Weekly Roundup: Porter Hotel, Towne Storage Building, Providence Park, and more

Construction is well underway on the Porter Hotel in Downtown

The Portland Chronicle wrote about the demolition of a 1930 funeral home. The site at 80 NE 14th Ave is being redeveloped as a six-story mixed-use building containing 190 residential units.

Eater PDX reported that Touché Restaurant was set to close this Sunday after 20 years in the Pearl. The historic firehouse that housed the restaurant will be renovated as part of the Modera Glisan development.

The Portland Business Journal reported that software company Autodesk will move 200 employees from Lake Oswego to the Towne Storage Building in the Central Eastside.

The DJC wrote about the massive number of new hotel rooms coming online, including at the AC Hotel, Convention Center Hotel, The Woodlark and The Porter.  If all hotel projects currently proposed get built they “would expand Central Portland’s room count by 35 percent by 2020.”*

The Oregonian reported that the Portland Timbers’ proposed expansion of Providence Park drew City Council support at a hearing held last week.

As Esco Corp. winds down operations in NW Portland The Oregonian reported that its 15 acre site is being prepared for redevelopment.

Portland for Everyone wrote about the eleven bills aimed at tackling housing prices that are still alive in the legislature.

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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

Metro Reports: Madison High School, Towne Storage, 2211 NW York St and more

Madison High School

Concept for a modernized Madison High School, by Opsis Architecture + Dao Architecture

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Early Assistance has been requested for the Madison High School Modernization project:

CU master plan for Madison High School modernization.

Early Assistance has been requested by BAMA Architecture and Design for a project at 15215 SE Powell Blvd:

Demo and rebuild new residential care facility – 25 beds – no parking on site

The renovation of the Towne Storage Building by LRS Architects has been submitted for building permit review:

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

A project at 6003 SW Virginia Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new, 3 story, 19 unit apartment building, no parking, trash room is at interior ground floor, includes associated site work

A project at 6349 NE 27th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Mackenzie:

Construct new, 2 story office building with covered porch and accessible ramp at north elevation, includes offices, conference rooms, restrooms, break room with sink and dishwasher, associated site work included

A project at 2211 NW York St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 113,479 GSF, six story self storage facility, demo permit to be applied later

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for a project at 3011 NE Killingsworth St (formerly 3009 NE Killingsworth St):

New mixed use building – four floors of apartments with retail component on ground level, 30 units total

A building permit was issued for a project at 13643 E Burnside St (formerly 13641 E Burnside St):

Construct new 1 story six plex; with associated site work; 3 detached trash areas less than 120 sf

Renovation of Towne Storage building approved (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved designs for the renovation and expansion of the Blake McFall Company building, commonly known as the Towne Storage building. The project by LRS Architects for Sentinel Development and Westport Capital Partners will adapt the existing building for creative office space, with a restaurant space at the ground floor. As part of the project the unreinforced masonry building will receive a seismic upgrade.

Towne Storage / Blake McFall Company Building

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Metro Reports: Pearl Block 26, Towne Storage Building, Grant High School and more

Towne Storage

The proposed renovation of the Towne Storage Building, also known as the Blake McFall Company Building

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

LRS Architects have requested Design Advice for Block 26 at NW 14th & Raleigh:

Design Advice Request to discuss a Type III Design Review for a proposed new 12-story residential development with 93 affordable dwelling units. The ground floor will include 18 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd:

Early Assistance appt to discuss the proposed mixed use bldg; 2-4 stories, with ground floor retail or office uses.

Mahlum Architects have requested Early Assistance for the Grant High School Modernization project:

Modernization of existing Grant Highschool, entire facility. Partial demo, full remodel.

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for a portion of the work at the Towne Storage Builidng at 17 SE 3rd Ave:

Interior demolition and structural upgrade, no exterior or site work improvements included – structural upgrade/ seismic strengthening to ASCE 41-13 in preparation for future change of occupancy. No occupancy during construction.

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 5030 SE Stephens St (previously 1916 SE 50th Ave):

Construct new 4 story 83 unit apartment building with underground parking; associated site work

Metro Reports: Hoyt Street Yards Block 20, Worldmark by Wyndham, Burnside Delta and more

Worldmark by Wyndham

The Worldmark by Wyndham, as presented to the Historic Landmarks Commission in January

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

The City of Portland has requested Design Advice for the renovation of the Portland Building:

Preservation and renovation of the Portland Building.

YBA Architects have requested Design Advice for a project at 1134 NW 18th Ave:

Proposal is for mixed use development with retail space on ground floor, a row of townhomes and at-grade double height car parking with stacking semi-automated parking system.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2515 SE 41st Ave:

12 unit residential building, will need new sewer.

Tahran Architecture & Planning have requested Early Assistance for a project at 5325 NE Irving St:

Demolish home and build new attached condos (7 units total).

SERA Architects have requested Early Assistance related to the Worldmark by Wyndham at 221 SW Naito Parkway:

Early Assistance Meeting, as follow-up to Pre-Application Conference EA 14-2178.37 for a Type III Historic Resources Review for 6-story, 67,000 sqare foot, 70′ tall building for vacation ownership units.

Boora Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project on Block 20 of the Hoyt Street Yards property in the Pearl:

Project proposal is for a high-rise condo building.

SERA Architects have applied for a Conditional Use Review and Design Review for a hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave:

Conditional Use Review for 15 story, 221 room hotel. See EA 15-210283 for information.

New construction of 15 floor hotel.

A Design Review application has been submitted for a project at 10506 E Burnside St:

50-unit mid rise apartment complex. Ground level tuck under parking and additional surface parking.

The Burnside Delta by Vallaster Corl Architects has been submitted for Design Review:

new 7-story building with some ground-level retail and a total of 85 residential units. The ground level will include 56 bicycle parking spaces and 18 vehicle parking spaces. 7 modifications outlined in application.

Jones Architecture have submitted a renovation of the Fisk Tire Company Building at 1236 NW Flanders St for Historic Resource Review:

Changes include a new loading dock, replacment of all existing window panels, new stroefront entrance doors, new roofing on existing entry canopy, new ada lift and new exterior lighting. Loading dock replacment and expansion will be in the ROW

LRS Architects have submitted a renovation of the Towne Storage Building at 17 SE 3rd Ave for Historic Resource Review:

Core/shell renovation to historic building for creative offices and retail

A building permit is under review for a project at 5606 N Greeley Ave:

New 2 story 4-plex, slightly sloped lot with associated site work

A building permit was issued to Design Department Architecture for the conversion of a building at 930 SE Sandy Blvd:

Change of occupancy from F-1 to A-2. Interior demolition and new walls to reduce existing kitchen and alter sales area to dining area, (2) ADA bathrooms. Exterior work: new parapet at west property line.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at  8510 N Ivanhoe:

New construction. Three story 20-unit apartment building. New 550sf gross bike and trash enclosure on west side of the lot

Weekly Roundup: 12 story wood building, Towne Storage, Zidell Blocks 4 & 6, and more

The proposed 12 story wood building by Beneficial State Bank at 430 NW 10th

The proposed 12 story wood building by Beneficial State Bank at 430 NW 10th

The Oregonian reported that a planned 12 story tall wood building at 430 NW 10th in the Pearl has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The building by Lever Architecture for Beneficial State Bank will utilize Cross Laminated Timber, a structural system that has been proven elsewhere but has been little used in the USA. The USDA grant will help in covering the cost of getting the system approved under the building codes in place in Oregon.

Eater PDX reported that Northwest Portland institution Besaw’s will reopen in time for the holidays, at the LL Hawkins apartment building on Conway Block 296.

At Portland Architecture Brian Libby looked into the fate of Centennial Mills, and asked whether it will be the next historic landmark in Portland to be demolished.

The Portland Business Journal published the first renderings of Zidell Blocks 4 and 6. The two office buildings by Lever Architecture / GBD Architects are scheduled to go before the Design Commission for Design Advice this coming Thursday.

A major renovation and seismic upgrade is planned for the Towne Storage Building. The Portland Business Journal reported that the project will create over 100,000 sq ft of creative office space. A story in the Portland Mercury noted that 52 existing business and 180 renters with mini storage units will be evicted from the building.

A redevelopment of the former Premier Press building at 1440 Hoyt will add 4 new floors to the building, reported the Portland Business Journal. When complete the project will include 75,000 sq ft of Class A office space. A Design Review hearing for the project is scheduled for October 1st.

Mayor Hales is “bullish” on plans to buy the Post Office site in the Pearl, reported KOIN. Conceptual ideas for how the site might be developed were recently released as part of the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan.

Construction is underway on the remodel of the building formerly home to The Oregonian, originally designed by noted architect Pietro Belluschi. When reopened 1320 Broadway will include areas with ceilings up to 28′ high, reported The Portland Business Journal.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published construction photos of Riverscape Lot 8.

The Portland Habilitation Center recently completed work on an apartment complex at 17199 SE Division St, reports the Portland Tribune. By keeping costs low, the buildings were built for $65,000 a unit; far below the $200,000 a unit cost typically associated with publicly funded affordable housing. In the article Rob Justus of the PHC asks why the Portland Housing Bureau hasn’t gotten behind their alternative method for delivering affordable housing.