Design Commission approves Mixed Income Housing at SW Park & Columbia (images)

The Design Commission has approved a mixed income residential development at SW Park and Columbia. The 7 story building by GBD Architects for developer BPM Real Estate Group will include 73 residential units. One third of the units will be designated as affordable to those earning 80% of area Median Family Income (MFI) or less. Parking for 11 cars and 111 bicycles (including 2 oversize bicycles) will be provided.

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Focus: 33 Affordable Housing Developments Planned for Portland (images)

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments, currently under construction in the Central Eastside.

Last December the Portland Housing Bureau delivered its second annual State of Housing Report to the City Council. The report noted the many challenges facing Portland, including that in 2016 “data indicates that housing affordability in Portland in the last year has gotten worse, an issue that is disproportionately impacting low-income residents, Communities of Color, seniors, and individuals with disabilities”. Nonetheless, the report also looked at what the Bureau is doing to address these issues, including: gaining voter-approval of a $258 million Affordable Housing Bond; passage of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance; increasing urban renewal funding dedicated to affordable rental housing; and dedicating short-term rental revenue tax to affordable rental housing.

The report listed nearly 1,900 affordable housing units in the production pipeline, split between 33 developments. Next Portland is re-publishing the entire list, along with images and information about the architect / developer where we have it.

Some buildings on the list are exclusively reserved for lower income people, while others include a mix of market rate units and subsidized affordable units. Figures for levels of affordability, expressed as number of units reserved for individuals or families at a percentage of Area Median Income (AMI), are taken from the Housing Bureau Report. Buildings that include market units are only receiving city funding towards the affordable units. Note that this list does not contain any buildings which will be required to provide affordable housing as part of the newly passed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (which came into effect this month); any future projects funded through the voter approved affordable housing bond; any developments that are funded without the help of the Portland Housing Bureau; or any developments that have been allocated funding since the publication of the report late last year.

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Metro Reports: 5 MLK, 120 SE Clay, SW Park and Columbia, and more

5 MLK, as presented to the Design Commission at its third Design Advice hearing

Early Assistance has been requested by Polyphon Architecture & Design for a project at 3441 SE Gladstone St:

Demo East Apartment building and develop 2, 7 unit apartments and 6 townhomes . 10 parking spaces provided.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6025 SE Powell Blvd:

Proposal is for new construction of a three story self storage building that will have 900 units, parking, utilities and landscaping.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 2620 SW 1st Ave:

New 6-story market-rate apartment building with 120 units, ground floor retail, and basement parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by TVA Architects to discuss a project at 1327 NW 19th Ave:

Proposal is for a new 6-story, multi-family residential development with studio and one-bedroom apartments (82 units total) w/ground floor retail. Possible adjustment needed for loading standards.

A project at 33 N Fargo St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New 5-story apartment building, with ground floor retail and underground parking

A project at 25 NE 122nd Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Proposal is for a mixed use project including a commercial clinic and 176 residential apartments. The apartments will consist of a mix of transitional housing studios and single room occupancy units and will provide housing opportunities for medically fragile clients. Parking will be below grade for approx. 75 spaces. Ground floor and level two to contain the clinic program.

A project at 1638 W Burnside St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Proposal is for a new 8-story, mixed-use building with 134-units of residential apartments and commecial development. (See PC 16-231735 and DA 16-258120.)

A project at SW Park and Columbia has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

Proposal is for a 7 story apartment building.

5 MLK has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Gerding Edlen Development:

Mixed use building with 15,000 sf of ground floor retail; 112,000 sf of office space on floors 2-6; 220 apartment units on floors 7-17; 160 below-grade parking stalls, and associated amenity and support areas.

A project at NW 15th and Overton has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Vallaster Corl Architects:

New 7-story mixed use building. 55,000 square feet of floor area, 68 residential uits and 28 structured parking spaces are proposed. The entrance to the parking is on NW 15th. There are three office spaces on the ground floor facing NW Overton. There is a Lot Confirmation completed to reestablish the line between lots 6 & 7 and lots 2 & 3 to create the 10,000 square foot site (16-186955PR). 5 modifications.

A project at 5505 SE 17th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story, 6 unit apartment building on lot with existing apartment building to include site utilities and landscaping, detached retaining wall

A project at 602 NE Prescott St has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

New construction of one story 1465 sf building for rehearsal studio at east elevation; and 4 foot retaining wall

A project at 240 NE Columbia Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new Carl’s Jr. building with detached trash enclosure under separte permit (16-286322-co).

A building permit was issued to Myhre Group Architects for a project at 2405 N Vancouver Ave:

New multi family 5 level, 54 unit apartment building over a below grade parking garage

A building permit was issued for a project at 2309 SE 11th Ave (formerly 2311 SE 11th Ave):

New 6 unit apartment complex with eco roof and attached trash enclosure

A building permit was issued for a project at 686 SE Spokane St (formerly 634 SE Spokane St):

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 120 SE Clay St:

Construct new 3 story office building with basement level parking, rooftop deck and green roof, associated site work included

Metro Reports: 21 Astor, 710 E Burnside, SW Park & Columbia, and more

21 Astor, designed by FFA Architecture for Robert Ball Companies

21 Astor, designed by FFA Architecture for Robert Ball Companies

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.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled and Design Advice requested by GBD Architects for a project at SW Park and Columbia:

8-story multi family 100-110 unit residential project with 33% affordable housing.

A demolition permit was issued for the existing structure at 710 E Burnside St:

Demolish/deconstruct existing restaurant building, cap sewer, remove all debris *** non-residential comprehensive plan designation. Not subject to 35-day demolition delay. ***

A project at 5454 NE 14th Pl has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story apartment building to include 15 dwelling units. Main floor to include parking garage and bike parking and associated site work.

A project at 9525 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 2 story (7 unit) apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued to FFA Architecture + Interiors for a 21 Astor at 921 NW 21st Ave:

New 4 story mixed use building, (2) ground floor retail spaces and (31) parking spaces, 27 apartment units on floors 2-4.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1526 N Holman St:

Construct new 3 story (6) unit apartment building; with associated site work; detached trash enlosure less than 120 sq ft