at the former post office site in the Pearl:
Place holder DA request. Applicant is hoping for June 6th and again on July 11th. Note Pre-app EA 19-147103.
Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Division Street Apartments at 11332 SE Division St:
60 units of low-barrier permanent supporting housing. They will eventually need/want the info related to the RM2 zoning (through the Better Housing by Design).
The Hyatt Place at 350 NW 12th Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Otak Architects:
Development of a 23-story building. 11 stories will be used for a new Hyatt Place brand hotel (170 rooms). 12 stories will be used for a new residential apartment community (110 one-bedroom and studio units).
A project at 6716 NE Garfield Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Ink:Built Architecture:
New 3-story, 28-unit modular apartment building with trash enclosure and associated site work.
The Marquam Hill Apartments at 3140 SW 12th Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Steelhead Architecture:
1 of 3 new 5 story 40 units multifamily building on consolidated tax lots and associated siteworks includes trash enclosure and parking. Ground floor includes parking, stair and lobby.
2 of 3 new 5 story 24 units multifamily building on consolidated tax lots and associated siteworks includes trash enclosure and parking. Ground floor includes parking, stair and lobby.
3 of 3 new 3 story 8 units multifamily building on consolidated tax lots and associated siteworks includes parking.
A project at 7206 N St Louis Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
Construction of new 6-unit apartment building with fire sprinkler room; 40 sq ft trash enclosure and associated sitework. Existing house to remain. Mechanical permit to be separate.
A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 425 NE Bryant St (previously 7000 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd):
New 3-story, 12-unit apartment building with no on-site parking
A building permit was issued to Wright Architecture for a project at 435 NE Church St:
New 3 story apartment building with 19 units and associated site work. No off street parking.
A building permit was issued for a project at 1505 N Humboldt St (previously 4905 N Interstate Ave):
New 3-story, 12-unit apartment with trash and riser rooms. ***Fire sprinkler systems, fire alarm, mechanical, plumbing, electrical separate permits***
The 35-story Block 216 tower was approved in December. Our post about the project’s Design Advice Request was our most popular post of the year.
Happy New Year.
2018 is the fourth full year Next Portland has been in operation and I’m excited to see what 2019 brings. I’m currently on vacation in Scotland, so new posts will continue to be sporadic until I return next week.
Last year was another busy year for the site. Of the course of the year 141 new posts were published, with nearly 900,000 page views.
The year started with the last of the pre-inclusionary zoning (IZ) projects working their way through the design review process. In February it was reported by the Portland Mercury that Portland’s inclusionary zoning mandate was getting lackluster results, with only 12 qualifying building in the pipeline.
Despite the uptick in post-IZ proposals, new design review and building permit applications remain down relative to years ago. At the end of the year the Bureau of Development Services was forced to lay off staff for the first time since the recession, citing “quite sobering” forecasts.
Similarly to 2017, many of the most popular posts were published in previous years, a reflection of the fact that the content Next Portland remains relevant for a long time, as buildings move through construction and into occupancy. One post in the top 25 most popular posts was from 2015; seven posts were from 2016; six posts were from 2017; and eleven were published in 2018.
In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:
“Play” is one of three concepts being explored for the Broadway Corridor. In this concept the North Park Blocks are extended to Johnson, with a flexible open space that can be used for sports and community gatherings.
The Business Tribune wrote about the Beatrice Morrow, an 80 unit affordable housing development by Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI). Over time the goal is for “75 percent of the families that rent units in the building to move on to home ownership with the help of PCRI”.
The Northwest District Association has appealed the approval of the affordable housing at NW 18th and Hoytbecause they think it’s “ugly”, reports the Portland Mercury. The City Council will consider the appeal on Thursday.
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City Observatory praised the Portland City Council for reversing its early denial of the Fremont Place Apartments, but noted that the City Council did not approve a zone change for a site at 126 NE Alberta St that would have allowed the construction of 50 below-market, affordable apartments adjacent to the Alberta Abbey.
Portland Public Schools has “thrown a curveball” at the Portland Diamond Project‘s plans for an MLB stadium in the Rose Quarter, reports the Willamette Week. The Portland Business Journal reports that the group behind the project isn’t vexed by the proposed bidding process for the site.
The TwentyTwenty Condominiums in Sullivan’s Gulch will include 162 units
The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about Hacker, the architecture firm taking “wood to the next level“*. Next year firm will move into a new office framed with cross-laminated timber that they designed at 525 SE MLK.
A sponsored post at the Oregonian covered the TwentyTwenty Condominiums, currently under construction at 1177 NE 21st Ave. The building is one of only two large condominium developments currently under construction in Portland.
Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle plans to contribute $1.5 million to help build the Oregon Harbor of Hope at a site at the Broadway Bridge, reports the Oregonian. The Willamette Week wrote about five key facts about the press conference that brings developer Homer Williams to closer to building a homeless shelter.
An earlier scheme for the redevelopment of Old Town Chinatown Block 33 was presented to the Landmarks Commission in January 2017. The same architecture and development team are now working on a revised proposal that would orient the mass on the western half of the block, where they are seeking an increase in allowable height.
The Oregonian reported that the Adidas Campus Expansion will more than double the size of the company’s North American headquarters.
Vacation rental management company Vacasa has signed a lease to take all four floors of office space at Heartline, reports the Oregonian. The additional space, across the street from their existing office, will provide space for 300 employees or more.