Weekly Roundup: N Williams and Knott, Convention Center Hotel, Providence Park, and more

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

The DJC wrote about how after decades of broken promises, Prosper Portland and Emanuel Hospital announced plans to redevelop a site at N Williams and Knott. According to the paper the project is “likely to include some use by Legacy Health, along with a mix of affordable housing, retail and possibly office space.”

After almost 30 years of plans, ground finally broke on the Convention Center Hotel, writes the Portland Business Journal.

In a cover story about how Portland is changing, the Willamette Week looked at 7 places where this city could soon go big.

The Design Commission last week approved the Providence Park Expansionaccording to the Oregonian.

City Observatory looked at how luxury housing becomes affordable, with historic examples in Portland.

With very few new projects submitted to-date under the city’s new inclusionary zoning ordinance, BikePortland looked at Urban Development Group’s plans to swap parking for affordable housing at 2548 SE Ankeny St, 316 NE 28th Ave and 2789 NE Halsey St.

The Portland Tribune reported on slips in the schedule for two city initiatives designed to tackle housing affordability: adoption of the Residential Infill Project, which is now delayed until late 2018; and spending of the voter approved affordable housing bond.

Metro Reports: 2505 NE Pacific, 1525 SW Market, Redfox Commons, and more

The Redfox Commons will be located at the former Freeman Factory site in NW Portland. The existing buildings will be converted into approximately 60,000 sq ft of creative office space.

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 Mackenzie for a project at 1039 NE Stafford St:

Current Code- re develop site for self-storage.

Early Assistance has been requested by Security Properties for a project at 2505 NE Pacific St:

Review is for new code. Demolition and redevelopment of Pepsi distribution facilities w/4-5 mixed use buildings. Potential uses include parking, retail, housing, office and senior housing.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1525 SW Market St:

Review is for the current code. Proposal is for a multi-family apartment development and associated parking. Central City Design District. Central City – Goose Hollow Plan District.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Scott Edwards Architecture for an addition to the Hotel Monaco:

Review is for current code. Proposed 4,500 sf bar/lounge addition with an approx. 5,000 sf outdoor deck and replacement of aging HVAC equipment located on the roof of the 10-story building currently occupied as the Hotel Monaco Portland. Stormwater management system TBD per COP BES requirements. Central City Design District. Central City Downtown Plan District.

A project at 2626 SE 122nd Ave has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Baysinger Partners:

Proposal for construction of a fast food pad building with two Adjustments. 1) to 33.266.130.C.b, Frontage Limitation for on-site vehicle areas along a transit street. 2) to 33.130.215.C(2d), Maximum setback on a transit street.

The Redfox Commons at 2638 NW Wilson St and 2034 NW 27th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Lever Architecture:

Addition & change of occupancy from S to B; connet two buildings with breezeway. Replace mezzanines in both with new second floors.

A project at 442 NE Jessup St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3-story, 15 unit apartment building with attached trash room on 1st floor

A building permit was issued for a project at 485 SE 14th Ave (previously 1335 SE Stark St):

New construction-new 4story multi-family apartment building containing 39 units and an enclosed parking garage on leve 1, structure type VA wood framed. Interior trash room. Mechanical permit to be DFS

A building permit was issued for a project at 2919 SE Division St:

New 4 story, 20 unit apartment building with onsite stormwater planter