Weekly Roundup: tower on Broadway, grocer at Hassalo, construction at Roosevelt High and more

The planned tower at 710 SW Columbia

The planned tower at 710 SW Columbia

BPM Real Estate Group announced that they plan to build at 20 story tower at 710 SW Columbia. The project on SW Broadway will include a 170 room hotel, 200,000 sq ft of office space and parking for 320 vehicles.

Construction has finished at The Northwood apartments, previously known as The Kenton. The DJC published photos of the finished project.

Grocery store Green Zebra announced that they will open their second store at The Elwood in the Hassalo on Eighth development.

BikePortland published the third and final piece in their series about the Lloyd District. The post looked at the four bikeways it’ll take to make the Lloyd District great.

Demolition has begun on the site of the Jefferson 14 Apartmentsaccording to a post at the Portland Chronicle.

The Portland Business Journal reported on the OHSU Center for Health & Healing South which will blur the lines between a hospital and a traditional outpatient clinic.

The Oregonian wrote about how staff and students are adjusting to the construction at Roosevelt High School.

The Portland Business Journal toured the University of Portland’s new Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center.

The Portland Mercury profiled the North Portland resident who is trying block the construction of a planned apartment building at 2405 N Vancouver Ave.

A demolition permit has been issued for a house at 625 NE Randall Ave, reported the Portland Chronicle.  Though no building permits are yet on file, an Early Assistance was given by the City in November to a party looking at developing 4 or 5 units on the site.

One thought on “Weekly Roundup: tower on Broadway, grocer at Hassalo, construction at Roosevelt High and more

  1. This is the house at 2405 N Vancouver Ave that this guy is up in arms about demolishing: https://goo.gl/TWVmbU I honestly don’t get it. There is not especially remarkable about this house, and there is no shortage of bungalows in Portland. Although I wish it weren’t the case, the majority of Portland is still zoned for single family houses, and it isn’t as if they are an endangered species.

    This site is going to house at least 54 people (likely more, as there will probably be more than one person per unit) within close biking distance of downtown and walking distance from urban amenities. This is an amenity that’s in strong demand today, and I think it’s unethical to block the creation of more housing options that allow a greater number of people to enjoy this convenience, especially when you yourself enjoy it. Short travel times have a tangible effect upon happiness levels and are far more energy efficient, and I think the importance of these two factors trumps the importance of maintaining a dilapidated bungalow that you don’t even own. On a plot that close to the city center, it’s simply a waste of space.

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