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 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.
Plans for the RiverPlace Redevelopmentcontinue 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.
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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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.
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.
Portland Architecturewrote 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.