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.”

Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Vista Pearl

The Block 20 condominium tower, now known as Vista Pearl, was the subject of our most popular post of the year

2017 is the third full year Next Portland has been in operation. Although the onset of Inclusionary Zoning has slowed down the number of new applications submitted, there was a lot to write about in 2017 while the projects submitted in late last year and early this year worked their way through the development review process.

Over the course of the year we published 176 new blog posts, and our development map now has over 1,000 unique projects listed (including completed and cancelled projects). In 2017 Next Portland had over 900,000 page views, a slight increase from the previous year.

Sixteen of the articles that made the top 25 most viewed posts were published this year; seven were published in 2016; and one was published in 2015. Our second most popular article from the 2015 list and fourth most popular article from the 2016 list—about the Goat Blocks—was still the fifteenth most popular article of 2017 despite having been written in December 2014. The 2016 roundup of the tallest buildings planned in 2016 was the third most popular article of the year, and although there wasn’t an equivalent list published in 2017 we hope to write one in early 2018.

So, with that Happy New Year to all. In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

Read More

Metro Reports: 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, 203 NE Grand, Providence Park, and more

10th & Yamhill Smart Park

Building permits are under review for the renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park Garage

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 November 20th to November 27th, 2017.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for a project at 320 NW Hoyt St:

Renovation of existing (vacant) 3-story warehouse to be used as a shelter

Early Assistance has been requested by BAMA Architecture & Design for a project at 1537 SE Morrison St:

Future code – Evaluation of options for development of property.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 12400 SE Schiller St:

Future code – Two planned multi-dwelling unit buildings with associated utilities, parking, and walkways on two existing legal lots of record.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Ankrom Moisan Architects to discuss a project at 203 NE Grand Ave:

Current code: New eight story mixed use project with apartments on levels 2-8. Ground floor retail. Amenities include a lounge, fitness, leasing, bike storage and bike lounge, pet area and pet wash area.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a project at 236 SE Grand Ave:

Current code – Proposal to build seven story B occupancy office building on the 1.2 block between SE Pine and SE Ash on SE Grand Ave. The structure will be approximately 100 feet tall with a gross area of approximately 107,000 square feet.

The renovation of 10th & Yamhill Smartpark Garage has been submitted for building permit review by FFA Architecture & Interiors:

Addition to parking garage. Replace northeast and southwest stair and elevator towers with new (demo’d under permit 17-273719-co). Demolish northwest and southeast stair and elevator towers. Reconfigured first floor layout including partitions for shell tenant spaces and addition to first floor shell tenant spaces at northeast and southwest corners. Repair and maintenance throughout parking levels. Accessibility upgrades. ***mechanical permit separate***

Alteration to parking garage. Selective demolition of the northeast and southwest corner stair and elevator towers, and demolition of interior partitions on the first floor tenant spaces. Related selective demolition of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

A structural permit was issued to Allied Works Architecture for the Providence Park Expansion:

STR 02: All micropiles shown on sheets S200C, 2001A, and 2002A; Shotecrete slabs on the hillside shown on S2001A at the north and south ends. This includes pile cap tie reinforcement that would be located within the shotcrete slabs.

Providence Park Expansion Approved (images)

The Allied Works designed expansion of Providence Park has been approved by both the Design Commission and City Council. The $50 million privately funded project will add 4,000 seats to the east side of the stadium, bringing its capacity to just over 25,000. The roof of the new structure will reach a height of 93′-2 1/2″ above the concourse and 124′-11 1/2″ above the field.

Providence Park Expansion

Read More

Weekly Roundup: Riverplace Parcel 3, Floating Hotel, Providence Park, and more

Riverplace Parcel 3

Riverplace Parcel will include a mix of affordable and market rate housing

The Business Tribune wrote about Riverplace Parcel 3which will form the final piece in the decades long redevelopment of the site.

The PSU Karl Miller Center, with its massive atrium, gives the university “a sense of place“, says the Business Tribune. The Portland Business Journal published photos of the “striking” new business school.

Amazon.com has opened a staffed pick-up location in the ground floor of the Sky3 Apartments, writes KATU. 

A floating hotel at 2260 NW Front Ave has moved “one step closer to reality as developer submits high bid” for an Alaskan ferry, reports the Oregonian.

6 months in, Portland For Everyone wrote about the success to date of the city’s inclusionary housing rules.

After years where years where Portland has been growing faster than its suburbs, the suburbs are again outpacing the city*, writes the DJC.

The Portland Timbers will begin construction on the Providence Park Expansion following the conclusion of 2017 season, reports The Oregonian.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

Metro Reports: Providence Park, 3250 NE MLK, 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, and more

Providence Park

A building permit is under review for the Providence Park Expansion, which was approved earlier this month

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. (Note: this post covers August 14th to 20th, 2017.)

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project South of 3250 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Current code. Proposal is for a new 4 story affordable housing addition to an existing Phase One building. Includes 50 new living units and 9 new surface parking stalls at ground floor. Type V-A Construction. 47,500 GSF. Proposed storm water disposal through dry wells. Going to meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Firenze Development for a project South of 6836 NE Grand Ave:

Six unit condominium project

A project at 1840 SW Main St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

Proposal is to demolish the existing house and replace it with a 3-unit multi-family structure. Central City Design District.

The renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park at 730 SW 10th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review:

Central City Design district – PBOT and Prosper Portland are undertaking a 17.5 million dollar Major Remodel of the SmartPark system’s 10th &Yamhill garage to improve ground floor retail expereince, replace stair/elevator towers, and replace or upgrade a number of mechanical systems.

A foundation permit for the Providence Park Expansion has been submitted for review by Allied Works Architecture:

Phase 1 of 2; Foundations, lower level and street level structure, some existing building renovation up to and including the street level concourse; MEP infrastructure

A permit to rebuild the Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan St has been submitted for review by Allied Works Architecture:

Repair to 5-story building damaged by explosion – repair damaged structural members, terrace, & roof; install new MEP systems, exterior cladding, elevator, interior walls, fixtures, & finishes; no change to footprint *** mech separate ***

Grand Belmont at 514 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New 7 story mixed use building, Type I construction and 5 stories of Type IIIA construction; level 1 commercial spaces and parking; level 2 7 131 residential units.

A building permit was issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 8188 SE 19th Ave (previously 1904 SE Tacoma St):

New 3 story, six plex apartment building with onsite parking

A building permit was issued to Emerick Architects for a project at 1930 NE Alberta St (previously 1904 SE Alberta St):

New 4-story mixed use building, ground floor commercial tenant space and trash room, upper floors 33 dwelling unit apartment, and associated site work

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 1428 SE 19th Ave:

New construction of 3 story building with rooftop deck 13 residential units 8 (R2) 5407sf, 5(R1) 1703sf. 8 commercial unit 2(M) 510sf and 5(B) 770sf

A building permit was issued to Dowl for a project at 12045 N Parker Ave:

New restaurant building with associated site improvements

Two building permits were issued for a project at 5414 SE Duke St:

New 2-story building with 8 guest rooms

New 2-story building with 8 guest rooms

Weekly Roundup: PSU Karl Miller Center, Ankeny Apartments, 3000 SE Powell, and more

PSU Karl Miller

Construction is wrapping up on the PSU Karl Miller Center, designed by Behnisch Architecten and SRG Partnership

The DJC reported that Portland is considering a voluntary inclusionary housing program*, at a cost of $50 million over 10 years, designed to create affordable units in projects submitted prior to the city’s mandatory inclusionary housing program.

The Portland City Council voted to approve a revised design for the Ankeny Apartments, overturning an earlier denial by the Design Commission, writes the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about 5 business takeaways from Portland’s proposed Central City 2035 plan.

The Oregonian reported on plans to tear down a SE Portland strip club at 3000 SE Powell Blvd to build affordable housing.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has been slow to deliver on promise of affordable housing, according to the Oregonian.

In an interview with the Willamette Week city council candidate Jo Ann Hardesty’s described the N/NE Portland Preference Policy as “most ludicrous, arrogant, obnoxious policy imaginable.”

The Business Tribune looked at the PSU Karl Miller Center, which is set to open in 6 weeks. The DJC published photos of the nearly completed building.

Portland Monthly wrote about how Providence Park is about to get a major expansion.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

Weekly Roundup: N Williams and Knott, Convention Center Hotel, Providence Park, and more

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

The DJC wrote about how after decades of broken promises, Prosper Portland and Emanuel Hospital announced plans to redevelop a site at N Williams and Knott. According to the paper the project is “likely to include some use by Legacy Health, along with a mix of affordable housing, retail and possibly office space.”

After almost 30 years of plans, ground finally broke on the Convention Center Hotel, writes the Portland Business Journal.

In a cover story about how Portland is changing, the Willamette Week looked at 7 places where this city could soon go big.

The Design Commission last week approved the Providence Park Expansionaccording to the Oregonian.

City Observatory looked at how luxury housing becomes affordable, with historic examples in Portland.

With very few new projects submitted to-date under the city’s new inclusionary zoning ordinance, BikePortland looked at Urban Development Group’s plans to swap parking for affordable housing at 2548 SE Ankeny St, 316 NE 28th Ave and 2789 NE Halsey St.

The Portland Tribune reported on slips in the schedule for two city initiatives designed to tackle housing affordability: adoption of the Residential Infill Project, which is now delayed until late 2018; and spending of the voter approved affordable housing bond.

Weekly Roundup: Portland Building, Providence Park, Ankeny Apartments, and more

Portland Building

The proposed reconstruction of the Portland Building, which will include a new aluminum rainscreen cladding

Portland Architecture looked at the proposed rebuild of the Portland Building, where the city is taking a “bold, non-historic approach [to] restoring [the] Graves-designed landmark.”

The DJC reported that after a second City Council hearing the Ankeny Apartments are still in limbo despite mediation and revised plans*.

Eater Portland took a look at Schilling Cider, who have opened the world’s largest cider taproom in the Goat Blocks.

Citylab wrote about how Oregon HB 2007 could strip Portland of its NIMBY powers.

The Oregonian reported on a revised financing deal for the Providence Park Expansionwhich includes a larger tax break for the Timbers in the near term, in exchange for more money for the City from 2025 on.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

Weekly Roundup: Zidell Marine, Grant High School, 9North, and more

A conceptual image of the park proposed on the Zidell property, underneath the Ross Island Bridge. An update on plans for the Zidell Yards was recently given to the Design Commission.

Despite hiccups, Zidell Marine launched their last ever barge on Friday, according to the Oregonian. The company is now looking ahead to the redevelopment of their site.

The DJC took a look at* Mahlum’s work on the Grant High School Modernization, which will include “demolition of 30 percent of existing structures as well as construction of a two-story common square featuring an eatery and a community gathering space.”

OPB reported on how the recently passed Portland Public Schools bond, the largest in state history, faces labor and logistical challenges.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works principal Chelsea Grassinger about plans for the Providence Park Expansion.

The Portland Business Journal reported on construction progress at the 9North office building (previously known as Station Place Lot 5).

City Observatory asked whether historic preservation is NIMBYism for the rich.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.