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
I’m glad to see someone has finally taken an interest in the old fire station at 510 NW 3rd. A few more years of neglect and it would have been unsalvageable.
The Old Central Hotel Building in St. Johns sits at the center of a public park plaza, which is the hub for all events for the community. After, the fiasco with Ivy Island and the Union Bldg.
I pray that the city does not make the same arrogant assumption again to give away public lands in exchange of repairs it refuses to do.
It has been suggested that a new deal may include the park as part and parcel of the developers new building.
Without written and voted approval by the community on this parcel of land, the city
Will find itself engaged in a fight that will go viral overnight.
I agree that the plaza in St. Johns should remain a public plaza, in public ownership. It doesn’t seem particularly in need of “renovation” either, although as long as it has seating and trees and remains public, it might even be made into a better public space.