Metro Reports: N Williams Center, Canvas at the Press Blocks, Riverplace Redevelopment, and more

Press Blocks

A building permit has been issued for the first phase of the Press Blocks, the 8-story Canvas office 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. This post covers October 15th to October 21st, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for the Riverplace Redevelopment at 0150 SW Montgomery St:

Proposal is for a master plan development and possible land division of approx. 8 acres.

Early Assistance has been requested by Salazar Architect for a project at 6723 NE Killingsworth St:

4-Story, 140 Unit affordable housing project with 3 floors of residential over on-grade parking, community space and additional residences. The project will also feature a mid-block pedestrian crossing and public plaza facing Killingsworth. On-site storm water disposal will be accomplished through dry wells.

A project at 9720 SE Holgate Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

New 2 story 3 unit apartments. each unit with attached garage and driveway and associated with site works.

A project at 1627 N Willis Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story (31) unit apartment building with associated site work and bike storage area in basement

A project at with two buildings at 2242 SE 158th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Partin & Hill Architecture:

Construct new 3 story (16) unit apartment building

Construct new 3 story (16) unit apartment building with associated site work

The N Williams Center at 2156 N Williams Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architecture:

New 5 story Type III B affordable family apartment building

A building permit was issued to Partin & Hill Architecture for a project at 14755 NE Couch St:

Building 3 of new 30 unit multi-familly housing unit complex; this building contains 3 units; 3 story buildings with lower level private garages. Included associated site work.

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 5120 N Lombard St:

New 3 story 18 unit apartment building with enclosed trash/recycling area and associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 1801 N Rosa Parks Way:

New 3 story 18 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework *** no revisions to original plans allowed, see comments 10/18/18 and IQ folder 18-254905-iq ***

A building permit was issued to GBD Architecture for Canvas at the Press Blocks:

New 8 story office building with 1.5 levels of below grade parking

Affordable Housing at 9747 NE Glisan St Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved a four story affordable housing development at 9747 NE Glisan St, in the Gateway Plan District. The 159-unit building is being designed by MWA Architects for Northwest Housing Alternatives. The building will include nine vehicular parking space in a small surface parking lot and 175 bicycle parking spaces in secure bike rooms.

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Weekly Roundup: The Silica, The Woodlark, Old Town Chinatown, and more

Cornelius-Woodlark

The Woodlark Hotel is set to open in December.

Four year’s after the adoption of the $57 million Old Town Chinatown action plan, the Oregonian reported that almost none of what was planned has happened.

Eater Portland reported that downtown will soon have a spot for for Czech breakfast pastries at The Woodlark hotel.

The Portland Tribune reports that rents in Portland have dropped 2.7% year-on-year, which is the steepest decline in the nation

The Design Commission presented their annual State of the City Design Report* to City Council last week, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Business Tribune wrote about The Silica, the latest addition to N Williams Ave.

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815 W Burnside St Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commisson has approved a mixed use building at 815 W Burnside St. The 7 story building is being designed by Ankrom Moisan Architecture for LMC Development, and will include 138 residential units, ground-floor commercial space, 50 below-grade parking spaces, and a rooftop outdoor deck. 214 bicycle parking stalls will be provided, split between 84 racks in ground floor bicycle rooms and 130 in-unit racks.

815 W Burnside St

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Metro Reports: 52nd Ave Apartments, KEX Portland, 3733 N Williams, and more

52nd Ave Apartments

An existing 1981 office building on 52nd Avenue will be converted into 32 new apartment units.

Early Assistance has been requested by Otak for a project at 3733 N Williams Ave:

A mixed-use building including approximately 1,500 sf of retail, community space, exercise room and other ancillary spaces at the ground level and a total of 19 residential dwelling units at levels 2-4

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Project^ for a project at 2300 SW 6th Ave:

Proposal for a 5–story self-service storage development totaling approximately 77,000 SF.

A building permit was issued for the KEX Portland Hostel at 100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Change of occupancy from M, R-2 to A-2, A-3, R-1 – to create a gastropub and hostel with guest services on 3 levels; basement to include guest services, kitchen, bar area; new rooftop lounge & bar area. Seismic upgrade

A building permit was issued to DiLoreto Architecture for the 52nd Avenue Apartments at 6615 SE 52nd Ave:

Change of occupancy from “B” to R-2”, conversion of office building to 32 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework, new drive and curb cut, and restriping the (E) parking lot. Seismic upgrade

A building permit was issued for a project at 14765 NE Couch St:

Building 2 of new 30 unit multi-familly housing unit complex; this building contains 3 units; 3 story buildings with lower level private garages. Trash enclosure under 120 sq ft. Included associated site work.

Grand Avenue Mixed Use Apartments go in front of Design Commission (images)

A proposed development in the Central Eastside has gone in front of the Design Commission for three Design Advice Request (DAR) meetings. The 8-story Grand Avenue Mixed Use Apartments are being designed by Ankrom Moisan Architecture for developer Fairfield Residential. As presented at its most recent DAR, the project would include 170 residential units, over approximately 5,000 sq ft of retail space. 51 vehicular parking spaces would be provided in a garage, located partially below grade. The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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Weekly Roundup: 140 SW Columbia, Heartline, Iron Fireman, and more

140 SW Columbia St

140 SW Columbia will include 349 residential units, directly to the east of the KOIN tower.

Construction on the 20-story tower at 140 SW Columbia will begin by the end of the year, reports the Oregonian.

The Oregonian reported vacation management company Vacasa has moved into a new home, occupying all the office space at HeartlineThe Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the GBD Architects-designed tenant improvement.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the Iron Fireman building, where a second phase of core-and-shell improvements is wrapping up.

Mayor Wheeler has selected Shannon Callahan as the permanent director of the Portland Housing Bureau, according to the Oregonian. Callahan had been serving as the interim director since 2017.

Hey Love, the ’60s- and ’70s-style fern bar-inspired cocktail joint, has opened inside the Jupiter NEXT hotel, reports the Portland Mercury.

Metro Reports: Pepsi Blocks, Halsey 106, Adidas Campus, and more

Pepsi Blocks

The masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks redevelopment on NE Sandy has been submitted for a Type III 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 October 1st to October 7th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project South of 2580 SE Ankeny St:

New Multifamily building on the R1 section of the site, in accordance with new RM2 code. This portion of the site is presently zoned R1, soon to be RM2. 12 units are proposed. No parking. Storm water is proposed to be with stormwater planters.

The Pepsi Blocks at 2505 NE Pacific St have been submitted for a Type III Planned Development Bonus Review by Mithun:

The Pepsi Blocks Planned Development project includes the phased demolition of existing Pepsi warehouse buildings, renovation of a mid-century Pepsi warehouse bow-truss structure, the development of five new mixed use market rate and affordable residential and office buildings, th introduction of a shared woonerf street along the formerly vacated Right-of-Way, a new Plaza along Sandy Boulevard and a new Park located in the center of development, and associated underground parking. The phasing schedule envisions entitlements and construction of the first phase immediately following Planned Development approval and will continue with four additional phases. The project will use the Planned Development Bonus for additional height and bonus FAR.

The Halsey 106 development has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

6-story, mixed-use development fronting NE Halsey St and the existing Gateway Discovery Park consisting of 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market rate housing.

A structural permit for one of the new buildings proposed as part of the Adidas Campus Expansion has been submitted for review by Lever Architecture:

STR 01 – Structural frame for new building including 5 levels of below greade precast construction (parking garage) and 5 stories of above grade precast concrete/mass timber hybrid construction, work includes mat slab founation and site cast concrete cores with stairs. Work also inlcudes MEP work for below grade parking

A building permit has been issued for a project at 14450 NE Glisan St:

New 3 story 3 unit condo building, associated site work included

Weekly Roundup: 7 Southeast Stark, 1727 NW Hoyt, Press Blocks, and more

7 Southeast Stark

7 Southeast Stark will include four floors of office space above 6 levels of structured parking.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction progress at 7 Southeast Stark, the 10-story mixed use building being squeezed into a parcel between I5 and the Union Pacific railroad tracks*. Plans for a nearby 9 story office building at 129 SE Alder, also designed by Works Progress Architecture for Harsch Properties, have been put on hold.

Construction on the Press Blocks will start this month, reports the Oregonian. The first phase of development will include the half block office building, now known as Canvas. Construction on the 23-story tower is expected to start in 2019, however financing has yet to be secured.

The Northwest Examiner wrote about the impact of the ethics complaints leveled against Historic Landmarks Commissioner Wendy Chung, over her involvement in the review of the affordable housing development at 1727 NW Hoyt St.

The City of Portland is moving to preserve and create new affordable homes near the proposed SW Corridor MAX line, reports the Oregonian.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress at the TwentyTwenty Condominiums in Sullivan’s Gulch.

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Under Construction: Block 45 Affordable Housing (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on March 29th, 2017.

Construction is underway on a 12-story, mixed use affordable housing development by Lever Architecture and LRS Architects for Home Forward. The project on Block 45 of the Lloyd District is one of the projects that won city funding through the 2015 Super NOFA process. The development was originally envisioned as including a mix of market rate and affordable units, however is now moving forward with all the units intended for people earning earning 60% of area median family income or below. With a total of 240 units, as well as 7,500 sq ft of retail space, Block 45 is the largest single-building affordable housing project to be built in Portland in the last 50 years. 126 long term bike parking spaces will be located in a secure bicycle room at the basement, and 240 spaces will be located within the units. No vehicular parking is proposed.

Block 45

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