Metro Reports: N Williams Center, Canvas at the Press Blocks, Riverplace Redevelopment, and more

Press Blocks

A building permit has been issued for the first phase of the Press Blocks, the 8-story Canvas office building.

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 October 15th to October 21st, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for the Riverplace Redevelopment at 0150 SW Montgomery St:

Proposal is for a master plan development and possible land division of approx. 8 acres.

Early Assistance has been requested by Salazar Architect for a project at 6723 NE Killingsworth St:

4-Story, 140 Unit affordable housing project with 3 floors of residential over on-grade parking, community space and additional residences. The project will also feature a mid-block pedestrian crossing and public plaza facing Killingsworth. On-site storm water disposal will be accomplished through dry wells.

A project at 9720 SE Holgate Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

New 2 story 3 unit apartments. each unit with attached garage and driveway and associated with site works.

A project at 1627 N Willis Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story (31) unit apartment building with associated site work and bike storage area in basement

A project at with two buildings at 2242 SE 158th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Partin & Hill Architecture:

Construct new 3 story (16) unit apartment building

Construct new 3 story (16) unit apartment building with associated site work

The N Williams Center at 2156 N Williams Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architecture:

New 5 story Type III B affordable family apartment building

A building permit was issued to Partin & Hill Architecture for a project at 14755 NE Couch St:

Building 3 of new 30 unit multi-familly housing unit complex; this building contains 3 units; 3 story buildings with lower level private garages. Included associated site work.

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 5120 N Lombard St:

New 3 story 18 unit apartment building with enclosed trash/recycling area and associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 1801 N Rosa Parks Way:

New 3 story 18 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework *** no revisions to original plans allowed, see comments 10/18/18 and IQ folder 18-254905-iq ***

A building permit was issued to GBD Architecture for Canvas at the Press Blocks:

New 8 story office building with 1.5 levels of below grade parking

Metro Reports: 9747 NE Glisan, Centennial Mills, Riverplace Redevelopment, and more (UPDATED)

9747 NE Glisan

Northwest Housing Alternatives’ project at 9747 NE Glisan, designed by MWA Architects, as presented to the Design Commission in February 2018 at its second design advice hearing.

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 May 21st to May 27th, 2018. NOTE: This post originally included building permit intakes and issuances from the subsequent week. It has been updated to include the correct projects.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for the Riverplace Redevelopment:

Proposal is for a master plan development of approx. 8 acres.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss the redevelopment of Centennial Mills:

Master Plan – the developer intends to pursue a voluntary CC Master Plan (33.510.255) to establish the development framework for a mixed-use waterfront redevelopment.

A project at 11858 NE Halsey St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Northpoint Development:

Demolition of existing commercial structure, site improvements, and construction of a new 4-story, 132,818 SF self-storage building with accessory office space, parking lot, utilities and landscaping.

A project at 5145 SE Mcloughlin Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Fosler Portland Architect:

Construct a new 19-unit, 3-story apartment building (approximately 9,000 sq ft on the southern 1/3 property (in RH zone).

A project at 5316 SE 18th Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Design Department Architecture:

2-story, 8 unit, apartment building.

A project at 5308 SE 18th Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Fosler Portland Architect:

Construct a new 17-unit, 3-story apartment building (approximately 7,800 sq ft).

A project at 4212 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Design Department Architecture:

Proposal is for a 4-story wood frame building. 3 retail spaces on the ground floor. 15 residential units above, 5 units per floor

A project at 1715 SW Salmon St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Construction of a new 170,000 sq ft, 8-story mixed use building with 178 market rate apartments, ground floor retail, and a 4-stacker mechanical parking system
(80 parking spaces). Two loading spaces are proposed in the structured parking area. The units are a mix of 2 bed, 1 bed, 1 bed loft, and studio units and meet the inclusionary zoning requirements.

A project at 9747 NE Glisan St has been submitted for Type III Design Review:

Proposal is for 159 unit affordable housing. One modification for the transit street setback.

A project at 3075 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for for Type III Design Review by Mackenzie:

New Lexus dealership to include vehicle showroom, service area, parking, and commercial space.

An addition to the Yale Union building at 800 SE 10th Ave has been submitted for for Type III Design Review by Dowl:

Renovation of the Yale Union property that involves assemby occupancy, seismic and systems upgrades and building addition to east side of property

A Type Ix land division has been submitted to facilitate a project at 7428 N St Louis Ave:

Proposal for a two-parcel partition to be developed with a 12-unit apartment building on each parcel.

A project at 4229 SE Woodstock Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Addition of 3 story mixed use building to existing 1 story building; shell only; demo portion of existing 1 story building; new addition to include 1 apartment unit and commercial space; 2 floor to include commercial office space; and 1st fl to include retail and office areas;

A project at 431 NE Church St has been submitted for building permit review by Wright Architecture:

New 3 story apartment building with 19 units and associated site work. No off street parking.

A project at 1511 SE Holgate Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Base Design & Architecture:

Construct new 4 story (28) unit apartment building with associated site work;

A project with two buildings at 7106 and 7126 N Greenwich Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached 138 S.F. Trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached 138 S.F. Trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A project with two buildings at 1662 and 1654 SE Spokane St has been submitted for building permit review by Builders Design Inc:

Construct new 4 story (27) unit apartment building; with associated site work

Construct new 4 story (27) unit apartment building; with associated site work

A project at 14639 SE Rhine St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story modular triplex and associated site work for 7 total triplexes on lot to include parking, landscaping, covered trash enclosure (under 120sq ft), walkways & utilities.

New 3-story modular triplex – building B

New 3-story modular triplex – building C

New 3-story modular triplex – building D

New 3-story modular triplex – building E

New 3-story modular triplex – building F

New 3-story modular triplex – building G

A project at 6556 N Greenwich Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached 138 S.F. Trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A project at 5004 SE Woodward St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story, 30 unit apartment building with one tenant space on first floor and attached 48 S.F. trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit to be separate *** roof trusses to be a DFS ***

A project with two buildings at 4549 SE 122nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story apartment building with 17 units, parking lot, utilities, landscaping, and site improvements. Building A.

New 4 story apartment building with 19 units. Building B.

A project at 1223 SE Lambert St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new three story 15 unit apartment building and associated site work

A project South of 4236 N Mississippi Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Waechter Architecture:

New 3 story mixed use building, (2) tenant spaces each on 1st and 2nd floors (occupied by architectural firm) and (1) apartment on 3rd floor, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit separate ***

A project at 5080 NE 33rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story 12 plex apartment bldg w/18-174200-MT

A project at 8308 SE 13th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by MFA Architecture & Planning:

Construct new 4 story mixed use building with basement storage, ground fl retail and office, and 19 units on top 3 levels; associated site work

A project at 5236 SE 18th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New 3 story apartment building with 19 units

A project at SW 36th & Troy has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 level commercial building with (1) subgrade apartment unit; first level (M); ground, second and third levels (B). Includes associated site work w/trash area in subgrade level

A project at 2410 SE 82nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Shell only; construct new 1 story building with associated site work

A Motel 6 at 11144 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story 69 room motel, includes associated sitework *** w/ 18-175712-co & 18-168941-mt ******

A project at 8123 SE 17th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New single story retail building, parking lot, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft floor area, stormwater facility, site improvements and utilities.

A project at 3256 NE Columbia Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of self storage facility and associated site work; detached trash enclosure (18 175515 CO)

A project at 2100 N Albina Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of a new 4-story self-storage building, parking lot, surface improvements, stormwater treatment facilities & landscaping. See 18-175420-CO for trash enclosure. Demo permit to be obtained separately

A project with multiple buildings at 5413 NE Columbia Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story with basement storage facility with office space and all associated site work

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

New single story storage building

 

Weekly Roundup: Adidas Campus Expansion, 1727 NW Hoyt, Restoration Hardware, and more

The Adidas Campus Expansion is being designed by LEVER Architecture

Three new buildings are planned* as part of the Adidas Campus Expansion, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

In a two-part series, the Portland Tribune analyzed why new apartments so expensive and offered 9 ways to make apartments cheaper.

The Portland Tribune reported that polling for Metro shows that voters might support a $1 billion regional affordable housing bond.

The Oregonian wrote about wrote about the member of Portland’s Historic Landmarks Commission who is weighing in on a proposal at 1727 NW Hoyt Stdirectly across from her own house.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the “posh new furnishings and design gallery” opened by Restoration Hardware on NW 23rd Ave.

The Business Tribune reported on the history of various development proposals for Old Town Chinatown Block 33.

Portland for Everyone argued that the Riverplace Redevelopment was saved by the city’s affordability mandate.

OPB reported on the future of the Artists Repertory Theatre, which will include selling half their site at 1515 SW Morrison St for new housing.

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Weekly Roundup: Meyer Memorial Trust HQ, Adidas Campus Expansion, Old Town heights, and more

Old Town Chinatown Block 33

An earlier scheme for the redevelopment of Old Town Chinatown Block 33 was presented to the Landmarks Commission in January 2017. The same architecture and development team are now working on a revised proposal that would orient the mass on the western half of the block, where they are seeking an increase in allowable height.

The Oregonian reported that the Adidas Campus Expansion will more than double the size of the company’s North American headquarters.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the public forum where the three developers* who are vying for the Broadway Corridor Development Opportunity introduced themselves. The Related Companies, Continuum Partners and McWhinney are competing to be chosen as the master developer for the 32-acre site.

Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly reversed her vote on height increases at the waterfront. The change will allow the Riverplace Redevelopment to move forward.

The Oregonian wrote about the debate at City Council over whether heights should be increased on Old Town Chinatown Block 33

City Observatory published an open letter on housing affordability to Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, written by Portland State University Emeritus Professor Ethan Seltzer. An editorial in the Oregonian argued that the Portland City Council needs to reset its compass.

The Oregonian reported on high-rise apartment units rented as hotel rooms, including at The NV, Block 17 and Park Avenue West.

Portland Architecture interviewed GBD Architects’ Kyle Andersen & Phil Beyl about the firm’s 50 LEED projects (and counting).

A guest editorial in the Oregonian, written by Mark Edlen and Denis Hayes, argued that wood skyscrapers are coming and should be built with Forest Stewardship Council certified wood.

The Skanner News broke the news that the Meyer Memorial Trust, the state’s second largest foundation, plans to build a new headquarters at N Vancouver and Tillamook.

The Portland City Council voted to approve a tax break for the developments that voluntarily choose to include affordable housing, writes the Oregonian.

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Weekly Roundup: Fremont Place, Riverplace, Broadway Corridor, and more

Fremont Place Apartments

The City Council voted down the Fremont Place Apartments over concerns about the width of the Greenway trail

The Portland City Council voted 5-0 to overturn the Design Commission’s approval of the Fremont Place Apartmentsthe Pearl District apartment building opposed by neighbors. Portland for Everyone asked if it this would create an open season for NIMBY lawsuitsCity Observatory argued that Portland doesn’t really want to make housing affordable.

Later that day council voted down a series of zoning amendments that would be necessary for the Kengo Kuma-designed Riverplace Redevelopment to move forward

The Portland Tribune noted that the series of denials added up to the rejection of nearly 3,000 new homes.

The Willamette Week reported that three developers made the shortlist for the redevelopment of the post office site in the Pearl District, known as the Broadway Corridor.

Archinect wrote about the dismantling of the “iconic Portland Building‘s postmodern, multicolored facade”.

BikePortland reported on how the University of Portland’s Franz Campus has puts greenway advocates on edge.

Weekly Roundup: New Omni, Portland Boathouse, Overlook apartments, and more

New Omni

New Omni went in front of the Historic Landmarks Commission in December, where it was met by stiff opposition. Should the project move forward it could be the first Central City development go ahead under the city’s Inclusionary Zoning ordinance.

The Willamette Week wrote about opposition to new high rises, including the Riverplace Redevelopment, Fremont Place, New Omni and original proposal for Grand Belmont—much of which is coming from residents of nearby high rises.

The Oregonian looked at areas where height could be restricted as part of the Central City 2035 plan. Portland Architecture asked if the view corridor debate is civic activism or NIMBYism?

After 43 years, regulars said farewell to the Overlook Restaurant. The diner is being replaced by the Overlook apartments at 1332 N Skidmore St.

The Portland Tribune wrote about plans for the Portland River Center, which would replace the existing boathouse and add an interpretive center with educational and meeting spaces.

The Portland Mercury wrote about how the Oregon Constitution limits opportunities to leverage the $258 million housing bond passed by voters in 2016.

Weekly Roundup: Flatiron, Meier & Frank, Riverplace, and more

Flatiron

Construction is underway on Works Progress Architecture’s Flatiron Building

The DJC published photos of Flatiron, the under construction office building at N Mississippi & Cook whose shape is “reminiscent of the iconic Flatiron Building in New York City“.

Portland Architecture wrote about two proposals for two developments with buildings far taller than currently allowed: Kengo Kuma’s Riverplace Redevelopment; and the William Kaven proposal for the Post Office Redevelopment.

The Oregonian reported that Oregon State University will occupy the second floor of the re-purposed Meier & Frank Building.

The Business Tribune reported that Portland-based ZGF Architects was named the #1 ranked firm for sustainability in the nation by Architect magazine.

Weekly Roundup: Riverplace Redevelopment, Cook Security Group HQ, 7 Dees, and more

Riverplace Redevelopment

The Riverplace Redevelopment would include towers of up to 400′ tall.

The Willamette Week broke the news of the potential Riverplace Redevelopment, which could include 2,500 units, with 500 of them priced to be affordable for people making 80% of area median income. The project is being designed by Japanese architecture firm Kengo Kuma & Associates and Portland-based GBD Architects. To move forward the project will require the support of the Portland City Council for an increase in the allowable heights on the site. Mayor Wheeler has confirmed he supports the development.

The Business Tribune reported on the ground breaking for the Cook Security Group HQ at 9225 NE Cascades Parkway.

The NW Examiner wrote about the Fremont Place apartment development, and how it will affect views of the Fremont Bridge from the Fields Park.

The 7 Dees garden center at 6025 SE Powell is set to be redeveloped as a 3-story self-storage building, reports the Portland Tribune.

Portland Architecture spoke to Hennebery Eddy Architects founder Tim Eddy on the occasion of the firm’s 25th birthday.

In the past 10 years, the City of Portland has collected $390 million in Systems Development Charges paid by developers, writes the Business Tribune.