Hotel at SW 11th & Alder has Second Design Review Hearing (images)

A proposed hotel at SW 11th & Alder by SERA Architects for developer Mortenson has gone in front of the Design Commission for a second hearing. The 150′ tall building would include 215 hotel rooms, with a lobby, bar / restaurant and lounge at the ground level. Meeting rooms would be located at the second floor. A fitness room and long term parking for 14 bicycles would be provided at the third floor. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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Weekly Roundup: Central Courthouse, Crusher Court, Crane Count, and more

William Kaven Architecture received Design Advice from the Historic Landmarks Commission for Old Town Chinatown Block 33

The team behind Old Town Chinatown Block 33 received Design Advice from the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission. The DJC wrote about the reaction they received*.

BikePortland reported that the bike lanes on NW Naito / Front will be extended from NW 9th Ave to NW 19th Ave, with funding coming in part from the developers behind the Field Office.

Guerrilla Development’s New New Crusher Court will open in February, according to the Hollywood Star News.

Major construction on the Multnomah County Central Courthouse will begin soon, when crews from Hoffman Construction begin excavation, reported the Portland Business Journal.

The Seattle Times reported that Seattle had more cranes on its skyline than any other US city and over twice as many as Portland. Portland nevertheless has more cranes than San Francisco, Denver, Austin, New York or Boston.

The Portland Chronicle reported than deconstruction is underway at the 1889 building at 3336 SE Belmont St, set to be replaced by a new 3 story mixed use building.

Portland for Everyone posted a preview of Portland’s 2017 policy decisions to Open Housing.

The Portland Business Journal that Kurt Fischer Structural Engineering, who are working on The Woodlark Hotel have opened a Portland office to focus on the project and to tap into new opportunities in the region.

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Under Construction: Block 20 Condominium Tower (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on July 13th 2016.

Construction is underway on a 21 story tower designed by Bora Architects for Hoyt Street Properties. The 246′ tall Block 20 tower will include 143 residential units, offered for sale as condominium units. Flex retail / office spaces will be located at the ground level, facing NW 11th, Pettygrove and 12th. 168 car parking spaces and 229 bike parking spaces will be provided.

Block 20 was the first condominium tower to go in front of the Design Commission for almost a full three years. The most recent major condominium project in Portland prior to Block 20 was the Cosmopolitan on the Park, by the same developer and architect. The Cosmopolitan was approved by the Design Commission in July 2013, and was completed in 2016.

Pearl Block 20

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Metro Reports: 4018 N Williams, Meier & Frank Building, 1110 SW Clay, and more

4018 N Williams Ave

4018 N Williams by William Kaven Architecture has been submitted for building permit review

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.

A project at 820 SE Alder has been submitted for Design Advice and Type III Design Review by TVA Architects:

DAR to discuss a new multi-dwelling development with ground floor retail and structured parking. The seven story building is a combination of studios and one and two bedroom units. Thirty-seven parking spaces are proposed. The access to the garage is from SE Alder.DAR

Proposal is for 7 story use building with 163 studio and one bedroom units over ground floor retail. 75 feet tall. Construction type is 5 levels of Type 3B over 2 levels of Type 1A. One level of below grade parking with garage access from SE Alder St.

Early Assistance has been requested by DECA Architecture for a project at 8355 N Interstate Ave:

Conversion of motel to apartments. Minor changes include: New walls, doors, lighting, paint, signage, and new finishes.

A Pre-Application Conference has scheduled by Surround Architecture to discuss a project at 3032 SE Powell Blvd:

Proposal is for a 60 unit multi-dwelling structure in the CG zone. Additionally, in the R2.5 zone proposal is for 11 attached dwellings.

A Pre-Application Conference has scheduled by Bora Architects to discuss the conversion of the Meier & Frank Building at 621 SW 5th Ave:

Proposal is to demo floors 1-5 and basement and renovate space creative office space with ground level retail. Scope includes limited facade renovations to accommodate new retail entries on 5th and 6th and updates to alder st facade. New restrooms to be included. Historic elements to be preserved.

A Pre-Application Conference has scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 1110 SW Clay St:

Proposal is for new construction of a 260 unit, 16 story affordable multi-family student apartment building.

A project at 5615 SW Hood Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Koble Creative Architecture:

Proposal is for new constructin of a four story office building with ground floor retail and below grade parking behind retail. Review also includes two modifications to building are and setbacks.

The SW Barbur and Hooker Apartments have been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Stack Architecture:

Proposed 3 story apartment building with partial 4th floor, 62 units with common areas and circulation, 17 car parking spaces behind the building.

A project at 4620 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building permit review by City Craft Development:

New 3 story apartment building with 32units, with site improvements, inerior trash rooms, and on site parking; 8 ft fence

A project at 7031 N Mohawk Ave has been submitted for building permit review by City Craft Development:

New 2 story apartment building with 7 dwelling units with attached trash enclosure and sprinkler riser room, detached barbeque area, and associated sitework (same as 17-101236-CO)

A project at 4018 N Williams Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 5 story mixed use building; retail on first floor; 4 stories of 64 residential apartments; tuck under parking; associated site work

A project at 1637 SE Nehalem St has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4-story apartment building with 61 units, underground parking (16 stalls) and associated site work, with interior trash area

1500 SW Taylor goes before Design Commission (images)

A project by SERA Architects at 1500 SW Taylor St has gone before the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The 11 story, 125′ tall building is being developed by the Molasky Group, Trinity 3 Investment and Langley Investment Properties. The project will include 146 units, 20% of which will be designated as affordable through the MULTE program. A 1,250 sq ft retail space will be located at the corner of SW 15th & Taylor, with the rest of the ground floor used for resident amenities including a fitness room, library, lounge and community room. At the 11th floor a clubroom and roof deck with be provided, with views to the west.

80 vehicular parking spaces will be provided in two levels of below-grade parking. 6 bike rooms will provide long term parking for 219 bicycles.

1500 SW Taylor

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Weekly Roundup: Robert Sacks, Schools Bond, SolTerra, and more

A potential massing for a rebuilt Lincoln High School, by Bora Architects. Under this option the existing school would remain in operation while a new building is constructed where the football field is currently located.

According to The Oregonian, Portland Public Schools now plans to include complete modernization of three high schools, Lincoln, Benson and Madison, in its May 2017 bond measure.

In the wake of the NW Portland natural gas explosion, the DJC wrote about developer Robert Sacks’ plans to move forward*.  Allied Works Architecture, who designed the damaged building 2281 NW Glisan, are preparing drawings that will allow the building to be rebuild. They are also working on designs for a new three-story building building at 510 NW 23rd Ave to replace the 111-year-old building that was destroyed.

Places Over Time looked at the 2016 works of architecture and urban planning that have “creatively added to the livability, artistry, and longevity of Portland’s built environment“, including Albina Yard, Pearl West and Milwaukie Way.

A 100-bed winter shelter has opened in the Washington Center, reported The Oregonian. The building is currently sitting vacant while developer Greystar and architects ZGF prepares plans for the 4W Tower.

The Portland Chronicle reported that a 106-year-old apartment complex and automotive repair shop at 1335 SE Stark St will be torn down to make way for a four-story, 39-unit apartment complex.

The DJC reported that design-build firm SolTerra has split into two businesses and laid off design professionals.

The Business Tribune asked developers if they would still build housing in PDX under the inclusionary zoning policy.

The Portland Business Journal looked at the 34 most prominent real estate projects to watch in 2017.

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Metro Reports: 3185 N Vancouver, NE 16th & Couch, NW 13th & Johnson, and more

The NW 13th & Johnson Apartments by TVA Architects, as shown to the Design Commission at its second Design Advice hearing in December

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 Jackson Main Architecture for a project at 3185 N Vancouver Ave:

New 6-story mixed-use, group-living facility that includes parking, shared resident amenity spaces, and 240 living units.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1627 N Willis Blvd:

Construct new 4-story with basement 19-unit apartment building in the RH zone with 4:1 FAR map

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at SE 3rd & Morrison:

New 6 story building 85’x85′ approx 43,350 groo sq ft 1st floor retail and upper floor light manufacturing/artist studio

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project at 2455 SE 11th Ave:

Demo Existing Building, provision of a new 7 story office building with retail, service and traditional office. Project will include 2 levels of below grade parking with some at ground floor.

Early Assistance has been requested by Jackson Main Architecture for a project at 177 N Failing St:

5-story, mixed-use, group-living facility that includes shared residential amenty spaces and 84 living units.

A project at 1337 E Burnside St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

New 6 Story mixed use 208 unit apartment building with residential, retail and parking on first floor with one level below grade parking for approximately 129 vehicle spaces.

The NW 13th & Johnson Apartments have been submitted for Type III Design Review by TVA Architects:

Proposal is for a 7 story mixed use building. The proposal includes 58 residential units and ground floor retail. The proposed height is 75 feet. 89 long term and 5 short term bike parking stalls.

A project at 1340 SE 9th Ave and 925 SE Main St has been submitted for building permit review by Scott Edwards Architecture:

Core and shell improvements for industrial use; seismic upgrades; new roofing, thermal envelope, plumbing; parking lot improvements; new dormers (with 17-104780 CO)

Core and shell alteration for existing building; seismic upgrade; new roof; new windows; thermal envelope, plumbing; no occupancy; trash enclosure less than 120 sf in parking lot (with 17-104823 CO)

A project at NE 16th & Couch has been submitted for building permit review by Deca Architecture:

New 4 story plus basement, 33 unit apartment building with associated site work and covered parking

A project at 1714 NE 45th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Deca Architecture:

New 3 story apartment building with basement (8 units) and associated site work; includes retaining wall; trash room inside

A project at 5310 NE 11th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of 4 unit apartment building with tuck under garages; max 4’6″ retaining wall

A project at 7023 N Mohawk Ave has been submitted for building permit review by City Craft Development:

New 2 story apartment building with 7 dwelling units with attached trash enclosure and sprinkler riser room, detached barbeque area, and associated sitework (same as 17-101237-co)

A project at 25 N Going St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story 6 plex and associated site work; approx 108 sq ft trash enclosure

A project at 1431 N Dekum St has been submitted for building permit review by CIDA Architects:

New 4 story, 30 unit apartment building, no onsite parking, trash room on first floor , includes associated sitework

A project at 3917 N Mississippi Ave St has been submitted for building permit review by Integrate Architecture & Planning:

Shell permit – new 3,799 s.f. two story building at south side of existing commercial building, includes patio/terrace areas, two new toilet rooms, and attached trash enclosure

A building permit was issued for a project at 4403 SE Johnson Creek Blvd:

Addition to existing single story building for new self storage building, add 2 total stories over existing building, new 3 story additions at east and west elevations of building; includes 2 new parking areas at east and west of property, includes associated site work and landscaping

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 3956 N Vancouver Ave:

New 5 story mixed-use building. Ground floor commercial and parking with 87 residential units above.

 

Weekly Roundup: Portland Building, 2869 NE Sandy, Stagecraft Building, and more

Rendering of a renovated loggia on SW Madison St at the Portland Building (DLR Group)

In an article titled “Handling a Portland icon with care“* the DJC looked at the approach being taken for the renovation of the Portland Building.

The Willamette Week reported that newly seated Mayor Ted Wheeler has halted further spending of the $258.4 million affordable housing bond, in order to to set “priorities and goals“.

Portland Shoupistas suggested 6 Parking Policy Priorities for Portland in 2017.

Portland Architecture sat down with Thomas Henneberry of ZRZ Realty to discuss the ambitious plans for the Zidell Yards.

Despite initial reports that the building might be relocated, the Portland Mercury reported that Club 21 last day of business would be January 15th. The building will be demolished to make way for the Jantzen Apartments.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Park Avenue West has landed an iconic Oregon tenant, Pendleton Woolen Mills.

According to the Urban Works Blog Design Within Reach has opened its new store in the renovated Stagecraft Building.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Fairfield Residential paid $3.6 million for a five-parcel lot at 2869 NE Sandy Blvd. The are current plans to develop the site with a 206 unit, 6-story apartment building.

OPB’s State of Wonder discussed design, planning and Portland’s new Mayor Ted Wheeler.

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Modera Glisan reviewed by Design Commission (images)

The Modera Glisan by SERA Architects has gone in front of the Design Commission for an initial Design Review hearing. The 12 story, 145’ tall building for Mill Creek Residential Trust will include 291 residential units at the upper floors, which ground floor retail and office space facing NW 14th Ave and Hoyt St. Below grade parking for 206 vehicles is proposed. Long term parking for 477 bicycles will be provided.

Modera Glisan

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NW 13th & Johnson apartments return in front of Design Commission (images)

A revised design for a mixed use building at NW 13th Ave & Johnson St has been presented to the Design Commission by TVA Architects. The 7 story building for developer Paul Properties is proposed to include 58 apartments units over 3,378 sq ft of retail. Long term parking for 91 bicycles is proposed. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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