News Roundup: Montgomery Park Master Plan, Williams & Russell, Cathedral Village, and more

Montgomery Park was sold by the Bill Naito Company to Unico Properties in 2019. Unico is currently working on a Master Plan for the property, which could see the surface parking redeveloped.

The NW Examiner reported that the the Master Plan for Montgomery Park could include a trailhead lodge and a bridge over NW Wardway St, connecting the district to Forest Park.

Previous plans for a hotel at 550 SE MLK have been replaced with a seven story residential building with 120 units*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Portland will build new homes, apartments and business incubator designed to benefit Black Portlanders at Williams & Russell, reports the Oregonian.

BikePortland reports that the Albina Vision Trust, working with Edlen & Company, will develop an affordable housing and community theater project on a site currently used for parking at 253 N Broadway.

A ruptured sprinkler flooded multiple floors, causing ‘extensive damage’ at new the Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

The Portland City Council approved funding that will go towards 110 units of affordable housing at Cathedral Village in St Johns, according to the Oregonian.

Old Navy is closing is Lloyd Center store, reports the Oregonian, making it the latest retailer to pull out of the mall.

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Metro Reports: 1380 NE Multnomah, 2320 N Vancouver, 3291 SE 122nd, 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 December 28th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by the Douglas Wilson Company for a project 1380 NE Multnomah St, where Byline was previously proposed.

Divide site into four (4) lots to accommodate future development.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 2320 N Vancouver Ave:

Construct new 3 story 18 unit apartment building with interior bike and trash enclosure and site work DFS trusses

A building permit was issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 3291 SE 122nd Ave:

New 2-story 8 unit apartment building with detached 256 sq. ft. trash / bike storage (19-269673-CO) enclosure and associated site work.

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 2015 NE 47th Ave:

New 2 story 5 unit apartment building

Metro Reports: Davis Lofts, PUC Affordable Housing Initiative, 1122 SE Ankeny, and more

The Davis Lofts at will include 20 units on a site currently occupied by a single family house.

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 December 21st, 2020 to December 27th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Baysinger Partners Architecture for a project at 1401 N Hayden Island Drive:

Construction of a 123-room hotel along the north property boundary and construction of a 4,000 retail store and gas station abutting the N. Hayden Island Drive right-of-way.

Early Assistance has been requested by EPR Design for a project at 7403 N Mobile Ave:

Construct a new 3-story apartment building with associated landscape. No off-street parking. Drywall will be proposed for the impervious area.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Bora Architects to discuss a project at 1122 SE Ankeny St:

Proposed apartment building includes 50 units all offered at 60% AMI through a private program. The ‘L’ shaped building is 6 stories and 23,100 gsf. Team is anticipating 5 stories of modular/pre-fab mass plywood construction over a 1 story podium.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mcguirl Designs & Architecture to discuss a project at 1541 SW Market St:

Scope of work: Demolish non-conforming office building. New 9-story structure with basement. Multi-family as an Affordable Housing Project. Stormwater disposal to utilize flow through planters

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Bora Architects to discuss a project at 4601 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd:

Through an agreement with Home Forward, the site will be subdivided to create a new parcel at Holgate and 38th. Proposed apartment building includes 52 units all offered at 60% AMI through a private program. The ‘U’ shaped building is 5 stories and 23,000 gsf. Team is anticipating modular/pre-fab mass plywood construction.

The Davis Lofts at 1824 NE Davis St have been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Architecture:

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story 20 unit apartment buidling with associated site work

A building permit was issued to Doug Circosta Architect for the PUC Affordable Housing Initiative at 4785 N Lombard St:

New 3 story, 20 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

Metro Reports: Grand Ave CVS, Minnesota Places, 7350 N Greenwich, and more

The proposed CVS at SE Grand and Clay would replace an existing Burger King on the site.

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 December 14th, 2020 to December 20th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by Barghausen Consulting Engineers for the Grand Ave CVS at 1525 SE Grand Ave:

The project includes the construction of a new approx. 12,450SF retail pharmacy with drive thru window and surface parking for 28 vehicles.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 8959 SW Barbur Blvd:

We propose to remodel the existing approximately 16,000 sq ft 2 story office building into inclusionary subsidized housing apartments. In addition, we would be adding 2 additional stories on top of existing structure as the first building. The second would be a new 4-story structure with a daylight partial basement for storage and laundry.

Minnesota Places at 1208 N Jessup St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Wright Architecture:

This case may be subject to the 100 day review timeline. Proposal for a new 72-unit residential building, approx. 53,000 SF on 1/4 block site in the North Interstate Plan District. 100% of the units will be offered at 60% Average Median Income (AMI), and are proposed as a mix of three-, two- and one-bedroom apartments. Proposed 8-story structure to be modular, Type IVC mass timber construction with mass plywood panels (MPP). Includes on-site stormwater facilities.

A project at 4738 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story mixed use apartment building with 19 apartment units and ground floor retail; associated site work

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 1515 N Simpson St (previously 5905 N Interstate Ave):

New 3 story, 19 units apartment building with partial retail on ground floor and associated siteworks. Trash enclosure inside. *** MT to be submitted seperatly ***

A building permit was issued for a project at 7350 N Greenwich Ave:

New 3 story – 16 units apartment building with associated site work. Trash enclosure inside. W 19-217568 MT.

Analog Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved Analog, a seven story residential building in Lower Albina / Eliot. The project design is by Works Progress Architecture for Ethos Development. The building will include 130 dwelling units; 23 vehicular parking spaces in a mechanical parking system; and 201 long term bicycle parking spaces.

The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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Metro Reports: Riverplace Parcel 3, 11005 E Burnside, 5327 NE Glisan, and more

A building permit was issued for the second phase of BRIDGE Housing’s Riverplace Parcel 3. Originally intended to be market rate housing, the six story building will now be affordable housing. The first phase, named The Vera, was completed earlier this year.

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 December 7th, 2020 to December 13th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by West Architects for a project at 5327 NE Glisan St:

New 27,671sf 30-unit apartment building

Early Assistance has been requested by Otak Inc and Palindrome Communities for a project at 5802 SE 92nd Ave:

The applicant seeks to develop a mixed-use project consisting of ground floor retail/commercial use and 4 floors of multifamily residential apartment use. The number of units is expected to be between approximately 37-42. The existing building on R135387 will be converted to ground floor commercial and residential units on the top floor It is assumed a mix of studio, one, and two bedrooms. On site parking will be evaluated. All required common/open space will be provided. Stormwater treatment has not yet been identified at this time.

Early Assistance has been requested by West Architects for a project at 2111 N Rosa Parks Way:

New 23,106SF, 30-unit apartment building with inclusionary housing.

A project at 11005 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit by Mentrum Architecture:

PDOX PS – Construct new 3 story (29) unit apartment building with associated site work

Building permit were issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the second phase of Riverplace Parcel 3 at 2065 SW River Parkway:

New 6 story 5 over 1 Type IIIA and Type I wood apartment over concrete podium structure with ground floor commercial and daylight basement parking – 2nd 6 story tower permitted under 17-156297-CO, includes all site utility piping

PHB – BRIDGE HOUSING EAST TOWER – REV 03 – East building revised to meet program requirements for affordable housing. Fitness area removed, unit laundry removed and common laundry rooms added, mechanical system revised and electric heat added to units, unit bathrooms removed, foundation revision at NE corner, courtyard revised to include playground. See revision narrative for additional information.

News Roundup: PDX T-Core, Williams & Russell, Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, and more

The Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center will include a new enclosed courtyard at SW Oak and Park, on a site currently used for surface parking.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the approval* of the Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, which will transform an existing building into a modern health center focused on providing services to people experiencing homelessness.

The Portland Mercury covered wrote about the city is mulling an “imperfect solution to city’s racist displacement projects.” Extending the life of the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area would give the city more money for building affordable housing, including at Williams & Russell, where mostly Black families were displaced for an expansion of the Emanuel Hospital that never happened.

Portland Architecture spoke to ZGF’s Sharron van der Meulen and Gene Sandoval about the PDX T-Core project, which will transform the central portion of the airport.

With Macy’s closing, Building on History wondered about what’s next for the Lloyd Center?

Portland Architecture visited 5 MLK to see the crossroads, terraces and transparency.

Willamette Week reported on how a year and a half after construction started on Block 216, displacing numerous food carts, the City still hasn’t give a new food cart pod permission to operate.

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Metro Reports: The Susan Emmons, Con-way Blocks 261 and 262, Tabor Heights, and more

1727 NW Hoyt St
Building permits are under review for The Susan Emmons, an affordable housing development in the Alphabet District, designed by Carleton Hart Architecture.

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 30th, 2020 to December 6th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for Con-way Blocks 261 and 262:

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 (138 residential units), and block 262 will be a 6 story building with basement parking (214 residential units). Stormwater disposal is anticipated to be through dry wells.

Early Assistance has been requested by West Architects for a project at 14900 SE Stark St:

Demo existing building and construct a new 104,418F Type V Affordable Housing Building (with 173 units total). The site has undergone an Early Assistance with a similar program (EA 20-190941), but this application examines a larger building footprint and covered parking under the West wing of the building.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Cunningham Development Company to discuss a project at 1500 NE Sandy Blvd:

The project is a 6 story building comprised of: ground floor retail with five floors of wood framed multi-family housing, and 2 levels of below grade parking. Inclusive of the below grade parking, total gsf for the building is approximately 225,000 gross square feet. The ground floor retail is proposed as 16,139 leasable space including a grocer with back of house loading space, residential loading and trash, a residential lobby, and a vehicular access ramp to the below grade parking garage. The below grade parking has one level of parking dedicated for grocer use on P1 and one level of parking dedicated for residential use on P2. Total parking count is 181 total stalls. The five floors of housing consist of 130 housing units. Stormwater is anticipated to be treated via a rooftop eco-roof.

The renovation of the Troy Laundry at 1025 SE Pine St has been submitted for building permit review by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture:

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

TROY LAUNDRY HISTORIC – Infill existing openings at north exterior wall along interior lot line to satisfy separation requirements for removal of existing no-build easement

A project at 4743 NE 107th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 4-story 16 unit apartment building with associated site work w/20-211399-MT

Tabor Heights at 5700 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

TABOR HEIGHTS – new 4-story, 70-unit, apartment building with on-site parking (inclusionary housing). ** Review w. 20-212168-MT and 20-217482-CO covered bike parking

A project at with three buildings at 12310 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – shell only: construct new 1 story building no occupancy w/20-164963/79-CO

PDOX PS – shell only: construct new 1 story building: no occupancy w/20-164963/75-CO

PDOX PS – shell only, construct new 1 story building w/20-164975/79-CO

A project at 5733 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

5733 NE M L King – new 5-story 4-over-1 podium building, consisting of 93 rental units restricted at 60% MFI rents by OHSCS 4% LIHTC program. Review w.20-218124-MT

The Susan Emmons at 624 NW 18th Ave and 1727 NW Hoyt St has been submitted for building permit review:

SUSAN EMMONS – NORTH BLDG – 6-story new construction apartment building. Project to be an affordable, multi-family development consisting of 98 units total.***Review w. 20-211626-MT and 20-211640-CO (Demo of existing structure)

SUSAN EMMONS – renovation, adaptive re-use, and BPON seismic upgrade of the existing 3-story, un-reinforced masonry Buck-Prager building, and new construction of a 4-story, wood-framed addition to the south (South Addition). To be an affordable, multi-family development consisting of 48 units total. Buck-Prager Building and South Addition are structurally separated by a 6″ seismic gap. Review with ***20-202095-MT

A permit revision was issued for a project at 1645 SE Nehalem St:

Value-added revision to add a fifth story (with a total of 75 units) to the new apartment building. Construction type will change to a IIIB.

Metro Reports: 550 SE MLK, The Aircraft Factory and 1736 NE Schuyler

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 23rd, 2020 to November 29th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for a revised proposal at 550 SE MLK:

The proposed development is for a 7-story building occupying a site at SE MLK Blvd. and Stark Street – the site is slightly smaller than a half-block, at 17,900 square-feet. The proposed building is planned as a “5-over-2” structure, with 5 levels of Type III wood construction, over 2 levels of Type I concrete construction.

Early Assistance has been requested by Koble Creative Architecture for the adaptive reuse of The Aircraft Factory at 3300 NE Broadway:

Mixed-use development of existing building for retail, preschool and household living. Repair and maintenance of building envelope. Seismic upgrade. Community Design Standards to be used

Early Assistance has been requested by Lime Design Collective for a project at 1736 NE Schuyler St:

The current project site (50¿ x 100¿) contains an existing 3,260 sf residential tri-plex (which will remain) and proposes new construction of a 3-story triplex (additional primary structure) approximately 2,196 sf. The site also contains an existing garage, which will be demolished to accommodate the new building.

Metro Reports: 824 SE Tacoma, 23 NE 151st, 8004 SW Capitol Hill, and more

A development with two building at 8004 SW Capitol Hill Road has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture.

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 16th, 2020 to November 22nd, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 23 NE 151st Ave:

On-site stormwater treatment, 76 multi-family units on vacant land, RM2dh zoning.

A project at 824 SE Tacoma St has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Architecture:

PDOX PS – new 3 story, 11 unit apartment building with associated site work

A project with two buildings at 8004 SW Capitol Hill Rd has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

PDOX PS – new 4 story, 24 unit apartment building a with associated site work w/20-211439-CO

PDOX PS – new 4 story, 27 unit apartment building B with associated site work w/20-203458-CO

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for a project at 7530 N Richmond Ave (previously West of 8157 N Lombard St):

Construction of a 3-story, 8,375 sf multi-family building with eleven (11) units. Ten (10) of these units will be 550 sf and one (1) will be 813 sf.