Weekly Roundup: Japanese Garden, Convention Center Hotel and more

Japanese Garden Expansion, as proposed in 2011

Japanese Garden Expansion, as proposed in 2011

Our weekly roundup includes stories from the last week relating to architecture & development in Portland.

The Willamette Week reported that Metro has asked state lawmakers to pass a law that would ensure the Convention Center Hotel will be exempt from a public vote.

As part of their ongoing series about the Central Eastside, The Oregonian wrote about the thriving food and drink industry in the rapidly changing area.

The Land Use Board of Appeals upheld [PDF] the City of Portland’s approval of the Conditional Use Permit for the Japanese Garden Expansion. The project will include new buildings by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, with THA Architects acting as the local design firm.

The first images of the proposed Canopy by Hilton in the Pearl District were published by The Oregonian.

Urban Works Real Estate will be handling the leasing for the renovated 1320 Broadway building, formerly home to The Oregonian. On their blog they sneak peek at some of the updates and amenities the Pietro Belluschi designed building will receive.

The Portland Chronicle published photos of the demolition of a house at 1459 SE Ankeny St, where a new five-story mixed-use building is under construction.

Metro Reports: PSU School of Business Administration, 15 story hotel at the Washington Center and more

PSU School of Business Adminstration, as presented during the Design Advice stage

PSU School of Business Adminstration, as presented during the Design Advice stage

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

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a new office building at 9109 NE Cascades Parkway:

New two story 30,000 sf tilt-up concrete office building located in the Cascade Station Plan District

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3699 N Hayden Island Dr:

Looking to develop 1 or 2 srtuctures apartment/loft for a total of 11 units

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project involving the Washington Center at 419 SW Washington St:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for a proposed 15-story, 246-room hotel. The project will incorporate an existing 2-story commercial building with a new 13-story vertical addition. Existing below grade parking will remain.

The PSU School of Business Administration by SRG Partnership and Behnisch Architekten has been submitted for Design Review:

Project is to expand the SBA to approx 137,500 GSF. Includes four modifications and one adjustment.

A building permit application has been submitted for a project at 1636 SE Harold St:

New 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work

CIDA Architects have submitted a building permit application for a project at 3116 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction – new 5 story micro unit apartment building of approx 7200sf

Morton Building Design, LLC have submitted a building permit application for the RAM Apartments at 5803 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy:

New 22 unit multifamily project, consisting of three story apartment structure, detached trash enclosure, and sitework for parking area, and grading/utilities

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 1459 SE Ankeny St:

New 5 story 40 unit apartment building with commercial on main and parking at grade level

A building permit was issued for the Milwaukie Retail project by Ben Waechter Architect at 6637 SE Milwaukie Ave:

New 2 story commercial mixed use building, retail on 1st floor, offices on 2nd floor, building A has attached trash enclosure at south elevation