Pepsi Blocks Phase IA Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the first phase of in the Pepsi Blocks, part of a nearly five acre masterplan which was approved in 2018. Phase IA will include an eight-story, 85’ tall building with approximately 200 residential units (including 80 bedrooms of affordable housing); 16,000 sq ft of retail space; two levels of below-grade parking for over 200 vehicles and 260 bicycles; the restoration of the existing mid-century bow truss Pepsi pavilion building; a publicly accessible plaza; and portions of a woonerf along NE Pacific St. The project is being designed by Mithun for Security Properties.

Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A
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Focus: The 25 Most Popular Posts of 2018

Block 216

The 35-story Block 216 tower was approved in December. Our post about the project’s Design Advice Request was our most popular post of the year.

Happy New Year.

2018 is the fourth full year Next Portland has been in operation and I’m excited to see what 2019 brings. I’m currently on vacation in Scotland, so new posts will continue to be sporadic until I return next week.

Last year was another busy year for the site. Of the course of the year 141 new posts were published, with nearly 900,000 page views.

The year started with the last of the pre-inclusionary zoning (IZ) projects working their way through the design review process. In February it was reported by the Portland Mercury that Portland’s inclusionary zoning mandate was getting lackluster results, with only 12 qualifying building in the pipeline.

By the end of the year Next Portland had posted about a number of large post-IZ developments that have been approved through design review. These include 815 W Burnside, 1715 SW Salmon, Nomad, the ART Tower Block 216, 1935 N Killingsworth and the Pepsi Blocks. The Portland Housing Bureau now estimates that there are 43 projects subject to inclusionary zoning in the pipeline, with 362 affordable units in projects that have permits or are close to permitting.

Despite the uptick in post-IZ proposals, new design review and building permit applications remain down relative to years ago. At the end of the year the Bureau of Development Services was forced to lay off staff for the first time since the recession, citing “quite sobering” forecasts.

Similarly to 2017, many of the most popular posts were published in previous years, a reflection of the fact that the content Next Portland remains relevant for a long time, as buildings move through construction and into occupancy. One post in the top 25 most popular posts was from 2015; seven posts were from 2016; six posts were from 2017; and eleven were published in 2018.

In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

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Metro Reports: OHSU Expansion, Adidas South Building, 140 SW Columbia, and more

Adidas Campus Village

The South Building at the Adidas Campus Village expansion has been submitted for building permit review. The building, seen here from Madrona Park, will be built on top of an existing parking garage.

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 December 10th to December 16th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for a project on South Waterfront Blocks 41, 42, 44 and 45:

Four separate structures with a mixed-use program comprised of mulit-family housing(1,125 units total), commercial and parking uses. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

Design Advice has been requested by Mithun for the Pepsi Blocks Phase 1a:

Phase 1a of the Sandy Blvd Planned Development. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, one new apartment building, altered south facade of existing warehouse (W1), below grade parking, a new publicly- accessible Plaza and design of a multi-modal east-west connector (woonerf)

Design Advice has been requested by NBBJ for the OHSU Hospital Expansion Project:

Design Advice Request to discuss construction of a 14 story building on the site of the former School of Dentistry on the OHSU campus. The project is an expansion of inpatient services. Approximately 200 to 300 parking spaces are proposed for use by patients as part of the project. Approval of the project requires this meeting and a Marquam Hill Parking Review.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3019 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Proposal is for new residential building with six units. The project intends to meet Community Design Standards of 33.218.140. Project may need adjustments to property line setbacks on southwest, north and west side of property. Zoning is CM3d and RHd.

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 110 SE Main St:

Proposal is the renovation of existing one story concrete building for industrial office and retail sales/service tenants.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Divide the property into 4 lots, demolish existing building, construct (4) 3-story mixed used buildings, 19 units each.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at NW 23rd and Roosevelt:

Vacant lot, add new warehouse and office with onsite parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Lever Architecture for a project at 1130 NE Alberta St:

New construction of a 4-story mixed use building; 1 level of below grade parking, 1 story ground floor retail, 1-story of office, 2 stories of co-housing with lofts. The overall building height is 60ft. The project is pursuing affordable commercial space and high ground floor ceiling bonuses. approx. 85-90 units of housing

Early Assistance has been requested by Clark/Kjos Architects for a project at 1500 SE 96th Ave:

Design Review for a four to five story medical office building and adjacent surface parking for Adventist Medical Center

A project at 5702 SE Center St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review:

New 1-story + mezzanine commercial office space (approximately 7,000 sq ft with on-site parking). Request for adjustment to allow vehicles on the property accessed from SE Center St 33.130.215.B.1.B.2 (building setback).

A project at 1500 SW Taylor St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Leeb Architects:

Development of a seven-story mixed use building, consisting of a five-story wood frame building over a two level podium with a concrete structure. Two modifications requested for encroachments into parking spaces and reduce the spacing for bike parking spaces from 24″-18″.

A structural permit has been submitted for review by Lever Architecture for the South Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – New building structural frame for 4 stories of mass timber construction (assembly) built on top of an existing parking garage. Work includes steel braced frame core with elevator pit and stairs for the new structure. Seismic upgrades to the existing 3 story post tensioned concrete structure below parking garage

A project at 6935 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New 2 story apartment with 11 SRO sleeping units, with one retail space- M occupany (no occupancy this permit) trash enclosure shared with adjacent building. ***mechanical to be deferred.***

A project at 5663 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Novak Architecture:

New three story, 15 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework *** w/18-280954-CO & 18-280959-MT & 18-280963-MT *** building 1 ***

The Glisan Street Apartments at 1500 NE Irving St have been submitted for building permit review:

New 5 story mixed use building with 86 total apartment units; ground floor to include, lobby, parking garage, bike parking, trash room, 7 apartments on south elevation, and retail shell at SE corner. Site work including transformer vault. ***mechanical permit separate***

A building permit was issued for 1111 NW 16th Ave:

New 6 story mixed used building with retail and bike parking on main foor and 80 student rooms above. ***project uses Type III construction code guide OSSC/6/#4.*** *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued for 140 SW Columbia St:

New 20 story, mixed use residential tower. Tower will span over existing parking entrance. Project will include 348 residential dwelling units, 244 parking spaces and approx 15,000 sf shell commercial space

Masterplan for Pepsi Blocks Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks, a 4.97 acre site on NE Sandy Blvd. The masterplan is being designed by Mithun for Security Properties, both based in Seattle. The plan was approved through a Planned Development Bonus Review, a new provision in the zoning code which is available on large sites with mixed use zoning. In return for providing publicly accessible open space, affordable housing, and energy efficient buildings the developers are allowed to construct buildings of up to 120′ in height.

Five new buildings of up to 120′ are proposed, providing residential units, retail space, offices, live-work space and below grade parking. Depending on the ultimate split between office and residential, and the size of the residential units built, the site could provide between 485 and 1,297 housing units.

Pepsi Blocks

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Weekly Roundup: Pepsi Blocks, Las Adelitas, Old Portland Holdouts, and more

Las Adelitas at 6723 N Killingsworth St, designed by Salazar Architect for Hacienda CDC, will include 140 units of affordable housing.

The infamous Sugar Shack strip club at in Cully will be demolished to make way for 140 units of affordable housing at Las Adelitas, reports the Oregonian.

The Oregonian reports that the Portland is weighing a new strategy for how spend the funds from the 2016 affordable housing bond, following voter approval of Measure 102. The change could affect plans for 3000 SE Powell Blvd and 5827 NE Prescott St, two sites the Housing Bureau had intended to develop itself. The sites may now be turned over to outside affordable housing developers.

The Design Commission has approved the masterplan* for the Pepsi Blocksreports the Daily Journal of Commerce. The development could include up 1,297 units across the five acre site.

The Buiness Tribune wrote about four Old Portland holdouts, where new development surrounds existing buildings: the Field Officewhich wraps around the Dockside Saloon; Fire District No. 3, which formerly housed Touché and is now being incorporated in the Modera Glisanthe Dandy Warhols’ Odditorium, which sits on the remaining quarter block not occupied by the Broadstone Revealand the Auditorium Buildingwhich will be surrounded by 250 Taylor office building and the Hyatt Unbound hotel.

Portland Architecture interviewed Kyle Anderson of GBD Architects, whose projects include Hassalo on Eighth, Oregon Square and Block 216.

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Metro Reports: Pepsi Blocks, Halsey 106, Adidas Campus, and more

Pepsi Blocks

The masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks redevelopment on NE Sandy has been submitted for a Type III 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 October 1st to October 7th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project South of 2580 SE Ankeny St:

New Multifamily building on the R1 section of the site, in accordance with new RM2 code. This portion of the site is presently zoned R1, soon to be RM2. 12 units are proposed. No parking. Storm water is proposed to be with stormwater planters.

The Pepsi Blocks at 2505 NE Pacific St have been submitted for a Type III Planned Development Bonus Review by Mithun:

The Pepsi Blocks Planned Development project includes the phased demolition of existing Pepsi warehouse buildings, renovation of a mid-century Pepsi warehouse bow-truss structure, the development of five new mixed use market rate and affordable residential and office buildings, th introduction of a shared woonerf street along the formerly vacated Right-of-Way, a new Plaza along Sandy Boulevard and a new Park located in the center of development, and associated underground parking. The phasing schedule envisions entitlements and construction of the first phase immediately following Planned Development approval and will continue with four additional phases. The project will use the Planned Development Bonus for additional height and bonus FAR.

The Halsey 106 development has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

6-story, mixed-use development fronting NE Halsey St and the existing Gateway Discovery Park consisting of 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market rate housing.

A structural permit for one of the new buildings proposed as part of the Adidas Campus Expansion has been submitted for review by Lever Architecture:

STR 01 – Structural frame for new building including 5 levels of below greade precast construction (parking garage) and 5 stories of above grade precast concrete/mass timber hybrid construction, work includes mat slab founation and site cast concrete cores with stairs. Work also inlcudes MEP work for below grade parking

A building permit has been issued for a project at 14450 NE Glisan St:

New 3 story 3 unit condo building, associated site work included

Weekly Roundup: 9747 NE Glisan, Multnomah County Courthouse, Pepsi Blocks, and more

The Design Commission has approved an affordable housing development at 9747 NE Glisan St, designed by MWA Architects for Northwest Housing Alternatives.

The Oregonian reported on the Design Commission’s approval of a 159-unit affordable housing project at 9747 NE Glisan St.

With woonerfs proposed at the Pepsi Blocks and Block 216, the Daily Journal of Commerce looked at the Dutch inspired urban design trend.*

NBP Capital plans to buy and renovate the historic Multnomah County Central Courthouse, reports the Oregonian. The building is being sold for $28 million plus 2 years of free rent to the County.

Hat Yai 2.0 will have vegetables, table service, and elbow room, reports Eater Portland. The Thai restaurant is set to open in the Modera Belmont by the end of November.

The Portland Business Journal reports that Muji has opened a pop up shop to give Portlanders a sneak peek at what’s to come when it opens in the Meier and Frank Building.

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Pepsi Blocks Receive Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the redevelopment of the 4.97 acre Pepsi Bottling plant site on NE Sandy Blvd. The Pepsi Blocks masterplan is being designed by Mithun for Security Properties, both based in Seattle. Five new buildings of up to 120′ are proposed, providing residential units, retail space, offices, live-work space and below grade parking. The project will required to comply with the city’s Inclusionary Housing policies, which require either 8% of units to be affordable to people earning 60% of area median income or 15% affordable to people earning 80% of area median income.

Pepsi Blocks

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Weekly Roundup: Brio Lofts, Jupiter NEXT, Pepsi Blocks, and more

The Pepsi Blocks development will include the retention of the existing mid-century building facing NE Sandy, and the addition of up to 1,000 units. The project is being designed by Mithun Architects for developer Security Properties.

The masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks on NE Sandy went in front the Design Commission for the first time last week. The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that the project was met with a generally positive reception.*

The Oregonian looked at the Brio Lofts at 177 N Failing St and the Zeal Lofts at 3139 N Williams Ave, two micro-apartment developments by the same developer Vibrant Cities, which will also include micro-restaurant space.

The Portland Mercury reported on the Housing Bureau’s plans to buy a site at 5827 NE Prescott St, which will be developed with up to 75 affordable apartment units.

As the Lotus Lotus Cardroom and Cafe gets demolished to make way for the SW 3rd & Salmon tower, the Portland Business Journal took a look at its past — and its future.

Portland Architecture visited the recently completed Jupiter NEXT hotel, with its “matte-black facade that makes use of a familiar material in an unfamiliar way.”

With the recent approval of the Moxy Hotel and plans for Block 216 at SW 9th & Alder announced, the Portland Mercury asked whether rampant development is signaling the death of the food cart pod?

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Metro Reports: Pioneer Lavada Jones, Pepsi Redevelopment, Madison High School, and more

Pioneer Lavada Jones

Guerrilla Development’s Pioneer Lavada Jones project will include removing the roof on the existing NE Sandy Blvd building to create a new outdoor courtyard.

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 May 28th to June 3rd, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Mithun for the Pepsi Redevelopment at 2505 NE Pacific St:

Planned development for redeveloping the existing Pepsi Bottling Plant on Sandy Boulevard into market-rate and affordable housing, offices, retail/restaurant spaces, publicly-accessible open space, and associated underground parking.

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss the first phase of the project has also been scheduled:

Phase 1 of the Planned Development for redeveloping the existing Pepsi Bottling Plant on Sandy Blvd. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, two new apartment buildings, below-grade parking and a new publicly-accessible Plaza.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 1515 SW Morrison St:

Proposed design replaces existing structure on the south half of the block with a mixed use, 20-story high-rise apartment tower. Ground floor features retail, lobby and amentiy spaces. Parking provided below grade.

Early Assistance has been requested by CityCraft Development for a project at 5020 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New 7-story mixed use building with underground parking. They will need to go through a design review.

Early Assistance has been requested by Tahran Architecture & Planning for a project at 1603 N Willis Blvd:

Proposal for a four story with basement structure to house 49 affordable housing units using community design standards for a contributing site in Kenton Conservation District. Proposed storm drainage is a rain garden.

Early Assistance has been requested by Benner Stange Associates Architects Inc for a project at 1555 N Tomahawk Island Dr:

Proposal for a new single story three tenant building with two restaurant tenants and one hair salon.

Early Assistance has been requested by V3 Studio for a project at 4624 SW Dickinson St:

Proposal to add 58-89 new multi-family units to existing property that has currently 32 existing multi-family units.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

Request for early assistance meeting, zoning only for a site in Alphabet Historic District for a development including a new 3-4 story with daylight basement 14-19 units in a multi-dwelling building. The units will be a mix of 1 and 2 bedrooms. There are setback modifications to setbacks on east and west side lot lines and front lot line to exceed RH max building height of 25 feet. No on-site parking; short and long term bike parking to be included. Applicants know they will need a Pre-Application Conference but request this meeting with a planner only now.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Doug Circosta Architect to discuss a project at 208 SE 148th Ave:

Proposal is for 160 new affordable rental living units with amenities and 63 parking spaces in RH zone, East Corridor Plan District.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss the Madison High School Modernization at 2735 NE 82nd Ave:

Modernization project for Madison High School.

A project at 6015 SE 51st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture.

New construction 3 story 4 unit apartment building

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for the Pioneer Lavada Jones building at 2636 NE Sandy Blvd:

Renovate existing 2-story build; shell only, no occupancy; demo interior partition walls and stairs; build new demising walls to create 10 future tenant spaces, new stairs, (5) new mezzanines, new deck, interior trash room and egress courtyard.

A building permit was issued for a project at 8410 SE 17th Ave (previously 8334 SE 17th Ave):

New construction of three story, 12 unit apartment complex with attached covered trash room and associated site work***w/17-281716-mt***

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 2580 SE Ankeny St (previously 2548 SE Ankeny St):

New 5-story, 96 unit apartment building; first floor includes loading/trash room, lobby, bike storage, electrical equipment room, and studios. Studios on remaining floors. W/17-214647-mt