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 May 4th, 2020 to May 10th, 2020.
Early Assistance has been requested by Quilici Architecture & Design for a project at 6825 SW 45th Ave:
The Gabriel is a new 121 unit apartment building with 112 parking spaces. The building will be 4 stories of wood frame construction over 1 story of concrete construction. Levels 1-4 will be wood frame and contain residential uses. The basement parking level will be concrete and contain parking and 2 residential units. The ground floor (Level 1) includes the entry lobby and common area spaces. The building will have full automatic sprinkler systems with fire protection as prescribed by code.
Early Assistance has been requested by Koble Creative Architecture for a project at 1460 NE Prescott St:
New three-story mixed-use building and associated site improvements on occupied lot.
A Pre-Application Conference has been schedule by Emerick Architects to discuss the Mann House at 1021 NE 33rd Ave:
The conversion of an existing 51,000sf historic group-living complex into an affordable housing complex. With a new 36,000sf addition and a future, 32,000sf stand alone building to be added to the
site, a total of 128 new affordable housing units will be created. New dry wells and stormwater basins will be added to the site for on-site stormwater filtration.
Cathedral Village at 8614 N Crawford Street has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by MWA Architects:
100-day review timeline. Adjustment requested to 33.130.222, Maximum Building Length, to allow the required 7′ porch to have its roof extend into the required 20′ setback. Adjustment requested to 33.130.242, Transit Street Main Entrance, for an entrance required every 200′ of building length. Cathedral Village Apartments, 4-story apartment building with 110 affordable family apartments. The unit mix will be (11) 3-bedrooms, (45) 2-bedrooms, (37) 1-bedrooms and (17) studios. There will be resident services on the ground floor and 37 parking spaces. There is a basement level at the NW corner of the building that will house bike parking and storage.
A building permit was issued to Waechter Architecture for a project at 4224 N Mississippi Ave:
New 3 story mixed use building, group B offices on first and second floor, (1) R-3 apartment on third floor, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit separate ***
Buildings permits were issued for buildings on the University of Portland Franz Campus (also known as the River Campus) at 6210, 6320 and 6350 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 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
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
While the Mann House additions is a worthy project, I am disappointed that PBOT apparently dropped their earlier requirement for a street dedication to extend Holladay along the south edge of the site. Laurelhurst neighbors, not usually known for their magnanimity, claimed the street would “kill the project”. In fact, the south building could have been moved 50′ north to accommodate it. But what would be lost is some net parking spaces (although some could have been on the new street). One wonders if the neighbors were more concerned about cut-through traffic or on-street parking, than they let on.
The new street connection would have benefitted walkers and cyclists, removing 4 blocks of out-of-direction travel, to use Oregon St. And might have also better served emergency services.
In other loss-of-connectivity news, 6825 SW 45th seals the complete erasure of three blocks of public ROW, first by vacation of SW 46th from California to Vermont (with promise of a pedestrian pathway instead), then closure of half-block of Florida west of 46th (also promised pedestrian path). I now see the remaining half block of Florida is also gone, and this project will cover that amenity-rich 1.5 blocks of land near the Vermont/45th corner. No evidence of the promised walkways (altho they may still be included).
Doug, I so appreciate your attention to loss of public right of way. Nearly always, the sacrifice of public land to private interests is a net loss to the general good of the community. Another example is what the Lloyd Center did to what could have been a vital inner city neighborhood. Many blocks of north-south street connections were lost to that uber development. In a good city priority is given to local residents, small businesses, walkers, and bicyclists.
too bad the 1460 NE Prescott St project didn’t include some commercial to replace what it is removing. I love these small retail spots in neighborhoods, but it seems to help if there is a cluster. Hopefully this new housing and loss of retail space will not hurt the businesses across the street
The project description is “mixed-use” so presumably it will have retail on the ground floor.