Design Commission reviews the Burnside Delta (images)

A six story building at E Burnside and 12th has gone in front of the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The Burnside Delta by Vallaster Corl Architects 85 residential units above 2,500 sq ft of retail. The project for developer Urban Development Group would also include a community room and exterior deck on level 6. Parking for 18 cars would be provided in a mostly below grade garage.


Burnside Delta

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Weekly Roundup: 21 Astor, Convention Center parking garage, Providore Fine Foods and more

The proposed garage at the Convention Center Hotel

The proposed garage at the Convention Center Hotel

The Portland Business Journal reported that the board of the Portland Development Commission approved a resolution to build a $26 million garage adjacent to Convention Center HotelThe 425-stall parking garage will include 375 stalls dedicated to the hotel. The majority of the remaining stalls will be used by Trimet.

The City is looking for feedback on the Central City 2035 plan, according to the Portland Business Journal. The new plan will rewrite the zoning code for Downtown, the Pearl, the Lloyd District and other areas of Portland’s Central Business District, and was released for public comment this week. Public displays will happen at the Development Services Center from February 22nd to 26th and at the Olympic Mills Building from February 29th to March 4th.

An opinion piece by three employees of ECONorthwest, a regional economic consulting firm, asked if Oregonians really want housing that’s affordable. The authors argued that the first order of business should be to bring the supply of housing into line with demand, and that there are three options to achieve this: build out, build up, or do both.

History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered wrote about the pros and cons of the vacation of a piece of right-of-way in St Johns known as “Ivy Island”. The vacation, which went before City Council this week for a first reading, will allow the Union at St Johns development to move ahead.

Developer Bob Ball has set up a new company, Robert Ball Companies, and is moving forward with a new building at 915 NW 21st Ave. The 21 Astor mixed-use building will include 27 apartments and 4,500 sq ft of ground floor retail.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the under construction Albina Yard office building. The four-story, 16,000 sq ft building is using Oregon fabricated Cross-laminated timber for its primary structure.

Portland Architecture wrote about the lecture and interview given by Kengo Kuma at Portland Art Museum. The Japanese architect is the designer of the new buildings currently under construction at the Portland Japanese Garden.

The Oregonian reported that Patrick Quinton, director of the Portland Development Commission, will step down this year after 5 years leading the agency.

Deconstruction has begun on two 1920s houses at NE 45th and Fremont, according to the Hollywood Star News. The project is the first commercial development so far to take advantage of Bureau of Planning & Sustainability offered incentives for deconstruction over demolition. The buildings will be replaced by the Bridgetown mixed-use development, which include 50 units of housing and 6,000 sq ft of retail.

After news broke about the Ankeny Blocks development last weekend, Food Carts Portland noted that the project could threaten the food carts at SW 5th and Stark, SW 3rd and Washington and SW 2nd and Stark. Journalist Michael Anderson replied with an article published on Medium titled “Chill, Portland: The downtown food carts are not about to close“.

The Willamette Week wrote that like the house in ‘Up’, the Dockside Saloon will live forever in a slot in the Field Office by Hacker Architects.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how the onsite sewer and stormwater treatment system at Hassalo on Eighth saved the developers $1.5 million in City levied development charges. The NORM system treats 100 percent of the grey and black water created by the three residential buildings, along with the Lloyd 700 Office building.

Providore Fine Foods opened this week on NE Sandy, with vendors that include Pastaworks, Flying Fish Company and Oyster Bar, The Meat Monger, Little T Baker, Rubinette Produce Market, Emerald Petals and Arrosto. Eater PDX published photos of the completed interior.


Works Partnership planning 9 story wood building near NE Broadway (images)

Works Partnership have received Design Advice for a proposed mixed use building at 1732 NE 2nd Ave. The architects intend to use nail-laminated timber for the 9 story building, which would add the building to the small but growing number of high rise wood buildings proposed in the US. At a height of 99’-10”, the project would be just shy of the 100′ height limit for the site. 141 residential units are proposed, above 9,867 sq ft of ground floor retail. Parking for 104 cars would be provided in a below grade garage.

1732 NE 2nd

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Metro Reports: Multnomah County Health Dept HQ, NE MLK & Alberta retail, Field Office and more

Field Office

The Field Office by Hacker architects has been submitted for building permit review

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

ZGF Architects have requested Design Advice for the Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters:

Proposed project is a nine story headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2731 SE Belmont St: 

Proposed apartment project and street improvements storm – drywells for roof with overflow to combo sewer

Johnston Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 8506 N Edison St:

Development of two lots to include three 3-story buildings containing residential units, with a total of 18 units between the 3 buildings. Will need adjustments to parking.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 13434 SE Harold St:

Proposal is to develop site with condominimums using the “A” overlay and amenity bonus to increase density to 16 units total. The existing residence will be removed.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4509 N Montana Ave:

Proposal for multi-family residential housing with group living components proposal will conform to Community Design Standards 33.218 ; live/work loft units @ ground level.

Carleton Hart Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 6651 SW Capitol Hwy:

Proposal is for new construction of a 1500 sf single story building for use as a bath house for ritual Jewish tradition.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 432 NE Jessup St: 

New 12-unit residential building. House to be demo’d.

LRS Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss Block 26 at NW 14th & Raleigh:

Proposal is for a 12-story building with 93 units of affordable housing and associated resident amenities on a 10,000 sf site. Parking for 18 cars will be provided on the ground floor.

Kōz Development have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1015 NW 16th Ave:

Proposal is for a new 133 unit studio apartment building.

William Kaven Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 4073 N Williams Ave:

Proposal is for three levels office space over ground level retail and enclosed parking.

A project at 4330 SW Macadam Ave has been submitted for Design Review :

Proposal is to develop vacant building into a Tesla auto repair center and car showroom.

The renovation of One Pacific Square has been submitted for Design Review:

Expand ground floor by approximately 7,400 sq ft to accommodate indoor bike parking, conference rooms, exercise facility and retail/services uses. New landscaping also proposed.

Kōz Development have submitted a project at 2211 SW 4th Ave for Design Review:

Proposed project is for new construction of six level 114 unit studio apartment building.

Scott Edwards Architecture have submitted a project at 1451 NE Alberta St for building permit review:

Redevelopment of existing building to create ground floor warm shell retail and two floors – 10 units – residential units above. Including street landscaping

Emerick Architects have submitted the NW 21st & Irving Apartments for building permit review:

new 4-story mixed use development with commercial ground floor over one level of underground parking.

A building permit is under review for a project at 4335 SE Belmont St:

New 4 story, 63 unit apartment building with onsite parking, site utilities and landscaping

A building permit is under review for a project at 1931 N Williams Ave:

New five story apartment building with 1 level of below grade parking

A building permit is under review for a project at 7707 SW Capitol Hwy:

New four story apartment building, 72 units, approximately 40 parking stalls, 2 retail spaces, ***demo permit for existing structure to be obtained separately***

Hacker Architects have submitted the Field Office for building permit review:

below grade parking structure and foundation work includes mechancail

Tiland/Schmidt Architects have submitted the NE MLK & Alberta retail development for building permit review:

New single story 16,500 square foot masonry building, landscaping, parking, stormwater facility. Shell only, no occupancy this permit.

New single story 8,400 square foot masonry building, landscaping, parking, stormwater facility. Shell only, no occupancy this permit.

New 210 square foot trash enclosure

New 336 square foot trash enclosure

A building permit was issued for a project at 3514 NE Sandy Blvd:

Construct new one story building with associated site work and detached 73 sq ft trash enclosure

A building permit was issued to EPR Design for a project at 17423 SE Sherman St:

Build new 2 story adult care facility with site work


Weekly Roundup: Ankeny Blocks, relocation of Jimmy Mak’s, closure of Sewick’s and more

Ankeny Blocks

Concept image for the Ankeny Blocks in Downtown

Goodman family controlled Downtown Development Group released a concept for the Ankeny Blocks, an ambitious $1.5 billion redevelopment of 11 surface parking lots between the Morrison and Burnside Bridges. According to the story in The Oregonian the intent is to “enter into long-term land lease agreements with developers and investors once an agreement for a project is reached.”

Jazz club Jimmy Mak’s will be relocating to make way for an 11-14 story residential development at 205 NW 11th Ave, reported the Willamette Week. A Design Advice Request hearing for the SERA-designed project is currently scheduled for March 17th.

Also in the Willamette Week was the news that Sewick’s bar on SE Hawthorne will close on Sunday January 31st. The building at 4917 SE Hawthorne Blvd will be torn down by Urban Development Group to make way for a 46 unit apartment building.

The Portland Chronicle wrote about the pending demolition of a commercial building at 1015 NW 16th Ave, set to be replaced by a 153 unit by WDC Properties. The currently vacant property was home to live music venue Slabtown until it closed in 2014.

The Portland Business Journal interviewed Robert Barton, CFO of American Assets Trust. The company recently completed the GBD Architects designed Hassalo on Eighth development, and is currently working on Oregon Square follow up project.

The Oregonian wrote that Royale Brewing will open a new bar named the Garrison in the Two/Thirds development. The St Johns retail, office, and residential project by Guerrilla Development will also include a second location of The Sudra vegetarian restaurant.

Tech company GuideSpark will lease the entire two floors of office space above the Pine Street Marketaccording to The Portland Business Journal.

Oregon Square, part IV: Block 90 (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 II about Block 91, Part III about Block 102 and Part V about Block 103.

Rising to a height of 244′-8″, Block 90 will be the second tallest of the four buildings planned for American Assets Trust’s Oregon Square development. The 21 story tower will include 274 residential units and over 14,000 sq ft of ground floor retail. A rooftop terrace will be located on top of the podium form at the 6th floor. The entire 21st floor will be dedicated to amenity functions, including a community room, spa, fitness center, yoga room, private dining room and an exterior terrace. The architects for the project are GBD Architects, who are working with PLACE for the landscape design.

Oregon Square Block 90

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Works Partnership present 19 story Burnside Bridgehead tower to Design Commission (images)

Works Partnership have gone before the Design Commission with a design for a 19 story tower on Block 75 of the Burnside Bridgehead. The proposed building would include 85 to 90 to residential units above commercial space. Parking is planned at 1:1 ratio in a mechanical parking system with storage at levels 3 and 4.

Block 75 Phase II

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Metro Reports: 3rd & Salmon, Pearl Block 20, Seven Corners Community Collaborative and more

3rd & Taylor

The proposed hotel at SW 3rd & Taylor

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

Boora Architects have requested Design Advice for Pearl Block 20:

Block 20 is a proposed hi-rise condominium building. One-hundred forty-two units are included in a five floor podium and 20 floor tower.No retail is proposed for this project. All parking is above grade and surrounded by units.

Allusa Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 6805 SE 52nd Ave:

Build two new 3-story apartment buildings with no basement. One structure will be 18 units. The other structure will be 12 units.

Urban Development Group have requested Early Assistance for a project at 4917 SE Hawthorne Blvd:

New 46-unit mixed use apartment building with 2700 sq ft of commercial.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 700 SE Belmont St:

New self-storage facility. Existing structure(s) to be demo’d/removed.

Works Partnership have requested Early Assistance for a project at 224 SE 2nd Ave:

Proposed change of existing warehouse to office use with retail on ground floor. Also a proposed addition to the building of one story penthouse for residential occupancy. See EA 15-216040.

Studio 3 Architecture have submitted a project at 7924 SE Milwaukie Ave for Design Review:

See EA 15-242170 appt and CO 16-100215. New two story four unit apartment structure behind existing single family residence which will remain.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have submitted the hotel portion of the 3rd and Salmon development for Design Review:

Proposal for joint development of boutique hotel with 245 guest rooms and on site fitness center and conference center. Project will include ground floor and rooftop retail space. One modification needed for ground floor window and 1 adjustment needed for number of loading spaces.

Waterleaf Architecture have submitted the Seven Corners Community Collaborative for Historic Resource Review:

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.

Mentrum Architecture have submitted a project at 6205 N Minnesota Ave for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (18 unit) apartment building with partial basement; attached trash enclosure and associated site work

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 7247 N Leavitt Ave:

New three story, 20 unit apartment complex; on site bike parking and trash enclosure; no onsite parking

A building permit was issued to HC Architecture for The Porter Hotel:

new 16-story, 299 guestroom hotel includes first floor full service restaurant, market cafe; second floor 5,000 sf meeting room with outdoor terrace; rooftop restaurant and covered terrace. One level below grade with shoring includes gym facilities, locker rooms, pool and back of house activities.