Weekly roundup: Convention Center Hotel, the Portland Building, Post Office Redevelopment and more

The Convention Center Hotel

The Convention Center Hotel

An article in Portland Monthly asked whether South Waterfront is ‘Portland’s Next Great Neighborhood?’

Portland Architecture visited the Radiator Building, the first of three buildings at One North to be completed.

A bill intended to clear the way for the Convention Center Hotel has headed to Governor Kate Brown’s desk. The project is currently undergoing Design Advice.

An overhaul of the Portland Building to address seismic and water issues is now estimated at $175 million.

The Portland Mercury asked whether the PDC is going to lose $500,000 on the Post Office Redevelopment — again.

GRAY magazine looked at COLAB’s Ankeny Lofts.

Howl and Growl Filling Station is coming to the Waterline Apartments.

The NW Examiner had an in depth look [PDF] at the recently completed Stadium Fred Meyer.

Weekly Roundup: Oregon Square, Lents Town Center and more

GBD Architects' Oregon Square

GBD Architects’ Oregon Square

  • The Design Commission offered Design Advice on Oregon Square to GBD Architects. The project by American Assets Trust will redevelop a superblock in the Lloyd District, with 4 new buildings of 10-32 floors.
  • The Historic Landmarks Commission offered Design Advice on the Worldmark by Wyndham building to SERA Architects.
  • The City Council backed a plan by the Portland Housing Bureau to commit $20 million for affordable housing in North and Northeast Portland.
  • Zidell Yards was the subject of an email accidentally sent to OPB news and published by the Oregonian. The PDC and the Zidell family are currently negotiating on whether the Zidell property should include affordable housing. The Portland Housing’s Bureau’s preferred location is Riverplace Parcel 3, which the Portland Tribune wrote about in the article “Can South Waterfront be made affordable?
  • Portland Monthly reported that Providore Fine Foods and Pastaworks are scheduled to open this fall in The Shore, an under construction project by Guerrilla Development on NE Sandy Blvd.
  • The PDC has selected developers for 6 of the 12 acres of property in owns in Lents Town Center. Property #1 and #2 are to be developed by Palindrome Communities. The south portion of Property #3 is to be developed by Williams & Dame, with the north portion by ROSE CDC. Asian Health & Services Center and REACH CDC are the selected developer for Property #4.
  • The first office tenants are moving into Washington High School, an adaptive reuse project by Venerable Properties. The Oregonian was there to take photos.
  • Portland Monthly had a look at Ancient Heritage’s new creamery, set to open this May in the 626 SE Main building.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of the two houses set to be demolished on NE Glisan St, for the Treece & Lambert Apartments by Barry R Smith Architect.
  • The Oregonian visited the Stadium Fred Meyer on West Burnside, the remodel of which is nearing completion.