The Business Tribune reported on Portland’s latest trend: retail alleys. Recently completed or planned projects mentioned include the Goat Blocks, the Lloyd Cinemas Redevelopment, 38 Davis and Milwaukie Way.
The Portland Business Journal had a first look at the downtown’s AC by Marriott Hotel, which is nearing completion.
The DJC reported that the City Council voted to overturn* a condition of approval imposed on NW 14th & Raleigh by the Design Commission.
Excavation for the Broadway Tower has hit the bottom, according to the Portland Business Journal. The 19 story tower should be complete by September 2018.
Oregon Business took a look at 38 Davis, the Old Town mixed use building that now houses the new headquarters for its designers, Ankrom Moisan Architects.
The Business Tribune reported that Colas Construction has broken ground on Alberta Commons, the Natural Grocers-anchored retail development at NE MLK & Alberta.
Developers are racing to beat Portland’s Inclusionary Zoning policy, reports The Oregonian. The policy is scheduled to take effect in February, however projects that have been submitted for building permit or design review before then would be grandfathered in under the current rules.
Jazz Mecca Jimmy Mak’s will close forever, according to the Willamette Week. The bar was scheduled to move to make way for the Modera Davis, however owner Jim Makarounis’ battle with cancer has forced him to cancel the build out of a new space.
Two new retail tenants have been confirmed for the Goat Blocks: Russian restaurant Kachka, which will open a second location; and Seattle’s Schilling Cider, which will have “more cider taps than any cider house in the United States”.
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Being the pedant I am, projects being submitted in advance of Inclusionary Zoning become vested, not grandfathered.
As a pedant myself, I’m curious: how is the use of ‘grandfathered’ incorrect?
The Goat Blocks are going to be sweet when done. I look forward to not having to pay Sheridan’s inflated prices or going 20 blocks to Whole Foods.