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.Read More
After Portland-based ZGF Architects were named the nation’s top firm, Portland Architecture profiled the firm and looked at how it achieved the title.
Walls of the City looked at whether mid rise buildings can be family friendly.
After more than 50 years of building barges in South Waterfront, Zidell Marine is now building its last barge. The firm will now concentrated on the redevelopment of the Zidell Yards. Last year Design Advice was offered for office building on Zidell Blocks 4 and 6, although neither building has moved forward since then.
The Portland Business Journal reported on the 6 Portland health organizations that have pledged $21.5M for low-income housing projects. The money will help fund three projects, in partnership with Central City Concern: the Eastside Health Center at NE 122nd and Burnside; the Stark Street Apartments at 12647 S.E. Stark St; and the Interstate Apartments at 6905 N. Interstate Ave. The paper also provided renderings of the three projects.
The Business Tribune looked at the Jantzen Apartments, which recently went before the Design Commission for its first hearing.
The DJC published photos of the demolition of a single story building in downtown, which is set to be replaced by the new office building at 1127 SW Morrison St.
The Business Tribune wrote about The NV, one of the growing number of residential towers in the North Pearl.
The Oregonian broke the news that up to 67 windows will be added to the nearly complete Yard tower at the east end of the Burnside Bridge. The cost of the revisions will mostly be covered by the City of Portland, through fee refunds.
ZRZ Realty has hired Thomas Henneberry, “a longtime real estate consultant from the D.C. area” to oversee development of the Zidell Yards, according to the Portland Business Journal. The firm last year received design advice for Zidell Blocks 4 & 6, though do not intend to break ground on the buildings until tenants are secured.
The Oregonian reported on developer Gerding Edlen’s plans for a 17 story tower at 5 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The building would replace the building that has housed Fishels Furniture for decades.
Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works founder Brad Cloepfil, in advance of a retrospective exhibition about the firm’s work at Portland Art Museum.
New restaurant Q, the successor to Veritable Quandary, will be located in the 2&Taylor building, according to the Portland Business Journal. The former Yamhill Marketplace and Bally’s Total Fitness underwent a major renovation in 2014, and is now home to Jama Software.
The Willamette Week asked whether it is appropriate for the new 2035 Comprehensive Plan to downzone areas of East Portland in the middle of a housing crisis.
While Portland has long been considered a desirable place to live, it has traditionally lagged its suburbs—Washington County particulary—in income and job growth. Following the recession this appears to have changed. Employers increasingly desire a location in central Portland. As commercial vacancy rates have dropped and rental rates gone up there has been a sudden influx of new office proposals.
The vast majority of these are speculative projects, where the developer starts work on the project without a specific tenant in mind. Only three of the buildings—the Daimler Trucks North America HQ, the Multnomah County Health Department HQ and the Seven Corners Community Collaborative—are planned for a specific end user.
Click through to see our roundup of the major projects going on right now, arranged in no specific order. Where a significant portion of the building will be used for functions other than office, the area of the office floors alone has been given. Note that the area of any building may not be directly comparable to another due to differences in methods for how floor area is calculated.
An article in The Oregonian noted that South Waterfront “is booming again”. Projects mentioned include Zidell Blocks 4 and 6, Riverplace Parcel 3, OHSU Center for Health and Healing South and the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building.
The Portland Mercury reported that the City Council will vote this week on an ordinance that will direct money raised from short term rentals such as Airbnb into the Housing Investment Fund. The measure would allocate $1.2 million of new money for affordable housing every year.
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is planning a new integrated health clinic and low-income apartment complex, writes OPB. The Garlington Center at 3034 NE MLK Jr Blvd will replace an existing building on the site owned by the non-profit.
Plans are moving ahead for the new Multnomah County Courthouse, according to The Oregonian. The County is now planning on including the District Attorney’s office and high volume courts in the building, which is likely to raise the cost of the project by $40-50 million.
An article in The New York Times by local writer Brian Libby looked at the three building One North development on N Williams by Holst Architecture and PATH Architecture. The Karuna East office building was recently completed, and is leased to digital creative agency Instrument.
Digital product agency Uncorked Studios has leased the entire third floor of the 811 Stark building, according to the Portland Business Journal. The Central Eastside building by Works Partnership is currently under construction.
The City Council approved 10 year tax exemptions for three buildings that will collectively include 81 units of affordable housing, wrote the Portland Business Journal. The buildings are the North Hollow Apartments at 1501 SW Taylor St, the Vancouver Ave Apartments at the NE and SE corners of the N Vancouver Ave and N Shaver St, and the Mississippi Apartments on N Fremont St between N Mississippi and N Albina Ave and on N Cook Street between N Albina and N Borthwick Ave.
The Willamette Week wrote about a potential conflict of interest identified by the City Auditor, due to the fact that members of the West Quadrant Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee are landowners in the area. The Auditor’s report said that individuals such as Greg Goodman of the Downtown Development Group should have disclosed their financial interests before casting any votes, including ones that increased the allowable heights at the Morrison and Hawthorne Bridgeheads.
The Oregonian wrote that Portland’s 3.6% apartment vacancy rate was the lowest in the nation in 2014.
The Design Commission has offered Design Advice for two new office buildings proposed for the Zidell Yards in South Waterfront. Zidell Blocks 4 and 6 are being designed by Lever Architecture, in collaboration with GBD Architects and landscape architects Place Studio. The buildings will be among the first to go ahead under a development agreement between the Zidell family and the City of Portland, which could see the public invest $23.8 million towards parks, roads and other improvements. Together with Zidell Block 1, expected to go before the Design Commission in the coming year, the buildings will by 2018 fulfill Phase I of the development agreement.
The Oregonian reported that a planned 12 story tall wood building at 430 NW 10th in the Pearl has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The building by Lever Architecture for Beneficial State Bank will utilize Cross Laminated Timber, a structural system that has been proven elsewhere but has been little used in the USA. The USDA grant will help in covering the cost of getting the system approved under the building codes in place in Oregon.
At Portland Architecture Brian Libby looked into the fate of Centennial Mills, and asked whether it will be the next historic landmark in Portland to be demolished.
The Portland Business Journal published the first renderings of Zidell Blocks 4 and 6. The two office buildings by Lever Architecture / GBD Architects are scheduled to go before the Design Commission for Design Advice this coming Thursday.
A major renovation and seismic upgrade is planned for the Towne Storage Building. The Portland Business Journal reported that the project will create over 100,000 sq ft of creative office space. A story in the Portland Mercury noted that 52 existing business and 180 renters with mini storage units will be evicted from the building.
A redevelopment of the former Premier Press building at 1440 Hoyt will add 4 new floors to the building, reported the Portland Business Journal. When complete the project will include 75,000 sq ft of Class A office space. A Design Review hearing for the project is scheduled for October 1st.
Mayor Hales is “bullish” on plans to buy the Post Office site in the Pearl, reported KOIN. Conceptual ideas for how the site might be developed were recently released as part of the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan.
Construction is underway on the remodel of the building formerly home to The Oregonian, originally designed by noted architect Pietro Belluschi. When reopened 1320 Broadway will include areas with ceilings up to 28′ high, reported The Portland Business Journal.
The Daily Journal of Commerce published construction photos of Riverscape Lot 8.
The Portland Habilitation Center recently completed work on an apartment complex at 17199 SE Division St, reports the Portland Tribune. By keeping costs low, the buildings were built for $65,000 a unit; far below the $200,000 a unit cost typically associated with publicly funded affordable housing. In the article Rob Justus of the PHC asks why the Portland Housing Bureau hasn’t gotten behind their alternative method for delivering affordable housing.
ZRZ Realty is moving forward with two office buildings on Blocks 4 and 6 of the Zidell Yards in South Waterfront. A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects, who are working with Lever Architecture on the design of the proposed buildings. The buildings will be amongst the first to go ahead under a development agreement between the Zidell family and the City of Portland, which could see the public invest $23.8 million towards for parks, roads and other improvements. A separate Pre-Application Conference was held earlier in the year to discuss a new apartment building on Zidell Block 1.
Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.
Vallaster Corl Architects have requested Design Advice for 514 SE Belmont:
DAR to discuss a Type III Historic Resource Review for a new 15-story mixed-use building with ground level retail, parking (approx. 90 spaces) on the 2nd and 3rd floors and 193 residential units on the upper floors.
GBD Architects have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre Application Conference to discuss development on Zidell Block 4 and Zidell Block 6 at the Zidell Yards:
Design Advice Request for project which includes the simultaneous design and development of two separate office buildings on Blocks 4 & 6 of the Zidell property in South Waterfront.
Pre-application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review and Type II Greenway Review for a project which includes the simultaneous design and development of two separate office buildings, in separate portions of the large site, identified as Blocks 4 & 6 of the Zidell property in South Waterfront. The buildings will have multiple stories and below-grade parking. This proposal was initially discussed at an Early Assistance meeting- EA 15-116928.
Mackenzie have requested Early Assistance to discuss at a project at 6006 NE Holladay St:
Proposal is for a development of a self-storage facility.
YBA Architects have requested Early Assistance to discuss at a project at 1505 NE Killingsworth St:
Proposed four story development with three stories residential on the upper floors and grd floor retail.
Fosler Portland Architecture have applied for a building permit for a project at 8510 N Ivanhoe:
New three story, 20 unit apartment complex; on site bike parking and trash enclosure; no onsite parking
A building permit is under review for a project at 1314 NE Dekum St:
New 3 story (28 unit) apartment building; see comments re: review by State Of Oregon Building Codes Division
A building permit is under review for a project by LRS Architects at 2330 NW Raleigh St:
New four story, 40 unit apartment complex with lobby; on site bike parking and interior trash enclosure;including site work
A building permit is under review for a project at 2311 SE 11th Ave:
New 6 unit apartment complex with eco roof and attached trash enclosure
A building permit is under review for a project by Wright Architecture at 2416 SE 60th Ave:
Construct new 2 story office building, main floor is chiropractice clinic, 2nd floor is office space, detached trash enclosure and bike parking are both less than 120 sf in area, includes associated site work
A building permit was issued to Waterleaf Architecture for a portion of the Lloyd Center Remodel:
Renovation of existing regal cinema space, into creative office with change in occupancy from a to b; newly configured and framed mezzanine; new entrance court with trellis element; new stair and ramp system on west side of the building; new windows throughout the building***see 15-113702-fa for demolition***
A building permit was issued for the conversion of the Oregon Pioneer Building into a hotel:
Occupancy for conversion of existing historic building with leased commercial to high-end boutique hotel with leased commercial on ground floor. Huber’s will remain open and is not included in this scope of work. Proposed exterior as approved in LU-14-120725 HR
A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 8315 SE Brooklyn St:
New 9 unit 3 story apartment building
A building permit was issued to Carleton Hart Architecture for Miracles Central:
New 6 story mixed use building. 1st floor consists of offices and common areas, floors 2-6 contain 47 apartment units, associated site work included, storwater facilities
A building permit was issued for a project at 1125 SE Harrison St:
New 3 unit building; 3 story