Weekly Roundup: Ahavath Achim, Block 290, 1510 NE Multnomah, and more

Con-way Block 290

Image from the Design Review submission for the Slabtown Square at Con-way Block 290, by YBA Architects

As Portland gets ready to implement Inclusionary Zoning for the first time, the DJC reported* on the discussions being held by the Inclusionary Housing Panel of Experts. The panel is working to “recommend a set [of regulations] that provides affordable housing without discouraging development.”

OPB reported that the Portland City Council voted to refer a $258 million bond measure for affordable housing to the voters in November. If approved, the measure would create 1,300 housing units, at a cost of $75 a year in taxes for the typical homeowner.

Portland Shoupistas asked if the Portland City Council suppressed the supply of housing in 2013 when in many areas of the city it added minimum parking requirements for buildings with more than 30 units. This Wednesday the City Council will consider zoning changes related to parking in Northwest Portland. Members of the NW Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee are likely to request that the City Council extend the minimum parking requirements into the Northwest District.

A historic synagogue at 3225 SW Barbur Blvd could be threatened by new development, according to the Willamette Week. The distinctive dome of Ahavath Achim was designed by noted mid-century architect John Storrs. A recent Early Assistance application was received by the City for a 30-unit apartment complex on the site.

The Northwest Examiner reported [PDF] that Guardian Real Estate Services is placing the Slabtown Square at Con-way Block 290 on hold as it reconsiders its options for the site. The project was scheduled to go before the Design Commission on May 19th, but was rescheduled to a date “TBD”. The paper also revealed that XPO Logistics, who bought Con-way last year, are “looking to sell the seven remaining unclaimed acres in the [Con-way] Masterplan area to a national developer.”

The Business Tribune wrote about 1510 NE Multnomahthe 677 unit development by Holst Architecture, planned for the parking lot of the Regal Lloyd Center 10 & IMAX. The project had its first Design Review hearing on June 30th.

The Portland City Council voted to approve a policy that will make closing sidewalks and bike lanes a “last resort” during construction projects.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Broadway Tower, according to the Portland Business Journal. The Portland Chronicle covered the demolition of the Oregonians Credit Union building, which was formerly located on the site.

The City has fired the contractor that was developing ITAP, the new permitting software for the Bureau of Development Services. Despite spending $3.9 million on the project to date, the software is years behind schedule and nowhere near complete.

Next City asked if National Treasure designation will save Veterans Memorial Coliseum?

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Metro Reports: Multnomah County Health Dept HQ, 5 SE MLK, Grant Park Village Phase II and more

Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters

The Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters, as presented to the Design Commission in April

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

Design Advice has been requested by Gerding Edlen for a project at 5 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New mixed-use building containing ground floor retail, office and apartments with height of 200 ft and FAR of approx 370,000 sq ft.

Early Assistance has been requested by em architecture for a project at 1934 NE 45th Ave:

New 25-unit, 5-story, full sprinklered, wood-framed apartment building with flow-through planter at east side of property. No parking included. Will use Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4949 SW Macadam Ave:

New development – 5 story 117 unit apartment building with 59 parking spaces. Looking to meet Community Design Standards

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 240 NE Columbia Blvd:

Proposal is for re-development of an existing restuarant building and construction of a new drive-thru Carl’s Jr restaurant.

Early Assistance has been requested by Stewart Gordon Straus Architect for a project at 3225 SW Barbur Blvd:

30 unit 2 Buildings, Apartments (Demo Existing Structure); using density bonuses. On-site Stormwater, on site Stormwater. Questions regarding existing overlapping easements.

Early Assistance has been requested by Main Street Development for a project at 304 NE 99th Ave:

6-story, 58 residential unit building. Ground floor parking is proposed. A 7.5 foot pedestrian path is proposed along the north property line.

Early Assistance has been requested by Waechter Architecture for a project at 4806 N Maryland Ave:

Proposal is for a new development of a five level 8 unit residential structure. Four units and common uses on ground level. Four full floor flats above. No on-site parking. Applicant is planning on following community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by TVA Architects for a project at 5009 N Interstate Ave:

Proposed project is a 5-story apartment building with 88+ residential apartments. Ground level surface parking will be provided, as well as secure bike room. Will go through design review instead of meeting community design standards.

The Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters has been submitted for Design Review by ZGF Architects:

9-story headquarters building for the Multnomah County Health Department. The building will house public health clinics & administrative offices, and some retail space. See DA 16-116592

Koz Development have submitted 216X SW Yamhill St for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story with basment 30 unit apartment building; bike storage on basement mezannine level; associated site work

A project at 434 NE Stafford St has been submitted for building permit review by Mentrum Architecture:

Construct new, 3 story, 10 unit apartment building, no parking, with trash enclosure less than 120 sf in area, includes associated site work

Grant Park Village Phase II has been submitted for building permit review:

5 story new wood frame construction over one level of sub-grade parking

The first building permits are under review for the Multnomah County Central Courthouse:

DSN 01 – 50% DD’s for new court house