Focus: 33 Affordable Housing Developments Planned for Portland (images)

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments, currently under construction in the Central Eastside.

Last December the Portland Housing Bureau delivered its second annual State of Housing Report to the City Council. The report noted the many challenges facing Portland, including that in 2016 “data indicates that housing affordability in Portland in the last year has gotten worse, an issue that is disproportionately impacting low-income residents, Communities of Color, seniors, and individuals with disabilities”. Nonetheless, the report also looked at what the Bureau is doing to address these issues, including: gaining voter-approval of a $258 million Affordable Housing Bond; passage of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance; increasing urban renewal funding dedicated to affordable rental housing; and dedicating short-term rental revenue tax to affordable rental housing.

The report listed nearly 1,900 affordable housing units in the production pipeline, split between 33 developments. Next Portland is re-publishing the entire list, along with images and information about the architect / developer where we have it.

Some buildings on the list are exclusively reserved for lower income people, while others include a mix of market rate units and subsidized affordable units. Figures for levels of affordability, expressed as number of units reserved for individuals or families at a percentage of Area Median Income (AMI), are taken from the Housing Bureau Report. Buildings that include market units are only receiving city funding towards the affordable units. Note that this list does not contain any buildings which will be required to provide affordable housing as part of the newly passed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (which came into effect this month); any future projects funded through the voter approved affordable housing bond; any developments that are funded without the help of the Portland Housing Bureau; or any developments that have been allocated funding since the publication of the report late last year.

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Metro Reports: Tillamook Row, Riverplace Parcel 3, North18, and more

 

Riverplace Parcel 3

Riverplace Parcel 3, as presented to the Design Commission during the Design Advice phase in April

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 Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 4775 N Lombard St:

26 new apartment units.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5419 SE Woodstock Blvd:

2 New, 2-story multi-family building.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker Architects for a project at 3325 SE Division St:

Demo existing structure and build a new 26,000 sq ft multi-family building.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3035 SE 92nd Ave:

Proposal is to build a 30 unit apartment building. Existing residence will be demolished.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by MCA Architects to discuss a project at NW 13th & Quimby St:

Pre-application conference to discuss new 5-story self storage facility.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 2537 SE 13th Ave:

Request to change zoning from R2 to R1, to accommodate a 4-unit condo project.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 3714 SW Macadam Ave:

Pre-application conference to discuss Block 40 South Waterfront – single block mixed use development divided into 2 parcels.

A project at 12315 SE Division St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by AAI Engineering:

Proposal is for a 112 sf of self-storage facility with associated parking, utilities and landscaping.

A project at 20 NE Tillamook St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Green Hammer:

Proposal is for a net zero energy 16-unit apartment complex developed in four buildings organized around a central courtyard and a commons buildiing. Project, named Tillamook Row, includes one, two and three bedroom units with covered bike parking and garbage/recycling as well as surface parking lot with seven parking spaces.

Riverplace Parcel 3 has been submitted for Type IIx Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

A 14-story and 6-story two-tower mixed-use structure with retail and amenity space on the first floor, approx 372 units and 180 garage parking spaces.

A project at 1331 NW 17th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

Proposal is for development of 3/4 block mixed-use multi-family residential buildinig with ground floor parking and one floor of below-grade structured parking.

North18 at 1134 NW 18th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by YBA Architects:

New 12-story mixed use building.

A project at 2212 SE Lambert St has been submitted for building permit review by EPR Design:

Construct new 3 story (5) unit apartment building with tucked under garages; associated site work

A project at 1428 SE 19th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

New construction of 3 story building with rooftop deck 13 residential units 8 (R2) 5407sf, 5(R1) 1703sf. 8 commercial unit 2(M) 510sf and 5(B) 770sf

A project at 7032 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story six plex, no parking, detached trash enclosure less than 120sf in area, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued to Jivanjee Circosta Architecture for a project at 5885 SW Macadam Ave:

New construction of 4 story multifamily building with 31 units(building 1) and 3 story multifamily building with 33 units (building 2) connected with 3 fl skybridge.With onsite parking, site improvements and site amenities

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for a project at 989 NE 61st Ave (formerly 6006 NE Holladay):

New 118,162 sf four story self storage building**with 15-280089-MT**

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

North18 returns in front of Design Commission as 11 story tower (images)

North18 has returned in front of the Design Commission, in the form of an 11 story bar tower. The building by YBA Architects previously received Design Advice in January of this year, at which time it consisted of a 6 story building with townhome units at the ground level. As now proposed the 119’-10” tall building would include 168 residential units above ground floor retail. Two levels of underground parking are planned, which allows the building to exceed the 75′ height limit that would otherwise exist on the site.

North18

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Weekly Roundup: Ahavath Achim, Block 290, 1510 NE Multnomah, and more

Con-way Block 290

Image from the Design Review submission for the Slabtown Square at Con-way Block 290, by YBA Architects

As Portland gets ready to implement Inclusionary Zoning for the first time, the DJC reported* on the discussions being held by the Inclusionary Housing Panel of Experts. The panel is working to “recommend a set [of regulations] that provides affordable housing without discouraging development.”

OPB reported that the Portland City Council voted to refer a $258 million bond measure for affordable housing to the voters in November. If approved, the measure would create 1,300 housing units, at a cost of $75 a year in taxes for the typical homeowner.

Portland Shoupistas asked if the Portland City Council suppressed the supply of housing in 2013 when in many areas of the city it added minimum parking requirements for buildings with more than 30 units. This Wednesday the City Council will consider zoning changes related to parking in Northwest Portland. Members of the NW Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee are likely to request that the City Council extend the minimum parking requirements into the Northwest District.

A historic synagogue at 3225 SW Barbur Blvd could be threatened by new development, according to the Willamette Week. The distinctive dome of Ahavath Achim was designed by noted mid-century architect John Storrs. A recent Early Assistance application was received by the City for a 30-unit apartment complex on the site.

The Northwest Examiner reported [PDF] that Guardian Real Estate Services is placing the Slabtown Square at Con-way Block 290 on hold as it reconsiders its options for the site. The project was scheduled to go before the Design Commission on May 19th, but was rescheduled to a date “TBD”. The paper also revealed that XPO Logistics, who bought Con-way last year, are “looking to sell the seven remaining unclaimed acres in the [Con-way] Masterplan area to a national developer.”

The Business Tribune wrote about 1510 NE Multnomahthe 677 unit development by Holst Architecture, planned for the parking lot of the Regal Lloyd Center 10 & IMAX. The project had its first Design Review hearing on June 30th.

The Portland City Council voted to approve a policy that will make closing sidewalks and bike lanes a “last resort” during construction projects.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Broadway Tower, according to the Portland Business Journal. The Portland Chronicle covered the demolition of the Oregonians Credit Union building, which was formerly located on the site.

The City has fired the contractor that was developing ITAP, the new permitting software for the Bureau of Development Services. Despite spending $3.9 million on the project to date, the software is years behind schedule and nowhere near complete.

Next City asked if National Treasure designation will save Veterans Memorial Coliseum?

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability).

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan, showing a possible development scenario approximating future growth in the Pearl District over 20 years (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability). At least two of the sites shown as potentially developable have current proposals on them.

It is just over a year since Next Portland last did a roundup of the tallest buildings planned or under construction in Portland. At that time, we counted 25 buildings over 100′ in height planned. Today we count 40. Given the length of time it takes to complete a high rise building, many of the buildings on the 2016 were also on the 2015 list. Four buildings are no longer on the list this year, due to having been completed: Block 17, Pearl West, the Aster Tower and Park Avenue West. Seven buildings that were still in the design phase last year are now under construction. No building on last year’s list is known to have been cancelled.

Read on to see our complete list. Where possible, the heights given are the building height as defined in the Portland Zoning Code and published in the Design Commission’s Final Findings. In some cases the heights have been estimated.

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Metro Reports: Grove Hotel, 9101 SE Foster, 5166 SE Division and more

Grove Hotel

A partial demolition permit was issued for the Grove Hotel. The annex on SW 4th Ave will be demolished. The main building facing W Burnside will be rehabilitated.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

BAMA Architecture and Design have requested Early Assistance for a project at 15847 SE Powell Blvd: 

Proposal is for construction of new 19 bed residential care facility for persons with physical or mental disability. Odot owns frontage and must attend ea meeting. Existing residence will be demolished.

Mackenzie have submitted a project at 2800 NW Front Ave for Conditional Use Review:

Conditional use review for acessory office over 25,000, SF as required for Guilds Lake Industrial Sanctuary Plan District. Adjustment for reduction of parking lot interior trees.

A partial demolition permit was issued for the Grove Hotel:

partial – interior non-structural demolition of south SRO portion of the building and demolition to grade of the north one-story portion of the building.

Hacker Architects have submitted 9101 SE Foster Rd for building permit review:

4 story mixed use development with ground floor retail and 3 floors of apartments

Architecture Building Culture have submitted a project at N Interstate and Jarrett St for building permit review:

Build a new three story 12 unit apartment/condo building constructed of fifteen prefabricated modules set and finished on site. *electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits to be obtained separately*

A building permit was issued for a project at 5166 SE Division St: 

Construct 3 story 14 unit apartment building; with underground parking and associated site work

A building permit was issued to YBA Architects for a project at 1208 SE Ankeny St:

Construct new 4 story with basement, 27 unit apartment building; with associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 4304 SW Hillsdale Ct:

Construct new 3 story building with basement; new landscaping and associated site work;

Metro Reports: Hoyt Street Yards Block 20, Worldmark by Wyndham, Burnside Delta and more

Worldmark by Wyndham

The Worldmark by Wyndham, as presented to the Historic Landmarks Commission in January

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

The City of Portland has requested Design Advice for the renovation of the Portland Building:

Preservation and renovation of the Portland Building.

YBA Architects have requested Design Advice for a project at 1134 NW 18th Ave:

Proposal is for mixed use development with retail space on ground floor, a row of townhomes and at-grade double height car parking with stacking semi-automated parking system.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2515 SE 41st Ave:

12 unit residential building, will need new sewer.

Tahran Architecture & Planning have requested Early Assistance for a project at 5325 NE Irving St:

Demolish home and build new attached condos (7 units total).

SERA Architects have requested Early Assistance related to the Worldmark by Wyndham at 221 SW Naito Parkway:

Early Assistance Meeting, as follow-up to Pre-Application Conference EA 14-2178.37 for a Type III Historic Resources Review for 6-story, 67,000 sqare foot, 70′ tall building for vacation ownership units.

Boora Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project on Block 20 of the Hoyt Street Yards property in the Pearl:

Project proposal is for a high-rise condo building.

SERA Architects have applied for a Conditional Use Review and Design Review for a hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave:

Conditional Use Review for 15 story, 221 room hotel. See EA 15-210283 for information.

New construction of 15 floor hotel.

A Design Review application has been submitted for a project at 10506 E Burnside St:

50-unit mid rise apartment complex. Ground level tuck under parking and additional surface parking.

The Burnside Delta by Vallaster Corl Architects has been submitted for Design Review:

new 7-story building with some ground-level retail and a total of 85 residential units. The ground level will include 56 bicycle parking spaces and 18 vehicle parking spaces. 7 modifications outlined in application.

Jones Architecture have submitted a renovation of the Fisk Tire Company Building at 1236 NW Flanders St for Historic Resource Review:

Changes include a new loading dock, replacment of all existing window panels, new stroefront entrance doors, new roofing on existing entry canopy, new ada lift and new exterior lighting. Loading dock replacment and expansion will be in the ROW

LRS Architects have submitted a renovation of the Towne Storage Building at 17 SE 3rd Ave for Historic Resource Review:

Core/shell renovation to historic building for creative offices and retail

A building permit is under review for a project at 5606 N Greeley Ave:

New 2 story 4-plex, slightly sloped lot with associated site work

A building permit was issued to Design Department Architecture for the conversion of a building at 930 SE Sandy Blvd:

Change of occupancy from F-1 to A-2. Interior demolition and new walls to reduce existing kitchen and alter sales area to dining area, (2) ADA bathrooms. Exterior work: new parapet at west property line.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at  8510 N Ivanhoe:

New construction. Three story 20-unit apartment building. New 550sf gross bike and trash enclosure on west side of the lot

Metro Reports: Overland Warehouse Company Building, Marriott City Center expansion, Grant Park Village Phase II and more

Overland Warehouse Company

The Overland Warehouse Company renovation by Emerick Architects

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Emerick Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 130 NE 6th Ave:

New five story creative office bldg with retail/restaurant space on ground floor.

SERA Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 718 NE 12th Ave:

Multi-story urban self-service storage building with ground floor commercial space.

Urban Development Group have requested Early Assistance for a project at 4926 SE Division St:

New mixed-use building.

Tiland-Schmidt Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1445 N Hayden Island Dr:

New single story retail building with 45 parking stalls on existing vacant pad.

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss an expansion of the Portland Marriott City Center at 620 SW Washington St:

Expanison of Marriot Hotel. 4 story adition above the existing parking garage to connect to existing hotel. 127 additional rooms.

YBA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1134 NW 18th Ave:

Proposal is for mixed use development with retail space on grd floor, a row of townhomes and at-grade double height car parking with stacking semi-automated parking system.

Lever Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss Framework at 430 NW 10th Ave:

Proposal is for 12 story timber framed bldg which will consist of one level of grd floor retail and five levels of office, five levels of workforce housing and a rooftop amenity space.

LRS Architects have submitted Grant Park Village Phase II for Design Review:

Constructin of a new 5 story market rate housing project with one level of sub-grade parking.

Koz Development have submitted 2161 SW Yamhill St for Historic Resource Review:

See comments in file EA 15-226895 appt. New apartment building consisting of 30 dwelling units. Total of three stories above grade with one below. Requesting a design modification to required setbacks.

A building permit was issued to Emerick Architects for the conversion of the Overland Warehouse Company Building at 205 NW 4th Ave:

Partial change of occupancy from S-1 to B on 2nd and 3rd floor. Seismic upgrade. Extensive interior demolition and new walls on levels 1-3, new storefront. New stairs and elevator.