U-Store Pearl Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for a proposed U-Store self storage facility at the north end of the Pearl. The five story building is being designed by MCA Architects for Hoyt Street Properties. At the ground floor the building will include 6 retail / office units, accessed from a raised dock. The four floors above would include over 70,000 sq ft of storage space. As part of the development a new plaza is proposed where NW 13th Ave and Savier St will meet.

U-Store Pearl

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Metro Reports: Gilkey International Middle School, ArLo Apartments, Sideyard, and more

French American International School

The Gilkey International Middle School will be located on the campus of the French American International School at 8500 NW Johnson St

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 Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 5320 SE Woodstock Blvd:

Existing site to be redeveloped with a new 3 story, 19 unit multifamily apartment structure. Stormwater to be managed through tree credits and subsurface infiltration.

A project at 3185 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Jackson Main Architecture:

New 91000 sf, 6 story mixed used building.The residential use in the building is a Group Living use. There are 240 residential living areas proposed. There will be shared kitchens on each floor. Fifty-six parking spaces are proposed. The parking is accessed from NE Monroe Street. Three commerical tenant spaces are proposed on the ground floor.

Sideyard at project at 318 NE Couch St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Skylab Architecture:

The site is located between NE 3rd Ave and NE Couch St. The proposal is for a mix of commercial retail and office core and shell building. No parking is required as five current bus lines and one streetcar stop are within 500 ft of the site. New construction will have five stories on one side and four stories on opposite side.

The Gilkey International Middle School at 8500 NW Johnson St has been submitted for building permit review by Hacker Architects:

New 3-story middle school building, to include new classrooms, offices, restrooms, and associated site work *** separate mechanical permit 17-180066MT***

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the ArLo Apartments at 6015 N Interstate Ave:

New, 5 story apartment building, 175 units with tuck under parking, 63 parking spaces (3 Accessible)


Lloyd West Anchor returns in front of Design Commission (images)

A second Design Advice hearing has been held for the remodel of the Lloyd Center West Anchor, formerly home to Nordstrom. Waterleaf Architecture, Interiors & Planning and 505 Design are working on designs to renovate the building for multi-tenant use and rebuild the existing plaza. At levels 1 and 2 the existing mall concourse will be extended into the building. A new main entry to the Lloyd Center will be created where the entry to Nordstrom was previously located. The existing entry to the mall, located at the corner of the plaza, will be closed and filled in with new retail space.

Lloyd West Anchor Remodel

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Weekly Roundup: 619 SW 11th Ave, 2815 SW Barbur, Cosmopolitan on the Park, and more

619 SW 11th Ave

The 15 story hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave is being designed by SERA Architects for developer Mortenson.

The Bureau of Development Services permit center will be closed on Monday*, reports the DJC, to enable BDS employees to attend the memorial service for Rick Best. Best, an employee of the bureau, was one of the two men killed on the MAX a week ago.

A 2017 groundbreaking is planned for the hotel at 619 SW 11th Aveaccording to the Business Tribune.

Barcelona based restaurant Can Font has opened in the Cosmopolitan on the Park, reports Eater Portland.

The Oregonian took a look at the Hi-Lo Hotelnow open in the renovated Oregon Pioneer Building.

Construction on the first phase of Under Armour’s new Portland home at 2815 SW Barbur is nearing completion, writes the Portland Business Journal. A zone change that will allow a further story to be added was recently approved by the city council.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

Design Commission approves the Press Blocks (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Press Blocks, the redevelopment of the former Oregonian publishing buildings in Goose Hollow. The development will include three buildings, spread over one and a half city blocks. The project is developed in partnership by Urban Renaissance Group and Security Properties. The architects are Portland based GBD Architects and Seattle based Mithun.

Press Blocks

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