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.

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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.

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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.

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Metro Reports: Providence Park, Adventist Medical Center, Eastside Health Center, and more

The Eastside Health Center at 122nd and Burnside will include two floors of integrated primary care, substance use disorder treatment, domestic violence counseling and wellness services, as well as on-site housing operated by Central City Concern.

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.

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for two buildings at 3714 SW Macadam Ave:

The projects are two separate mid-rise structures with a mixed-use program comprised of multi-family housing (approx. 200 units in each building), commercial and parking uses. Parking for approx. 240 cars will be provided in each garage structure.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at SE 124th & Ash:

Approximately 170 units of affordable senior housing to be developed at SWC/ 124th & SE ASH ST, former TRI-MET park and ride parking lot. Project will be slab on grade with four stories of wood framing, presumably type V construction. Site parking will be incorporated at 0.25 per unit along with bike parking. Applicant is meeting Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by EPR Design for a project at 3723 SW Hood Ave:

Proposal is to construct two buildings on two separate tax lots. Each building with have 13 residential units and the buildings will be identical.There is no parking proposed on-site and it is not required as the site is close to public transportation. Because of the minimal area and slope of lot (20% or greater) a flow-through planter is proposed for the roof storm water. Each unit will have private decks and a common shared outdoor area. The developer’s goals are to meet all of base zone standards without any adjustment requests. The site area is in the regulatory landslide hazard area.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for a project at 1206 NE Alberta St:

Proposal is for a 4-story multifamily residential development of 48 units total with ground floor retail (future TI). Support spaces for residential include lobby, management office, common utility spaces and bicycle storage. Exterior site improvements and streetscape upgrades on three frontages are also included in the project. Stormwater disposal will be via on-site drywells.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss work at Adventist Medical Center:

Previous EA – 17-123133. The proposed improvements will increase development on campus by 107,726 sf from additional sq footage: build out the remaining 47,226 sq ft of shell space in Pavillion; re-purpose the former in-patient psychiatric facilities located in hospital north wing for other campus medical uses (results in no additional square footage); expand Nursing Tower by 50,000 sq ft to allow for larger inpatient rooms (increasing typical size from 110 sq ft to approx 300 sq ft per room – without adding add’l beds; construct a 10,000 sq ft childcare/daycare facility on the west end of the property north of Main Street; add a community garden (open-to-the-public) approx 58,000 sq ft in size (results in no add’l square footage).

The Providence Park Expansion has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Allied Works Architecture:

Proposal is for the eastside expansion of Providence Park to create a more inviting sports venue and to amplify the sound and energy created by The Timbers Army and fans throughout the stadium. The building will be a lacework of steel structure preserving connection to the neighborhood and inviting lights/views from all sides.

The Eastside Health Center at 25 NE 122nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New 6 story mixed use building to consist of medical clinic, mix of transitional housing and mult family residential housing

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for a project at 4204 NE Halsey St:

Construct new 6 story building with concrete podium and 5 level wood framed construction; ground floor level parking with building lobby and 3 future tenant spaces; top levels to include 100 apartment units; associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 2027 SE Harold St:

Construct new 3 story (4) unit apartment building with associated site work

Providence Park Expansion Goes Before Design Commission (images)

Design Advice has been offered to Allied Works Architecture for the expansion of Providence Park. The $50 million privately funded project would add 4,000 seats to the stadium, bringing its capacity to just over 25,000. The roof of the new structure will reach a height of 92′-10″ above the sidewalk and 124′-1 1/2″ above the field.

Portland Timbers Providence Park Expansion

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Weekly Roundup: Porter Hotel, Towne Storage Building, Providence Park, and more

Construction is well underway on the Porter Hotel in Downtown

The Portland Chronicle wrote about the demolition of a 1930 funeral home. The site at 80 NE 14th Ave is being redeveloped as a six-story mixed-use building containing 190 residential units.

Eater PDX reported that Touché Restaurant was set to close this Sunday after 20 years in the Pearl. The historic firehouse that housed the restaurant will be renovated as part of the Modera Glisan development.

The Portland Business Journal reported that software company Autodesk will move 200 employees from Lake Oswego to the Towne Storage Building in the Central Eastside.

The DJC wrote about the massive number of new hotel rooms coming online, including at the AC Hotel, Convention Center Hotel, The Woodlark and The Porter.  If all hotel projects currently proposed get built they “would expand Central Portland’s room count by 35 percent by 2020.”*

The Oregonian reported that the Portland Timbers’ proposed expansion of Providence Park drew City Council support at a hearing held last week.

As Esco Corp. winds down operations in NW Portland The Oregonian reported that its 15 acre site is being prepared for redevelopment.

Portland for Everyone wrote about the eleven bills aimed at tackling housing prices that are still alive in the legislature.

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Metro Reports: Providence Park Expansion, 3670 SE 29th, 533 NE Killingsworth, and more

Providence Park Expansion

Design Advice has been requested for an expansion to Providence Park (image: Google Maps)

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.

Design Advice has been requested for the Providence Park Expansion:

Expansion to the stadium on the east side. The design engages the SW 18th avenue sidewalk with a covered arcade, four new levels, new roof.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2242 SE 158th Ave:

New 3-story apartment building (somewhere between 32-36 units total).

Early Assistance has been requested by Michael Etzel Design for a project at 1515 N Rosa Parks Way:

Proposal for a three story mixed use structure with 14 residential units arranged around a courtyard. Wood construction on strip footings. One ground floor retail unit.

A project at 808 SE Alder St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

Exterior alerations (to accommodate a change of use from storage to a wet lab w/associated office space) including the following: new main storefront entrance at existing loading dock on SE Alder St; new 2-story storefront glazing west of SE Alder entrance; replace all windows; new building exit on SE 8th Ave; new operable storefront glazing at break room on SE 8th Ave; new canopies at SE Alder entrance and SE 8th operable storefront; new louvers for generator ventiliation on SE Alder; new rooftop mechanical equipment and screening; new 90%-coverage eco-roof for stormwater management; new exterior paint scheme; and new right of way improvement, including new sidewalks, street trees, and bicycle racks

Building permits were issued to Siteworks Design | Build for three buildings at 3660-3670 SE 29th Ave

New construction- 4/story multifamily apartment building (building 1 of 3), 17 units, new access drive, 51 parking spaces, pedestrian site circulation, landscape areas and storwater facilites

New construction- 4/story multifamily apartment building (building 2 of 3), 36 units

New construction- 4/story multifamily apartment building (building 3 of 3), 22 units

A building permit was issued to Design Department Architecture for a project at 533 NE Killingsworth St:

Construction of new single commercial building for use as restaurant to include dining area, kitchen, storage, (2) bathrooms, offices, and walk in cooler; outdoor patio; onsite stormwater and landscaping as required