Mason Erhman Building Annex Renovations (images)

SERA Architects and Beam Development have received initial Design Advice from the Historic Landmarks Commission for renovations of the Mason Erhman Building Annex, also known as the Zellerbach Paper Company Building. The project will convert the existing storage building into office space, with the potential for ground floor retail. Many of the improvements required to make it a viable commercial space will not be visible from the street, and will include adding thermal insulation at the inside face of the exterior walls and above the roof as well as installing a new HVAC system.


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Couch9 (images)

A Design Review is underway for Couch9, an 11 story mixed-use building in the Pearl. The proposed building will contain 137 residential units and 8,000 sq ft of retail in an 126’-8” tall structure. The residential units will be a mix of studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments. A rooftop deck for the common use of residents would be provided at the 11th level, along with an associated clubroom and fitness area. 87 car parking spaces would be located in two underground levels. 242 bicycle parking spaces would be located throughout the building in common storage areas and within the individual units. The project design is by Vallaster Corl Architects for Urban Asset Advisors who previously worked together on the Lower Burnside Lofts.


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240 Clay (images)

A building permit is under review for 240 Clay, a new industrial office building in the Central Eastside. The five-story building will include 60,000 square feet of office space and approximately 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. The developers of 240 Clay are Killian Pacific, who are also behind the now under construction Goat Blocks project. The architects are Mackenzie.


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12th & Market Apartments (images)

SERA Architects and developer Mortenson have received initial Design Advice for the 12th & Market Apartments. The proposed 10-story building would have 114 residential units, aimed at students. No off street car parking is proposed. 171 long term bike parking spaces would be provided in a ground floor bike storage room. A rooftop terrace and common room for the use of the residents would be at the south-west corner of the building.


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Metro Reports: Riverscape Lot 8, former Oregonian building, 1335 NW 20th Ave and more


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

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3009 NE Killingsworth St:

Proposal for a mixed use building with office/commercial on the grd floor and apartments above. Current plan is for a four story building.

Urban Asset Advisors has requested Early Assistance for a project at 5134 SE Division St:

EA Appointment For Project Construction Of New Wood Three-story 14 Unit Courtyard Style Apartments. Project Will Be Constructed With Two Buildings.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7805 SE 13th Ave by Lenity Architecture:

Four story mixed use apartment complex with businesses, restaurant and possible parking on the first floor and 30 apartments on the second thru fourth floors.

Deca Architecture has applied for a Historic Resource Review for a project at 637 SE Harrison St:

New two-story 820 sf footprint (total of 1640sq ft) building. Will be office or hotel (retail sales and service).

Allied Works Architecture has applied for a Design Review for the renovation of the Oregonian building at 1320 SW Broadway:

Renovation of existing full block Oregonian building

A building permit is under review for a building at 1335 NW 20th Ave by Ankrom Moisan Architecture:

New 5-story, 49 unit apartment with tucked under parking

The first building permit has been issued for the Riverscape Lot 8 apartments by SERA Architects:

Structural only for new 260 unit multi family building consiting of five stories of wood framed over two levels of concrete, 1 level of sub grade parking. Structural package includes the concrete structure from the mat slab through the level 2 concrete podium

A building permit has been issued for a building at 3620 SE Powell Blvd:

New 2-story 10,375sf office building with initial tenant improvements for upper level dental office

Weekly Roundup: Pearl West, Viking Pavilion, 1510 Technology Center and more

Pearl West

Pearl West will be the new North American headquarters for Wacom

Our weekly roundup covers the stories relating to architecture & development in Portland.

Michael Graves, the architect of the Portland Building, passed away this week at the age of 80.

Wacom announced that they plan to move their North American from Vancouver, WA to the Pearl District. They will occupy three floors and 56,000 sq ft of the under construction Pearl West office building. They will also open a retail store on the ground floor.

The developers behind the James Beard Public Market briefed Multnomah County that they are looking at realigning the Morrison Bridge ramps at Naito.

Noraneko, a new ramen shop, opens today in the Pitman II restaurant building on SE Water Ave.

The state Higher Education Coordinating Commission approved the University of Oregon’s application to start a Master of Science in Sports Product Management. The program will be based in the Block 8L building in Old Town.

OHSU has committed $7.5 million to the $50 million PSU Viking Pavilion and Academic Center, which will allow the project to move ahead.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the 1510 Technology Center, the former PGE operations facility in the Central Eastside that has been converted into new offices for Viewpoint Construction Software.

Seattle’s Urban Renaissance Group last year bought 1320 S.W. Broadway, the former home of the Oregonian. They plan a multimillion dollar renovation of the Pietro Belluschi designed building.

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center (images)

The development team behind the proposed Hyatt Regency hotel at the Oregon Convention Center have submitted initial drawings to the Design Commission for the purpose of receiving Design Advice. The drawings by ESG Architects, Ankrom Moisan Architects and Mayer Reed Landscape Architecture focus on the street level engagement and public spaces of the proposed hotel. The massing, height and facade articulation of the room tower is purposefully left vague in the drawing package, and will presumably be addressed at a future hearing.

The $212 million, 600-room Convention Center hotel is being part financed by $60 million of Metro issued bonds, which will be backed by lodging taxes paid by hotel guests. In 2012 Metro chose Minneapolis based Mortenson as the developer for the project. Mortenson are also behind the Downtown AC by Marriott Hotel.


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AC Hotel by Marriott (images)

The Design Commission is set to review a new 13 story hotel in Downtown. The AC Hotel by Marriott, first announced in August 2014, will include 204 rooms in a 130’ tall building. At the ground floor the hotel will include a bar, lounge, lobby and breakfast room. Meeting rooms, a fitness center and most of the back of house areas are located in a single below grade level.  No on-site parking is proposed, however valet drop off is proposed at the curbside. The architects for the project are SERA, working for Minneapolis based developer Mortenson.


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Eleventh and Hoyt

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled [PDF] for a new 14-story residential building at NW Eleventh and Hoyt in the Pearl District. The building will contain approximately 98 dwelling units, with a mix of studios and one or two bedroom apartments. The ground floor will have two retail spaces, and a parking garage with 52 mechanized spaces. As reported in the Oregonian, the developer for the project is John Carroll, whose previous buildings in the neighborhood include The Elizabeth and The Edge Lofts. The architects are Ankrom Moisan.


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