Metro Reports: OHSU Hospital Expansion, PAE Living Building, NW 13th and Johnson Apartments, and more

The first building permit was issued for the OHSU Hospital Expansion, on the site formerly occupied by the School of Dentistry.

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 March 30th, 2020 to April 5th, 2020.

Large Division at 11518 SE Division St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Mixed use building with 138 units of affordable housing, serving households at 30% and 60% Area Median Income (“AMI”). The project will consist of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 416 sf to 1,028 sf. Adjustment requested to vehicular access through a setback (33.130.215.B.1.b)

A building permit was issued to TVA Architects for the NW 13th and Johnson Apartments at 1315 NW Johnson St:

7 story, 38,198 sq. ft. Multi-family mixed use, first floor retail shell, 2-7 floors 58 unit apartments and associated site work. With permit # 18-244052-MT

A building permit was issued to ZGF Architects for the PAE Living Building at 151 SW 1st Ave:

Review w/ 19-158248-MT New construction of 53,646 GSF, 5-story office building in historic district. Project is utilizing elements such as cross laminated timber (CLT), composting toilets, and water filtration/reuse to achieve the Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. Will house PAE’s Portland office and other tenants. Includes retail spaces at the ground floor.

An Excavation and Shoring permit was issued to NBBJ for the OHSU Hospital Expansion at 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd:

EXC -01 – Site excavation and shoring in preparation for the new hospital expansion.

Weekly Roundup: Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Portland Building, and more

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center
The Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center sold for $190 milion in December. It is currently closed, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

It’s been a month since we last published a ‘weekly’ roundup. The news in March was almost entirely focused on COVID-19, with few stories of the kind we normally link to published. This roundup mostly includes stories from last week, as well as a few that we missed in the previous weeks.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about SERA Architects’ slightly different proposal* for 306 SE 8th. While the project was approved in 2017, the approval will expire before construction can start.

Portland Architecture visited the reconstructed Portland Building, where the interior changes are so significant that “one can hardly believe this is the same place.” A grand re-opening ceremony that was scheduled for March 19th was canceled, according to the Business Tribune.

The Hyatt Place at the Oregon Convention Center sold in December for $190 million, reports Willamette Week. Despite public investment in the project, none of the profit returned to the taxpayer.

Construction is “chugging along like it’s still 2019,” reports Willamette Week, and “some workers say that’s dangerous“.

The Northwest Examiner wrote about the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences and, in something of a new concern for the paper, wondered whether “available building sites that could have been used for permanent housing will instead be reserved for tourists and business travelers“. The paper also reported that plans for the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center have been canceled, with only a parking lot now set to be built at the site on NW St Helens Rd.

Willamette Week looked at why so many huge self-storage complexes have cropped up in Portland.

Portland Architecture visited Tree Farm, where they found that color and whimsy enliven and ordinary office.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

Metro Reports: Northwest Children’s Theater, 7909 SE Harney and 1350 N Watts

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 March 23rd, 2020 to March 29th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested for the Northwest Children’s Theater at 2135 NW 29th Ave:

Performance and education facility for Northwest Children’s Theater. One level of partially below grade parking; two levels of performance, education and administrative space above. Stormwater planters; assume no infiltration allowed due to fill.

Early Assistance has been requested by Inland Washington for a project at 7909 SE Harney St:

Inland Washington is proposing a 150 unit multi-family development in two 4-story building. The development will include surface parking, detached garages, outdoor playground and open space. Access will be from SE Harney St and SE Crystal Springs. Storm water management will be designed to comply with local requirements for the treatment of water quality and quantity. Infiltration rates are high on-site, so detention is not anticipated as part of this project.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1350 N Watts St:

New 3-story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work ***mechanical permit separate***

Metro Reports: PDX Concourse B, American Can Company Complex, Oregon Square, and more

A building permit was issued for the PDX Concourse B Redevelopment, designed by ZGF Architects.

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 March 16th, 2020 to March 22nd, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 9243 SE Holgate Blvd:

30 unit multi-dwelling apartment building 3 stories inclusionary 60% MFI. Stormwater to drywell. PLA is in process to create the 60 and 40 ft lot frontages on lot 10 and 11. Existing home will be demolished

Early Assistance has been requested by Peter Meijer Architect for alterations to the American Can Company Complex at 2127 NW 26th Ave:

Redevelopment of individual building complex that will include re-installing windows at existing openings, roof top activation, addition at west elevation, north elevation activation, roof top addition at the existing parking structure and new construction at the northwest corner.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a revised proposal for Oregon Square at 729 NE Oregon St:

Phased (2) block development on a portion of the site of the existing Oregon Square block. Two commercial office buildings are being proposed on Block 90 (SW) and Block 103 (SE). The buildings are (5) stories and (6) stories respectively totaling 370,000 GSF. The blocks will sit on one level of underground parking serving both buildings.

A building permit was issued for the PDX Concourse B Redevelopment:

Reconstruction and addition (+/- 50,000 SF) to Concourse B. New construction also includes pedestrian walkway addition (+/- 10,000 SF) extending East from end of Concourse B.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1615 N Willis Blvd:

Construct new 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 6940 N Greenwich Ave:

New 3 story – 12 unit apartment building and associated site work ***demo permit 18-242483-RS***

Division 28 Homes Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Division 28 Homes, a 10-unit co-housing development in the Richmond neighborhood designed by Hacker architects. Urban Development Partners is acting as the owner’s representative. The project is being developed for one extended family, with members of varying ages, with the intention that family members are able to age in place. At the ground level the building would also include retail space and a restaurant with outdoor seating. 15 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in a below-grade garage. 

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Metro Reports: 5827 NE Prescott, 5736 N Greeley, 6950 N Maryland, 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 March 9th, 2020 to March 15th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6950 N Maryland Ave:

The project involves 3 separate properties that are under separate ownerships, but they will be designed at the same time. Additionally each property is looking to have a shared easement amongst each other. 6950 N Maryland will have 30 dwelling units. 3 stories above grade with basement. The property will utilize onsite drywells.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6928 N Maryland Ave:

The project involves 3 separate properties that are under separate ownerships, but they will be designed at the same time. Additionally each property is looking to have a shared easement amongst each other. 6928 N Maryland will have 13 dwelling units. 3 stories above grade with basement. The property will utilize onsite drywells.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1810 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd:

Multifamily development of (2) new buildings each containing (7) townhouse style units with three stories and a roof. Each unit will have a garage accessed by a shared on-site driveway. Stormwater to be handled with an on-site drywell.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for the Portland Housing Bureau development at 5827 NE Prescott St:

New residential building with 50 dwelling units and community spaces. Storm water management intended as on-site infiltration via dry wells possibly supplemented by pervious paving and/or stormwater planters as needed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 5736 N Greeley Ave:

(2) New 13-unit, two and three-story multi-family residential buildings. No on-site parking proposed. Lots shall be consolidated. Shared common outdoor area proposed, along with secure long-term bicycle parking. Project prototype approved at 5635 &5645 NE GLISAN ST

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Leanto Architecture to discuss a project at 28 SE 56th Ave:

Zoning change to RM2, to allow a new 3-story, 30-unit SRO facility for low-income young adults (just out of the foster care system).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by YBA Architects to discuss a project at 1341 N Killingsworth St:

New 5 story apartment building with no retail. On site infiltration likely.

A project at 3430 NE 50th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New three story 18-unit apartment building includes 2 structure with 12 and 6 units connected through stairs and balcony and associated siteworks. See 20-128179-CO for trash enclosure. See 20-128181-MT for mechanical

Metro Reports: Analog, Westwind Apartments, Cooper 52, and more

Analog at 1835 N Flint Ave was scheduled to receive Design Advice on March 19th. Meetings of the Design Commission and Historic Landmarks Commission in March have been canceled due to the COVID-19 emergency, with cases on the agenda for March set to be rescheduled.

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 March 2nd, 2020 to March 8th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for Analog at 1835 N Flint Ave:

DESIGN HEARING – New seven-story residential building with 134 dwelling units. The program includes four townhouses, amenity space for residents, structured parking, and a courtyard space on the ground floor. Upper stories include a mix of studios, micro-studios, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom dwelling units and 25 car parking spaces. Proposed exterior materials include Viroc cement-bonded particle board, Hardie panel fiber cement board, 18-guage raw steel break metal (lobby area), aluminum storefront windows and doors (lobby area), and commercial-grade vinyl windows (residential units). Five Modifications to zoning code development standards are requested: 1) 33.266.220.C.3.b – Standards for all bicycle parking, Bicycle racks. Provide long-term spaces that are 1′-6″ x 6′-0″, rather than the required 2′-0″ x 6′-0″, with a combination of staggered, wall-mounted racks and a double-decker rack system. 2) 33.266.130.F.2 – Parking space and aisle dimensions. Provide parking in a mechanical stacking system with spaces that range in width, the smallest being 8′-2 7/16″ rather than the required 8′-6″ minimum. 3) 33.266.130.F.1.a – Parking area layouts, access to parking spaces. Locate required loading spaces in the parking area drive aisle and maintaining access to all the vehicle parking spaces via a mechanically automated “shuffling” parking system. 4) 33.510.220.B.2 – Ground floor windows. The applicant proposes a large scale vitrine to display custom art installations in lieu of the standard-required 40% window area with views into lobbies or working areas along the non-residential portion of the N Hancock Street façade. 5) 33.130.230.B.4.a – Ground floor window and frontage standards for dwelling units, Flexible ground floor design. The applicant proposes that the ground floor dwelling unit at the northeast corner of the building have a depth of 22′-10″ from the N Flint Avenue-facing façade, rather than the required 25′-0″ minimum depth. One exception is requested to Window Projections Into Public Right-of-Way OSSC/32/#1 Code Guide standards: the applicant requests that a projecting window mass at the northeast corner of the building be allowed to be 46′-7 ½” long on its east elevation and 40′-0 ¼” long on its north elevation, exceeding the maximum length allowed of 12 feet on both elevations.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5025 SE 122nd Ave:

Build a two-story mosque (total area of 6,511 sq ft)

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6936 N Maryland Ave:

Construction of 30 new dwelling units at 6936 N Maryland. Building will be 3 stories above-grade with basement and will utilize onsite drywells (revised to one lot from original proposal).

Early Assistance has been requested by YBA Architects for Cooper 52 at 6865 SE 52nd Ave:

Cooper 52 is an apartment building with three stories and a basement. There are 25 residential units. There is surface and tuck-under parking, building services, bike parking, outdoor common area, and residential units in the basement and ground floor. there are residential units and exterior circulation space on the second and third floors. the stormwater disposal methodology is to be determined.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Rendina Healthcare Real Estate to discuss a project at 804 SW 12th Ave:

Proposed development for a 14 story, 287,000 GSF structure. This mixed-use development will include retail, lobbies and support space on Level 1, leasable medical and commercial office space on Levels 2-5 and residential units 6-13, with mechanical and amenity space on Level 14. In addition, three levels of below grade parking will be provided. The project will use filtration planters with the possibility of an eco-roof. If an eco-roof is not utilized then a detention tank will be provided.

The new Westwind Apartments at 327 NW 6th Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

100-day Review Timeline. Construction of a new, 7-story, mixed-use building on a quarter block site. Project includes 100 deeply affordable units of permanently supporting housing, including 72 transient housing units (SROs) with PHB funding, and 28 studio apartments. It will also contain ground and second floor CCC Office space and community functions. There will be a small retail space at the northwest corner. Adjustment to 33.510.263 is requested to allow loading area access on NW Flanders.

An Excavation, Shoring and Structural permit for the Portland Proper Hotel at 1202 NW Irving St has been submitted for review by ZGF Architects:

PROPER HOTEL STR 01 – Excavation, Shoring, and Structural Core for a New 9 story hotel with one level of below grade parking

A building permit was issued to R&B Design Studio for the Interstate and Kilpatrick II apartments at 1400 N Kilpatrick St:

New construction of 18 housing units in a 3-story building on East portion of site. This is buildng 2 of 2. Building 1 was under 18-280322-CO. Utility and grading for entire site was under 18-280322-UTL-01-CO

Hyatt Place & Allison Residences Approved, Appealed to City Council (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Hyatt Place & Allison Residences, a 23 story tower in the Pearl District. That decision has now been appealed to the City Council by the Pearl Neighbors for Integrity in Design (PNID), a group of nearby residents that is separate from the neighborhood association.

The project is being developed by Vibrant Cities in partnership with the Sunray Group, with design by Otak. The lower 11 floors of the 249′ tall building would be occupied by a 160-room Hyatt Place branded hotel. The upper 12 floors would be residential, with 113 apartment units. No vehicular parking is proposed. Bicycle parking spaces are proposed in a basement bike room.

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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Portland Proper Hotel Hotel Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Portland Proper Hotel, a 9-story building designed by ZGF Architects. The hotel will include 227 guest rooms, with one level of below-grade valet parking for 58 vehicles. A lobby, event space, restaurant and bar are proposed at the ground floor. Rooftop amenity spaces, an event space and a pool are proposed at the top floor.

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Riverplace Redevelopment Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the redevelopment of Riverplace, at the south end of downtown. The 8 acre site is being master planned by GBD Architects with Kengo Kuma and Associates, for site owner NBP Capital. At full build-out the site could accommodate 250,000 sq ft of office space, 2,500 apartments, 300 hotel rooms, 100,000 sq ft of retail space and 1500 vehicular parking stalls.

Riverplace Redevelopment
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