Issues around the Green Loop still lingered at a second Design Advice Request meeting* for the Broadway Corridor, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.
KGW reported on the concerns of Pearl District neighbors around the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences at NW 12th and Flanders. The 23-story tower had its first Type III Design Review hearing last week.
A groundbreaking ceremony was conducted for 1715 SW Salmon, reports Multifamily News. The project will be the first building developed by Greystar in Portland.
The Business Tribune wrote about the first Design Review hearing for the Holden of Pearl, a proposed senior housing development at NW 13th & Quimby.
The latest proposal for the relocation of the 10th & Alder food carts is for 30 carts to relocate to Ankeny Square at SW Park and Ankeny, according to the Oregonian. The carts lost their former home to make way for the Block 216 tower. A previous plan would have seen them moved to the North Park Blocks.
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Density. Urban growth boundary doesn’t allow to build out so why not build up to house all the people moving here and residing here in the central city. Only makes sense
Taller doesn’t always equal more density. The taller you go, the more building space that is needed for elevators, utilities, emergency egress, etc. You also have more sun and wind exposure that cuts down on energy efficiency.
Point towers like Vancouver BC
They take less land to build and really do a good job with urban density. Only thing I would recommend is make the ground floor really active to the street level pedestrians..
What I’m wondering, Eric, is why you favor tallness as the answer to density over a flatter approach, a la Paris, Washington D.C., Barcelona, et al. I like that our city, for the most part distinguishes itself from most other modern American cities by opting for lower altitude, more human-scaled development. Our tree tops rise above most roof tops, which strikes me as respectful of our natural setting.
David: We could do that type of “flatter approach”. Paris, for instance has strict height limits in the older area that you’re thinking of (inside the Peripherique). Buildings there are limited to about 6 stories, and the entire area in a 3 mile radius from the center is a flat 6-story volume. We could do that in Portland, if we allowed 6 stories everywhere within 3 miles of downtown. So, as far east as 50th, as far north as Rosa Parks, 6 stories would be allowed everywhere, including Ladd’s addition, Laurelhurst, Irvington, and all residential and commercial areas. Then we wouldn’t need taller buildings in the center to get transit-supportive density.