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 C2K Architecture to discuss a project at NW 24th & Raleigh:
Proposal is for a 3-story wood frame building over a concrete basement serving as resident parking. Total of six units, designed as flats serving a target market of downsizing seniors/retirees.
Early Assistance has been requested by YBA Architects to discuss a project at 1505 NE Killingsworth St:
New 4-story mixed-use building with 30 apartment units and retail lobby on ground floor. No parking is planned.
Early Assistance has been requested by Ideas Collaborative to discuss a project at 8145 SE 6th Ave:
new 150,000 sq. ft. 5 story mixed use development including ground floor mixed use commercial, 100 apartment units and below grade parking 100 spaces. Street vacation for SE Tenino and SE Grand Ave.
Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture to discuss a project at 4816 SE 92nd Ave:
2500 sq ft 1 story addition to existing educational building, Project includes office space, classrooms and a conference room.
Early Assistance has been requested by Stack Architecture to discuss a project at 1139 SW Gibbs St:
Proposal is to demolish the existing house. Build new 4 unit apartment building; 3 for-rent “townhome” style units facing SW Gibbs. 1 owner-occupied unit on top (2 levels with entry facing SW 12th. Onsite flow-through stormwater planter. PBOT improvements. No affordable housing.
A project at SE 13th and Ankeny has been submitted for building permit review:
New 87 unit, 4 story apartment building. 5 parking spaces, landscaping and utilities
1825 NW 23rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Works Progress Architecture:
New 5 story, 64 unit mixed use building with retail in first floor concrete podium. Landscaping, first floor parking and site utilities
A building permit was issued to DiLoreto Architecture for alterations to St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church at 2400 SE 148th Ave:
Partial change of occupancy from A-3 to A-2, additions on east and west elevations of existing church, partial remodel of existing building. Expansion of parking lot, new landscaping and stormwater facilities. New 118 sq ft trash enclosure not reviewed for life safety under this permit.
A building permit was issued for the Redwood Apartments at 1616 NW Everett St (formerly 233 NW 16th Ave):
New 5 story, 50 unit apartment building with groundfloor tenant amenity space, onsite storm water management
A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for a project at 910 SE 7th Ave (formerly 700 SE Belmont St):
New 6 story self-storage building. First floor interior parking
I passed by the Sky3 Apartments at 1139 SW Jefferson St. They are now complete.
Can we assume that SE 13th and Ankeny will be the first project to meet the Inclusionary Housing requirements? Being that Imago Dei church owns the property, it may have been planned that way all along.
I believe it would be.
I thought there was a project in sellwood that resubmitted in order to avoid a parking minimum.
In the midst of all the new housing going up on close-in Morrison and Belmont they are putting up a six-story self-storage building? ??
I was shocked by this, too! They cancel a project on Ankeny/11th because it is not attractive enough; yet allow a storage building in the heart of developing neighborhood! All this space that will house no one, create no jobs, provide little income for the City, create no interest at the street level, and guarantee a steady flow of trips in cars/trucks/vans. This building seems to countermand every goal the City has! Why here? Why now? How is this allowed?
That project is on a site zoned industrial, with no design review. As long as the development complied with the zoning code, the Bureau of Development Services staffers who reviewed it wouldn’t have had any discretion over whether to approve it or not.
Your reply made me check out the zoning map. I can’t believe the south side of Belmont isn’t EX with a design overlay! And now I also understand why nothing happened on the south side of Belmont or on Hawthorne west of 12th during this development boom.
Even if the rest remains industrial sanctuary as some say is needed, the Hawthorne and Belmont street corridors are too visible and valuable to the city to remain IG1 zoning.