Metro Reports: Mississippi, Modera, Milwaukie, Minnesota and more

Hill Park Apartments

A building permit was issued for the Hill Park Apartments at SW 1st and Arthur. The building by Carleton Hart Architects for Central City Concern will include 39 units of affordable housing.

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 by Lever Architecture for a project at 3928 N Williams Ave:

Renovate building to include retail and commercial/residential uses, and development of 5 story 18,000 SF detached building for retail, commercial/residential uses.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss Oregon Square:

2 towers – 1 23 story & 1 11story – residential development with underground parking connection. Ground floor retail – with outdoor plaza.

The Modera Davis at 205 NW 10th Ave has been submitted for Design Review by SERA Architects:

Design review with 3 modifications for a 12-story market-rate apartment building with ground floor retail and below grade parking. 204 residential units are proposed with 145 basement parking spaces.

A building permit is under review for a project at 2915 SE Division St: 

New 4 story, 20 unit apartment building with onsite stormwater planter

A building permit is under review for a project at 4723 NE 99th Ave: 

Construct new triplex with associated site work

Urban Development Group have submitted a project at 6003 SE Milwaukie Ave for building permit review:

New 4 story, 47 unit apartment building with underground parking

A building permit was issued to Carleton Hart Architecture for the Hill Park Apartments at 110 SW Arthur St:

Hill Park – New, 3-story multi-family project with 39 units of studio and 1 bedroom apartments. Geopier install for soil stabilization

A building permit was issued for a project at 5425 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. Trash enclosure.

A building permit was issued to Studio3 Architecture for the Mississippi Apartments at 878 N Fremont St:

New mixed use 4 story building, underground parking, first floor commercial use and 45 apartments above. Maximizing allowed commercial uses per COA in LU 06-118204 CP ZC, cannot expand corner retail space beyond square footage shown on approved ground floor plan, or convert two smaller office spaces to retail, to stay within 70 trip cap.

Expansion of former YMCA building presented to Design Commission (images)

An expansion in scope to the currently under construction renovation of a former YMCA building has been presented to the Design Commission. A major renovation of the existing building at 2815 SW Barbur Blvd was approved in October 2015, in order to convert the building into office space.  The core and shell renovation is being designed by Bora Architects, who were the original designers of the 1977 building. The client for the project is Seattle based developer InterUrban Development, who now wish to add an additional floor to the building to meet the needs of the future tenant. The building will be the new Portland base for sportswear company Under Armour, who will complete separate tenant improvements to the interior of the building.

2815 SW Barbur

Read More

Weekly Roundup: Construction Excise Tax, Modular Construction, High Rise High School and more

SE 93rd & Woodstock

The parcel of land at SE 93rd & Woodstock that the PDC voted to sell this week (image: Portland Development Commission)

Lincoln High School could be rebuilt has an 8 story building, reported OPB. The project is one of the capital projects Portland Public Schools expects to put to the voters in November. If the project moves ahead as currently envisioned in the masterplan it would be the state’s first high-rise high school.

The Portland Development Commission board voted on Wednesday to sell a parcel of land at SE 93rd & Woodstock to Lisac Brothers Construction, reported the Portland Business Journal. The company intends to build a commercial building and a pavilion for a small food cart pod. A future phase of development, dependent on proposed Comprehensive Plan changes, would include a market-rate apartment building.

The Portland Chronicle reported on the NW 19th & Quimby apartments, which will replace an 1880 house and the Quimby’s At 19th bar.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the Dekum13 apartments went “from foundation to its full three-story height last week — in just two days”. The project is using modular units assembled in an Idaho factory, which were then craned into place to form a three story building.

The Portland Mercury noted that Charlie Hales’ proposed business license tax increased appeared dead this week. The City is however studying a Construction Excise Tax, which could raise $11 million a year in new revenues from commercial projects, and $3 million a year from residential projects.

Portland Architecture published a conversation with Ted Wheeler,  who states that he is “a big fan of Bjarke Ingels’ work”.

Multnomah County Central Courthouse receives Design Advice (images)

Multnomah County has presented its new Central Courthouse to the Portland Design Commission. The 17 story, $300 million project will replace the existing courthouse on SW 4th Avenue, which is considered seismically unsound and no longer fit for use. The architects for the project are Portland based SRG Partnership and New York based CGL RicciGreene. The landscape architects are PLACE.

The program for the building includes multiple courts, office for District Attorneys, Public Defenders, Sheriffs, as well as support areas for staff, juries, defendants and the public. No parking is proposed. The project intends to achieve LEED Gold Certification.

Multnomah County Courthouse

Read More

Design Commission Reviews SW 12th & Market Apartments (images)

A fourteen story apartment building at SW 12th & Market has gone before the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The 150′ tall building by SERA Architects for developer Mortenson would include 146 residential units, aimed at students. The top floor of the building is proposed to be entirely dedicated to amenity functions, including a fitness room, club room and exterior roof terrace. 21 vehicular parking spaces, 18 of which would be in mechanical stacking system, would be provided at the ground level of the building. 228 bicycle parking spaces are proposed, all located within the units.

12th & Market Apartments

Read More

Metro Reports: The Dianne, 2731 SE Belmont St, 3610 SE 29th Ave and more

The Diane

A Building Permit was issued for The Dianne apartments at NW 11th & Hoyt

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 6702 SE 72nd Ave:

Proposal is for a 14 unit multi-family buildings: (2) six plex and (1) duplex. On-site parking is proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 4946 NE 13th Ave:

Proposal for a 4-story mixed use multi-family apartment project with ground floor retail. No parking provided.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Holst Architecture to discuss a project at 1135 SE Grand Ave: 

Pre-app conference for a Type III review of proposal to demo existing bldg and replace with new construction of 14,780 sf mixed occupancy two story structure.

Three buildings at 3610 SE 29th Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Siteworks Design Build:

New construction- 4/story multifamily apartment building (building 1 of 3), new access drive, 51 parking spaces, pedestrian site circulation, landscape areas and storwater facilites

New construction- 4/story multifamily apartment building (building2 of 3),

New construction- 4/story multifamily apartment building (building 3 of 3),

A project at 2023 NE 42nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

Construct new 5 story mixed use building; main floor to include 2 residential units, bike storage, and commercial space for future tenant; 2nd thru 5th fl to include 30

A project at 15023 SE Stark St has been submitted for building permit review by DECA Architecture:

New 3 story 40 unit apartment building, site improvements, stormwater facility, and 21 stall parking lot.

A project at 2731 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 5 story (46) apartment building with associated site work

A project at 2031 SW 10th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

New 5 story wood framed apartment building above one level of below grade parking

A project at 533 NE Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review by Design Department Architecture:

Construction of new single commercial building for use as restaurant to include dining area, kitchen, storage, (2) bathrooms, offices, and walk in cooler; outdoor patio; onsite stormwater and landscaping as required

A building permit was issued for a project at 1650 SE Tacoma St (formerly 1640 SE Tacoma St):

New 5 story apartment building with 44 units and green roof. Ground floor contains (1) retail space and parking garage. No occupancy for retail space on this permit, interior trash area at parking garage level

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for The Dianne at 535 NW 11th Ave:

New 14-story, 102 unit residential building with 2 ground floor retail spaces. 50 mechanical parking spaces plus 2 ADA parking spaces.

Hotel Tower at 3rd & Salmon has first Design Review hearing (images)

Ankrom Moisan Architects have gone before the Design Commission with designs for a 20 story hotel at SW 3rd and Salmon. The 246′-7″ tall building is being developed by Third & Taylor Development LLC, a partnership between Onder Development and Arthur Mutal. The proposed hotel will have 245 guest rooms, with a rooftop bar and a swimming pool proposed at the 20th floor. The hotel lobby, restaurant and a bar/market are planned for the ground floor, with conference facilities planned for the second floor. One basement level would be used for housekeeping and other back of house functions. No new vehicular parking is proposed.

3rd & Salmon

Read More

Weekly Roundup: Bing Sheldon, Tesla Showroom, NE 106th & Halsey and more

The proposed development at NE 106th & Halsey by Human Solutions, Inc.

The proposed development at NE 106th & Halsey by Human Solutions, Inc.

Bing Sheldon, founder of SERA Architects, passed away at the age of 81. Sheldon was known for his work in historic preservation and for leading the Portland Planning Commission during the 1970s.

A new Tesla Showroom is planned at 4330 SW Macadam, which is the location of one of the gaps in the Willamette Greenway trail. BikePortland reported that the level of development proposed by Tesla will not be enough to trigger zoning code requirements to install the trail. If the trail is not installed as part of the development, it could be decades before the trail is completed.

The Mid County Memo reported that Human Solutions, Inc has won exclusive rights to negotiate with the Portland Development Commission to build an affordable housing development at NE 106th & Halsey. Their proposal would include 40 affordable residential units and a new headquarters for the non-profit, adjacent to the future Gateway Discovery Park. The architects selected for the projects are Holst.

The Portland Tribune looked at the cost of Portland Housing Bureau funded affordable housing. The recently announced Super NOFA projects  have price ranges of $110,000 to $321,000 per unit, which some believe to be too high.

Yet another company has announced that they will move into the recently completed Pearl West office building, reported the Portland Business Journal. Vermont based marketing firm Fuse LLC will base 10 staff in the in the Regus flexible office space.

SW Yamhill Apartments approved by Landmarks Commission (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved a proposed apartment building by Koz Development, on SW Yamhill St in Goose Hollow. The three story plus basement building will contain 30 apartments with mezzanine sleeping lofts, averaging approximately 300 sq ft each. The developer intends to reserve 6 of the units in the building (20% of the total units) for people earning less than 60% of area Median Family Income. No car parking is proposed. 37 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided in a secure bike room.

Yamhill Apartments

Read More

Oregon Square, part V: Block 103

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

Rising to a height of 340′-6″, Block 103 would not only be tallest of the four buildings planned for American Assets Trust’s Oregon Square development, but would also be Portland’s tallest building east of the Willamette.  The architects for the 30 story tower are GBD Architects, who are working with PLACE for the landscape design. The building will include 347 residential units and almost 12,000 sq ft of ground floor retail. A rooftop terrace is proposed for level 6 of the building, on top of the lower sidecar portion of the building. The 30th floor is proposed to be entirely given over to amenity spaces, including a community room, demonstration kitchen, private dining room, a fitness center, spa, and kung fu room.

Oregon Square Block 103

Read More