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 Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 9628 SE Holgate Blvd:
Proposal is to construct 2 new multi-family units (2-3 units in each building). Phase 1 to be duplex. Phase 2 to be a triplex. Existing house to remain. Stormwater disposal to be flow thru planters.
Early Assistance has been requested for a project west of 11709 SE Powell Blvd:
Proposal for a tri-plex
7 Southeast Stark (previously 87 SE Stark St) has been submitted for Type II Adjustment Review by Works Progress Architecture:
Construction of a new mixed-use building (see CO 17-160571). Adjustment to loading standards (33.266.310) needed.
The rebuild of St Thomas More Catholic School at 3521 SW Patton Rd has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review:
For a proposal to rebuild the existing school facilities and parish hall at the St. Thomas More site at SW Humphrey and Greenleaf. A new 44-space parking structure, with school facilities above, is also proposed.
SW Park and Columbia has been submitted for building permit review by GBD Architects:
7 stories (5 over 2 construction) consisting of 73 dwelling units. Ground floor contains parking for 12 cars and 38 bikes, leasing office, a residential lobby, builidng services and 3 residential loft units. Floors 2-7 include 70 residential units, amenity room and roof terrace on the top floor
A project at 4726 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:
New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with 56 S.F. Detached trash enclosure, includes associated sitework
A project at 915 N Killingsworth Ct has been submitted for building permit review:
New three story, 9 unit apartment building (no parking) associated site work and trash enclosure less than 120 sf ft – on same taxlot as existing SFR
A building permit was issued to Edge development for a project at 4305 N Montana Ave:
New 3 story apartment building with 10 units
Why has the city only been approving teeny weeny projects in the past couple of months? 10 units, 12 units, etc. I don’t dislike those buildings, but they aren’t going to increase supply much. There are a ton of huge projects that have been awaiting review for 6 months to a year, and the properties are just sitting there with nothing new being built upon them. We’re wasting time.
Wow, I’m seriously impressed with the 7 SE Stark project in the featured render. It bears a strong resemblance to OMA’s Blox building, which has been under construction for the last couple years in Copenhagen. https://www.inexhibit.com/case-studies/rem-koolhaas-oma-blox-copenhagen/
Note in the photos of Rem’s building that it straddles a major roadway. I only wish there was a way this project could have done the same!