Focus: 33 Affordable Housing Developments Planned for Portland (images)

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments, currently under construction in the Central Eastside.

Last December the Portland Housing Bureau delivered its second annual State of Housing Report to the City Council. The report noted the many challenges facing Portland, including that in 2016 “data indicates that housing affordability in Portland in the last year has gotten worse, an issue that is disproportionately impacting low-income residents, Communities of Color, seniors, and individuals with disabilities”. Nonetheless, the report also looked at what the Bureau is doing to address these issues, including: gaining voter-approval of a $258 million Affordable Housing Bond; passage of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance; increasing urban renewal funding dedicated to affordable rental housing; and dedicating short-term rental revenue tax to affordable rental housing.

The report listed nearly 1,900 affordable housing units in the production pipeline, split between 33 developments. Next Portland is re-publishing the entire list, along with images and information about the architect / developer where we have it.

Some buildings on the list are exclusively reserved for lower income people, while others include a mix of market rate units and subsidized affordable units. Figures for levels of affordability, expressed as number of units reserved for individuals or families at a percentage of Area Median Income (AMI), are taken from the Housing Bureau Report. Buildings that include market units are only receiving city funding towards the affordable units. Note that this list does not contain any buildings which will be required to provide affordable housing as part of the newly passed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (which came into effect this month); any future projects funded through the voter approved affordable housing bond; any developments that are funded without the help of the Portland Housing Bureau; or any developments that have been allocated funding since the publication of the report late last year.

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Weekly Roundup: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Residential Infill Project, $250 million housing bond and more

Image of a potential "north end party deck" at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, identified as one of the potential improvements by the 2015 study into the building.

Image of a potential “north end party deck” at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, identified as one of the potential improvements by the 2015 study into the building.

Veterans Memorial Coliseum was declared a “National Treasure” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Described by Curbed in article about the designation as “one of the finest International-Style civic buildings in the west”, the fate of the building remains unclear. A report published last year identified a number of options for the building, ranging from demolition to major improvements, however the Portland City Council has yet to take any action on the report.

As work on the Residential Infill Project wraps up, the Oregonian reported that Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is readying their recommendations for changes to the Zoning Code. Developers “would be required to reduce the scale of homes they build in Portland’s single-family zones and would be allowed to construct more duplexes, triplexes and other forms of so-called ‘middle housing’.”

The Portland Chronicle reported on the ten story building at 1500 SW Taylor St, likely to replace the 1892 Holman House in Goose Hollow.

BikePortland broke that the news that Tesla Motors will build a missing section of the Willamette Greenway Trail, as part of their new showroom and repair center at 4330 SW Macadam. Initial plans submitted to the City indicated that they would not build the trail.

The Portland Development Commission will own a new mixed income building in Lents Town Center at 9101 SE Foster Rd. The public agency is taking over development from the original owner, Williams & Dame.

The City Council is getting ready to ask voters to approve a $250 million bond measure, to fund affordable housing. If approved, the measure would add $75 a year to the taxes owed on a typical single family home.

Central City Concern published a blog post about their current affordable housing developments. Miracles Central is scheduled to open in August of this year, with the Hill Park Apartments at 110 SW Arthur following in Spring of 2017.

Bloomberg wrote about D.R. Johnson, the Riddle, OR company that is the first domestic manufacturer of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels. CLT is new to the United States, but has a long history of use in Europe. Current CLT projects in Portland include Albina Yard, Framework (Pearl) and Carbon12.

KGW had a sneak peak inside the nearly complete Yard tower at the Burnside Bridgehead.

The Oregonian reviewed a Portland Art Museum exhibition about Portland-based Allied Works Architecture.

Metro Reports: Mississippi, Modera, Milwaukie, Minnesota and more

Hill Park Apartments

A building permit was issued for the Hill Park Apartments at SW 1st and Arthur. The building by Carleton Hart Architects for Central City Concern will include 39 units of affordable housing.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Early Assistance has been requested by Lever Architecture for a project at 3928 N Williams Ave:

Renovate building to include retail and commercial/residential uses, and development of 5 story 18,000 SF detached building for retail, commercial/residential uses.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss Oregon Square:

2 towers – 1 23 story & 1 11story – residential development with underground parking connection. Ground floor retail – with outdoor plaza.

The Modera Davis at 205 NW 10th Ave has been submitted for Design Review by SERA Architects:

Design review with 3 modifications for a 12-story market-rate apartment building with ground floor retail and below grade parking. 204 residential units are proposed with 145 basement parking spaces.

A building permit is under review for a project at 2915 SE Division St: 

New 4 story, 20 unit apartment building with onsite stormwater planter

A building permit is under review for a project at 4723 NE 99th Ave: 

Construct new triplex with associated site work

Urban Development Group have submitted a project at 6003 SE Milwaukie Ave for building permit review:

New 4 story, 47 unit apartment building with underground parking

A building permit was issued to Carleton Hart Architecture for the Hill Park Apartments at 110 SW Arthur St:

Hill Park – New, 3-story multi-family project with 39 units of studio and 1 bedroom apartments. Geopier install for soil stabilization

A building permit was issued for a project at 5425 N Minnesota Ave:

Construct a six unit three story apartment building with 2 bedroom/1 bath units with living room, dining room, kitchen, and washer/dryer closet. Trash enclosure.

A building permit was issued to Studio3 Architecture for the Mississippi Apartments at 878 N Fremont St:

New mixed use 4 story building, underground parking, first floor commercial use and 45 apartments above. Maximizing allowed commercial uses per COA in LU 06-118204 CP ZC, cannot expand corner retail space beyond square footage shown on approved ground floor plan, or convert two smaller office spaces to retail, to stay within 70 trip cap.

Metro Reports: Convention Center Hotel, 419 E Burnside, Con-Way Leland James Center and more

419 E Burnside

419 E Burnside

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Otak Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1500 NE Irving St:

New building – 2 options: either new office building – or new residential building. Hoping to meet community design standards.

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 1205 SE Morrison St:

Proposing new 4-story apartment building with ground-floor covered parking and community space

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6400 SW Canyon Ct:

Proposed project is for 267 apartment units located in four buildings with structured parking under and on-site parking and related site improvements.

Leeb Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 5327 N Interstate Ave:

Proposal for new apartment complex with underground parking and ground floor commercial

Polyphon Architecture & Design have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 710 E Burnside St:

Pre-application conference to discuss new 11-story mixed use building, which will require Type III DZ.

Works Partnership have submitted the expansion of the Jupiter Hotel for Design Review:

Proposal is for a six story development to expand the Jupiter Hotel.

The Convention Center Hotel has been submitted for Design Review:

Proposal for new hotel and adjacent parking garage, with adjustment for parking and loading entrances

SERA Architects have submitted the Con-way Leland James Center Renovation for building permit review:

Re-skin exterior of building, new metal stud walls tto support brick veneer, and windows. create office core for future TIs, add 4th floor penthouse with decks and green space. add vehicle ramp to basement for new tenant parking. ***NO OCCUPANCY UNDER THIS PERMIT***

Demo interior of unoccupied bldg, includes all MEP and non supoorting walls, and all exterior siding.

The first building permits were issued for 419 E Burnside:

Demolish free standing canopy and 20’x 25′ office for used car sales lot. Demolish stormwater facility located on parking lot. Associated with 14-216353-CO and 14-216353-FND-01-CO.

Excavation, shoring and foundation at basement. Basement slab, basement columns and wall, first floor post tensioned concrete slab, below grade utilities.

A building permit is under review for a project by Carleton Hart Architecture at 110 SW Arthur St:

New, 3-story multi-family project with 39 units of studio and 1 bedroom apartments.

A building permit was issued to Boora Architects for partial demolition of the YMCA building at 2815 SW Barbur Blvd:

partial – a) demolition of exterior east and north facades; b) demolition of interior partitions and casework; and c) demolition of exterior site elements to the east and north of the building. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors to obtain separate demolition permits.) No occupancy during construction.

A building permit was issued to Waterleaf Architecture & Interiors for a portion of the Lloyd Center Remodel:

adding new plaza space and mall entry facing Multnomah Street, including a new curainwall, a new sprial entry stair located inside the Mall, a new pedestrian bridge over the plaza, a new internal traffic ramp, pedestrian stair at the SW parking structure and required bike parking.

A building permit was issued to Colab Architecture for a project at 1510 N Sumner St:

New construction of 25-unit apartment building with partial ground floor retail; interior bike parking; attached trash enclosure with eco roof above, no onsite parking

Metro Reports: Central Eastside offices, Pearl District hotel and more

Couch9

Vallaster Corl’s Couch9, as presented at Design Advice

Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes a list of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Carleton Hart Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 110 SW Arthur, planned by Central City Concern:

EA to discuss proposed 39-unit multi-dwelling project with potential height Adjustment

Early assistance was requested for a project at 2601 SW Water Ave. The owner is Kevin Cavenaugh, of Guerrilla Development.

Multi-family building.

Vallaster Corl have applied for a Type III Design Review for their Couch9 project at 115 NW 9TH Ave:

11 Story building

FFA Architecture & Interiors have applied for a Type III Design Review for the Fair Haired Dumbbell, also by Guerrilla Development:

New mixed-use office building with retail use at the ground floor. Six stories with basement parking. Project will include full row street improvements. Stormwater plan will meet BES standards.

The NW Everett Hotel in the Pearl is also in for a Type III Design Review:

Design review for 232-unit, 8-story, mixed use hotel project with 114 parking spaces, with modifications to ground floor window standards and loading space standards.

di loreto Architecture have applied for a Type III Historic Resource Review for an addition to St Michael the Archangel at 424 SW Mill St:

Historic Landmark review of ADA and seismic upgrades, addition and site improvements.

Mackenzie have applied for a building permit for an office at 240 SE Clay. The site is owned by Killian Pacific, the developer behind the Goat Blocks project. A project valuation of $12,935,996 was listed.

New industrial office building with structured parking at lower level and the below grade parking area will also utilize the existing retaining wall, adjacent surface parking lot will utilize the exterior wall of the existing building at the perimeter