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the news that a proposal for music venue at 2034 NW 27th Ave, which would have had a capacity of up to 3,000, has been withdrawn.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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Weekly Roundup: Bureau Assignments, Transition at Holst, Projects that Defined 2016, and more

Portland Japanese Garden Kengo Kuma

The Portland Japanese Garden Expansion by Kengo Kuma, which Portland Architecture chose as one of the projects that defined 2016

Portland new Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the new City Council bureau assignments, giving himself the Portland Housing Bureau, the Portland Development Commission and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The mayor gave new Commissioner Chloe Eudaly the Bureau of Development Services. The DJC covered the reaction* from some of Portland’s well known developers.

The Portland Business Journal published images of Moovel’s new headquarters inside the renovated Overland Warehouse Company building.

Eater PDX reported that Danwei Canting has opened in the 811 Stark building.

After 25 years in business, Holst Architecture announced a transition in the ownership of the firm.

The Portland Business Journal reported on the sale of an office building at 1500 NE Irving St to Swift Real Estate Partners. A new four story 60 unit apartment building is currently planned on the site of the  building’s surface parking lot.

Portland Architecture wrote about the projects that defined 2016, including: the Swift headquarters at 1638 NW Overton Stthe Japanese Garden expansionPortland Art Museum’s Rothko Pavilion; Burnside Bridgehead developments Slate and Yardthe renovation of the former Oregonian building at 1320 Broadway; and many more.

The Business Tribune looked at plans by developer Project^ for the Field Office in Northwest Portland.

Portland Parks & Recreation has begun design work for the “North Reach” of the South Waterfront Greenway. BikePortland looked at the different concepts being studied.

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Weekly Roundup: 9101 Foster, 1725 SE Tenino, Hotel Chamberlain, and more

9101 SE Foster

9101 Foster by Hacker

A gas explosion in NW Portland destroyed the 110 year old Wilfred & Gustav Burkhardt Building, and caused significant damage to nearby buildings including Allied Works’ Ann Sacks Residence at 2281 NW Glisan St. The explosion happened after an underground gas pipeline was struck by a subcontractor performing pre-construction work at the site of the future Restoration Hardware.

The DJC wrote about the partnership* between Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners, who first collaborated on the Central Eastside building SlateFuture projects include the adaptive reuse of the Hotel Chamberlain at 509 SE Grand Ave, a 13-story mixed-use development at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, and a mid-rise creative office building at 525 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Construction finished over the summer at Milwaukie Way, the Westmoreland retail development that wraps around Relish gastropub. The Portland Business Journal took a look at how it turned out.

Eater reported that Catalan restaurant Can Font will open a second location, in the ground floor of the Cosmopolitan on the Park.

The Oregonian reported that modern Mexican restaurant Alto Bajo will open early next year in the Hi Lo Hotel.

The Portland Mercury reported that Sellwood burger restaurant Mike’s Drive-In is likely to be replaced by new apartments. Developer UDG recently requested Early Assistance for a 78 unit residential building at 1725 SE Tenino St.

Portland Architecture discussed the design of Portland Art Museum’s proposed Rothko Pavilion with museum director Brian Ferriso.

The Portland Business Journal reported that a groundbreaking ceremony for 9101 Foster was planned for Sunday. The PDC developed building in Lents Town Center will include 54 apartments–16 of which will be affordable housing–and 9,000 sq ft of retail space.

Kevin Howard of Northwest Self Storage wrote in the Portland Business Journal about the boom and the impending bust of self-storage facilities in Portland.

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Weekly Roundup: Rothko Pavilion, Alphabet District Downzoning, 5035 NE Sandy, and more

Rothko Pavilion

The Portland Art Museum’s Rothko Pavilion

The Oregonian reported on Portland Art Museum’s multimillion-dollar expansion. The Rothko Pavilion will connect the museum’s two existing buildings, which are currently only joined below ground. Places Over Time took a look at Vinci Hamp Architects’ design for the structure.

The Business Tribune wrote about a request by the Northwest District Association to downzone parts of the Alphabet Historic District, which would reduce the amount of housing that could be built in the area. According to the paper it would “kill” plans to build a 160-unit project at 1727 NW Hoyt St, which “would provide 60 years of affordability for seniors making $15,000 or less.”

The DJC wrote about plans by Oregon Democrats to “introduce a package of legislation next year to lift a ban on rent control and provide new protections to tenants facing eviction.” *

The Portland Business Journal wrote about the developers lining “up to back Portland’s affordable housing measure“.

Despite not having an approved design, a ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Multnomah County Central Courthousereported the Business Tribune. The building is scheduled to go in front of the Historic Landmarks Commission for approval on October 24th.

Venerable Properties has released details of what will replace Der Rheinlander at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd. A new “multi-specialty health care center” owned by The Portland Clinic will be built on the site, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The Central Eastside’s newest coworking space has opened in Slatereported the Portland Business Journal. CENTRL Office will occupy 22,000 sq ft of space across two floors of the Burnside Bridgehead building.

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