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