Metro Reports: 8134 SE 6th and 3333 SE 87th

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 May 18th, 2020 to May 24th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 8134 SE 6th Ave:

Construct a +/- 25 unit apartment building.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 3333 SE 87th Ave:

New development of a 10-unit, multi-family apartment building. Project includes on-site parking.

Metro Reports: PCC Metro Center, PUC Affordable Housing Initiative, 1500 NE Sandy, and more

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 May 11th, 2020 to May 17th, 2020.

Portsmouth Union Church intends to build 20 units of affordable housing on their N Lombard St property.

Early Assistance has been requested for the redevelopment of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center at 5600 NE 42nd Ave:

Redevelop PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center (Metro Center) on west side of site, develop new affordable multi-family housing on east side of site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1500 NE Sandy Blvd:

This project is a retail development on a contiguous city block. Leasable retail space consists of approximately 16,000 sf total. 12,500 sf of the space is designated for a specialty grocer which includes a covered (WB-67) size truck loading dock, plus (+/-) 3,700 sf space for another retail tenant. There is one (1) level of subterranean parking consisting of (97) parking stalls. The parking plan utilizes the space under the sidewalks out to the edge of the street curb above (at 6 feet below grade). The project is requesting relief from street parking on both sides of NE 16th Ave. or NE Couch Street (depending on which option is used) to allow for truck maneuvering into the loading dock. The project is requesting the removal of the left turn restriction at NE 16th Ave. and NE Sandy Blvd for westbound truck traffic to allow trucks to travel southbound on NE 16th Ave., which will minimize truck circulation through the surrounding neighborhood. The general area has added a significant number of new apartment units and lacks a local grocery store. This development will eliminate a significant number of local automobile trips on NE Sandy Blvd. and NE Couch Street for residents east of the river looking for grocery shopping. The nearest large grocer is over a mile away to the east.

A project at 3334 N Williams Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Jones Architecture:

Core and shell renovation of a c.1916, 1 story, 5,483 SF building. Scope of work includes seismic upgrades, building services upgrade, and new energy code compliance. Exterior improvements include a new roof and parapets to meet current building code, new infill walls of storefront glazing, overhead sectional doors, tenant entry canopies, new & existing stucco repair, and new exterior lighting fixtures.

The PUC Affordable Housing Initiative at 4775 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 20 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

Metro Reports: Mann House, UP Franz Campus, Cathedral Village, and more

Innovative Housing plans to convert the Mann House in Kerns into affordable housing, with 39 units created in the existing building, 49 units in a new addition to the building and 40 units in a new building to the south.

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 May 4th, 2020 to May 10th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Quilici Architecture & Design for a project at 6825 SW 45th Ave:

The Gabriel is a new 121 unit apartment building with 112 parking spaces. The building will be 4 stories of wood frame construction over 1 story of concrete construction. Levels 1-4 will be wood frame and contain residential uses. The basement parking level will be concrete and contain parking and 2 residential units. The ground floor (Level 1) includes the entry lobby and common area spaces. The building will have full automatic sprinkler systems with fire protection as prescribed by code.

Early Assistance has been requested by Koble Creative Architecture for a project at 1460 NE Prescott St:

New three-story mixed-use building and associated site improvements on occupied lot.

A Pre-Application Conference has been schedule by Emerick Architects to discuss the Mann House at 1021 NE 33rd Ave:

The conversion of an existing 51,000sf historic group-living complex into an affordable housing complex. With a new 36,000sf addition and a future, 32,000sf stand alone building to be added to the
site, a total of 128 new affordable housing units will be created. New dry wells and stormwater basins will be added to the site for on-site stormwater filtration.

Cathedral Village at 8614 N Crawford Street has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by MWA Architects:

100-day review timeline. Adjustment requested to 33.130.222, Maximum Building Length, to allow the required 7′ porch to have its roof extend into the required 20′ setback. Adjustment requested to 33.130.242, Transit Street Main Entrance, for an entrance required every 200′ of building length. Cathedral Village Apartments, 4-story apartment building with 110 affordable family apartments. The unit mix will be (11) 3-bedrooms, (45) 2-bedrooms, (37) 1-bedrooms and (17) studios. There will be resident services on the ground floor and 37 parking spaces. There is a basement level at the NW corner of the building that will house bike parking and storage.

A building permit was issued to Waechter Architecture for a project at 4224 N Mississippi Ave:

New 3 story mixed use building, group B offices on first and second floor, (1) R-3 apartment on third floor, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit separate ***

Buildings permits were issued for buildings on the University of Portland Franz Campus (also known as the River Campus) at 6210, 6320 and 6350 N Van Houten Pl:

Track & Field complex including a 523 seat covered Grandstand (Part C on Plans): Construction of a new Collegiate Track & Field Facility including 6 lighting poles. See Comments

New 12,880 sf Boathouse and Environmental Lab building w/ 2,389 sf mezzanine. Work includes utility infrastructure, stormwater facilities, grading, paving, sitework & site lighting, and Greenway trail. See Comments

New single story, slab on grade, 46,682 sf physical plant with related mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and site work. Type II B Non-combustible construction, fully fire sprinklered. Separate PT and ET required. See Comments

News Roundup: Oregon Square, Flatworks, Hallock & McMillan, and more

Two new office buildings at Oregon Square, designed by GBD Architects, would include 370,000 sq ft of new office space.

American Assets Trust is looking at building two new office buildings* on Blocks 90 and 103 of the Lloyd District’s Oregon Square, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce. A previous proposal for the site was approved in 2015, but never broke ground.

Sturgeon Development Partners is planning an eight story cross-laminated timber office building in the Central Eastside, writes the Oregonian. Flatworks, located at 234 SE Grand Ave, is being designed by TVA Architects.

Building on History wrote about the “small miracle” of the restoration of the Hallock & McMillan on SW Naito Parkway.

The coronavirus is clouding the forecast for Portland Public Schools’ $1.4 billion bond campaign, planned for the November ballot, reports the Oregonian. If the district moves forward with the measure it would seek to fund the reconstruction of Cleveland High School, Jefferson High School and Wilson High School.

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Alta Centric Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission approved the Alta Centric, a new mixed use building in Goose Hollow designed by SERA Architects for Wood Partners. The 7 to 8-story building will include 203 residential units and a small commercial space facing SW Morrison St. 15 vehicular parking spaces are proposed, accessed from SW 17th Ave.

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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Metro Reports: 1006 SE Grand, Hyatt Unbound and 6430 N Montana

3rd & Salmon
A design review application has been submitted for changes to the previously approved Hyatt Unbound hotel at SW 3rd and Salmon. A building permit for the project was issued in September 2019, however work has not yet started.

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 April 27th, 2020 to May 3rd, 2020.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Ink:Built Architecture to discuss a project at 1006 SE Grand Ave:

Construct a new 8-story mixed-use building on the east quarter-block portion of the site, removing the 1-story, non-contributing structure in the process. The existing 3-story historic office building facing Grand Ave will be preserved. Stormwater to be managed by on-site using drywalls or similar means.

Alterations to the previously approved Hyatt Unbound at 245 SW Salmon St have been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Approximately 180,000 gross square foot hotel project with 250 guest rooms, ballroom, conference center, fitness center, ground floor restaurant, bar/market, support spaces and rooftop bar. The total project consists of twenty one stories of Type I construction with one basement level. This Review application is for proposed revisions to previously approved design review LU-16-111127 DZM AD.

A building permit was issued for a project at 6430 N Montana Ave:

Construct new 3 story (15) unit apartment building with bike parking and associated landscaping

News Roundup: Northbound 30 Collaborative, Gilkey International Middle School, ART Tower, and more

The Northbound 30 Collaborative will include eight five-story mass-timber apartment buildings, with a total of 144 units over the entire site.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the “variations on a theme“* planned by Waechter Architecture and Jones Architecture for the Northbound 30 Collaborative at 2123 NW 30th Ave.

Hotelier and former Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland is selling a parcel land at 320 NE Lloyd Blvd, reports the Oregonian. The property was acquired from Metro in 2016 as part of settlement to legal action related to the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center. A proposal in 2018 to build a music venue, commercial space and a 14-story residential tower on the site never moved forward.

Portland plans to readopt the Central City 2035 Plan—which is not currently in effect—with the same building heights in the New Chinatown / Japantown Historic District, writes Building on History.

Portland Architecture spoke to Dietrich Wieland and Rich Mitchell of Mackenzie, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary for the architecture, engineering and design firm.

Metropolis wrote about how Hacker Architects put the French American International School on the path to net zero carbon with its new Gilkey International Middle School building.

Portland Monthly wrote about three large projects that are reshaping Portland neighborhoods: the Pepsi Blocks, Block 216 and the ART Tower.

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Metro Reports: Pepsi Blocks, Westwind Apartments, 1139 SW Gibbs, and more

Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A
A building permit is under review for the first phase of the Pepsi Blocks on NE Sandy. Phase 1A will include a new 8-story apartment building, the renovation of the pavilion building, and a new publicly accessible plaza.

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 April 20th, 2020 to April 26th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 1139 SW Gibbs:

New 12-unit, 3-story multi-family residential building. No on-site parking proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 2757 NE Pacific St:

Project proposes a re-development of existing site for a new 4 story office building with some ground level retail spaces and partial below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Minarik Architecture for a project at 1427 N Bryant St:

The project proposes to demolish and remove an existing single family residence and replace it with a small 15 unit multifamily building.

A project at 6485 SE 128th Ave has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check by Scott Edwards Architecture:

The project consists of 15 units with 5 tuck-under parking spaces, the main floor with office, restroom, laundry, bike storage, trash receptacles, and three units (two studios, one 1-bedroom). The second and third floors include six units with (2) 1-bedrooms and (4) studios on each. All units are affordable (4 at 30% AMI, 12 at 60% AMI) and will comply with the voluntary inclusionary housing requirements of Chapter 33.245. The existing site is a vacant flag lot consisting mainly of lawn and two evergreen trees which will be removed to construct the project. Private storm water from the development will be infiltrated on-site with the use of a private drywell and pervious asphalt pavement. Additional site work includes a driveway, pedestrian walkways, site lighting and landscaping. The building is sprinklered with an NFPA 13R system.

The Westwind Apartments at 327 NW 6th Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

100-day Review Timeline. Construction of a new, 7-story, mixed-use building on a quarter block site. Project includes 100 deeply affordable units of permanently supporting housing, including 72 transient housing units (SROs) with PHB funding, and 28 studio apartments. It will also contain ground and second floor CCC Office space and community functions. There will be a small retail space at the northwest corner. Adjustment to 33.510.263 is requested to allow loading area access on NW Flanders.

The Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A has been submitted for building permit review:

PEPSI BLOCKS – BUILDING A – New 8-story mixed-use building with 219 apartment units, residential amenities, retail spaces, and underground parking; includes new Woonerf, plaza, and associated site work *** w/20-129212-MT ***

Westwind Apartments Receive Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered on the rebuild of the Westwind Apartments, which is being designed in collaboration by Works Progress Architecture and Architecture Building Culture for Central City Concern. The project will replace the existing Westwind Apartments with 100 new units of deeply affordable housing. The 7-story building will include seventy two SRO units and twenty-eight studios, combined with supportive services. Ground floor program will include office space, residential amenity space, and retail lease space. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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Metro Reports: 1297 SW Cardinell, 1139 SW Gibbs & 110 SE Main

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 April 13th, 2020 to April 19th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Otak, Inc for a project at 1297 SW Cardinell Dr:

19-unit multifamily condominium development with associated parking. Stormwater disposal methods not yet determined.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 1139 SW Gibbs St:

New 12-unit, 3-story multi-family residential building. No on-site parking proposed.

A building permit was issued for a project at 110 SE Main St:

Renovate one story warehouse: change of occupancy, 133 SF addition, 41-BPOE seismic upgrade, full buildout of 3 tenant spaces to include 3 kitchens, break rooms, locker rooms, toilet rooms w/ showers, complete reroof; infill SE loading dock. Demo 36′ x 41′ area of roof for new courtyard; new openings in (E) walls; new stairs, new windows & doors; 133 sf trash room addition. Demo: SE loading dock/ramp; sidewalk planters, stairs; (e) toilet rooms; east overhead doors; (E) non-bearing partitions.