Weekly Roundup: Conway Block 290, Post Office redevelopment, and more

The square at Conway Block 290, as shown at the project's first Design Advice hearing

The square at Conway Block 290, as shown at the project’s first Design Advice hearing

Construction is nearing completion on Framework, an office building at NE 6th & Davis. The DJC published photos of the new building by Works Partnership.

The Oregonian reported that the City could own the Post Office site in the Pearl by 2019, with a first phase of development taking place in 2021. A preferred vision for the site was identified this week as part of the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan.

The NW Examiner reported [PDF] on continued disagreements over the public square at Conway Block 290. Some community members are advocating for an enclosed square modeled after European squares, while others are worried such a form will inevitably feel private.

Garden Bar is the latest business to announce that they will open at Hassalo on Eighth in the Lloyd District.

Eater PDX published photos of bar Paydirt, now open in The Zipper.

1 thought on “Weekly Roundup: Conway Block 290, Post Office redevelopment, and more

  1. Has anybody peered into the ground floor spaces in the Hassalo on 8th apartments? They’ve removed the fences and you can walk by on the sidewalk. They are enormous. The ground floor of the Elwood, for example, looks big enough to fit a Costco. The ceilings are at least 25 feet high, it seems, and it’s not subdivided into smaller spaces. The first businesses to announce a move in (e.g., Green Zebra, Garden Bar) are pretty tiny in comparison. I keep hoping for a full scale supermarket.

    In other news, the apartments at SE 27th and Ankeny are now complete.

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