U-Store Pearl Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for a proposed U-Store self storage facility at the north end of the Pearl. The five story building is being designed by MCA Architects for Hoyt Street Properties. At the ground floor the building will include 6 retail / office units, accessed from a raised dock. The four floors above would include over 70,000 sq ft of storage space. As part of the development a new plaza is proposed where NW 13th Ave and Savier St will meet.

U-Store Pearl

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Metro Reports: Gilkey International Middle School, ArLo Apartments, 318 NE Couch, and more

French American International School

The Gilkey International Middle School will be located on the campus of the French American International School at 8500 NW Johnson St

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 5320 SE Woodstock Blvd:

Existing site to be redeveloped with a new 3 story, 19 unit multifamily apartment structure. Stormwater to be managed through tree credits and subsurface infiltration.

A project at 3185 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Jackson Main Architecture:

New 91000 sf, 6 story mixed used building.The residential use in the building is a Group Living use. There are 240 residential living areas proposed. There will be shared kitchens on each floor. Fifty-six parking spaces are proposed. The parking is accessed from NE Monroe Street. Three commerical tenant spaces are proposed on the ground floor.

A project at 318 NE Couch St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Skylab Architecture:

The site is located between NE 3rd Ave and NE Couch St. The proposal is for a mix of commercial retail and office core and shell building. No parking is required as five current bus lines and one streetcar stop are within 500 ft of the site. New construction will have five stories on one side and four stories on opposite side.

The Gilkey International Middle School at 8500 NW Johnson St has been submitted for building permit review by Hacker Architects:

New 3-story middle school building, to include new classrooms, offices, restrooms, and associated site work *** separate mechanical permit 17-180066MT***

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the ArLo Apartments at 6015 N Interstate Ave:

New, 5 story apartment building, 175 units with tuck under parking, 63 parking spaces (3 Accessible)


Lloyd West Anchor returns in front of Design Commission (images)

A second Design Advice hearing has been held for the remodel of the Lloyd Center West Anchor, formerly home to Nordstrom. Waterleaf Architecture, Interiors & Planning and 505 Design are working on designs to renovate the building for multi-tenant use and rebuild the existing plaza. At levels 1 and 2 the existing mall concourse will be extended into the building. A new main entry to the Lloyd Center will be created where the entry to Nordstrom was previously located. The existing entry to the mall, located at the corner of the plaza, will be closed and filled in with new retail space.

Lloyd West Anchor Remodel

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Weekly Roundup: 619 SW 11th Ave, 2815 SW Barbur, Cosmopolitan on the Park, and more

619 SW 11th Ave

The 15 story hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave is being designed by SERA Architects for developer Mortenson.

The Bureau of Development Services permit center will be closed on Monday*, reports the DJC, to enable BDS employees to attend the memorial service for Rick Best. Best, an employee of the bureau, was one of the two men killed on the MAX a week ago.

A 2017 groundbreaking is planned for the hotel at 619 SW 11th Aveaccording to the Business Tribune.

Barcelona based restaurant Can Font has opened in the Cosmopolitan on the Park, reports Eater Portland.

The Oregonian took a look at the Hi-Lo Hotelnow open in the renovated Oregon Pioneer Building.

Construction on the first phase of Under Armour’s new Portland home at 2815 SW Barbur is nearing completion, writes the Portland Business Journal. A zone change that will allow a further story to be added was recently approved by the city council.

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Design Commission approves the Press Blocks (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Press Blocks, the redevelopment of the former Oregonian publishing buildings in Goose Hollow. The development will include three buildings, spread over one and a half city blocks. The project is developed in partnership by Urban Renaissance Group and Security Properties. The architects are Portland based GBD Architects and Seattle based Mithun.

Press Blocks

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Metro Reports: Oregon Square, Overton 15, Beatrice Morrow, and more

Oregon Square Phased

The complete phased build-out of Oregon Square, as approved by the Design Commission in October 2016. Changes are being proposed to Block 103, shown at the right side of the image.

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.

Design Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for changes to Phase 2 of Oregon Square:

Changes are being proposed to LU 16-195933. Block 103 (SE) within Phase 2 is being proposed to change from a multi-story residential building to a mixed-use speculative commercial office building. The building along with the approved design of block 102 (NE) along with the approved buildings in Phase 1 will surround a publicly accessed pedestrian-only plaza. Two levels of below grade parking are proposed beneath 103 with the opportunity to connect 90 (SW) and 91 (NW). Changes to blocks 90 and 91 will add one level of below grade parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 5727 SE 136th Ave:

Construct a new 2-story church with parking lot at this location. Intent is to use the portion of the site zoned CN2 as the parking lot, and the R2a as the structure.

A project at 5421 NE 14th Pl has been submitted for Type III Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment:

Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment with Zone Map Amendment. The site would be rezoned from R1(Medium Density Multi-dwelling Residential) to CS (Storefront Commercial). The CS zone allows both commercial and residential uses. There is a two-story apartment building with 9 units on the site. The proposal is to redevelop the site with a 4-story mixed use building (Harvey Rice Heritage Center) with 20 residential units, 4,300 square feet of office on the second floor and 2,820 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Ten on-site parking spaces are proposed with access from NE 14th Place. The parking area is partially underneath the second story of the building.

A project at 6103 SE Cora St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story 15-unit apartment complex, with attached trash enclosure, and associated site work

The Overton 15 apartments have been submitted for building permit review:

New 7-story mixed use building with 68 apartments with ground level offices

A revised building permit for a project at 5965 SE Milwaukie Ave (previously 6003 SE Milwaukie) has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4-story 54 unit apartment complex, trash enclosure within structure and associated site work

A project at 3926 SE 11th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by SG Architecture:

New 1-story fellowship center 7,415 sq ft; basement – storage, mechanical equip, trash enclosure; main floor multi-purpose area, commercial kitchen, restrooms, storage, entry; exterior stairs/driveway on north elevation, new ADA ramp and stairs on west elevation, new parking lot on east elevation ***mechanical permit 17-174944mt ***

Building permits were issued to City Craft Development for projects at 7025 N Mohawk Ave and 7045 N Mohawk Ave (previously 7023 N Mohawk Ave and 7031 N Mohawk Ave):

New 2 story apartment building with 7 dwelling units with attached trash enclosure and sprinkler riser room, detached barbeque area, and associated sitework (same as 17-101237-CO)

New 2 story apartment building with 7 dwelling units with attached trash enclosure and sprinkler riser room, detached barbeque area, and associated sitework (same as 17-101236-CO)

A building permit was issued to Carleton Hart Architecture for the Beatrice Morrow Apartments (Grant Warehouse Redevelopment) at 3340 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New 5 story, multi-family building with 80 units and ground floor retail (future). Site work includes new parking, circulation paths and landscaping.

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for a project at 5005 NE Sandy Blvd (previously 5035 NE Sandy Blvd):

Construct new 2 story building core and shell, no occupancy, to include on ground floor covered parking, bike storage, trash enclosure, and associated site work.***mechanical permit 17-110802mt****

A building permit was issued for a project at 3334 SE Belmont St:

New 3 story mixed use building; group B occupancy shell tenant space on half of first floor and apartments on remaining first, second, third floors.


Weekly Roundup: Goat Blocks, Hi-Lo Hotel, Karl Miller Center, and more

Businesses have started to open in the Goat Blocks development

Eugene-based grocery store Market of Choice opened last week in the Goat BlocksThe Portland Business Journal published photos of the new grocery store and the adjacent Orchard Supply Hardware. Schilling Cider, which plans the “world’s largest cider taproom” has set an opening date of June 16th.  

Eater PDX took a look at Alto Bajo, the modern Mexican restaurant opening tomorrow in the Hi-Lo Hotel.

Residents of Multnomah Village are challenging Portland’s recently passed Comprehensive Plan, writes the Portland Tribune.

The DJC wrote about how the project team behind the PSU Karl Miller Center is zeroing in on a LEED platinum rating*.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the current state of the construction market in Portland, with hotel development being particularly strong.

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Hoodworks Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a Hoodworks, a proposed office building in South Portland. The four story building by Koble Creative Architecture for Summit Development Group and Point B Development will be framed out of Cross-Laminated Timber. The 16,900 sq ft buiding will include retail/office space at the ground floor. 9 vehicular parking spaces and 7 bike parking spaces will be provided in a tuck-under parking area.


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Block 290 & Slabtown Square Reviewed by Design Commission (images)

An initial design review hearing has been held for the Block 290 development at NW 21st and Pettygrove. The project by LRS Architects and PLACE Studio for Guardian Real Estate Services will include a new publicly accessible square, surrounded by a mixed use building of four to seven stories in height. The project will will include 201 residential units over ground floor retail. 107 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in a below grade garage.

Conway Block 290

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Metro Reports: 3403 N Mississippi, NE 106th & Halsey, Neuberger Hall, and more

Construction has started on a project by Holst Architecture at 3403 N Mississippi Ave

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.

Design Advice has been requested by DLR Group for a project at 539 SW 10th Ave:

Construct a new hotel with approximately 177 rooms, 11 stories. (Central City, Downtown, West End Plan District – Central City Design District)

Early Assistance has been requested by Holst Architecture for a project at NE 106th & Halsey:

Proposal is for a six story building with 45 affordable housing units, 30 market rate apartments, tuck-under parking, 10,000SF of retail and 10,700SF of office space. Amenities to include community room and green roof deck.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mainland Northwest to discuss a project at West of 8524 N Crawford St:

Previous EA 15-219376. Proposal to change the zoning, consistent with the Comprehensive Plan Map designation, from EG1 (General Employment 1) and EG2 (General Employment 2) to EXd (Central Employment zone with the Design overlay zone). The applicant states the future development on this 15-acre site could include multi-dwelling residential, neighborhood retail, mixed office-manufacturing uses. The greenway trail will also be developed. This application does not include a specific development plan.

The PSU Neuberger Hall Renovation has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Hacker architects:

Renovation of PSU’s Neuberger Hall, which includes updates and modifications to accessibility, fire and life safety, upgrades to MEP systems, seismic strengthening, program adjustments and facade improvements. One modification requested to Ground Floor Windows (33.130.230, 33.510.220)

The renovations to the Meier & Frank Building have been submitted for Type III Design Review by Bora Architects:

Project is located at former Macy’s department store. Floors 1-5 and basement to be demolished and renovated as creative office space with ground level retail. New restrooms will be added to the office floors to accommodate future office tenant improvement. Basement amenity space including bike storage, fitness and conference space will be provided.Scope includes limited facade renovations to accommodate restored retail entries mid block on SW 5th and SW 6th and a new entry on SW 6th near Morrison. Each entry will include a new canopy. The SW Alder canopy will be reduced in depth per PBOT requirements. The historic facade and SW Morrison canopies will be preserved.

A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for a project at 3403 N Mississippi Ave:

Excavation and Shoring

A building permit was issued for a project at 5025 N Minnesota Ave:

New 6 unit apartment building with associated site work