Metro Reports: Apartments in Irvington, Buckman and Richmond

Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

BKL/A Architecture have applied for a Historic Resource Review for a project at 1810 NE 11TH Ave in Irvington:

Historic Resource Review for new three story multifamily apartment building

The Blackwood Lofts at 2403 SE Ankeny St are under review for building permit:

Construct new 4 story apartment building with 23 units, interior trash storage and bike racks, no onsite parking, stormwater facility and associated site work

TVA Architects have applied for a building permit for the Hawthorne 31 apartments at 1521 SE 31st Ave:

New 4-story mixed use building with ground floor retail and 30 apartment units in floors 2-4.

Weekly Roundup: Park Avenue West, bar closures, Centennial Mills and more

November 21, 2013 LU 13-214772 DZ - Drawings - 05

Street level view of Park Avenue West

  • There were no City Council or Design Commission hearings this week, due to the Christmas holiday.
  • In “Closing Time” the Willamette Week wrote about the many Portland bars that will have closed by the end of 2014, including Magic Gardens, which closes on New Year’s Eve. The strip club occupied a space in the Overland Warehouse Company building, which is due to be converted into creative office space.
  • An article by Brian Libby at Citylab asked whether Jordan Schnitzer can save Centennial Mills.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of Spring Market at SE 31st and Hawthorne, which is slated to be redeveloped by VWR Development and TVA Architects as a mixed use building with apartments over retail.
  • Another blog post at the Portland Chronicle contained photos of the Pearl garage set to be torn down for Vallaster Corl’s Couch9 project.
  • In “Nerves of steel: Building the Park Avenue West Tower in Portland” the Oregonian published photos and wrote about the construction of the skyscraper set to be the third tallest building in the city.

Metro Reports: The International School, Curio Hotel and more

The International School

The International School

Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes a list of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Early assistance was requested for a project at 16625 SE Powell Blvd:

6 apartments with a 7-space parking lot. Apartment units may have garages as well.

THA Architecture have applied for a Design Review for work at Portland Community College Cascade Campus:

Demo existing Student Center, addition of a new plaza in its place and reno of existing Library and Student Services Building.

HC Architecture have applied for Design Review of their proposed Curio Hotel:

Design Review for hotel

Mahlum have applied for Design Review for their expansion of the International School:

New 3 story 15,000 sq ft classroom building and related site improvements for the International School

Fosler Portland Architect have submitted plans for two new apartment buildings at 5625 E Burnside St:

New 2 story apartment with 5 units, associated site work, trash enclosure and biking parking

New 3 story apartment with 20 units; associated site work

A demolition permit was issued to Hawthorne 31 Apartments LLC for a building at 1521 SE 31ST Ave:

Demo existing building; subject to 35 day demo delay

An excavation permit was issued to Myhre Group for their redevelopment of the former Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs site at 4141 N Williams:

Partial – excavation and shoring only (no utiltiies this permit)

Overlook Park Apartments

The Overlook Park Apartments are under construction at 3705 N Overlook Blvd, one lot west of N Interstate Avenue. The six story building will have 63 apartments, with a mix of studios and one or two bedroom units. One story of partially below grade parking is proposed, with room for 16 cars. This will be accessed via a new alleyway connecting to N Interstate Ave, along the edge of Overlook Park. 108 long term and 8 short bicycle spaces will be provided.

Exterior materials include ribbed metal panels, colored fiber cement panels and sheet metal panels.


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Weekly Roundup: Multnomah County Courthouse, Revolution Hall and more

Block 136

Block 136

  • Block 136, the Tess O’Brien Apartments and the Lloyd Center Remodel were due before the Design Commission on Thursday.
  • In a 4-1 decision, the City Council voted to reject the proposal to demolish a building at 1727 NW Hoyt.
  • In ‘Stark Changes‘ and ‘A New Old Town II‘ Places over Time wrote about the St Francis Park Apartments and Block 8L respectively.
  • The Portland Mercury reported that Revolution Hall, the music venue inside the newly renovated Washington High School, has announced its first shows.
  • Portland Architecture wrote about the design forum for the James Beard Public Market, in which the team from Snøhetta met with various groups, including University of Oregon students.
  • The Oregonian reported that Multnomah County voted to choose “an L-shaped lot at the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge” as its preferred site for a new courthouse.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of the demolition of a 1947 warehouse located at 1916 SE 50th. Though no construction permits have been filed yet, the blog speculates that it will become multifamily housing, given that the property is owned by Urban Development Group.

Conway Block 290 Pre-Application Conference

A Notice of a Pre-Application Conference [PDF] has been posted for development at Conway Block 290. The proposed project at NW 21st & Quimby is described in the notice as follows:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss Type III Design Review for a new mixed-use project that includes a neighborhood park, an urban square, 8-story building with ground floor retail and residential units and a 99- space underground parking structure on portion of the Conway Master Plan area, known as Block 290. The proposed uses, including the parking, was approved through the master plan review LU 12-135162 MS. The applicant also wishes to amend the approved Con-way Master Plan, amending Map 6-1, to allow access to underground parking from NW Thurman Street and NW Pettygrove Street.

The developer is Guardian Real Estate, and the architects are YBA Architects with LRS Architects.

EA_14_242574_REV_notice_ (DEC18)_03

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LOCA @ the Goat Blocks (images)

The first construction permits have been approved for LOCA @ the Goat Blocks, a mixed use development in the Central Eastside.  The project, by developer Killian Pacific and architects Ankrom Moisan, is planned for a vacant site most recently occupied by a herd of goats. The name “LOCA”, according to an article in the Portland Tribune, is “a multiple pun on location, locavore, and crazy.”

The project includes 97,000 square feet of retail space and 247 apartments. The retail portion will be anchored by a hardware store and a grocery store, whose tenants have yet to be announced. 139 vehicular parking spaces will be provided for residents, and 246 for the retail uses. 43 short term and 510 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided.

Goat Blocks viewed from SE Belmont & 10th

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Under construction in the Central Eastside: 6th and Davis (images)

A mixed use retail and creative office building is under construction at NE 6th and Davis in the Central Eastside. The 5 story building will have 1,175 of retail space on the ground floor, which is currently being marketed to potential restaurant tenants. The 4 floors above will each have almost 5,000 sq ft of office space. Exterior materials include wood at the ground floor, and glass curtain wall with metal panels at the floors above. The interior spaces will have exposed glulam beams at the ceiling. 7 vehicular parking spaces are provided on the ground floor. 14 long term bicycle space are proposed in the building, and every floor will have a shower for the use of bicycle commuters.

ne 6th and davis

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Under Construction: Landing Drive Apartments (images)

The Landing Drive Apartments are under construction in John’s Landing, on the site of the former Willamette Athletic Club at 4949 SW Landing Drive. The project by GBD Architects for developer Guardian Real Estate will be 5-7 stories tall. It will have 166 apartments, broken down into a mix of 38% one bedroom, 32% one bedroom plus den, and 29% two bedroom. The primary exterior materials are brick and stucco.

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