News Roundup: Flatworks, HollywoodHUB, Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, and more

The HollywoodHUB project would involve the redevelopment of Hollywood Transit Center. A first phase would include 110-120 units of affordable housing, developed by Bridge Housing.

Plans for the Broadway Corridor took a major step forward, writes The Oregonian, as the City Council voted to approve a Community Benefits Agreement.

The HollywoodHUB project would remake the bikeway and transit center at 42nd Avenue, writes BikePortland.

The Historic Landmarks Commission approved Flatworks at 234 SE Grand. Building on History wrote about how TVA Architects’ task was “to design a building that would fit into the context of its historic neighbors without giving the impression of mimicking something ‘old.’

Plaza plans are proving problematic* at the Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, according to the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Building on History wrote about the approval of a new building at 2124 NW Flanders, which will replace the Nathan Simon house.

Italian food hall Cooperativa is now open in the Pearl District’s Tanner Point, reports Portland Monthly.

Montavilla News wrote about a 12 unit apartment building planned for 2444 SE 90th Ave.

The verdict is in for the old Multnomah County Courthouse Reuse and it “looks like an excellent victory for preservation“, writes Building on History.

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News Roundup: Rocket Empire Machine, Hyatt Place, and the Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Place and Allison Residences
The Pearl Neighbors for Integrity in Design (PNID) are fighting the approval of the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences, which they believe will create congestion, due to the number of hotel rooms and apartments on the site and because it has no on-site parking.

The appeal against the approval of the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences by the Pearl Neighbors for Integrity in Design (PNID), a group of nearby residents unaffiliated the neighborhood association, went in front of City Council last week*. City Council will deliberate on the appeal on September 12th.

Eater Portland covered what to know about Rocket Empire Machine, Montavilla’s new food hall.

The Oregonian wrote about how the “ill-timed debut” of the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center has scuttled its backers’ lofty hopes.

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News Roundup: Rocket Empire Machine, Troy Laundry, SW Park Ave Apartments, and more

The SW Park Apartments, proposed for a site at the corner of SW Park and Clifton, would include 89 residential units, affordable to those earning 60% or less of Median Family Income.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the SW Park Apartments, an 11-story modular building which will include 89 units of affordable housing*.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about Montavilla’s new food hall, Rocket Empire Machine.

There has been a breakthrough on a Community Benefits Agreement for the Broadway Corridor, reports NW Labor Press. The agreement will be in front of the Prosper Portland board on Wednesday August 12th, alongside a Disposition and Development Agreement with developer Continuum Partners.

Building on History wrote about two projects proposed on the same block: the renovation of the Troy Laundry Building; and the new apartment building at 1010 SE Ash.

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News Roundup: West End Medical Center, PDX Concourse E, Benson High School, and more

The West End Medical Center is being designed by ZGF Architects for Rendina Healthcare Real Estate and The Portland Clinic.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about planned West End Medical Center at 804 SW 12th Ave. The seven-story, 140,000-square-foot medical office building will include a new downtown home for The Portland Clinic*.

The PDX Concourse E Extension had a soft opening in July. The Oregonian noted the project added the first new gates to the airport in twenty years. While work on the extension itself is complete, the Business Tribune wrote about how some concessions are not yet open due to the pandemic.

A proposed development at 2124 NW Flanders St would displace low-income residents, reports Street Roots. Writing after the project’s first hearing, Building on History described why the Historic Landmarks Commission has no power to deny or delay the demolition of the Nathan Simon House currently located on the site.

The Portland Public Schools board approved a $1.2 billion bond for November ballot, reported OPB. The bond will include funds to renovate Jefferson High School and to finish modernizing Benson High School. Building on Historic wrote about the proposed design for Benson High School, which was recently approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission.

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News Roundup: Broadway Corridor, Albina Vision, 823 NE 29th, and more

Broadway Corridor
Negotiations over a Community Benefits Agreement for the Broadway Corridor are reported to have ground to a halt.

Kerns neighbors are protesting a three-story, 19-unit apartment building planned for 823 NE 29th Ave, reports the Hollywood Star News.

NW Labor Press wrote about a roadblock in plans for the Broadway Corridor. Negotiations over a Community Benefits Agreement, between the Healthy Communities Coalition, Prosper Portland and developer Continuum Partners, are reported to have “ground to a halt”.

The trust behind the Albina Vision has selected architecture firm El Dorado to move forward with planning work, reports the Portland Tribune.

An op-ed in the Daily Journal of Commerce asked “whose story and who decides?“* when it comes to historic preservation.

A noose was discovered at the construction site for the PSU Fourth + Montgomery Building, reports the Portland Business Journal.

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News Roundup: Collective Oregon Eateries, Ankeny Apartments, Alberta Alive!, and more

The Collective Oregon Eateries food hall is currently under construction.

The Black real estate developer behind the Ankeny Apartments claims he was discriminated against by Prosper Portland, reports Willamette Week.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the proposed Multnomah County Behavioral Health Center which will be a “sustainable project for a vulnerable population“.

Eater Portland wrote about the Collective Oregon Eateries (or CORE), the “huge new food cart pod coming to SE 82nd“. CORE will initially open as a food cart hub, with an indoor food hall to follow.

The Skanner wrote about Self Enhancement, Inc and Community Development Partners’ plans for the Alberta Alive! development, which will include 52 units of affordable housing split on NE Alberta St, split between sites at NE 8th and Alberta and NE Grand and Alberta.

Building on History wrote about the City Council hearing regarding the re-adoption of Central City 2035 and heights in the New Chinatown / Japantown Historic District.

The Business Tribune profiled the planned rebuild of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center which include a new building at the corner of NE 42nd and Killingsworth and 90 units of affordable housing on the site of the current building.

News Roundup: Oregon Square, Flatworks, Hallock & McMillan, and more

Two new office buildings at Oregon Square, designed by GBD Architects, would include 370,000 sq ft of new office space.

American Assets Trust is looking at building two new office buildings* on Blocks 90 and 103 of the Lloyd District’s Oregon Square, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce. A previous proposal for the site was approved in 2015, but never broke ground.

Sturgeon Development Partners is planning an eight story cross-laminated timber office building in the Central Eastside, writes the Oregonian. Flatworks, located at 234 SE Grand Ave, is being designed by TVA Architects.

Building on History wrote about the “small miracle” of the restoration of the Hallock & McMillan on SW Naito Parkway.

The coronavirus is clouding the forecast for Portland Public Schools’ $1.4 billion bond campaign, planned for the November ballot, reports the Oregonian. If the district moves forward with the measure it would seek to fund the reconstruction of Cleveland High School, Jefferson High School and Wilson High School.

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News Roundup: Northbound 30 Collaborative, Gilkey International Middle School, ART Tower, and more

The Northbound 30 Collaborative will include eight five-story mass-timber apartment buildings, with a total of 144 units over the entire site.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the “variations on a theme“* planned by Waechter Architecture and Jones Architecture for the Northbound 30 Collaborative at 2123 NW 30th Ave.

Hotelier and former Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland is selling a parcel land at 320 NE Lloyd Blvd, reports the Oregonian. The property was acquired from Metro in 2016 as part of settlement to legal action related to the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center. A proposal in 2018 to build a music venue, commercial space and a 14-story residential tower on the site never moved forward.

Portland plans to readopt the Central City 2035 Plan—which is not currently in effect—with the same building heights in the New Chinatown / Japantown Historic District, writes Building on History.

Portland Architecture spoke to Dietrich Wieland and Rich Mitchell of Mackenzie, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary for the architecture, engineering and design firm.

Metropolis wrote about how Hacker Architects put the French American International School on the path to net zero carbon with its new Gilkey International Middle School building.

Portland Monthly wrote about three large projects that are reshaping Portland neighborhoods: the Pepsi Blocks, Block 216 and the ART Tower.

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Weekly Roundup: Workshop Blocks, Broadway Tower, Social Distancing, and more

Workshop Blocks
Block A of the Workshop Blocks, on the left, will be the first of three buildings planned for the vacant lots on SE Water Ave.

Beam Development is moving forward with the Workshop Blocks (formerly known as the ODOT Blocks), reports the Daily Journal of Commerce. Last week the board of Prosper Portland, who own the site, voted to authorize a 99-year ground lease*. Beam plans to build 100,000 sq ft of industrial office space on Block A, which will be first of three buildings planned.

The Business Tribune reported on how construction workers are grappling with social distancing.

Portland Architecture spoke to Emerick Architects, who recently celebrated 20 years in practice.

The office portion of the Broadway Tower was sold by its developer, BPM Real Estate, reports the Business Tribune.

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Weekly Roundup: Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Portland Building, and more

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center
The Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center sold for $190 milion in December. It is currently closed, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

It’s been a month since we last published a ‘weekly’ roundup. The news in March was almost entirely focused on COVID-19, with few stories of the kind we normally link to published. This roundup mostly includes stories from last week, as well as a few that we missed in the previous weeks.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about SERA Architects’ slightly different proposal* for 306 SE 8th. While the project was approved in 2017, the approval will expire before construction can start.

Portland Architecture visited the reconstructed Portland Building, where the interior changes are so significant that “one can hardly believe this is the same place.” A grand re-opening ceremony that was scheduled for March 19th was canceled, according to the Business Tribune.

The Hyatt Place at the Oregon Convention Center sold in December for $190 million, reports Willamette Week. Despite public investment in the project, none of the profit returned to the taxpayer.

Construction is “chugging along like it’s still 2019,” reports Willamette Week, and “some workers say that’s dangerous“.

The Northwest Examiner wrote about the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences and, in something of a new concern for the paper, wondered whether “available building sites that could have been used for permanent housing will instead be reserved for tourists and business travelers“. The paper also reported that plans for the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center have been canceled, with only a parking lot now set to be built at the site on NW St Helens Rd.

Willamette Week looked at why so many huge self-storage complexes have cropped up in Portland.

Portland Architecture visited Tree Farm, where they found that color and whimsy enliven and ordinary office.

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