News Roundup: Rocket Empire Machine, Hyatt Place, and the Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Place and Allison Residences
The Pearl Neighbors for Integrity in Design (PNID) are fighting the approval of the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences, which they believe will create congestion, due to the number of hotel rooms and apartments on the site and because it has no on-site parking.

The appeal against the approval of the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences by the Pearl Neighbors for Integrity in Design (PNID), a group of nearby residents unaffiliated the neighborhood association, went in front of City Council last week*. City Council will deliberate on the appeal on September 12th.

Eater Portland covered what to know about Rocket Empire Machine, Montavilla’s new food hall.

The Oregonian wrote about how the “ill-timed debut” of the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center has scuttled its backers’ lofty hopes.

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Con-way Block 291E Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved Con-way Block 291E, a seven-story apartment building. The development, designed by SERA Architects for Cairn Pacific, will include 192 residential apartments units, a small amount of ground floor commercial space, and a two story amenity pavilion. The project will include one level of below-grade vehicular parking, which will also have room for 212 bicycles.

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News Roundup: Rocket Empire Machine, Troy Laundry, SW Park Ave Apartments, and more

The SW Park Apartments, proposed for a site at the corner of SW Park and Clifton, would include 89 residential units, affordable to those earning 60% or less of Median Family Income.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the SW Park Apartments, an 11-story modular building which will include 89 units of affordable housing*.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about Montavilla’s new food hall, Rocket Empire Machine.

There has been a breakthrough on a Community Benefits Agreement for the Broadway Corridor, reports NW Labor Press. The agreement will be in front of the Prosper Portland board on Wednesday August 12th, alongside a Disposition and Development Agreement with developer Continuum Partners.

Building on History wrote about two projects proposed on the same block: the renovation of the Troy Laundry Building; and the new apartment building at 1010 SE Ash.

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Metro Reports: Mamook Tokatee, Porch Hang, Unicorn Bed Apartments, and more

Mamook Tokatee, meaning “to make beautiful” in the Chinook language, is being developed in collaboration between Community Development Partners, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon. The building will provide 56 affordable apartments, 20 of which will be reserved for Native households.

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 27th, 2020 to August 2nd, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ben Carr Architect for Porch Hang at 2706 SE Powell Blvd:

Porch Hang is a new construction 5 story multifamily project with ground floor retail and common areas. No parking is proposed on site. 28 residential units are proposed, with affordable housing being provided in the building. A large central courtyard, open air corridors and shared outdoor areas throughout the building help provide residents with a safe way to be outdoors. Total area of building will be +-16,500 SF. The existing structure and site improvements will be demolished.

A project at 8210 SE 6th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by BAMA Architecture:

PDOX PS – New 31 unit, 4 story wood framed mixed use building

The Unicorn Bed Apartments at 2167 NW Glisan have been submitted for building permit review by Dao Architecture:

PDOX PS – new 3-story mixed use building with 13 residential units and a daycare space w/associated site work***demo to be obtained separately ****

A project with two buildings at 5527 N Greeley Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building: building 1 of 2 south side building: bike storage under separate permit (20-165640-CO)

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building: building 2 of 2 south side building: bike storage under separate permit (20-165640-CO)

A project at 7150 N Greenwich Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

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

A project at 1603 N Willis Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – New 4-story with basement 44 unit apartment building with associated site work w/20-173946-MT

A project at 2425 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – construct new 4 story mixed use building with commercial spaces on main floor and 29 apartment units: associated site work w/20-172680-MT

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz for a project at 6280 N Montana Ave:

New 3 story, 18 unit apartment building with associated site work. No on-site parking ***mechanical permit separate***

A building permit was issued to Carleton Hart Architecture for Mamook Tokatee (previously known as Going 42) at 4610 NE 42nd Ave:

New 56-unit apartment building with associated site work w/20-118735-MT

A building permit was issued for a project at 16119 SE Stark St:

(N) single story 11,993 sf retail building. Construction sequence: 1. North portion. 2. Demo (e) building under permit # 18-260694-co. 3. Construct south portion of buildng. No occupancy this permit. Separate t. I. Permits required. Parking lot and site work to be completed as part of this permit. Separate permit for trash enclosure.

News Roundup: West End Medical Center, PDX Concourse E, Benson High School, and more

The West End Medical Center is being designed by ZGF Architects for Rendina Healthcare Real Estate and The Portland Clinic.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about planned West End Medical Center at 804 SW 12th Ave. The seven-story, 140,000-square-foot medical office building will include a new downtown home for The Portland Clinic*.

The PDX Concourse E Extension had a soft opening in July. The Oregonian noted the project added the first new gates to the airport in twenty years. While work on the extension itself is complete, the Business Tribune wrote about how some concessions are not yet open due to the pandemic.

A proposed development at 2124 NW Flanders St would displace low-income residents, reports Street Roots. Writing after the project’s first hearing, Building on History described why the Historic Landmarks Commission has no power to deny or delay the demolition of the Nathan Simon House currently located on the site.

The Portland Public Schools board approved a $1.2 billion bond for November ballot, reported OPB. The bond will include funds to renovate Jefferson High School and to finish modernizing Benson High School. Building on Historic wrote about the proposed design for Benson High School, which was recently approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission.

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Metro Reports: Oregon Park, Rosewood Family Health Center, 6928 N Maryland, and more

The Oregon Park apartments in Kerns will include 19 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 July 20th, 2020 to July 26th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3335 SE 124th Ave:

Development of 30-unit apartment building with parking. Storm water to drywell or planter/trench.

Early Assistance has been requested by McGuirl Designs And Architecture for a project at 6928 N Maryland Ave:

The project involves 3 separate tax lots that are adjacent to one another. The project will have one building across all three properties with four stories above grade and a partial basement. Building use is R2 Multi-family with 105 dwelling units and will include inclusionary housing. No off street vehicular parking, interior bicycle storage, interior trash room. Site to utilize on-site drywell.

The Oregon Park apartments at 823 NE 29th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Wright Architecture:

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

The Rosewood Family Health Center at SE 88th & Powell has been submitted for building permit review:

ROSEWOOD FAMILY HEALTH CENTER – New three story medical clinic with first floor consisting of medical clinic and pharmacy, 2nd floor consisting of a dental clinic and third floor administrative space.

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 1545 NE 41st Ave (previously 1535 NE 41st):

New 3 story, 19 unit apartment building and associated siteworks. Trash inside the building. Includes 5 units on ground floor and 7 units on 2nd and 3rd floor.

A building permit was issued Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 6290 N Montana Ave (perviously 6234 N Montana Ave):

New 3 story 11 unit apartment building with associated site work, no on-site parking, mechanical permit separate

Metro Reports: Centennial Place, De La Salle North Catholic High School, Bybee Lakes Hope Center, and more

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Centennial Place Apartments will include 15 studios, 32 one-bedroom, and 24 two-bedroom affordable apartments.

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 13th, 2020 to July 19th, 2020.

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

Partial redevelopment of existing apartment complex. Remove 2 existing apartment buildings from the site and add 2 new buildings and a total of 300 dwelling units on site. Stormwater disposal methods to be determined.

Early Assistance has been requested by Polyphon Architecture & Design for a project at 1213 N Ainsworth St

Proposed new development consisting of two four-story congregate living structures and trash enclosure. Stormwater to be infiltrated on-site via drywell within the central courtyard.

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 5035 NE 42nd Ave

New five story assisted living facility for developmentally disadvantaged individuals, some of whom drive. The ground floor contains a small parking area, pharmacy and building lobby. Floors 2 thru 4 contains a total of 24 group living sleeping rooms with shared dining room and commercial kitchen. The fifth floor contains offices for the operator and staff of the facility.

A building permit has been submitted to Otak Inc to convert the never occupied Wapato Corrections Facility at 14355 N Bybee Lake Ct into the Bybee Lakes Hope Center:

BYBEE LAKES HOPE CENTER/SHELTER – tenant improvement to existing building to create a re-entry program for the houseless

A building permit is under review for Centennial Place at 3800 SE 164th Ave:

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

A series of building permits were issued to Bora Architects for the new De La Salle North Catholic High School at 5310 NE 42nd Ave:

DE LA SALLE H.S. – Renovation of existing building for new high school, including seismic upgrade, new finishes, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection *** w/19-256420-CO, 20-106062-CO, 19-256433-MT, & 20-106063-MT ***

DE LA SALLE H.S. – New 21,000 s.f. gym, commons, and commercial kitchen for new high school; new driveway, parking, and associated site work *** w/20-105975-CO, 20-106062-CO, 19-256433-MT, & 20-106063-MT ***

DE LA SALLE H.S. – New 732 s.f. structurally independent covered walkway between the new and existing buildings *** w/19-256420-CO, 20-105975-CO, 19-256433-MT, & 20-106063-MT ***

Building permits were issued to Edge Development for a project at 5635 and 5645 NE Glisan St (previously 5625 NE Glisan St):

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with trash room, electrical room, and associated site work and covered bike storage area . W/19-218545 MT

New 3 story, 13 unit apartment building with associated site work and covered bike storage area

A building permit was issued for a project at 5321 NE Glisan St (previously 5315 NE Glisan St):

New single story building for use a convenience store; site work to include new walkway, landscaping, and 100sf detached trash enclosure; ***Mechanical permit separate*** w/19-261541-rs septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

Metro Reports: Pearl Building East, Bridgeport Brewery, 1531 N Alberta, and more

Pearl Building East
The Pearl Building East was approved in 2017, however the approval is now expiring. Review of the building permit, submitted in 2019, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City Council is currently considering an ordinance that would extend the life of land use reviews approved in the past three years. If Council does not adopt an amendment that would let Pearl East move take advantage of this the project will need to be re-submitted for a Type III Historic Resource 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 July 6th, 2020 to July 12th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2359 SE 124th Ave:

Applicant proposes to develop the project site to support a new commercial/retail building. The lot is currently vacant and has some existing structures and paved areas which will be removed in preparation for the proposed improvements. The lot is zoned CM2 and all improvements will fall under the allowed outright uses of the CM2 zone. Proposed site improvements include the construction of two buildings, a driveway and a parking/loading area in between the two buildings. All stormwater runoff from the impervious parking area will be disposed on-site via an infiltration swale and roof runoff will be retained and infiltrated onsite via drywells underneath the parking area. Building construction will be phased such that the rear building will be constructed first.

Early Assistance has been requested by ZGF Architects for a project on the site of the former Bridgeport Brewery at 1313 NW Marshall St:

Development of full block retaining historic structures.

Early Assistance has been requested by William / Kaven Architecture for a project at 3114 SE Belmont St:

5-story apartment building with 24 total units, 2 affordable units at 60% MFI. Drywell in SW corner for stormwater disposal.

A new Pre-Application Conference for the Pearl Building East at 520 NW 13th Ave has been scheduled by Specht Development:

Development of a 7-story office building, with retail on the ground floor. It will be approximately 90,564 square feet, including the below-ground area devoted to parking. The top 6 floors will be for office use, with retail space on the ground floor. 35 parking spaces will be provided in an underground garage. (See previously-approved LU case for this project, which expires July 2020: LU 16-153002 HR AD.

A project at 1531 N Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story 16 unit apartment building with associated site work

News Roundup: Broadway Corridor, Albina Vision, 823 NE 29th, and more

Broadway Corridor
Negotiations over a Community Benefits Agreement for the Broadway Corridor are reported to have ground to a halt.

Kerns neighbors are protesting a three-story, 19-unit apartment building planned for 823 NE 29th Ave, reports the Hollywood Star News.

NW Labor Press wrote about a roadblock in plans for the Broadway Corridor. Negotiations over a Community Benefits Agreement, between the Healthy Communities Coalition, Prosper Portland and developer Continuum Partners, are reported to have “ground to a halt”.

The trust behind the Albina Vision has selected architecture firm El Dorado to move forward with planning work, reports the Portland Tribune.

An op-ed in the Daily Journal of Commerce asked “whose story and who decides?“* when it comes to historic preservation.

A noose was discovered at the construction site for the PSU Fourth + Montgomery Building, reports the Portland Business Journal.

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Metro Reports: Oregon Square, 410 SW Harrison, 1531 N Alberta, and more

The redevelopment of Blocks 90 and 103 of Oregon Square has been submitted for design 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 June 29th, 2020 to July 5th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 410 SW Harrison St:

Project is for a 16 story mixed use residential building that includes below grade parking and amenity spaces at grade. Storm water disposal currently under consideration is green roof water quality facility and diversion to storm sewer system.

Early Assistance has been requested by LEEKA Architecture for a project at 4937 SE Woodstock Blvd:

Portion of property being sold. Remainder of property to be redeveloped to accommodate a new Presbyterian Church and associated site requirements.

Early Assistance has been requested by Mcguirl Designs & Architecture for a project at 3841 SE 52nd Ave:

Phase 1: renovate and relocate historic house, add on-site parking & bike parking, & drywell. Phase 2: add 18-unit building, trash enclosure & increase bike parking. Phase 3: add 2nd 18-unit building and second drywell, expand parking & relocate trash enclosure.

Early Assistance has been requested by DBS Group for a project at 4427 NE Prescott St:

Multi-family unit development in the RM1 zone.

The Oregon Square Blocks 90 and 103 office development at 729 NE Oregon St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

The proposed development is a (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 respectfully totaling 413,000 GSF. The blocks will sit on one level of underground parking serving both buildings.

A project at 1531 N Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story 16 unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 5024 NE Fremont St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 3 story 10 unit apartment building with ground floor retail and associated site work ***mechanical separate***