Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Vista Pearl

The Block 20 condominium tower, now known as Vista Pearl, was the subject of our most popular post of the year

2017 is the third full year Next Portland has been in operation. Although the onset of Inclusionary Zoning has slowed down the number of new applications submitted, there was a lot to write about in 2017 while the projects submitted in late last year and early this year worked their way through the development review process.

Over the course of the year we published 176 new blog posts, and our development map now has over 1,000 unique projects listed (including completed and cancelled projects). In 2017 Next Portland had over 900,000 page views, a slight increase from the previous year.

Sixteen of the articles that made the top 25 most viewed posts were published this year; seven were published in 2016; and one was published in 2015. Our second most popular article from the 2015 list and fourth most popular article from the 2016 list—about the Goat Blocks—was still the fifteenth most popular article of 2017 despite having been written in December 2014. The 2016 roundup of the tallest buildings planned in 2016 was the third most popular article of the year, and although there wasn’t an equivalent list published in 2017 we hope to write one in early 2018.

So, with that Happy New Year to all. In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

25. Landmarks Commission approves WorldMark on Naito (images)
24. Landmarks Commission offers advice on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 (images)
23. 13th & Burnside Mixed Use Receives Design Advice (images)
22. Modera Glisan approved by Design Commission (images)
21. Carbon12, an 8 story wood building, proposed for N Williams
20. 5 MLK Approved by Design Commission (images)
19. 5 MLK Reviewed by Design Commission (images)
18. Design Commission approves 3rd & Taylor office (images)
17. Under Construction: OHSU CHH South and Rood Family Pavilion (images)
16. Moxy Hotel receives Design Advice (images)
15. LOCA @ the Goat Blocks (images)
14. Design Commission approves the Press Blocks (images)
13. Design Commission Approves Apartments at 306 SE 8th Ave (images)
12. Design Commission Approves Eleven West (Images)
11. Fremont Place Tower receives Design Advice (images)
10. Ankeny Apartments denied by Design Commission (images)
9. Providence Park Expansion Goes Before Design Commission (images)
8. Under Construction: Pearl Block 136 (images)
7. Focus: 33 Affordable Housing Developments Planned for Portland (images)
6. Under Construction: The Field Office (images)
5. Design Reviewed for High-Rise Timber Building Framework (images)
4. Under Construction: The Porter hotel (images)
3. Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)
2. Providence Park Expansion Approved (images)
1. Under Construction: Block 20 Condominium Tower (images)

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