Metro Reports: Sandy Pine, Modera Main, 550 MLK, and more

Sandy Pine will be a 12-story, 250,000 sf mass timber mix-use high rise with 271 dwelling units. The project design is by Lever Architecture for developer Solterra.

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 September 20th, 2021 to September 26th, 2021.

Design Advice has been requested by Lever Architecture for Sandy Pine at 900 SE Sandy Blvd:

Construction of a new, 12-story, 250,000 sf mix-use high rise. The program will include split level retail with activated courtyards on the ground level, 1.5 levels of below-grade parking, and 271 dwelling units on levels 2 through 12. The residential levels will offer exterior balconies for each unit, and will also include a variety of amenities such as lounges, workspaces and fitness centers. Stormwater to be managed onsite.

Early Assistance has been requested by McGuirl Designs and Architecture for a project at 7246 N Mohawk Ave:

New Construction. Multi-family use. 1 Building. 3 Stories. 37 dwelling units. No off street vehicular parking. On-site drywell for stormwater disposal.

A project at 507 NE Jessup St has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check:

Two new 6-plexes (to create a total of 12 units on the lot).

A project at 5439 SE 89th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by McGuirl Designs and Architecture:

PDOX PS – new 3-story 24 unit apartment building with inclusionary housing. Asscoiated site work for parking lot. Trash enclosure permit separate. w/ 21-084943/6-CO and 21-084948-MT

The Modera Main at 1155 SW 19th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

MODERA MAIN – New 17 story, 337 unit apartment building with 403 structured parking spaces, indoor and outdoor amenities, includes associated site work . ** Review w. 21-085043-MT, tunnel 21-085444-CO/21-085447-MT and connection of tunnel to existing Multnomah Athletic Club 21-085453-CO

MODERA MAIN – TUNNEL – New approximately 75′ concrete tunnel with 2-way drive surface and pedestrian walkway connecting new building to existing MAC parking garage to the north *** w/21-085032-CO/21-085043-MT new building /21-085447-MT Tunnel HVAC and 21-085453-CO MAC connection ***

550 MLK has been submitted for building permit review:

550 M L K – New 7 story (5 over 2) mixed use 132 unit apartment building with basement, parking and associated site work. w/21-084386-MT

A building permit was issued for a project at 7152 N Greenwich Ave:

Single PDF – new 3 story apartment building with 18 units.

A building permit was issued for a project at 4014 SE Holgate Blvd:

New 2 story, 4 unit apartment with landscaping

Metro Reports: Minnesota Places, 1125 N Schmeer Rd, Ankeny South, and more

Minnesota Places, designed by Wright Architecture, will include 72 residential units affordable to those earning 60% Average Median Income.

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 September 13th, 2021 to September 19th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by McGuirl Designs & Architecture for a project at the Northeast Corner of N Page & N Vancouver Ave:

New Construction using Community Design Standards per 33.218.140. Multi-family use. 1 Building. 44 dwelling units. No off street vehicular parking. 1 loading zone. Project to utilize flow through planter.

A project East of 1125 N Schmeer Rd has been submitted for a Type III Conditional Use Review:

New 60,000 sq ft, 6-story hotel with 100 guestrooms. 82 surface parking spaces are proposed. Also proposed is the connection of parking lots (between subject site and the neighboring hotel, immediately west of the site). The subject site was recently divided off from the hotel site to the west.

Minnesota Places at 1220 N Jessup St has been submitted for building permit review:

MINNESOTA PLACES – New 8 story, 72 unit residential building with associated site work and emergency generator w/21-076925-MT

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for Ankeny South at 153 SE 26th Ave:

ANKENY SOUTH – New 15 unit apartment building. **No Mechanical with this permit.

Metro Reports: Garden Park Estates, 6825 N Interstate, 527 SE Spokane, 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 September 6th, 2021 to September 12th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for the redevelopment of the Garden Park Estates at 3234 SE 136th Ave:

Redevelopment of an existing 62 unit affordable housing community to increase the number of units and upgrade some of the existing buildings. The proposed project will include new buildings and the renovation of some existing buildings along with associated parking. The final unit count will be 117 units in multiple 3 story garden apartment buildings. Stormwater is expected to be handled through drywells.

A project at 6825 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for building permit review by H Weston Drumheller, Architect:

Single PDF – New 4 story apartment building with 16 units.

A project at 527 SE Spokane St has been submitted for building permit review:

Single PDF – new 3 story apartment building with 15 units. w/ 21-084805-MT

A project at 7604 SE 87th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

PDOX PS – new 3-story 4-unit apartment building and associate site work. w/ 21-083199-MT

Metro Reports: Benson High School, DoveLewis, SE 6th & Alder, and more

The Benson High School Modernization project, designed by Bassetti Architects and Architectural Resources Group, will include the retention of the historic buildings facing NE 12th Ave. The buildings, which date from 1917 to 1927, will receive significant accessibility upgrades.

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 August 30th, 2021 to September 5th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2700 SE Tacoma St:

Construction of a new 4-story, self storage facility, totaling approximately 173,000 square feet. Site improvements consist of grading and associated improvements include parking, landscaping, utility improvements and buffer enhancements, across a total site area of 119,212 sf (2.74 Acres).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by William Kaven Architecture to discuss a project at 2624 SE Division St:

Five-story, 33,500 sf, 52 unit apartment project with inclusionary housing. Flow-through stormwater planter. Plan to pursue meeting Design Standards per 33.420.050 in lieu of Type II Design Review. Optional Pre-Application Conference. No land use reviews anticipated.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Jones Architecture to discuss a project at the SW Corner of SE 6th & Alder:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of approximately 200 units of affordable housing,.Two standard B loading spaces are proposed with access from SE 6th. No on-site parking is proposed. Proposed height is 159 feet. 

The new DoveLewis at 1947 NW Overton St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review:

The applicant requests Type II Design Review approval for a new three-story building with underground parking in the Town Center area of the Northwest Plan District. The project concept is a three- story building with below-grade on-site parking capacity. DoveLewis, which needs to expand, plans to occupy the first two floors. The third floor will be available for lease to one or more additional tenants. Adjustment review is included to allow on-street curbside loading in lieu of one off-street loading space Section 33.266.310.

A project at 2440 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 16-unit apartment building and associated site work.

A selective demolition permit was issued for the Benson High School Modernization at 546 NE 12th Ave:

Benson Modernization – interior selective demo of existing building and demo of several attached buildings in preparation for additions to historic building.

Metro Reports: Pop Blocks, Laurelhurst Village, SE 6th & Alder, and more

Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A
A building permit was issued for the adaptive reuse of the former Pepsi Bottling facility on NE Sandy Blvd, a part of the Pop Blocks development (formerly known as the Pepsi Blocks). A building permit for the adjacent apartment building is currently in “Approved to Issue” status.

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 August 23rd, 2021 to August 29th, 2021.

A Pre Application Conference has been scheduled by LRS Architects to discuss development at Laurelhurst Village at 3060 SE Stark St:

Phase 1 – Demolition of the existing aged Nursing facility (the goal is to submit and obtain an alteration permit this fall for a late winter removal). Phase 2 – Interim Use of the site will be to improve & expand the upper and lower parking area for staff and fire access. Included ne power service to the building an a upgraded fuel tank and relocation of the emergency standby generator. There is a request by Ownership to remove Parcel three from the CU development plan so it can be sold to another developer. Phase 3 – Intent is to submit for a new CU master plan for only parcels 2 and 3. Under the new zoning code this project will meet all applicable requirements. Concept Plan for a future Independent Living ¿ R2 Apartment building is proposed. In order for this proposal to be feasible at least 125 units will be necessary. Concept plan includes services and activity spaces for the senior residents. It is proposed to be 4 stories over a basement parking garage.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Jones Architecture for a project at Southwest Corner of SE 6th Ave & Alder St:

Proposed new construction of approximately 200 units of affordable housing, construction type and number of stories TBD.

A project North of 4427 NE Prescott St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – Building A – 16 unit apartment building and associated site work. w/ 21-079689/94-CO and 21-081017/21-MT

PDOX PS – Building B – 15 unit apartment building – w/ 21-079689/94-CO and 21-081017/21-MT

A building permit has been issued to Mithun for the adaptive reuse of the Pavilion Building, a part of the Pop Blocks Phase 1A:

PEPSI BLOCKS – PAVILION BUILDING – Alteration to existing bow-truss warehouse for new commercial space and change of occupancy from S2 to M, includes demolition of attached warehouses and seismic upgrade; includes associated site work *** w/19-262030-MT ***

Metro Reports: Woodstock Apartments, Troy Laundry, 900 SE Sandy, and more

The Woodstock Apartments at SE Woodstock Blvd & 50th Ave will include 84 residential units and ground floor retail. The project design is by Scott Edwards Architecture for developer Urban Asset Advisors.

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 August 16th, 2021 to August 22nd, 2021.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Access Architecture to discuss a project at 9919 NE Glisan St:

Eight-story multifamily residential development consisting of (105) units total, including a mix of studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units with commercial space on the ground level. Support spaces for residents include ground floor lobby/common area, community room, outdoor roof terrace, indoor bike storage room, and central laundry. Exterior site improvements include full ROW improvements along 99th Street and NE Glisan Street frontages.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Lever Architecture to discuss a project at 900 SE Sandy Blvd:

Construction of a new, 12-story, 250,000 sf mix-use high rise. The program will include split level retail with activated courtyards on the ground level, 1.5 levels of below-grade parking, and 271 dwelling units on levels 2 through 12. The residential levels will offer exterior balconies for each unit, and will also include a variety of amenities such as lounges, workspaces and fitness centers. Stormwater strategy is to be determined.

Con-Way Blocks 261 and 262 at NW 20th & Savier St have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

The proposal is for blocks 261 and 262 in the Con-Way Master plan area. The proposed development will be market rate apartments on both parcels. Block 261 will be a 5 story building with tuck under parking, and block 262 will be a 6 and 7 story building with basement parking.

A building permit was issued for alterations to the Troy Laundry building at 1025 SE Pine St:

TROY LAUNDRY HISTORIC – STR-01 – Selective demolition and seismic upgrade for remodel of historic landmark Troy Laundry building

A building permit was issued for the Woodstock Apartments at 4981 SE Woodstock Blvd:

New 4-story, 84 unit multi-family housing with ground floor retail and associated site work. w/21-003439-MT

Metro Reports: The Annex, 1535 NE 17th Ave, Lewis & Clark College Templeton Campus Center, and more

The Annex is being developed by Catholic Charities of Oregon, and will offer 27 highly affordable apartments for whom rapid recovery from houselessness, or prevention of chronic houselessness, is paramount.

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 August 9th, 2021 to August 15th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project East of 11000 SW Barbur Blvd:

Proposal for a 4-unit residential building. The site is vacant and land locked.

Early Assistance has been requested by DiLoreto Architecture for a project at 200 NE 20th Ave:

This proposal is for a 5-story building, with 18-19 units of housing, adjacent to an existing 2 story office building. The new building would be above the existing parking lot and there will be a new courtyard between the existing office building and new building. No parking is required for residential but will be for office use.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for a project 1535 NE 17th Ave:

The existing church on site is identified on the Historic Resource Inventory as Rank III, circa 1926. The church will remain on-site with no intended improvements to the existing church building. All other existing structures will be demolished. The proposed campus development includes a seven-story affordable housing project and a three-story arts center consisting of office and classroom spaces and preserving the existing church building. The approx. 75,800 sf of housing program is proposed to be 90-units, consisting of a mix of, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units with common space including a lobby, property management & service offices, community room, central shared laundry, and bike storage. The proposed housing project has five floors of wood framed building over two floors of concrete. The ground floor includes a lobby and gallery space at the corner of NE 16th Avenue and NE Weidler Street, under-podium parking along NE 16th Avenue and a central private courtyard that is shared by all three buildings. The project currently assumes to handle all storm water through on-site infiltration. We understand (preliminarily) that the site requires right-of-way improvements based on 2019 EA meeting (#19-153602). Currently there is a dedicated easement along NE 16th Avenue that is intended to be vacated and land reverted to the adjacent site Owner. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at the Southeast Corner of SE 45th & SE Division St:

Proposed 4-story, 19 residential units and one (1) business space at Level 1.

A project at 501 NW 21st Ave has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review:

Two-story addition of eight apartments above existing restaurant

An addition to the Lewis & Clark College Templeton Campus Center at 615 S Palatine Hill Rd has been submitted for building permit review:

LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE – TEMPLETON CAMPUS CENTER – Addition to and renovation of existing student center building: demolish 3,688 sf of existing building and add 8,065 sf to west side of building for new main entrance, meeting rooms, technology lounge, and restrooms; remodel Levels 2 and 3 and add new outdoor covered dining at the north end of the addition *** w/21-064370-MT ***

Two buildings at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review: 

PDOX PS – new 3-story mixed use building with 19 residential units over ground floor retail with associated site work w/21-075052-MT

PDOX PS – new 3-story mixed use building with 19 residential units over ground floor retail with associated site work w/21-075038 -MT

A building permit was issued for a project at 1014 NE Alberta St:

Single PDF – new 3 story 11 unit apartment building.

A building permit was issued to All Hands Architecture for The Annex (previously Porch Hang) at 2720 SE Powell Blvd:

New 4-story, 27 unit apartment bldg. with basement and associated sitework. Offices on ground floor leased separately. Occupancy this permit. No on-site parking or loading. **w/21-014189-MT**

A building permits was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 7704 SE Mitchell St:

New 3-story, 12-unit, fully sprinklered apartment building. Six 1-bedroom units, six studio units. Detached trash enclosure (less than 120 sf). ***see comments about change to work description***

Metro Reports: PCC Metro Center, Market Street Apartments, 5802 SE 92nd, and more

The new PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center, designed by Bora Architects, has been submitted for building permit review.

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 August 2nd, 2021 to August 8th, 2021.

Design Advice has been requested by McGuirl Designs & Architecture for the Market Street Apartments at 1541 SW Market St:

New affordable housing, multi-family building. 8 stories. 125 dwelling units. 2 Off-street loading zones. Stormwater disposal utilizing flow through planters.

A project at 5802 SE 92nd Ave has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check by Otak:

The proposed project is a multifamily residential building with 47 units and a commercial space in a 5-story building. The building will be connected to an existing 3-story building on the same site. Storm water for the existing building will remain as-is and the new portion of the building will handle storm water via an on-site drywell. No on-site parking will be provided.

A project at 6116 NE Willow St has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check:

New 9 unit apartment

A project at 10413 E Burnside St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Inland Oregon:

We are proposing to build a 211 unit six story (5 wood over 1 concrete) apartment building with one level of underground parking. Units will be restricted to households earning no more than 60% AMI.

A project at 605 SE Spokane St has been submitted for building permit review by Studio Cropp:

Single PDF – construct new 3-story, 8 unit residential complex. 4 units are 2-story and 4 units are single story on ground floor with associated site work.

A project at 2510 SE 21st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

Single PDF – construct new 2-story restaurant.

The PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center at 5600 NE 42nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New two-story, approximately 50,000 sf office building and training center with a mass timber structural system. Includes classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, career center, open office spaces, common areas, a community room, and a leased partner space (w/21-106109-MT). Trash/recycling area included (21-056112-CO).

Metro Reports: Willamette Blocks, OMSI Master Plan, 5112 SE Woodstock, and more

Building permits have been issued for the northern two blocks of the Willamette Blocks, which include a 6-story building with 232 residential units and a 23-story building with 340 residential units. Design work for the four-block development is by WDG Architecture for developer Alamo Manhattan.

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 July 26th, 2021 to August 1st, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5112 SE Woodstock Blvd:

Development of 30-35 residential units and associated sitework. Stormwater management methods TBD.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 535 SE Tacoma St:

The applicant proposes development of two blocks north and south of SE Tacoma Street west of SE 6th Avenue. Each block will include a 16-unit multi-family residential building and a mixed use building with 36 multi-family residential units and two ground floor retail tenant spaces fronting SE Tacoma Street. Stormwater: treatment and detention, discharge to existing infrastructure.

A new Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by ZGF Architects to discuss the OMSI Master Plan:

Central City Master Plan for redevelopment of multiple properties into pedestrian- and transit-oriented district along the Willamette River in the Central Eastside. Stormwater disposal will be a combination of public and private facilities.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6116 NE Willow St:

New 9 unit apartment

A project at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

PS PDOX – new 3 story, 19 unit mixed-use building comprised of 2 stories residential apartments over ground floor retail, lobby, and 3 residential units

A project at 5327 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by West Architects:

PS PDOX – new 27,760sq 4 story type V-A apartment buildilng with 33 units w/21-069449-MT

Building permits were issued for Block 41 and 42 of the Willamette Blocks, at 3820 S River Parkway and 3850 S Bond Ave respectively:

ALAMO MANHATTAN – BLOCK 41 – New 23 story, mixed-use building with four levels of above-grade parking and one level below-grade parking, commercial space on the ground floor, and 340 residential dwelling units; includes associated site work *** w/20-205976-MT ***

ALAMO MANHATTAN – BLOCK 42 – New 6 story, mixed-use building with two levels of below-grade parking, commercial space on the ground floor, and 232 market rate apartments; includes associated site work *** w/20-201349-MT ***

Metro Reports: North 18, Choice Cambria Portland, 8736 N Willamette, and more

North 18
The first building permit has been issued for North 18. The six story apartment building will include 107 apartment units and 4,436 sq ft of retail space at the ground floor.

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 July 19th, 2021 to July 25th, 2021.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for the Choice Cambria Portland at 135 NW Park Ave:

New Hotel, 5 (Type IIIB) over 1 (Type IA), 94,000 square feet, 174 units, 1 Type B onsite loading space, ecoroof and flow through planter for onsite stormwater.

Early Assistance has been requested by Wright Architecture for a project at 6519 N Montana Ave:

Review under code effective 8/1/21. New construction of a 7-story, approx. 55,000 sf affordable residential building (100% at 60% AMI) and associated site work. Drywell and swale stormwater facilities to be provided on site.

Early Assistance has been requested by Wright Architecture for a project at 4538 N Maryland Ave:

Review under post 8/1 code changes. New construction of a 7-story, approx. 122,000 sf affordable residential building (100% at 60% AMI) and associated site work. Drywell and swale stormwater facilities to be provided on site.

A project at 8736 N Willamette Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 3 story 22 unit apartment building with daylight basement, separate trash and bike parking buildings under 120 sq ft. w/ 21- 064599-MT

A project at 2111 N Rosa Parks Way has been submitted for building permit by West Architects:

PDOX PS – new 31 unit apartment building with associated site work.

A foundation permit was issued for North 18 at 1134 NW 18th Ave:

Concrete foundation for a new apartment building