Metro Reports: OMSI Masterplan, Zidell Yards, Lloyd East Anchor, and more

Image of a proposed “Tilikum Plaza”, which could be built as part of the OMSI Masterplan. The masterplan is currently being developed by Snøhetta and Mayer/Reed.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights. This post covers September 18th to September 24th, 2017.

ZRZ Realty has requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss development of the greenway through the Zidell Yards:

Current Code – Pre-App for a Type III South Waterfront (SOWA) Greenway and Design Review for the stretch of the SOWA Green way running from Gibbs St on the south to the Ross Island Bridge on the north.

Design Advice has been requested for the OMSI Masterplan:

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry master plan.

Early Assistance has been requested by ZGF Architects for a project at 5050 NE Hoyt St on the Providence Portland Medical Center campus:

Current Code – New 5-story medical office building and 500 new parking spaces on 3 or 4 levels of below-grade parking. Project will be compliant with CUMP LU 11-183413 CU MS AD (HO 4120006).

Early Assistance has been requested by Icon Architecture/Planning to discuss a project at 6826 N Greenwich Ave:

Current Code: New 3-story 9 unit multi-family residence with a rooftop deck, no off-street parking, on-site stormwater disposal in an RH zone with “d” overlay. The project has been designed to meet community design standards. They do need to confirm it works.

The Lloyd East Anchor Remodel has been submitted for Type III Design Review by LDA Design Group:

Project is to develop the existing four story Sears building from a single tenant anchor to a multi-tenant anchor with a new 14 screen theatre to be built at the 3rd level of the former Sears building. The new third level theatre footprint will expand over the existing parking area to the south. Existing Sears levels one and two will become lease space for multi-tenant retail and/or office uses. The renovated anchor building levels one and two and new expanded third level theatre will have a new total of 166,308 SF of area and increase of 21,179 SF over the previous total area

1337 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit review by Encore Architects:

New, six-story plus basement, 211 unit apartment building and 5,000SF of commercial area with parking above and below grade for 127 vehicle spots (2 DEMO PERMITS on plans 17-240897-CO & 17-240898-CO)

Building permits were issued for buildings 5 through 7 of the Castlegate Apartments at 14607 NE Rose Parkway:

Construct new 3 story ( 8 unit) apartment building; building 5 of 7

Construct new 3 story ( 8 unit) apartment building; building 6 of 7

Construct new 3 story ( 8 unit) apartment building; building 7 of 7

A building permit was issued to Kōz Development for Derby NW at 1075 NW 16th Ave:

Construct 6-story mixed use 128 unit apartment building, on ground floor retail tenant space, bike storage, garbage room, electrical room and residential units and associated site work***separate mechanical permit required

A building permit was issued for a project at 5312 NE 11th Ave:

New construction of 4 unit apartment building with tuck under garages; max 4’6″ retaining wall

A building permit was issued for a project at 5505 SE 17th Ave:

New 3-story, 6 unit apartment building on lot with existing apartment building to include site utilities and landscaping, detached retaining wall, 100 square foot trash enclosure.

A building permit was issued to Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at Cook Security Group HQ at 9225 NE Cascades Parkway (previously 9109 NE Cascades Parkway):

New three story office building with onsite parking, 204 s.F. Detached trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** w/ mt permit and trash enclosure permit (17-117593-co) ***

A building permit was issued to BAMA Architecture & Design for a project at 15847 SE Powell Blvd:

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

A building permit was issued for Get Space at 12323 SE Division St:

New construction of 3 story 106,407 sf self storage facility with associated parking, utilities and landscape, interior trash room. ***separate mechanical permit required*** septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

 

Weekly Roundup: Zidell Marine, Grant High School, 9North, and more

A conceptual image of the park proposed on the Zidell property, underneath the Ross Island Bridge. An update on plans for the Zidell Yards was recently given to the Design Commission.

Despite hiccups, Zidell Marine launched their last ever barge on Friday, according to the Oregonian. The company is now looking ahead to the redevelopment of their site.

The DJC took a look at* Mahlum’s work on the Grant High School Modernization, which will include “demolition of 30 percent of existing structures as well as construction of a two-story common square featuring an eatery and a community gathering space.”

OPB reported on how the recently passed Portland Public Schools bond, the largest in state history, faces labor and logistical challenges.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works principal Chelsea Grassinger about plans for the Providence Park Expansion.

The Portland Business Journal reported on construction progress at the 9North office building (previously known as Station Place Lot 5).

City Observatory asked whether historic preservation is NIMBYism for the rich.

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Weekly Roundup: Convention Center Garage, 1320 Broadway, Clay Creative, and more

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

The Portland Development Commission funded garage proposed adjacent to the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

The DJC reported that multifamily design work is waning* following the rush to submit developments before the implementation of the new inclusionary housing rules.

Portland for Everyone said that to ensure Portland’s new anti-eviction rule has teeth the city needs to raise its devastatingly low vacancy rates.

Portland Shoupistas argued that the Portland Development Commission’s plans for new parking garages in Old Town and at the Convention Center Hotel put the agency at odds with the city’s climate action and transportation goals.

Portland Architecture spoke to Restore Oregon executive director Peggy Moretti about changes to state administrative rules that make protecting Oregon’s historic buildings just a little easier.

The Portland Business Journal took a look at the University of Oregon’s new spaces inside the recently completed Old Town building 38 Davis.

Eater PDX reported that Ristretto Roasters have opened in the former Oregonian building at 1320 Broadway and that Stacked Sandwich Shop is open at Clay Creative, headquarters of online bank Simple.

The Business Tribune wrote about the partnership between Portland Parks and Recreation and ZRZ Realty to deliver a health and wellness-oriented South Waterfront at the Zidell Yards.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Eastside Distilling will not be moving forward with plans for an expansion at 1805 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

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Weekly Roundup: Portland Building, 2869 NE Sandy, Stagecraft Building, and more

Rendering of a renovated loggia on SW Madison St at the Portland Building (DLR Group)

In an article titled “Handling a Portland icon with care“* the DJC looked at the approach being taken for the renovation of the Portland Building.

The Willamette Week reported that newly seated Mayor Ted Wheeler has halted further spending of the $258.4 million affordable housing bond, in order to to set “priorities and goals“.

Portland Shoupistas suggested 6 Parking Policy Priorities for Portland in 2017.

Portland Architecture sat down with Thomas Henneberry of ZRZ Realty to discuss the ambitious plans for the Zidell Yards.

Despite initial reports that the building might be relocated, the Portland Mercury reported that Club 21 last day of business would be January 15th. The building will be demolished to make way for the Jantzen Apartments.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Park Avenue West has landed an iconic Oregon tenant, Pendleton Woolen Mills.

According to the Urban Works Blog Design Within Reach has opened its new store in the renovated Stagecraft Building.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Fairfield Residential paid $3.6 million for a five-parcel lot at 2869 NE Sandy Blvd. The are current plans to develop the site with a 206 unit, 6-story apartment building.

OPB’s State of Wonder discussed design, planning and Portland’s new Mayor Ted Wheeler.

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Weekly Roundup: Zidell Yards, 1621 NE 41st, 227 NW 3rd Ave, and more

Zidell Yards

A new vision for the Zidell Yards site, which would include the retention of the gantry crane and the adaptive reuse of the existing barge building

The Portland Business Journal reported that ZRZ Realty has unveiled its latest vision for the Zidell Yards. At full build-out, the site could accommodate “15 to 20 new buildings and up to 5 million square feet of mixed-use space.”

The Portland Tribune reported that average rents have begun to fall as increased housing supply comes on to the market.

The Portland City Council held its first public hearing on the city’s proposed Inclusionary Housing ordinance. Many of those testifying were biking and walking advocates, wrote BikePortland.

The DJC wrote about Koz Development’s plans for two buildings in Northwest Portland*, at 1111 NW 16th Ave and 1015 NW 16th Avewhich when considered together will include 223 units and no parking spaces.

A new apartment building with no parking is proposed at 1621 NE 41st, according to the Hollywood Star News.

BikePortland reported that when the City reconsiders its Systems Development Charge methodology next year, it will change from considering vehicle trips generated by new development to “person trips”.

Portland Architecture wrote about Oregon’s “most endangered places”, including the Wong Laundry building at 227 NW 3rd Ave.

Multnomah County broke ground on the new $93 million Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters building, according to the Oregonian.

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Weekly Roundup: Atomic Orchard, Residential Infill, Eagles Lodge, and more

A potential future for the “Innovation Quadrant”, as envisioned in the Central City 2035 Plan

The DJC wrote about Guerrilla Development’s “weird concept” for the Atomic Orchard Experiment at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd. The apartment building will include a mix of market rate and affordable housing, with some of the affordable units renting for less than $600 per month – without government subsidies.*

With Portland’s parking minimums for multifamily housing effectively repealed, Portland Shoupistas asked “what’s next?

The Oregonian reported that the Portland City Council voted to approve the Residential Infill Project, which aims to reduce demolitions of single family houses while increasing the number of duplexes and triplexes built.

Portland Architecture discussed the Central City 2035 plan with three planners from the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability.

OPB looked at the toxic legacy of the Zidell Yards—and the efforts to clean the site up.

The Business Tribune wrote about plans to redevelop Chinatown’s Wong Laundry building at 227 NW 3rd Ave, which will have to clear the high bar of City Council approval for the demolition of a contributing building in a historic district.

The Portland Mercury reported that the Eagles Lodge at 4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd may soon be sold, with redevelopment of the site likely.

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Weekly Roundup: Block 20, Inclusionary Housing, Apartments without Parking, and more

Pearl Block 20

Construction is about to start on Hoyt Street Properties’ Bora-designed Pearl Block 20 Tower

The Oregonian reported that developer Capstone Partners is quietly pitching new vision for Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, which “would transform the coliseum into a niche music venue and feature mixed-use redevelopment of surface parking lots”,

The DJC wrote that developers concerned about Portland’s proposed Inclusionary Housing program* are putting “forward an alternative proposal that would ramp up adoption of inclusionary housing requirements over several years and offer more generous incentives than the city’s plan”.

According to the Willamette Week  Mayor Hales is proposing to rescind Portland’s ban on apartments without parking, enacted in 2013.

The Oregonian reported Zidell will miss the first deadline for construction in South Waterfront. Under the terms of the 2015 Development Agreement a mixed use project at Zidell Block 1 was due to begin construction by the end of this year, but has yet to move forward.

Newly appointed PDC Director Kimberly Branam has said that the PDC “over-promised and under-delivered” to the poor, the elderly and people of color in North and Northeast Portland.

The November issues of the NW Examiner reported [PDF] that the developers behind the Block 20 tower in the Pearl will use acoustic wrap to reduce noise from the impact-hammer pile driving. The paper also broke the news that the developer behind the redevelopment of the Northrup Market at 1120 NW 21st Ave has walked away from the project.

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Weekly Roundup: Roosevelt High School, 1500 SW Taylor, OMSI Masterplan, and more

Roosevelt High School, which is currently in the middle of a major rebuild designed by Bassetti Architects

Roosevelt High School, which is currently in the middle of a major rebuild, to designs by Bassetti Architects

The Portland Business Journal reported that Norweigan-American architecture firm Snøhetta has been selected to develop a masterplan for the 16 acre OMSI campus.

The Portland Chronicle reported that the Holman House in Goose Hollow has been demolished. An 11 story residential development has been submitted for the site at 1500 SW Taylor St.

Construction of the Jantzen Apartments may not mean the end to dive bar Club 21. According to the Portland Mercury the bar might be moving—building and all.

The DJC looked at construction progress at Roosevelt High Schoolwhich has stayed open during the $92 million rebuild*.

An opinion piece by the Portland Business Alliance, published in the Portland Tribune, argued in favor of passage of Portland’s $258.4 million affordable housing bond measure.

The Business Tribune that the Cross-Laminated Timber panels that will be used at Framework have passed fire tests.

Portland Architecture looked at what Portland’s next big moves should be.

An analysis of ridership trends for the Portland Streetcar showed that for every new housing unit built, the streetcar gains another rider.

With housing prices growing rapidly, Strong Towns asked “what’s the matter with Portland?

The Business Tribune looked at what the future might hold for the Zidell Yards in South Waterfront.

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Weekly Roundup: 38 Davis, two buildings on NE Sandy, 121 SE 146th, and more

The 154 new affordable housing units planned at 121 SE 146th Ave

The 154 new affordable housing units planned at 121 SE 146th Ave

Portland Shoupistas asked if it is time for Portland to eliminate minimum parking requirements, following recommendations from the White House on how to reduce barriers to housing development .

The DJC wrote about how Ankrom Moisan is rethinking the architecture office*, as they get ready to move into their new home at 38 Davis in Old Town.

The Business Tribune looked at Clay Creativethe new Central Eastside offices on the site of old Taylor Electric building that are now home to online bank Simple.

As Zidell Marine gets works on its last barge, Portland Architecture discussed Portland’s transforming waterfront and wondered if the “gold-hued gantry crane” could be retained as part of future development on the Zidell YardsBikePortland looked into whether the end of barge building could accelerate the schedule for completion of the South Waterfront Greenway path. The Oregonian discovered that “Portland housing officials learned this week how much it’ll cost to buy land from the Zidell family to build affordable housing“–but won’t say yet.

KOIN reported that after 53 years Der Rheinlander restaurant at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd will close in 2017. The property has been bought by developer Venerable Properties.

Directly across the street, at 5036 NE Sandy Blvd, a 6 story apartment building is planned on the site currently occupied by Taco Time, writes the Hollywood Star News.

At Portland Monthly Randy Gragg wrote that is “growing like never before”, and asked “what should we do next?

The Portland Business Journal wrote about the 154 new affordable housing units planned at 121 SE 146th Ave by Home First Development.

A lengthy piece in the Willamette Week looked at affordable housing, and how “City officials have paid little attention to delivering the most housing for the money spent“.

With demolition underway at 1127 SW Morrison St ghost signs were revealed on an adjacent building, for the first time in 93 years. Restore Oregon tracked down newspaper ads for each of the businesses.

The Portland Business Journal showed images PSU students’ $1.3B idea for the Post Office Redevelopment .

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Weekly Roundup: Jantzen Apartments, Zidell Marine, Eastside Health Center, and more

Eastside Health Center

The Eastside Health Center at 122nd and Burnside

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.

With the Pearl District Post Office now in PDC ownership, Portland Monthly reported on the PSU students who are coming up with ideas for the future of the site.

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 6although neither building has moved forward since then.

The Business Tribune reported on the “lightened up” iteration of Modera Daviswhich was recently approved by the Design Commission.

OPB’s ‘State of Wonder’ covered the wood framed Albina Yardthe recently completed North Portland office building that is the first building to use domestically fabricated structural CLT panels.

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.