Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of 2016

5 MLK

The post about 5 MLK’s first Design Advice Request hearing was Next Portland’s most popular post of the year. [See this follow up post for the most recent images of the project.]

2016 is the second full year Next Portland has been in operation. With development showing no signs of slowing down it’s been a busy year. We published 234 new blog posts, and our development map now has almost 800 unique projects listed (including completed and cancelled projects). Over the course of the year the site had almost 900,000 page views; up 84% over 2015.

6 of the articles that made the top 25 viewed posts were published in 2015; 2 were published in 2014. Our second most popular article from the 2015 list, about the Goat Blocks, was still the fourth most popular article of 2016 despite having been written in December 2014. Our most popular post of 2015, about the 25 tallest buildings planned in the city, remained in the list at third place, and was just beaten out in popularity by the updated 2016 list. Two pioneering Cross Laminated Timber buildings, Carbon12 and Framework, took up three places on the list.

In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

  1. Under construction in the Pearl – The Abigail (images)
  2. City Council overturns Design Commission; Jupiter Hotel will be clad in Asphalt Shingles (images)
  3. Design Reviewed for High-Rise Timber Building Framework (images)
  4. Focus: 25 Office Buildings Planned for Portland
  5. Design Commission approves 15 story building at 4th & Harrison (images)
  6. Burnside Bridgehead, pt I: Block 75 (images)
  7. 1510 NE Multnomah has third Design Advice hearing (images)
  8. Design Commission approves Block 20 condominium tower (images)
  9. 17 story tower planned for Fishels Furniture site (drawings)
  10. Works Partnership present 19 story Burnside Bridgehead tower to Design Commission (images)
  11. 30 Story Tower Planned at SW 11th & Washington
  12. Burnside Bridgehead, Pt II: Block 67 (Images)
  13. Design Commission approves affordable housing on St Francis Park (images)
  14. Under Construction: Pearl Block 136 (images)
  15. North Pearl High-Rises, Part II: The Overton (images)
  16. Focus: 20 new hotels proposed for Portland
  17. Design Approved for Framework, America’s Tallest Timber Building (images)
  18. Lloyd Cinemas Parking Lot Redevelopment Approved (images)
  19. Portland Housing Bureau announces Super NOFA projects (images)
  20. Under Construction: The Porter hotel (images)
  21. Design Approved for First Tall Cross-laminated Timber Building in America (images)
  22. LOCA @ the Goat Blocks (images)
  23. Focus: 25 Tallest Buildings Planned or Under Construction (2015)
  24. Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)
  25. 5 MLK receives Design Advice (images)

Metro Reports: Framework, George Besaw Apartments, Block 45, and more

Block 45

Block 45, as presented to the Design Commission in October of this year

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 Jones Architecture for a project at 8608 N Lombard St:

New mixed-use building.

Early Assistance has been requested by Portland Parks and Recreation for the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center at 4315 NW St Helens Rd:

Proposal at Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center. Planned improvements: 1) nature center with restrooms, 2)access drive and parking with ada spaces and bus parking; 3) trailhead and accessible pathways connect to forest park;4) street frontage improvements

Early Assistance has been requested by DECA Architecture for a project at 10414 NE Halsey St:

Proposal is to transform this two level structure (which is currently a hardware store and saddle shop with apartment unit on second level) to an urban winery with production, tasting room, offices and storage areas. Apartment unit with minor upgrades will stay as is.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Abbasi Design Works for a renovation of the Old Fire Station Property at 510 NW 3rd Ave:

Proposal is to renovate the existing historic fire station landmark building to retail and office space and construction of new on-grade parking.

A project at 2014 SE 11th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Hacker Architects:

New four story 26,500 gsf building providing 34 apartment units and 1,771 sf of retail space on the ground level.A central apartment entry courtyard is proposed to be shared as a ped/public amenity.

Block 45 has been submitted for Type III Design Review by LRS Architects and Lever Architecture:

Proposal is for a new 12-story building with 7,500 square feet of ground floor retail and approximately 240 residential units. Project is a mix of affordable and market rate housing. No parking is proposed.

A project at 1332 N Skidmore St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Holst Architecture:

2 new mixed-use buildings, 158 apartment units, 59 parking spaces with underground parking. 2 mods requested: parking area setbacks and landscaping; standards for all bicycle parking.

A project at 525 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Hacker Architects:

Proposal is for new construction of a six story building above ground with two levels of underground parking. There will be five levels of office space above one level of retail or restaurant use.

A project at 7119 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

New 4-story wood framed mixed use building including 232 unit apartment building with basement garage, and site improvement, interior trash room, shell commercial space(potential future restaurant)

Framework at 430 NW 10th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 12-story, mixed-use building; five floors of office and five floors of residential over ground floor retail; see comments re: review by State of Oregon Building Codes Division;

An excavation and shoring permit for the Oregon Convention Center Hotel has been submitted for review:

Excavation and shoring, underground utilities, stuctural foundations, vertical structure only, vertical fire protection standpipe at stairs

A building permit was issued to GBD Architects for the George Besaw Apartments at 2323 NW Savier St:

New construction of new mixed use 4 story apartment building containing 51 residential units, with retail and services on the ground floor

A building permit was issued for a project at 9779 SE Market St:

New building with atrium, offices for administration and music department; music area includes auditorium, music and choir classrooms, and restrooms with storage area at mezzanine level; administrative office area includes reception area, offices, conference rooms, restrooms, mezzanine level above includes larger conference room, alumni center and current storage area

 

Weekly Roundup: Legacy Emanuel, The Amy, 38 Davis and more

The proposed expansion of Legacy Emanuel hospital

The Oregonian reported that the Portland City Council, as expected, unanimously approved an inclusionary zoning programCity Observatory meanwhile noted that Denver, cited as a precedent for Portland, has backed away from inclusionary zoning. The Portland Mercury pointed out that it might take years for the program to generate any new units, due to the large number of project already in the development review pipeline.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center announced a $210 million expansion, as reported by the Portland Business Journal. Construction is scheduled to begin next year and should take about four years.

Parking fines will rise $5 to pay for the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse, according to the Oregonian.

The Business Tribune looked at The Amy, College Housing Northwest’s proposal to make student housing more affordable.

In “where risk and resilience meet“* the DJC spoke to architect Jay Raskin, who argues that new affordable housing should be built to seismic standards that would allow units to be habitable after an earthquake, and not just to the life safety standard of the state building code.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how Ankrom Moisan Architects are settling into their new home at 38 Davis in Old Town.

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Scaled down Grand Belmont approved by Landmarks Commission (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved Grand Belmont, a 7 story mixed use building by Ankrom Moisan Architects for developer Urban Asset Advisors. The project will contain 121 residential units and 6,000 sq ft of ground floor retail. At 81′ tall, the building will be dramatically shorter than the 240′ iteration of the design presented to the Commission earlier in the year, and will contain roughly half as many units. Parking for 14 cars and 184 bicycles will be provided.

Grand Belmont

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Modera Buckman goes before Design Commission (images)

An initial Design Review hearing has been held for the Modera Buckman, a proposed 7-story development in the Central Eastside. The building, by Leeb Architects for developer Mill Creek Residential Trust, will include 189 residential units and 9,680sf of ground floor retail space. Parking for 88 vehicles is proposed in a below grade parking garage. Long term parking for 271 bicycles is proposed, with 106 spaces in a secure bike room and the remaining spaces provided in the units.

Modera Buckman

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Metro Reports: 5 MLK, 120 SE Clay, SW Park and Columbia, and more

5 MLK, as presented to the Design Commission at its third Design Advice hearing

Early Assistance has been requested by Polyphon Architecture & Design for a project at 3441 SE Gladstone St:

Demo East Apartment building and develop 2, 7 unit apartments and 6 townhomes . 10 parking spaces provided.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6025 SE Powell Blvd:

Proposal is for new construction of a three story self storage building that will have 900 units, parking, utilities and landscaping.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 2620 SW 1st Ave:

New 6-story market-rate apartment building with 120 units, ground floor retail, and basement parking.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by TVA Architects to discuss a project at 1327 NW 19th Ave:

Proposal is for a new 6-story, multi-family residential development with studio and one-bedroom apartments (82 units total) w/ground floor retail. Possible adjustment needed for loading standards.

A project at 33 N Fargo St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New 5-story apartment building, with ground floor retail and underground parking

A project at 25 NE 122nd Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Proposal is for a mixed use project including a commercial clinic and 176 residential apartments. The apartments will consist of a mix of transitional housing studios and single room occupancy units and will provide housing opportunities for medically fragile clients. Parking will be below grade for approx. 75 spaces. Ground floor and level two to contain the clinic program.

A project at 1638 W Burnside St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Proposal is for a new 8-story, mixed-use building with 134-units of residential apartments and commecial development. (See PC 16-231735 and DA 16-258120.)

A project at SW Park and Columbia has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

Proposal is for a 7 story apartment building.

5 MLK has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Gerding Edlen Development:

Mixed use building with 15,000 sf of ground floor retail; 112,000 sf of office space on floors 2-6; 220 apartment units on floors 7-17; 160 below-grade parking stalls, and associated amenity and support areas.

A project at NW 15th and Overton has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Vallaster Corl Architects:

New 7-story mixed use building. 55,000 square feet of floor area, 68 residential uits and 28 structured parking spaces are proposed. The entrance to the parking is on NW 15th. There are three office spaces on the ground floor facing NW Overton. There is a Lot Confirmation completed to reestablish the line between lots 6 & 7 and lots 2 & 3 to create the 10,000 square foot site (16-186955PR). 5 modifications.

A project at 5505 SE 17th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story, 6 unit apartment building on lot with existing apartment building to include site utilities and landscaping, detached retaining wall

A project at 602 NE Prescott St has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

New construction of one story 1465 sf building for rehearsal studio at east elevation; and 4 foot retaining wall

A project at 240 NE Columbia Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new Carl’s Jr. building with detached trash enclosure under separte permit (16-286322-co).

A building permit was issued to Myhre Group Architects for a project at 2405 N Vancouver Ave:

New multi family 5 level, 54 unit apartment building over a below grade parking garage

A building permit was issued for a project at 2309 SE 11th Ave (formerly 2311 SE 11th Ave):

New 6 unit apartment complex with eco roof and attached trash enclosure

A building permit was issued for a project at 686 SE Spokane St (formerly 634 SE Spokane St):

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

A building permit was issued for a project at 120 SE Clay St:

Construct new 3 story office building with basement level parking, rooftop deck and green roof, associated site work included

Under Construction: The Amy (images)

Construction is underway on The Amy, a $20 million student housing building being developed by non-profit College Housing Northwest (CHNW) in collaboration with Mainland Northwest, LLC. The five story building, designed by SERA Architects, will include 141 fully-furnished units.  Parking for 200 bicycles and 35 cars will be provided. Amenities planned for the building will include three student lounges with communal kitchens; a common room; and connected outdoor patio complete with a BBQ and fire pit. Additional building services include on-site RA’s, a student resident council, along with student-focused activities, events, services and resources.

The Amy

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Weekly Roundup: Zidell Yards, 1621 NE 41st, 227 NW 3rd Ave, and more

Zidell Yards

A new vision for the Zidell Yards site, which would include the retention of the gantry crane and the adaptive reuse of the existing barge building

The Portland Business Journal reported that ZRZ Realty has unveiled its latest vision for the Zidell Yards. At full build-out, the site could accommodate “15 to 20 new buildings and up to 5 million square feet of mixed-use space.”

The Portland Tribune reported that average rents have begun to fall as increased housing supply comes on to the market.

The Portland City Council held its first public hearing on the city’s proposed Inclusionary Housing ordinance. Many of those testifying were biking and walking advocates, wrote BikePortland.

The DJC wrote about Koz Development’s plans for two buildings in Northwest Portland*, at 1111 NW 16th Ave and 1015 NW 16th Avewhich when considered together will include 223 units and no parking spaces.

A new apartment building with no parking is proposed at 1621 NE 41st, according to the Hollywood Star News.

BikePortland reported that when the City reconsiders its Systems Development Charge methodology next year, it will change from considering vehicle trips generated by new development to “person trips”.

Portland Architecture wrote about Oregon’s “most endangered places”, including the Wong Laundry building at 227 NW 3rd Ave.

Multnomah County broke ground on the new $93 million Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters building, according to the Oregonian.

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Design Advice Offered for 1638 W Burnside (images)

Design Advice has been offered to Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 1638 W Burnside St. The 8 story tall building for Atlanta-based developer Wood Partners will include 138 residential units, 83 below-grade parking spaces and 209 long term bicycle parking spaces. 5,791 sq ft of ground floor commercial space is planned, with retail spaces facing W Burnside at Level 1 and SW Alder St and Level 2.

1638 W Burnside

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Metro Reports: Prometheus Property, 418 SW 2nd, 404 NW 23rd Ave, and more

404 NW 23rd Ave

404 NW 23rd Ave by Works Progress Architecture, as presented to the Historic Landmarks Commission in October of this year

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 5640 NE Killingsworth St:

Proposal is to develop site with up to 15 units residential housing.

Early Assistance has been requested by MWA Architects for a project at 2133 N Argyle St:

This project is for a mixed use/mixed income multi-family residential development. Approximately 15,000 sf commercial/retail with 215 apartment units.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 1732 NE 2nd Ave:

New construction of a 6-story, multi-family, 77-unit, mixed-used building with ground floor retail and an outdoor plaza on the south side of the property. Stormwater managed through onsite drywell.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects for a project at 418 SW 2nd Ave (“Ankeny Blocks” Block 38):

New 20-story mixed-use building with ground floor retail, office space on floors 2-8, and 182 multi-family units on floors 9-20, with 4 floors of below-grade parking.

A project at 5009 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by TVA Architects:

Proposal is for new construction of multi-story apartment building. Existing buildings will be demolished.

A project at 8614 N Crawford St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by GBD Architects:

Proposal is to build a five story multi-family residential development of approx. 157 apartments. The ground level includes the entry lobby, parking, utility spaces, walk-up apartments and amenity spaces. The second floor roof terrace will have an eco-roof and raised planter areas along with private terraces at each of the apartments facing the eco-roof.

GBD Architects have submitted two Type III Design Review applications for buildings on the Prometheus Property in South Waterfront:

Two high-rise residential towers, each building consisting of around 7,000sf of retail and 300-550 market rate apartments and below grade parking.

New construction of two seven story mixed-use buildings, each building consisting of approx. 5,000 sf of retail, 200-300 market rate apartments and 150-250 off-street parking stalls in one level of structured underground parking and a partial level of structured at-grade parking.

A project at 6620 N Richmond Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by SERA Architects:

Project is a new five story multi-family apartment building with one level of sub-grade parking.

A project at 1440 SW Taylor St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Leeb Architects:

Request is for approval of a type III design review to allow construction of a development of a seven story mixed use building, consisting of a five-story wood frame building over a two level podium with a concrete structure. 107 dwelling units.

A project at 2222 NW Raleigh St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

New mixed-use building with 173 units, ground floor retail and 110 parking spaces. Vehicle ramp is proposed on NW Raleigh, with 2 modifications: bike parking width & vehicle parking width.

A project at 1116 SW Washington St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by ZGF Architects:

Project is new construction of high-rise with underground parking, retail on first two floors, office space of up to six floors and up to 213 residential units.

A project at 404 NW 23rd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

New four story residential building with both structured and surface parking. Twenty one units are proposed and a total of 37 parking spaces. A roof deck is proposed.

A project at 2220 NW Pettygrove St has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

Construct new 4 story with basement (43) unit apartment building; associated site work

A series of building permits have been submitted by Green Hammer for Tillamook Row at 20 NE Tillamook St:

Construct 2 story (3) unit apartment building with attached bike storage area

Construct 3 story (3) unit apartment building

Construct 3 story (5) unit apartment building

Construct new 3 story (5) unit apartment building; associated sitework and detached trash enclosure under 120sq ft

Construct new 2 story common building with office, restroom, and assembly area on main fl; fitness area on second fl

A project at 310 SE 12th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

New 4 story 84 unit apartment building with basement garage and bike storage; associated site work

A project at 15847 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by BAMA Architecture and Design:

Construct new 2 story 19 bed care facility; landscaping and associated site improvements;

A building permit was issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 6811 NE Grand Ave:

New 4 story apartment building with 22 units, 104 sq ft detached trash enclosure. Unit in SE corner of 1st floor to be live work unit.

A building permit was issued for the Holladay Park Plaza East at 1350 NE 17th Ave:

New 2 story above grade 10 unit adult living apartments with 2 levels of underground parking

A building permit was issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 410 NE Dekum St (previously 422 NE Dekum St):

Construct new 4 story, 22 unit apartment builidng, one unit is live/work, no parking, trash and bike storage at main level, includes associated site work