Metro Reports: Macadam Apartments, PDX Commons, 1501 SW Taylor and more

Macadam Apartments

The Macadam Apartments by SERA Architects

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 14716 SE Powell Blvd:

25 unit apartment development.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by JRA Architecture & Planning to discuss a new hotel near the airport at 7101 NE 82nd Ave:

Pre-Application Conference for a Type III CU. Proposal is to construct a four-story 99 guest room hotel with on-site parking, indoor pool on existing red lion hotel site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mark Dane Planning to discuss a project at 310 NW Maywood Drive:

Pre-application conference for 5-unit condominium project

A demolition permit was issued to GBD Architects for a building at 1437 SW Broadway, on the site of the planned 710 SW Columbia tower:

Demolish 2 story building and (2) parking lots; on site tree removal.

A demolition permit was issued for the existing building due to be replaced by 1501 SW Taylor:

DEMO 2 STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH BASEMENT -Compacted fill per Title 24 standards, Soils special inspection required. -Remove all foundations and debris -Cap utilities -Scope of work does not include removal of trees

A building permit is under review for a new apartment building at 3205 NE Multnomah St:

Construct new 3 story rowhouse apartment building, 4 units, no parking, attached bike storage and trash enclosure, associated site work and soakage trench included

Works Partnership have applied for a building permit for the PDX Commons at 4262 SE Belmont St:

New 4 story 27 unit apartment building with shared amenities, ground level parking and one tenant space, stormwater facility and site improvements.

Building permits are under review for the Modera Belmont by SERA Architects:

New 6 story apartment with one level of below grade parking

Site demolition, excavation, shoring and concrete work up through level 2 floor slab

Building permits were issued for the two buildings that will comprise the Macadam Apartments at 4920 and 4940 SW Landing Drive, by SERA Architects:

New 116,000 sf apartment building containing 106 market rate apartments

New 69,000 sf apartment building containing 76 market rate apartments, 5 story wood framed construction over ground floor podium built of reinforced concrete, building sits on a concrete slab on grade

Weekly Roundup: OHSU, Sideyard and a protest on N Williams

OHSU Center for Health & Healing South

OHSU Center for Health & Healing South

The delay in implementing the planned increases in Parks Systems Development Charges will save OHSU $1 million, according to a story in The Oregonian. OHSU is currently moving ahead with the Center for Health and Healing South and the Knight Cancer Research BuildingThe latter is scheduled to return before the Design Commission for a second Design Advice hearing on September 24th.

As reported by the KATU, the Facebook group ‘Stop Demolishing Portland‘ held a protest at the corner of N Williams and Fremont. Almost 20 people turned up to protest nearby developments, which include the Cook Street Apartments, One North and Carbon12.

BikePortland reported on Sideyard, a proposed building on Block 76W of the Burnside Bridgehead that may include a bike through window. The 20,000 sq ft building by Skylab and Key Development is proposed for the sliver of land across the street from Yard (formerly Block 67).

An article in the Portland Mercury looked at the state laws that restrict ways to fund affordable housing.

Lastly, KOIN featured Next Portland in a story about developments in Portland.

UPDATED: Design Commission reviews Oregon Square (images)

Note: this post was originally published on Friday morning. It has since been updated with additional images and a summary of the Design Commission’s comments.

Oregon Square, the massive superblock development by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio landscape architects, has gone before the Design Commission for its first full Design Review hearing. The Lloyd District project will include 940 residential units and 50,000 sq ft of retail, with a new public plaza at its center. Surrounding the plaza will be four buildings, varying in height from 11 to 30 floors. At a maximum height of 343′-6″ Block 103 of Oregon Square will be the tallest building in the city east of the Willamette. 908 below grade parking stalls will be provided in a below grade parking structure. Almost 1,500 bike parking spaces will be provided for the use of residents, visitors and employees.

Oregon Square

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Construction starts on 19th & Overton apartments (images)

Construction has started on 19th & Overton Apartments by GBD Architects and Gerding Edlen development. The 6-story building will contain 58 apartment units, including 4 loft units with entries that open directly onto NW Overton St. A roof deck for the use residents is proposed, with a fire pit and an outdoor kitchen. 33 vehicular parking spaces will be provided, all but one of which in a mechanical parking system. 64 long term bicycle parking space will be provided, mostly in a secure bike room.

January 14, 2015 LU 14-229920 DZM - Drawings - 01

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Broadstone Pearl returns for Design Advice (images)

The Broadstone Pearl apartments have gone before the Design Commission for a second Design Advice Request hearing. The proposed building is by Encore Architects and Alliance Realty Partners, both based in Seattle. Merryman Barnes are acting as the local architect on the project, which will include 147 residential units, 75 parking stalls and 231 bike parking spaces. The proposed ground floor program is primarily live/work units, with a 707 sq ft retail space proposed for the corner of NW 14th Ave and Raleigh St.

Broadstone Pearl - 1400 NW Raleigh

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Metro Reports: 811 Stark, PSU Viking Pavilion, Redd on Salmon St and more

811 Stark by Works Partnership

811 Stark by Works Partnership

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

Woofter Architecture have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for the PSU Viking Pavilion:

Design Advice Request for modernization and upgrade to existing building.

Modernization and upgrade of existing structure.

Early Assistance has been requested for the redevelopment of a hotel at 7101 NE 82nd Ave:

Construct 99 guest rooms, 4-story on-site parking suites hotel with indoor pool on existing red lion hotel site.

SolTerra Architecture have requested early assistance for a project at 3138 N Vancouver Ave:

New development of 100 units of housing with 3,000-4,000 sq ft of ground floor commercial space. Provide 44 parking spaces at grade and in parking garage below grade. 6 stories & basement collecting and re-using stormwater onsite.

Jones Architecture have submitted a project at 8247 N Lombard St for Design Review:

New 4-story mixed use building with basement. 89 residential parking spaces and 77 in basement garage. 2 public plazas and a couryard for residential tenants.

Opsis Architecture have applied for a building permit for The Redd on Salmon St:

Major renovation of and addition to existing building. New 2nd floor addition and new 2nd floor mezzanines. New courtyard, repave and stripe parking lot. Seismic upgrade. Core and shell only, no occupancy this permit. See permit 15-207907-CO for detached service building ( for trash enclosure, bike parking, and transformers).

A demolition permit was issued to Works Partnership for the existing building at 811 Stark:

Demolish existing 2092 sf existing single story commercial building and parking lot, disconnect and cap utilities as required

Building permits were issued to Dominek Architecture for the O|8 Townhomes:

New 4 story apartment building with 4 units, associated site work. West building (building b), 1 of 2

New 4 story apartment building with 4 units. East building (building a), 2 of 2.

A demolition permit was issued for an existing building at 3423 SE Hawthorne Blvd:

Demolish 2 story apartment complex

A building permit was issued to Works Partnerships for the MODS Willamette:

Construct new 2 story, 6 unit modular apartment building, no parking, partial street improvement, scope of work includes basement, foundation, exterior cladding, porches at 1st and 2nd floor, parapets, roof assembly, associated site work such as stormwater facility, bike parking and landscaping, detached trash enclosure is 52sf; modular unit construction prior approval by state of oregon permit #M638 14-542OC

A building permit was issued to GBD Architects for the 19th & Overton apartments:

New 6 story, 58 unit apartment building; ground fl parking, bike parking, leasing office, residential lobby, building services and 3 residential loft units; floors 2-6 include residential units; amenity deck on the roof

Weekly Roundup: New Seasons, Little Big Burger, Flying Fish Company, Hop Dog and more

New Seasons has opened at the Slabtown Marketplace

New Seasons has opened at the Slabtown Marketplace

At Portland Architecture Brian Libby interviewed Kengo Kuma, the Japanese architect behind the Japanese Garden ExpansionThe acclaimed architecture shared his thoughts on thoughts on Portland, the role of Japanese Gardens in urban settings and the material choices made for his new buildings in Portland.

The first building in the Conway Masterplan opened this week. New Seasons are the anchor tenant at the Slabtown Marketplace on Conway Block 296. An adjacent apartment building on the same block, the LL Hawkins, will open later in the year.

The Portland City Council voted to make changes to the property tax exemption system designed to entice developers to build affordable housing. The annual cap will be lifted from $1 million to $3 million, and the competitive application system will be scrapped. The changes are intended to create up to 200 affordable units a year. Separately, the Portland Housing Advisory Commission recommended that Portland should increase the share of urban renewal money used for affordable housing from 30% to 50%.

As news broke that local chainlet Little Big Burger had been sold to Chanticleer Holdings, it was announced that the burger company will open a location at Hassalo on Eighth in late 2015.

Hop Dog, the latest restauartant concept from former Little Big Burger owners Katie Poppe and Micah Camden, has opened in the 12|Stark building downtown.

The Alameda retail development Lyon Court has secured its first tenant. The as yet unnamed wine bar will be operated by J. Mikey Lynch.

According to the Hollywood Star News, neighbors in NE Portland have created a petition to keep the Regal Lloyd Cinemas 10. The buildings are set to be replaced by the 1510 NE Multnomah development.

Flying Fish company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund an oyster bar and new retail location at The Shore on NE Sandy Blvd.

The Portland Chronicle reported on a planned 18 unit building at 6205 N Minnesota. The development will replace a vacant single family home.

Under Construction in South Waterfront: the Ella (images)

Construction is underway on the Ella, a 199 unit apartment building by Texas based developer Alamo Manhattan. The design of the project on South Waterfront Block 43 is by Texas based Hensley Lamkin Rachel Inc, with assistance from local architects SERA. An underground garage, accessed from SW Abernethy St, will provide parking for 196 vehicles. The building will have one retail space, a 1,470 sq ft unit at the corner of SW Moody Ave and SW Abernethy St. Ground floor amenity spaces for the residents have been designed so that they can potentially be converted to retail in the future.

Ella - Alamo Manhattan Block 43

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OHSU Center for Health & Healing South returns for Design Advice (images)

ZGF Architects have returned in front of the Design Commission for a second Design Advice Request concerning 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 five 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 five floors of subsidized guest housing for people receiving care in the adjacent facilities. New conference facilities will be located on the ground floor of Block 28, facing onto SW Curry St.

OHSU Center for Health & Healing South

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Metro Reports: St Francis Park Apartments, PSU School of Business Administration, 4th & Harrison and more

4th & Harrison

4th & Harrison, as presented at Design Advice

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

Barry Smith Architect has requested Early Assistance for a project at 518 SE 76th Ave:

46 unit apartment building with 8 cars in parking garage; 4 floors

BAMA Architecture and Design have requested Early Assistance for a project at 10010 SE Ankeny St:

Lot line adjustment and phased development of multiple buildings to include multi-family, parking, industrial flex space.

Solterra have requested Early Assistance for a project at N Failing & Vancouver:

53-unit mixed use apartment building with active urban canyon

Works Partnership have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1400 NW 22nd Ave:

Proposal for major commercial alterations with exterior improvements. Uses will include office, retail and manufacturing.

Barry Smith Architect has requested Early Assistance for a project at 829 NW 19th Ave:

Move existing home on property to within 20 feet of NW 19th. Confirm and adjust lot lines for 2 lots. On Vacant lot develop a 50 unit, 6 story apartment building located within the Alphabet Historic District.

Mortenson Development have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a new hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave:

demolish existing 1/4 block building and replace with a new construction 221 room, 15 floor hotel.

A Design Review has been submitted for a project at 1112 SE Lincoln St:

Construction of 2 tri-plex residential structures – one on each parcel

The St Francis Park Apartments by MWA Architects have been submitted for Design Review:

New 106-unit multi-dwelling residential development.

The 4th & Harrison apartment complex by Core Spaces has been submitted for Design Review:

Design Review for new 15-story glass and metal panel building – grocery store at ground level and 14 stories of luxury residential apartments, above. 1 modification requested to reduce landscape area; 1 modification requested to replace landscaping with hardscape; 1 modification requested for the width of the oriel window; 1 adjustment requested to parking access & loading; 1 adjustment requested for # of parking stalls.

ZGF Architects have submitted the Canopy Hotel for Design Review:

11 Story, 150 room Hotel

SRG Partnership have applied for building permits for the PSU School of Business Administration:

40,000 Sf multi-story addition, renovation of 52,000SF existing

Reroute on site utilities, demo on site portion of sky bridge, remove exerior cladding of existing building, interior demolition. ***40,000 SF multi-story addition, renovation of 52,000SF existing***

foundation and walls to grade of pavilion/atrium, cladding of existing building, ***40,000 SF multi-story addition, renovation of 52,000SF existing***

Demolition permits were issued for the existing buildings due to be replaced by the Pearl Hampton Inn & Suites:

Demo existing 2 story building

Demo two story building; no basement

Demo existing 3 story building with partial basement

A building permit was issued for the Kenton Mixed Use Phase III at 2111 N Willis Blvd:

New four story apartment building with courtyard and balcony at center, 37 units, 2 retail spaces on main floor, parking at east and north sides, detached trash enclosure, associated landscaping and stormwater facilities

A building permit was issued to Anrkom Moisan Architects for 2010 NW Pettygrove St:

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