Weekly Roundup: Block 20, Inclusionary Housing, Apartments without Parking, and more

Pearl Block 20

Construction is about to start on Hoyt Street Properties’ Bora-designed Pearl Block 20 Tower

The Oregonian reported that developer Capstone Partners is quietly pitching new vision for Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, which “would transform the coliseum into a niche music venue and feature mixed-use redevelopment of surface parking lots”,

The DJC wrote that developers concerned about Portland’s proposed Inclusionary Housing program* are putting “forward an alternative proposal that would ramp up adoption of inclusionary housing requirements over several years and offer more generous incentives than the city’s plan”.

According to the Willamette Week  Mayor Hales is proposing to rescind Portland’s ban on apartments without parking, enacted in 2013.

The Oregonian reported Zidell will miss the first deadline for construction in South Waterfront. Under the terms of the 2015 Development Agreement a mixed use project at Zidell Block 1 was due to begin construction by the end of this year, but has yet to move forward.

Newly appointed PDC Director Kimberly Branam has said that the PDC “over-promised and under-delivered” to the poor, the elderly and people of color in North and Northeast Portland.

The November issues of the NW Examiner reported [PDF] that the developers behind the Block 20 tower in the Pearl will use acoustic wrap to reduce noise from the impact-hammer pile driving. The paper also broke the news that the developer behind the redevelopment of the Northrup Market at 1120 NW 21st Ave has walked away from the project.

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Pre-Application Conference scheduled for South Waterfront building at 3201 SW Moody

ZGF Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference [PDF] to discuss a new mixed-use building on the Zidell Yards in South Waterfront. The proposed 8 story building includes 7 floors of residential units above ground-level retail. The project will include 140 parking spaces, in two and a half levels of underground parking.


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Weekly Roundup: Riverplace Hyatt House, Hotel Eastlund and more

Melvin Mark's 2&Taylor, now home to Jama Software

Melvin Mark’s 2&Taylor, now home to Jama Software

  • The Oregonian published the first images of the 14 story tower planned by developer John Carroll for 535 NW 11th Ave. It would occupy a quarter of a block, and contain 98 apartment units.
  • The Portland Business Journal had a look at Jama Software’s new headquarters inside 2&Taylor. The building was formerly the Yamhill Marketplace, and has been extensively remodeled by Hennebery Eddy Architects and Melvin Mark Development.
  • Williams & Dame held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Tuesday for the Riverplace Hyatt House, attended by Charlie Hales and Homer Williams.
  • Restauranteur David Machado will open two new restaurants this spring at the Hotel Eastlund. Altabira will be a “beer-focused American restaurant” located on the roof of the hotel, while Citizen Baker will be a ground-floor bakery and cafe.
  • The Oregonian reported on the various buildings proposed for the Zidell Yards, which include a 113,000 square feet, five stories high office building; a 246,000-square-foot five story office building at 3121 SW Moody Ave; and a six or seven story apartment building at 3201 SW Moody Ave.
  • In ‘Learning for the Future‘ Places over Time looked at the proposed PSU School of Business Administration.

Metro Reports: Grove Hotel, Zidell Yards, Conway Block 294 and more

Surround Architecture's Grove Hotel remodel and expansion

Surround Architecture’s remodel and expansion of the Grove Hotel

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

GBD Architects have requested for Design Advice for Conway Blocks 294 and 295:

2 mixed use buildings over a continuous (2) level underground parking structure

Surround Architecture have requested for Design Advice for their remodel and expansion of the Grove Hotel:

Renovation of existing 3 story building & construction of new 9 story mixed use building

ZGF Architects and ZRZ Realty have requested Early Assistance for a project at 3201 SW Moody Ave in the Zidell Yards:

Mixed-use building with 6-7 floors of apartments over a podium and ground floor retail, over 2 levels of underground parking.

Koz Development have requested a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 2211 SW 4th Ave:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss Type III Design Review for new 110-unit apartment building over surface level parking deck. The building will provide “micro-studio student housing”.

A separate Type III Historic Resource Review is still pending for a project at 1810 NE 11th Ave, however BKL/A Architecture have applied for a building permit:

Construct 3 story, 12 unit apartment building, no onsite parking, flowthrough planters at landscaped area and associated site improvements

Works Partnership have applied for a building permit for the MODS Willamette project at 8332 N Willamette Blvd:

Construct new 2 story, 6 unit modular apartment building, no parking, partial street improvement, scope of work includes basement, foundation, exterior cladding, porches at 1st and 2nd floor, parapets, roof assembly, associated site work such as stormwater facility, bike parking and landscaping, detached trash enclosure is 52sf; modular unit construction prior approval by state of Oregon permit #M638 14-5420c

A building permit was issued to Dustrud Architecture for the Boathouse Apartments at 0444 SW Boundary St:

6 story, 154,903 sf, 124 unit residential apartment building with parking at ground level. IIIB over IA construction.