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

The Design Commission has approved a fourteen story apartment building at SW 12th & Market. The 150′ tall building by SERA Architects for developer Mortenson will include 146 residential units, aimed at students. Amenities spaces in the building will include a common room and roof terrace at the 14th floor, as well as a game room and fitness room at the ground floor. 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.

SW 12th & Market Apartments

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Design Commission approves George Besaw Apartments (images)

The Design Commission has approved the George Besaw Apartments, a four story mixed use development at NW 23rd and Savier by GBD Architects, for developer CE John. The 51 unit building will be located at the original location of Besaw’s restaurant, and will include 6,000 sq ft of ground floor retail facing NW 23rd Ave. 24 vehicular parking spaces will be provided, mostly in a mechanical parking system. 59 long-term and 5 short-term bicycle parking spaces will be provided.

George Besaw Apartments

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Metro Reports: Canopy Hotel, Con-way Blocks 294E and 295E, Burnside Delta and more

Canopy Hotel

A building permit was issued for the Canopy Hotel in the Pearl by ZGF Architects

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

Early Assistance has been requested by Koble Creative Architecture for a project at 232 NE 97th Ave:

New construction of two new five story apartment buildings.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by LRS Architects to discuss a project at 84 NE Weidler St:

Pre-application conference to discuss a 14-story, mixed use project with 2.5 levels of structured podium parking.

An Adjustment is under review for a project at 1205 SE Morrison St by Scott Edwards Architecture:

Adjustment requests for height (max story limit) and rear lot line setback requirements for the development of a 4-story, 39-unit apartment building.

Holst Architecture have submitted a project at 3403 N Mississippi Ave for Design Review:

New 6-story mixed-use building with 145 apartment units on the EX portion of the site, below grade parking for the residential units and additional tuck-under parking.

A building permit is under review for a project at 8539 SE Alder St: 

Construct new 3 story, 3 unit condo building with alley access, includes associated site work and utilities

Urban Development Group have submitted the Burnside Delta for permit review:

New 6 story building with 85 residential units, 14 car parking stalls, 4 motorcycle stalls, 130 bikes and 2 retail spaces

An excavation and shoring permit was issued to GBD Architects for Con-way Blocks 294E and 295E.

Partial permit for excavation and shoring

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 1920 SE Madison St (formerly 1932 SE Madison):

Construct new 2 story 4 plex; site work to include new flow thru planter, short term bicycle, new walk ways +++NFPA13 fire sprinklers required by separate permit+++

A building permit was issued to Risa Boyer Architecture for a project at 4526 NE 42nd Ave:

Makers Row Apartments – 19 units and one commercial space

A building permit was issued to ZGF Architects for the Canopy by Hilton Hotel:

New 11 story Hotel, 153 rooms, meeting spaces on first and basement levels, fitness room and roof terrace on the 11th floor

A building permit was issued to BAMA Design for a project at 2566 SE 109th Ave (formerly 2558 SE 109th):

New single story 15 bed residential care facility

Weekly Roundup: Residential Infill Project, Design Overlay Zone Assessment, Affordable Housing Bond and more

Residential Infill Project

The Residential Infill Project has released recommendations for changes to the zoning in Portland’s single family residential zones. One of the proposed changes is reduced the allowable height of flat roofs from 30′ to 25′.

The Portland Business Journal wrote that jazz club Jimmy Mak’s has found a new home, with an exterior courtyard. The Pearl District bar is relocating to make way for the Modera Davis apartment building.

The Business Tribune reported that work is beginning on the Design Overlay Zone Assessment project. As Portland gets ready to expand the number of areas covered by Design Review it has asked consultants to perform an independent, comprehensive assessment of the city’s design overlay zone.

Work is about to begin on the Broadway Tower, according to the Portland Business Journal. The 19 story tower will include a Radisson Red hotel and 175,000 sq ft of office space.

The Portland Business Journal had a look inside Stoel Rives’ “lofty new digs” at Park Avenue West.

KGW reported that demands for Portland’s core housing leaves suburbs slow to grow.

Details of the $258.4 million affordable housing bond that will be on the November ballot were published in the Portland Mercury.

Portland is seeking feedback on the Residential Infill Project, and is holding a series of open houses. An online open house will accept comments until August 15th 2015. A letter to the editor the Portland Chronicle was critical of the project, and argued that the City is “failing its promise to the majority of its citizens”.

3rd & Salmon hotel has second Design Review hearing (images)

The proposed 20 story hotel at SW 3rd and Salmon by Ankrom Moisan Architects has returned in front of the Design Commission for a second Design Review hearing. 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.

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City Council overturns Design Commission; Jupiter Hotel will be clad in Asphalt Shingles (images)

In a rare move, the Portland City Council has overturned a decision by the Design Commission. In April the Design Commission approved an expansion of the Jupiter Hotel, designed by Works Partnership. The new building was originally proposed to be clad in asphalt composition shingles, but the Commission insisted that the building should instead be clad in metal shingles. The approval was then appealed to City Council, who removed the condition of approval, therefore allowing the asphalt shingles as the finished material.

The new 6 story building will add 67 rooms on a site directly to the east of the existing hotel. The ground floor would include restaurant and retail spaces facing onto E Burnside, along with a lobby and reception located at the corner of the site. An upper level lounge, banquet hall and exterior garden are proposed for the second floor. Guest rooms would be located in floors 3 to 6. No new vehicular parking is proposed.

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Metro Reports: Multnomah County Health Dept HQ, 5 SE MLK, Grant Park Village Phase II and more

Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters

The Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters, as presented to the Design Commission in April

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

Design Advice has been requested by Gerding Edlen for a project at 5 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New mixed-use building containing ground floor retail, office and apartments with height of 200 ft and FAR of approx 370,000 sq ft.

Early Assistance has been requested by em architecture for a project at 1934 NE 45th Ave:

New 25-unit, 5-story, full sprinklered, wood-framed apartment building with flow-through planter at east side of property. No parking included. Will use Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4949 SW Macadam Ave:

New development – 5 story 117 unit apartment building with 59 parking spaces. Looking to meet Community Design Standards

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 240 NE Columbia Blvd:

Proposal is for re-development of an existing restuarant building and construction of a new drive-thru Carl’s Jr restaurant.

Early Assistance has been requested by Stewart Gordon Straus Architect for a project at 3225 SW Barbur Blvd:

30 unit 2 Buildings, Apartments (Demo Existing Structure); using density bonuses. On-site Stormwater, on site Stormwater. Questions regarding existing overlapping easements.

Early Assistance has been requested by Main Street Development for a project at 304 NE 99th Ave:

6-story, 58 residential unit building. Ground floor parking is proposed. A 7.5 foot pedestrian path is proposed along the north property line.

Early Assistance has been requested by Waechter Architecture for a project at 4806 N Maryland Ave:

Proposal is for a new development of a five level 8 unit residential structure. Four units and common uses on ground level. Four full floor flats above. No on-site parking. Applicant is planning on following community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 5009 N Interstate Ave:

Proposed project is a 5-story apartment building with 88+ residential apartments. Ground level surface parking will be provided, as well as secure bike room. Will go through design review instead of meeting community design standards.

The Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters has been submitted for Design Review by ZGF Architects:

9-story headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department. The building will house public health clinics & administrative offices, and some retail space. See DA 16-116592

Koz Development have submitted 216X SW Yamhill St for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story with basment 30 unit apartment building; bike storage on basement mezannine level; associated site work

A project at 434 NE Stafford St has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

Construct new, 3 story, 10 unit apartment building, no parking, with trash enclosure less than 120 sf in area, includes associated site work

Grant Park Village Phase II has been submitted for building permit review:

5 story new wood frame construction over one level of sub-grade parking

The first building permits are under review for the Multnomah County Central Courthouse:

DSN 01 – 50% DD’s for new court house


Weekly Roundup: Oregonian Publishing Building, Old Town Block 33, 2035 Comprehensive Plan, and more

Centers and Corridors - 2035 Comprehensive Plan

The “Centers and Corridors” identified in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. In the next 20 years City Planners anticipate that 50 percent of Portland’s growth will occur in the “Centers and Corridors”. 30 percent will occur in the Central City, with the remaining 20 percent of the growth happening in the rest of the city.

The DJC reported ($) on Urban Renaissance Group’s big plans for the Oregonian Publishing buildings at 817 SW 17th Ave. The redevelopment of the one and half blocks in Goose Hollow could include a full block residential tower by Mithun, with different options “ranging from 245 feet in 21 stories to 325 feet in 29 stories.” The half block parcel would developed as an eight story office building, 115′ in height, designed by GBD Architects.

The Portland Business Journal reported on a potentially “catalytic” development on Old Town Chinatown Block 33. Guardian Real Estate is planning a project with “up to 300 residential units, ground-floor retail and a new hotel”.

A proposed 1% Construction Excise Tax had a first reading at City Council, with all five City Commissioners indicated support for the proposal. The Portland Mercury reported that the biggest question was whether multifamily buildings should be treated as “residential” or “commercial” properties.

OPB reported that ground was broken on the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building.

The Business Tribune covered the proposed changes to the Oregon Square development. A Pre-Application Conference was recently held, in advance of the submittal of a revised Design Review application.

The City Council approved the 2035 Comprehensive Plan, the 20 year growth plan that has been years in the making. Changes to City code will start coming into effect in 2018.

The Bureau of Planning & Sustainability has released the draft recommendations for the Residential Infill Project. OPB discussed what it could mean with two members of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee.

The Oregonian looked into how the Lloyd Center Remodel could help the mall recapture the hearts of Portlanders.

Under Construction: Modera Belmont (images)

This is updated version of a post by contributor Kurt Sevits, originally published on August 18th 2015.

Construction is underway on the Modera Belmont, a six-story mixed-use building by SERA Architects and Mill Creek Residential Trust. The U-shaped building will include 200 residential units above ground-floor retail, with a courtyard facing SE 6th Avenue. A basement level will include parking for 105 vehicles, while bike parking will be split between the basement and ground floors for a total of 302 spaces.

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Metro Reports: Oregonian Publishing Buildings, Stark I & II, The Geode and more

The Geode

The Geode at 2512 SE 25th Ave

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

GBD Architects have requested Design Advice for the redevelopment of the Oregonian publishing buildings at 817 SW 17th Ave:

Demolition of two Oregonian publishing buildings with new construction on both parcels.

Ankrom Moisan Architects have requested Early Assistance for the Stark I & II project at 12613 SE Stark St:

PHB project: Affordable housing development consisting of approximately 162 units divided across three 4-story buildings. Limited amenities on site including a community room, laundry, surface parking and a playground. No retail. All storm water addressed on site.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 9316 SE Woodstock Blvd:

2 development projects – in CM zone Mixed use commercial retail development with parking and in the R1a zone six unit residential development with 9 parking spaces proposed. Looking to meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 8080 SE 6th Ave:

Demo house. Construct a new 3-story apartment building. Plans to meet community design standards. This EA is really to find out if PBOT will require a ROW dedication, and if so, what size.

A Comprehensive Plan Amendment & Zoning Map Amendment and a Design Review package have been submitted for 2815 SW Barbur Blvd:

Proposal is for Comprehensive Plan Amendment to urban commercial and zone change to CS (storefront commercial). See LU 16-185068 for the design component of this review.

Proposal is for a plan amendment to urban commercial and zone change to CS (storefront commercial); phase 2 Design Review for 3rd floor addition to existing YMCA building. This case folder is for the design phase only. For the plan amendment and zoning change see LU-16-186417 CP ZC.

A project at 1122 SE Ankeny St has been submitted for Design Review by YGH Architecture:

Construction of a new 6-story multi-residential building with 17 units.

A building permit is under review for a project at 4403 SE Johnson Creek Blvd:

Addition to existing single story building for new self storage building, add 2 total stories over existing building, new 3 story additions at east and west elevations of building; includes 2 new parking areas at east and west of property, includes associated site work and landscaping

Building permits are under review for two buildings at 5014 N Maryland Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with 6 units

New 3 story apartment building with 6 units, site improvements, drywell, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sq ft.

A building permit is under review for a project by Mentrum Architecture at 8015 N Oswego Ave:

New 2 story apartment building with 7 units

A building permit was issued for The Geode at 2512 SE 25th Ave:

Partial change of occuancy and 2 story addition of 16,658 sq. ft. to existing single story concrete building. Complete structural upgrade to 2010 OSSC. Shell permit. Separate tenant improvement permits required. Trade permits separate. Appeal for live/work unit.

A building permit was issued to TVA Architects for a project at 1313 SE Lambert St:

New 4 story 19 unit apartment building, main floor to include trash room and electrical room; with associated site work