News Roundup: Flatworks, HollywoodHUB, Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, and more

The HollywoodHUB project would involve the redevelopment of Hollywood Transit Center. A first phase would include 110-120 units of affordable housing, developed by Bridge Housing.

Plans for the Broadway Corridor took a major step forward, writes The Oregonian, as the City Council voted to approve a Community Benefits Agreement.

The HollywoodHUB project would remake the bikeway and transit center at 42nd Avenue, writes BikePortland.

The Historic Landmarks Commission approved Flatworks at 234 SE Grand. Building on History wrote about how TVA Architects’ task was “to design a building that would fit into the context of its historic neighbors without giving the impression of mimicking something ‘old.’

Plaza plans are proving problematic* at the Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, according to the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Building on History wrote about the approval of a new building at 2124 NW Flanders, which will replace the Nathan Simon house.

Italian food hall Cooperativa is now open in the Pearl District’s Tanner Point, reports Portland Monthly.

Montavilla News wrote about a 12 unit apartment building planned for 2444 SE 90th Ave.

The verdict is in for the old Multnomah County Courthouse Reuse and it “looks like an excellent victory for preservation“, writes Building on History.

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News Roundup: Collective Oregon Eateries, Ankeny Apartments, Alberta Alive!, and more

The Collective Oregon Eateries food hall is currently under construction.

The Black real estate developer behind the Ankeny Apartments claims he was discriminated against by Prosper Portland, reports Willamette Week.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the proposed Multnomah County Behavioral Health Center which will be a “sustainable project for a vulnerable population“.

Eater Portland wrote about the Collective Oregon Eateries (or CORE), the “huge new food cart pod coming to SE 82nd“. CORE will initially open as a food cart hub, with an indoor food hall to follow.

The Skanner wrote about Self Enhancement, Inc and Community Development Partners’ plans for the Alberta Alive! development, which will include 52 units of affordable housing split on NE Alberta St, split between sites at NE 8th and Alberta and NE Grand and Alberta.

Building on History wrote about the City Council hearing regarding the re-adoption of Central City 2035 and heights in the New Chinatown / Japantown Historic District.

The Business Tribune profiled the planned rebuild of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center which include a new building at the corner of NE 42nd and Killingsworth and 90 units of affordable housing on the site of the current building.

Metro Reports: Madison High, SE 2nd & Ash, 333 SW Park, and more

A series of building permits were issued to Opsis Architecture for the modernization of Madison High School.

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 April 6th, 2020 to April 12th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Base Design & Architecture for a project at 1840 SW Main St:

New 4-story mixed-use, modular building with potential parking below grade, retail and shared functions at grade level, office space at the second level and residential uses on the third and fourth levels. Two options have been provided: Option 1 with below grade parking and modification of Oriel window standards. Option 2 has no on-site parking or application of the oriel window standard.

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project at 836 NE 24th Ave:

New 4 story, quarter-block 30,000 sf mixed-use office building and core-and-shell development intended to contain warehouse and freight movement, wholesale sales, and manufacturing and production space for medical equipment. Development intent is to demo existing NW quarter-block structures to allow for new construction and to consolidate all NW quarter-block properties. Both the NE quarter-block and south block properties would maintain access but remain adjacent properties. New development intends to provide roof decks on upper levels.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ink:Built Architecture for a project at 8914 SE Ellis St:

New 3-5 story apartment building, with either 19 units proposed (not affordable housing) or 33 units proposed (affordable housing), no parking proposed.

A project at SE 2nd and Ash has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by GBD Architects:

The proposed project is a 83,045 gross sf building (with less than 59,576 sf of industrial office, 5,000 sf of traditional office, ground floor retail and structured parking). The building has a day lit basement level and first floor of concrete, with 5 levels of Type 3-A heavy timber above. Stormwater will be collected on the roof of the building and treated in flow through stormwater planters on the third level. Adjustment requested for the loading requirement.

The Multnomah County project at 333 SW Park Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Carleton Hart Architecture:

Accessibility upgrades, expansion of ground floor storefront, window replacement, roof leveling and membrane replacement, and eco-roof installation. New vertical circulation systems are also proposed which will bring the building up to current egress codes. North of the existing building, the current surface parking lot will be converted into a private plaza. This will include bicycle parking, a trash and recycling area, stormwater planters, paved recreation area, and covered seating.

Building permit were issued to Opsis Architecture for the Madison High School Modernization at 2735 NE 82nd:

Modernization and addition of existing high school *** w/19-255928-CO, 19-259176-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New ticket booth *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-255928-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New concessions building with electrical room, women’s restroom, and men’s restroom *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-259176-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New bike shelter *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-255928-CO, and 19-259176-CO ***

Metro Reports: Lincoln High School, 3219 SE Milwaukie, 5145 SE Mcloughlin, and more

The first building permit for the new Lincoln High School was issued.

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 January 27th, 2020 to Februrary 2nd, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 2250 NW Flanders St:

6 story apartment building with approximately 200 units in the Northwest Plan District and Alphabet Historic District. Non-contributing. Stormwater disposal method TBD

Early Assistance has been requested by DECA Architects for a project at 5505 SE 136th Ave:

New construction of a 6,425 sq ft, 2-story apartment building with 5 dwelling units and a new driveway (no commercial units). Adjustment to setback is needed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Tahran Architecture and Planning for a project at 3219 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Proposal to build a new 4-story apartment building with a total of 44-46 units of affordable housing. Stormwater disposal is proposed to be a storm water planter.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 5527 N Greeley Ave:

New 12-unit, 3-story multi-family residential building. No on-site parking provided. A drywell shall be proposed for stormwater retention.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Carleton Hart Architecture to discuss Multnomah County’s project at 333 SW Park Ave

Renovation of existing building and adjacent lot

A project at 2047 NE Davis St has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Zoning Check:

New fourplex apartment to create a total of 6 dwelling units on the lot. Proposed stormwater disposal method is not included in this pre-check.

A project at 2321 SE 89th Ave has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Zoning Check:

3 new fourplex apartments, to create a total of 13 dwelling units on the lot. Proposed stormwater disposal method is not included in this pre-check.

A project at 2135 NW 29th Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review, by Jones Architecture and Waechter Architecture:

Development of eight 15,000SF mass-timber apartment buildings (type 3-B); each 5 stories with parking. Each to have their own building permit per OSSC 2019, but processed as one Type3 LUR per Pre-App direction. Modifications requested to Ground Floor Window requirement and Pedestrian Access requirement.

A project at 2011 NE 47th Ave was submitted for building permit review:

New 2 story 5 unit apartment building.

A project at 5145 SE Mcloughlin Blvd was submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New 19 unit apartment building with associated site work; no on site parking; mechanical permit separate

A foundation permit was issued to Bora Architects for the new Lincoln High School:

FND 01 – New foundations, slab on grade and under slab utilities for a 6 story, 291,000 sf high school.***review with 19-218828-MT

Metro Reports: Eleven West, Floor & Decor, 2291 NW Glisan, and more

Eleven West
An excavation and shoring permit is under review for the Eleven West Tower.

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 September 16th to September 22nd 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 5920 E Burnside St:

Remove Existing buildings. Construct 2 new apartment buildings. 62 units total. 4 story with inclusionary housing.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for Multnomah County’s project at 333 SW Park Ave:

Renovation of an existing, county-owned building for use as a Behavioral Health Resource Center. The building is approximately 24,000 gross square feet, four-and-one-half story structure located on SW Park Ave.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5024 NE Fremont St:

Existing dwelling to be removed and parcel proposed for multi-dwelling unit development for 12 units. Two buildings are proposed with a shared stairway. There is no density requirement in the CM1 zone. Proposed FAR is 1.5

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 4047 N Williams Ave:

Two adjacent sites that will be developed under separate ownership, eah with two four-story apartment buildings, one with 17 units and one with 13 units and ground floor retail. Drywell proposed in common courtyard. A separate design review will be needed for each site.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 8042 N Willamette Blvd:

12 unit apartment building (9,713 GSF) with drywell

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 8005 SE 13th Ave:

Construction of one 3-story 19-unit building with ground floor lobby and retail. 60% eco roof coverage is proposed for stormwater.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Lance Mueller & Associates Architecture to discuss a project at 55 NE Broadway:

An addition to the existing service shop of Toyota of Portland with structured parking and auto inventory storage over the ground level shop expansion.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a Floor & Decor store at 11919 N Jantzen Dr:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a new 80,000 square foot building. The proposed tenant is a Retail Sales and Service Use, Floor & Décor, which sells wood flooring and tile to the general public. One hundred four surface parking spaces are proposed. The existing buidling (Safeway) will be demolished.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a project at 1137 NW 23rd Ave:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss a mixed use building with ground level retail. One level of below grade parking is proposed that takes access from NW Northrup. Approximately 48 parking spaces and one Type B Loading Space are proposed. The retail space is at ground level and is 12,690 square feet in floor area. The upper 4 levels are proposed to have a total of approximately 70 apartments.

An Excavation and Shoring permit is under review for Eleven West at 1102-1116 SW Washington St:

11W – EXC 01- Excavation and Shoring for a New 25 story mixed use building, with 4 below grade floors for parking

A project at 3924 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story 6 unit apartment building with common lobby, and associated site work including detached trash enclosure under 120 sf mechanical separate

A building permit was issued to Allied Works Architecture for 2291 NW Glisan St (previously 500 NW 23rd Ave):

New construction of 4 story mixed use building, retail on the first floor with associated site work (tenant improvement separate)

A building permit was issued to Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 5311 NE Glisan St (previously 506 NE 53rd Ave):

Construct new 4 story (18) unit apartment building with associated site work and detached trash enclosure under 120sq ft

Weekly Roundup: OMSI Masterplan, Lloyd Center, Jefferson Station, and more

The OMSI masterplan envisions realigning SE Water Avenue to run along the perimeter of the site.

As much as 2 million square feet of development in the Central Eastside is proposed as part of the OMSI Masterplan, reports the Oregonian—the equivalent of two U.S. Bancorp Towers. The masterplan went in front of the Design Commission for its first Design Advice Request meeting last week.

The Broadway Corridor Masterplan also had its first Design Advice Request meeting. Commissioners praised “the change it would bring to the area but [took] issue with the intended use of the city’s Green Loop,”* according to the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Business Tribune published an interview with outgoing Lloyd Center manager Bob Dye. Work is set to start soon on the Lloyd West Anchor Remodel, which will include a Live Nation venue. The center recently presented revised plans for the Lloyd East Anchor Remodel to the Design Commission.

The Willamette Week reported that the cost of building new schools and affordable housing could rise under the Portland Clean Energy Fund, due the fact that large construction companies are being classified as “retail businesses.”

The Business Tribune spoke to 10 food carts about their plans for where they will go after construction starts on Block 216. The Oregonian wrote about 10 carts that turned downtown Portland’s biggest food cart pod into a tourist destination.

A Portland preservationist, and former chair of the Historic Landmarks Commission, wants the Jefferson Station building removed from the National Register of Historic Places, reports the Oregonian. The shell of the historic building is being incorporated into the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

The Business Tribune wrote about Opsis Architecture at 20.

Multnomah County hopes to create an alternative to jail or the emergency room for mentally ill homeless people at the recently purchased 333 SW Park Ave building, writes the Oregonian.

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Weekly Roundup: Lincoln High School, 333 SW Park, 72 Foster, and more

Bora presented the latest design for the Lincoln High School rebuild to the Design Commission on Thursday of last week.

The changes made to Lincoln High School were received warmly by the Design Commission*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Up for Growth claims that Portland’s Inclusionary Housing policy is slowing the development of apartments projects, writes the Portland Tribune. The Portland House Bureau however disagrees.

OPB Think Out Loud spoke to a range of people about HB 2001, the bill that would end local bans on duplexes, triplexes and fourplex in low density zones.

Multnomah County bought a building at 333 SW Park for use as a mental health and addiction resource center. The county however lacks the “funds to operate it or a detailed plan for what to do with it“, according to the Willamette Week.

The Business Tribune wrote about 72 Foster, a recently completed 101-unit affordable housing development that also includes ground floor retail.

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Weekly Roundup: 1715 NW 17th, Culinary Corridor, Weatherly Building, and more

The former Premier Gear & Machine Works building is being converted to creative office space by LRS Architects and Sturgeon Development Partners.

With the pending construction of Block 216 set to displace the 10th and Alder food carts, the city is studying the possibilities for a ‘Culinary Corridor’*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how an old gear and machine works factory at 1715 NW 17th Ave will become some of Portland’s newest creative office space.

The Oregonian wrote about the 12-story tower proposed adjacent to the Weatherly Building.

The proposal to re-legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes throughout Oregon could be undermined by existing private deeds that prohibit anything other than single family homes, writes the Oregonian.

Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Senate President Peter Courtney, would require cities to allow dense development along major transit routes, writes the Oregonian. Portland would be required to allow up to 75 units per acre with a quarter mile of frequent transit, and up to 45 units per acre within a half mile.

Property magnate Greg Goodman objects to Multnomah County’s proposed $4.3 million purchase of a building at 333 SW Park Ave, according to the Willamette Week.

BikePortland asked whether the Oregon Department of Transportation’s I-5 Rose Quarter plan is compatible with the Albina Vision. In the Business Tribune architecture critic Brian Libby argued for making the vision a reality.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Andrea Durbin, executive director of the Oregon Environmental Council, is set to be the new director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

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Weekly Roundup: 100 Multnomah, N Williams Center, Modish Building, and more

100 Multnomah
Prosper Portland is moving forward with design work on an office building to be built on top of the parking garage currently under construction across from the Convention Center.

Prosper Portland intends to move forward with an office building on top of the garage adjacent to the Convention Center Hotel, reports the Oregonian. The 100 Multnomah office building would add 118,000 square feet of rentable office space on top of the currently under construction parking garage.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the Pearl Neighbors for Integrity in Design,* who are fighting the proposed Hyatt Place at NW 12th and Flanders.

Bloomberg wrote about Portland’s opportunity zones, which include most of Downtown, the Pearl and the Central Eastside. A part of the 2017 federal tax overhaul, the zones allow investors to reduce taxes on capital gains—with investments held for 10 or more years exempt from capital gains tax.

The Portland City Council approved financing for the N Williams Center, reports the Portland Mercury. The 61-unit apartment building will include 40 units for renters who earn less than 30 percent of area median income (AMI) and 20 units for those earning less than 60 percent AMI.

The charter investors backing the Portland Diamond Project were revealed.

The Ecotrust has completed work on the Redd on Salmon Street, reports the Portland Business Journal. The food business incubator and last-mile distribution warehouse already serves more than 170 food businesses and five core tenants.

Multnomah County intends to purchase the Modish Building at 333 SW Park, for use as a mental health and addiction resource center. A previous proposal for the 4-story building would have seen it converted into creative office space.

The Portland Business Journal took a first peek at the Rood Family Pavilion, the “cool new guest house for OHSU Doernbecher families“.

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