Grant Park Village Phase III receives Design Advice (images)

The Design Commission has offered Design Advice on Grant Park Village Phase III, a proposed memory care and assisted living building. The five story building by Lenity Architecture of Salem, OR will cater to residents who need assistance with their daily routine and for persons afflicted with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory‐related issues. In contrast to the suburban locations typically chosen for elder care facilities, the architects state that the project is intended to bring “diversity to the City of Portland’s housing needs by providing quality housing for elderly residents in a centrally‐located urban environment.” 70 vehicular parking spaces and 40 bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

Grant Park Village Phase III

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Burnside Delta approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Burnside Delta, a new six story mixed use building at E Burnside and 12th Ave. The project by Vallaster Corl Architects for developer Urban Development Group will include 85 residential units above 2,500 sq ft of retail. At the 6th floor the building will include a community room and exterior deck on level 6. Parking for 18 cars would be provided in a mostly below grade garage. Bicycle parking for 75 bikes will be provided in the basement, with the remainder of the required spaces provided in the units.

Burnside Delta

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Metro Reports: Benson High School, Restoration Hardware, Holladay Park Plaza East and more

19th & Quimby

A building permit is under review for the 19th & Quimby apartments

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

SERA Architects have requested Design Advice for a project at 905 NW 17th Ave:

Type III Design Review for a new 6-8 story mixed use building with 140-190 residential units, ground floor retail and below grade parking – approximately 70 spaces.

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 5045 SE Foster Rd:

Proposal is to construct a new four story mixed used building with ground floor retail and three levels of residential apartments. On-site parking of 15 stalls will be included.

Encore Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 20 NE 14th Ave:

New 6 story multi use 190 unit apartment building, retail and living on the 1st floor, 100 parking spaces provided.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 14601 SE Division St :

Demo existing resteraunt – new construction of Fred Meyer gas station with 6 dispensers, 12 fueling stations with small cashier kiosk, propane tank, air/water station, restroom/breakroom building and trash enclosure

DOWA-IBI Group have requested Early Assistance for work at Benson High School:

Master planning for modernization and addition of the existing Benson Polytech High School Campus.

A building permit is under review for NW 19th & Quimby:

New 6 story apartment bldg. w/ 88 units. PT podium with 5 stories wood frame construction above w/ on grade parking.

A building permit is under review for a project at 664 SW Grant St :

Construct new 3 story, 5 unit apartment building, no parking, includes associated site work, sloped lot

CIDA Architects have applied for a building permit for a project at 422 NE Dekum St :

Construct new 4 story, 22 unit apartment builidng, one unit is live/work, no parking, trash and bike storage at main level, includes associated site work

A building permit is under review for a project at N Failing & Vancouver:

Construct new 5 story mixed use building with below grade parking, main floor retail and 4 levels of 50 apartment units, eco-roof, includes associated site work

A building permit is under review for a project at 8636 SE 17th Ave:

Construct new 2 story mixed use building; main floor to include two tenant spaces; proposed tenant b space to be used as daycare; tenant a (no occupancy this permit) second fl to include (4) apartment units

A building permit is under review for Holladay Park Plaza East at 1300 NE 16th Ave:

New 2 story above grade 10 unit adult living apartments with 2 levels of underground parking

Ankrom Moisan Architects have submitted the new Restoration Hardware at NW 23rd & Glisan for building permit review:

New 3 story construction with basement parking garage and additional rooftop story comprising stair enclosure, open air pavilion and trellis structure

Portland Housing Bureau announces Super NOFA projects (images)

The Block 45 development at 1010 NE Grand Ave will include 127 affordable units and 77 market rate units

The Block 45 development at 1010 NE Grand Ave will include 127 affordable units and 77 market rate units

The Portland Housing Bureau has revealed the projects selected as part of the $47 million Super NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability). The award is the largest in the agency’s history, and will help build six new developments with 585 new units of affordable housing, as well as preserve another 255 units through renovation. Included in this will be 120 units reserved for the lowest-income households, earning up to 30% of the Median Family Income ($15,400 a year for an individual and $24,300 for a family of four).

Read on below for information about the six new build projects selected.

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Weekly Roundup: Middle Middle Housing, Low Density Islands and more

Types of "missing middle" housing

Types of “missing middle” housing. Image by Daniel Parolek of Opticos Design.

Affordable housing developers and service providers are calling on the city to legalize the development of “missing middle” housing, according to Bike Portland. An amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that would make it possible to develop housing types such as duplexes, triplexes, internal home divisions and two-story garden apartments near designated centers is currently being debated by the City Council. The Portland Tribune reported that the amendment is facing opposition from groups such as the United Neighborhoods for Reform.

The Willamette Week reported that despite Portland’s push for new housing, the proposed Comprehensive Plan leaves islands of low density zoning along corridors such as inner Division, Hawthorne and Belmont.

The Business Tribune wrote about the “new vision for Lents”, including Oliver Station by Ankrom Moisan Architects. The mixed use development will replace the New Copper Penny bar, and will include 126 units of affordable housing and unit 19 units leased at market rates.

Grocery store Green Zebra opened its second store at Hassalo on Eighthreported the Portland Business Journal.

Wacom has moved its North American headquarters from Vancouver, WA into the Pearl West office building. The Portland Business Journal published photos of their new space.

Portland Architecture published an interview with mayoral candidate Jules Bailey.

The Portland Housing Bureau announced the largest funding award in its history. $47 million will be allocated to eight affordable housing projects, including six new building with 585 units.

BikePortland wrote that the new Multnomah County Courthouse could include a raised bike lane at the approach to the Hawthorne Bridge.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the potential loss of Fire Station #3 in the Pearl, which could be torn down to make way for a 150 unit development at 505 NW 14th Ave.

Grant Park Village Phase II Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved Grant Park Village Phase II, a new 5 story building by LRS Architects and Lango Hansen landscape architects for developer Capstone Partners. The project will include 167 residential units and 100 vehicular parking spaces.

Grant Park Village Phase II

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Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters receives Design Advice (images)

ZGF Architects have gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice on the new Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters. The 9 story, 148′ tall, building will house clinical functions, associated workplaces, and administrative offices for the Health Department. At the ground level the building will include a pharmacy and work space, a “gallery” facing the street, and a potential lease space. Floors 2 to 4 will be occupied by clinic and clinic administration spaces. Floors 5 to 9 will mostly be occupied by office space, with a south facing terrace at the 9th floor. The majority of roof area will be covered by an ecoroof. No vehicular parking is proposed.

Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters

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Metro Reports: Pearl East, 120 SE Clay, 1400 NW Raleigh and more

1400 Raleigh

A building permit is under review for 1400 NW Raleigh by Encore 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 9100 SE Powell Blvd:

Demo existing McDonald’s and rebuild a new McDonald’s.

A Pre-Application has been scheduled by Trammel Crow to discuss a project at 820 SE Alder St: 

New construction of mixed-use office building, 6 stories with underground parking, rooftop terrace, and eco-roof stormwater treatment.

A Pre-Application has been scheduled by Baysinger Partners to discuss a project at 2800 NE 82nd Ave:

Construction of a new 112,900 sq ft retail building with 565 parking stalls and code compliant landscaping and pedestrian pathways. Stormwater will meet required codes and include a 50 ft wide water detention area.

Mackenzie have submitted the Pearl East building at NW 13th & Glisan for Design Review:

New 6-story mixed use office building with underground parking.

Encore Architects have submitted 1400 NW Raleigh for building permit review:

New 6-story apartment building, 135 units, 11 live/work units, ground level retail and parking.

Morton Building Design have submitted a project at 5325 NE Irving St for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story, 7 unit condo building with parking, includes associated site work, detached trash enclosure is less than 120sf in area

A building permit is under review for 120 SE Clay St:

Construct new 3 story office building with basement level parking, rooftop deck and green roof, associated site work included

Carleton Hart Architects have submitted a project at 6651 SW Capitol Hwy for building permit review:

New building with reception area and community bath house, new stormwater basin

Weekly Roundup: City Club on Affordability, High Demand for Office Space, Inclusionary Zoning and more

Overland Company Warehouse Building

The Overland Warehouse, one of the many existing buildings being converted into creative office space in order to the satisfy high demand for inner Portland office space.

The Oregonian reported that the City Club of Portland released a report calling for “‘action now’ and more than just ‘half-measures and business as usual'” to deal with Portland’s housing crisis. The report recommended lifting the state ban on rent control, banning no-cause evictions and creating a rental property licensing system. The research committee split over whether Portland’s single family neighborhoods should become denser: the majority said that the city should “work to overcome neighborhood skepticism about ‘missing middle housing,'”; while a minority argued that the city should re-zone the single family neighborhoods for greater density.

Portland has started work on how to implement Inclusionary Zoning, according to the Willamette Week. An expert panel has been formed that includes Vivian Satterfield of OPAL PDX, Sarah Zahn of Gerding Edlen, Margaret Tallmadge of Coalition of Communities of Color, and Eric Cress of Urban Development + Partners.

The Business Tribune wrote about two projects that will change the face of inner E Burnside: the Jupiter Hotel Expansionand 7th & Burnside.

Demand for office space in Portland is at record highs, reported The Oregonian. While there are a large number of office projects planned in Portland (as previously covered by Next Portland) many of these are a year or two away from completion.

Oregon Business profiled Jan Bredack, the German founder of ‘Veganz’. The vegan grocery chain is currently looking for locations for its first Portland store, including the under construction Yard building.


Mixed Income Development on Riverplace Parcel 3 has second Design Advice hearing (images)

A mixed income development on Riveplace Parcel 3 has gone before the Design Commission for its second Design Advice hearing. The project by Ankrom Moisan Architects will include two buildings: a 14 story west building with 209 units of affordable housing; and a 6 story east building with 162 units of market rate housing. The project is being jointly developed by San Francisco based affordable housing provider BRIDGE Housing and Portland based Williams & Dame. The landscape architects are Lango Hansen.

The ground floor of the east building will include 12,880 sq ft of retail space, which could be occupied by a neighborhood scale grocer. The east building will also contain 16,460 sq ft of “maker space”. Vehicular parking will be shared between the two buildings, with 163 spaces provided for the residents and 39 spaces for the retail spaces. Over 500 bicycle parking spaces will be provided.

Riverplace Parcel 3

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