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.
Design Advice has been requested by DLR Group for a project at 539 SW 10th Ave:
Construct a new hotel with approximately 177 rooms, 11 stories. (Central City, Downtown, West End Plan District – Central City Design District)
Early Assistance has been requested by Holst Architecture for a project at NE 106th & Halsey:
Proposal is for a six story building with 45 affordable housing units, 30 market rate apartments, tuck-under parking, 10,000SF of retail and 10,700SF of office space. Amenities to include community room and green roof deck.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mainland Northwest to discuss a project at West of 8524 N Crawford St:
Previous EA 15-219376. Proposal to change the zoning, consistent with the Comprehensive Plan Map designation, from EG1 (General Employment 1) and EG2 (General Employment 2) to EXd (Central Employment zone with the Design overlay zone). The applicant states the future development on this 15-acre site could include multi-dwelling residential, neighborhood retail, mixed office-manufacturing uses. The greenway trail will also be developed. This application does not include a specific development plan.
The PSU Neuberger Hall Renovation has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Hacker architects:
Renovation of PSU’s Neuberger Hall, which includes updates and modifications to accessibility, fire and life safety, upgrades to MEP systems, seismic strengthening, program adjustments and facade improvements. One modification requested to Ground Floor Windows (33.130.230, 33.510.220)
The renovations to the Meier & Frank Building have been submitted for Type III Design Review by Bora Architects:
Project is located at former Macy’s department store. Floors 1-5 and basement to be demolished and renovated as creative office space with ground level retail. New restrooms will be added to the office floors to accommodate future office tenant improvement. Basement amenity space including bike storage, fitness and conference space will be provided.Scope includes limited facade renovations to accommodate restored retail entries mid block on SW 5th and SW 6th and a new entry on SW 6th near Morrison. Each entry will include a new canopy. The SW Alder canopy will be reduced in depth per PBOT requirements. The historic facade and SW Morrison canopies will be preserved.
A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for a project at 3403 N Mississippi Ave:
Excavation and Shoring
A building permit was issued for a project at 5025 N Minnesota Ave:
New 6 unit apartment building with associated site work
Lots of stuff in inner SE just completed:
The Goat Blocks at 1036 SE Belmont St – Market of Choice opened today.
St Francis Park Apartments at 1136 SE Oak St
Blackwood Lofts at 2403 SE Ankeny St
2100 SE Belmont St
I expect three more to be done in the next couple of weeks.
I’ve noticed there is a developer doing a ton of these 6-unit condo/apartment buildings up and down the “M” Avenues west of I-5 (Minnesota, Missouri, Maryland). Such a great example of low-impact, incremental infill development! One unit replaced by six, done enough times, can really increase density in a good way.