SERA Architects have requested Design Advice for renovations at the Mason Erhman Building Annex at 208 NW 5th Ave. The 1940 warehouse is located in the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District, and the applicant is asking whether “the approach to the treatment of the exterior facades and roof/seismic upgrades meet with the Landmark Commission’s general consent?” The listed owners for the project are Jonathan Malsin of Beam Development and Valerie Yip of GAW Capital.
The project is a core and shell renovation, which will convert the building from a warehouse into an office. Proposed exterior work includes repainting the building and replacing the existing windows and garage doors with new thermally broken steel windows. New mechanical equipment would be installed on the roof, behind white metal panels.
The Historic Landmarks Commission is scheduled [PDF] to offer Design Advice on Monday February 23, 2015.