Weekly Roundup: Terwilliger Plaza Parkview Building, Residential Infill Project, Portland Public Schools, and more

Terwilliger Plaza Parkview Building
A new skybridge would extend over SW 6th Ave, linking the existing Terwilliger Plaza building to their proposed Parkview Building.

The Recommend Draft of the Residential Infill Project had its first hearings in front of City Council last week. Advocates asked City Council to go further, and create options for six-plexes and eight-plexes if they are affordable, writes OPB.

A proposal for a skybridge that will link Terwilliger Plaza to their new Parkview Building received a thumbs up from the Design Commission*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce. The final decision on the skybridge will be made by City Council.

Portland Public Schools wants to remake three high schools, writes the Oregonian. Initial concepts have been developed for Wilson High School, Jefferson High School and Cleveland High School.

Portland Architecture published the second part in a series about the best architecture of the 2010s.

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Weekly Roundup: Best Architecture of 2010s, Hyatt Place, Multnomah County Courthouse, and more

Multnomah County Central Courthouse
Construction at the Multnomah County Central Courthouse is scheduled to wrap up in spring 2020.

The passenger loading and drop off zone for the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences will not be placed on the future Flanders Bikeway, reports BikePortland.

The new Multnomah County Central Courthouse is nearing completion*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly says she won’t vote for the Residential Infill Project without added tenant protections, reports Willamette Week.

Writing in the Business Tribune, Brian Libby discussed Portland’s best architecture of the 2010s.

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Weekly Roundup: Broadway Corridor, KEX Hotel, and the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

The planned extension of NW Johnson St through the former post office site will include wide sidewalks and a two-way cycle track.

The long awaited Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center opened last week, reports the Oregonian. The new hotel includes 600 guest rooms and 39,000 sq ft of meeting areas.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about how NW Johnson will become the main street* of the Broadway Corridor.

The Portland Business Journal took a look inside the KEX Hotel, which brings a slice of Iceland to Portland’s Eastside.

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Weekly Roundup: Hyatt Place, Willamette Blocks, Lents Commons, and more

The Willamette Blocks proposal went in front of the Design Commission last week, but Commissioners found it was not yet ready to approve. The project will return in front of the Commission in February.

The proposed location for valet parking at the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences could interfere with the long-awaited Flanders Bikeway, writes Willamette Week.

Work still remains* before the Willamette Blocks proposal in South Waterfront can be approved, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

In a sizzling real estate market, city-owned storefronts have stood vacant for nearly two years at Lents Commons, reports Willamette Week.

Portland City Council voted unanimously last week to add exemptions to the Portland Clean Energy Fund, reports the Portland Business Journal. Businesses such as general contractors will no longer be classified as retailers, subject to the voter-approved gross receipts tax.

The Oregonian looked at who paid $6.9 million for a penthouse at the Cosmopolitan on the Park.

Weekly Roundup: RiverPlace Redevelopment, Byline, Lloyd Center, and more

The latest proposal for the RiverPlace Redevelopments includes more publicly accessible open space at street level.

Plans for the RiverPlace Redevelopment continue to evolve, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce. The eight acre site could include up to six high buildings, with offices, a hotel, senior living units, apartments and condominiums.

Three years after it was approved by the Design Commission, the lender pulled the plug on the Byline development at the Lloyd Cinemas parking lot—and demanded $36 million back, reports the Oregonian.

Willamette Week wondered whether the Lloyd Center will last another Christmas. Plans for the Lloyd West Anchor Redevelopment and East Anchor Redevelopment, which would replace the former Nordstrom and Sears spaces respectively, have yet to start construction.

The December issue of the Northwest Examiner wrote about the Unicorn Bed Apartments, an apartment development designed for single mothers, and new plans for the Northwest Children’s Theater on the site where the Modera Nicolai had previously been proposed.

Willamette Week reports that City Council will this week consider an ordinance that amends the definition of “retailer” so that it no longer includes businesses such as general contractors, who would otherwise be subject to the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission is proposing that Portland’s new Citywide Design Guidelines include language that encourages buildings to provide space to “rest and be welcome”—which could be interpreted to mean sleeping and pitching tents.

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Weekly Roundup: Tree Farm, KEX Portland, Portland Diamond Project, and more

Tree Farm
Trees are being installed at the Tree Farm building, currently under construction at SE 3rd & Morrison.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reports that strawberry trees have arrived at the Tree Farm office building, where they are being installed into 54 steel tree planters*, each of which weighs 2,200 lbs.

The Oregonian wrote about how Dottir, the restaurant at the KEX Portland, is bringing a taste of Reykjavik to Portland.

The Portland Diamond Project has a six month extension on their due diligence for the Terminal 2 site, reports OPB. The extra time will allow the group to study transportation options for the Northwest Portland site.

Portland officials drafted a policy to keep homeless people from camping outside popular event spaces, including the covered sidewalk at Providence Park, according to Willamette Week.

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Weekly Roundup: 10th & Yamhill, Westwind Apartments and Hyatt Place

The 23-story Hyatt Place and Allison Residences returned in front of the Design Commission last week for a second hearing, where the record was left open to allow more written testimony to be submitted.

Popular sneaker shop Compound Gallery is relocating to the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park—despite city policies to encourage retail in Old Town / Chinatown, reports Willamette Week.

The Portland Business Journal looked at Central City Concern’s plans for the redevelopment of the Westwind Apartments in Old Town. The new 7-story building will include 100 units of affordable housing.

Despite opposition from neighbors, the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences appears to be heading towards approval*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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Weekly Roundup: Centennial Place Apartments, Louisa Flowers, Eleven West, and more

The Centennial Place Apartments at 164th and SE Powell will be modeled after Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s first integrated housing and healthcare center, the Garlington Health Center & Garlington Place Apartments in NE Portland.

The 24-story Eleven West tower has netted investment from Cresset Capital, reports the Portland Business Journal.

Local leaders celebrated the opening of the Louisa Flowers (previously known as Block 45), reports KATU. The building is the largest affordable housing development to be built in Portland for 50 years.

BikePortland wrote about the first hearing in front of City Council for a project that will update Portland’s bicycle parking code.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare plans to develop 71 units of affordable housing as part of the Centennial Place Apartments at 3800 SE 164th Ave, writes the Portland Business Journal.

Bora Architecture’s renovation of the Meier & Frank Building won two awards at the 2019 International Interior Design Association Oregon Design Excellence Awards, writes the Business Tribune.

Weekly Roundup: Fariborz Maseeh Hall, Kellogg Middle School, Redfox Commons, and more

PSU Neuberger Hall
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University is now open in Fariborz Maseeh Hall. The buiding, formerly known as Neuberger Hall, now has large areas of glazing facing the street instead of solid concrete walls.

Portland Architecture wrote about the winners of this year’s American Institute of Architects’ Portland Architecture Awards. The Redfox Commons received a Honor Award; Tillamook Row received a 2030 Award for sustainability; the River District Navigation Center and Jarrett Street 12 were among the projects that received Merit Awards; Silica, the OHSU Center for Health and Healing South and the Oregon Conservation Center received Citation Awards; while 7 Southeast Stark received a Citation Award for an unbuilt project.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about another structural investment in education* at the Kellogg Middle School, where construction crews recently placed the first of 27 concrete tilt panels.

The Portland Business Journal took a look inside the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University, which is now open in Fariborz Maseeh Hall (formerly known as Neuberger Hall).

Portland Public Schools may wait until 2021 to ask for new construction bond, reports the Oregonian.

The Portland Mercury checked out KEX Portland, the “brand new design-focused social hotel.”

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Weekly Roundup: Glisan Apartments, KEX Portland, Premier Gear, and more

Construction work at the KEX Portland is nearing completion. The renovated building will include an Icelandic-Northwestern restaurant.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction progress at the Glisan Apartments, an affordable housing development in Gateway by Northwest Housing Alternatives.

Eater Portland took a sneak peak a menus for Icelandic-Northwestern restaurant Vivian at the Burnside bridgehead hostel KEX Portland.

A proposed change to the Portland Clean Energy Fund would exclude construction companies from the definition of “retail”, reports the Portland Mercury.

In its Design Annual Portland Monthly looked at how the Design Commission shapes Portland’s building boom, behind the scenes. In a Q & A the architect behind the new Lincoln High School describes how it will be a “very urban school, not unlike something you might find in Chicago or New York.”

The Business Tribune wrote about the Premier Gear & Machine Works in Slabtown, which is being transformed into creative office space.