Weekly Roundup: 3rd & Taylor, Overland Warehouse, Osprey Apartments, and more

3rd & Taylor

The proposed hotel at 3rd & Taylor, which will be located on the site currently occupied by the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple

In “Downtown Duo” the Business Tribune reported on the two buildings planned for a single Downtown block: the recently approved hotel at 3rd & Salmonand the adjacent office building at 3rd & Taylor, which is currently going through Design Review.

Portland Architecture had a look inside the renovated 1320 Broadway building, formerly home to The Oregonian. The Portland Business Journal reported that D+H Financial Technologies have signed a lease for 45,600 sq ft of office space in the building, leaving just two spaces left for rent.

Moovel North America will move into the Overland Warehouse Company Buildingthe Old Town building that once housed strip club Magic Gardens. The building is currently being renovated by Urban Development + Partners.

The DJC wrote about the ongoing efforts* at the Lloyd Center to redefine what it “means to be a 21st-century mall”. As well as a major renovation to the skating rink and main entry, it includes turning the former cinema into creative office space, which will be leased by Providence Health Services.

The Portland Mercury reported that developers have sued the City over the methodology it uses to determine Parks System Development Charges.

The DJC published photos of the Osprey Apartmentsunder construction on South Waterfront Block 37.

The renovation and expansion of PSU School of Business Administration has reached a halfway point, according to an article in the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how Portland’s newest maker space is taking shape in the Iron Fireman Building.

The Oregonian reported that Portland Public Schools are pausing on the $750 million construction bond, and now intend to go to the voters in May 2017, rather than November 2016 as originally planned.  If passed, the bond would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High School, Madison High School and Benson High School.

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5 MLK receives Design Advice (images)

A 17 story tower at the Burnside Bridgehead has gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The design of 5 MLK is by Chicago based GREC Architects, for Portland based developer Gerding Edlen. The 200′ tall building is arranged as a five story podium, which would contain approximately 100,000 sq ft of office space, 10,000 sq ft of retail space, 160 vehicular parking spaces and a 4,760 sq ft “bike lounge”. Sitting above the podium is a twelve story “T” shaped tower, which would contain approximately 220 residential units. A shared lobby, serving both the residential and office uses, would be located at the corner of E Burnside and SE MLK. A cascading series of landscaped terraces would be located on top of the podium, with landscape design by PLACE.


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Under Construction in the Pearl: Hampton Inn & Suites (images)

This is an updated version of an article originally published on August 7th 2015.

Construction is underway on a 243 room Hampton Inn & Suites in the Pearl District. At the ground level the building will have public spaces such as the lobby, lounge, dining area and meeting rooms facing onto NW 9th Ave. Restaurant and retail spaces will face onto NW Everett St and onto NW Park Ave. 104 on-site parking stalls will be located in above grade structured parking, accessed from NW Flanders St.

The developer of the project is Wisconsin based Raymond Management CompanyGary Brink & Associates, also of Wisconsin, are the architects of record, while local firm Hannebery Eddy are serving as the design architects. The landscape architects are Lango Hansen.

Hampton Inn & Suites

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Metro Reports: Multnomah County Courthouse, Health Dept HQ, Garlington Center and more

Multnomah County Courthouse

The Multnomah County Central Courthouse has been submitted for Design Review. (Image from presentation to the Design Commission in May.)

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.

TVA Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1823 SE 50th Ave:

Proposal for a four story 19 unit apartment building. No parking provided. Existing building to be removed.

Lever Architecture have submitted a project at 3928 N Williams Ave for Design Review:

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

William Kaven Architecture have submitted a project at 4073 N Williams Ave for Design Review:

New 4-story commercial building. Adjustment requested for on-site loading.

The Multnomah County Central Courthouse has been submitted for Design Review:

Replace current Multnomah County Courthouse with new Multnomah County Central Courthouse (MCCCH).

The Multnomah County Health Department HQ 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

Scott Edwards Architecture have submitted the Garlington Center at 3024 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd for building permit review:

Construct new 4 story (52 unit) apartment building with associated parking and landscaping

Holst Architecture have submitted the Asian Health and Services Center at 9005 SE Foster Rd for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story, 29,000 sf office building with ground floor commercial lease space, includes onsite parking and associated site work

A building permit was issued for The Truman apartments at 1525 SE 44th Ave:

New construction-new 4-story mixed use building with retail space on ground floor area and 30 residential units

A building permit was issued for a project at 2005 N Williams Ave (formerly 1931 N Williams Ave):

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

A building permit was issued for a project at 424 NE Jessup St (formerly 432 NE Jessup):

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with associated site utilities

A building permit was issued to Skylab Architecture for revsions to Yard:

REV 05 – Revision to DFS 07 Window wall system to include addition of 20 vision glass modules to the South Elevation and 47 vision glass modules to the West Elevation.


3rd & Salmon Hotel Tower Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved a 20 story hotel at SW 3rd and Salmon by Ankrom Moisan Architects. 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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Weekly Roundup: N Williams Center, Prometheus Property, Con-way Masterplan, and more

N Williams Center

N Williams Center will offer 61 units of affordable housing, with priority given to “longtime residents and those who have been displaced in the neighborhood”

The DJC reported* on how development fees are stacking in Portland, potentially affecting the viability of projects currently in development.

After two Design Advice Request hearings earlier in the year, Ankrom Moisan Architects’ 1430 NW Glisan has now been submitted for Design Review. The Business Tribune took a look at how the building has evolved.

The Portland Business Journal covered the 64 apartments about to go up on the site of the former Macadam’s Bar & Grill at 5833 SW Macadam.

With a Pre-Application Conference scheduled for development on the Prometheus Property in South Waterfront—which could include 4 buildings, of 200 to 300 apartments units in each—BikePortland wrote that the “dominoes keep falling for a continuous river path in South Waterfront“.

The Portland Business Journal wrote that the affordable housing development N. Williams Center will include 61 units, with a mix that includes “one-, two- and three-bedroom units, as well as a children’s area, gathering spaces, community gardens and a chicken coop.”

The Oregonian reported on the shortlist for the new director of the Portland Development Commission.

With development exploding in and around the Con-way Masterplan area, the Portland Business Journal took a look at completed and planned buildings at the far end of the Northwest District, including the LL Hawkins, Q21, Leland James Building and Blocks 294E and 295E.

The Oregonian wrote about how a conflict-of-interest probe marks the “latest chapter in Yard building saga”.

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North18 returns in front of Design Commission as 11 story tower (images)

North18 has returned in front of the Design Commission, in the form of an 11 story bar tower. The building by YBA Architects previously received Design Advice in January of this year, at which time it consisted of a 6 story building with townhome units at the ground level. As now proposed the 119’-10” tall building would include 168 residential units above ground floor retail. Two levels of underground parking are planned, which allows the building to exceed the 75′ height limit that would otherwise exist on the site.


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Design Reviewed for High-Rise Timber Building Framework (images)

The Design Commission has reviewed Framework, a Cross Laminated Timber building that is likely to become the tallest mass timber building in the USA. The 11 story, 142′-2″ tall building by Lever Architecture will include 31,260 sq ft of office space on levels 2 to 6, and 60 apartments on levels 7-11. The apartment units, operated by Home Forward, will all be reserved for those earning less than 60% of area median family income. The developer for the building is Project^, acting for the owner Beneficial State Bank. 69 bicycle parking spaces will be provided on the ground floor of the building, and 40 in the studio apartments above. No vehicular parking spaces are proposed.


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Metro Reports: Bridgetown, 1139 SW Morrison, Union at St Johns and more


A building permit was issued for the Bridgetown apartments on NE Fremont St

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 for a project at 4540 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Proposal is for a four story multi-unit development. One single family residence and one commercial bldg to be demolished.

Early Assistance has been requested by C2K Architecture and Greenlight Development for a project at 2810 NE Broadway:

Proposal is to develop a mixed use structure with 74 apartment units, 22 parking spaces and 97 long term bicycle parking space with 4 short term bicycle parking spaces.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects for a project at 2222 NW Raleigh St:

Pre-application conference to discuss Type III Design Review needed for new mixed-use (market-rate) apartment building – with 178 units, ground floor retail, and underground parking.

A demolition permit is under review for the existing building at 1139 SW Morrison St:

Demo of existing building on site

A building permit is under review for a project at 5209 SE 18th Ave:

Construct new 6 story, 59 unit apartment building, parking, trash area, bike storage, electrical room and lobby on 1st floor, floors 2-6 include apartment living units, includes associated site work

Edge Development have submitted a project at 634 SE Spokane St for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with site work

A building permit is under review for a project at 5023 N Minnesota Ave:

New 6 unit apartment building

Dowl have submitted a project at 12045 N Parker Ave for building permit review:

New restaurant building with associated site improvements

A building permit was issued to Jones Architecture for the Union at St Johns, located at 7428 N Charleston Ave:

New construction of four story type VA 146,613GSF, LU 15-213895-mixed use building with 36,187 SF underground parking, ground floor retail/creative space, and 3 floors of R-2 apartments. The ground story structure is PT. Slab. The 2nd story floor structure is a PT slab. The 2nd-4th floors are wood framed below grade parking

A building permit was issued for the Bridgetown apartments at 4525 NE Fremont St:

New 4 story mixed use building with ground floor retail and 50 residential units on upper floors. Includes onsite parking; fenced in electrical transformer

A building permit was issued for a project at 6850 N Greenwich Ave (formerly 6846 N Greenwich):

New construction of three story, 23unit apartment complex; no onsite parking

Weekly Roundup: Lennox Apartments, NE Alberta & MLK, Fair Haired Dumbbell, and more

Lennox Apartments

The Lennox Apartments at SE 52nd and Holgate

The Portland Business Journal wrote about the 64 apartments coming to a “long-dormant corner of Southeast Portland”. The Lennox Apartments at 4455 SE 52nd Ave will also include 3,500 sq ft of ground floor retail space, which will be outfitted for a restaurant.

With the Design Overlay Zone Assessment Project (DOZA) getting underway, the DJC wrote about how “development has overloaded the system“*.

Places Over Time wrote about the dialog between two buildings that are about to go up on the same block in the Pearl: Framework and the Canopy Hotel.

Portland Architecture covered a talk given by Lever Architecture’s Thomas Robinson about Framework. The 12 story will be constructed of Cross Laminated Timber, which it make it the tallest mass timber building in the USA.

Oregon Business reported that winners of a recent Cross Laminated Timber contest included Framework and Carbon12.

According to The Oregonian, Natural Grocers won’t open at NE Alberta & MLK until February 2018—almost a full year later than expected.

The Portland Business Journal had a closer look at the next 689 apartments coming to the Lloyd District. The development at 1400 NE Multnomah recently had its first full Design Review hearing.

The New York Times wrote about the Fair Haired Dumbbella project that “keeps it funky, with design and funding“.

The Boys & Girls Club in Westmoreland has been sold, according to the Portland Business Journal. The building at 7119 SE Milwaukie Ave will be replaced with a new mixed use development.

Plans are moving forward for an office and hotel development in downtown, according to the Portland Business Journal. The projects at 3rd and Taylor and 3rd and Salmon respectively will bring 175,000 sq ft of office space and 20 story hotel to Downtown Portland. Demolition permits have now been filed for the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple and the Hotel Albion.

Construction was recently completed at the Cosmopolitan on the ParkBisnow reports that the Pearl district high rise was 96% sold prior to completion.

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