Weekly Roundup: Hallock-McMillan Building, Beatrice Morrow, the Hoxton, and more

Hallock-McMillan Building
Work has started on the restoration of the Hallock-McMillan Building. Design work for the restoration is being led by Emerick Architects, for building owner Russell Fellows Properties.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the rehabilitation of the Hallock-McMillan Building. The city’s oldest commercial building is “receiving a major renovation intended to restore the look and feel of the original brick masonry and cast iron.”

The Willamette Week reported that months after completion the Beatrice Morrow, an affordable housing development on NE MLK, was mostly empty despite applications from more than 1,500 people.

Portland Architecture spoke to Surround Architecture’s Mark VanderZanden and Ennismore’s Chris Stringfellow about how the old Grove Hotel became The Hoxton.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Oregon Harbor of Hope homeless shelter and navigation center, reports the Portland Tribune.

Weekly Roundup: OHSU Schnitzer Campus Block 6, PAE Living Building, Holden of Pearl, and more

Block 6 will be the next part of the OHSU Schnitzer Campus to be built out. The building will front onto SW Bond Ave, which is currently under construction.

The Portland Business Journal reported on the OHSU Schnitzer Campus Block 6, which form the next phase of the hospital’s South Waterfront development (subscription required). The hospital intends to build a $75 million parking structure with 1,200 spaces. The Portland Housing Bureau and a developer will fund the construction of a $40 million 121-unit affordable housing component.

The PAE Living Building proposal for Old Town drew praise* from the Historic Landmarks Commission, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Oregonian wrote about the Holden of Pearl, the senior living tower proposed in the Pearl District.

Craig Cheek of the Portland Diamond Project spoke to the Oregonian about the baseball stadium, ticket prices and state bonds.

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Weekly Roundup: 230 Ash, Everett House, Historic Hotels, and more

SW 3rd & Ash
230 Ash is currently under construction in Old Town, and will include 133 residential units over ground floor retail.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about an “exciting time” for 230 Ash, the first of the Goodman family’s ‘Ankeny Blocks’* to be developed. The project is currently being framed, and is expected to be complete in October.

The Willamette Week wrote about a “beloved urban hot tub oasis” that is now under threat, now that the parking spaces it leased at 2821 NE Everett St is being redeveloped into a 118-unit apartment building.

Mayor Wheeler supports Speaker Kotek’s proposal to end the ban on duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes in Oregon cities of over 10,000 people, writes the Willamette Week. He also offered “measured support” for the tenant protections and rent control bill proposed.

The Business Tribune wrote about the Hoxton Hotel and Woodlark Hotelfind authenticity and ambiance in historic architecture“.

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Weekly Roundup: 100 Multnomah, N Williams Center, Modish Building, and more

100 Multnomah
Prosper Portland is moving forward with design work on an office building to be built on top of the parking garage currently under construction across from the Convention Center.

Prosper Portland intends to move forward with an office building on top of the garage adjacent to the Convention Center Hotel, reports the Oregonian. The 100 Multnomah office building would add 118,000 square feet of rentable office space on top of the currently under construction parking garage.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the Pearl Neighbors for Integrity in Design,* who are fighting the proposed Hyatt Place at NW 12th and Flanders.

Bloomberg wrote about Portland’s opportunity zones, which include most of Downtown, the Pearl and the Central Eastside. A part of the 2017 federal tax overhaul, the zones allow investors to reduce taxes on capital gains—with investments held for 10 or more years exempt from capital gains tax.

The Portland City Council approved financing for the N Williams Center, reports the Portland Mercury. The 61-unit apartment building will include 40 units for renters who earn less than 30 percent of area median income (AMI) and 20 units for those earning less than 60 percent AMI.

The charter investors backing the Portland Diamond Project were revealed.

The Ecotrust has completed work on the Redd on Salmon Street, reports the Portland Business Journal. The food business incubator and last-mile distribution warehouse already serves more than 170 food businesses and five core tenants.

Multnomah County intends to purchase the Modish Building at 333 SW Park, for use as a mental health and addiction resource center. A previous proposal for the 4-story building would have seen it converted into creative office space.

The Portland Business Journal took a first peek at the Rood Family Pavilion, the “cool new guest house for OHSU Doernbecher families“.

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Weekly Roundup: Albina Vision, Lloyd Center Bowlero, Oregon Harbor of Hope, and more

The Albina Vision would include a new waterfront public space, at the concourse level of Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The park would span over N Interstate Avenue and the freight rail line.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the Albina Vision, an effort by civic leaders to heal the district with intentional development that reverses displacement, with new public spaces, mixed income housing and cultural buildings.

Proposed legislation could eliminate a potential funding source for the Portland Diamond Project, writes the Willamette Week.

A Bowlero-branded bowling alley is proposed for the Lloyd Center, according to the Oregonian.

The Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center is already attracting attention in Portland — and beyond, according to the Business Tribune.

The Design Commission has approved the Grand Avenue Mixed Use, a 170-unit building in the Central Eastside, writes the Oregonian.

Portland Architecture had a conversation with Holst Architecture principal Dave Otte about the firm’s transition to new leadership.

The Hyatt Place in the Pearl would likely be the city’s tallest building to have no on-site parking, according to Portlanders for Parking Reform.

The Oregonian reports that ground has been broken on the Fourth and Montgomery Building, the downtown classroom, clinic and office building that will house programs of three higher education institutions and Portland’s city government.

The Oregon Harbor of Hope could be open by this summer. Originally planned as private endeavor, the shelter and navigation center will receive $1 million in funding from the Joint Office of Homeless Services, reports the Oregonian.

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Weekly Roundup: Hyatt Place, Grand Avenue Mixed Use, Nature Conservancy, and more

Hyatt Place

The proposed Hyatt Place at NW 12th and Flanders would rise to a height of 250′, with 10 floors of hotel rooms and 12 floors of residential units.

The 23-story Hyatt Place proposed in the Pearl went in front of the Design Commission last week—where it drew strong opposition from neighbors,* according to the Daily Journal of Commerce. At the same hearing the Commission also approved the Grand Avenue Mixed Use apartments.

Tope, the new rooftop taco bar from the folks behind Ava Gene’s, is now open in the Hoxton Hotel, reports Eater Portland.

The Willamette Week reported that Oregon could become the first state in the nation to institute statewide rent control.

Las Vegas high-end chocolate shop Jinju Chocolates is opening a store in The Silica on N Williams, writes Eater Portland.

The Business Tribune wrote about the major renovation underway at the headquarters of the Nature Conservancy at SE 14th & Belmont.

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Weekly Roundup: Blackburn Building, Multnomah County Courthouse, and Portland Diamond Project

Central City Concern Blackburn Building

The Blackburn Building is currently under construction at E Burnside and 122nd.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction of Central City Concern’s Blackburn Building, a “six-story building [which] will feature three stories of health care services and ground-floor retail space as well as 175 apartments for Portland’s most disadvantaged individuals.”*

One month after topping out, the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse is taking shape inside and out, reports the Business Tribune.

The Oregonian obtained the terms of the agreement between the Portland Diamond Project and the Port of Portland.

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Weekly Roundup: Charlotte B. Rutherford Place, 2628 SE Belmont, POPS, and more

Central City Concern’s Charlotte B. Rutherford Place is now open.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about Charlotte B. Rutherford Place, a 51-unit apartment complex in Arbor Lodge that aims to provide affordable housing for people with ties to the area*.

The Oregonian reported that the Portland Online Permitting System (POPS) will “save time, frustration, but might be finished late, over budget“.

According to the Portland Mercury new owners are set to take over SE Portland bar Hanigan’s Tavern, also known as The Vern. An early assistance application had previously been submitted to redevelop the site at 2628 SE Belmont St with a 44-unit, apartment building.

The Oregonian reported that the City’s annual State of Housing Report showed record levels of apartment construction helped slow rents increases. Housing however remains out of reach for many in the city.

OPB covered how Oregon’s love of industrial land will affect the ability of the Portland Diamond Project to build a baseball stadium at the Terminal 2 site.

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Weekly Roundup: Block 216, The Woodlark, 21 Astor, and more

Block 216

The 35-story Block 216 tower will rise to a height of 460′ and include retail, office space, hotel rooms and residential condominiums.

The Design Commission last week approvedBlock 216writes the DJC. In a late change by the applicant, the tower will now have one less office floor and one more hotel floor, bringing the number of hotel room from 232 to 249.

After years of construction work, The Woodlark hotel, which combines two historic buildings, opened downtown. The Oregonian took a first look inside, and previewed Bullard, ‘Top Chef’ finalist Doug Adams’ Texas-inspired Portland restaurant.

In response to “quite sobering” forecast for Portland building trends, the Bureau of Development Services last week laid off four employees, writes the Oregonian. 

Closed for two and a half years, Taiwanese restaurant Ling Garden has reopened in the the 21 Astor building, reports the Portland Mercury.

Portland is poised to spend revenue from lodgings and rental car taxes on services to help homeless people, reports the Willamette Week. The money is needed to help fill a funding gap in the recently passed Metro housing bond.

Oregon could become the first state to eliminate single family zoning, under a proposal by Speaker Tina Kotek. The legislation would require that allow Oregon cities of 10,000 people of more allow duplexes, triplexes or fourplexes, according to the Willamette Week.

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Weekly Roundup: Pepsi Blocks, Las Adelitas, Old Portland Holdouts, and more

Las Adelitas at 6723 N Killingsworth St, designed by Salazar Architect for Hacienda CDC, will include 140 units of affordable housing.

The infamous Sugar Shack strip club at in Cully will be demolished to make way for 140 units of affordable housing at Las Adelitas, reports the Oregonian.

The Oregonian reports that the Portland is weighing a new strategy for how spend the funds from the 2016 affordable housing bond, following voter approval of Measure 102. The change could affect plans for 3000 SE Powell Blvd and 5827 NE Prescott St, two sites the Housing Bureau had intended to develop itself. The sites may now be turned over to outside affordable housing developers.

The Design Commission has approved the masterplan* for the Pepsi Blocksreports the Daily Journal of Commerce. The development could include up 1,297 units across the five acre site.

The Buiness Tribune wrote about four Old Portland holdouts, where new development surrounds existing buildings: the Field Officewhich wraps around the Dockside Saloon; Fire District No. 3, which formerly housed Touché and is now being incorporated in the Modera Glisanthe Dandy Warhols’ Odditorium, which sits on the remaining quarter block not occupied by the Broadstone Revealand the Auditorium Buildingwhich will be surrounded by 250 Taylor office building and the Hyatt Unbound hotel.

Portland Architecture interviewed Kyle Anderson of GBD Architects, whose projects include Hassalo on Eighth, Oregon Square and Block 216.

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