Weekly Roundup: Brio Lofts, Jupiter NEXT, Pepsi Blocks, and more

The Pepsi Blocks development will include the retention of the existing mid-century building facing NE Sandy, and the addition of up to 1,000 units. The project is being designed by Mithun Architects for developer Security Properties.

The masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks on NE Sandy went in front the Design Commission for the first time last week. The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that the project was met with a generally positive reception.*

The Oregonian looked at the Brio Lofts at 177 N Failing St and the Zeal Lofts at 3139 N Williams Ave, two micro-apartment developments by the same developer Vibrant Cities, which will also include micro-restaurant space.

The Portland Mercury reported on the Housing Bureau’s plans to buy a site at 5827 NE Prescott St, which will be developed with up to 75 affordable apartment units.

As the Lotus Lotus Cardroom and Cafe gets demolished to make way for the SW 3rd & Salmon tower, the Portland Business Journal took a look at its past — and its future.

Portland Architecture visited the recently completed Jupiter NEXT hotel, with its “matte-black facade that makes use of a familiar material in an unfamiliar way.”

With the recent approval of the Moxy Hotel and plans for Block 216 at SW 9th & Alder announced, the Portland Mercury asked whether rampant development is signaling the death of the food cart pod?

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Metro Reports: Zeal Lofts, Glass Lab, Fernhill Crossing, and more

The Zeal Lofts on N Williams (currently addressed as N Vancouver) will include 205 micro units. The project is being designed by Jackson Main Architecture for developer Vibrant Cities.

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. This post covers June 11th to June 17th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 6968 N Montana Ave:

Construction of a new 3-story, 34-unit apartment building (all residential).

Early Assistance has been requested by Integrate Architecture and Planning for a project at 3962 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Demo existing restaurant and replace with a new 2100 sq ft single story building for a new restaurant. Parking, exterior terrace, landscape, and stormwater facilities, and sidewalk improvements are included in the scope of work.

Con-way Blocks 292W and 291W at 1417 NW 20th Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Construct two 6-story market-rate apartment buildings with ground floor retail and basement parking. Modifications requested to bike parking width and vehicle stall size.

A project at 1727 NW Hoyt St has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Carleton Hart Architects:

100-day-review-timeline. Construct two new buildings and renovate existing building which is a contributing resource in the Alphabet Historic District. A total of 148 affordable housing units across the three buildings.

Glass Lab at 1805 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Change of occupancy from M to B. Core & shell remodel of 1st & 2nd floors of (E) building – remove all interior partitions, fixtures, & stairs; add walls to create new tenant spaces on 2nd floor; replace storefront & overhead doors; (4) new mezzanines, new stairs, bathrooms, & offices; restripe & landscape parking lot *** no tenants this permit *** w/18-187700-MT ***

A project at 1475 SE 100th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by CB|Two Architects:

Addition to existing skilled nursing facility including 18 new beds. See 18-103623-LU.

A project at 4242 SE Milwaukie Ave has been re-submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story mixed use building, west wing has (3) retail spaces on level 1, (4) office spaces on level 2, and (4) apartment units on level 3. East wing has tuck-under parking and (12) apartment units.

Fernhill Crossing at 4250 NE Portland Highway has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction 1 of 4 mutifamily residential building with 4 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 2 of 4 mutifamily residential building with 8 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 1 of 4 multifamily residential building with 4 units. Includes site improvements; uncovered trash enclosure. **mech permit to be obtained separately**

A project at 621 NE Randall Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-unit, 3 story apartment building with associated sitework *** floor and roof trusses to be a DFS ***

The Zeal Lofts at 3185 N Vancouver Ave have been submitted for building permit review:

New 6 story mixed-use 205 group living unit, 10 full unit apartment building with 3-4 tenant spaces on ground floor and onsite below grade parking, includes associated sitework w/18-185085-MT

A building permit was issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 6640 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New 4 story mixed use building, 18 apartment units, ground floor shell tenant space, interior trash enclosure. Associated site work. Mechanical permit separate.

A building permit was issued for a project at 2630 NE Dekum St:

Construct new three story apartment building with 12 units and associated site work

Metro Reports: Block 45, Jasmine Block, Brio Lofts, and more

Brio Lofts

A building permit is under review for Vibrant Cities’ Brio Lofts, designed by Jackson Architecture

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. This post covers December 25th to December 31st, 2017.

Design Advice has been requested by SRG Partnership for the Jasmine Block development at 401 SW Harrison St:

Current code – New 3/4 block seven to nine story building housing PSU, OHSU, PCC, and the City of Portland. All runoff will be directed to a water quality flow-through planter which will discharge to the public storm-only sewer main.

The Vivian – KEX Portland at 110 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

Historic Landmark – Change the use of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the existing building from apartments to hotel/hostel guest rooms. The ground floor use will be a gastropub. Proposal includes the addition of a new covered, unenclosed outdoor seating and an enclosed bar. The existing stair, new stair, and the elevator will be extended to the rooftop. A green roof will be installed. All new rooftop equipment will be installed away from the west and south street frontages and will be set back from the exterior walls. Exterior work proposed includes (but is not limited to): Masonry work: repoint and clean deteriorated portions. The existing metal cornice will remain. Windows: Installation of new aluminum-clad wood windows at the primary street-facing elevations. Groundfloor storefront cladding: Installation of aluminum profiles and panel trim configuration at the storefront, low wall, and columns to match the historic conditions. Remove the stucco panel cladding currently in front of the transom windows and restore the wood transom frames and sash. Installation of new insulated glass panels in the existing sash to meet current energy code. Ground floor entrances: Installation of new full glass light wood doors and install in aluminum storefront frame to match proposed ground floor storefront (maintaining the existing transoms above the doors where original). Replacement of existing fascia with new to match existing. Changes to entrances. Installation of new metal and glass awnings.

The Brio Lofts at 177 N Failing St have been submitted for building permit review:

New four story, 95 group living rooms in 16 unit building with onsite parking with enclosed trash, ncludes associated sitework **w/17-288659-MT**

A project at 6135 N Minnesota Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Wright Architecture:

Construct new 3 story (18 unit) two-winged apartment building with partial basement and open-air central corridor; attached garbage enclosure and associated site work***dfs roof trusses***separate fire sprinkler & alarm***

A project at 1614 NE 45th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story 6 unit apartment building; exterior trash enclosure less than 120 sf; site improvements

A project at 5901 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New single story dental clinic and surrounding site improvements; shell only.

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for Block 45 at 515 NE Holladay St: 

New 12″Story mixed use building; 240 apartment units with ground floor retail; basement for bike parking*****17″204636″Mt on separate plans******

A building permit was issued for a project at 2216 SE Lambert St:

Construct new 4 story (5) unit apartment building with tucked under garages; associated site work(all revisions to be reviewed by gail)