Metro Reports: Couch9, Chamberlain Hotel, Broadway Tower and more

Couch9 by Vallaster Corl Architects

Couch9 by Vallaster Corl Architects

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

FFA Architecture and Interiors have requested Design Advice for an expansion to the Industrial Home Building:

Design Advice Request for a project which is for a proposed addition to expand the current Industrial Home Building located on the property to accommodate tenant expansion plans. Maintain parking at the ground level and add two connecting floors above. Adding approx 5924 SF in total and considering a green roof system.

Icon Architecture have requested Early Assistance to discuss a project at 6826 N Greenwich Ave:

Proposal is to build a nine unit residential apartment bldg. With below grade parking.

Emerick Architects have requested Early Assistance to discuss the conversion of the Chamberlain Hotel, most recently used by Shleifer Furniture, back into a hotel:

Proposal is for a mixed use on ground floor with hotel rooms on upper floor. Existing building will be restored.

Design Department have submitted a project at 533 NE Killingsworth St for Design Review:

Design review for a repair and refurbish of building facade, new one-story building behind facade. New doors and windows and new patio dining areas.

SRG Partnership have submitted the Knight Cancer Research Building for Design Review:

Knight Cancer Research Building

GBD Architects have submitted the Broadway Tower for Design Review:

Design review for a new 19-story high-rise mixed-use building with a combination hotel, office and retail (ground floor) uses. Parking provided in a below-grade structure. Three modifications requested: loading stall size requirement; bicycle parking stall size; and exceeding glazing minimum for entire site, except for north and south elevations.

A building permit is under review for a project at 5429 N Minnesota Ave:

Construct a six unit three story apartment building with 2 bedroom/1 bath units with living room, dining room, kitchen, and washer/dryer closet.

Stewart Gordon Straus Architect has submitted a project at SW 12th & Woods for building permit review:

Construct a new five unit three story apt building attached to a new three story 4 unit apt building with ground floor garage parking for each. Portions of site greater than 20% slope.-see comment

A building permit is under review for a project at 2825 NE Columbia Blvd:

Construct new 103,912 sq ft, 3 story self storage building with associated utilities, parking and landscaping.

Mackenzie have submitted a project at 6006 NE Holladay St for building permit review:

New 118,162 sf four story self storage building**with 15-280089-MT & demos 15-280098-CO & 15-280101-CO**

Building permits were issued to SERA Architects for the Modera Belmont:

Demolish existing office building, surrounding asphalt and landscaping

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

A building permit was issued for Couch9 by Vallaster Corl Architects:

New 11 story mixed-use housing tower with ground floor retail and 2 levels of below grade parking. Vegetated roof garden at level 2 for stormwater retention and filtration. Rooftop terrace for residents at level 11 (existing structure to be demolished).

 

Office Building at 12th & Morrison goes before Design Commission (images)

A proposal for a 6 story building at SW 12th Ave & Morrison St has gone before the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The 58,862 sq ft project would include ground floor retail with 5 floors of office space above. No vehicular parking is proposed. The architects for the building are Design Department, working with LRS Architects. The developers of the project are Menashe Properties and North Rim Development.

1127 SW Morrison

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Metro Reports: New Market Theater addition, Fair-Haired Dumbbell, 4119 NE MLK and more

The Dumbbell

The Fair Haired Dumbbell

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights. (Note – this post covers the week of December 14th to 20th.)

SERA Architects have requested Design Advice for the New Market Theater addition:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Historic Resource Review for a new 4-story, mixed-use creative office building addition to the New Market Theater Historic Building. The New Market Theatre is a designated Historic Landmark, within the Skidmore/Old Town Historic District. The applicant has submitted 3 different possible fascades that illustrate the design options being considered.

TVA Architects have submitted a project at 4119 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd for Design Review:

New mixed use building, six story with retail and residential units at ground levels and residential units on the upper floors.

Mackenzie have submitted a building at 3009 NE Killingsworth St for building permit review:

New mixed use building – ground floor to be retail with apartments above.

A building permit is under review for the Fair Haired Dumbbell:

twin six-story white, stucco-clad buildings connected by suspended pedestrian bridges at each floor with two small plazas at the ground level

A building permit was issued to EPR Design for a project at 17445 SE Sherman St:

New 2 story assissted living facility with 10′ x 10′ trash enclosure with site work – foundation and inspections started under original permit for 13-232830-RS

Weekly Roundup: Inclusionary Zoning, Growth in the Pearl, Airbnb taxes and more

Pearl Block 136

The Courtyard at Block 136 in the Pearl

Next Portland is taking a break over Christmas. Blogging will be light in the coming week, but will resume at the normal frequency the following week.

The building that used to house Starky’s Restaurant and Bar has been demolished, reports The Portland Chronicle. A permit is currently under review for a 46 unit, 3 story apartment building on the site at 2913 SE Stark St.

An article in GoLocalPDX asked “will growth kill the Pearl?” Quoted in the article was a representative of Preserve the Pearl, the organization that has now appealed the approval of Block 136 to the Oregon Court of Appeals.

The City Council voted 4-1 to dedicate revenue raised from short term rentals including Airbnb towards affordable housing.

In a record setting deal, Singaporean investors paid $45 million for the Janey II apartment building, which will in the future become a “temporary home for visiting employees at Portland-area companies.” The deal includes both the first phase building, completed in 2012, and the recently completed Janey II addition.

The Portland Mercury reported that the State Legislature may take up inclusionary zoning again during the 2016 session. A bill that would have lifted the current ban on local governments from mandating that developments include affordable housing failed during the 2015 session.

Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of the Year

The Goat Blocks

LOCA @ The Goat Blocks, the subject of our second most viewed post of 2015

2015 is the first full calendar year Next Portland has been in operation, and it’s been a year of huge growth for the site. As the year draws to a close it seemed like a good time to look at what the most popular posts of the year were. If there’s an overall trend evident it’s that posts about tall or large buildings do well. The single most popular post was the round up of the 25 tallest buildings planned or under construction. Posts about high rise buildings under construction—including Block 136, The Cosmopolitan, The NV (formerly The Overton), and Yard (formerly Block 67)—feature prominently in the list. The giant development at Oregon Square makes the list three times, and the redevelopment of the USPS site in the Pearl is included three times. The most popular post about a single project covered LOCA @ The Goat Blocks, a superblock development currently under construction in inner Buckman.

Other posts to make the top 25 were more surprising. The list includes the Worldmark by Wyndham and The Society Hotel, both relatively small hotel projects in Old Town. The initial post about 3rd & Taylor likely performed so well not because of the scale of the project, but because Next Portland was the first place to write about the potential demolition of the Hotel Albion. At only 8 stories Carbon12 wouldn’t come close to making the list of the tallest buildings planned for Portland, but is notable for the fact that the high rise structure will be built out of wood.

Were there any posts you particularly enjoyed reading this year? Let us know in the comments. Here is the full list of our most popular posts of 2015:

1 – Focus: 25 Tallest Buildings Planned or Under Construction

2 – LOCA @ The Goat Blocks

3 – Burnside Bridgehead, Pt II: Block 67

4 – Focus: 20 New Hotels Proposed For Portland

5 – Worldmark by Wyndham set to receive Design Advice

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

7 – Concepts released for redevelopment of USPS site

8 – Pre-Application Conference scheduled for SW 3rd & Taylor

9 – Under Construction in Old Town: The Society Hotel

10 – Cook Street Apartments

11 – Lloyd Cinemas redevelopment returns in front of Design Commission (images)

12 – The Fair Haired Dumbbell

13 – Burnside Bridgehead, pt I: Block 75

14 – PDC identifies preferred concept for Post Office site

15 – Block 136 heading to Design Review

16 – Under Construction in South Waterfront: Block 37

17 – North Pearl High-Rises, Part II: The Overton

18 – Design Commission approves Oregon Square

19 –Design Commission reviews Oregon Square

20 – Oregon Square update

21 – North Pearl High-Rises, Part I: The Cosmopolitan on the Park

22 – Design Commission approves The Porter hotel

23 – 4th & Harrison returning for Design Advice

24 – Grand Belmont returns before Historic Landmarks Commission

25 – Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

 

Metro Reports: Convention Center Hotel, 419 E Burnside, Con-Way Leland James Center and more

419 E Burnside

419 E Burnside

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Otak Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1500 NE Irving St:

New building – 2 options: either new office building – or new residential building. Hoping to meet community design standards.

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1205 SE Morrison St:

Proposing new 4-story apartment building with ground-floor covered parking and community space

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6400 SW Canyon Ct:

Proposed project is for 267 apartment units located in four buildings with structured parking under and on-site parking and related site improvements.

Leeb Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 5327 N Interstate Ave:

Proposal for new apartment complex with underground parking and ground floor commercial

Polyphon Architecture & Design have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 710 E Burnside St:

Pre-application conference to discuss new 11-story mixed use building, which will require Type III DZ.

Works Partnership have submitted the expansion of the Jupiter Hotel for Design Review:

Proposal is for a six story development to expand the Jupiter Hotel.

The Convention Center Hotel has been submitted for Design Review:

Proposal for new hotel and adjacent parking garage, with adjustment for parking and loading entrances

SERA Architects have submitted the Con-way Leland James Center Renovation for building permit review:

Re-skin exterior of building, new metal stud walls tto support brick veneer, and windows. create office core for future TIs, add 4th floor penthouse with decks and green space. add vehicle ramp to basement for new tenant parking. ***NO OCCUPANCY UNDER THIS PERMIT***

Demo interior of unoccupied bldg, includes all MEP and non supoorting walls, and all exterior siding.

The first building permits were issued for 419 E Burnside:

Demolish free standing canopy and 20’x 25′ office for used car sales lot. Demolish stormwater facility located on parking lot. Associated with 14-216353-CO and 14-216353-FND-01-CO.

Excavation, shoring and foundation at basement. Basement slab, basement columns and wall, first floor post tensioned concrete slab, below grade utilities.

A building permit is under review for a project by Carleton Hart Architecture at 110 SW Arthur St:

New, 3-story multi-family project with 39 units of studio and 1 bedroom apartments.

A building permit was issued to Boora Architects for partial demolition of the YMCA building at 2815 SW Barbur Blvd:

partial – a) demolition of exterior east and north facades; b) demolition of interior partitions and casework; and c) demolition of exterior site elements to the east and north of the building. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors to obtain separate demolition permits.) No occupancy during construction.

A building permit was issued to Waterleaf Architecture & Interiors for a portion of the Lloyd Center Remodel:

adding new plaza space and mall entry facing Multnomah Street, including a new curainwall, a new sprial entry stair located inside the Mall, a new pedestrian bridge over the plaza, a new internal traffic ramp, pedestrian stair at the SW parking structure and required bike parking.

A building permit was issued to Colab Architecture for a project at 1510 N Sumner St:

New construction of 25-unit apartment building with partial ground floor retail; interior bike parking; attached trash enclosure with eco roof above, no onsite parking

4th & Harrison has first Design Review hearing (images)

After 4 Design Advice hearings, the proposed 15-story mixed-use development at 4th & Harrison has gone before the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing.  The 175’ tall building will provide 424 residential units, with a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. At the ground level a 33,000 sq ft supermarket is planned, as well as an additional 5,000 sq ft retail space. 151 vehicular parking spaces are proposed, split between 80 spaces for the residents, and 71 for the supermarket / retail uses. An optional 3rd parking level would provide an additional 81 spaces.

The project is being developed by Chicago based developer Core Spaces. The design architects for the building are Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture of Chicago, with Portland based Myhre Group Architects acting as consulting architects. Portland based Lango Hansen are acting as the landscape architects.

4th & Harrison

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Weekly Roundup: the return of South Waterfront, Multnomah County Courthouse, Garlington Center and more

Garlington Center

The Garlington Center by Scott Edwards Architecture for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

An article in The Oregonian noted that South Waterfront “is booming again”. Projects mentioned include Zidell Blocks 4 and 6Riverplace Parcel 3, OHSU Center for Health and Healing South and the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building.

The Portland Mercury reported that the City Council will vote this week on an ordinance that will direct money raised from short term rentals such as Airbnb into the Housing Investment Fund. The measure would allocate $1.2 million of new money for affordable housing every year.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is planning a new integrated health clinic and low-income apartment complex, writes OPB. The Garlington Center at 3034 NE MLK Jr Blvd will replace an existing building on the site owned by the non-profit.

Plans are moving ahead for the new Multnomah County Courthouse, according to The Oregonian. The County is now planning on including the District Attorney’s office and high volume courts in the building, which is likely to raise the cost of the project by $40-50 million.

An article in The New York Times by local writer Brian Libby looked at the three building One North development on N Williams by Holst Architecture and PATH Architecture. The Karuna East office building was recently completed, and is leased to digital creative agency Instrument.

Digital product agency Uncorked Studios has leased the entire third floor of the 811 Stark building, according to the Portland Business Journal. The Central Eastside building by Works Partnership is currently under construction.

The City Council approved 10 year tax exemptions for three buildings that will collectively include 81 units of affordable housing, wrote the Portland Business Journal. The buildings are the North Hollow Apartments at 1501 SW Taylor St, the Vancouver Ave Apartments at the NE and SE corners of the N Vancouver Ave and N Shaver St,  and the Mississippi Apartments on N Fremont St between N Mississippi and N Albina Ave and on N Cook Street between N Albina and N Borthwick Ave.

The Willamette Week wrote about a potential conflict of interest identified by the City Auditor, due to the fact that members of the West Quadrant Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee are landowners in the area. The Auditor’s report said that individuals such as Greg Goodman of the Downtown Development Group should have disclosed their financial interests before casting any votes, including ones that increased the allowable heights at the Morrison and Hawthorne Bridgeheads.

The Oregonian wrote that Portland’s 3.6% apartment vacancy rate was the lowest in the nation in 2014.

Multnomah County planning 9 story Health Department Headquarters (images)

ZGF Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a new headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department. The 9 story building would reach a height of 144′-0″, just shy of the 150′ maximum height for site approved by the City Council through a Zoning Map Amendment earlier this year.

Multnomah County Health Department HQ

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Oregon Square, pt II: Block 91 (images)

This post is the second in a series on Oregon Square, focusing on Block 91. See also Part I about the urban design and landscaping, Part III about Block 102, Part IV about Block 90 and Part V about Block 103.

With 160 units, Block 91 will be the smallest of the four buildings at Oregon Square, the giant Lloyd District development planned by American Assets Trust. The building by GBD Architects will rise to 132′-6″ over its 11 floors. 14,181 sq ft of double sided ground floor retail will open onto both the new square and the surrounding streets. Amenities for the residents, located on the 6th and 7th floors, will include a yoga room, a fitness room, a private dining room, a community room and a dog lounge.

Oregon Square Block 91

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