Weekly Roundup: Food Cart Block, Adidas Campus Expansion, Taylor Works, and more

The Adidas Campus Expansion will include a building at N Delaware and N Sumner, and a relocated vehicular entry from N Greeley Ave

The Oregonian reported on plans to redevelop a site at 936 SW Washington Stcurrently home to Portland’s largest and best known food cart pod—with a 33-story tower, which would include office space, hotel rooms and apartments. The site is currently owned by the Goodman family, who the Daily Journal of Commerce reports have projects aplenty in progress.* Other current developments of theirs include 230 AshEleven West, and the Moxy Hotel.

The Portland Business Journal has the latest information on OMSI‘s ambitious Central Eastside expansion ambitions.

The Willamette Week covered the City’s annual State of Housing in Portland report, which includes some hope for struggling renters.

The Portland Business Journal reported that neighbors are opposing the Adidas Campus Expansion plans in North Portland. The Portland Design Commission has however shown early support for the proposal.

Portland Public Schools has “thrown a curveball” at the Portland Diamond Project‘s plans for an MLB stadium in the Rose Quarter, reports the Willamette Week. The Portland Business Journal reports that the group behind the project isn’t vexed by the proposed bidding process for the site.

The Urban Works Real Estate blog published construction updates on the Taylor Works Building at SE 2nd & Taylor, which is undergoing a major renovation and alteration.

The Business Tribune wrote about Continuum Partners, the developer that has been chosen to lead the Broadway Corridor redevelopment.

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Metro Reports: 7054 N Montana, 3917 N Mississippi, 1014 NE Alberta, and more

Building permits were issued for a 12-unit development on N Montana, designed by Architecture Building Culture

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. This post covers April 16th to April 22nd, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by EPR Design for a project at 1014 NE Alberta St:

Current code: There are no code changes to this site. Proposal is to demolish the existing single family detached hom to construct a new three story, 6 unit apartment house with associated site work. No parking is proposed for this site. The project will utilize voluntary inclusionary housing and amenity bonus options to increase density to six units.

A project at 6826 N Greenwich Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Icon Architecture/Planning:

New construction of 3-story, 9 unit multi family residence with a rooftop deck.***

Building permits were issued to Architecture Building Culture for a project with two buildings at 7054 N Montana Ave (formerly 7026 N Montana Ave):

Building A – new 3-story, 6-unit apartment building with covered trash enclosure under 150 sf.***DFS steel stair***separate fire sprinklers***

Building B – new 3-story, 6-unit apartment building.***DFS steel stair***separate fire sprinklers***

A building permit was issued to Integrate Architecture & Planning for a project at 3917 N Mississippi Ave:

Shell permit – new 3,799 s.f. two story building at south side of existing commercial building, includes patio areas, two new toilet rooms, and attached trash enclosure

Clay + Tiffany Student Housing Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Clay + Tiffany Apartments, a 163′-10″ tall student housing tower being developed by non-profit College Housing Northwest (CHNW) in collaboration with Mainland Northwest, LLC.  The sixteen story building, designed by SERA Architects, will include 259 “group living” studio apartments with shared kitchens. A 1,200 sq ft retail space is proposed at the ground level. No vehicular parking parking is proposed. 393 long-term bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

Clay + Tiffany Apartments

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Weekly Roundup: Portland Diamond Project, 126 NE Alberta, 1727 NW Hoyt, and more

A proposed development at 1727 NW Hoyt St, designed by Carleton Hart Architecture for Northwest Housing Alternatives, would include 149 units of affordable housing.

The Oregonian reported that the management group behind the Portland Diamond Project, which hopes to bring Major League Baseball to the city, have put in offers for two sites: the Portland Public Schools Blanchard Education Service Center near the Rose Quarter and the Esco Industrial site in Northwest Portland. The paper also reported that the group has spent $30,000 lobbying city hall to date. The Willamette Week reported that the offer to PPS would include giving the school district the former Banfield Pet Hospital Headquarters on 82nd Avenue.

History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered wrote about how the threat of a large apartment building at 1727 NW Hoyt St has led one neighbor to dig deep into history.

Portland for Everyone wrote about how an upzone at 126 NE Alberta St would turn a parking lot into 50 below-market-rate homes. An op-ed in the Oregonian described the proposal as the “21st-century version of red-lining“.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on plans for to build the Oregon Harbor of Hope homeless shelter at the Broadway Bridge. The proposal is latest in a number of plans for the site*, which have included One Waterfront Place and the Broadway Bridge-Naito Parkway Apartments. In an article about the project the Portland Tribune revealed that plans for a shelter in an existing building at 320 NW Hoyt St have now been abandoned due to the high costs of converting the building to a new use.

OPB reported on Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative Inc’s plans to plans to bring African-American families back to North Portland.

The Portland Business Journal published a visual tour of CENTRL Office’s latest space in the 12th & Morrison office building.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published construction photos of the Redfox Commons.  The project involves the conversion of the Old Freeman Factory in Northwest Portland into creative office space.

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Metro Reports: Four+Montgomery, SW 3rd & Ash, St John Fisher Parish, and more

The PSU Four+Montgomery project, as shown to the Design Commission

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. This post covers April 9th to April 15th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 1715 SW Salmon St:

7-story mixed use building (177 units) with 8,800 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Twenty-seven parking spaces are proposed with access from SW 17th. Two loading spaces are proposed in the structured parking area.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 111 NE Killingsworth St:

Current code: Proposal is for 5 unit condominiums.

Early Assistance has been requested by Habit for Humanity for a project at 8124 N Interstate Ave:

More than likely – future code -with not a lot of impact to the site/project by the changes: New construction of 30 units of multi-dwelling housing development. It will be two (2) 3-story buildings to be constructed in two phases. All units will be sold as permanently affordable condo through the City of Portland preference policy. This project is to move through the GATR fast-track process with oversight from PHB.

The PSU Four+Montgomery building at 401 SW Harrison St has been submitted for Type III Design Review and Type III Conditional Use Review by SRG Partnership:

Construction of new 7-story, 174,000 sq ft classroom/lab/office building. See concurrent DZM, AD review (case # is: LU 18-151941 DZM, AD).

Construction of new 7-story, 174,000 sq ft classroom/lab/office building. See concurrent Conditional Use Case (LU 18-151969).

A project at 5055 N Greeley Ave at the Adidas Campus has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Hacker Architects:

The project proposes a new structure (identified as the “Intersection”) located between two existing buildings (Identified as Buildings B and C) on the Adidas campus. The proposal also includes a new pedestrian plaza along N Greeley Ave.

A project at 7661 SW Capitol Highway has been submitted for building permit review:

Four story 39 unit mixed use building with ground floor commercial shell.

A building permit was issued to Soderstrom Architects for an addition to St John Fisher Parish at 4567 SW Nevada St:

Addition to existing building to add new parish hall; renovation of existing rectory (R3 occupancy); new site improvements include parking, landscape and storm water facility

A building permit was issued to FFA Architecture & Interiors for the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park Renovation:

Addition to existing parking garage; stair and elevator towers to be removed in all 4 corners; stairs and elevators to be replaced at 2 corners; retail additions at 2 corners; maintain occupancy of parking garage and parking enforcement office during construction. Reconfigure first floor layout including partitions for shell tenant spaces and addition to first floor shell tenant spaces at northeast and southwest corners. Repair and maintenance throughout parking levels. Accessibility upgrades. ***mechanical permit separate***

A structural permit was issued to GBD Architects for SW 3rd & Ash:

STR 01 – Partial permit for excavation, shoring, foundation, structural shell through level 2 and all under slab and perimeter utility for the project. One level below parking with 6 stories above grade

A building permit was issued for a project at 1610 SE Tacoma St:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached trash enclosure, includes associated sitework *** w/ 17-264915-MT ***

A shoring permit was issued for a project at 6315 SW Canyon Ct:

Partial permit for temporary shoring wall and mass grading for Buildings 1, 2 & 4

A building permit was issued to Scott Edward Architecture for a project at 5905 SE Belmont St:

New single story dental clinic and surrounding site improvements; shell only.

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for a project at 2922 SE 82nd Ave:

Construct new 3-story self storage building; 1st floor. 3 separate future tenant spaces and storage; 2nd & 3rd floor storage only; and associated site work *** mechanical permit 17-196247mt ***

Design Commission Upholds Approval of St Johns Central Lofts (images)

The Design Commission has upheld the approval of the Central Lofts, against an appeal by the St Johns Neighborhood Association. The four story building, designed by Jones Architecture for owner Farid Bolour, will include 30 residential units over ground floor retail. The building will include 37 long-term bicycle parking stalls. No vehicular parking is proposed.

St Johns Central Lofts

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Weekly Roundup: TwentyTwenty, Oregon Harbor of Hope, PSU Viking Pavilion, and more

The TwentyTwenty Condominiums in Sullivan’s Gulch will include 162 units

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about Hacker, the architecture firm taking “wood to the next level“*. Next year firm will move into a new office framed with cross-laminated timber that they designed at 525 SE MLK.

A sponsored post at the Oregonian covered the TwentyTwenty Condominiums, currently under construction at 1177 NE 21st Ave. The building is one of only two large condominium developments currently under construction in Portland.

The Oregonian reported that Prosper Portland chose Denver based Continuum as the master developer for the Broadway Corridor. The project will include the redevelop of the main post office site in the Pearl.

Prosper Portland is in negotiations to sell the Centennial Mills site to Texas based developer Lynd Corporate, reports the Oregonian.

KOIN reported on a zoning proposal that would enable a developer to build affordable housing on the parking lot at 126 NE Alberta St, which has neighbors concerned.

After three decades at the city and nine years leading the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Susan Anderson will be stepping down from her role at the City of Portland, reports the Willamette Week.

Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle plans to contribute $1.5 million to help build the Oregon Harbor of Hope at a site at the Broadway Bridge, reports the Oregonian. The Willamette Week wrote about five key facts about the press conference that brings developer Homer Williams to closer to building a homeless shelter.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the finished PSU Viking Pavilion.

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Metro Reports: The Canyons, Jantzen Apartments, 1313 E Burnside, and more

A building permit is under review for The Canyons, a 70-unit senior housing concept that intends to builds partnerships with local businesses, makes it easier for residents to age in place.

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. This post covers April 2nd to April 8th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 431 NE Church St:

Future code: Construction of a new 19-unit apartment building. Using Community Design Standards

A project at 815 W Burnside St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Construction of 7-story, mixed use (144 unit) apartment building and commercial development. Two modifications requested. One is for the ground floor window standard and the other for the ground floor active use standard.

The Canyons at 19 NE Ivy St has been submitted for building permit review by PATH Architecture:

New 6 story, 70 unit multifamily apartment building with ground floor to include retail and work spaces; basement to include amenities and parking; with associated sitework

A project at 3249 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review:

New multi-family 4-story building with 54 units and ground floor retail and parking. Includes site improvements and new retaining wall along n edge of property

A building permit was issued to GBD Architects for the PCC Child Development Center at 11900 SW 49th Ave:

New 2-story building for daycare: classroom and office space, mixed occupancy B and E; new pedestrian walkway connection to 2 existing buildings; title 24.85 triggered at (E): TI in ground floor of existing buildings, change of occupancy from B to E, replace exterior windows add new walls to reconfigure classrooms; and all associated site work

A building permit was issued to Baysinger Partners for a project at 4130 SE Division St:

New 4 story, 19 unit apartment building with onsite parking, includes associated sitework

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the Jantzen Apartments at 2050 NE Hoyt St:

New 6 story above grade with full basement. 212 apartments, 114 parking stalls, with retail, common space on ground floor

A building permit was issued to Encore Architects for a project at 1313 E Burnside St:

New, six-story plus basement, 211 unit apartment building and 5,000SF of commercial area with parking above and below grade for 127 vehicle spots (2 DEMO PERMITS on plans 17-240897-CO & 17-240898-CO)


550 SE MLK Approved By Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a mixed use building at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, which would include ground floor retail, 77 residential units and 63 long stay hotel rooms. The building is being designed by Works Progress Architecture, and will rise to a height of 94’-3” and 8 stories.  The hotel will operate under the same management as the neighboring Chamberlain Hotel, a historic building that is set to undergo a separate renovation. The project is being developed in collaboration by Urban Development + Partners and Beam Development. One level of underground parking would provide 39 vehicular parking spaces. 122 long term bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

550 SE MLK - Chamberlain Hotel

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Weekly Roundup: PSU Viking Pavilion, Fremont Place, Providence Park, and more

PSU Viking Pavilion

Construction has wrapped up on the PSU Viking Pavilion

In a 3-2 vote the City Council re-opened the door for approval of the Fremont Place Apartments, according to the Oregonian.  The Northwest Examiner asked why the issue was all about protecting views of the Fremont Bridge… until it was not?

The Business Tribune reported that the Bridgetown Lofts have been sold to Madison Park Financial Corporation for $55 million.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the affordable housing under construction at NW 14th & Raleigh in the Pearl.

Before its opening last week, the Oregonian had a sneak peak at the PSU Viking Pavilion.

The Portland City Council voted to increase building heights on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 to 160′, reports the Portland Mercury.

Work is wrapping up* on first-phase of Providence Park Expansion, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce. The second phase is expected in time for the opening of the spring 2019 MLS season.

Portland Monthly looked at Carbon 12the new condo tower that “is both sustainable and seismically strong.”

Portland Architecture talked with Carrie Strickland about the new era at Works Progress Architecture.

The Willamette Week reported that the Oregon ballot measure to fix housing finance prohibition has passed its first milestone.

The Oregonian reported on the Mayor’s conclusion that efforts to aid Portland’s black neighborhoods are an “abject failure”.

According to the Portland Business Journal Hilton has throw open the doors of its newest Portland luxury hotel, The Porter.

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