Metro Reports: Flatworks, 3605 N Michigan, 1121 SE Lincoln, and more

Flatworks at 240 SE Grand Ave has been submitted for building permit review. The design of the 8-story Cross-Laminated Timber office building is by TVA Architects, for Sturgeon Development Partners.

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 22nd, 2021 to March 28th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3605 N Michigan Ave:

7,500sf, 3-story, 12-14 unit multi-family apartment building. Accessory bike storage and trash enclosure adjacent to ally. Stormwater disposal via drywell if infiltration testing confirms or flow-through planter.

Early Assistance has been requested by Dao Architecture for a project at 1121 SE Lincoln St:

Development of Lincoln Court, which is comprised of (8) residential units, one commercial space, and common and support areas surrounding a central courtyard. The residential units are a mix of townhouses and flats within structures varying in height from two to four stories, with approximately 4 – 6 covered, but not enclosed parking spaces. Primarily wood-framed structures, R-2 Occupancy, Type V-A, NFPA 13 sprinklered. Stormwater assumed to be primarily addressed with drywells. See more extensive project description enclosed with application documents.

Flatworks at 240 SE Grand has been submitted for building permit review:

FLATWORKS – New 8 story, 130,000 (above grade) office building with a height of 100′-0″ as calculated per the COP Zoning Code. Construction is using Cross-Laminated Timber. Below-grade parking with 66 stalls provided with access off of SE Pine Street. Loading zone provided w/ separate entry off of SE Pine Street. Stormwater will be managed on-site via eco-roof.** Review w. 21-025182-MT

A building permit was issued for a project at 1530 NE 67th Ave:

New 4 story storage facility, parking, landscaping, and site improvements *** mechanical permit to be separate ***.

Metro Reports: 6950 N Maryland, 8051 N Richmond, 12529 SE Powell, and more

A four story building at 6950 N Maryland Ave 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 March 15th, 2021 to March 21st, 2021.

A project at 12529 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check by MWA Architects:

Two separate multi-family apartment buildings.169 units total. Building A is 3 stories high with a courtyard. Building B is 4 stories high with a courtyard. No basements proposed. Stormwater disposal is proposed via a drywell system.

A project at 6950 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building review by McGuirl Designs & Architecture:

PDOX PS – new 4 story 109 unit apartment building w/ associated site work w/21-024564-MT

Great Scott at 701 E Burnside has been submitted for building permit review by Convergence Architecture:

PDOX PS – construct new 4 story 37 unit apartment building with associated site work ***mechanical separate***

A project at 2706 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story, 27 unit apartment bldg. with basement, offices and associated sitework. No on-site parking or loading. w/21-014189-MT

A building permit was issued for a project at 8051 N Richmond Ave:

Single pdf – foundations for modular community building. Site work, utilities, and grading for 19 sleeping pods and 1 storage shed (less than 120 sf)

Metro Reports: Las Adelitas, Prose Apartments, 2440 N Lombard, and mroe

Ground has broken on Las Adelitas, a 142-unit affordable housing development in Cully on the site formerly occupied by the Sugar Shack.

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 8th, 2021 to March 14th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5911 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Retail Center, 2 Phase project (See EA 19-162099). Stormwater to be resolved by Underground structure, Drywell, or soakage trench (TBD) Development to meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2440 N Lombard St:

Proposed multifamily 16-unit, 4 story (45¿) project at 2440 N Lombard.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by TVA Architects to discuss a project at 1018 SW Morrison St:

This proposal is for a 6-story core and shell building with approximately 70,000 SF total, and a maximum height of 75 feet. On-site car parking is not required and is not proposed. Long and short term bike parking is required and will be provided. Retail space is proposed at ground level, with B-occupancy office space on levels 2-6. Stormwater will be managed on-site via an eco-roof.

The Prose Apartments at the 400 Block of N Tomahawk Island Drive have been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check:

Five-story multifamily housing complex totaling approx. 280 units with approx. 370 surface parked stalls.

A building permit was issued for a project at 5880 N Greeley Ave:

Construct 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued to Salazar Architect for Las Adelitas at 6735 NE Killingsworth St:

LAS ADELITAS -New 4 story affordable multi family building. The building is 3 stories type VA construction over 1 story type IA construction. Stormwater disposal is through (2) on-site drywells. The building has 143 living units over community and residential services space and parking. 65 parking stalls provided at the ground floor. **Review with 20-148032-MT

A building permit was issued for a project at 6942 N Montana Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with 18 units

Metro Reports: HollywoodHUB, Freewell, 10413 E Burnside, and more

Freewell (previously known at Con-way Block 291E) 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 March 1st, 2021 to March 7th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by Jones Architecture for a project East of 208 NE Hancock St:

New 3-story, 18-unit multi-family, micro-unit residential building. Stormwater management TBD

Early Assistance has been requested by TriMet to discuss the HollywoodHUB at 4110 NE Halsey St (current Hollywood Transit Center):

Vacation of NE 42nd Avenue between NE Halsey Street and I-84 Pedestrian Bridge to allow for (i) the construction of new pedestrian/bike access to the Hollywood MAX Station and Laurelhurst neighborhood, (ii) new TriMet and public infrastructure, and (iii) to make the Hollywood Transit Center viable for a new 213-unit affordable housing building. Stormwater treatment will be in dry wells on site with additional bio swales as needed. Detailed project information is included in the attached presentation.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 10413 E Burnside St:

We are proposing to build a 225 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. We are evaluating site conditions for infiltration, if not feasible we will discharge to the public storm system.

A project at 234 NE 61st Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – Construct new 3 story 15 unit apartment building with associated site work

Freewell at 2030 NW Raleigh St has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

FREEWELL – BLOCK 291E – New 7-story apartment building with 192 apartment units, residential amenity spaces, and commercial space attached to new 2-story pavilion building by 2nd level pedestrian bridge; includes one level shared below grade parking and associated site work *** w/20-203695-MT ***

Building permits were issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project with buildings at 5960 and 5980 E Burnside St:

New 4-story 42-unit apartment building with associated site work; no onsite parking; detached trash enclosure < 120 sf; mechanical permit separate for w/19-269743/44-CO

New 4-story 29-unit apartment building with associated site work; no onsite parking; detached trash enclosure < 120 sf; mechanical permit separate for /19-269743/44-CO

A building permit was issued to Stewart Gordon Straus Architect for a project at 278 SW Arthur St:

New 2 story office building, parking lot, site improvements, landscaping, retaining walls.(mechanical separate)

News Roundup: Modera Woodstock, Mamook Tokatee, a Note From the Publisher, and more

The 5-story Modera Woodstock will include 194 unit apartment units and ground floor retail.

First, a quick note from the publisher. I’ve had a few emails / comments lately asking if the site is still being maintained. The answer is yes, but also that my professional and personal lives are a lot busier than they were when I started this blog back in 2014, and I longer have as much time to devote to the site as I’d like. I also had to deal with the site being hacked recently, which thankfully seems to be fixed now. With that said, I do hope catch up on some of the backlog of post that I’ve meaning to publish. Anyway, on to a roundup of (relatively) recent news stories about development in Portland.

Mamook Tokatee is rising from former bakery parking lot in Cully, writes the Hollywood Star News. The affordable housing development is a collaboration between NAYA, Community Development Partners and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon.

Eater Portland wrote a guide to the “killer carts” at the new food cart pod Collective Oregon Eateries.

Mill Creek Residential has purchased the city block that was formerly home to the Joinery for $5.5 million($). The sale clears the way for construction of the Modera Woodstock, reports the Portland Business Journal.

The developer of Block 216, which will include the Ritz Carlton hotel and residences, is seeking new investors in the project($), reports The Oregonian. The Portland Business Journal previously reported on why developer Walter Bowen believes things are looking good for a 2023 opening($). Separately, the City Council approved funding to move the food carts that were displaced by the construction of the tower to a new location at SW Ankeny and Park, on the future Green Loop.

Plans for the adaptive reuse of the former aircraft parts factory at 3300 NE Broadway are moving forward, writes Building on History.

“Five years in the making”, Argyle Gardens (formerly LISAH) is a “departure for affordable housing in Portland“, write Portland Monthly.

Las Adelitas, a $58 million, 142-unit affordable housing project named for Mexican revolutionaries of the 1910s, “will be the largest ever public investment in the Cully neighborhood“, reports the Portland Tribune.

Building on History wrote about new life at Olds/Rhodes/Galleria/Target.

Metro Reports: Society RCP, Morningstar at Laurelhurst, 4961 SE 73rd, and more

Society RCP will be a co-living community located across the street from food cart pod The Barley Pod, which was also developed by Ethos Development.

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 February 22nd, 2021 to February 28th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4961 SE 73rd Ave:

2 New buildings on existing lot. Both buildings 3 Stories above grade with basement. 1- 14 unit building. 1 – 16 unit building. On site stormwater treatment.

Early Assistance has been requested by Evident Architecture Office for a project at 2892 NW Upshur St:

New 4-Unit Multi-Family Structure With On Site Parking

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at SW Barbur Blvd and Hamilton Terrace:

Proposed 12-Unit Apartment Complex with Associated Parking Lot Improvements in the RM1 and RM1c Zones. Approximately 28,228 sq. ft. of site area is located within the Environmental Conservation Overlay Zone area.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Barry Smith Architect to discuss a project at 3333 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd:

(Refer to Zoning Map dated 2/24/21 for accurate portrayal of lots involved.) PROPOSAL The proposal is develop housing on Marquam Hill to eliminate commuting for residents and support personnel of the Hospitals and Level 1 Trauma Center. Housing and services are provided for the employment providers adjacent to the site. Household Living will be classified as Residential Group R1 and R2 for temporary and permanent residences by the Oregon State Structural Specialty Code. Household Living is mixed within structures in a combination of SRO and apartment configurations. Business, Retail Sales and Service and Assembly Occupancies are developed to provide support services for residents, guests and neighbors. Parking is provided and shared throughout the site. Also proposing Comprehensive Plan Map/Zoning Map Amendment for southerly lots from RM3 to CM2. Summarized (by Barry Smith): Change CM2 and RM3d map designations to EXd, concurrently with Planned development, concurrently with Design Review. 904 SW Gibbs can be considered a part of the site so long as we can continue the current path to start construction 3Q 2021.

A project at 4325 N Mississippi Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Single PDF – new 3 story 12 unit apartment building.

A building permit was issued for the Society RCP at 1455 NE 62nd Ave:

New 3-story, 3-unit apartment building, including interior trash, associated sitework and on-site stormwater management.

A building permit was issued for the Morningstar at Laurelhurst at 3140 NE Sandy Blvd:

New five-story building of assisted living and memory care units with related amenities in a single building. A total of 115 units is proposed. 1 level of structured parking below grade. (w/ 20-144708-MT)

Metro Reports: North of 253 N Broadway, 1946 NE 122nd, 9243 SE Holgate, and more

Albina Vision Trust plans to develop affordable housing and a community theater in historic Lower Albina, in partnership with Edlen & Company. The building, located north of the Paramount Apartments at 253 N Broadway, will include 111 residential units.

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 February 15th, 2021 to February 21st, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by Baysinger Partners Architecture for a project at 1946 NE 122nd Ave:

Demo existing former Shari’s pad building. Construct new ~3,028 sf bank building and parking within ground lease area.

Early Assistance has been requested by Lever Architecture for a project North of 253 N Broadway:

The project is the development of an existing parking lot into an affordable housing residential building (111 units) as well as a 99 seat theater and a pedestrian path connecting Wheeler and Flint.

Early Assistance has been requested by Jones Architecture for a project East of 208 NE Hancock St:

New 3-story, 18-unit multi-family, micro-unit residential building. Stormwater management TBD.

A project at 6335 SE 92nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

PDOX PS – new 3-story 19 unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 9243 SE Holgate Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story (30) unit apartment building with associated site work

Metro Reports: Steeplejack Brewery, Baldwin Affordable Housing, 5403 SE 122nd, and more

The Baldwin Affordable Housing project is being developed by Home Forward in collaboration with the Urban League of Portland, and will comprise of 60 units of affordable permanent supportive housing. The project is being designed by SERA 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 February 8th, 2021 to February 14th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by Dao Architecture for a project at 5403 SE 122nd Ave:

Proposed building is a single 4-story, wood-framed structure, providing 65 units of affordable housing and approx. 11 covered, but not enclosed parking spaces. R-2 Occupancy, Type V-A, NFPA 13R sprinklered. Building is U-shaped, ground floor common room and support spaces, surrounding an interior court/garden

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5415 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Consolidate properties into the RM4 zone and design and develop three multifamily buildings

A project at 751 N Prescott St has been submitted for a Type II Historic Resource Review by Works Progress Architecture:

The proposed development includes construction of a new wood frame 4 story multi family building with support spaces. There are 30 residential units varying in size. Two stairs access each floor with both extending to the roof. A single Elevator provides access to each floor and roof deck. The two existing lots will be consolidated into one single lot for development. The applicant proposes a modification to 33.130.230.B.4 ¿ Ground floor window and frontage standards for dwelling units.

A project at 1004 NE 31st Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story (4) unit apartment building with associated site work w/21-011538-MT

The Baldwin Apartments at 7656-7688 N Interstate Ave have been submitted for building permit review:

BALDWIN APARTMENTS – new 4-story low-income apartment building with 60 units, ground floor permanent supportive service offices, community room, and courtyards. ***Review w. 21-004823-MT

A building permit was issued to Open Concept Architecture for the conversion of the former Metropolitan Community Church at 2400 NE Broadway into the Steeplejack Brewery:

PDOX PS – TI for new tenant; change of occupancy from A-3, church to A-2, restaurant; site work to include removing retaining wall, install paving, bike racks, and landscaping; new walls in basement includes vestible, brewery, mill room, restrooms, kitchen, trash, and office; new walls on main floor to create taproom, lounge, storage, and entry. Recovering roof.

Metro Reports: Holden of Pearl, 23 NE 151st, Joyce Hotel, and more

Holden of Pearl
An Excavation and Shoring permit was issued for the Holden of Pearl senior housing development.

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 February 1st, 2021 to February 7th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by Evident Architecture Office for a project with buildings at 4905 N Vancouver and North of 4906 N Gantenbein Ave:

New 12-Unit Multi-Family residential structure on a 4,500 Sf lot. The project is designed as one of a potential three-building complex on adjacent, individual tax lots. See previous EA 20-121409.

New 12-Unit Multi-Family residential structure on a 4,500 Sf lot. The project is designed as one of a potential three-building complex on adjacent, individual tax lots. See previous EA 20-121409.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5422 N Mississippi Ave:

Development of two (2) fourteen (14) unit residential buildings, and associated sitework. Stormwater disposal methods are TBD.

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

Construction of 93 multi-family units on vacant land. On-site stormwater treatment proposed

Early Assistance has been requested by Wright Architecture for a project at 7124 N Mohawk Ave:

New 32,184 SF apartment building with 46 units in the St Johns Plan District, includes on-site stormwater facilities.

Early Assistance has been requested by Design Department Architecture for a project at 7005 N Montana Ave:

12 apartments in a three-story building with onsite drywell in courtyard.

The renovation of The Joyce Hotel at 322 SW 11th Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Carleton Hart Architecture:

Remodel and seismic rehabilitation of an existing, 4-story URM building. Program to be 66 single room occupancy (SRO) units of permanent supportive housing (PSH). Basement to include bicycle storage and utility spaces. Ground floor to include residential amentiy spaces, utility spaces, and offices focused on tenant services. Residential floors to include shared bathroom facilities. Roof to include outdoor terrace. Site improvments include ROW improvements per PBOT.

A project with two buildings at 3733 N Williams Ave has been submitted for building permit review by VWR Development:

PDOX PS – new 4-story mixed use building (east bldg) with 13 residential units and ground floor retail with associated site work

PDOX PS – new 4-story apartment building (west bldg) with 17 residential units with associated site work w/21-008589-CO

The first permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Holden of Pearl at 1540 NW 13th Ave:

Partial permit for excavation and shoring for new 16 story tower with 3 story podium, courtyard, and 1 below grade level for parking. Shoring in the ROW. No plumbing and utilities associated with this permit

Metro Reports: 9401 NE Cascades Parkway, West of 84 NE Killingsworth St, and 4937 SE Woodstock Blvd

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 January 25th, 2021 to January 31st, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 9401 NE Cascades Parkway:

Remove up-to 56 parking stalls and create a retail pad in that location (possibly housing up-to 18,000 sq ft of future retail space).

Early Assistance has been requested by Structure Development Group for a project West of 84 NE Killingsworth St:

Construction of a five-story COVID 19 resistant office building to be located at the southeast corner of NE Killingsworth St and NE Cleveland Ave. The site is currently vacant land. The proposed
building will have a below-grade basement and four above-grade levels.

A project at 4937 SE Woodstock Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

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