Weekly roundup: good and bad news for food carts

The Hallock & McMillen Building

The Hallock & McMillen Building

The Oregonian broke the news of another huge development in the Lloyd District that will add 980 apartments. The project at 1510 NE Multnomah is being designed by Holst Architects for Southern California developer Bob Bisno.

PDX Commons, a cohousing project at SE 43rd & Belmont will displace the Good Food Here food cart pod. Urban Development Partners is targeting the units to retirees.

The Portland Chornicle published images of the single story retail building that will be torn down for a new building by Urban Development Group at 8235 SE 17th.

After a number of false starts, the Hallock & McMillen Building on Naito Parkway is due to be restored. The building is Portland’s oldest surviving commercial structure. The Oregonian looked into its history.

The first completed building at One North is The Radiator, which includes the first earthquake early warning system of its kind in the Northwest.

The board of Portland Public Schools voted in favor of a pre-development plan that will allow NAYA Generations, an inter-generational housing and learning community for Native Americans, to move forward.

Food cart Los Gorditos will be temporarily displaced by the construction of apartments at 4937 SE Division St, however The Portland Business Journal reports that they are close to signing a deal to open in one of the retail spaces in the new building.


Focus: 25 Tallest Buildings Planned or Under Construction

It’s now almost 6 months since the first post on Next Portland. Since then we’ve published over 180 posts and added over 350 projects to our map, which is a testament to the staggering scale of development happening right now in Portland. Much of this development is 4-6 story buildings along the corridors such as N Williams and SE Division, but there is also a large number of tall buildings going up in the Central City, which why we decided to list the 25 tallest buildings planned or under construction.

While the boom of the 2000s was defined by the activity in South Waterfront, today that district has no apartments or condos planned over 6 stories tall. By contrast the Pearl, the Lloyd District and the Central Eastside are all seeing their skylines altered. Activity in Downtown has quieter, but it also has the tallest building in our list, which is now the 4th tallest building in the city.

Where possible, the heights given are the building height as defined in the Portland Zoning Code and published in the Design Commission’s Final Findings. Where indicated the heights have been estimated.

1 – Park Avenue West

Height: 460′
Architect: TVA Architects
Status: Under Construction

November 21, 2013 LU 13-214772 DZ - Drawings - 03

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Carbon12, an 8 story wood building, proposed for N Williams

Design Advice has been requested for Carbon12, an 8 story building proposed on N Williams Ave. The project will be the tallest wood building in Portland, with a structural system comprised of glulam columns and beams, with Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) floor decking and shear walls. The project is being designed by PATH Architecture and developed by Kaiser Group, both owned by Ben Kaiser.


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Under construction: LL Hawkins and Slabtown Marketplace (images)

Thank you to our contributor Kurt Sevits for writing this post.

Construction is underway on the LL Hawkins Apartments and Slabtown Marketplace, the first major development of the Conway Master Plan, which aims to redevelop several blocks in NW Portland. Plans for Block 296 include renovating an existing warehouse that will become a New Seasons grocery store and constructing a new 6-story mixed-use building that will house retail and apartments. Cairn Pacific and Capstone Partners are developing the project, with design work by Holst Architecture and GBD Architects.

LL Hawkins and Slabtown Marketplace

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Metro Reports: massive development in the Lloyd District, Hallock & McMillan Building 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.

Holst Architecture have requested Design Advice for a project at 1510 NE Multnomah St, currently the Regal Lloyd 10 cinema and associated surface parking:

A three-building mixed use development containing 980 units of market rate housing, as well as retail and community spaces. Structured parking (873 spaces) included.

Emerick Architects have requested early assistance for an addition to the historic Hallock & McMillan Building at 237 SW Naito Parkway:

2 story, 950 sq ft addition to existing building to provide ADA accessibility & fire & life safety upgrades.

Early assistance has been requested for a drive thru Starbucks at 5810 N Lombard St:

Existing building to be removed. Proposal is for a Starbucks drive-thru. Access to the site is proposed to remain with the existing two driveways.

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested early assistance for a development at 1551 SW Upper Hall St:

New Multi family (3-unit) development.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have scheduled a Pre Application Conference to discuss a project at 1300 NE 16th Ave:

2-story 10-plex independent living apartments with below grade parking located in current parking lot area.

Waterleaf Architecture have scheduled a Pre Application Conference to discuss a project at 1949 SE Division St:

Proposed project is a four story commercial building consisting of one story of ground floor retail space and secured parking below three stories of office space.

Site works Design | Build have scheduled a Pre Application Conference to discuss the renovation of the YMCA at 2815 SW Barbur Blvd for Under Armour:

Renovation of 1977 YMCA – Type 3 DZ

Urban Development Group have submitted a building at 8235 SE 17th Ave for building permit review:

New 4 story wood frame apartment building with underground parking ; basement parking to include new bike storage, trash enclosure, dog wash room, and 3 apartment units;

SERA Architects have applied for the first of the required building permits for the AC by Marriott hotel:

***STR 1 : Excavation and Shoring and structure to grade, under slab plumbing***204 room hotel 3rd and Taylor, 15 story on 1/4 block

In Situ Architecture have applied for building permits for an addition at 3740 SE Haig St:

Addition of 2 stories to existing single story duplex (with unit on main level and one in basement) to create 4 plex, new units are 2 story units, no work at existing units, detached trash enclosure is 20sf

LRS have applied for building permits for an addition to a nursing home at 6125 SW Boundary St:

Renovation of existing 53,000 sf Type V nursing home with a 44,000 sf addition, new parking lot and site improvements

A building permit was issued for a new building at 17 SE 63rd Ave:

New tri-plex on same site as existing 6 unit apartment building


Design Advice offered for OHSU Center for Health & Healing South

Design Advice has been offered to ZGF Architects for the OHSU Center for Health & Healing South. The $200 million project will include two new buildings on adjacent blocks in South Waterfront. The proposed building on Block 29 will include four floors of “ambulatory hospital”, which OHSU defines as facilities for “highly complex outpatient surgeries & invasive procedures”. Above this is a cancer center, where clinical trials by the Knight Cancer Institute will be performed. Block 28 will include above grade parking, and subsidized guest housing for people receiving care in the adjacent facilities. The two buildings will be connected to each other and the existing OHSU Center for Health & Healing building via a set of sky bridges over SW Whitaker St and SW Bond St. Though still at an early stage in their design, current drawings show Block 29 at 196′-8″ tall and Block 28 at 162′-8″ tall.


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Weekly Roundup: the Rose at Gateway Gardens, 1024 NW 19th Ave, Conway Leland James Center and more

Conway Leland James Center

Conway Leland James Center

The Portland Business Journal had a look at the cranes that ‘are redefining the Rose City’s skyline’.

Barista, Hopworks Urban Brewery and Olympia Provisions are among the first tenants to be announced for the Pine Street Market.

History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered dug into the history of a house at 1024 NW 19th Ave that may be replaced with a 21 unit apartment building with a contemporary glass facade.

Portland Architecture visited the restored Washington High School.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the under construction Block 37 apartments in South Waterfront.

The Rose at Gateway Gardens, an apartment complex which received funding from Metro’s Transit-Oriented Development Program, is ready for tenants to move in.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center broke ground on a $10 million remodel that will include a new entrance on NW 23rd Ave.

The Tess O’Brien Apartments secured a $6 million construction loan, which will enable construction to begin this month.

The Portland Business Journal reported that ‘at least one “large headquarters group” has already showed some interest in a large section of the office square footage’ at the remodeled Conway Leland James Center.


Design Advice offered for the Grove Hotel

The Historic Landmarks Commission has offered Design Advice to for renovation and expansion of the Grove Hotel on W Burnside Street. Since the end of its use as a single room occupancy hotel in 2010 the Portland Development Commission has attempted to developer interested in renovating the building. In May of 2014 a team that includes Naito Development and Eagle Point Hotel Partners was chosen to develop the building as a boutique hotel. The architectural design is by Portland based Surround Architecture with New York based Studio Tack acting as design consultants.


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Under Construction: Riverscape Lot 8 (images)

Construction has started on Riverscape Lot 8, a 250-unit apartment complex on the waterfront north of the Fremont Bridge. The project is comprised of two buildings above a parking garage with 200 vehicle spaces. The building closet to the river will be ‘C’ shaped in plan, with a courtyard facing the river. The other building is arranged as a bar facing onto NW Front Ave. The project design is by SERA Architects with Shapiro Didway landscape architects. The developer is Las Vegas based Fore Property Company, who are also behind the adjacent Waterline Apartments.


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