Weekly Roundup: Oregon Square, Slabtown, Spokane.13 and more

1015 NW 16th Ave

Elevation of the proposed apartment building at 1015 NW 16th Ave, as shown at the Pre-Application Conference in March

The DJC reported ($) that Oregon Square will be proceeding as a phased development. The western two buildings, Block 90 and Block 91, will be built first, and include around 560 units. American Assets Trust vice president and regional manager Wade Lange, quoted in the article, stated that they have asked GBD Architects to “keep it as close to the previously approved design (as possible)”.

The former Slabtown bar at 1015 NW 16th Ave was demolished this week, according to the Portland Mercury. A new 6-story, 153-unit studio apartment building by Koz Development is set to replace it.

The Oregonian reported that Portland is now the 26th largest city in the US. The paper noted that “between July 2014 and July 2015, Portland’s population increased 1.9 percent, or by 11,889 people”. Looking at the same data, BikePortland concluded that “Portland is finally adding homes almost as fast as people are moving here“.

The Atlantic asked whether “Portland [can] avoid repeating San Francisco’s mistakes” around housing.

The Business Tribune wrote about TVA Architect’s Spokane.13 apartment building, currently going up in the Sellwood neighborhood. The 4 story mixed use building will have 30 residential units and two commercial spaces at the ground floor.

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