Weekly Roundup: Canopy Hotel, Oregon’s Development Spree, Best of Portland, and more

Canopy Hotel

Construction has topped out on the Canopy Hotel, designed by ZGF Architects

The Oregonian took a look at Oregon’s development spree, which include “21 cranes, 15 hotels [and] 10,000 jobs”.

Construction has topped on the Pearl District’s Canopy HotelThe DJC published photos of the progress to date.

Portland Architecture interviewed Brian Cavanaugh of Architecture Building Culture.

The Portland Business Journal looked at how the Goat Blocks are bringing “new flair to a transforming neighborhood.”

Next Portland came in third place for “Best Local Blog” in the annual Willamette Week “Best of Portland” Readers’ Poll. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

Weekly Roundup: Jupiter Hotel, Jasmine Block, Neuberger Hall, and more

Jupiter Hotel

Construction is underway on the Jupiter Hotel expansion, designed by Works Progress Architecture.

The DJC wrote about construction progress* at the Multnomah County Central Courthousewhich is being built on the site of a former highway ramp.

The Oregonian wrote about the $5 million gift given to Portland State University, which will enable the Neuberger Hall Renovation to move forward.

Portland State University will receive $51 million in state bonds, writes the Portland Business Journal. The money will enable the Jasmine Block development at SW 4th & Montgomery to move forward.

The DJC published photos of the under construction Jupiter Hotel on E Burnside St.

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Weekly Roundup: Laurel 42, Fair-Haired Dumbbell, Portland Building, and more

Laurel 42

Laurel 42 by LRS Architects is being constructed at the corner of NE Halsey St and 43rd Ave

The Oregonian reported that the developers behind the Convention Center Hotel will break ground on the project on July 14th.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how the Fair Haired Dumbbell is coming to artistic life.

The Business Tribune covered the first historic review resource review hearing for the Portland Building.

The DJC reported on Laurel 42, the new mixed-use building coming to the Hollywood District*.

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Weekly Roundup: Portland Building, Providence Park, Ankeny Apartments, and more

Portland Building

The proposed reconstruction of the Portland Building, which will include a new aluminum rainscreen cladding

Portland Architecture looked at the proposed rebuild of the Portland Building, where the city is taking a “bold, non-historic approach [to] restoring [the] Graves-designed landmark.”

The DJC reported that after a second City Council hearing the Ankeny Apartments are still in limbo despite mediation and revised plans*.

Eater Portland took a look at Schilling Cider, who have opened the world’s largest cider taproom in the Goat Blocks.

Citylab wrote about how Oregon HB 2007 could strip Portland of its NIMBY powers.

The Oregonian reported on a revised financing deal for the Providence Park Expansionwhich includes a larger tax break for the Timbers in the near term, in exchange for more money for the City from 2025 on.

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Weekly Roundup: Zidell Marine, Grant High School, 9North, and more

A conceptual image of the park proposed on the Zidell property, underneath the Ross Island Bridge. An update on plans for the Zidell Yards was recently given to the Design Commission.

Despite hiccups, Zidell Marine launched their last ever barge on Friday, according to the Oregonian. The company is now looking ahead to the redevelopment of their site.

The DJC took a look at* Mahlum’s work on the Grant High School Modernization, which will include “demolition of 30 percent of existing structures as well as construction of a two-story common square featuring an eatery and a community gathering space.”

OPB reported on how the recently passed Portland Public Schools bond, the largest in state history, faces labor and logistical challenges.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works principal Chelsea Grassinger about plans for the Providence Park Expansion.

The Portland Business Journal reported on construction progress at the 9North office building (previously known as Station Place Lot 5).

City Observatory asked whether historic preservation is NIMBYism for the rich.

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Weekly Roundup: Chinatown, Framework, Lloyd Center, and more

Framework will include ground floor retail space, 5 floors of office space and 5 floors of affordable housing.

The Oregonian took a look at the transformation planned for the Lloyd Center and surrounding blocks, including the NE Multnomah Plaza,  West Anchor Remodel, East Anchor Remodel, 1400 NE Multnomah and 1510 NE Multnomah.

New design guidelines for the New Chinatown Japantown Historic District will go in front of City Council for approval later this year. The DJC looked at how the guidelines aim to preserve a Chinatown that is unlike others*.

An appeal of the Historic Landmarks Commission’s approval of Pearl East will go before City Council on Wednesday, reports the NW Examiner. The approval is being challenged by a neighbor who believes the building is too tall for the NW 13th Avenue Historic District.

Jordan Schnitzer will give PSU $5 million to open an art museum in Neuberger Hallreports the Oregonian.

A building permit is ready to issue for Frameworkreports Dezeen. The Pearl District tower will be the tallest timber high rise in the USA when it is completed.

The Oregon Convention Center is planning a renovation that will complement the Convention Center Hotelaccording to the Business Tribune. Work will include a major remodel of the existing plaza at NE Holladay and MLK. Construction on the Hyatt Regency branded hotel is expected to start this summer.

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Weekly Roundup: 619 SW 11th Ave, 2815 SW Barbur, Cosmopolitan on the Park, and more

619 SW 11th Ave

The 15 story hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave is being designed by SERA Architects for developer Mortenson.

The Bureau of Development Services permit center will be closed on Monday*, reports the DJC, to enable BDS employees to attend the memorial service for Rick Best. Best, an employee of the bureau, was one of the two men killed on the MAX a week ago.

A 2017 groundbreaking is planned for the hotel at 619 SW 11th Aveaccording to the Business Tribune.

Barcelona based restaurant Can Font has opened in the Cosmopolitan on the Park, reports Eater Portland.

The Oregonian took a look at the Hi-Lo Hotelnow open in the renovated Oregon Pioneer Building.

Construction on the first phase of Under Armour’s new Portland home at 2815 SW Barbur is nearing completion, writes the Portland Business Journal. A zone change that will allow a further story to be added was recently approved by the city council.

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Weekly Roundup: Goat Blocks, Hi-Lo Hotel, Karl Miller Center, and more

Businesses have started to open in the Goat Blocks development

Eugene-based grocery store Market of Choice opened last week in the Goat BlocksThe Portland Business Journal published photos of the new grocery store and the adjacent Orchard Supply Hardware. Schilling Cider, which plans the “world’s largest cider taproom” has set an opening date of June 16th.  

Eater PDX took a look at Alto Bajo, the modern Mexican restaurant opening tomorrow in the Hi-Lo Hotel.

Residents of Multnomah Village are challenging Portland’s recently passed Comprehensive Plan, writes the Portland Tribune.

The DJC wrote about how the project team behind the PSU Karl Miller Center is zeroing in on a LEED platinum rating*.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the current state of the construction market in Portland, with hotel development being particularly strong.

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Weekly Roundup: Hawthorne 31, Hi-Lo Hotel, High Schools, and more

The Hi-Lo Hotel, located in the Oregon Pioneer Building, is set to open at the end of the month. The building is also home to iconic Portland restaurant Huber’s.

Portland voters approved the $790 million Portland Public Schools bond, which will pay for the rebuild or modernization of Benson High SchoolMadison High SchoolLincoln High School and Kellogg Middle School.

At three and a half months into Portland’s Inclusionary Housing program, the Business Tribune looked at the policy’s success so far.

SE Hawthorne now has a second poke bowl restaurant, at the ground floor of the Hawthorne.31 Apartments, writes Eater PDX.

Demolition began on the former Club 21 building, reported the Portland Mercury. The site is being redeveloped as the Jantzen Apartments.

Portland Monthly looked at the Field Office, a “radical new Portland office [that] blends work and nature“.

The Hi-Lo Hotel and Alto Bajo restaurant will open May 31st, according to Eater PDX.

Weekly Roundup: ArLo Apartments, Franklin High School, 539 SW 10th, and more

ArLo Apartments

The ArLo Apartments by Fairfield Residential will be built on the site formerly home to Interstate Lanes, which closed last year.

The Willamette Week reported on a proposal for a hotel at 539 SW 10th Avea site currently currently occupied by food carts, including the original Nong’s Khao Man Gai.

OPB reported that Portland Public Schools gave a preview look at the remodeled Franklin High School.

The Business Tribune wrote about changes coming to Portland’s Design Review process, following City Council adoption of the Design Overlay Zone Assessment Project Report.

Portland Art Museum has raised a $27 million for the Rothko Pavilion, according to the Willamette Week, despite the fact that it currently lacks the legal right to build the project.

House Bill 2007, which is intended to speed up the approval process for affordable housing, is running into neighborhood opposition, writes the Portland Tribune.

The DJC wrote about the growing pains of the North Pearl*.

As Portland grows bowling alleys are being squeezed out, reports OPB. The former Interstate Lanes are being redeveloped as the ArLo Apartments, while the AMF alley at 3031 SE Powell is set to be converted to a Target.

Portland Shoupistas wrote that Mayor Wheeler has said that the debate between parking and housing “is over“.

Lastly, Next Portland is a finalist for “Best Local Blog” in the Willamette Week’s Best of Portland Readers’ Poll.” If you enjoy our coverage of local architecture and development we’d appreciate your vote.

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