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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Tower at 550 SE MLK receives Design Advice (images)

A mixed use tower at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The 13 story building is being designed by Works Progress Architecture, and will contain retail, hotel and residential uses. The hotel will operate under the same management as the neighboring Chamberlain Hotel, a historic building that will undergo a separate renovation. The project is being developed in collaboration by Urban Development + Partners and Beam Development.

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Weekly Roundup: 9101 Foster, 1725 SE Tenino, Hotel Chamberlain, and more

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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 SlateFuture 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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Under Construction: NW 21st & Irving Apartments (Images)

This is an updated version of a post written by Kurt Sevits, and originally published on December 3rd 2015.

Construction has started on the NW 21st & Irving Apartments, a 4-story mixed use building by Emerick Architects for Urban Development Partners. Plans call for 57 residential units over 10,722 sq. feet of ground-floor commercial space. Being situated in the historic Alphabet District of Northwest Portland, the development required a review by the Historic Landmarks Commission.

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Weekly Roundup: 3rd & Taylor, Overland Warehouse, Osprey Apartments, and more

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The proposed hotel at 3rd & Taylor, which will be located on the site currently occupied by the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple

In “Downtown Duo” the Business Tribune reported on the two buildings planned for a single Downtown block: the recently approved hotel at 3rd & Salmonand the adjacent office building at 3rd & Taylor, which is currently going through Design Review.

Portland Architecture had a look inside the renovated 1320 Broadway building, formerly home to The Oregonian. The Portland Business Journal reported that D+H Financial Technologies have signed a lease for 45,600 sq ft of office space in the building, leaving just two spaces left for rent.

Moovel North America will move into the Overland Warehouse Company Buildingthe Old Town building that once housed strip club Magic Gardens. The building is currently being renovated by Urban Development + Partners.

The DJC wrote about the ongoing efforts* at the Lloyd Center to redefine what it “means to be a 21st-century mall”. As well as a major renovation to the skating rink and main entry, it includes turning the former cinema into creative office space, which will be leased by Providence Health Services.

The Portland Mercury reported that developers have sued the City over the methodology it uses to determine Parks System Development Charges.

The DJC published photos of the Osprey Apartmentsunder construction on South Waterfront Block 37.

The renovation and expansion of PSU School of Business Administration has reached a halfway point, according to an article in the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how Portland’s newest maker space is taking shape in the Iron Fireman Building.

The Oregonian reported that Portland Public Schools are pausing on the $750 million construction bond, and now intend to go to the voters in May 2017, rather than November 2016 as originally planned.  If passed, the bond would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High School, Madison High School and Benson High School.

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Weekly Roundup: Framework, Park Avenue West, Block 75 Phase II and more

The 12 story Framework building by Lever Architecture, planned for a site as NW 11th & Glisan in the Pearl

The 12 story Framework building by Lever Architecture, planned for a site at NW 10th & Glisan in the Pearl

In an article titled “Wooden Buildings as Strong as Steel” Newsweek wrote about how Portland is leading the nation in the adoption of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT). The article includes quotes from Ben Kaiser of PATH, architect and developer of Carbon12and Thomas Robinson of Lever who is the architect for Framework in the Pearl and Albina Yard.

An article and photo gallery in the Portland Business Journal showed how CLT is made. Riddle-based D.R. Johnson Lumber Co is currently the only domestic lumber mill certified as capable of producing the wood panels.

The Portland Business Journal covered Block 75 Phase IIthe next high-rise building planned for the Burnside Bridgehead. The Works Partnership designed building is the latest partnership between Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners.

The Oregonian noted that a Travel Portland found that hotel prices have soared since 2010. The rising rates have led to a hotel construction boom, as Next Portland covered last year.

Construction is underway on the expansion of the SERA designed NW Portland International HostelIn a story about the project KGW wrote that the hostel is trying “to keep up with the booming tourism in the Rose City”.

The Portland City Council approved a realignment to the route of the proposed extension of SW Bond between the Tilikum Crossing and SW River Parkway. The extension, which will begin construction this year, allows OHSU projects including the Knight Cancer Research Building to move head.

The first residential tenants are moving into Park Avenue Westreported the Portland Business Journal. The TVA Architects designed building is now the fourth tallest building in Portland.

The Portland Development Commission is increasing its contribution to projects in Lents by $6.3 million, according to the Portland Business Journal. The projects include the Asian Health and Services Center by Holst Architecture, Oliver Station by Ankrom Moisan Architects and 9101 SE Foster Rd by Hacker Architects. The developers behind Oliver Station have gained control of the Chevron station at SE 92nd and Foster, enabling the project to occupy the full block.

Commissioner Steve Novick wrote about an idea that is rapidly gaining traction as a way to bring affordability back to Portland’s neighborhoods. “Missing middle housing” is new term for old styles of development, currently prohibited in most of Portland, at a density between that of single family detached houses and large mid-rise apartment buildings. These include housing types such as rowhomes, courtyard apartments, triplexes, built to the same height and scale as single-family homes.

A post at Portland Shoupistas asked if the PDC’s $26 million garage at the Convention Center Hotel  will be a money maker or a money loser. Though planned as  revenue generator, the post points out that “just to break even, this garage will need to generate more than $12 per space every day of every year for 20 years, starting in 2020.”

KOIN reported that “Ivy Island may not be ‘gateway’ to St. Johns for long“. A street vacation in the St Johns neighborhood was approved this week. The vacation will allow the mixed use Union at St Johns building by Jones Architecture to move ahead, while creating a safer road layout.

 

Under Construction: Concordia Student Housing (images)

Construction has started on the Concordia Student Housing in the Vernon neighborhood of NE Portland. The project by Works Partnership for developer Urban Design + Partners will be used as residential dorms for students of Concordia University, located a 20 minute walk away. It will include 34 residential units, split between 14 studios, 15 one bedroom units and 6 two bedroom units. 9 car parking spaces will be provided in a tuck under parking area, and 44 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided in a secure bike room as well as in the units.

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Design Advice offered for NW 21st and Irving Apartments (images)

Design Advice has been offered by the Historic Landmarks Commission to Emerick Architects for a proposed mixed use building at 635 NW 21st Avenue. The 4 story building by Urban Development Partners will include approximately 57 residential units, with a mix of studios, one and two bedroom apartments. 62 car parking spaces would be located in a below grade garage, and 65 bicycle parking spaces would be located in two secure bike rooms. A 10,600 sq ft retail space is proposed at the ground level, which could potentially be divided for multiple tenants.

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Mixed use building to replace Gypsy Lounge

Emerick Architects and Urban Design Partners have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference [PDF] to discuss a new 4 story mixed-use building at 635 NW 21st Ave. The proposed building will include approximately 57 residential units and 62 below-grading parking spaces. A 10,600 sq ft ground-floor retail space would front onto the corner of NW 21st Ave and Irving St. A 15′ building setback is proposed at the corner in order to preserve a heritage elm tree.

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Metro Reports: Conway Offices, Concordia Student Housing, Crawford & Charleston apartments and more

The Ballou & Wright building in 1986. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Ballou & Wright building in 1986. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Lever Architecture have requested Design Advice for the renovation of the Ballou & Wright Building at 1010 NW Flanders St:

Renovation of existing 5-story historical building with basement: new roofhouse penthouse, new interior communicating stairway from basement to roof, removal and replacement of restrooms at each floor, and structural upgrades.

GBD Architects have requested early assistance for two buildings at 3121 SW Moody Ave on the Zidell Yards in South Waterfront:

Two new office buildings. Site is a brownfield and improvements involve the construction of new roads and utilities.

Works Partnership have requested early assistance for Urban Development Partners’ Concordia Student Housing at 1616 NE Killingsworth:

New 4 story mixed use building ground floor residential upper floors residential.

Stack Architecture at have requested early assistance for a project at N Crawford & N Charleston Ave:

Four-over-one apartment building with 1 level of parking on undeveloped lot.

SERA Architects have scheduled a pre-application conference to discuss the renovation of the Conway Leland James Center at 1621 NW 21st Ave:

Pre-application conference for Type III Design Review to renovate the Conway Leland James Center bldg into creative office space. This project will entail significant exterior alterations. The building will contain 85 parking spaces in the basement, ground floor retail and office and office space in the 2-4 floors.

Tahran Architecture & Planning have scheduled a pre-application conference to discuss a new building at 10506 E Burnside St:

5-story wood framed apartment building containing approx 40 dwelling units and 21 surface parking spaces.

Opsis Architecture have scheduled a pre-application conference to discuss The Redd, the upcoming project by the Ecotrust:

Renovate existing industrial building, including the addition of a new 8,500 sq ft 2nd floor.

Scotia Western States Housing have applied for a Design Review for the Market Hill Condominiums:

Proposed residential condominium building contains 16 dwelling units. Structure will face SW Market St and SW 20th Ave. Proposal includes underground parking this is accessed via SW 20th ave.

SERA Architects have applied for a Design Review for the Modera Belmont:

6 story – 204 unit market rate apartment building with ground floor retail and one level of below grade parking. 3 modifications total.

Works Partnership have applied for a Design Review for 811 Stark:

Mixed use building with retail space on the first floor and an expected mix of creative office uses on the upper floors.