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 Steelhead Architecture for a project at 6112 SE Foster Rd:
Change of use from market & office to a restaurant & brewery.
Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5004 SE Woodward St:
Proposal is to build a 30 unit apartment building with convenience store on ground floor. Existing structures to be demolished.
Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 227 NW 3rd Ave:
Demo existing historic building and build a new 8 story mixed use building. First floor commercial & restaurant, 2nsd floor open space, apartments above.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Doug Circosta Architect to discuss a project at 4775 N Lombard St:
26 new apartment units.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at the University of Western States campus:
NEW 8200 SF Building, classsrooms and study on UWS Campus
A project at 1624 SE Insley St has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:
New 12 Unit 3 Story Apartment Building.
A project at 5045 SE Foster Rd has been submitted for building permit review by Scott Edwards Architecture:
New mixed use project, 4 stories, 33 apartment units over ground floor retail, with roof deck and associated site work.
A project at NE 79th & Everett has been submitted for building permit review:
New three story six unit multifamily dwelling
A project at 2310 SE Hawthorne Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by LRS Architects:
New four story mixed use building; 59 units over ground floor retail and 22 parking stalls
A building permit was issued for a project at 1403 SE Stark St:
Partial change of occupancy from S-1 and F-1 to B; shell only; no occupancy this permit; renovation of entire building; reconfigure basement stairs and walls; reconfigure walls on main floor to create future tenant space, mechanical room, garbage room; new entry patio; remove mezzanine; full seismic upgrade to current code OSSC standard.
A building permit was issued for Grant Park Village Phase II at 1580 NE 32nd Ave:
5 story new apartment building with 4 stories wood frame construction over 1st story concrete construction and 1 level of sub-grade parking
A building permit was issued for a project at 1805 SE Madison St:
New (12) unit 3 story apartment building with parking garage and courtyard
I think the Jupiter Hotel expansion got full construction approval: https://www.portlandmaps.com/detail/permit/2016-138295-000-00-CO/3787136_did/ They’ve already demolished the old Boogie’s Burger building.
The permit was issued on Monday of this week, so will get captured in next week’s Metro Reports.
I really want them to hurry up and approve the Burnside Delta between 11th and 12th. There are mixed-use apartments from 12th to 15th, but they all feel so cut off from the action on Burnside because of that massive empty parking lot where the Delta will be. Having a mixed use apartment there will give that stretch a more unified feel, as will the Jupiter expansion.
The character of Foster is going to change, not just in Lents, but at 61st, and even at 51st (Lafayette?)!
I have been in exile in Seattle for the past five years and every time I return home to Portland, I amazed at the superior quality of design for urban projects. Two really awful disappointments stand out though; the Linden at Sandy/Burnside/12th and the sad, dreary blocks of Grant Park Village. Given the scope and prominence of the site, this property deserved far better that a pathetic hardieboard simulacrum of the Gordon’s Fireplace shop across 33rd. I’m really curious how this came about – was it a casualty of the great recession?