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 Slate. Future 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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