Metro Reports: The Susan Emmons, Con-way Blocks 261 and 262, Tabor Heights, and more

1727 NW Hoyt St
Building permits are under review for The Susan Emmons, an affordable housing development in the Alphabet District, designed by Carleton Hart Architecture.

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 November 30th, 2020 to December 6th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for Con-way Blocks 261 and 262:

The proposal is for blocks 261 and 262 in the Con-Way Master plan area. The proposed development will be market rate apartments on both parcels. Block 261 will be a 5 story building with tuck under parking (138 residential units), and block 262 will be a 6 story building with basement parking (214 residential units). Stormwater disposal is anticipated to be through dry wells.

Early Assistance has been requested by West Architects for a project at 14900 SE Stark St:

Demo existing building and construct a new 104,418F Type V Affordable Housing Building (with 173 units total). The site has undergone an Early Assistance with a similar program (EA 20-190941), but this application examines a larger building footprint and covered parking under the West wing of the building.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Cunningham Development Company to discuss a project at 1500 NE Sandy Blvd:

The project is a 6 story building comprised of: ground floor retail with five floors of wood framed multi-family housing, and 2 levels of below grade parking. Inclusive of the below grade parking, total gsf for the building is approximately 225,000 gross square feet. The ground floor retail is proposed as 16,139 leasable space including a grocer with back of house loading space, residential loading and trash, a residential lobby, and a vehicular access ramp to the below grade parking garage. The below grade parking has one level of parking dedicated for grocer use on P1 and one level of parking dedicated for residential use on P2. Total parking count is 181 total stalls. The five floors of housing consist of 130 housing units. Stormwater is anticipated to be treated via a rooftop eco-roof.

The renovation of the Troy Laundry at 1025 SE Pine St has been submitted for building permit review by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture:

TROY LAUNDRY HISTORIC – STR-01 – Selective demolition and seismic upgrade for remodel of historic landmark Troy Laundry building

TROY LAUNDRY HISTORIC – Infill existing openings at north exterior wall along interior lot line to satisfy separation requirements for removal of existing no-build easement

A project at 4743 NE 107th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 4-story 16 unit apartment building with associated site work w/20-211399-MT

Tabor Heights at 5700 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

TABOR HEIGHTS – new 4-story, 70-unit, apartment building with on-site parking (inclusionary housing). ** Review w. 20-212168-MT and 20-217482-CO covered bike parking

A project at with three buildings at 12310 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – shell only: construct new 1 story building no occupancy w/20-164963/79-CO

PDOX PS – shell only: construct new 1 story building: no occupancy w/20-164963/75-CO

PDOX PS – shell only, construct new 1 story building w/20-164975/79-CO

A project at 5733 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

5733 NE M L King – new 5-story 4-over-1 podium building, consisting of 93 rental units restricted at 60% MFI rents by OHSCS 4% LIHTC program. Review w.20-218124-MT

The Susan Emmons at 624 NW 18th Ave and 1727 NW Hoyt St has been submitted for building permit review:

SUSAN EMMONS – NORTH BLDG – 6-story new construction apartment building. Project to be an affordable, multi-family development consisting of 98 units total.***Review w. 20-211626-MT and 20-211640-CO (Demo of existing structure)

SUSAN EMMONS – renovation, adaptive re-use, and BPON seismic upgrade of the existing 3-story, un-reinforced masonry Buck-Prager building, and new construction of a 4-story, wood-framed addition to the south (South Addition). To be an affordable, multi-family development consisting of 48 units total. Buck-Prager Building and South Addition are structurally separated by a 6″ seismic gap. Review with ***20-202095-MT

A permit revision was issued for a project at 1645 SE Nehalem St:

Value-added revision to add a fifth story (with a total of 75 units) to the new apartment building. Construction type will change to a IIIB.

Weekly Roundup: Portland Proper Hotel, Dundon-Berchtold Hall, The Susan Emmons, and more

The 9-story Portland Proper Hotel is proposed for a site at NW 13th Ave and Irving St in the Pearl District.

The Portland Proper Hotel had its first presentation to the Design Commission*, with the brick cladding drawing particular praise, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The University of Portland has unveiled the latest addition to its campus, the “$34M stunner” Dundon-Berchtold Hall, writes the Portland Business Journal.

The City of Portland declared that it’s on track to meet housing bond’s goals, according to the Oregonian. At a press conference it was announced that nine projects will receive funding through the bond: 115th at Division Street in Powellhurst-Gilbert; The Susan Emmons in Northwest; Anna Mann House in Kerns; Cathedral Village in Cathedral Park; The Joyce Hotel in Downtown; Las Adelitas in Cully; NE Prescott in Cully; the Stark Street Project in Glenfair; and the The Westwind in Old Town.

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Weekly Roundup: Portland Diamond Project, Nesika Illahee, Nature Conservancy, and more

Portland Diamond Project

The Portland Diamond Project has proposed an MLB stadium on the banks of the Willamette.

The Portland Diamond Project has an agreement with the Port of Portland to build an MLB stadium on the Terminal 2 site, reports the Oregonian. The paper also reported that Mayor Wheeler said the city “wouldn’t pay for a stadium or buy a team” but could “absorb some costs related to transportation and other infrastructure such as utility service”, and looked into what we know (and don’t know) about the proposal.  BikePortland looked at the access issues around the proposed riverfront stadium. The Portland Business Journal asked its readers what they think about the stadium.

The Business Tribune reported on Nesika Illahee (formerly known as Holman 42), which includes units reserved for members of federally recognized tribes.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how the Nature Conservancy is “sprucing up its Oregon headquarters with tons of timber“.

TMT Development, best know its development of downtown high rises, has completed The Marilyn at 2310 SE Hawthorne Blvd. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the 59-unit mixed use building.

The Oregonian reports that the City Council declined to block the affordable housing development proposed at 1727 NW Hoyt St.

The Oregonian looked at whether the site under the Broadway Bridge is too contaminated for the Oregon Harbor of Hope shelter.

The Portland Timbers will play their first 12 games on the road in 2019 due to construction of the Providence Park Expansion, reports the Oregonian. The club now  “expects the expansion project to be completed by late May or early June 2019.”

Weekly Roundup: Broadway Corridor, Beatrice Morrow, NW 18th & Hoyt, and more

“Play” is one of three concepts being explored for the Broadway Corridor. In this concept the North Park Blocks are extended to Johnson, with a flexible open space that can be used for sports and community gatherings.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that Portland officials are in the early stages of trying to recruit an anchor tenant* for the Broadway Corridor redevelopment.

The Business Tribune wrote about the Beatrice Morrow, an 80 unit affordable housing development by Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI). Over time the goal is for “75 percent of the families that rent units in the building to move on to home ownership with the help of PCRI”.

Japanese retailer Muji has now opened in the Meier & Frank Building. The Business Tribune wrote about the Japanese retailer is “adding a next chapter to the story of retail in Portland“. Eater Portland reported that “beloved” Ladd’s Addition coffee shop Upper Left Roasters will also open in the building.

The Northwest District Association has appealed the approval of the affordable housing at NW 18th and Hoyt because they think it’s “ugly”, reports the Portland Mercury. The City Council will consider the appeal on Thursday.

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Weekly Roundup: 7 Southeast Stark, 1727 NW Hoyt, Press Blocks, and more

7 Southeast Stark

7 Southeast Stark will include four floors of office space above 6 levels of structured parking.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction progress at 7 Southeast Stark, the 10-story mixed use building being squeezed into a parcel between I5 and the Union Pacific railroad tracks*. Plans for a nearby 9 story office building at 129 SE Alder, also designed by Works Progress Architecture for Harsch Properties, have been put on hold.

Construction on the Press Blocks will start this month, reports the Oregonian. The first phase of development will include the half block office building, now known as Canvas. Construction on the 23-story tower is expected to start in 2019, however financing has yet to be secured.

The Northwest Examiner wrote about the impact of the ethics complaints leveled against Historic Landmarks Commissioner Wendy Chung, over her involvement in the review of the affordable housing development at 1727 NW Hoyt St.

The City of Portland is moving to preserve and create new affordable homes near the proposed SW Corridor MAX line, reports the Oregonian.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress at the TwentyTwenty Condominiums in Sullivan’s Gulch.

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Affordable Housing at NW 18th and Hoyt approved by Landmarks Commission (images)

A 148-unit affordable housing development in the Alphabet Historic District has been approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission. The development is being designed by Carleton Hart Architecture for nonprofit developer and housing provider Northwest Housing Alternatives. The project will be comprised of two buildings, which with varying levels of affordability (income limits will be 0-60% Area Median Income). The north building at NW 18th & Irving is intended to be workforce housing with no age restrictions. The south building at NW 18th & Hoyt will incorporate and add to the existing Buck Prager building, and is intended to serve low-income, vulnerable seniors. As part of the development the Buck Prager building will receive a seismic upgrade. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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Weekly Roundup: Redd on Salmon, Garlington Place, TwentyTwenty, and more

The Redd

The Redd East involves the adaptive reuse of a 1918 ironworks building in the Central Eastside.

Construction is nearing completion on the east building at The Redd on Salmon Street, the two-block food distribution hub by the Ecotrust. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress made to date.

In what is believed to be a first for Portland, a quarter of the units at the TwentyTwenty Condominiums are being marketed exclusively to buyers who live in Asia, reports the Oregonian.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the recently completed Garlington Place Apartments in Northeast Portland. The 52 unit development includes a mix of homes designated as affordable to people earning under 60% of median family income, for veterans, and for clients of the adjacent health clinic in critical need.

The Oregonian reported that the 148-unit affordable housing development at 1727 NW Hoyt St was approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission. Housing activist and attorney Alan Kessler has filed a lawsuit against the City of Portland, over the high cost of extracting public records, according to the Willamette Week. Kessler had requested records related to the involvement of one of the members of the Landmarks Commission during early Design Advice Request meetings.

Landmarks Commission Offers Advice on 1727 NW Hoyt St (images)

An affordable housing development in the Alphabet Historic District has gone in front of the Historic Landmarks Commission for three Design Advice Request (DAR) hearings, in advance of its land use review application. The project is being designed by Carleton Hart Architecture for nonprofit developer and housing provider Northwest Housing Alternatives. The project will be comprised of two buildings. The north building at NW 18th & Irving is intended to be workforce housing. The south building at NW 18th & Hoyt will incorporate and add to the existing Buck Prager building, and is intended to serve low-income, vulnerable seniors. As part of the development the Buck Prager building will receive a seismic upgrade.

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Metro Reports: Zeal Lofts, Glass Lab, Fernhill Crossing, and more

The Zeal Lofts on N Williams (currently addressed as N Vancouver) will include 205 micro units. The project is being designed by Jackson Main Architecture for developer Vibrant Cities.

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 11th to June 17th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 6968 N Montana Ave:

Construction of a new 3-story, 34-unit apartment building (all residential).

Early Assistance has been requested by Integrate Architecture and Planning for a project at 3962 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Demo existing restaurant and replace with a new 2100 sq ft single story building for a new restaurant. Parking, exterior terrace, landscape, and stormwater facilities, and sidewalk improvements are included in the scope of work.

Con-way Blocks 292W and 291W at 1417 NW 20th Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Construct two 6-story market-rate apartment buildings with ground floor retail and basement parking. Modifications requested to bike parking width and vehicle stall size.

A project at 1727 NW Hoyt St has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Carleton Hart Architects:

100-day-review-timeline. Construct two new buildings and renovate existing building which is a contributing resource in the Alphabet Historic District. A total of 148 affordable housing units across the three buildings.

Glass Lab at 1805 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:

Change of occupancy from M to B. Core & shell remodel of 1st & 2nd floors of (E) building – remove all interior partitions, fixtures, & stairs; add walls to create new tenant spaces on 2nd floor; replace storefront & overhead doors; (4) new mezzanines, new stairs, bathrooms, & offices; restripe & landscape parking lot *** no tenants this permit *** w/18-187700-MT ***

A project at 1475 SE 100th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by CB|Two Architects:

Addition to existing skilled nursing facility including 18 new beds. See 18-103623-LU.

A project at 4242 SE Milwaukie Ave has been re-submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story mixed use building, west wing has (3) retail spaces on level 1, (4) office spaces on level 2, and (4) apartment units on level 3. East wing has tuck-under parking and (12) apartment units.

Fernhill Crossing at 4250 NE Portland Highway has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction 1 of 4 mutifamily residential building with 4 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 2 of 4 mutifamily residential building with 8 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 1 of 4 multifamily residential building with 4 units. Includes site improvements; uncovered trash enclosure. **mech permit to be obtained separately**

A project at 621 NE Randall Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-unit, 3 story apartment building with associated sitework *** floor and roof trusses to be a DFS ***

The Zeal Lofts at 3185 N Vancouver Ave have been submitted for building permit review:

New 6 story mixed-use 205 group living unit, 10 full unit apartment building with 3-4 tenant spaces on ground floor and onsite below grade parking, includes associated sitework w/18-185085-MT

A building permit was issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 6640 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New 4 story mixed use building, 18 apartment units, ground floor shell tenant space, interior trash enclosure. Associated site work. Mechanical permit separate.

A building permit was issued for a project at 2630 NE Dekum St:

Construct new three story apartment building with 12 units and associated site work

Weekly Roundup: Portland Diamond Project, 126 NE Alberta, 1727 NW Hoyt, and more

A proposed development at 1727 NW Hoyt St, designed by Carleton Hart Architecture for Northwest Housing Alternatives, would include 149 units of affordable housing.

The Oregonian reported that the management group behind the Portland Diamond Project, which hopes to bring Major League Baseball to the city, have put in offers for two sites: the Portland Public Schools Blanchard Education Service Center near the Rose Quarter and the Esco Industrial site in Northwest Portland. The paper also reported that the group has spent $30,000 lobbying city hall to date. The Willamette Week reported that the offer to PPS would include giving the school district the former Banfield Pet Hospital Headquarters on 82nd Avenue.

History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered wrote about how the threat of a large apartment building at 1727 NW Hoyt St has led one neighbor to dig deep into history.

Portland for Everyone wrote about how an upzone at 126 NE Alberta St would turn a parking lot into 50 below-market-rate homes. An op-ed in the Oregonian described the proposal as the “21st-century version of red-lining“.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on plans for to build the Oregon Harbor of Hope homeless shelter at the Broadway Bridge. The proposal is latest in a number of plans for the site*, which have included One Waterfront Place and the Broadway Bridge-Naito Parkway Apartments. In an article about the project the Portland Tribune revealed that plans for a shelter in an existing building at 320 NW Hoyt St have now been abandoned due to the high costs of converting the building to a new use.

OPB reported on Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative Inc’s plans to plans to bring African-American families back to North Portland.

The Portland Business Journal published a visual tour of CENTRL Office’s latest space in the 12th & Morrison office building.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published construction photos of the Redfox Commons.  The project involves the conversion of the Old Freeman Factory in Northwest Portland into creative office space.

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