This week Next Portland had its fifth birthday. Since November 2014 we have published over a thousand posts, many of which are about projects that are now complete or under construction. Today, we wanted to look back at some of the unbuilt projects we’ve written about over the years.Read More
Monthly Archives: November 2019
Weekly Roundup: 10th & Yamhill, Westwind Apartments and Hyatt Place
Popular sneaker shop Compound Gallery is relocating to the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park—despite city policies to encourage retail in Old Town / Chinatown, reports Willamette Week.
The Portland Business Journal looked at Central City Concern’s plans for the redevelopment of the Westwind Apartments in Old Town. The new 7-story building will include 100 units of affordable housing.
Despite opposition from neighbors, the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences appears to be heading towards approval*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.
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Metro Reports: New Market Theater, Northwest Children’s Theater, University of Portland Franz Campus, 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 November 11th to November 17th, 2019.
Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker for a project at 1709 SE 3rd Ave:
New creative office development to be developed in 2 phases, as two distinct buildings. “Phase 3” is the renovation of an existing bow-string truss warehouse with basement level parking. “Phase 4” is a 6+ story mass timber office building over two levels of underground parking. This EA is to discuss the land division.
Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 1675 NE 41st Ave:
Build a new community building of 16 independent residences that provide mutual support, shared services, personal autonomy, security and ease of maintenance. There will be shared spaces for gathering, fitness, therapy, creation of art, enjoyment of art, meal prep and family-style dining.There will also be an on-site space for creative work: art therapy studio, music therapy studio, and display/gallery spaces.
Early Assistance has been requested by Quilici Architecture & Design for a renovation to the New Market Theater at 120 SW Ankeny St:
This project involves the renovation of retail spaces in ‘greenhouse’ structure of the New Market Theater. Options A, B and C are under consideration. Option A is least intensive and Option C the most. The project may include the reduction or elimination of existing parking, an increase of the retail area, and modifications to the exterior.
Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 5905 N Interstate Ave:
New 3-story, mixed use structure. 19 apartments units are proposed. the ground floor will contain 959 sf of commercial lease space along Interstate Ave. The project total square footage is 12,216. a drywell on the north end of the site will serve to dispose of stormwater.
Early Assistance has been requested by Lenity Architecture for a project at 3015 SE Berkeley Pl:
Construction of an approximately 150-suite retirement residence and other senior-related uses.
Early Assistance has been requested by Zody Architecture for a project at 10340 SE Division St:
The concept of this project is to construct a new assisted living and memory care community to serve the local residents of the community. the project is currently envisioned to house between 90-120 residents. An existing medical office building will be replaced as part of the project and two residential homes will be demolished. The current concept design houses memory care on the first floor and assisted living on two upper floors. A basement level will provide support services.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project for the Northwest Children’s Theater at 2135 NW 29th Ave:
Performance and education facility for Northwest Children’s Theater. One level of partially-below-grade parking; two levels of performance, edcuation, and administrative space above. Combination of stormwater planters and eco-roof being considered; assume no infiltration allowed due to fill.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at Con-way Block 292 East at the southwest corner of NW Savier & 20th:
6 story market rate senior apartment building with 186 residential units and basement parking. Stormwater disposal will occur through drywells in the pedestrian way.
Buildings permits are under review for buildings on the University of Portland Franz Campus (also known as the River Campus) at 5828 N Van Houten Pl:
Track & Field complex including a 523 seat covered Grandstand (Part C on Plans): Construction of a new Collegiate Track & Field Facility including 6 lighting poles. See Comments
New single story, slab on grade, 46,682 sf physical plant with related mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and site work. Type II B Non-combustible construction, fully fire sprinklered. Separate PT and ET required. See Comments
New 12,880 sf Boathouse and Environmental Lab building w/ 2,389 sf mezzanine. Work includes utility infrastructure, stormwater facilities, grading, paving, sitework & site lighting, and Greenway trail. See Comments
A building permit was issued for a project at 4415 SE 61st Ave:
New 3 story, 9 unit apartment building with associated site work, and attached trash enclosure with recycle area; short term bike racks; no onsite parking
Weekly Roundup: Centennial Place Apartments, Louisa Flowers, Eleven West, and more
The 24-story Eleven West tower has netted investment from Cresset Capital, reports the Portland Business Journal.
Local leaders celebrated the opening of the Louisa Flowers (previously known as Block 45), reports KATU. The building is the largest affordable housing development to be built in Portland for 50 years.
BikePortland wrote about the first hearing in front of City Council for a project that will update Portland’s bicycle parking code.
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare plans to develop 71 units of affordable housing as part of the Centennial Place Apartments at 3800 SE 164th Ave, writes the Portland Business Journal.
Bora Architecture’s renovation of the Meier & Frank Building won two awards at the 2019 International Interior Design Association Oregon Design Excellence Awards, writes the Business Tribune.
Metro Reports: Westwind Apartments, Las Adelitas, Holden of Pearl, 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 November 4th to November 10th, 2019.
Early Assistance has been requested by Salazar Architect for Las Adelitas at 6723 N Killingsworth St:
141-unit affordable housing building. Ground floor uses include offices, community room, head start classroom, event space courtyard, and plaza. Drywells are proposed for on-site stormwater disposal.
Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for Large Division at 11518 SE Division St:
Large Division will consist of 138 units of affordable housing, serving households at 30% and 60% Area Median Income (“AMI”). Seven (7) units will be set aside for Permanent Supportive Housing (“PSH”) intended to serve homeless households, or at risk of homelessness. The project will consist of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 416 sf to 1,028 sf.
Early Assistance has been requested by Reilly Signature Homes for a project at SW 18th & Mill St Terrace:
Development of new 4 story condo building with 10 condos, with parking on main level
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to discuss the redevelopment of the Westwind Apartments at 327 NW 6th Ave:
Construction of a new, 7 story, mixed-use building on a quarter block site. Project includes 70 transient housing units (SROs) with PHB funding, 30 studio apartments and Central City Concern offices and community spaces.
A Pre-Permit Zoning Plan Check has been requested for a project at 6814 N Greenwich Ave:
Two new 3 story multi-family buildings using Community Design Standards. Buildings include basements and L03 mezzanine. Building occupancy is R-2. No off street parking. Stormwater method utilizes on-site drywell.
Conway Block 291E, at the southwest corner of NW Raleigh & 20th, has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:
Block 219 East will be 6 story market rate apartment building with 200 residential units and basement parking in the Con-Way Master Plan area in the Northwest Plan District.
A project at 3106 SW 12th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Stewart Gordon Straus Architect:
New 4-story 34 unit apartment building with associated site work; onsite parking ***mechanical permit to be separate***
A building permit is under review for Kilpatrick II at 1408 N Kilpatrick St:
New construction of 18 housing units in a 3-story building on East portion of site. This is buildng 2 of 2. Building 1 was under 18-280322-CO. Utility and grading for entire site was under 18-280322-UTL-01-CO
A building permit is under review for the Holden of Pearl:
review w/ 19-212350-MT New 16 story tower with 3 story podium, courtyard, and 1 below grade level for parking. Building will be a senior living community with 110 units of R-2 occupancy independent senior living, 131 parking stalls in below-grade parking with total GSF of 296,500 with 42,000 of that amount being below-grade parking. Active uses will be provided along 13th Avenue (per 33.510.225).
An excavation and shoring permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Grand Avenue Mixed Use at 465 NE Davis St:
EXC 01 – Excavation and shoring permit
A building permit was issued for a project at 20 NE 60th Ave:
Construct new 4 story 14 unit apartment building with parking on main fl and associated site work
Weekly Roundup: Fariborz Maseeh Hall, Kellogg Middle School, Redfox Commons, and more
Portland Architecture wrote about the winners of this year’s American Institute of Architects’ Portland Architecture Awards. The Redfox Commons received a Honor Award; Tillamook Row received a 2030 Award for sustainability; the River District Navigation Center and Jarrett Street 12 were among the projects that received Merit Awards; Silica, the OHSU Center for Health and Healing South and the Oregon Conservation Center received Citation Awards; while 7 Southeast Stark received a Citation Award for an unbuilt project.
The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about another structural investment in education* at the Kellogg Middle School, where construction crews recently placed the first of 27 concrete tilt panels.
The Portland Business Journal took a look inside the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University, which is now open in Fariborz Maseeh Hall (formerly known as Neuberger Hall).
Portland Public Schools may wait until 2021 to ask for new construction bond, reports the Oregonian.
The Portland Mercury checked out KEX Portland, the “brand new design-focused social hotel.”
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Metro Reports: Broadway Corridor, Society 42, Findley Commons, 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 October 28th to November 3rd, 2019.
Early Assistance has been requested for a renovation and addition to the University of Portland Physical Plant Building:
Complete renovation of the Physical Plant building that will also include an extensive addition. A pedestrian plaza will replace the existing upper parking lot and connect to the main campus quad east of Shiley Hall. A few heritage trees will be preserved to help define public outdoor space. A new outdoor plaza space will be created on the west side of the building to support student project space and provide on grade access to Level 2. A new building mounted canopy is planned to create covered outdoor work space ouside the Adaptable Large Projects spaces on Level 1, on the north side of the building. Demolish much of Level 3 of the existing building and then expand it and build a new Level 4 on top. A new parking garage is proposed to be located along the west bluff, and will incorporate four levels of teired parking (accommodating 208 standard size parking stalls and 9 ADA sized stalls. This building also includes storage, electrical, and mechanical rooms on the lowest level.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Koble Creative Architecture to discuss a project at 232 NE 97th Ave:
A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a ten-story, 309,060 square foot mixed use building. There are approximately 317 residential units and 3,565 square feet of ground floor commercial space. A proposed new public street, NE Davis Street, would run east/west along the southern edge of the property. Below grade structured parking is proposed with 119 spaces. The access to the parking is from NE Davis.
The Broadway Corridor redevelopment has been submitted for a Type III Central City Master Plan:
Central City Master Plan with an adjustment requested to required active use zones on Lovejoy and Hoyt Streets.
Findley Commons at 5415 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for a Type III Conditional Use Review:
100-day Review Timeline. The applicant is proposing to construct a new residential structure that includes 20 multi-family units and 15 group living units and will reduce the parking area on the site from 50 spaces to 34 spaces. The applicant is also seeking a lot confirmation to establish four existing legal lots that would compose (and create) a discrete area for the residential project. Parking would be shared between the residential and church uses.
The Society 42 apartments at NE 42nd & Prescott have been submitted for building permit review by Koble Creative Architecture:
New 3 story apartments containing (3) dwelling units; (1) on each floor with (6) sleeping units on the main level; sleeping units have access to cooking facility in main level dwelling unit; interior trash enclosure; associated site work to include patio, landscaping and storm water management; no on site parking; new retaining wall along west and south property line
A building permit was issued to Architecture Building Culture for a project at 6712 N Montana Ave:
New 3 story, 11 unit apartment building. Main floor to include lobby, bike room, and 3 apartment units, 4 units each on 2nd floor and 3rd floor. Includes site work, landscaping, bike parking and covered trash area ***w/ 19-130244-MT***
A building permit was issued for a project at 7171 SE Knight St:
New construction of 3 story, 12-unit apartment building, includes associated sitework
Under Construction: The Canyons (images)
Construction is underway on The Canyons, a ageing-in-place housing concept that focuses on accessibility and barrier-free living. The is being developed by Kaiser Group, with design by sister company PATH Architecture. The development includes a main building with 70 residential units and ground floor retail, plus two smaller buildings with 11 “work units”. 35 vehicular parking spaces are provided in a below-grade garage. 88 bicycle parking spaces are proposed.Read More
Weekly Roundup: Glisan Apartments, KEX Portland, Premier Gear, and more
The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction progress at the Glisan Apartments, an affordable housing development in Gateway by Northwest Housing Alternatives.
Eater Portland took a sneak peak a menus for Icelandic-Northwestern restaurant Vivian at the Burnside bridgehead hostel KEX Portland.
A proposed change to the Portland Clean Energy Fund would exclude construction companies from the definition of “retail”, reports the Portland Mercury.
In its Design Annual Portland Monthly looked at how the Design Commission shapes Portland’s building boom, behind the scenes. In a Q & A the architect behind the new Lincoln High School describes how it will be a “very urban school, not unlike something you might find in Chicago or New York.”
The Business Tribune wrote about the Premier Gear & Machine Works in Slabtown, which is being transformed into creative office space.