Weekly Roundup: NIR Center, 5020 Condos, Providence Park, and more

The NIR Center includes two connected buildings with a total of 347,000 sq ft of space for
early- and mid-stage bioscience and technology companies.

The Portland Business Journal took a first look (subscription required) at the New Industrial Revolution Center, a 10-story biotech incubator planned at 920 SE Stark.

Inclusionary housing production is lagging goals,* writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

A partnership between Proud Ground and Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East will enable to the 5020 Condos to cater to residents harmed by urban renewal, reports the Portland Business Journal.

Portland Architecture published a conversation with Base Design + Architecture, a young firm whose work includes a modular building at 1590 SE Holgate that is set to break ground soon.

The Portland Diamond Project released new renderings of the proposed riverfront baseball stadium.

The Oregonian looked at what an expanded Providence Park will mean for parking and traffic near the stadium.

Build-your-own poke shop Olia Poke & Tea will open in the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building, reports Eater Portland.

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Metro Reports: Troy Laundry, 3000 SE Powell, 5434 SE Milwaukie, 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 April 1st to April 7th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Holst Architecture for the Portland Housing Bureau project at 3000 SE Powell:

Construction of a new 5-story structure (4-over-1) with approximately 175 affordable housing units, 7,000 sq ft of ground floor active uses and 30 parking spaces. There is 35 to 50 feet (or more) of undocumented fill across the site and is assumed that infiltration will not be allowed into this undocumented fill, a connection to the public combo sewer (Hierarchy Category 4) is the only option.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at the Troy Laundry building at 1025 SE Pine St:

The Troy Laundry building at 1025 SE Pine is a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Decades after the original structure (the ‘Main Building’) was built, addition areas were added to the north part of the block. The remainder of the block is a surface parking lot.

If we purchase the property, we will renovate the Main Building. Ideally, this will include an internal renovation, exterior repairs that retain the historic character, and addition of a roof deck to the Main Building. We also expect to redevelop the north half of the site with new construction. This will involve removal of the structures built after Main Building was constructed and replacement with a new building (which will likely be flush with the main Troy Laundry building).

We recognize that this redevelopment project will require a Type III review and, therefore, a pre-application conference (and that this EA does not satisfy that requirement). We are seeking feedback only on the questions we submitted in order to assess initial feasibility during our purchase due diligence period.

A building permit was issued to Icon Architecture/Planning for a project at 6822 N Greenwich Ave:

New construction of 3-story, 9 unit apartments with a rooftop deck and associated site work *** floor & roof trusses to be a DFS *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued to Tahran Architecture & Planning for a project at 5434 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Construct new 4 story with basement 28 unit; no parking; 40 sq ft trash enclosure; site work included 100% inclusionary housing

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architect for a project at 1514 N Emerson St:

New 3 story 19 unit apartment building with enclosed bicycle parking.

A building permit was issued for a project at 3737 NE Columbia Blvd:

New construction of two 3-story self storage buildings connected with three hour wall with associated parking, utilities and landscape. (demo permit separate); 120 sq ft trash enclosure

Metro Reports: Block 216, Fernhill Crossing, SE 2nd and Ash, and more

Fernhill Crossing on NE 42nd Ave will include 19 units, including the single family house already located on the site.

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 March 25th to March 31st, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 1634 SW Alder St:

Development of a seven-story mixed use building with approximately 218 units and ground floor retail. Approximately 13 structured parking spaces are proposed with access from SW Alder Street. Two on-site loading spaces are also proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested for the Benson High School Modernization:

Modernization of the existing Benson Polytechnic High School (BPHS), a new 100,000 sf school and potential parking structure on the site of the current 1.5 acre BPHS parking lot, and ADA access improvements to Buckman Fields Park.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for a project at SE 2nd and Ash:

The proposed project is a 92,385 sf building (with 60,000 sf of industrial office, 5,000 sf of traditional office, ground floor retail and structured parking). The building has a day lit basement level and first floor of concrete with 5 levels of Type IV-C heavy timber above. Stormwater will be collected on the roof of the building and treated in flow through stormwater planters on the third level.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 2923 and 2933 SE Division St:

One three-story 19 unit building at 2923 and one four-story 18-19 unit building at 2933. Both with ground floor retail. Drywells or storm planters proposed in rear setback.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3228 SW Sunset Blvd:

Convert a section of parking lot (one of two options) – approximately 1/2 acre to multi-plex affordable housing. They could possibly want to sell off that portion of land first, with a condition that the purchaser needs to agree to build affordable housing.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 1006 SE Grand Ave:

Project to include renovation of existing building and construction of a new multi-family on parking lot portion, land division is likely – with a shared access to parking with the existing curb cuts on SE Grand

An excavation and shoring permit is under review for Block 216:

Block 216 – EXC 01 – Shoring and Excavation work to prepare for future 35 story mixed use building with 5 floors of below grade parking

A building permit was issued to Merryman Barnes Architects for the Morrison Market at 722 SE 10th Ave:

Addition for (N) A-2 mezzanine with office and storage; TI for new tenant (indoor foos cart pod); change of occupancy from S3 to A2; add new interior walls to create (2) multi-stall restrooms, (5) food pods, bar area on first floor; seismic upgrade

A building permit was issued for a project at 1515 N Rosa Parks Way:

New 3-story, 14 unit mixed use building, ground floor retail space, associated site work***w/17-191400-mt

Building permits were issued for Fernhill Crossing at 6442 NE 42nd Ave:

New construction 1 of 4 multifamily residential building with 4 units and associated site improvements including detached trash enclosure under 120 sf **mech permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 2 of 4 multifamily residential building with 8 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 3 of 4 multifamily residential building with 4 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

A building permit was issued for a project at 6191 SE Powell Blvd:

Construct new 3 story self storage building with office and parking loading area in NE corner of the building; associated site work

Weekly Roundup: One Pacific Square, Assembly Brewing, Redfox Commons, and more

A major renovation of the ground floor level and street plaza spaces is planned at One Pacific Square. NW Natural will vacate approximately 180,000 sq ft of space in the building when it moves to 250 Taylor.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about how owners of large office buidings are “revving up renovations” as more new office space comes on the market.* Older buildings including the Wells Fargo Center and One Pacific Square have major renovations planned. The recently completed but as yet unleased 9North Building is being renamed Tanner Point, and will undergo a retail makeover and other interior renovations.

Newly opened Assembly Brewing at 6112 SE Foster Rd is bringing pub beers and Detroit-style pizza to Foster-Powell, reports the Oregonian.

The Business Tribune wrote about the Redfox Commons, a former farm equipment manufacturing facility in Northwest Portland that has received a new life.

Portland halted unpermitted tunneling work by OHSU at their riverfront Schnitzer campus, according to the Oregonian.

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Weekly Roundup: N Williams Center, Morningstar at Laurelhurst, OMSI Masterplan, and more

N Williams Center
The 5-story N Williams Center will include 60 units of affordable housing, with 40 of the units reserved for people who make 30 percent or less than the area median income.

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 March 18th to March 24th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 701 NE 7th Ave:

New 7-story mixed-use project to include two levels of parking and a mix of studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units (480 units in total proposed). Ground floor includes parking, retail and residential amenities such as a residential lounge, fitness area, leasing offices, bike storage, and pet area/wash. Proposed stormwater disposal will connect to public sewer.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Morningstar at Laurelhurst, located at 3150 NE Sandy Blvd:

The five-story development has assisted living and memory care units in a single building each caring for the specific needs of its residents. A total of 113 units is proposed. Structured parking with approximately 70 parking spaces is proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3675 SW Troy St:

49 unit apartment building including 5 live/work units.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by ZGF Architects to discuss the OMSI Masterplan:

OMSI is working on a CCMP, and hopes to have it approved by the end of 2019.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 7606 SE Flavel St:

Multi-family planned development on existing site wit a total of 22 multi-family units and 2 existing single-family dwellings ( with an ADU to be added – Option 1). 16 new multi-family units, 4-6 units with a garage (depending on option). Parking for other new units to be provided in parking lot. Existing 6-plex to remain with existing parking to remain.

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for the renovation of the former Premier Gear & Machine Works building at 1715 NW 17th Ave:

Core and shell upgrades to the existing building including seismic, roof replacement, new skylights, interior stairs, new elevator and addition of a second level inside the existing building footprint.

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the N Williams Center at 2140 N Williams Ave:

New 5 story Type III B affordable family apartment building

Revised Concept for Lloyd Theater Addition Receives Design Advice (images)

A revised concept for a theater addition to the Lloyd Center has been presented to the Design Commission. The proposal would include the construction of a new 70,000 sq ft theater building with 13 screens. The existing 145,000 sq ft east anchor building, most recently occupied by Sears, would be renovated for office use. The project is being designed by LDA Design Group of Burbank, California, with landscape architects 505 Design.

Lloyd Theater Addition
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Weekly Roundup: Vibrant!, Gladys McCoy, Providence Park, and more

NW 14th & Raleigh
The 93-unit Vibrant! development at NW 14th & Raleigh has opened. The building includes 40 units dedicated to formerly homeless individuals and families, with the rest of the 93 units available to those earning 30, 50 and 60 percent of area median income.

The 12-story Vibrant! affordable housing development opened in the Pearl*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce. The quarter block tower was designed by Salazar Architect and LRS Architects for Innovative Housing Inc.

Multnomah County celebrated the opening of the Gladys McCoy Health Department Headquarters.

The Portland Timbers website published “Soccer and Witchcraft“, an interview architect Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works about designing the Providence Park Expansion.

A dedication ceremony was held for the skybridge which connects the OHSU Center for Health and Healing South to the original building, reports the Portland Business Journal. The bridge is dedicated to former OHSU patient Rhoni Wiswall, who passed away from pancreatic cancer.

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Metro Reports: Findley Commons, 1120 SE Morrison, 3733 N Williams, and more

According to the Portland Housing Bureau, Findley Commons will redevelop parking lot space at St. Mark’s church to create 38 units of Supportive Housing focused on underserved veterans.

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 March 11th to March 17th, 2019. 

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects and Mill Creek Residential Trust for a project at 1120 SE Morrison St:

The proposal is for a 7-story market rate apartment building of approximately 230 units with 2 levels of below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3733 N Williams Ave:

Proposl is for two four-story apartment buildings, one with 17 units and one with 13 units and ground floor retail. Drywell proposed in shared courtyard. Hoping to meet community design standards

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for Findley Commons at 5415 SE Powell Blvd:

Findley Commons will provide 36 previously homeless Veterans with safe, stable, and supportive housing with the planned 100% affordable 20, one-bedroom and 16, single room occupancy (SRO) units. The building will feature an elevator, a vast 2,1000 sf community area and service delivery space, and energy efficient appliances and fixtures. the units are in a single building with two and three stories in height. The zoning is CM2 / R2a and the intent is to conform to the Community Design Standards. Parking for the project and the existing church will include 34 spaces. Amenities include onsite laundry facilities, bicycle parking, shared kitchen, support offices, outdoor patio and storage.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Scotia Western States Housing for a project at 1325 SW Gibbs St:

The proposed project is a 30-unit multifamily project across approximately 24,000 sf of living space and 4 stories of living space above one level of parking garage on the R-1 portion of the site. Amenity bonuses will be utilized to obtain the full allowable 30 units. The entire multifamily and parking development twill be limited to the existing parking lot area on the R-1 zoned parcel.

The units will be one bedroom units. The R-7 portion of the site wil have the existing improvements (an 8,000 sf assisted living facility) demolished and replaced with 2 duplexes (4 units total). All proposed development will be within the current parking lot/building area and the setbacks will all be within the zoning regulations of the base zones.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Doug Circosta Architect Housing for a project at 14507 E Burnside St:

Proposal is for new construction of a four story apartment building which will be approximately 69,500 SF with 76 dwelling units and a new 21 stall surface parking lot. The applicant plans to meet community design standards.

A structural permit was issued to Lever Architecture for the South Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – Structure for a new 4-story building (South Building) of mass timber construction built on top of an existing 3-story parking garage. Work includes steel buckling-restrained braced frames, elevator, and stairs at the core of the new building and an OSSC seismic upgrade of the existing parking garage. The existing parking garage also supports two existing buildings (E & F) and is structurally connected to the garage being built to the north under permit #18-188494-STR-01-CO.

A building permits was issued for a building at 6331 SW Canyon Ct:

Building 2 – 72 units, 4 stories of living over 2 stories of structured parking

A building permit was issued to City Craft Development for a project at 4626 N Maryland Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with 30 units, with site improvements, interior trash rooms; 8 ft fence

Weekly Roundup: Lexus Dealership, Block 76 West, De La Salle North Catholic High School, and more

Block 76 West
Block 76 West is under construction at the Burnside Bridgehead. The building will include retail space at the lower floors and office space above.

The International Mass Timber Conference is coming to Portland this week, reports the Business Tribune. The keynote speaker will be Paul Williamson, Managing Director, Modular Housing for Swan Housing in the UK.

The Burnside bridgehead building boom* continues with Block 76 West, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce. The five-story mixed-use building is being framed with Cross-Lamintated Timber, which has resulted in time savings of “several months”.

The Residential Infill Project, which would re-legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes on almost all lots in Portland, passed the Planning and Sustainability Commission on Tuesday. Earlier in the week the Oregonian had reported on questions about how many new units of housing the project will deliver, and where in the city they will be built.

De La Salle North Catholic High School has found a new home at the southeast corner of NE 42nd and Killingsworth, reports The Skanner. A signed letter of intent give the school “a 50-year lease with two 25-year extensions.”

A large Lexus Dealership is coming to 3075 NE Sandy Blvd, reports KGW. The four story building will include an independent coffee shop on the ground floor with more showroom space on the second and third floors.

KATU reported that advocates for renters say developer behind the Norway I & II apartments at 6770 N Maryland Ave and 6780 N Maryland Ave is “using affordable [a] housing law loophole“.

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