Weekly Roundup: N Williams Center, Morningstar at Laurelhurst, OMSI Masterplan, and more

N Williams Center
The 5-story N Williams Center will include 60 units of affordable housing, with 40 of the units reserved for people who make 30 percent or less than the area median income.

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 March 18th to March 24th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 701 NE 7th Ave:

New 7-story mixed-use project to include two levels of parking and a mix of studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units (480 units in total proposed). Ground floor includes parking, retail and residential amenities such as a residential lounge, fitness area, leasing offices, bike storage, and pet area/wash. Proposed stormwater disposal will connect to public sewer.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Morningstar at Laurelhurst, located at 3150 NE Sandy Blvd:

The five-story development has assisted living and memory care units in a single building each caring for the specific needs of its residents. A total of 113 units is proposed. Structured parking with approximately 70 parking spaces is proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3675 SW Troy St:

49 unit apartment building including 5 live/work units.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by ZGF Architects to discuss the OMSI Masterplan:

OMSI is working on a CCMP, and hopes to have it approved by the end of 2019.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 7606 SE Flavel St:

Multi-family planned development on existing site wit a total of 22 multi-family units and 2 existing single-family dwellings ( with an ADU to be added – Option 1). 16 new multi-family units, 4-6 units with a garage (depending on option). Parking for other new units to be provided in parking lot. Existing 6-plex to remain with existing parking to remain.

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for the renovation of the former Premier Gear & Machine Works building at 1715 NW 17th Ave:

Core and shell upgrades to the existing building including seismic, roof replacement, new skylights, interior stairs, new elevator and addition of a second level inside the existing building footprint.

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the N Williams Center at 2140 N Williams Ave:

New 5 story Type III B affordable family apartment building

Revised Concept for Lloyd Theater Addition Receives Design Advice (images)

A revised concept for a theater addition to the Lloyd Center has been presented to the Design Commission. The proposal would include the construction of a new 70,000 sq ft theater building with 13 screens. The existing 145,000 sq ft east anchor building, most recently occupied by Sears, would be renovated for office use. The project is being designed by LDA Design Group of Burbank, California, with landscape architects 505 Design.

Lloyd Theater Addition
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Weekly Roundup: Vibrant!, Gladys McCoy, Providence Park, and more

NW 14th & Raleigh
The 93-unit Vibrant! development at NW 14th & Raleigh has opened. The building includes 40 units dedicated to formerly homeless individuals and families, with the rest of the 93 units available to those earning 30, 50 and 60 percent of area median income.

The 12-story Vibrant! affordable housing development opened in the Pearl*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce. The quarter block tower was designed by Salazar Architect and LRS Architects for Innovative Housing Inc.

Multnomah County celebrated the opening of the Gladys McCoy Health Department Headquarters.

The Portland Timbers website published “Soccer and Witchcraft“, an interview architect Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works about designing the Providence Park Expansion.

A dedication ceremony was held for the skybridge which connects the OHSU Center for Health and Healing South to the original building, reports the Portland Business Journal. The bridge is dedicated to former OHSU patient Rhoni Wiswall, who passed away from pancreatic cancer.

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Metro Reports: Findley Commons, 1120 SE Morrison, 3733 N Williams, and more

According to the Portland Housing Bureau, Findley Commons will redevelop parking lot space at St. Mark’s church to create 38 units of Supportive Housing focused on underserved veterans.

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 March 11th to March 17th, 2019. 

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects and Mill Creek Residential Trust for a project at 1120 SE Morrison St:

The proposal is for a 7-story market rate apartment building of approximately 230 units with 2 levels of below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3733 N Williams Ave:

Proposl is for two four-story apartment buildings, one with 17 units and one with 13 units and ground floor retail. Drywell proposed in shared courtyard. Hoping to meet community design standards

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for Findley Commons at 5415 SE Powell Blvd:

Findley Commons will provide 36 previously homeless Veterans with safe, stable, and supportive housing with the planned 100% affordable 20, one-bedroom and 16, single room occupancy (SRO) units. The building will feature an elevator, a vast 2,1000 sf community area and service delivery space, and energy efficient appliances and fixtures. the units are in a single building with two and three stories in height. The zoning is CM2 / R2a and the intent is to conform to the Community Design Standards. Parking for the project and the existing church will include 34 spaces. Amenities include onsite laundry facilities, bicycle parking, shared kitchen, support offices, outdoor patio and storage.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Scotia Western States Housing for a project at 1325 SW Gibbs St:

The proposed project is a 30-unit multifamily project across approximately 24,000 sf of living space and 4 stories of living space above one level of parking garage on the R-1 portion of the site. Amenity bonuses will be utilized to obtain the full allowable 30 units. The entire multifamily and parking development twill be limited to the existing parking lot area on the R-1 zoned parcel.

The units will be one bedroom units. The R-7 portion of the site wil have the existing improvements (an 8,000 sf assisted living facility) demolished and replaced with 2 duplexes (4 units total). All proposed development will be within the current parking lot/building area and the setbacks will all be within the zoning regulations of the base zones.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Doug Circosta Architect Housing for a project at 14507 E Burnside St:

Proposal is for new construction of a four story apartment building which will be approximately 69,500 SF with 76 dwelling units and a new 21 stall surface parking lot. The applicant plans to meet community design standards.

A structural permit was issued to Lever Architecture for the South Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – Structure for a new 4-story building (South Building) of mass timber construction built on top of an existing 3-story parking garage. Work includes steel buckling-restrained braced frames, elevator, and stairs at the core of the new building and an OSSC seismic upgrade of the existing parking garage. The existing parking garage also supports two existing buildings (E & F) and is structurally connected to the garage being built to the north under permit #18-188494-STR-01-CO.

A building permits was issued for a building at 6331 SW Canyon Ct:

Building 2 – 72 units, 4 stories of living over 2 stories of structured parking

A building permit was issued to City Craft Development for a project at 4626 N Maryland Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with 30 units, with site improvements, interior trash rooms; 8 ft fence

Weekly Roundup: Lexus Dealership, Block 76 West, De La Salle North Catholic High School, and more

Block 76 West
Block 76 West is under construction at the Burnside Bridgehead. The building will include retail space at the lower floors and office space above.

The International Mass Timber Conference is coming to Portland this week, reports the Business Tribune. The keynote speaker will be Paul Williamson, Managing Director, Modular Housing for Swan Housing in the UK.

The Burnside bridgehead building boom* continues with Block 76 West, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce. The five-story mixed-use building is being framed with Cross-Lamintated Timber, which has resulted in time savings of “several months”.

The Residential Infill Project, which would re-legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes on almost all lots in Portland, passed the Planning and Sustainability Commission on Tuesday. Earlier in the week the Oregonian had reported on questions about how many new units of housing the project will deliver, and where in the city they will be built.

De La Salle North Catholic High School has found a new home at the southeast corner of NE 42nd and Killingsworth, reports The Skanner. A signed letter of intent give the school “a 50-year lease with two 25-year extensions.”

A large Lexus Dealership is coming to 3075 NE Sandy Blvd, reports KGW. The four story building will include an independent coffee shop on the ground floor with more showroom space on the second and third floors.

KATU reported that advocates for renters say developer behind the Norway I & II apartments at 6770 N Maryland Ave and 6780 N Maryland Ave is “using affordable [a] housing law loophole“.

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Metro Reports: Joe Etzel Field, 5115 SE Woodstock, 4931 NE 33rd, and more

A building permit is under review for the renovation of the University of Portland’s Joe Etzel Field.

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 
March 4th to March 10th, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at5115 SE Woodstock Blvd:

Project consisting of a 30 unit 4 story wood framed apartment building. The stormwater will be piped to drywells per SW-180 that will allow the water to infiltrate into the soil on site

Early Assistance has been requested by Atelier Siletz Architecture for a project at 526 SE 128th Ave:

Construct 2 new 3-story, wood framed, apartment buildings, to contain 14 units; a total of 28 units for the entire project (8 studios, 20, 1-bedrooms). There will be +/-5 new parking spots in front of the existing house, the exisitng house is to remain. There will also be a new 6′ walkway from the front of the property to the new buildings

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4931 NE 33rd Ave:

Rehab of existing building and construction of new, mixed use commercial building in vacant lot. Leave existing building stormwater system unchanged. Stormwater for new lot to be handled onsite.

Early Assistance has been requested by HBX Studio Architecture for a project at 6221 SW Hood Ave:

Exploration of future development options, with the aim of maximizing development of the site. All stormwater to be handled on site

The University of Portland Joe Etzel Field renovation has been submitted for building permit review by SRG Partnership:

New seating and amenities for Joe Etzel field to include: press box, concessions, seating and restrooms. Meeting room, associated sitework and new landscaping between chiles center and stadium

Building permits were issued to Brett Schulz Architect for the Norway I & II apartments at 6770 N Maryland Ave and 6780 N Maryland Ave (previously 1340 N Dekum St):

New 3 story 15 unit apartment building to include 5 dwelling units per floor

New 3 story 15 unit apartment building to include 5 dwelling units per floor

Modera Nicolai Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the Modera Nicolai, a six-story residential building designed by SERA Architects for Mill Creek Residential Trust. The building will include approximately 200 residential units and below grade parking. The development would be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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The Landing at Macadam Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the Landing at Macadam, a four block development proposal in South Waterfront. The project, being designed by HLR Architects for Alamo Manhattan, would include 1,079 residential units, 926 vehicular parking spaces and 27,259 sq ft of retail.

The development would be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

The Landing at Macadam
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Metro Reports: Portland Boathouse, Big Leaf Apartments, De La Salle North Catholic High School, and more

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 February 25th to March 3rd, 2019. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 8205 SW Barbur Blvd:

269 unit apartments & 10,000sf of retail. Will pay fee in lieu for IZ or comply with IZ req. Sanitary sewer and stormwater will be per BES/PBOT expecting more info from this EA.

Early Assistance has been requested by Fieldwork Design for a project at 1306 N Prescott St:

Six-unit addition to an existing tri-plex. The building will be organized with three studio apartments at the ground level and three two-story, two-bedroom apartments above. Primary entries to the new units will be along the east face of the building, connecting to the path serving the existing units. Outdoor areas will be provided at both the east and west facades.

Early Assistance has been requested to discuss locating the Portland Boathouse at 306 SE Ivon St:

Develop two separate sites (one interim – one permanent) to house the Portland Boathouse and their various river-dependent programs and activities.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss relocating De La Salle North Catholic High School to 4317 NE Emerson St:

Relocate De La Salle North High School to the existing St. Charles Church facility and add an approximately 20,000 sf building onto the site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1111 NW 23rd Ave:

New single story retail building; renovate two existing buildings for misc retail tenants: new enlarged storefront, unreinforced masonry mitigation, upgraded services and addition of sprinklers.

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for The Big Leaf Apartments at 1415 N Dekum St (formerly 6805 N Maryland Ave):

Construct 3 story (18) unit apartment building with associated site work

Weekly Roundup: 5 MLK, Powellhurst Place, Garden Park Estates, and more

5 MLK
The concrete work at 5 MLK is expected to be complete in September. The 200′ tall building will include approximately 112,000 sq ft of office space, 220 residential apartments and 14,000 sq ft of retail space.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about construction of 5 MLK, the latest piece of the Burnside Bridgehead puzzle.*

The City Council will vote this summer on whether to expand bicycle parking requirements for new development, writes the Willamette Week.

The Portland Housing Bureau announced funding for two affordable developments in East Portland, totaling 126 new units. Powellhurst Place at 5403 SE 122nd Ave will consist of 65 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The 63 apartments at the Garden Park Estates at 3124-3234 SE 136th Ave will be rehabilitated or completely replaced, with 61 new apartments added.

Governor Brown signed the nation’s first statewide rent control law, reports the Oregonian. The law, which comes into effect immediately, caps rent increases in units over 15 years old at 7 percent plus inflation.

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