Weekly Roundup: Goat Blocks, Hi-Lo Hotel, Karl Miller Center, and more

Businesses have started to open in the Goat Blocks development

Eugene-based grocery store Market of Choice opened last week in the Goat BlocksThe Portland Business Journal published photos of the new grocery store and the adjacent Orchard Supply Hardware. Schilling Cider, which plans the “world’s largest cider taproom” has set an opening date of June 16th.  

Eater PDX took a look at Alto Bajo, the modern Mexican restaurant opening tomorrow in the Hi-Lo Hotel.

Residents of Multnomah Village are challenging Portland’s recently passed Comprehensive Plan, writes the Portland Tribune.

The DJC wrote about how the project team behind the PSU Karl Miller Center is zeroing in on a LEED platinum rating*.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the current state of the construction market in Portland, with hotel development being particularly strong.

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Weekly Roundup: Providence Park, Karl Miller Center, Madison High School, and more

The proposed 4,000 seat expansion of Providence Park

The Portland Timbers released images of the Providence Park Expansion , which the Portland Mercury noted is “influenced by the iconic near-vertical stands at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires and the Shakespearean Globe Theater in London.”

The Business Tribune wrote about the Design Commission’s 2017 State of the City Design Report.

The Oregonian wrote about how Oregon is pushing for wooden skyscrapers, including Carbon12 and Framework, to revive the state’s timber industry.

As the Portland City Council approved tax breaks for seven new buildings, in exchange for affordable housing, The Oregonian reported that Commissioner Nick Fish questioned whether the proposals go far enough. The exemptions were granted for Con-way Block 290, 2216 NW Pettygrove St, SW Park and Columbia, SW 3rd & Ash, The Atomic Orchard Lofts at 2520 NE Sandy Blvd, Old Town Chinatown Block 33, and Woody Guthrie Place at 5728 SE 91st Ave.

BikePortland reported that amid stiff opposition, the city council ordinance required for the Portland Art Museum’s Rothko Pavilion was placed on hold.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how PSU is on the final stretch of work on the Karl Miller Centerthe expansion of renovation of the university’s School of Business Administration.

The Portland Tribune reported on an error by Portland Public Schools that resulted in the award of a design contract for the Madison High School Modernization to a firm that scored lower in the evaluation process.

Weekly Roundup: Fair Haired Dumbell, AIA Portland Awards, PSU School of Business Administration, and more

Fair Haired Dumbell

The Fair-Haired Dumbell will have a facade painted with a mural by Los Angeles-based artist James Jean

The DJC wrote about the ‘elaborate’ Building Information Modelling (BIM) process* being used to help deliver the PSU School of Business Administration.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the paint scheme has been chosen Fair-Haired Dumbbell building, and “it’s unlike anything else in town“.  They also revealed that co-working company TENpod will occupy 8,000 sq ft in the building.

The Oregonian reported that the Sears building in the Lloyd Center has been sold, and the retailer’s presence in the mall “will either shrink significantly or disappear altogether“.  On Thursday morning, the ice rink at the center of the mall reopened, after a major renovation.

Eater PDX reported that Tom’s First Avenue Bento will close after nearly 25 years, to make way for the Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

The 12-unit Jarrett Street Condos are receiving very little interest from those eligible to receive the city subsidized down-payment assistance, according to The Oregonian.

Portland Architecture wrote about the winning projects at the AIA Portland Architecture Awards. Buildings honored include Slate, 1638 NW Overton St, Framework (CEID), Albina Yard, Karuna at One North, The Cosmopolitan on the Park and Park Avenue West.

Preservation group Restore Oregon announced their top restoration projects of 2016, including the Pine Street Market and the Society Hotel.

The Portland Business Journal showcased the “stellar views and cool workspaces” at Slate.

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Weekly Roundup: 3rd & Taylor, Overland Warehouse, Osprey Apartments, and more

3rd & Taylor

The proposed hotel at 3rd & Taylor, which will be located on the site currently occupied by the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple

In “Downtown Duo” the Business Tribune reported on the two buildings planned for a single Downtown block: the recently approved hotel at 3rd & Salmonand the adjacent office building at 3rd & Taylor, which is currently going through Design Review.

Portland Architecture had a look inside the renovated 1320 Broadway building, formerly home to The Oregonian. The Portland Business Journal reported that D+H Financial Technologies have signed a lease for 45,600 sq ft of office space in the building, leaving just two spaces left for rent.

Moovel North America will move into the Overland Warehouse Company Buildingthe Old Town building that once housed strip club Magic Gardens. The building is currently being renovated by Urban Development + Partners.

The DJC wrote about the ongoing efforts* at the Lloyd Center to redefine what it “means to be a 21st-century mall”. As well as a major renovation to the skating rink and main entry, it includes turning the former cinema into creative office space, which will be leased by Providence Health Services.

The Portland Mercury reported that developers have sued the City over the methodology it uses to determine Parks System Development Charges.

The DJC published photos of the Osprey Apartmentsunder construction on South Waterfront Block 37.

The renovation and expansion of PSU School of Business Administration has reached a halfway point, according to an article in the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how Portland’s newest maker space is taking shape in the Iron Fireman Building.

The Oregonian reported that Portland Public Schools are pausing on the $750 million construction bond, and now intend to go to the voters in May 2017, rather than November 2016 as originally planned.  If passed, the bond would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High School, Madison High School and Benson High School.

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Weekly Roundup: 12th & Morrison office, Grant High Modernization, the Truman Apartments and more

1139 SW Morrison by Design Department and LRS Architects

1139 SW Morrison by Design Department and LRS Architects

The Portland Business Journal took a first look at the 6 story office building planned by Menashie Properties for a site at 1139 SW Morrison. The building is being designed by Design Department and LRS Architects.

Construction is underway on the PSU School of Business Administration.  The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the work underway.

The Oregonian published 5 takeaways from Portland’s plan for next 20 years of growth.

Portland Architecture interviewed the architects and developer behind the development at 3rd and Taylor, which threatens the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple and the Hotel Albion.

The Oregonian reported on the new 20 story condo tower planned for Block 20 of the Hoyt Street Yards in the Pearl. The building would have 150 residential units and 190 parking spaces.

The James Beard Public Market is set to close on the deal to acquire the land at the west end of the Morrison Bridge, according to The Oregonian. The current schedule envisions the market opening to the public in 2020.

Design work has begun on the Grant High School Modernization, one of the projects funded as part of the $482 million bond passed in 2012. Grant Magazine published the first conceptual drawings of what the rebuilt school will look like.

The Portland Chronicle published images of The Truman apartments at SE 44th and Hawthorne. Construction on the 30 unit building is due to begin in early 2016.

Weekly Roundup: Water Avenue Yards, Pearl affordable housing, protest on Hawthorne and more

Concept for the Water Avenue Yards by Boora

Concept for the Water Avenue Yards by Boora

Boora Architects have developed a speculative concept for the ODOT Blocks, which they have dubbed the Water Avenue Yards. Their vision would see the currently vacant site redeveloped with flexible spaces that could be used various kinds of production.

Demolition began on a fourplex house at 3423 SE Hawthorne Blvd, which will be replaced by a five story 30 unit apartment building. As a squatter tied himself to the roof to protest the demolition, a crowd of fifty people and one goat gathered to watch.

Pretentious PDX interviewed Jonathan Cohen and Matt Seigel of the Society Hotel, the Old Town hotel which is getting ready to open on November 5th.

Eater PDX covered the possible closure of the Lotus Cardroom, which would be replaced by a new hotel and office building at 930 SW 3rd Ave.

Innovative Housing has been chosen as the developer for an affordable housing project on Pearl Block 26, according to The Oregonian. The quarter block building will include at least 40 units, and could include as many as 64.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the PSU School of Business Administration by Behnisch Architekten and SRG Partnership. The 143,000 sq ft facility is expected to open in 2017.

Amid an apartment building boom, The Oregonian reported that the City’s property tax exemption program for affordable housing had done zero deals in 2015.

Metro Reports: Seven Corners, Station Place Lot 5, University of Portland dorms, and more

Station Place Lot 5

Station Place Lot 5, as presented at Design Advice

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Waterleaf Architecture have requested Design Advice for the Seven Corners Community Collaborative at 1949 SE Division St:

Proposed project is a four story commercial building consisting of one story of ground floor retail space and secured parking below three stories of office space.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have requested Design Advice for 930 SW 3rd Ave:

Design Advice Request for joint development of boutique hotel (157,700 GSF, 19-21 stories) and creative office (100,000 GSF, 10 stories). Office building area includes the rehabilitated Temple Building. Below-grade parking lot 43-100 cars, accessed from SW 3rd Ave. Stormwater treatment to be a combination of ecoroof and structured planters on the hotel Level 4 and office roof.

David Rodeback Architect has requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 2125 NE Hancock St:

8 apartment units are proposed in a new 2.5 story wood framed aparement building. 6 parking spaces (including one accessible space and 9 bike spaces are proposed in lower level garage. Density transferred for 3 units from the lot to the east.

Strata Land Use Planning have requested Early Assistance for a project at 8222 SE 6th Ave:

New development of a 5-6 story mixed use development. Retail on first floor. Residential on upper floors, with ground floor parking (approximately 40 spaces). Looking to meet Community Design Standards.

Urban Development Group have requested Early Assistance for a project at 2913 SE Stark St:

New 46 unit apartment building located on the CN1 zoned portion of the lot.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1515 SE 44th Ave:

New 4 story mixed use residential development with ground floor retail, 30 units total.

Urban Development Group have requested Early Assistance for a project at 2023 NE 42nd Ave:

New 4 story mixed use building 1 commercial space, 29 residential units

SERA Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 2031 SW 10th Ave:

New 144-unit apartment building

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1502 NW 19th Ave, previously reported to be a 76 unit building:

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GBD Architects and THA Architecture have submitted Station Place Lot 5 for Design Review:

Type 3 Design Review with 2 Modifications, 1 Adjustment, 1 Minor Amendment to Master Plan

Soderstrom Architects have submitted a project at 6625 N Portsmouth Ave on the University of Portland campus for building permit review:

104,000 square foot dormitory, type is IIB construction. Four stories above grade(top story in attic) with a basement level beneath 1/3 of the building. Upper 3 stories are light gage steel bearing wall on a post tensioned concrete platform.

The first building permit for the PSU School of Business Administration was issued to SRG Partnership:

Reroute on site utilities, demo on site portion of sky bridge, remove exerior cladding of existing building, interior demolition.***40,000 SF multi-story addition, renovation of 52,000SF existing***

A building permit was issued for a project at 411 SE 14th Ave (previously 1324 SE Oak):

New 4 story wood frame apartment building with underground parking; basement parking to include new bike storage and trash enclosure

A building permit was issued for the RAM Apartments at 5075 SW 56th ave:

3 story, 22 unit multifamily apartment building. Detached trash enclosure, and sitework for parking area, and grading/utilities

Building permits were issued to THA Architecture for the Japanese Garden Expansion:

Japanese Gardens Expansion New Village House and Site Grading and Retaining Walls

New ticketing pavilion for cultural village expansion

New Garden House

New cafe to be built as part of new cultural village expansion

PSU School of Business Administration expansion approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a major renovation and expansion of the PSU School of Business Administration. The project design is by the Boston office of German firm Behnisch Architekten, with local architects SRG Partnership and landscape architects Mayer Reed. The project will involve the modernization and upgrade of the existing building on the south half of the block, and the addition of a new 36,000 sq ft structure on the north half of the block. Between the two will be a new glass atrium, with entrances from plazas on SW 6th Ave and SW Broadway.

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Metro Reports: St Francis Park Apartments, PSU School of Business Administration, 4th & Harrison and more

4th & Harrison

4th & Harrison, as presented at Design Advice

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Barry Smith Architect has requested Early Assistance for a project at 518 SE 76th Ave:

46 unit apartment building with 8 cars in parking garage; 4 floors

BAMA Architecture and Design have requested Early Assistance for a project at 10010 SE Ankeny St:

Lot line adjustment and phased development of multiple buildings to include multi-family, parking, industrial flex space.

Solterra have requested Early Assistance for a project at N Failing & Vancouver:

53-unit mixed use apartment building with active urban canyon

Works Partnership have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1400 NW 22nd Ave:

Proposal for major commercial alterations with exterior improvements. Uses will include office, retail and manufacturing.

Barry Smith Architect has requested Early Assistance for a project at 829 NW 19th Ave:

Move existing home on property to within 20 feet of NW 19th. Confirm and adjust lot lines for 2 lots. On Vacant lot develop a 50 unit, 6 story apartment building located within the Alphabet Historic District.

Mortenson Development have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a new hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave:

demolish existing 1/4 block building and replace with a new construction 221 room, 15 floor hotel.

A Design Review has been submitted for a project at 1112 SE Lincoln St:

Construction of 2 tri-plex residential structures – one on each parcel

The St Francis Park Apartments by MWA Architects have been submitted for Design Review:

New 106-unit multi-dwelling residential development.

The 4th & Harrison apartment complex by Core Spaces has been submitted for Design Review:

Design Review for new 15-story glass and metal panel building – grocery store at ground level and 14 stories of luxury residential apartments, above. 1 modification requested to reduce landscape area; 1 modification requested to replace landscaping with hardscape; 1 modification requested for the width of the oriel window; 1 adjustment requested to parking access & loading; 1 adjustment requested for # of parking stalls.

ZGF Architects have submitted the Canopy Hotel for Design Review:

11 Story, 150 room Hotel

SRG Partnership have applied for building permits for the PSU School of Business Administration:

40,000 Sf multi-story addition, renovation of 52,000SF existing

Reroute on site utilities, demo on site portion of sky bridge, remove exerior cladding of existing building, interior demolition. ***40,000 SF multi-story addition, renovation of 52,000SF existing***

foundation and walls to grade of pavilion/atrium, cladding of existing building, ***40,000 SF multi-story addition, renovation of 52,000SF existing***

Demolition permits were issued for the existing buildings due to be replaced by the Pearl Hampton Inn & Suites:

Demo existing 2 story building

Demo two story building; no basement

Demo existing 3 story building with partial basement

A building permit was issued for the Kenton Mixed Use Phase III at 2111 N Willis Blvd:

New four story apartment building with courtyard and balcony at center, 37 units, 2 retail spaces on main floor, parking at east and north sides, detached trash enclosure, associated landscaping and stormwater facilities

A building permit was issued to Anrkom Moisan Architects for 2010 NW Pettygrove St:

new 5-story, 49 unit apartment with tucked under parking

Metro Reports: PSU School of Business Administration, 15 story hotel at the Washington Center and more

PSU School of Business Adminstration, as presented during the Design Advice stage

PSU School of Business Adminstration, as presented during the Design Advice stage

Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a new office building at 9109 NE Cascades Parkway:

New two story 30,000 sf tilt-up concrete office building located in the Cascade Station Plan District

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3699 N Hayden Island Dr:

Looking to develop 1 or 2 srtuctures apartment/loft for a total of 11 units

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project involving the Washington Center at 419 SW Washington St:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for a proposed 15-story, 246-room hotel. The project will incorporate an existing 2-story commercial building with a new 13-story vertical addition. Existing below grade parking will remain.

The PSU School of Business Administration by SRG Partnership and Behnisch Architekten has been submitted for Design Review:

Project is to expand the SBA to approx 137,500 GSF. Includes four modifications and one adjustment.

A building permit application has been submitted for a project at 1636 SE Harold St:

New 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work

CIDA Architects have submitted a building permit application for a project at 3116 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction – new 5 story micro unit apartment building of approx 7200sf

Morton Building Design, LLC have submitted a building permit application for the RAM Apartments at 5803 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy:

New 22 unit multifamily project, consisting of three story apartment structure, detached trash enclosure, and sitework for parking area, and grading/utilities

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 1459 SE Ankeny St:

New 5 story 40 unit apartment building with commercial on main and parking at grade level

A building permit was issued for the Milwaukie Retail project by Ben Waechter Architect at 6637 SE Milwaukie Ave:

New 2 story commercial mixed use building, retail on 1st floor, offices on 2nd floor, building A has attached trash enclosure at south elevation