Weekly Roundup: PUC Affordable Housing Initiative, Raleigh Slabtown, Orchards of 82nd, and more

Portsmouth Union Church Affordable Housing
Portsmouth Union Church intends to build 20 units of affordable housing on their N Lombard St property.

An article published at Medium wrote about the PUC Affordable Housing Initiative at 4775 N Lombard. Portsmouth Union Church is one of 435 faith based organizations in Portland with property that could be used for affordable housing.

Portland is taking another look at low-rent SRO hotels to ease its housing problems, writes the Oregonian. While many private SRO units have been lost in recent years, the Portland Housing Bureau plans on funding the redevelopment of the Westwind Apartments in Old Town and construction of Findley Commons on SE Powell.

The Orchards of 82nd (previously known as the ROSE/APANO Affordable Mixed Use) opened in February and now houses 47 families, writes Metro News.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at the construction of Raleigh Slabtown, which is employing a prefabricated wall-panel system.

The Portland Tribune wrote about how state law makers are building the political foundation for a series of housing bills.

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Weekly Roundup: KEX Portland, Hoxton Hotel, Broadway Tower, and more

The KEX Portland will be located in the historic Vivian Apartments at 110 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. A building permit for the addition, seismic upgrade and change of occupancy is currently under review.

Eater Portland reports that the KEX Portland hostel at will include a restaurant, bar, and rooftop patio bar run by Iceland’s Ólafur Ágústsson, the food and beverage director Iceland’s only Michelin-starred restaurant.

Submarine Hospitality, owners of Ava Gene’s and Tusk, will open a new restaurant and two bars in The Hoxton Hotel (formerly known as the Grove Hotel).

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the Portland Housing Bureau latest rules for affordable housing in condominium developments*, which have been revised from an initial draft that received strong criticism from developers.

The Radisson Red hotel in the Broadway Tower will open in November, reports the Oregonian.

Portland Art Museum director Brian Ferriso and Hennebery Eddy co-founder Tim Eddy spoke to Portland Architecture about the latest designs for the Portland Art Museum Rothko Pavilion.

The Portland Housing Bureau will use housing bond funds to buy, tear down and replace the Westwind Apartments at 333 NW 6th Ave, reports the Oregonian.

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