Metro Reports: Alberta Alive – 8th Ave, 221 NE 122nd Ave, 12 N Blandena St, and more

Alberta Alive – 8th Ave is one of two affordable housing developments on NE Alberta St designed by Access Architecture for Community Development Partners. The 8th Ave site will include 31 units units for Veterans with wraparound services; while the Grand Ave site will include 21 units with a focus on serving families and children.

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 June 14th, 2021 to June 20th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by Mentrum Architecture for a project at 11054 SW 61st Ave:

the proposal is to build a new 12 unit, 3 story apartment building on the north portion of the lot and retain the existing house on the south portion and demolish the existing garage only. Stormwater through on-site drywell.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hennebery Eddy Architects for a project at 221 NE 122nd Ave:

Renovate and expand the existing vacant Safeway grocery store on this site to be a mixed-use facility serving a variety of their operational needs. The existing building is approximately 52,600 square feet. We propose expanding the footprint by about 5,000 square feet to the north, as well as adding a second story addition of approximately 16,000 square feet along the entire eastern side of the building along NE 122nd Avenue, for a total gross building area of approximately 73,000 square feet. Parking would remain in generally the same configuration as it is now, but we propose reducing the internal drive aisle in front of the building from three lanes to two. The existing loading dock on the south side of the building would remain. Reconstructed or new impervious area would be treated by stormwater planters within the landscape prior to discharge into existing drywells. The existing building will undergo a complete interior renovation and seismic upgrade, and exterior improvements will include new cladding, new glazing, and a new roof with photovoltaic panels and skylights.

Early Assistance has been requested by Otak for a project at 4624 SW Dickinson St:

Partial redevelopment of existing apartment complex. Follow up to July 2020 EA meeting. The property owner proposes to retain all four existing buildings on site (32 units) and add 121 new apartment units in four new structures for a total of 153 dwelling units on site; one new podium apartment building (4.5 stories over parking), and add three new 3 story apartment buildings. Parking would be provided on the lower level of the podium building replacing the existing surface parking and new surface parking around the 3 story apartment buildings. Adjustments to height are being requested. Stormwater disposal methods to be determined.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project South of 1010 SE 96th Ave:

The project is a building for a vet clinic. The proposed building footprint is 8,200 square feet and a second story is being considered for a total of approximately 16,000 square feet. Because this is being considered on a finished lot, it is assumed that all the utilities have already been developed but needs to be confirmed.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 135 NW Park Ave:

New Hotel, 5 over 1, 94,000 sq ft, 174 units, 1 Type B onsite loading space, eco-roof and flow through planter for onsite stormwater.

A project at 12 N Blandena St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 3-story, 12-unit apartment building with associated site work and detached trash enclosure (less than 120 SF). W/ 21-050311- MT

A project at 66 SE Madison St has been submitted for building permit review by Stewart Gordon Straus Architect:

Single PDF – construct new two story building which include 5 catering kitchens with retail component, storage, restrooms, utility, trash and parking. W/ 21-056143-mt

Alberta Alive – 8th Ave at 4957 NE 8th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

ALBERTA ALIVE – 8th AVE – New five-story, 31 unit apartment building with ground floor common areas, indoor bike storage room, and central laundry; includes site work *** w/ 21-049762-MT ***

Metro Reports: Canopy Apartments, Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, 9022 NE Hoyt, and more

A building permit was issued for the Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, design by Carleton Hart Architecture. The facility will offer respite for people with mental illness and substance use disorders who are experiencing homelessness downtown. The space will offer laundry services and showers, food, basic healthcare, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, referrals and peer-support, as well as emergency shelter and transitional housing.

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 June 7th, 2021 to June 13th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 8137 SE 13th Ave:

North portion of site is a Four-story, 45′-0″ tall, Type V construction, 19-unit apartment building. No vehicular parking provided. 29 long-term bike parking spaces provided. Stormwater is managed on- site via dry wells. South portion of the site is a three-story, 33′-6″ tall, Type V construction, 19-unit apartment building. No vehicular parking provided. 29 long-term bike parking spaces provided. Stormwater is managed on-site via dry wells.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 4406 SE Belmont St:

Three-story, 33′-6″ tall, Type V construction, 19-unit apartment building. No vehicular parking provided. 29 long-term bike parking spaces provided. Stormwater is managed on-site via dry wells.

A project at 3814 SE 54th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Single PDF – new 4 unit apartment complex on lot with existing building.

A project 24 NE Going St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 3-story, 3 unit apartment building with associated site work, including a trash enclosure (less than 120 sf). W/ 21-054844-mt

A project at 9022 NE Hoyt St has been submitted for building permit review by Bayard Mentrum Architecture:

Single pdf – new 12 unit 3-story apartment project at 9022 NE Hoyt St. Mirror image to apartment complex at 9032 NE Hoyt.

The Canopy Apartments at 12529 SE Powell Blvd have been submitted for building permit review by MWA Architects:

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 the Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center at 333 SW Park Ave:

Remodel existing building for use as a behavioral health resource center, including a day-use resource center, a 24-hour dedicated mental health shelter, transitional housing. (with 20-204204-MT, 21-023487-CO, 21-023489-CO, 21-023491-CO). ADDED: Approved design of alterations to the current surface parking include bicycle storage, east canopy and trash enclosure structures. The remainder of the site will be converted into a plaza area with stormwater planter, raised landscape planters, and a paved recreation area. Includes removal of existing fire escape.

Building permits were issued for a project at 5780 and 5790 N Greeley Ave (previously 5736 N Greeley):

PDOX PS – building I: 4) studio w/den units, 5) 1 bedroom units, and 4) 1 bedroom w/den units: associated site work; no onsite parking; w/20-152864-CO (building II) 20-152869-CO (bike shelter) 20-152876/79-MT

PDOX PS – new construction of 3 story multi-family residential building: building II: – 3) studio /den, 5) 1 bedroom, 4) 1 bedroom w/ den, 1) 2 bdrm units w/associated site work; no onsite parking; w/20-152862-CO (building I) 20-152869-CO (bike shelter) 20-152876/79-MT

Under Construction: The Westwind Apartments (images)

Construction has started on the rebuild of the Westwind Apartments, designed in collaboration by Works Progress Architecture and Architecture Building Culture for Central City Concern. The new building will replace the existing Westwind Apartments with 100 new units of deeply affordable housing. The 7-story building will include seventy two SRO units and twenty-eight studios, combined with supportive services. Ground floor program will include office space, residential amenity space, and retail lease space. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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Metro Reports: Stark Family House, Centennial Place Apartments, RiverPlace Redevelopment, and more

Human Solutions’ Stark Family Housing in Glenfair will include 93 units of housing, with 31 units affordable at 30% of Area Median Income (AMI) and 62 units affordable at 60% AMI.

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 31st, 2021 to June 6th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by Olson Group Architects for a project at 5109 NE Killingsworth St:

Proposed 2 story, 18 unit addition to existing 2 story, 19 unit apartment building.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5528 SE Rhone St:

RIP CODE: A new six unit multi-dwelling development is proposed. No parking will be provided. Stormwater disposal is proposed via drywells.

The RiverPlace Redevelopment at 150 S Montgomery St has been submitted for at Type III Central City Master Plan Review by GBD Architects:

Central City Master Plan review of approx. 8 acres of RiverPlace development that includes the following addresses: 0150, 0308 – 0320 SW Montgomery St., and 2025 WI/ and 2025 SW River Parkway.

A project at 5911 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for a Type II Design Review:

Construct New Retail Shell Building. Proposed Tenants to include: Restaurant, Barbershop, Retail, Recreational Marijuana Store. Structured Underground Catchment system & Infiltration into soil

A building permit was issued to Holst Architecture for the Stark Family Housing at 16025 SE Stark St:

STARK FAMILY HOUSING – PHB – Construction of a new 5 story, 93 unit affordable housing building with ground floor amenity spaces and 26 surface parking spaces/1 Type B loading space. (with 20-206651-MT)

A building permit was issued to Scott Edwards Architecture for the Centennial Place Apartments at 3750 SE 164th Ave

Three story, 71 unit multi-family building, consisting entirely of affordable housing, plus surface parking; includes associated site work *** w/ 20-135564-MT ***

A building permit was issued to Beebe Skidmore Architects for a project at 3824 N Vancouver Ave (previously 3818 N Vancouver Ave):

PDOX PS – new 2 story office building with associated site work; mechanical permit separate

Metro Reports: Volta, Alberta Alive – Grand Ave, PCC Metro Center, and more

Volta, shown in the center, is one of five buildings in the Central Eastside that are being collectively branded The Electric Blocks by owner Killian Pacific. The two-story 1940s building was formerly home to the Oregon Electric Group. Shown behind Volta is the proposed Highwire development, a six-story mass timber office building.

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 24th, 2021 to May 30th, 2021.

The redevelopment of the PCC Metro Center at 5600 NE 42nd Ave has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review:

Redevelopment of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center (PCC Metro Center) site. The two existing PCC buildings on site will be replaced by a new, multi-story building on the southwest corner of the site that will consolidate all of the college-related uses into a single facility. Adjustments requested to the following standards: 1. Reduce the amount of the NE 42nd Avenue frontage that will comply with the 10-foot maximum street lot line setback. 2. Reduce the minimum required landscaped setback adjacent to a residential zone from 10 feet to 8 feet along the north property line. 3. Reduce the main building entrance frequency required in the ¿m¿ overlay portion of the site. 4. Reduce the minimum parking space dimensions from 8.5 feet to 8 feet wide and from 18 feet to 17.5 feet long for some of the on-site parking spaces. 5. Increase the period of time permitted to defer compliance with the non-conforming upgrade requirements.

A project at 8115 SE Yamhill St has been submitted for building permit review:

Single PDF – new 9-unit 3-story apartment building and associated site work.

Alberta Alive – Grand Ave at 506 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

ALBERTA ALIVE – GRAND AVE – New five-story, 21 unit apartment building with ground floor common areas, indoor bike storage room, and central laundry; includes site work *** w/ 21-045684-MT ***

A building permit was issued for Volta at 1709 SE 3rd Ave:

Core and shell improvements for 2-story building; demo portions of exterior wall to create new main entrance and parking entrance; seismic upgrades; envelope upgrades; w/20-124557-MT

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for the Westwind Apartments at 355 NW 6th Ave:

Westwind Apartments – Construction of a new 7-story building with 28 residential units, 72 single room occupancies, offices, community spaces, and retail (with 20-169370-MT).

A building permit was issued for a project at 2925 SE Division St:

New 19-unit 3-story mixed use building w/19-268336-MT

Metro Reports: Isaka Shamsud-Din Apartments, ALTA Centric, Con-Way Blocks 261 and 262, and more

Sabin CDC is developing a 29-unit affordable housing development at NE 14th Pl and Killingsworth, named after a local Black artist Isaka Shamsud-Din. The building is being designed by Scott Edwards 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 May 17th, 2021 to May 23rd, 2021.

Design Advice has been requested for a project at 10413 E Burnside St:

Construction of 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.

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, and block 262 will be a 6 and 7 story building with basement parking. Stormwater disposal is anticipated to be through dry wells

Early Assistance has been requested by Holst Architecture for a project at 432 NE 74th Ave:

RIP Code Analysis – Multi-family affordable housing development with approximately 125 units with associated on-site parking and site improvements on a split-zone (CM2 & R2.5) site. Stormwater will be managed on site in accordance w/ BES standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 4520 N Colonial Ave:

Development of a three story multi-family apartment building. Site will provide bike parking, on site parking, and has designated easements for fire access and pedestrian access to the adjacent site.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 1560 N Going St:

Development of a three story multi-family apartment building. Site will provide bike parking, and has designated access for fire and pedestrians by easements through the adjacent site.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 3314 SE Powell Blvd:

The project team is looking at two new commercial development options, with Option B, being chosen as the option for discussion. Option A: The proposed scope of work includes the design and construction of a new one-story, 5,000 SF commercial building. Option B: The proposed scope of work includes the design and construction of a new 3-story, 28,000 SF core and shell building for commercial use.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architecture to discuss the RiverPlace Redevelopment:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss a proposed Central City Master Plan for approximately 8 acres that includes the following addresses: 0150, 0308 – 0320 SW Montgomery St., and 2025 WI/ and 2025 SW River Parkway.

The ALTA Centric at 1634 SW Alder St has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

ALTA CENTRIC – New mixed-use multifamily project with 6 residential stories, 203 apartment units with common areas for bike parking, lobby/mail, and a future retail tenant (by others). Concrete on levels P1 and L1 with wood-framed construction above. ***Review w DEMO 21-049475-CO and 20-135132 -MT

The Isaka Shamsud-Din Apartments at 5421 NE 14th Pl have been submitted for building permit review:

New Four story, 29 unit affordable multi-family residential complex located on NE 14th Place at NE Killingsworth. No parking to be provided. Community room and shared outdoor space to be provided. Proposed site development includes new utilities, accessible courtyard, landscaped areas and street trees. (with 21-036139-MT)

A project at 5740 NE 72nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

East Building / New three story, 6 unit multi-family building consisting entirely of affordable housing composed of two building. Surface parking to be provided. Community room and shared outdoor space to be provided. Proposed site development includes new utilities, landscaped areas and parking. (w/ 21- 036221-MT)

West Building / New three story, 6 unit multi-family building consisting entirely of affordable housing composed of two building. Surface parking to be provided. Community room and shared outdoor space to be provided. Proposed site development includes new utilities, landscaped areas and parking. (w/ 21- 037910-MT and 21-036216-CO & 21-036221-MT).

A building permit was issued for a project at 2475 SE 30th Ave (previously 2933 SE Division St):

Construct new 4 story mixed use building; main floor to include retail space and 2 residential units; floor 2-4 to include 16 apartment units; associated site work

Building permits were issued to Doug Circosta Architect for the 146th & Burnside East Apartments at 10, 20 and 30 NE 146th Ave (previously 14603 E Burnside St):

146 EAST – BLDG 100 – This project consists of 70 total new affordable apartment units. The units are located in (3) detached three story buildings with on- site parking spaces, user amenities, and trash enclosure. Unit counts are 30 in Building 100, 24 in Building 300, and 16 in Building 200. Both the bike shelter and trash enclose will require separate permits. ** No Mechanical with these permits *****review w. 20-173847/51/72-CO

146 EAST – BLDG 200 – This project consists of 70 total new affordable apartment units. The units are located in (3) detached three story buildings with on- site parking spaces, user amenities, and bike parking inside trash enclosure. Unit counts are 30 in Building 100, 24 in Building 300, and 16 in Building 200. Both the bike shelter and trash enclose will require separate permits.**No Mechanical with these permits****review w. 20-173775/851/872-CO

146 EAST – BLDG 300 – This project consists of 70 total new affordable apartment units. The units are located in (3) detached three story buildings. Bike parking in trash enclosure. Unit counts are 30 in Building 100, 24 in Building 300, and 16 in Building 200. Both the bike shelter and trash enclose will require separate permits.***review w. 20-173775/847/872-CO

Building permits were issued to Doug Circosta Architect for the 146th & Burnside West Apartments at 11 and 21 NE 146th Ave (previously 14507 E Burnside St):

146 WEST – New 3-story, 24 Unit apartment building (1 of 2) with detached trash enclosure and associated site work. No Mechanical with this permit ***Review with 19-256079-CO (BLDG 2) and 19-256081-CO (Trash Encl) ***Transitioned to Complex ProjectDox Review 12/29/20

146 WEST Bldg B200 – new 3-story 22 unit apartment building with office and common laundry room. No Mechanical with this permit **Review w. 19-256078- CO & 19-256081-CO. *** Project transitioned to “complex” plan review and Process Managed after 1st review cycle.

A building permit was issued for Floor & Decor at 11941 N Jantzen Dr:

PDOX PS – new 1-story building for flooring retailer with associated sitework w/20-203128-MT

Metro Reports: YBP Ankeny, Harbor Sky Lot 1, 6610 N Greenwich, and more

YBP Ankeny will go in front of the Design Commission on Thursday June 17th for an advisory Design Advice Request meeting. According to the applicant’s narrative, the “project seeks to create a home for young Black professionals in Portland interested in a career in the AEC [Architecture, Engineering and Construction] industry—a place where they can live together in community to support one another in a city where few share their lived experience as a person of color.”

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 10th, 2021 to May 16th, 2021.

Design Advice has been requested by Bora Architects and HMS Development for YBP Ankeny 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.

Early Assistance has been requested by Quilici Architecture & Design for a project at 2515 SE 30th Ave:

12 unit, 3 story, wood-frame, garden-style, walk-up 2 bedroom apartments. Includes landscaping and stormwater planters.

Early Assistance has been requested by Quilici Architecture & Design for a project at 1314 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd:

40 unit, 3 story, wood-frame, garden-style, walk-up apartments with a mix of 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom units. Includes outdoor areas, patios, landscaping and stormwater planters.

Early Assistance has been requested by Quilici Architecture & Design for a project at 3719 SW 12th Ave:

19 unit, 4 story, wood-frame, stair apartments with 1 bedroom units. Includes outdoor areas, patios, balconies, landscaping and stormwater planters.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 10360 NE Wasco St:

72 affordable apartments 1,2, and 3 bedroom in a seven story C shaped building. Community room on ground floor, 31 parking spaces, bike parking, leasing office.

A project at 8417 SW 24th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story 17 unit apartment bldg with associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 6610 N Greenwich Ave:

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

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture fore a project at 8080 N Willamette Blvd:

New 3-story multi-family structure with 12 units

Building permits were issued for a project at 4537 and 4541 SE 122nd Ave:

New 4 story apartment building with 19 units, parking lot, utilities, landscaping, and site improvements. Building A.

New 4 story apartment building with 19 units. Building B.

A building permit was issued for Harbor Sky Lot 1 at 1245 N Anchor Way:

5 story on above grade parking , 113 apartments over a podium level containing 101 parking spaces, 2 loading spaces.

Renovation and Addition to Historic Troy Laundry Planned (images)

A renovation and addition to the National Register-legisted Troy Laundry building is planned by Chicago based developer Adventurous Journeys, with design work by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture. The work will include the addition of a new rooftop penthouse and deck. In early 2020 the Oregonian reported that the building may become home to private members club Soho House.

The project has been approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission, and currently has a building permit under review.

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Metro Reports: 3920 N Montana, Prose Apartments, 3212 SW 10th, and more

The Prose Apartments on Hayden Island will include 284 units and 368 surface parking spaces.

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 3rd, 2021 to May 9th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by Wright Architecture for a project at 3212 SW 10th Ave:

50,000 SF 85 studios affordable housing with 27 parking stalls

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Lever Architecture to discuss a project at 1706 NW 24th Ave:

Development consisting of 40,000 GSF new office space with associated site work and accessory surface parking. The building will include four levels of office of Type III-B construction. Stormwater strategy is to be determined.

The Prose Apartments at 110 N Tomahawk Island Dr have been submitted for building permit review:

PROSE APARTMENTS – New five-story apartment building with 284 units and 368 surface parking spaces; includes associated site work *** w/ 21-035103-CO and 21-035104-MT ***

A building permit was issued for a project at 3920 N Montana Ave:

New 3 story 6 unit apartment building with common lobby, and associated site work including detached trash enclosure under 120 sf ***mechanical separate***

Metro Reports: 1838 N Argyle, Terwilliger Plaza Parkview Building, Lexus Dealership, and more

A Design Advice Request meeting was held on June 3rd to discuss 1838 N Argyle St, a proposed 11-story pre-fabricated mass timber building in Kenton. All the homes in the 290-unit development would be affordable to those earning 60% of Area 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 April 26th, 2021 to May 2nd, 2021.

Design Advice has been requested by Wright Architecture for a project at 1838 N Argyle St:

Proposed 175,000+ SF residential building in the Kenton Plan District, modular constructed mass timber structure, includes on-site stormwater facilities.

A project at 5833 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

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

A building permit was issued for a project at 1280 SE Nehalem St:

PDOX PS – new 3 story 19 unit mixed use building with associated site work w/20-177139-MT

A foundation permit was issued to LRS Architects for the Terwilliger Plaza Parkview Building at 2436 SW 6th Ave:

PARKVIEW BUILDING – Foundation, excavation, and shoring for new 9 story senior living building over 2 basement parking levels and skybridge to existing building

A shoring and excavation permit was issued to Mackenzie for the Lexus Dealership at 3075 NE Sandy Blvd:

Shoring and excavation ** Review with 19-141280-CO Demo permit