News Roundup: West End Medical Center, PDX Concourse E, Benson High School, and more

The West End Medical Center is being designed by ZGF Architects for Rendina Healthcare Real Estate and The Portland Clinic.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about planned West End Medical Center at 804 SW 12th Ave. The seven-story, 140,000-square-foot medical office building will include a new downtown home for The Portland Clinic*.

The PDX Concourse E Extension had a soft opening in July. The Oregonian noted the project added the first new gates to the airport in twenty years. While work on the extension itself is complete, the Business Tribune wrote about how some concessions are not yet open due to the pandemic.

A proposed development at 2124 NW Flanders St would displace low-income residents, reports Street Roots. Writing after the project’s first hearing, Building on History described why the Historic Landmarks Commission has no power to deny or delay the demolition of the Nathan Simon House currently located on the site.

The Portland Public Schools board approved a $1.2 billion bond for November ballot, reported OPB. The bond will include funds to renovate Jefferson High School and to finish modernizing Benson High School. Building on Historic wrote about the proposed design for Benson High School, which was recently approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission.

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Metro Reports: Pearl Building East, Bridgeport Brewery, 1531 N Alberta, and more

Pearl Building East
The Pearl Building East was approved in 2017, however the approval is now expiring. Review of the building permit, submitted in 2019, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City Council is currently considering an ordinance that would extend the life of land use reviews approved in the past three years. If Council does not adopt an amendment that would let Pearl East move take advantage of this the project will need to be re-submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review.

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 July 6th, 2020 to July 12th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2359 SE 124th Ave:

Applicant proposes to develop the project site to support a new commercial/retail building. The lot is currently vacant and has some existing structures and paved areas which will be removed in preparation for the proposed improvements. The lot is zoned CM2 and all improvements will fall under the allowed outright uses of the CM2 zone. Proposed site improvements include the construction of two buildings, a driveway and a parking/loading area in between the two buildings. All stormwater runoff from the impervious parking area will be disposed on-site via an infiltration swale and roof runoff will be retained and infiltrated onsite via drywells underneath the parking area. Building construction will be phased such that the rear building will be constructed first.

Early Assistance has been requested by ZGF Architects for a project on the site of the former Bridgeport Brewery at 1313 NW Marshall St:

Development of full block retaining historic structures.

Early Assistance has been requested by William / Kaven Architecture for a project at 3114 SE Belmont St:

5-story apartment building with 24 total units, 2 affordable units at 60% MFI. Drywell in SW corner for stormwater disposal.

A new Pre-Application Conference for the Pearl Building East at 520 NW 13th Ave has been scheduled by Specht Development:

Development of a 7-story office building, with retail on the ground floor. It will be approximately 90,564 square feet, including the below-ground area devoted to parking. The top 6 floors will be for office use, with retail space on the ground floor. 35 parking spaces will be provided in an underground garage. (See previously-approved LU case for this project, which expires July 2020: LU 16-153002 HR AD.

A project at 1531 N Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story 16 unit apartment building with associated site work

Metro Reports: OHSU Hospital Expansion, PAE Living Building, NW 13th and Johnson Apartments, and more

The first building permit was issued for the OHSU Hospital Expansion, on the site formerly occupied by the School of Dentistry.

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 30th, 2020 to April 5th, 2020.

Large Division at 11518 SE Division St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Mixed use building with 138 units of affordable housing, serving households at 30% and 60% Area Median Income (“AMI”). The project will consist of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 416 sf to 1,028 sf. Adjustment requested to vehicular access through a setback (33.130.215.B.1.b)

A building permit was issued to TVA Architects for the NW 13th and Johnson Apartments at 1315 NW Johnson St:

7 story, 38,198 sq. ft. Multi-family mixed use, first floor retail shell, 2-7 floors 58 unit apartments and associated site work. With permit # 18-244052-MT

A building permit was issued to ZGF Architects for the PAE Living Building at 151 SW 1st Ave:

Review w/ 19-158248-MT New construction of 53,646 GSF, 5-story office building in historic district. Project is utilizing elements such as cross laminated timber (CLT), composting toilets, and water filtration/reuse to achieve the Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. Will house PAE’s Portland office and other tenants. Includes retail spaces at the ground floor.

An Excavation and Shoring permit was issued to NBBJ for the OHSU Hospital Expansion at 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd:

EXC -01 – Site excavation and shoring in preparation for the new hospital expansion.

Metro Reports: PDX Concourse B, American Can Company Complex, Oregon Square, and more

A building permit was issued for the PDX Concourse B Redevelopment, designed by ZGF Architects.

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 16th, 2020 to March 22nd, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 9243 SE Holgate Blvd:

30 unit multi-dwelling apartment building 3 stories inclusionary 60% MFI. Stormwater to drywell. PLA is in process to create the 60 and 40 ft lot frontages on lot 10 and 11. Existing home will be demolished

Early Assistance has been requested by Peter Meijer Architect for alterations to the American Can Company Complex at 2127 NW 26th Ave:

Redevelopment of individual building complex that will include re-installing windows at existing openings, roof top activation, addition at west elevation, north elevation activation, roof top addition at the existing parking structure and new construction at the northwest corner.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a revised proposal for Oregon Square at 729 NE Oregon St:

Phased (2) block development on a portion of the site of the existing Oregon Square block. Two commercial office buildings are being proposed on Block 90 (SW) and Block 103 (SE). The buildings are (5) stories and (6) stories respectively totaling 370,000 GSF. The blocks will sit on one level of underground parking serving both buildings.

A building permit was issued for the PDX Concourse B Redevelopment:

Reconstruction and addition (+/- 50,000 SF) to Concourse B. New construction also includes pedestrian walkway addition (+/- 10,000 SF) extending East from end of Concourse B.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1615 N Willis Blvd:

Construct new 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 6940 N Greenwich Ave:

New 3 story – 12 unit apartment building and associated site work ***demo permit 18-242483-RS***

Metro Reports: Analog, Westwind Apartments, Cooper 52, and more

Analog at 1835 N Flint Ave was scheduled to receive Design Advice on March 19th. Meetings of the Design Commission and Historic Landmarks Commission in March have been canceled due to the COVID-19 emergency, with cases on the agenda for March set to be rescheduled.

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 2nd, 2020 to March 8th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for Analog at 1835 N Flint Ave:

DESIGN HEARING – New seven-story residential building with 134 dwelling units. The program includes four townhouses, amenity space for residents, structured parking, and a courtyard space on the ground floor. Upper stories include a mix of studios, micro-studios, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom dwelling units and 25 car parking spaces. Proposed exterior materials include Viroc cement-bonded particle board, Hardie panel fiber cement board, 18-guage raw steel break metal (lobby area), aluminum storefront windows and doors (lobby area), and commercial-grade vinyl windows (residential units). Five Modifications to zoning code development standards are requested: 1) 33.266.220.C.3.b – Standards for all bicycle parking, Bicycle racks. Provide long-term spaces that are 1′-6″ x 6′-0″, rather than the required 2′-0″ x 6′-0″, with a combination of staggered, wall-mounted racks and a double-decker rack system. 2) 33.266.130.F.2 – Parking space and aisle dimensions. Provide parking in a mechanical stacking system with spaces that range in width, the smallest being 8′-2 7/16″ rather than the required 8′-6″ minimum. 3) 33.266.130.F.1.a – Parking area layouts, access to parking spaces. Locate required loading spaces in the parking area drive aisle and maintaining access to all the vehicle parking spaces via a mechanically automated “shuffling” parking system. 4) 33.510.220.B.2 – Ground floor windows. The applicant proposes a large scale vitrine to display custom art installations in lieu of the standard-required 40% window area with views into lobbies or working areas along the non-residential portion of the N Hancock Street façade. 5) 33.130.230.B.4.a – Ground floor window and frontage standards for dwelling units, Flexible ground floor design. The applicant proposes that the ground floor dwelling unit at the northeast corner of the building have a depth of 22′-10″ from the N Flint Avenue-facing façade, rather than the required 25′-0″ minimum depth. One exception is requested to Window Projections Into Public Right-of-Way OSSC/32/#1 Code Guide standards: the applicant requests that a projecting window mass at the northeast corner of the building be allowed to be 46′-7 ½” long on its east elevation and 40′-0 ¼” long on its north elevation, exceeding the maximum length allowed of 12 feet on both elevations.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5025 SE 122nd Ave:

Build a two-story mosque (total area of 6,511 sq ft)

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6936 N Maryland Ave:

Construction of 30 new dwelling units at 6936 N Maryland. Building will be 3 stories above-grade with basement and will utilize onsite drywells (revised to one lot from original proposal).

Early Assistance has been requested by YBA Architects for Cooper 52 at 6865 SE 52nd Ave:

Cooper 52 is an apartment building with three stories and a basement. There are 25 residential units. There is surface and tuck-under parking, building services, bike parking, outdoor common area, and residential units in the basement and ground floor. there are residential units and exterior circulation space on the second and third floors. the stormwater disposal methodology is to be determined.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Rendina Healthcare Real Estate to discuss a project at 804 SW 12th Ave:

Proposed development for a 14 story, 287,000 GSF structure. This mixed-use development will include retail, lobbies and support space on Level 1, leasable medical and commercial office space on Levels 2-5 and residential units 6-13, with mechanical and amenity space on Level 14. In addition, three levels of below grade parking will be provided. The project will use filtration planters with the possibility of an eco-roof. If an eco-roof is not utilized then a detention tank will be provided.

The new Westwind Apartments at 327 NW 6th Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

100-day Review Timeline. Construction of a new, 7-story, mixed-use building on a quarter block site. Project includes 100 deeply affordable units of permanently supporting housing, including 72 transient housing units (SROs) with PHB funding, and 28 studio apartments. It will also contain ground and second floor CCC Office space and community functions. There will be a small retail space at the northwest corner. Adjustment to 33.510.263 is requested to allow loading area access on NW Flanders.

An Excavation, Shoring and Structural permit for the Portland Proper Hotel at 1202 NW Irving St has been submitted for review by ZGF Architects:

PROPER HOTEL STR 01 – Excavation, Shoring, and Structural Core for a New 9 story hotel with one level of below grade parking

A building permit was issued to R&B Design Studio for the Interstate and Kilpatrick II apartments at 1400 N Kilpatrick St:

New construction of 18 housing units in a 3-story building on East portion of site. This is buildng 2 of 2. Building 1 was under 18-280322-CO. Utility and grading for entire site was under 18-280322-UTL-01-CO

Portland Proper Hotel Hotel Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Portland Proper Hotel, a 9-story building designed by ZGF Architects. The hotel will include 227 guest rooms, with one level of below-grade valet parking for 58 vehicles. A lobby, event space, restaurant and bar are proposed at the ground floor. Rooftop amenity spaces, an event space and a pool are proposed at the top floor.

Portland Proper Hotel
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Metro Reports: Eleven West, Division 28 Homes, 3802 NE MLK, and more

The Division 28 Homes have been submitted for building permit review.

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 February 17th, 2020 to February 23rd, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ink:Built Design and Habitat for Humanity Portland/ Metro East for a project at 13445 SE Foster Rd:

40 Units of Affordable Housing

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 2231 NW Pettygrove St:

New 5-story, 30-unit apartment building with partial basement.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 4905 N Vancouver Ave:

New 4 story (12 unit) apartment building with ground floor residential. Storm water is assumed to be drywells.

Buildings B, C and D at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd have been submitted for a Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

This submission seeks design review for the southeast corner of NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and NE Failing St, south toward NE Beech St 2 Modifications are requested.

This submission seeks design review for the third of the four buildings, Building C. Building C is a new three-story mixed-use in-fill structure located just south of the intersection of NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and NE Failing St. 2 Modifications are requested

This submission seeks design review for the fourth of the four buildings, Building D. Building D is a new three-story, mixed-use in-fill structure located just south of the intersection on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and NE Failing St. 2 modifications are requested

Building A at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story mixed use building; main fl to include 2 residential units and retail space; fl 2-3 to include 16 apartment units; associated site work

A project at 2475 SE 30th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story mixed use building; main floor to include retail space and 2 residential units; floor 2-4 to include 16 apartment units; associated site work

The Division 28 Homes at 2865 SE Division have been submitted for building permit reivew by Hacker:

28 Division Homes – New 4 story, 46,057 square foot mixed use building with 11 residential units, ground floor restaurant tenant, and 20 below grade parking spaces.

An excavation and shoring permit was issued to ZGF Architects for Eleven West:

11W – EXC 01- Excavation and Shoring for a New 25 story mixed use building, with 4 below grade floors for parking. 

Unbuilt Projects From The First Five Years of Next Portland

This week Next Portland had its fifth birthday. Since November 2014 we have published over a thousand posts, many of which are about projects that are now complete or under construction. Today, we wanted to look back at some of the unbuilt projects we’ve written about over the years.

Oregon Square
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OMSI Masterplan Receives Design Advice (images)

A masterplan for the redevelopment of the land surrounding the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has gone in front of the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. Up to two million square feet of development could be accommodated on the site, with a mix of uses that are complementary to OMSI’s operations, including residential and commercial uses. The masterplan is being designed by ZGF Architects, building on earlier work by Snøhetta. Gerding Edlen is acting as development advisor.

OMSI Masterplan
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Metro Reports: ART Tower, Troy Laundry, Portland Proper Hotel, and more

ART Tower Artists Repertory Theatre
A building permit was issued for the ART Tower, which will be built on the northern half of the Artists Repertory Theatre block, where a portion of theatre has now been demolished. A separate design review application was submitted for renovations to the remaining portion of the theatre on the southern half of the block.

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 October 7th to October 13th 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 3719 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd:

(4) Story multi-family affordable housing with 84 efficiency living units with shared community kitchens and amenity spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6815 N Richmond Ave:

Mixed Use Development. Add two structurally independent buildings to form level outdoor courtyard (for entrance accessibility) on sloped site. No change to existing office/warehouse structure. Project incorporates 2 commercial units. 3 residential units and 1 garage.

Early Assistance has been requested by Barghausen Consulting Engineers for a project at 1525 SE Grand Ave:

The proposal is for a building alteration and expansion of the existing Burger King fast food restaurant and drive-through to accommodate a 12,710 sf CVS/pharmacy with drive-through service with adjacent surface parking for 31 vehicles.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 8004 SW Capitol Hill Rd:

Remove existing single family home and construct one new, 4-story, apartment building (with 60 units). Site work includes parking and amenities.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1025 SE Pine St:

Removal of existing building area on the northern half of the property (including a loading area and a garage) and to construct a 6-story addition to the property. The property is within the boundaries of the Troy Laundry Building, a historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The renovation of the Artists Repertory Theater at 1515 SW Morrison St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Lever Architecture:

Renovation of the existing 18,000sf Artist Repertory Theater (ART) building, which sits above two levels of below-grade parking on a 100’x200′ lot. The existing exterior walls and portions of the existing roof structure will remmain. The center bay of the roof will be restructured to accommodate a larger theater and second floor. The existing covered drive along SW Morrison St will be in-filled with new entry and lobby space. After the renovation, the total area will be approximately 28,000 sq ft plus below-grade parking.

The Portland Proper Hotel at 1202 NW Irving St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by ZGF Architects:

Nine-story approximate 170,000 gsf full-service hotel including a ground floor lobby and one floor of below-grade parking. The project will utilize a tray-tyle eco-roof system at all available roof levels to the maximum extent reasonable. Adjustment for loading space.

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the ART Tower at 1510 SW Alder St:

New 21 story mixed-use residential and commercial development to include 314 apartments, ground floor amenities, top level amenity rooms and terrace and one ground level commercial space, and 3 levels of below grade parking

A building permit was issued to BAMA Architecture and Design for a project at 15225 SE Powell Blvd:

New two story 25 bed, 9987sf wood framed adult care home. 50 sq ft trash enclosure, landscaping