Office at 525 SE MLK approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a six story office building at 525 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, designed by Hacker architects. The 85′ tall building will include 5 retail spaces at the ground level.  The project is being developed in collaboration by Urban Development + Partners and Beam Development. 48 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided in the building. No on-site vehicular parking is proposed, however building tenants will have access to parking being built as part of the 550 SE MLK development, directly across the street.

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Metro Reports: 2135 NW 29th Ave, Neuberger Hall, 8608 N Lombard, and more

Site plan for 2135 NW 29th Ave by SERA Architects, as submitted for the project’s Pre-Application Conference in January

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hennebery Eddy Architects for a project at 808 SE Alder St:

Proposal is for a change in use, renovation and addition to an existing two (2) story concrete and wood frame structure with full basement previously used for storage. New proposed use is wet lab tenant spaces of group B occupancy and associated office space.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by LRS Architects to discuss a project at 15 NE Broadway:

Proposal to build a new multi-story automobile sales and service center on the existing property, with a ground floor automotive showroom facing NE Broadway and service entrance and reception off of NE Victoria Ave. Automotive service bay and parts storage will be below-grade, with vehicle inventory stored and displayed on upper floors.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hacker Architects to discuss the Neuberger Hall Renovation:

Renovate existing building, which includes updating and modifiying accessibility, fire, life, safety, deferred maintenance, program adjustment and facade improvements. While these renovations are taking place, they are proposing to use alternate sites to facilitate academic and staffing needs. (See separate PC 17-115464)

A project at 6449 SE 128th has been submitted for Type II Adjustment Review by Scott Edwards Architecture:

Adjustment to parking requirement for 15 unit affordable housing development with tuck under parking.

A project at 8145 SE 6th Ave has been submitted for Type II Adjustment Review:

Adjustmet to height 33.805 from 45′ to 55′ for the development of a new Apartment Building.

A project at 2135 NW 29th Ave has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review by SERA Architects:

Conditional Use Review to allow residential use in the EG1 zone. Project includes 15 row houses with 6 ADU’s

Conditional Use review for a mixed use development. Three separate mixed use buildings and a standalone retail building are proposed. A street vacation is requested for NW Roosevelt east of NW 30th Avenue. Approximately 350 to 400 units total are proposed and 150 to 200 parking spaces. Residential uses in the EG zone are only allowed through approval of a Conditional Use as per Chapter 33.815.130 of the Portland Zoning Code. Adjustment to height requirements for all proposed buildings.

A project at 8608 N Lombard St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Jones Architecture:

The proposed building is 4 stories tall with a basement. Mixed use with 30 residential units; ground level retail and parking.

A project at 2620 SW 1st Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Proposal for a six story market rate apartment building with 160 units, ground floor retail and 80 tuck under parking stalls.

A project at 829 N Russell St has been submitted for Type III Historic Resouce Review by Otak Architects:

5 story shared housing project with 78 micro-studios, with 4 parking spaces provided. Proposal includes 2 signs.

A project at 1825 NE 108th Ave has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review:

Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Map Amendment from R7 to R2, with Conditional Use Master Plan for expansion of existing assisted care living facility.

A project at 3608 NE Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story triplex; with garage on 1st floor; associated site work

A project at 2626 NE Dekum St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new three story apartment building with 14 units and associated site work (10 units and 4 SROs)

A project at 533 NE Dekum St has been submitted for building permit review by Architecture Building Culture:

New 4 story, 27 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A project at 1834 NW 25th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

Construct new 5 story 30 unit apartment building with no parking; 64 sf trash enclosure  see folder comments

A project at 1904 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review by Emerick Architects:

New 4-story mixed use building, ground floor commercial tenant space and trash room, upper floors 33 dwelling unit apartment, and associated site work

A project at 4732 N Albina Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Emerick Architects:

New 5 story apartment building with basement bike room, electrical room, water pump room and storage, 55 dwelling units with attached trash room and associated sitework

A project at 4509 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

30 unit, 4 story wood framed multi family apartment building with interior bike and trash rooms; on same lot with two existing apartment buildings – see folder comments

A project at 6800 NE Grand Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Architecture Building Culture:

New 4 story, 27 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

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: 1510 NE Multnomah St Phase II, 3403 N Mississippi, Cathedral Flats, and more

Site Plan for 1510 NE Multnomah St (Phase II) as presented to the City for the Pre-Application Conference in October 2016

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.

Design Advice has been requested by Holst Architects for 1510 NE Multnomah St (Phase II):

Proposal is to develop the existing parking east of Sears and the site currently occupied by Lloyd cinemas into a mixed use community.

The project has also been submitted for Type III Design Review:

Project is for new development on site currently occupied by Lloyd cinemas and the existing parking lot east of Sears into a mixed use community. It will include three “5-over-1” buildings that together contain 520 apartment units. Buildings 1 & 2 share underground parking facility for resident use only.

Early Assistance has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 2517 SE 82nd Ave:

New affordable housing projet (LIHTC awarded through 2016 OHCS): 4-story transit-oriented mixed-use multi-family residential w/48 low-income units, ground floor commercial, & 18 parking stalls.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the N Williams Center at 2156 N Williams Ave:

Proposal is to demolish 2 existing one story commercial buildings. Build new affordable apartment project, 55′ tall, 5 story, 66 units, 78,000 sf, plus 2 story, 4 units, 5,000 sf with basement bike parking; total 70 units, 83,000 sf, 32 spaces. Exist community service use to remain, thus inst. Dev. Stds, CU.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects for a project at 2135 NW 29th Ave:

Project will allow development to proceed with residential development prior to change in zoning from EG to R1 and EX. Project also includes a street vacation.

A project at 919 N Cook St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment review by Works Progress Architecture:

Request is for an adjustment to loading standard for (1) standard a space to (1) standard b space. New core and shell, development of 4-story wood frame construction over a 2-story concrete podium/daylight baement level for workspace. Proposed wholesale or industrial service use on upper levels and proposed retail or office and parking on lower levels. Two stairs and one elevator accesses each floor. Project to be costructed on vacant lot.

A project at 2034 NW 27th Ave has been submitted for a Type III Zoning Map Amendment:

Properties in question are located at 2638 nw wilson st and 2034 nw 27th ave. There are two warehouses on the property both of which will remaiin.The property has been included in the city’s mixed employment zoning project. Applicant wishes to pursue a zone change in compliance with the comp plan that will result in the same zoning designation for the property that the city has already proposed in the ME project.

A project at 3403 N Mississippi Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

New 6 story, 214 apartment building with 126 basement & 17 ground level parking stalls and 2400 GSF retail space

A project at 6917 N Charleston Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Crescent Custom Homes:

Construct new 3 story (4) unit apartment building with associated site work. 4.5 ft retaining wall

A project at 3325 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by Hacker Architects:

Construct new 4 story, 30 unit apartment building, trash area at main floor of building, includes associated site work

A project at 10734 NE Wygant St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story apartment building; three bedroom flats and townhouse style on top and associated site work as well as 87 sf trash enclosure

A project at 2502 SE 29th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

New 4-story, 50 unit, apartment building with basement garage and ground floor retail. Stormwater is proposed to be disposed of through stormwater planters at the south property line. Ground floor retail/coffee shop space is shell and restroom only, future tenant improvements under separate permit at a later date.

A project at 4806 SE 16th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of four level(three story plus basement) self-storage facility. Scope includes site improvements, parking and landscaping. S1 and B accessory use.

A project at 8045 SE 82nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story storage facility with 711 storage units, interior trash enclosure on main floor, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for the Cathedral Flats at 7228 N Burlington Ave:

Construct new 2 story (24 unit) apartment building with associated site work


This post originally identified the architects of 2502 SE 29th Ave as Otak. The post has been corrected to indicate that the architects for the project are William Wilson Architects.

Metro Reports: Framework, George Besaw Apartments, Block 45, and more

Block 45

Block 45, as presented to the Design Commission in October of this year

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Jones Architecture for a project at 8608 N Lombard St:

New mixed-use building.

Early Assistance has been requested by Portland Parks and Recreation for the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center at 4315 NW St Helens Rd:

Proposal at Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center. Planned improvements: 1) nature center with restrooms, 2)access drive and parking with ada spaces and bus parking; 3) trailhead and accessible pathways connect to forest park;4) street frontage improvements

Early Assistance has been requested by DECA Architecture for a project at 10414 NE Halsey St:

Proposal is to transform this two level structure (which is currently a hardware store and saddle shop with apartment unit on second level) to an urban winery with production, tasting room, offices and storage areas. Apartment unit with minor upgrades will stay as is.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Abbasi Design Works for a renovation of the Old Fire Station Property at 510 NW 3rd Ave:

Proposal is to renovate the existing historic fire station landmark building to retail and office space and construction of new on-grade parking.

A project at 2014 SE 11th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Hacker Architects:

New four story 26,500 gsf building providing 34 apartment units and 1,771 sf of retail space on the ground level.A central apartment entry courtyard is proposed to be shared as a ped/public amenity.

Block 45 has been submitted for Type III Design Review by LRS Architects and Lever Architecture:

Proposal is for a new 12-story building with 7,500 square feet of ground floor retail and approximately 240 residential units. Project is a mix of affordable and market rate housing. No parking is proposed.

A project at 1332 N Skidmore St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Holst Architecture:

2 new mixed-use buildings, 158 apartment units, 59 parking spaces with underground parking. 2 mods requested: parking area setbacks and landscaping; standards for all bicycle parking.

A project at 525 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Hacker Architects:

Proposal is for new construction of a six story building above ground with two levels of underground parking. There will be five levels of office space above one level of retail or restaurant use.

A project at 7119 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

New 4-story wood framed mixed use building including 232 unit apartment building with basement garage, and site improvement, interior trash room, shell commercial space(potential future restaurant)

Framework at 430 NW 10th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 12-story, mixed-use building; five floors of office and five floors of residential over ground floor retail; see comments re: review by State of Oregon Building Codes Division;

An excavation and shoring permit for the Oregon Convention Center Hotel has been submitted for review:

Excavation and shoring, underground utilities, stuctural foundations, vertical structure only, vertical fire protection standpipe at stairs

A building permit was issued to GBD Architects for the George Besaw Apartments at 2323 NW Savier St:

New construction of new mixed use 4 story apartment building containing 51 residential units, with retail and services on the ground floor

A building permit was issued for a project at 9779 SE Market St:

New building with atrium, offices for administration and music department; music area includes auditorium, music and choir classrooms, and restrooms with storage area at mezzanine level; administrative office area includes reception area, offices, conference rooms, restrooms, mezzanine level above includes larger conference room, alumni center and current storage area

 

Metro Reports: Tillamook Row, Riverplace Parcel 3, North18, and more

 

Riverplace Parcel 3

Riverplace Parcel 3, as presented to the Design Commission during the Design Advice phase in April

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 4775 N Lombard St:

26 new apartment units.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5419 SE Woodstock Blvd:

2 New, 2-story multi-family building.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker Architects for a project at 3325 SE Division St:

Demo existing structure and build a new 26,000 sq ft multi-family building.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3035 SE 92nd Ave:

Proposal is to build a 30 unit apartment building. Existing residence will be demolished.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by MCA Architects to discuss a project at NW 13th & Quimby St:

Pre-application conference to discuss new 5-story self storage facility.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 2537 SE 13th Ave:

Request to change zoning from R2 to R1, to accommodate a 4-unit condo project.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 3714 SW Macadam Ave:

Pre-application conference to discuss Block 40 South Waterfront – single block mixed use development divided into 2 parcels.

A project at 12315 SE Division St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by AAI Engineering:

Proposal is for a 112 sf of self-storage facility with associated parking, utilities and landscaping.

A project at 20 NE Tillamook St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Green Hammer:

Proposal is for a net zero energy 16-unit apartment complex developed in four buildings organized around a central courtyard and a commons buildiing. Project, named Tillamook Row, includes one, two and three bedroom units with covered bike parking and garbage/recycling as well as surface parking lot with seven parking spaces.

Riverplace Parcel 3 has been submitted for Type IIx Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

A 14-story and 6-story two-tower mixed-use structure with retail and amenity space on the first floor, approx 372 units and 180 garage parking spaces.

A project at 1331 NW 17th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

Proposal is for development of 3/4 block mixed-use multi-family residential buildinig with ground floor parking and one floor of below-grade structured parking.

North18 at 1134 NW 18th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by YBA Architects:

New 12-story mixed use building.

A project at 2212 SE Lambert St has been submitted for building permit review by EPR Design:

Construct new 3 story (5) unit apartment building with tucked under garages; associated site work

A project at 1428 SE 19th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

New construction of 3 story building with rooftop deck 13 residential units 8 (R2) 5407sf, 5(R1) 1703sf. 8 commercial unit 2(M) 510sf and 5(B) 770sf

A project at 7032 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story six plex, no parking, detached trash enclosure less than 120sf in area, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued to Jivanjee Circosta Architecture for a project at 5885 SW Macadam Ave:

New construction of 4 story multifamily building with 31 units(building 1) and 3 story multifamily building with 33 units (building 2) connected with 3 fl skybridge.With onsite parking, site improvements and site amenities

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for a project at 989 NE 61st Ave (formerly 6006 NE Holladay):

New 118,162 sf four story self storage building**with 15-280089-MT**

Metro Reports: Towne Storage, 177 SE 146th, 1206 SW 19th, and more

Towne Storage / Blake McFall Company Building

A building permit has been issued for the renovation of the Towne Storage / Blake McFall Company 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.

Design Advice has been requested by BKL/A Architecture for a project at 2104 NE 13th Ave:

New 3 story apartment complex – approximately 11 units.

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project at 1637 SE Nehalem St:

Proposal is for a new apartment building with 61 units and 17 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7925 N Jersey St:

Proposal is for maximum density six unit condo project with amenity bonus option to get the six units.

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project at 1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd: 

Proposal is for a new apartment building 39 units & 7 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 14708 NE Glisan St:

New 46 unit apartment complex.

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 222 SE 143rd Ave:

Development of a new 56 unit apartment complex –

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a project at 1715 NW Couch St:

New residential development project with approx. 200 units in six stories with one level of below grade parking accommodating approx 103 stalls commercial and residential.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by C2K Architecture to discuss a project at 1206 SW 19th Ave:

Construction of a new 15 story mixed use apartment building. 268 apt units with some ground floor commercial. Below grade parking approximately 150 spaces.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Magellan Architects to discuss a project at 14601 SE Division St:

Proposal is for a new self-storage building that is multilevel and approximately 85,000 sf.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by TVA Architects to discuss a project at 1650 NW Naito Parkway:

New 17 story mixed use apartment building, 292 living units, first floor retail and parking, underground parking approximately 189 spaces. . Property to be divided prior to development.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 2014 SE 11th Ave:

New 4 story 34 unit apartment building with 2000 SF of ground floor retail.

A project at 7180 N Leavitt Ave (previously 8432 N Syracuse St) has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

Construction of new 3 story multifamily apartment structure, surface parking, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sf, includes associated site work

An excavation and shoring permit has been submitted for the Modera Davis at 205 NW 10th Ave:

partial – excavation, shoring, concreate structure and structural embeds from two levels below grade to L13 (roof) also includes all utility connections and routing of utilities below the P2 slab (basement). and all plumbing installation to L13. includes grease interceptor

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for the renovation of the Towne Storage Building at 17 SE 3rd Ave:

Renovation of existing historic Town Storage building with a new roof top 6th floor addition

Building permits were issued to Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 177 SE 146th Ave (previously 201 SE 146th Ave):

Construct new 3 story (24 unit) apartment building with associated site work; new play area, sports field area, and parking lot building 1 of 6, building 100

Construct new 2 story (2 unit) apartment building with common area on main floor and laundry roombuilding 2 of 6, building 200

Construct new 3 story (11 unit) apartment building with trash room on main floor3 of 6 building, building 300

Construct new 3 story (24 unit) apartment building; 4 of 6 building, building 400

Construct new 3 story (12 unit) apartment building 5 of 6 building, building 500

Construct new 3 story (19 unit) apartment building with storage area on main floor6 of 6 building, building 600

A building permit was issued to Hacker architects for 9101 Foster:

4 story mixed use development with ground floor retail and 3 floors of apartments

Weekly Roundup: The Woodlark, 1127 SW Morrison, 5 MLK, and more

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Image of The Woodlark hotel, after renovation

Architect magazine released its top 50 firms of the year, with Portland-based ZGF Architects in the #1 place. Also on the list from Portland was Hacker, at #13. In the design rankings of nationwide firms Works Partnership came in at #5, ZGF at #7 and Hacker at #17.

A single story commercial building at SW 12th & Morrison is about to be demolished, reports the Portland Business Journal. The building will make way for the 1127 SW Morrison office building.

The DJC reported on how “Sellwood growth stirs residents“*. Projects planned or under construction in the neighborhood include Spokane.137119 SE Milwaukie, Galaxie Lofts and Sellwood Bridgehead.

Knot Springs Spa & Fitness has opened in the Burnside Bridgehead tower Yardaccording to the Portland Business Journal. The 11,500 sq ft facility “offers monthly memberships as well as services by appointment”.

The Oregonian reported that ‘Top Chef’ finalist Doug Adams will be opening a restaurant named Bullard in The Woodlarkthe Downtown hotel that be created in the Hotel Cornelius and Woodlark building. Existing business Johnny Sole, currently located at the site, will close according to the Portland Business Journal.

City Observatory asked if inclusionary zoning in Portland is “a good way to provide more affordable housing, or will it actually worsen the constrained housing supply that’s a big cause of higher rents?”

The Portland Business Journal wrote that the Portland Development Commission has agreed to spend a further $1 million to demolish the feed mill building at Centennial Mills. Current plans still envision the retention of the iconic flour mill.

An investigation by The Oregonian covered how Commissioner Saltzman withdrew the award of city owned land and funding for Meta Housing’s Creators Collective project, and instead gave it to Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives Inc, for their King Parks project.

The Abigail, the latest affordable housing development in the Pearl, had a grand opening on Friday. The 155-unit apartment building includes 128 units for families making between 30 and 60 % of area median family income.

Places over Time wrote about the latest iteration of 5 MLK in “How I Learned to Stop Being and Architect and Design by Committee.”

The Foster Powell blog wrote about the 131 Units of Housing Coming to Foster at 5811 SE Boise, with more on the way at other sites.

The Portland Business Alliance endorsed the city’s affordable housing bond as an “important part of the equation to address housing affordability in Portland,” reports the Portland Business Journal.

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Under Construction: The Field Office (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on December 18th 2015.

Construction has started the Field Office, a pair of 6 story office buildings planned for Northwest Portland. The two building development by Hacker architects for developer Project^ will total 304,530 sq ft,  including 7,086 sq ft of ground floor retail space. Landscaping by Lango Hansen will feature prominently in the design, with carve outs at the upper level of the building that create “high parks”. Parking for 355 cars will be provided in a below grade parking garage spanning beneath both buildings. 270 of the spaces will be provided in a mechanized parking system. 96 bike parking spaces will be provided, with adjacent locker rooms.

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Weekly Roundup: Overlook Pointe fire, 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, Field Office, and more

10th & Yamhill Smart Park

Conceptual image of a renovated 10th & Yamhill Smart Park garage (image by FFA Architecture & Interiors)

The Portland Development Commission received three offers for Centennial Mills, according to The Oregonian. All three offers, valued at $1,000, $100,000 and $3.45 million, were rejected. The redevelopment agency will now consider “how/whether to reengage the market”.

The DJC reported that the under construction Overlook Pointe condominium development at 5425 N Minnesota Ave was burned down in a fire* early Wednesday morning.

The PDC voted to sell property at 1053–1201 NW Naito Parkway to The Wolff Company for $9 million. The Oregonian reported that the developer plans to build 340 apartments on the site, 68 of which would be affordable for at least 10 years.

KGW covered the 1,200 apartments coming to the area in and around the Con-way Masterplan area in NW Portland. Construction is underway on Blocks 294E and 295E and the Leland James Buildingwhich are following on from the LL Hawkins and Slabtown MarketplaceImmediately outside of the masterplan area is Q21, which is nearing completion.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the “new mood in Chinatown“, which after decades of divestment might be seeing a change in its fortunes. The Society Hotel opened last year, and will soon be joined by the newly renovated Mason Erhman Building Annex, Overland Warehouse Company Building and Grove Hotel.

The Portland Mercury profiled Swift Real Estate Partners, the San Francisco Investment Firm that is “Snatching Up Old Town Real Estate“. The company’s acquisitions include the New Market Theatera historic building adjacent to the Skidmore Fountain that could receive a significant addition.

Project^’s Field Office will create a “300,000-square-foot urban campus“, according to the Portland Business Journal. Construction recently started on the Hacker-designed buildings at NW Front and 17th.

More than 1,000 people applied for the 65 housing units available to people displaced from North and Northeast Portland, according to The Oregonian.

The City is planning a $25 million renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, according to the Portland Business Journal. The scope of the project will include addressing seismic and ADA deficiencies in the existing structure.

Three new surf shops are set to open in the next year, reports The Oregonian. These include Cosube, which will open in Slate at the Burnside Bridgehead, and Leeward Northwest Surf & Sea, which will open in New New Crusher Court at 2450 NE Sandy Blvd.

According to the Portland Business Journal, furniture retailer Room & Board will open next year in the Pearl District’s newly renovated Fisk Tire Company Building.

The Business Tribune wrote about a day in the life of the team at OHSU working on the Knight Cancer Research Building.

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