Tower at 550 SE MLK receives Design Advice (images)

A mixed use tower at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The 13 story building is being designed by Works Progress Architecture, and will contain retail, hotel and residential uses. The hotel will operate under the same management as the neighboring Chamberlain Hotel, a historic building that will undergo a separate renovation. The project is being developed in collaboration by Urban Development + Partners and Beam Development.

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Metro Reports: 1510 NE Multnomah St Phase II, 3403 N Mississippi, Cathedral Flats, and more

Site Plan for 1510 NE Multnomah St (Phase II) as presented to the City for the Pre-Application Conference in October 2016

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.

Design Advice has been requested by Holst Architects for 1510 NE Multnomah St (Phase II):

Proposal is to develop the existing parking east of Sears and the site currently occupied by Lloyd cinemas into a mixed use community.

The project has also been submitted for Type III Design Review:

Project is for new development on site currently occupied by Lloyd cinemas and the existing parking lot east of Sears into a mixed use community. It will include three “5-over-1” buildings that together contain 520 apartment units. Buildings 1 & 2 share underground parking facility for resident use only.

Early Assistance has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 2517 SE 82nd Ave:

New affordable housing projet (LIHTC awarded through 2016 OHCS): 4-story transit-oriented mixed-use multi-family residential w/48 low-income units, ground floor commercial, & 18 parking stalls.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the N Williams Center at 2156 N Williams Ave:

Proposal is to demolish 2 existing one story commercial buildings. Build new affordable apartment project, 55′ tall, 5 story, 66 units, 78,000 sf, plus 2 story, 4 units, 5,000 sf with basement bike parking; total 70 units, 83,000 sf, 32 spaces. Exist community service use to remain, thus inst. Dev. Stds, CU.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects for a project at 2135 NW 29th Ave:

Project will allow development to proceed with residential development prior to change in zoning from EG to R1 and EX. Project also includes a street vacation.

A project at 919 N Cook St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment review by Works Progress Architecture:

Request is for an adjustment to loading standard for (1) standard a space to (1) standard b space. New core and shell, development of 4-story wood frame construction over a 2-story concrete podium/daylight baement level for workspace. Proposed wholesale or industrial service use on upper levels and proposed retail or office and parking on lower levels. Two stairs and one elevator accesses each floor. Project to be costructed on vacant lot.

A project at 2034 NW 27th Ave has been submitted for a Type III Zoning Map Amendment:

Properties in question are located at 2638 nw wilson st and 2034 nw 27th ave. There are two warehouses on the property both of which will remaiin.The property has been included in the city’s mixed employment zoning project. Applicant wishes to pursue a zone change in compliance with the comp plan that will result in the same zoning designation for the property that the city has already proposed in the ME project.

A project at 3403 N Mississippi Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

New 6 story, 214 apartment building with 126 basement & 17 ground level parking stalls and 2400 GSF retail space

A project at 6917 N Charleston Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Crescent Custom Homes:

Construct new 3 story (4) unit apartment building with associated site work. 4.5 ft retaining wall

A project at 3325 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by Hacker Architects:

Construct new 4 story, 30 unit apartment building, trash area at main floor of building, includes associated site work

A project at 10734 NE Wygant St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story apartment building; three bedroom flats and townhouse style on top and associated site work as well as 87 sf trash enclosure

A project at 2502 SE 29th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

New 4-story, 50 unit, apartment building with basement garage and ground floor retail. Stormwater is proposed to be disposed of through stormwater planters at the south property line. Ground floor retail/coffee shop space is shell and restroom only, future tenant improvements under separate permit at a later date.

A project at 4806 SE 16th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of four level(three story plus basement) self-storage facility. Scope includes site improvements, parking and landscaping. S1 and B accessory use.

A project at 8045 SE 82nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

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

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for the Cathedral Flats at 7228 N Burlington Ave:

Construct new 2 story (24 unit) apartment building with associated site work


This post originally identified the architects of 2502 SE 29th Ave as Otak. The post has been corrected to indicate that the architects for the project are William Wilson Architects.

Metro Reports: Prometheus Property, 418 SW 2nd, 404 NW 23rd Ave, and more

404 NW 23rd Ave

404 NW 23rd Ave by Works Progress Architecture, as presented to the Historic Landmarks Commission in October of this year

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.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5640 NE Killingsworth St:

Proposal is to develop site with up to 15 units residential housing.

Early Assistance has been requested by MWA Architects for a project at 2133 N Argyle St:

This project is for a mixed use/mixed income multi-family residential development. Approximately 15,000 sf commercial/retail with 215 apartment units.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 1732 NE 2nd Ave:

New construction of a 6-story, multi-family, 77-unit, mixed-used building with ground floor retail and an outdoor plaza on the south side of the property. Stormwater managed through onsite drywell.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects for a project at 418 SW 2nd Ave (“Ankeny Blocks” Block 38):

New 20-story mixed-use building with ground floor retail, office space on floors 2-8, and 182 multi-family units on floors 9-20, with 4 floors of below-grade parking.

A project at 5009 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by TVA Architects:

Proposal is for new construction of multi-story apartment building. Existing buildings will be demolished.

A project at 8614 N Crawford St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by GBD Architects:

Proposal is to build a five story multi-family residential development of approx. 157 apartments. The ground level includes the entry lobby, parking, utility spaces, walk-up apartments and amenity spaces. The second floor roof terrace will have an eco-roof and raised planter areas along with private terraces at each of the apartments facing the eco-roof.

GBD Architects have submitted two Type III Design Review applications for buildings on the Prometheus Property in South Waterfront:

Two high-rise residential towers, each building consisting of around 7,000sf of retail and 300-550 market rate apartments and below grade parking.

New construction of two seven story mixed-use buildings, each building consisting of approx. 5,000 sf of retail, 200-300 market rate apartments and 150-250 off-street parking stalls in one level of structured underground parking and a partial level of structured at-grade parking.

A project at 6620 N Richmond Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by SERA Architects:

Project is a new five story multi-family apartment building with one level of sub-grade parking.

A project at 1440 SW Taylor St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Leeb Architects:

Request is for approval of a type III design review to allow construction of a development of a seven story mixed use building, consisting of a five-story wood frame building over a two level podium with a concrete structure. 107 dwelling units.

A project at 2222 NW Raleigh St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

New mixed-use building with 173 units, ground floor retail and 110 parking spaces. Vehicle ramp is proposed on NW Raleigh, with 2 modifications: bike parking width & vehicle parking width.

A project at 1116 SW Washington St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by ZGF Architects:

Project is new construction of high-rise with underground parking, retail on first two floors, office space of up to six floors and up to 213 residential units.

A project at 404 NW 23rd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

New four story residential building with both structured and surface parking. Twenty one units are proposed and a total of 37 parking spaces. A roof deck is proposed.

A project at 2220 NW Pettygrove St has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

Construct new 4 story with basement (43) unit apartment building; associated site work

A series of building permits have been submitted by Green Hammer for Tillamook Row at 20 NE Tillamook St:

Construct 2 story (3) unit apartment building with attached bike storage area

Construct 3 story (3) unit apartment building

Construct 3 story (5) unit apartment building

Construct new 3 story (5) unit apartment building; associated sitework and detached trash enclosure under 120sq ft

Construct new 2 story common building with office, restroom, and assembly area on main fl; fitness area on second fl

A project at 310 SE 12th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

New 4 story 84 unit apartment building with basement garage and bike storage; associated site work

A project at 15847 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by BAMA Architecture and Design:

Construct new 2 story 19 bed care facility; landscaping and associated site improvements;

A building permit was issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 6811 NE Grand Ave:

New 4 story apartment building with 22 units, 104 sq ft detached trash enclosure. Unit in SE corner of 1st floor to be live work unit.

A building permit was issued for the Holladay Park Plaza East at 1350 NE 17th Ave:

New 2 story above grade 10 unit adult living apartments with 2 levels of underground parking

A building permit was issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 410 NE Dekum St (previously 422 NE Dekum St):

Construct new 4 story, 22 unit apartment builidng, one unit is live/work, no parking, trash and bike storage at main level, includes associated site work

Metro Reports: Jupiter Hotel, 1201 NW Naito, Kellogg Middle School and more

Jupiter Hotel

A building permit was issued for the Jupiter Hotel expansion

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at SW 36th Ave & Troy St:

New Mixed Use Building on vacant sloping lot. First 2 stories office and retail top 2 stories will have 4-8 apartments.

Early Assistance has been requested by Michael Green Architecture for a project at 1053-1201 NW Naito Parkway:

New 7-18 story Apartment Building – Timber (CLT) Construction – 2 levels for parking. 3 Development plans, some affordable housing proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1945 NW Raleigh St:

New 4 story 18 unit apartment building.

Early Assistance has been requested by Encore Architects for a project at 1337 E Burnside St:

The project consists of a six-story approximately 200 unit apartment building with below-grade parking for approx. 118 vehicles.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 2880 SE Division St:

4-story mixed-use multi-family apartment project with ground floor leasable space, lobby, MEP/Utility/Service space, and three elevated apartment floor levels (combo of studio and one-bedroom units for a total of 67 units). Onsite surface parking will be provided. They may need an adjustment to parking stall width.

Early Assistance has been requested by Oh Planning + Design for a project at Kellogg Middle School

Redevelopment of middle school (Kellogg Middle School), either by new addition and renovations – or replacement of 100,000+ sq ft school.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Köz Development for a project at 1111 NW 16th Ave:

New 95 studio unit apartment building, no parking proposed. A eco roof for stormwater management with flow through planters in the courtyard to manage impervious areas outside of the roof.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled for a project at 1500 NE Irving St: 

Proposal is new construction of a four story apartment building with 60 units with tuck under grade level parkiing. Existing parking lot to be re-striped to provide parking lots for both existing office and new apartment building.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Work Progress Architecture for a project at 330 SW 10th Ave:

New 23 Story Mixed Use Building – Existing Historic Federal Exchange Building to remain on site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by TVA Architects for a project at 820 SE Alder St:

New multi-family residential development with ground floor retail and underground parking garage. 6 stories (67′ tall) with a combo of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom living units.

A project at 1650 NW Naito Parkway has been submitted for Type III Design Review by TVA Architects:

new 17 story apartment building. 258 residential units are proposed. The first floor will have both residential and parking. There are 192 underground parking spaces. The access for the parking would be from NW Naito. Two loading spaces are proposed. The property will be divided to create a 79,700 square foot site for this development.

A project at 306 SE 8th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Demo existing building, new development of 7 story 120 unit residential apartment building with ground floor retail and underground parking. 2 modifications , bike parking width &size of parking stalls.

A foundation permit was issued for 1133 SW Market St:

STR – to include Structure, Shoring, Ground Improvements and MEP underground

A building permit was issued to Studio3 Architecture for a project at 4030 N Vancouver Ave:

New mixed use building, 5 stories with ground floor commercial use and 49 apartment units above

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for the Jupiter Hotel Expansion:

Construct new 6 story mixed use building, includes event space and restaurant, floors 3-6 are hotel rooms, no parking. Site work and stormwater management included.

Metro Reports: 1260 Lloyd Center, The Amy, NW 19th & Quimby, and more

19th & Quimby

A building permit was issued for the 19th & Quimby apartments

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Holst Architecture for a project at 2221 N Argyle St:

Questions about proposal for new construction for number of units to achieve max density for household and group living.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 1944 SE Tacoma St:

Consolidate tax lots and build a new multi-family building (12 dwelling units)

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Waterleaf Architecture, Interiors & Planning to discuss a project at 1260 Lloyd Center (currently Sears):

Pre-application conference for renovation and expansion of existing four story, 145,000 sf anchor. First and second floor will be multi-tenant use; demolition of 4th floor and expansion of third floor from 37,000 to 75,000 sf.

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for The Amy at 2031 SW 10th Ave:

New 5 story wood framed apartment building above one level of below grade parking

A building permit was issued for the NW 19th & Quimby apartments:

New 6 story apartment bldg. w/ 88 units. PT podium with 5 stories wood frame construction above w/ on grade parking.

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 7017 NE Grand Ave:

Construct new 3 story, 12 unit apartment building, 2 buildings are attached by stairs and landings on each end, 2 detached trash enclosures (less than 120 sf each) no parking, site utilities included

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 3605 SE 38th Ave (formerly 3730 SE Powell Blvd):

Construct new 3 story (30 unit) apartment building with associated site work and detached trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft.

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Restoration Hardware at 474 NW 23rd Ave:

New 4 story construction with basement parking garage and rooftop story comprising stair enclosure, open air pavilion and trellis structure

NW Flanders Co-Housing goes before Landmarks Commission (images)

A proposed co-housing development in Northwest Portland has gone before the Historic Landmarks Commission to receive Design Advice. The project design is by Works Progress Architecture (until recently known as Works Partnership), and would include 21 dwelling units at the upper levels, with common amenity spaces for the building’s residents at the ground floor.

404 NW 23rd Ave

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Metro Reports: 1638 W Burnside, Old Town Chinatown Block 33, 550 SE MLK, and more

1638 W Burnside St

Site plan for 1638 W Burnside St, as submitted for the Pre-Application Conference in September

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.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 1638 W Burnside St:

HEARING – Construction of a new 7 to 8 story mixed use building. There would be 134 residential units, 94 structured parking spaces and ground floor commercial facing West Burnside and Southwest Alder. The entrance to the garage is on SW 16th.

Design Advice has been requested by Works Progress Architecture (formerly Works Partnership) for a project at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Construction of a new 13 story hotel and residential development on on/half block site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by William Kaven Architecture for a project on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 at 125 NW 4th Ave:

Full Block mixed use development with 5 levels of residential over 4 levels office over ground floor retail/market and lobby with 2 levels of below grade parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects for a project at 8614 N Crawford St:

New 5-story multi-family residential development – approximately 155 units.

A project at 2869 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Zoning Plan Check by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

206 unit, 6-story apartment building with basement parking and partial retail on the first floor.

A project at 5036 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by TVA Architects:

New 6-story 64′ high, 89 unite mixed-use/multi-family. It includes on off-site surface parking and bike parking.

A project at 1904 SE Tacoma St has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

New six plex apartment building with onsite parking

A building permit was issued for a project at 6015 SW Virginia Ave (formerly 6003 SW Virginia):

Construct new, 3 story, 19 unit apartment building, no parking, trash room is at interior ground floor, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 2350 SE 37th Ave (formerly 3701 SE Caruthers):

New 4 story 30 unit apartment building with (1) retail space on ground floor. Site improvements and flow-through planter.

Metro Reports: Iron Fireman Building, 1500 SW Taylor, 550 SE MLK, and more

Iron Fireman

Interior view of the renovated Iron Fireman Building

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by YBA Architects for a project at 6129 N Lombard St:

New 4 story mixed use development commercial 1st floor 42 apartments with 18 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested by Green Hammer for a project at 20 NE Tillamook St:

Proposal is for five buildings with a total of 17 units of residential 1-3 bedroom apartments with eight spaces of off-street parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Partnership for a project at 87 SE Stark St:

Proposal is to construct a new five story parking garage with 250 spaces to support new proposed commercial development at 151 se alder. Existing one story shed to be demolished.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Partnership for a project at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Proposal is for construction of a new 13 story hotel and residential development on one/half block site which is currently paved parking.Site will have ground floor retail with two levels of below grade parking; roof will include decks and amenity space.

A project at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by TVA Architects:

5 story apartment building wit 89 units & parking

A project at 2025 SW Vermont St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by COLAB Architecture:

Multi dwelling development of household living use. Ten units total with associated site improvements. ROW improvements and dedications for SW Vermont and SW Idaho streets per separate Public Works Permit.

A project at 3434 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by C2K Architecture:

Renovation of existing building to include retail and commercial uses along Sandy Boulevard and development mechanic’s shop into commercial bakery. Existing parking to be converted to amenity space.

A project at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New construction of five story with mezzanine building with 90 residential units, three retail spaces and 19 surface parking stalls.

A project at 930 NW 14th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Bora Architects:

Construction of a new 10-story mixed-use building with ground floor retail, office space on floors 2-4, and residential units on floors 5-10. Two levels of below grade parking with 143 spaces proposed – with the garage entrance on NW14th.

A project at 1500 SW Taylor St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

11-story residential apartment development over below-grade structured parking.

A project at 1525 N Webster St has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New 4 story apartment building with 29 units with associated site work

The Grant Warehouse Redevelopment at 3368 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Carleton Hart Architecture:

New 5 story, multi-family building with 80 units and ground floor retail (future). Site work includes new parking, circulation paths and landscaping.

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for the renovation of the Iron Fireman building at 4784 SE 17th Ave:

Core and shell build out of 78,246 SF of 108,066 SF building; 2 exterior steel exit discharge stairs, 1 new exit access stair, new entrance stair and ramp. Add interior walls to create 10 new tenant spaces, lobby area, common restrooms, bike storage area; voluntary seismic upgrade. No occupancy this permit. Separate tenant improvement permits required.

A building permit was issued to Geza Development for a project at 1775 N Lombard St (formerly 1841 N Lombard):

New 3 story – 18 unit apartment building – with associated site utilities and landscaping-attached trash enclosure

A building permit was issued to Marathon Acquisition and Development for the Mississippi Apartments (East) at 777 N Cook St:

New mixed use 5 story building, first floor parking, first floor commercial use and apartments with apartments above

Metro Reports: Hoyt20, 419 SW 4th, 51 NE Weidler, and more

606 NE 20th Ave

A builing permit was issued for the Hoyt20 Apartments

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.

Design Advice has been requested and a Pre-Application Conference scheduled by Works Partnership for a project at 404 NW 23rd Ave:

Proposal is for a new four story development with basement and surface parking. The roof will have a deck and be used for mechanical storage.

Proposal is for a new four story multi-unit development with basement parking and a provision for additional at grade surface parking. The roof will include a deck and mechanical storage.

Design Advice has been requested by ZGF Architects for a project at 419 SW Washington St:

30-story mixed use (housing/hotel) with five stories of underground parking. Existing building has a two stories of below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Wilson Architects for a project at 2502 SE 29th Ave:

New four story, 50 unit apartment building with basement garage and ground floor retail.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 5009 N Interstate Ave:

Proposed project is a 5-story apartment building with 70+ residential apartments. Ground level surface parking will be provided, as well as secure bike room. Will go through design review instead of meeting community design standards. Adjustment to drive through aisle will be requested.

Early Assistance has been requested by Mackenzie for a project at 627 SE Division Pl:

Demo existing structures and construct a new 4 story self-storage facility.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hennebery Eddy Architects for a project at 341 SW 10th Ave:

Early Assistance w/meeting to discuss an addition of up to 2 floors on top of the existing building, which houses a “walk-in” theatre. Those floors would include add’l theatres, food service, common space, and potentially offices.

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project at 1725 SE Tenino St:

Proposal is for a new apartment building with 78 units. Existing structures will be demolished.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by LRS Architects for a project at 51 NE Weidler St:

Proposal for a mixed use full block development. Ground floor auto dealership facing Broadway and commercial tenant spaces facing Weidler. Below grade parking and behicle service bay for dealership operations. One level of residential parking above the dealership with five floors of residential units. Outdoor terrace and green roof over residential parking structure.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Holst Architecture regarding 1510 NE Multnomah St:

New mixed use development of 2, 6 story 1st floor retail/live work apartment buildings. Approximately 520 market rate units with below grade parking.

A project at 1825 NW 23rd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Partnership:

Type III Design Review for a 5-story mixed use building with ground-level retail. Project includes basement parking.

A project at 6805 SE 52nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

New 3 story mixed use building with (15) apartments and (2) retail spaces, site improvements, detached trash enclosure and gazebo each less than 120 sq ft.

New 3 story apartment building with (12) units

A project at 9525 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 2 story (7 unit) apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued to MCA Architects for The Woodlark hotel at 813 SW Alder St:

Combine Woodlark Building (B occupancy) and Cornelius Hotel (R-2 occupancy) into a single Hotel (R-1 occupancy,) with 150 rooms, restaurant, bar and retail amenity area. (see 15-173142 CO for interior demolition permit)

A building permit was issued for a project at 7711 SW Capitol Highway (previously 7707 SW Capitol Highway):

New four story apartment building, 72 units, approximately 40 parking stalls, 2 retail spaces, ***demo permit for existing structure to be obtained separately***

A building permit was issued for the Hoyt20 Apartments at 620 NE 20th Ave:

New construction of a 6-story 59unit apartment building including parking and retail on level 1. Levels 3-6 contain a mix of apartment including studios, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedrooms. Level 6 also has an amenity deck along the west property line. Retail space on level 1 is to be built out under a separate permit with no occupancy this permit. Demo of existing building to be under separate permit. Demo plans included for reference only.

A building permit was issued for a project at 6400 N Montana Ave (previously 6404 N Montana):

New 6 unit, 3 story apartment with associated site work and landscaping

Weekly Roundup: The Woodlark, 1127 SW Morrison, 5 MLK, and more

Cornelius-Woodlark

Image of The Woodlark hotel, after renovation

Architect magazine released its top 50 firms of the year, with Portland-based ZGF Architects in the #1 place. Also on the list from Portland was Hacker, at #13. In the design rankings of nationwide firms Works Partnership came in at #5, ZGF at #7 and Hacker at #17.

A single story commercial building at SW 12th & Morrison is about to be demolished, reports the Portland Business Journal. The building will make way for the 1127 SW Morrison office building.

The DJC reported on how “Sellwood growth stirs residents“*. Projects planned or under construction in the neighborhood include Spokane.137119 SE Milwaukie, Galaxie Lofts and Sellwood Bridgehead.

Knot Springs Spa & Fitness has opened in the Burnside Bridgehead tower Yardaccording to the Portland Business Journal. The 11,500 sq ft facility “offers monthly memberships as well as services by appointment”.

The Oregonian reported that ‘Top Chef’ finalist Doug Adams will be opening a restaurant named Bullard in The Woodlarkthe Downtown hotel that be created in the Hotel Cornelius and Woodlark building. Existing business Johnny Sole, currently located at the site, will close according to the Portland Business Journal.

City Observatory asked if inclusionary zoning in Portland is “a good way to provide more affordable housing, or will it actually worsen the constrained housing supply that’s a big cause of higher rents?”

The Portland Business Journal wrote that the Portland Development Commission has agreed to spend a further $1 million to demolish the feed mill building at Centennial Mills. Current plans still envision the retention of the iconic flour mill.

An investigation by The Oregonian covered how Commissioner Saltzman withdrew the award of city owned land and funding for Meta Housing’s Creators Collective project, and instead gave it to Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives Inc, for their King Parks project.

The Abigail, the latest affordable housing development in the Pearl, had a grand opening on Friday. The 155-unit apartment building includes 128 units for families making between 30 and 60 % of area median family income.

Places over Time wrote about the latest iteration of 5 MLK in “How I Learned to Stop Being and Architect and Design by Committee.”

The Foster Powell blog wrote about the 131 Units of Housing Coming to Foster at 5811 SE Boise, with more on the way at other sites.

The Portland Business Alliance endorsed the city’s affordable housing bond as an “important part of the equation to address housing affordability in Portland,” reports the Portland Business Journal.

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