Weekly Roundup: Japanese Garden, PDX Commons, Viking Pavilion, and more

Portland Japanese Garden Kengo Kuma

The Cultural Crossing at the Japanese Garden opened this past weekend.

Portland Architecture wrote about the wonder of Kengo Kuma’s Cultural Crossing at the Portland Japanese Garden.

The Business Tribune reported on the retirees developing the PDX Commons, four-story co-housing condominium on SE Belmont St.

The Rothko Pavilion at the Portland Art Museum would prohibit biking, limit walking access near South Park Blocks, according to BikePortland.

The DJC looked at how PSU is looking to score big* with the Viking Pavilion.

The NW Examiner broke the news that a proposal for music venue at 2034 NW 27th Ave, which would have had a capacity of up to 3,000, has been withdrawn.

Oregon Business reported on how more manufacturers are needed to jumpstart mass timber industry.

The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis argued that the housing recovery is still incomplete.

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Metro Reports: 9th & Belmont, PSU Viking Pavilion, 5733 NE MLK, and more

9th and Belmont

A building permit was issued for the 9th & Belmont Apartments by Ankrom Moisan Architects

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at NE Garfield and Failing:

Written EA to discuss 8 multi-family units. Planning to meet community design standards

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at NE 90th & Hoyt St:

Development of 15 unit condominium project, frontage access on NE Hoyt. 6 units facing NE Irving St. with Public Works access started. Hoyt is unimproved gravel road.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 037 SW Hamilton St:

30-unity multi-family five story structure with 10 vehicle parking garage.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio3 Architecture for a project at 5733 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New 54 unit apartment, multi-family housing with parking below

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a project at 108 SW 3rd Ave:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Historic Resource Review for a new 6-story mixed-use building with approx. 9,000 sq. ft of ground-level retail, 120 market-rate residential units and 63 below-grade parking spaces. Eco-roofs are proposed. The applicant submitted a list of questions for staff response.

A project at 4806 SE 16th Ave has been submitted for Design Review:

Design review for the portion of the self-storage facility which sits in the CG portion of the site.

A project at 1015 NW 16th Ave has been submitted for Design Review by Koz Development:

New 6-story, 125-unit apartment building with 2700 sf commercial space and one 400 sf live/work space. One modification requested for loading zone requirement(s).

A building permit is under review for a project at 8222 SE 6th Ave :

Construct new, 5 story apartment building with 119 units, below grade parking, associated site work included

A project at 2761 NE Halsey St has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New constuction of 3-story apartment building with 30 one and two-bedroom units, on site parking, interior trash room, and interior bike parking

A building permit was issued to Woofter Architecture for a portion of the work at the PSU Viking Pavilion:

partial – demolition of eastern half and selective demolition on western half of the existing building, relocation of existing gas meters, sewer line and hydrants, interior improvements including finishes, plumbing, electical and mechanical duct work to new weight room

A building permit was issued for a project at 905 N Marine Drive:

New four story building with 62 parking spaces at the ground level, six live-work units at ground level and 60 residential units on the upper 3 floors, 66 units total. There is a surface parking lot with 33 parking spaces and Geopier ground improvements proposed. – See appeals 13211, 13277 and 13400

A building permit was issued for the 9th & Belmont Apartments:

6 story mixed use

Weekly Roundup: 72Foster, University of Portland residences, 1320 Broadway and more

5350 N Willamette Blvd by Soderstrom Architects

New student housing at the University of Portland, by Soderstrom Architects

Eater PDX wrote that restaurant Touché is “in a weird sort of limbo” as they wait for news about the fate of their building. The historic Firehouse #3 may be demolished to make way for a 12 story building at 505 NW 14th Ave.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of an under construction residence hall at the University of Portland. The building at 5350 N Willamette Blvd by Soderstrom Architects will include “three above-grade floors of student living units, a ground-floor student worship space, student lounge, and office/retail space.”

The Foster Powell blog wrote about the 72Foster affordable housing development, which will include 108 housing units and commercial space lining SE Foster.

The Oregonian reported that Portland area rents rose 13 percent over the past year, however noted that “a wave of new construction slowed the price appreciation a little since the fall and caused the vacancy rate to tick upward.”

Mayor Hales has proposed an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that would prohibit new drive throughs in the Central City and limit them elsewhere, reports the Willamette Week.

A Vancouver, WA have donated $12 million to OHSU, which will go towards the patient housing being built as part of the Center for Health and Healing South project.

An 86 year old funeral home may be demolished, reported the Portland Chronicle. The building is located at 20 NE 14th Ave, a site where the Bureau of Development Services recently received an Early Assistance application to discuss a six-story mixed-use building with 190 residential units.

Elemental Technologies will move their headquarters into the 1320 Broadway building. The building was formerly home to The Oregonian, and is currently in the middle of a major renovation.

Portland Architecture talked with Stuart Emmons, an architect who is running against incumbent Steve Novick for a seat on the Portland City Council.

Portland International Airport is reevaluating its $98 million Concourse E Expansion, according to The Oregonian. Portland based Horizon Air recently ordered 30 Embraer E175 jets, which can be board via jetbridges. The airport’s original expansion plan was designed for the Bombardier Q400 plans Horizon currently flies, which typically board from the ground.

KPTV reported that a demonstration was held by the group “Stop Demolishing Portland” outside 3336 SE Belmont, which is set to be redeveloped with a three story mixed use building.

Coworking and shared office company Regus opened a space in the Pearl West office building this week, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The St Francis Park Apartments received a $9.5 million loan from KeyBank, reported the Portland Business Journal. The Central Eastside building will include 106 units of affordable housing.

Thru Magazine wrote about a Design Week Portland panel discussion about the future of the Central Eastside. The event was hosted by Bora Architects, who showcased their Water Avenue Yards concept.

The PSU Vanguard reported that the Portland State Vikings celebrated a groundbreaking for the PSU Viking Pavilion ahead of their annual spring game.

 

Design Commission approves PSU Viking Pavilion (images)

The Design Commission has approved designs for a remodel of the Portland State University Peter Stott center, which will include the creation of the new Viking Pavilion. The project by Woofter ArchitectureSink Combs Dethlefs Architects and Lango Hansen Landscape Architects will create a new multi-purpose arena with seating for 3,400 people in the heart of the PSU Campus. As reported in March of last year, the building will also be used by OHSU, who are contributing part of the funding. Other functions to be located in the building include new classroom space, offices, a cafe and a student lounge. 62 short-term bike parking spaces will be provided. No vehicular parking is proposed.

PSU Viking Pavilion

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Metro Reports: OHSU CHH South, 3730 SE Powell, 505 NW 14th and more

OHSU Center for Health and Healing South

The OHSU Center for Health and Healing South

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 8106 N Interstate Ave:

Proposal is for a new five story building with 120 apartment units including 64 group living units with shared kitchens. Proposed 33% parking ratio minus a 25% bike parking reduction will be provided in an undergrd garage.

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 505 NW 14th Ave: 

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for a new 150-unit, 12-story, market-rate apartment building with ground floor retail and basement parking. Existing building on site is listed on the Historic Resource Inventory.

Woofter Architecture have applied for the first building permit required for the PSU Viking Pavilion:

partial – demolition of eastern half and selective demolition on western half of the existing building, relocation of existing gas meters, sewer line and hydrants, interior improvements including finishes, plumbing, electical and mechanical duct work to unoccupied weight room

Studio3 Architecture have submitted a project at 3730 SE Powell Blvd for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (30 unit) apartment building with associated site work and detached. Brooker property.

A building permit is under review for a project at N Holman and Interstate:

Construct new 3 story (6) unit apartment building; with associated site work; detached trash enlosure

A building permit was issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 5350 SE 18th Ave:

Construct 3 story apartment building, 18 units, 6 per floor, attached covered trash enclosure, flow through planter and other associated site work

The first building permits were issued to ZGF Architects for the OHSU Center for Health and Healing South:

Site demolition, excavation, and tower crane foundation and disconnect site irrigation system.

FND 1 : Piles, partial 2 level basement in NW corner (exterior walls only, matt slab @ level B2), tunnel @ level B2 connecting to subgrade parking at block 29 and shoring for all four corners (there is no utility work under this permit.)

 

 

Weekly Roundup: Oregonian Publishing Buildings, Asian Health and Services Center, and more

817 SW 17th

Site plan by GBD Architects for the proposed redevelopment of the Oregonian Publishing Buildings in Goose Hollow

Seattle-based developer Urban Renaissance Group is interested in purchasing in the Oregonian Publishing Buildings at 817 SW 17th Ave, according to a story in The Oregonian. Working with GBD Architects, the developer is looking at a two block project that “would range from 86 feet to 160 feet in height”.

The Willamette Week reported that “Portland’s scorching-hot apartment rental market may finally be cooling down—at least at its upper reaches.” The recently completed Block 17 apartments are currently offering six weeks of free rent, in order to help fill the 166 vacant units in the 281 unit building.

The Oregonian wrote about how “big out-of-town money” is buying up Portland rentals.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission declined to recommend a proposal to add parking minimums for new development in the Northwest Plan District, reported Portland Shoupistas.

FamilyCare Health will contribute $2 million to the Asian Health and Services Center in Lents Town Center, according to a story in the Portland Business Journal.

An article in the Portland Tribune questioned whether the planned capacity of the PSU Viking Pavilion will be enough. Original plans for the project in 2012 were for a 5,000 seat facility. As now envisioned the arena will seat between 3,000 and 3,100.

The Hollywood Star News wrote about the City Council’s unanimous approval of the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Plan, a “five-year plan for investing an additional $20 million in tax increment financing funds from the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area”.

Metro Reports: Riverplace Parcel 3, North Hollow apartments, 9101 SE Foster and more

9101 SE Foster

9101 SE Foster by Hacker architecture

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have requested Design Advice for Riverplace Parcel 3:

Design Advice Request for two new proposed residential towers. The project will include 162 market-rate and 204 affordable apartment units. The ground level will include retail space and a grocery store. The residential units will share 173 below-grade parking spaces and a 65-space ground-level parking area will serve the grocery store.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have requested Early Assistance for 120 SE Clay:

Industrial site office development. Basement includes approx 82 parking spaces – accessed via Clay.

TVA Architects have submitted a project at 442 NE Jessup for Design Review:

New apartment

Hacker Architecture have submitted 9101 SE Foster Rd for Design Review:

4-story mixed use development with ground floor commercial and 3 floors of apartments.

Woofter Architecture have submitted the PSU Viking Pavilion for Design Review:

Renovation and modernization of existing Peter Stott Center building

Works Partnership have submitted a project at 1400 NW 22nd for building permit review:

Alterations-exterior alteration improvements w/storefront and accessible entrances. ASCE 41 structural seismic upgrade. Addition of exterior courtyard and roof deck interior improvements. Interior improvements include water closets, lavs and bike storage, enclose trash and utility room.

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the North Hollow apartments at 1501 SW Taylor St:

partial – shoring; excavation; underground utilities and concrete structure from mat slab up to and including the 2nd floor concrete podium.

 

Design Advice offered for PSU Viking Pavilion (images)

Woofter Architecture and Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects have gone before the Design Commission with proposals for the Portland State University Viking Pavilion. The project will create a new multi-purpose arena with seating for 3,500 people in the heart of the PSU Campus. As reported in March of this year, the building will also be used by OHSU, who are contributing part of the funding. Other functions to be located in the building include new classroom space, offices, a cafe and a student lounge.

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Metro Reports: 811 Stark, PSU Viking Pavilion, Redd on Salmon St and more

811 Stark by Works Partnership

811 Stark by Works Partnership

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

Woofter Architecture have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for the PSU Viking Pavilion:

Design Advice Request for modernization and upgrade to existing building.

Modernization and upgrade of existing structure.

Early Assistance has been requested for the redevelopment of a hotel at 7101 NE 82nd Ave:

Construct 99 guest rooms, 4-story on-site parking suites hotel with indoor pool on existing red lion hotel site.

SolTerra Architecture have requested early assistance for a project at 3138 N Vancouver Ave:

New development of 100 units of housing with 3,000-4,000 sq ft of ground floor commercial space. Provide 44 parking spaces at grade and in parking garage below grade. 6 stories & basement collecting and re-using stormwater onsite.

Jones Architecture have submitted a project at 8247 N Lombard St for Design Review:

New 4-story mixed use building with basement. 89 residential parking spaces and 77 in basement garage. 2 public plazas and a couryard for residential tenants.

Opsis Architecture have applied for a building permit for The Redd on Salmon St:

Major renovation of and addition to existing building. New 2nd floor addition and new 2nd floor mezzanines. New courtyard, repave and stripe parking lot. Seismic upgrade. Core and shell only, no occupancy this permit. See permit 15-207907-CO for detached service building ( for trash enclosure, bike parking, and transformers).

A demolition permit was issued to Works Partnership for the existing building at 811 Stark:

Demolish existing 2092 sf existing single story commercial building and parking lot, disconnect and cap utilities as required

Building permits were issued to Dominek Architecture for the O|8 Townhomes:

New 4 story apartment building with 4 units, associated site work. West building (building b), 1 of 2

New 4 story apartment building with 4 units. East building (building a), 2 of 2.

A demolition permit was issued for an existing building at 3423 SE Hawthorne Blvd:

Demolish 2 story apartment complex

A building permit was issued to Works Partnerships for the MODS Willamette:

Construct new 2 story, 6 unit modular apartment building, no parking, partial street improvement, scope of work includes basement, foundation, exterior cladding, porches at 1st and 2nd floor, parapets, roof assembly, associated site work such as stormwater facility, bike parking and landscaping, detached trash enclosure is 52sf; modular unit construction prior approval by state of oregon permit #M638 14-542OC

A building permit was issued to GBD Architects for the 19th & Overton apartments:

New 6 story, 58 unit apartment building; ground fl parking, bike parking, leasing office, residential lobby, building services and 3 residential loft units; floors 2-6 include residential units; amenity deck on the roof

Weekly Roundup: the evolution of the Lloyd District, progress on Zidell Yards and more

PSU Viking Pavilion

PSU Viking Pavilion

The Oregonian reported that the Portland Development Commission has reached a deal with ZRZ Realty for the redevelopment of the Zidell Yards.

An interview with Kyle Anderson of GBD Architects at Portland Architecture discussed the transformation of the Lloyd District from a business district to a neighborhood. GBD are working on two of the largest projects in the area: the soon to be completed Hassalo on Eighth; and Oregon Square, which has been submitted for Design Review.

Also in the Lloyd District, the Hotel Eastlund opened this week. An article in the Portland Tribune looked at the transformation of the former Red Lion hotel. While the rooftop restaurant Altabira is still a few weeks away from opening, the ground level cafe Citizen Baker opened on Monday.

The contract to build the PSU Viking Pavillion has been awarded to Fortis Construction. The building is set for completion in 2018.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the newly renovated 1510 Technology Center, now home to Viewpoint Construction Software.

The Planning & Sustainability Commission will vote on the proposed 2035 Comprehensive Plan on July 14th. The plan will then go the City Council in August.

Craig Kelly of Venerable Properties discussed the renovation of Washington High School with the Portland Business Journal.

The Portland Chronicle reported on a house at 3116 N Vancouver Ave that will be torn down for new micro housing.