Approval of 1935 N Killingsworth Upheld by Design Commission (images)

A staff level approval of a new mixed use building has been upheld by the Design Commission, following an appeal by the Overlook Neighborhood Association. The four story building, designed by Works Progress Architecture, will include 36 residential units over ground floor retail. The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing. 42 long-term bicycle parking spaces, mostly in a secured ground floor bike room. No vehicular parking is proposed.

1935 N Killingsworth St

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Nomad on N Interstate Receives Design Advice (images)

The Nomad mixed use development at N Interstate and Church St has gone in front of the Design Commission to receive optional Design Advice. The 7-story building is being designed by Works Progress Architecture for Ethos Development, and will include 130 residential units over ground retail and building amenity spaces. 22 at-grade parking stalls and 145 bicycle parking spaces are proposed. The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

Nomad 1431 N Church St

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Weekly Roundup: 7 Southeast Stark, 1727 NW Hoyt, Press Blocks, and more

7 Southeast Stark

7 Southeast Stark will include four floors of office space above 6 levels of structured parking.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction progress at 7 Southeast Stark, the 10-story mixed use building being squeezed into a parcel between I5 and the Union Pacific railroad tracks*. Plans for a nearby 9 story office building at 129 SE Alder, also designed by Works Progress Architecture for Harsch Properties, have been put on hold.

Construction on the Press Blocks will start this month, reports the Oregonian. The first phase of development will include the half block office building, now known as Canvas. Construction on the 23-story tower is expected to start in 2019, however financing has yet to be secured.

The Northwest Examiner wrote about the impact of the ethics complaints leveled against Historic Landmarks Commissioner Wendy Chung, over her involvement in the review of the affordable housing development at 1727 NW Hoyt St.

The City of Portland is moving to preserve and create new affordable homes near the proposed SW Corridor MAX line, reports the Oregonian.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress at the TwentyTwenty Condominiums in Sullivan’s Gulch.

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Metro Reports: Nomad, 1921 SE 3rd, 1710 NE Multnomah, and more

Nomad 1431 N Church St

The Nomad development, as presented to the Design Commission at a Design Request Advice meeting on September 20th. The 130-unit development is being designed by Works Progress Architecture.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers September 10th to September 16th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture to for a garage at 1988 SE 3rd Ave, intended to serve the office development at 1921 SE 3rd Ave: 

Proposed 4-story parking garage with approximately 120 parking spaces that will serve the proposed industrial office building across the street at 1921 SE 3rd Ave. This parking structure will be open with natural ventilation of most likely concrete construction. A new driveway is proposed near the northwest corner of the lot onto SE 3rd Ave for access. There should be enough landscape area remaining to take care of stormwater plus any additional drywells under the parking are if required. See EA 17-165761 for information on the office building development.

Early Assistance has been requested by Concord Hospitality Enterprises for a project at 1710 NE Multnomah St:

Demo aging existing 180+ room extended stay hotel and replace with approximately three hotel brands equaling 450 rooms.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 2148 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Construction of a new 3-story office building (approximately 30,000 SF). Two retail locations within the building along MLK on north and south corners. Public parking proposed on R101769. Private parking below level 2. All parking is surface parking. Proposed disposal of stormwater to be infiltration on site.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development to discuss a project at 5665 NE Glisan St:

Demolish two existing single story garages and construct three, 3-story multi-family residential (30 units total).

Early Assistance has been requested by Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 9501 N Ivanhoe St:

This is a zoning inquiry prior to proposing a project. Option 1 is to renovate the existing non-confirming use (grocery store to remain) plus a new 2nd floor ddition for one apartment. Option 2 is to replace the building with a new building to contain ground floor commercial and 2nd floor residential. No development is being proposed at this time.

A project at 5321 NE 13th Ave has been submitted for Type II Conditional Use Review:

Demolish existing structure and construct a new 5-unit multi-family building. Property was originally part of a Conditional Use Review (07-108596).

Nomad at 1431 N Church St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

Proposed development is for a seven story building occupying a half city block at N Interstate Ave btwn N Church and N Maryland Ave. The site currently has four structures that will be removed. The proposed building use includes at-grade surface parking, with retail lobby, residential amenities and a residential unit at grade. The next floors with consist of six levels of residential units above.There will be a large shared kitchen,gathering room and covered outdoor space on the 6th floor. Parking and loading access to the site will be from N Maryland Ave along the east edge.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1213 N Alberta St:

Construct new (3) story 14 unit apartment building with bike storage and trash area on level 1; associated site work

Metro Reports: Block 40, 1431 N Church, NE 12th & Irving, and more

A building permit is under review for Alamo Manhattan and Hensley Lamkin Rachel Architects’ South Waterfront Block 40.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers August 6th to August 12th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 1431 N Church St:

New mixed use apartment complex, approx 89,000 GSF with six levels of apartments above one level of retail and building amenity space.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 8911 SE Stark St:

In two phases, demolish existing 1-story warehouse and bakery. Build new 3-story and 2-story buildings (connected) to house not-for-profit community organizations. Landscaped courtyard and side yard w/ porous pavement and stormwater filtration.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mackenzie to discuss the NE 12th & Irving Self Storage facility at 718 NE 12th Ave:

Project is for a multi-story urban self-service storage building with ground floor commercial space.

One of the two buildings at South Waterfront Block 40, located at 3714 SW Macadam Ave, has been submitted for building permit review:

New 245,000 sq. ft./ 7-story/ 232 room apartment building, with 2 levels of parking below building. First floor has commercial spaces and amenities.

A building permit was issued to William Wilson Architects for a project at 1640 NW Irving St:

Addition of 2nd floor penthouse to include offices, breakroom and stairs to first floor. Change of occupancy from S-1 to B to include conference room, project room, offices, work areas and (2) bathrooms and a lobby

A building permit was issued to EPR Design for a project at 1570 N Willis Blvd:

new 3 story, 9 unit apartment building with interior garbage room, includes associated site work

Metro Reports: Adidas Campus Expansion, Tree Farm, 555 SE MLK, and more

Image of one of the three new buildings by Lever Architecture’s proposed at the Adidas Campus, as seen from the corner of N Sumner and Delaware.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers June 18th to June 24th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Holst Architecture for a project at 2310 N Hunt St:

DESIGN HEARING – Design Advice Request for 42 dwelling units in four building with surface parking and associated site landscape elements. Stormwater will be managed on site.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2628 SE Belmont St:

Demolish existing building and construct a new 4-story, 44-unit, apartment building with retail on the first floor.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by BBL Architects to a discuss a project at 725 NE 100th Ave:

Pre-application conference for a proposed elementary school in David Douglas school district.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to a discuss a project at 1431 N Church St:

Proposed new mixed use apartment complex approx 90,000 GSF with six levels of apartments above one level of retail and building amenity space.

The Adidas Campus Expansion was submitted for Type II Design Review by Lever Architecture:

Proposal is for three new buildings, site work, right of way work, renovation to existing plaza, new landscaping and relocation of the Adidas Village arrival drive to create a cohesive intersection at N. Greeley Ave.

A project at 203 NE Grand Ave was submitted for Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New construction of an eight story mixed use building with one level of underground parking. Approximately 170 apartments on levels 2-8, 5,500 SF of retail on ground floor. Amenities include a lounge, fitness, leasing, bike storage, pet area and wash.

A project at 6123 N Lombard St was submitted for building permit review by FFA Architecture & Interiors:

New 4 story mixed use apartment building with 46 living units and retail space and garage parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 1415 SE Pardee St (formerly 4540 SE Milwaukie Ave):

Construction of new 4 story apartment building (44 units); garage on first floor;

Building permits were issued for a project at 3445 SE Gladstone St:

Bldg A – 1 of 3 new buildings w/ (E) building to remain, all on same lot – 2 story- with basement – 7 unit apartment building w/ onsite parking, includes associated sitework *** w/ detached trash enclosure 17-248414-CO & 17-248408-MT***

Bldg B – 2 of 3 new buildings w/ (E) building to remain, all on same lot – 2 story with basement , 8 unit apartment building *** w/ 17-248411-MT ***

A building permit was issued to Hacker Architects for a project at 555 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New construction of six(story (above ground) building consisting of 90,400 SF with one level of underground parking consisting of 15,490 SF; five levels of office over ground floor retail , CLT floor system.

A building permit was issued for Tree Farm at 826 SE 3rd Ave:

New 6-story commercial building; 1st floor future retail tenant, lobby and trash room; floors 2-6 F2 occupancy; and associated site work, no occupancy this permit *** mechanical permit 17-196436 MT***

Metro Reports: 1440 SW Taylor, 1905 NW 23rd, 25 N Fargo, and more

1825 NW 23rd Ave

A building permit has been issued for a development at 1905 NW 23rd Ave

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers May 14th to May 20th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by DMS Architects for a project at 10215 SE Foster Rd:

Proposal is for a new 1,500 sf commercial building accessed by lot to south. Structure raised above flood plain.

A project at 25 N Fargo St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Jackson Main Architecture:

New construction of seven story mixed use building with 101 dwelling units. Incentive zone with affordable units and parking provided though none is required.

A project at 3240 N Williams Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Evident Architecture Office:

New mixed-use, 4 story building. 12 residential units over ground floor retail and parking.

A project at 9648 NE Couch St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

Work includes construction of one new residential mixed-use building including 54 residential rental units, ground floor retail, and at grade parking. Building to be 5-stories of wood frame construction over a 1-story concrete podium. Residential units are a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms.

A project at 206 NE Sacramento St has been submitted for Type II Historic Resource Review:

Proposal is for a 10-unit multi-family development in the R2 zone. Existing historic dwelling to be removed. Amenity bonuses are proposed to increase density from 7 units to 10 units.

A project at 626 SE Spokane St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 2 story, 12 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A project at 4064 N Mississippi Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Allied Works Architecture:

New construction of 4 story mixed use building with 15 market value units; two retail spaces ground level; associated site work (tenant improvement separate)

A project at 8928 SE Woodstock Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Contruct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with associated site work

The Magnolia 2 Apartments on land South of 3250 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by LRS Architects:

New 4 story affordable housing project building which includes 50 new living units and 9 new surface parking stalls at ground floor with common, outdoor play and patio areas totaling 44,584 sq.ft., Connecting to Phase I building.

The 1440 SW Taylor Apartments have been submitted for building permit review by Leeb Architecs:

New 5 story, 107 unit apartment building with onsite parking, includes associated sitework *** w/18-169035-MT permit ***

A project at 2940 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by Quilici Architecture & Design:

New 4 story, 32 unit apartment building with no onsite parking, includes associated sitework

A project with two buildings at 1340 N Dekum St has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New 3 story 15 unit apartment building to include 5 dwelling units per floor

Construct 3 story (18) unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 9211 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

New 3 story apartment building with 15 units, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft.

A project at 2106 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

New 3 story mixed use building with ground floor restaurant, 9 apartment units.

A project at 5410 SE 122nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 1 story building with new driveway and parking

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for a project at 1905 NW 23rd Ave (previously 1825 NW 23rd Ave):

New 5 story, 64 unit mixed use building with retail in first floor concrete podium. Landscaping, first floor parking and site utilities

A building permit was issued for a project at 6105 SE Cora St:

New 3-story 15-unit apartment complex, with attached trash enclosure, and associated site work

A building permit was issued to Valeant Architecture for a project at 2720 SE Steele St:

Construct new 3 story (7 unit) apartment building over carport; with attached bike storage and trash enclosure; new parking lot

550 SE MLK Approved By Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a mixed use building at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, which would include ground floor retail, 77 residential units and 63 long stay hotel rooms. The building is being designed by Works Progress Architecture, and will rise to a height of 94’-3” and 8 stories.  The hotel will operate under the same management as the neighboring Chamberlain Hotel, a historic building that is set to undergo a separate renovation. The project is being developed in collaboration by Urban Development + Partners and Beam Development. One level of underground parking would provide 39 vehicular parking spaces. 122 long term bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

550 SE MLK - Chamberlain Hotel

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Weekly Roundup: PSU Viking Pavilion, Fremont Place, Providence Park, and more

PSU Viking Pavilion

Construction has wrapped up on the PSU Viking Pavilion

In a 3-2 vote the City Council re-opened the door for approval of the Fremont Place Apartments, according to the Oregonian.  The Northwest Examiner asked why the issue was all about protecting views of the Fremont Bridge… until it was not?

The Business Tribune reported that the Bridgetown Lofts have been sold to Madison Park Financial Corporation for $55 million.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the affordable housing under construction at NW 14th & Raleigh in the Pearl.

Before its opening last week, the Oregonian had a sneak peak at the PSU Viking Pavilion.

The Portland City Council voted to increase building heights on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 to 160′, reports the Portland Mercury.

Work is wrapping up* on first-phase of Providence Park Expansion, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce. The second phase is expected in time for the opening of the spring 2019 MLS season.

Portland Monthly looked at Carbon 12the new condo tower that “is both sustainable and seismically strong.”

Portland Architecture talked with Carrie Strickland about the new era at Works Progress Architecture.

The Willamette Week reported that the Oregon ballot measure to fix housing finance prohibition has passed its first milestone.

The Oregonian reported on the Mayor’s conclusion that efforts to aid Portland’s black neighborhoods are an “abject failure”.

According to the Portland Business Journal Hilton has throw open the doors of its newest Portland luxury hotel, The Porter.

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Metro Reports: Reed College Residences, Yale Union, PSU Neuberger Hall, and more

A building permit was issued for a new residence hall to the north of the canyon on the Reed College campus

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers March 26th to April 1st, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Fieldwork Design & Architecture for a project at 121 N Beech St:

Future code: Proposal is for a new 5-story building with retail at ground level and 4 stories of office above. Drywell stormwater system.

Early Assistance has been requested by Fieldwork Design & Architecture for the Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters at 2045 N Vancouver Ave:

Future code: New 3-story office building with renovation and retrofit of existing one story structure. On site parking with associated site landscaping and utilities.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Dowl to discuss work on the Yale Union building at 800 SE 10th Ave:

Current code: This proposal aims to accomplish a seismic upgrade of the primary, historic Yale Union building (a URM) by reconstruction and expansion of the eastern half of the owned property.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to discuss a project at 9648 NE Couch St:

Current code: Project includes construction of one new residential mixed-use building including 40 rental units of varying sizes and ground floor retail along 97th Ave. Building is to be four stories of wood frame construction over one story mass timber. two stairs access each floor with one extending to the roof via roof hatch. Total project is approx. 32,500 SF with 16 on-grade parking spaces. The intention is to comply with Inclusionary Zoning requirements.

A project at 1715 NW 17th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by LRS Architects:

Core and shell upgrades to the existing building including seismic, roof replacement, new skylights, interior stairs, new elevator and addition of a second level instide the existing building footprint.

A project at SE 124th & Ash has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Construct new 4 story wood frame (175 unit) apartment building with courtyard bike parking; new car parking

A project with two buildings at 3539 N Gantenbein Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story 6-plex building, site work, and trash enclosure less than 120 sq. Ft. ****mechanical permit separate*****

New 3 story 6-plex building, site work, and trash enclosure less than 120 sq. Ft. ****mechanical permit separate*****

A project at NE 67th & Halsey has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story storage facility, parking, landscaping, and site improvements.

A building permit was issued to Hacker architects for the PSU Neuberger Hall Renovation:

PSU – Renovation of an existing 220,000 sf building. minimal seismic, MEP systems, interior renovation, new exterior facades. Addition of lightwell at West half of building. New elevators to mezzanines.

A building permit was issued to ZGF Architects for the Reed College Residence Hall:

new 4 story college dorm

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 6006 SE 53rd Ave (previously 5320 SE Woodstock Blvd):

New 3-story, 19 unit apartment building with associated site work. Multistory dwelling units at floors 2 and 3.

A building permit was issued for a project at 8085 SE 82nd Ave:

Construct new 3 story storage facility with 711 storage units, interior trash enclosure on main floor, includes associated site work