Weekly Roundup: Framework, OMSI Masterplan, Broadway Tower, and more

Framework

The proposed cross-laminated timber tower in the Pearl District has been cancelled.

Willamette Week broke that plans for high rise timber tower Framework will have fallen through. The building would have included 60 affordable housing units and over 30,000 sq ft of office space.

Portland based Gerding Edlen has been selected as the developer for the OMSI Masterplan, reports the Oregonian. The museum owns an 18-acre site, 11 of which are set to be redeveloped.

As the Broadway Tower nears completion, the Daily Journal of Commerce took a look inside*. The tower will include a Radisson Red hotel on floors 2-8 and office space on floors 9-19. The hotel is set to open in October, with work on the office floors likely to continue into next year.

The Oregonian reported that the city is considering increasing the size of the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area to generate more housing promised as part of the N/NE Housing Strategy.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the recently completed Cadence Apartments at 2005 N Williams Ave. The 166-unit is the first new build development in Portland by San Diego based ConAm Group.

The Portland Tribune looked at Portland Public Schools’ newly unveiled plans for Lincoln High School, which will include a seven story classroom tower.

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Weekly Roundup: Brio Lofts, Jupiter NEXT, Pepsi Blocks, and more

The Pepsi Blocks development will include the retention of the existing mid-century building facing NE Sandy, and the addition of up to 1,000 units. The project is being designed by Mithun Architects for developer Security Properties.

The masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks on NE Sandy went in front the Design Commission for the first time last week. The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that the project was met with a generally positive reception.*

The Oregonian looked at the Brio Lofts at 177 N Failing St and the Zeal Lofts at 3139 N Williams Ave, two micro-apartment developments by the same developer Vibrant Cities, which will also include micro-restaurant space.

The Portland Mercury reported on the Housing Bureau’s plans to buy a site at 5827 NE Prescott St, which will be developed with up to 75 affordable apartment units.

As the Lotus Lotus Cardroom and Cafe gets demolished to make way for the SW 3rd & Salmon tower, the Portland Business Journal took a look at its past — and its future.

Portland Architecture visited the recently completed Jupiter NEXT hotel, with its “matte-black facade that makes use of a familiar material in an unfamiliar way.”

With the recent approval of the Moxy Hotel and plans for Block 216 at SW 9th & Alder announced, the Portland Mercury asked whether rampant development is signaling the death of the food cart pod?

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Weekly Roundup: 6036 SE Foster, 3rd & Salmon, Canopy by Hilton, and more

The redevelopment of the YMCA on Foster is being designed by Leeb Architects.

We’re back after taking a summer vacation. This roundup covers development news from the last two weeks.

The Oregonian reported that millions in infrastructure costs sank the Zidell Yards development in South Waterfront.

With the main post office in the Pearl now closed, BikePortland reported that the risk to cyclists from right-hook collisions has dropped. The site is set to redeveloped as part of the Broadway Corridor Plan.

The Oregonian took a first look at the newly completed Canopy by Hilton hotel in Pearl District.

Demolition has begun on the former Lotus Cardroom and Cafe, according to the Oregonian. The building is being torn down to make way for the 20-story 3rd and Salmon hotel tower.

The NW Examiner looked into what might happen with ESCO site on NW Vaughn.

City Observatory praised the Portland City Council for reversing its early denial of the Fremont Place Apartments, but noted that the City Council did not approve a zone change for a site at 126 NE Alberta St that would have allowed the construction of 50 below-market, affordable apartments adjacent to the Alberta Abbey.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the redevelopment of the YMCA at 6036 SE Foster Rd, which will combine a full-service daycare facility with 48 new apartments*.

Portland Architecture wrote about Heartlinethe Pearl district development that presents an alternative to the podium typology.

The latest potential buyer for Centennial Mills has plans for plans for condos, a park and affordable housing, according to the Portland Tribune.

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Weekly Roundup: Zidell Yards, 9North, Centennial Mills, and more

Plan view of the planned improvements at the Zidell Slipway, designed by PLACE landscape architects. The conceptual designs were presented to the Design Commission in December, but are now on hold.

The Oregonian reported that the Zidell family have suspended plans for development on the Zidell Yards in South Waterfront. The Portland Tribune reported that “as the scale of the plan had increased, so the city’s willingness to split the cost of infrastructure had waned.” Portland Architecture wrote about the film ‘Built by Zidell’, which covers the family’s legacy on the site from 1928 to 2017, when the company launched its last barge.

The Portland Business Journal took a look at Simple’s Central Eastside campus, which now includes Clay Creative and 120 Clay.

According to the Portland Mercury Good Coffee Company has opened its third location in Slabtown’s Leland James Building.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the 9North office building, originally known as Station Place Lot 5, currently taking shape in the Pearl.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the Lynd Company’s plans for Centennial Mills. While still in the early stages of development, the site is being masterplanned by SERA Architects who say the site could “support three to four buildings on it.”

Weekly Roundup: Hyatt Place, The Canyons, Heartline, and more

The Canyons

The Canyons will include a Japanese style alley running through the site, where the public can past eleven live/work spaces with storefronts, intended to include essential services for seniors, workspaces for artisans, and other small businesses.

The Oregonian confirmed that Seattle-based developer Vibrant Cities plans to build a Hyatt Place branded hotel in the Pearl District.

The Esco site in NW Portland has sold to a consortium of developers — not including the group behind the Portland Diamond Project, writes the Oregonian.

The New York Times covered Heartline, the Pearl District building that “serves to unite the two halves of the surrounding neighborhood“.

Portland Monthly wrote about The Canyons, new housing concept on N Williams that “aims to change how some Portlanders age“.

The Portland Tribune reported that renovation costs for the shelter at 6144 SE Foster Rd have increased by $1 million.

Weekly Roundup: 10506 E Burnside St, Block 216, TwentyTwenty, and more

Block 216

GBD Architects’ design for Block 216 would rise to a height of 460 and include 35 floors.

Block 216 went in front of the Design Commission for its first Design Advice Request hearing. According to the Daily Journal of Commerce the project team “plans to proceed to formal Type III design review in October with a goal of breaking ground in May 2019“.*

An 51-unit apartment complex at 10506 E Burnside St will be the first newly constructed building purchased with funds from Portland’s housing bond, reports the Willamette Week.

The Metro Council voted to send a $652.8 million affordable housing bond to the region’s voters, despite last minute opposition from Washington County Chair Andy Duyck.

Architecture firm West of West published their unselected designs for the ODOT Blocks in the Central Eastside, prepared for developer Lincoln Property Company.

Portland Architecture visited Portland State University’s new “ship in a bottle“, the Viking Pavilion.

As Multnomah County prepares to dispose of the 1914 Multnomah County Courthouse KATU reported that locals hope it is preserved after the sale.

Portland Monthly looked at TwentyTwenty and asked whether Portland’s condo market will make a come back.

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Weekly Roundup: Block 216, 525 SE MLK, Portland Diamond Project, and more

Block 216

Block 216 will be 33-story hotel, office and condominium tower.

The Oregonian reported that “Portland’s first ‘5-star’ hotel [is] planned” at Block 216, currently known for the large food cart pod on the site.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the demolition of the Portland Music building in the Central Eastside. The 86-year-old commercial building will be replaced by a new office building at 525 SE MLK.

The NW Examiner reported that the peace deal over the now approved Fremont Place Apartments could be “as contentious as the fight“.

The Portland Diamond Project, which hopes to bring major league baseball to Portland, is now looking at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 2, according to the Willamette Week. The Oregonian reported that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and singer Ciara have joined the effort as minority investors.

Metro is poised to refer a $652.8 million housing bond to voters, writes the Oregonian.

Weekly Roundup: Platform, 72Foster, The Geode, and more

Allied Works’ Platform would include 140,000 SF of commercial office space with retail space on the ground floor.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published construction photos of the 72Foster, the four story affordable housing development currently rising in SE Portland.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about The Geode, the new creative office project on SE Division by Portland sculptor Martin Eichinger.

OPB wrote about how Portland State University’s campus is evolving to attract new generation of students, with projects that include Four+Montgomery, the Neuberger Hall Renovation, the Karl Miller Center, and the Viking Pavilion.

Portland Architecture interviewed Allied Works’ Brent Linden about Platform, the office building proposed for a half block site at 1130 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

As part of the final deliberations on the Central City 2035 plan the City Council voted to set heights in portions of Chinatown at 200′, reports OPB.

Weekly Roundup: Jupiter NEXT hotel, Allan Building, Multnomah County Central Courthouse, and more

The Allan Building would rise to to a height of seven stories and include over 70,000 sq ft of occupied space.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about two Central Eastside industrial office buildings* proposed by Intrinsic Ventures: the Allan Building at 2455 SE 11th Ave and SE 8th & Division building at 2445 SE 8th Ave.

The Willamette Week reported that the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse comes with a solar-energy system that will take more than a century to pay for itself.

The Portland Business Journal took a first look at the Jupiter NEXT hotel, which is scheduled to open next month.

Affordable housing developers face rising costs. The Willamette Week reports that Mayor Ted Wheeler isn’t plugging the hole.

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Weekly Roundup: Fremont Place, Block 76 West, ODOT Blocks, and more

Fremont Place

The revised design for the Fremont Place apartments will include a wider greenway trail and creative art studio spaces facing the river.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about Block 76 West—the project formerly known as Sideyard—which is “being squeezed into hot spot“*.

In a 4-0 vote, the Portland City Council took a tentative vote to approve revised designs for the Fremont Place ApartmentsThe Pearl District Neighborhood Association had previously voted to drop their opposition to the project.

Longtime Central Eastside developer Beam has been picked to lead the redevelopment of the ODOT Blocks, reports the Oregonian.

According to the Oregonian Blue Star Donuts will open a “massive new downtown Portland flagship” in the 12th & Morrison office building.

The Oregonian published images of what the MLB stadium proposed as part of the Portland Diamond Project could look like.

Foundation work is underway on 250 Taylor, which will be the new home for NW Natural. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress to date.

The Portland Tribune reported that ‘World-class’ Portland school rebuilds are still planned despite $100M funding gap.

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