Metro Reports: RiverPlace Redevelopment – Phase 1, Francis + Clare Place, Modera University District, and more

Design Advice was requested for the first phase of the RiverPlace Master Plan. The project would include a 30-story tower with 385 residential units on the site of the former RiverPlace Athletic Club.

Metro Reports have moved to Portland Maps Reports. Next Portland covers the highlights of the Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed each week. This post covers March 7th, 2022 to March 13th, 2022.

The RiverPlace Redevelopment – Phase 1 at 150 S Montgomery St was submitted for Design Advice and a Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

DAR for a new 30-story, multi-family high-rise development on the former Riverplace Athletic Club site, part of Phase 1/ Block 1 of the overall 8-acre site of the recently approved RiverPlace Central City Masterplan CCMS, located in the University District/ S. Downtown Subdistrict of the Central City Plan District. The Phase 1/Block 1 development preserves all existing housing in the Douglas Apartments and townhouse portions of the site.This proposal for the southern parcel of Block 1 will provide 329 dwelling units. Parking will be provided by utilizing unused existing spaces in the adjacent Douglas Apartments garage, which contains 385 stalls. 16,610 square feet of new public open area will be provided mid-block and to the south of the block.5 potential modifications include: Tower Floor Plate Size, Tower Floor Plate Dimensions, Eco-roof, Open Area Design and Ground Floor Windows.

DESGIN HEARING – Applicant is seeking Design Review approval for a new 30-story multi-family residential tower on former Riverplace Athletic Club (RAC) site. This development will be a Phase 1 of the in-process CCMP for the entire Riverplace site (LU 21-053731). This proposal will include approximately 325 residential units with parking provided by utilizing unused existing spaces in the adjacent Douglas Apartments garage. 16,610 square feet of new public open area will also be provided in two locations, in the middle of Block 1 and at the southern end of Block 1. These two open areas will provide public links from the Harbor Drive Trail on the west of the property to the new Street ¿A¿ as well as publicly accessible landscaped open space. Five (5) Modifications are requested:1.33.510.210.D.3.e Bonus heights, RiverPlace Height Opportunity Area. Request to allow an increased floor plate size from the allowed maximum 10,000 square feet to 12,500 square feet, above 100¿ in height.2.33.510.251.A.3.e Special building height corridors and tower orientation. Request to modify ¿north-south¿ from cardinal north-south to 90 degrees perpendicular to the easternly and westerly street grids west of the site.3.33.510.220 Ground Floor Windows, North Elevation – Request to reduce the ground floor window requirements from a minimum of 40 percent to 25 percent of the ground level wall areas.4.33.510.220 Ground Floor Windows, South Elevation – Request to reduce the ground floor window requirements from a minimum of 40 percent to 18 percent of the ground level wall areas.5.33.510.243 Ecoroofs. Request to reduce the eco-roof coverage requirements from 100 percent to 33 percent, with no ecoroof on the rooftop of the tower. A Design Review is required for new development within a Design Overlay zone in Central City Plan District per Section 33.420.041 of Title 33, Portland Zoning Code.

Early Assistance was requested by Holst Architecture for the Francis + Clare Place apartments at 1131 SE Oak St:

Permanent supportive housing development with 61 units and associated site improvements located in the EX zone with design overlay. Stormwater will be managed on site in accordance w/ BES standards. Note: The project is subject to a Type 3 DZ, but the applicant is choosing a Type 2 per footnote 2 Table 825-1.

Early Assistance was requested by TVA Architects for the reconfiguration of the Alder.9 Apartments at 888 Alder St:

9 Story mixed-use building with 159 units over ground floor retail. Stormwater treated via flow-through planters at second floor courtyard. 

Design Advice was requested by Master Development for the NE 7th Ave Apartments at 701 NE 7th Ave:

DZ HEARING – Design Advice Request for a proposed 15-story multifamily apartment building with 260 dwelling units on a half-block site in the Lloyd Subdistrict of the Central City Plan District. The ground floorof the building will provide resident amenities. The rooftop will have an amenity deck, amenityroom, and an ecoroof. Below grade parking is proposed with access from NE Irving St. OneModification to allow some parking spaces to be 7¿-9¿ wide may be proposed.

A Pre-Application Conference was scheduled by SERA Architects for the Modera University District at 1900 SW 5th Ave:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss a new 7-story multi-dwelling residential building with approximately 250 dwelling units. The project includes 2 stories of underground parking accessed from SW Hall St.

A project at 8141 SE Luther Rd (previously 7939 SE Luther Rd) was submitted for building permit review:

PDOX – new 3 story storage building w22-119109-CO **Mechanical separate**

A building permit was issued for a project at 7360 N Atlantic Ave:

New 2 story 4 unit apartment building with associated site work; trash enclosure less than 120 sf

Metro Reports: Con-way Block 290, Timberview, Multiple Pathways to Graduation, and more

Portland Public Schools’ Multiple Pathways to Graduation Building will be replace a parking lot east of Buckman Field.

Metro Reports have moved to Portland Maps Reports. Next Portland covers the highlights of the Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed each week. This post covers February 28th, 2022 to March 6th, 2022.

Early Assistance was requested by Convergence Architecture for a project West of 7410 N Chicago Ave:

New 3-story walk-up residential with 24 units and on-site parking, with detached structures for trash and long term bike parking.

Early Assistance was requested for a project at 4102 SE Powell Blvd:

Proposed development is for a freestanding Panda Express restaurant with drive-thru and separate trash enclosure located at the combined 0.53 acre (23,278 sq. ft.) site at 4102 & 4132 SE Powell Blvd.

Timberview (previously known as the Glisan Tower) at 9919 NE Glisan St was submitted for a Type II Design Review by Access Architecture:

The applicant seeks Design Review approval for a proposal to build an eight-story, mixed-use affordable housing development on a site located on the corner of NE Glisan Street and NE 99th Avenue in the Gateway Plan District. The new building will have 105 dwelling units and a ground floor commercial space planned as a food hall / restaurant incubator space. The project will be located on a 10,356 SF site (after ROW dedications). The building footprint will be approximate 8,671 SF and the interior square footage excluding the basement will be approximately 72,342 SF. The building will be composed of a mass timber frame wrapped with prefabricated exterior walls clad with metal panels installed over a rainscreen. The primary structural system will utilize glulam columns and beams and cross laminated timber (CLT) floor/ceiling panels. These mass timber structural elements will be supplemented by steel brace frames. The building includes an eighth-floor community room and outdoor deck for residents. Loading will be located on the north side of the building and accessed from NE 99th Ave. Modification requests [PZC 33.825.040]:1.Reduce the loading area setback and perimeter landscaping standard to not provide the 5¿ of L4 landscaping required for loading located along the north property line (33.266.310.E, Table 266-8).Adjustment request [PZC 33.805]:¿Reduce the number of required Standard B loading stalls from 2 to 1 (33.266.310.C.2.a / 33.266.310.C.1.c). Design Review is necessary because the proposal is for exterior alterations in a Design Overlay Zone.

The Multiple Pathways to Graduation Building at 1530 NE Glisan St was submitted for building permit review by Bassetti Architects:

Construct 3-story building w/basement parking level, generator and related site work. **w/22-117848-CO, 22-117850-MT, 22-122725-ZP**

A project at 2375 NW Savier St was submitted for building permit review by Lever Architecture:

PDOX – new 4 story office building with exterior courtyard and parking lot, associated site improvements. w/22-116388-MT *demo separate*

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for Con-way Block 290 at 2070 NW Quimby St:

BLOCK 290 – New 7-story, 200 unit mixed-use building with six stories of residential above ground floor retail and one story of below grade parking; includes amenity spaces and associated sitework *** w/ 20-182447 -MT *** 

Metro Reports: Trinity Academy, Sandy Pine, 2791 NW Thurman, and more

A six unit development at NW 28th & Thurman designed by Skylab Architecture has been submitted for building permit review.

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A Pre-Application Conference was scheduled to discuss the Trinity Academy at 7654 N Delaware Ave:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss a new school grades 6-12 as well as an expansion of the school site boundary to include the existing rectory building. The project also involves an addition of approximately 6,600 square feet to the school, renovation of the existing school building, and demolition of the existing church building. Reconfiguration of the existing parking will result in 34 parking spaces on-site. Plans are to open the new school, the Trinity Academy, in fall 2024. 

Sandy Pine at 900 SE Sandy Blvd was submitted for a Type III Design Review by Lever Architecture:

DZ HEARING – The applicant requests Design Review approval for a new 12-story, 125¿ tall mass-timber high rise with 2.5 levels of subgrade parking. The building will provide 276 residential units, 6 of which are live/work, 14,501 SF commercial space, and 201 parking stalls for the residential tenants. Amenity spaces both on the ground and 11th floor are provided. The building materials include brick, metal panel, and aluminum window and storefront systems. The project also includes a non-standard improvement to the SE 9th frontage. The proposed alterations would reduce the travel lane on SE 9th to 14¿ wide and limit to bike access only. The sidewalk would be extended to create an enlarged furnishing zone with outdoor seating, landscaping planters, special paving and overhead lights. The following Modification is also requested:¿Maximum Building Setback ¿ To not meet the 10¿ building setback along a portion of SE Sandy (Section 33.140.215.C). an additional modification added for Ground Floor Active Use (Section 33.510.225) ¿ To not meet the 12¿ distance from the finished floor to the bottom of structure above for 12% of the required 50% ground floor frontage along SE Oak. This new development requires a Type III Design Review per Sections 33.420.041.A and 33.825.025.A, Table 825-1.

A project at 2791 NW Thurman St was submitted for building permit review by Skylab Architecture:

PDOX – new 3 story apartment building with (6) units with associated siteworks. 5- 3 story townhouse units and 1 studio unit on first floor. w/22-114112-MT

A project at 2255 NW Kearney St was submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 3-story plus basement, 15-unit apartment building.

Metro Reports: PSU Vernier Science Center, Albina One, Canopy Apartments, and more

The Canopy Apartments on Powell will include 169 units of affordable housing.

Metro Reports have moved to Portland Maps Reports. Next Portland covers the highlights of the Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed each week. This post covers February 14th, 2022 to February 20th, 2022.

Early Assistance has been requested by Lever Architecture for Albina One north of 253 N Broadway:

Construction of a new 100% affordable housing building with 7 stories and 94 units. The project is on the site of an existing surface parking lot and is the first project in the Albina Vision Trust masterplan. In addition to the apartments, the building will have resident services run by POIC-RAHS, a community room and property management spaces. This is an early design however there is potential for balconies as shown in the drawings and the client would like to include solar panels on the roof. The intent of the project is to create a plaza/open area on the south side of the building that might be activated for community gatherings. An open area on the north side would be for a kids play area and resident use only.NOTE: Project is subject to a Type 3 DZ but applicant is choosing a Type 2 per footnote 2 Table 825-1.

A project at the SW Corner of NW 17th Ave & NW Couch St has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review:

HLC HEARING – Type III Historic Resource Review for a proposed new 5-story, 19-unit apartment building on the site of a non-contributing surface parking lot in the Alphabet Historic District. Ground floor programming includes, residential units, bike parking, trash room, and mail room. Materials include: ¿cast stone veneer¿ base, brick veneer on stories 2-5, and aluminum clad wood windows. No parking is proposed. No Modifications or Adjustments are proposed. The proposal includes non-exempt development within the Alphabet Historic District therefore prompting Historic Resource Review prior to the issuance of building permits.

Early Assistance has been requested by Design Research Office for a project at 4066 NE Grand Ave:

40 unit, six-story affordable housing project intended to serve black seniors earning less than 30% MFI. The building will include approximately 32,000 gross square feet of interior area and 3,500 gross square feet of exterior common area, balconies and with a rooftop deck. Stormwater will be managed by flow-through planters at grade.

A renovation to PSU Vernier Science Center (previously Science Building One) at 1025 SW Mill St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Bora Architecture and Interiors:

Inaccessible stairs to the podium from 10th Avenue and Mill Street will be removed. A new stair and accessible ramp on Mill Street will provide an equitable access point to the podium level from the south. The existing accessible ramp to the west from 11th Avenue will be maintained. – The accessible building entry will be rebuilt on the south side of the building at the podium level and will include a new vestibule. This will be the primary entry to the building. The proposed design removes all occupied uses from the 6th floor, in order to bring the building height below the threshold that would trigger high rise construction requirements. The existing enclosure at the 6th floor will be retained to as great extent as possible and used to house mechanical equipment. The existing façade will be modified as part of this project. The podium-level enclosure at the first floor will be replaced in its entirety and its footprint expanded. The new façade will be primarily glass, with some solid panels – On the upper floors of the tower, all existing windows and panels will be removed and replaced in the same location that they currently exist. New thermally insulated windows and panels will be installed; new windows will be introduced into the east and west facades which are currently clad with opaque panels. On the north and south elevations, the recessed window position as it currently exists will be retained. – At the podium walls to the basement, new windows will be introduced on the 10th Avenue Façade – The remaining exterior finishes will be cleaned and repainted.

A project at 7520 N Westanna Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Baysinger Partners:

PDOX PS: new 3 story- 12 unit apartment building with associated siteworks.W 22-113304-CO & 22-113312-MT.

A project at 485 and 495 NE Jessup St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – south 6-plex – new 3-story, 6-plex and associated site work. Detached trash enclosure (less than 120 sf). w/ 22-103867-CO

PDOX PS – north 6-plex – new 3-story, 6-plex. w/​ 22-103864-CO

A project at 3591 N Michigan Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 3 story apartment building with 6 units and associated site work including detached trash enclosure and bike enclosure less than 120 sq ft in floor area. ***with 22-112289 MT***

Building permits were issued to MWA Architects for the Canopy Apartments at 12475 and 12485 SE Powell Blvd:

THE CANOPY APTS – BLDG A – New 3 story, 91 unit apartment building with resident community room and support spaces; includes associated site work and surface parking *** w/21-047201-CO, 21-047212-CO, 21-047219-MT, and 21-047220-MT ***

THE CANOPY APTS – BLDG B – New 4 story, 78 unit apartment building with resident community room and support spaces; includes associated site work and surface parking *** w/21-047199-CO, 21-047212-CO, 21-047219-MT, and 21-047220-MT ***

A building permit was issued for a project at 1610 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd:

Construct new 4 story 47 unit apartment building with associate site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 4712 N Williams Ave

PDOX PS – new 3-story 13-unit apartment building with associated site work; detached trash enclosure < 120 sf, 97214

A building permit was issued for a project at 121 N Going St

New 3-story 6-unit apartment building with associated site work. Detached trash enclosure < 120sf ***mechanical permit separate***

Building permits were issued for a project at 6841 and 6845 N Montana Ave

Single pdf – construct new 2 story, 6 unit apartment building. Shared egress with adjacent apartment building under permit #20-148272 CO. Associated site work.

Single pdf – construct new 2 story, 6 unit apartment building. Shared egress with adjacent apartment building under permit # 20-148307 CO. Associated site work.

Metro Reports: The Philip, VC Fargo, Northbound 30 Collaborative, and more

A Pre-Application Conference was scheduled by TVA Architects to discuss The Philip, a 23-story tower at NW 9th & Hoyt. The tower would include 337 dwelling units and approximately 3,300 square feet of retail space.

Metro Reports have moved to Portland Maps Reports. Next Portland covers the highlights of the Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed each week. This post covers February 7th, 2022 to February 13th, 2022.

Revisions to the Northbound 30 Collaborative at 2135 NW 29th Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Leeb Architects:

DZ HEARING – Applicant seeks Type III Design Review for five new multi-dwelling, five-story buildings (Buildings 9-13) to a site with eight previously approved buildings (Buildings 1-8) LU 20-111860 DZM. Applicant also seeks to make changes to six of the eight previously approved buildings on the site (Buildings 1-4 and 7-8), eliminate existing Condition of Approval F and retain two of the previously approved Modifications #1 and #2. Total proposal (Buildings 1-13):­219 dwelling units. ­98 vehicle parking spaces (12 surface spaces). ­345 long-term bicycle parking spaces (219 in units, 126 not in units) .­12 short term bicycle parking spaces. All buildings contain less than 20 units, so Inclusionary Housing requirements of Chapter 33.245 will not apply. One Modification is requested: – Pedestrian Standards (PZC 33.140.240) To not provide an on-site pedestrian connection between a main entrance of Building 13 and the adjacent street which is not more than 20 feet longer or 120 percent of the straight-line distance, whichever is less. One Adjustment is requested:- Minimum Required Bicycle Parking (33.266.200.B). The standard requires 276 long-term bicycle parking spaces, or 1.5 spaces per dwelling unit, for 184 of the proposed dwelling units. The applicant requests to provide only 203 spaces (which calculates to 1.1 spaces per dwelling unit). 

A Pre-Application Conference was scheduled by TVA Architects to discuss The Philip at 514 NW 9th Ave:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a 23-story building with 337 dwelling units and approximately 3,300 square feet of retail space. Three stories of underground parking for 192 vehicle spaces will be provided. Two full-sized loading spaces are required. The proposal involves demoltion of half of the Bindery building which has a historic designation as well as the Metro building; both of which are located on the east portion of the block.

A Pre-Application Conference was scheduled by Bora Architecture & Interiors to discuss a project at 139 SW Broadway:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss a proposed 12-story apartment building with approximately 88 dwelling units and 1,700 square feet of ground floor retail space. No parking is proposed. Trash and loading access will be from SW 8th Ave. A modification to loading standards is expected.

A project at 8416 SE Clay St was submitted for building permit review:

Single PDF – new, 3-story, 9-unit multi-family building with trash/bike room and associated site work.

A project at 11044 SW 61st Ave was submitted for building permit review:

Single PDF – new 3 story apartment building with 12 units.

A project at 9060 NE Hoyt St was submitted for building permit review:

Single PDF – new construction of 12 unit 3-story apartment building. East building – mirror image of 21-052014-CO

A building permit was issued for VC Fargo at 25 N Fargo St:

New seven story, mixed-use building, apartments on upper 4 levels, ground level includes commercial, parking garage (car stacker), storage, and common ares. Shell restaurant space on ground floor ***mechanical to be separate***

A building permit was issued for a project at 3727 S Hood Ave (previously 3723 SW Hood):

Construct new 4 story (18) unit apartment building with associated site work w/19-150813-MT