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: 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: 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: 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: Post Office Redevelopment, 419 SW Washington, NE 106th & Halsey and more

Broadway Corridor USPS

Conceptual image of the Post Office Redevelopment, from the 2015 Broadway Corridor Framework Plan

A 30-story tower by ZGF Architects is planned at 419 SW Washington St, according to The Oregonian. The existing building on the site was recently being used as a temporary homeless shelter, and is now vacant.

The first public hearing of the proposed draft of the Central City 2035 Plan was dominated by concerns about building heights in West End and Goose Hollow, according to an article in the DJC*. Meanwhile, Portland Shoupistas argued that proposed changes related to parking in the plan represent a step backwards.

The Oregonian wrote that up to 1,200 more apartments are proposed on the Prometheus Property in South Waterfront.

Kimberly Branam has been picked as the next executive director of the Portland Development Commission, according to The Oregonian. For the past five years Branam has been second-in-command to former executive director Patrick Quinton.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about the 54 organizations that are backing the proposed $258M affordable housing bond.

OPB’s “State of Wonder” discussed Yard, the recently completed Burnside Bridgehead tower that has sharply divided the opinions of Portlanders.

The Oregonian discovered the premium that will be paid by the PDC for a piece of land near the airport, necessary to allow the Post Office Redevelopment to move forward.

After 92 years, the Lotus Cardroom & Cafe will close later this month, according to KATU. The bar will be demolished to make way for the 3rd & Salmon hotel tower.

An affordable housing development at NE 106th & Halsey by Gerding Edlen and Human Solutions has nearby residents worried, according to the Mid-County Memo.

The timeframe for the City and ZRZ Realty to agree on the price of a piece of land at the Zidell Yards has been missed, according to The Oregonian.  Under a development agreement signed last year, the City has the option to buy the property at an agreed price, for the purpose of building affordable housing.

The Willamette Week wrote about 5 MLKthe Burnside Bridgehead high-rise that will replace the 95 year old Fishels Furniture building.

Work has begun on the Union at St Johns, according to the Portland Business Journal. The mixed use building will include 100 apartments as well as 20,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail space.

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Weekly Roundup: the NV, Zidell Yards, Goat Blocks and more

The NV

The NV apartments in the North Pearl by ZGF Architects

The Business Tribune wrote about The NVone of the growing number of residential towers in the North Pearl.

Eater PDX reported that pizzeria Please Louise will be going into the ground floor of the LL Hawkins building in Slabtown.

Urban Land Magazine analyzed how the mix of uses at the Goat Blocks made the development possible.

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 & 6though do not intend to break ground on the buildings until tenants are secured.

BikePortland had a look at the 600 space Lloyd Cycle Station, developed as part of the Hassalo on Eighth project.

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.

The Business Tribune checked in on the construction progress at the Japanese Garden ExpansionThe new cultural village by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is expected to be completed in April 2017.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works founder Brad Cloepfil, in advance of a retrospective exhibition about the firm’s work at Portland Art Museum.

The Business Tribune looked at the ongoing restoration of the former Oregonian publishing building at 1320 BroadwayThe renovation is set for completion on June 30th.

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.

Eater PDX reported that Danwei Canting Chinese food pop-up is likely going into the under construction Central Eastside 811 Stark building.

Design Advice offered for Zidell Blocks 4 and 6 (images)

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.

Zidell Block 4

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Zidell moving forward with two offices buildings

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.

Zidell Blocks 4 and 6

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