SW 3rd & Ash Receives Design Advice (images)


The Historic Landmarks Commission has given Design Advice to GBD Architects for a mixed-used development at SW 3rd and Ash St in downtown Portland. The project is one of the Goodman family-owned ‘Ankeny Blocks’ proposed for redevelopment earlier this year. According to drawings submitted to the city, the building includes approximately 9,000 sq. feet of retail space on the ground floor, a mix of studio and 1-bedroom residential units on the upper floors, and a rooftop amenity space. Vehicular parking will be provided in a below grade parking garage. Bicycle rooms are proposed in the basement and at the ground floor.


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Under Construction: NW 21st & Irving Apartments (Images)

This is an updated version of a post written by Kurt Sevits, and originally published on December 3rd 2015.

Construction has started on the NW 21st & Irving Apartments, a 4-story mixed use building by Emerick Architects for Urban Development Partners. Plans call for 57 residential units over 10,722 sq. feet of ground-floor commercial space. Being situated in the historic Alphabet District of Northwest Portland, the development required a review by the Historic Landmarks Commission.


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Under Construction: Modera Belmont (images)

This is updated version of a post by contributor Kurt Sevits, originally published on August 18th 2015.

Construction is underway on the Modera Belmont, a six-story mixed-use building by SERA Architects and Mill Creek Residential Trust. The U-shaped building will include 200 residential units above ground-floor retail, with a courtyard facing SE 6th Avenue. A basement level will include parking for 105 vehicles, while bike parking will be split between the basement and ground floors for a total of 302 spaces.

Modera Belmont

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Under Construction: The Porter hotel (images)

This is an updated version of an article originally written by Kurt Sevits.

Construction is underway on The Porter, a 299-room hotel in downtown Portland. The Porter is planned as part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, a brand launched in 2014 for independently-owned four- to five-star hotels. The developer of the project is The Widewaters Group, with design work by HC Architecture of Atlanta. According to the developer Level 16 of the building “will feature a high-end restaurant and lounge with large, covered outdoor terraces with spectacular views of the city.”


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Design Commission approves 1400 Raleigh (images)


The Design Commission has approved 1400 Raleigh, a 6-story apartment building at the corner of NW 14th Ave. and Raleigh St. at the far north end of the Pearl District. The building by Encore Architects and Alliance Realty Partners will include 136 apartments on the upper floors and 11 live/work units and a retail space on the ground floor.

1400 Raleigh

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Boora Architects envisions mixed-use concept Water Avenue Yards for State-owned blocks in Central Eastside (images)

By Kurt Sevits.

Boora Architects have unveiled a conceptual plan for widespread redevelopment of several blocks of Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District just north of the Hawthorne Bridge that for years have sat largely unused. Dubbed Water Avenue Yards, the project includes a range of mixed-use buildings, athletic fields and park space that would extend from Water Avenue west to the Willamette River.

Boora’s design isn’t the direct result of a call for proposals but rather the firm’s vision for what the area could be like in the future as the city mulls options for the land.

Water Avenue Yards

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Under Construction: Riverscape Lot 1 (images)

Thank you to our contributor Kurt Sevits for writing this post.

Construction is underway on Riverscape Lot 1, a six-story mixed-use development along the Willamette River in the shadow of the Fremont Bridge. Plans call for a U-shaped building comprising 149 residential units and a small retail space on the street-facing side of the building. Design is by SERA Architects, with Fore Property Company developing the project.

Riverscape Lot 1

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