Metro Reports: 15 story tower proposed at 514 SE Belmont, permit issued for Hawthorne 31, and more


11th & Ankeny apartments

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

Urban Development Group have requested Design Advice for their project at 11th & Ankeny:

Design Advice Request for a new mixed-use building – 2191 sq ft retail; 84 residential units; 6081 sq ft of below ground parking (23 parking spaces total).

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7246 N Mohawk Ave:

17-18 unit multi family building with on-site storm handling. Transfer of density from neighboring site at 7922 N Ivanhoe. One house to remain on 7922 N Ivanhoe.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Vallaster Corl Architects to discuss a project at 514 SE Belmont St:

Pre-App. Conference to discuss a Type III Historic Resource Review for a new 15-story mixed-use building with ground level retail, parking (approx. 90 spaces) on the 2nd and 3rd floors and 193 residential units on the upper floors.

A Pre-Permit Zoning Plan Check has been requested for a building at 3423 SE Hawthorne Blvd:

New four story 24 unit apartment building

Holst Architecture have submitted 510 NW 15th Ave for Design Review:

Renovation of 2 existing buildings to include seismic upgrades, 4 levels on the west building for creative office space

A demolition permit was issued to Works Partnership, which will enable a townhome development at 5711 E Burnside St to move ahead:

Demolish existing one story commercial building, 896 sf, requirement of final plat permit 15-108229FP, remove all debris

A pair of building permits were issued to FFA Architecture for the Tess O’ Brien apartments:

6 story 5/1, 74 apts

6 story 5/1, 52 apts

A building permit was issued for an apartment building at 4937 SE Division St by SERA Architects:

New 134 unit apartment building with retail at ground level and tuck under parking.

A building permit was issued to TVA Architects for the Hawthorne 31 Apartments at 1515 SE 31st Ave:

New 4-story mixed use building with ground floor retail and 30 apartment units in floors 2-4.

A building permit was issued for a new building at 6030 SE 52nd Ave:

New 2 story commercial building; shell only; with associated site work. No occupancy under this permit, separate ti permits required for occupancy. Sprinkler/alarm required.

Weekly roundup: good and bad news for food carts

The Hallock & McMillen Building

The Hallock & McMillen Building

The Oregonian broke the news of another huge development in the Lloyd District that will add 980 apartments. The project at 1510 NE Multnomah is being designed by Holst Architects for Southern California developer Bob Bisno.

PDX Commons, a cohousing project at SE 43rd & Belmont will displace the Good Food Here food cart pod. Urban Development Partners is targeting the units to retirees.

The Portland Chornicle published images of the single story retail building that will be torn down for a new building by Urban Development Group at 8235 SE 17th.

After a number of false starts, the Hallock & McMillen Building on Naito Parkway is due to be restored. The building is Portland’s oldest surviving commercial structure. The Oregonian looked into its history.

The first completed building at One North is The Radiator, which includes the first earthquake early warning system of its kind in the Northwest.

The board of Portland Public Schools voted in favor of a pre-development plan that will allow NAYA Generations, an inter-generational housing and learning community for Native Americans, to move forward.

Food cart Los Gorditos will be temporarily displaced by the construction of apartments at 4937 SE Division St, however The Portland Business Journal reports that they are close to signing a deal to open in one of the retail spaces in the new building.


Weekly roundup: 4th & Harrison, OHSU, Society Hotel and more


The 4th & Harrison student housing project had its first Design Advice session this week

  • The City Council heard evidence for and against the proposed demolition of the Buck Prager Building at 1727 NW Hoyt. The hearing will be continued on December 18th.
  • The Design Commission offered Design Advice on the St Francis Park Apartments and the 4th & Harrison student housing. A Design Review hearing for Jefferson 14 was postponed until December 18th.
  • In an article titled ‘Arcade Games Are Better III‘ Places over Time wrote about 419 Burnside.
  • The Portland Business Journal reported that “some of the structures that comprise Centennial Mills could very well collapse into the Willamette River if they’re not torn down — and fast.”
  • In an article about affordable housing in the North Macadam Urban Renewal Area, the Oregonian reported that the Portland Housing Bureau are planning a  a mixed-use project to include affordable housing at SW Moody & River Parkway.
  • The blog History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered wrote about an art installation at the Mariner’s Home Building on NW 3rd and NW Davis. The building is currently being converted into the Society Hotel.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of the site at 4937 SE Division St set to be redeveloped as 134 apartment units, with SERA as its architect.
  • The Portland Business Journal wrote about construction progress at the former Red Lion, currently being transformed into the Hotel Eastlund.
  • The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that OHSU is close to signing contracts for two South Waterfront projects [subscription required]. According to the article, ZGF Architects have been chosen to design the Center for Health & Healing II and SRG Partnership have been chosen for the Schnitzer Campus Building III.

Metro reports November 24th – 30th

Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes a list of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. Despite being a three day week, there was a lot of activity in the past week.

GBD have requested Design Advice on the Oregon Square project:

Proposed Oregon Square development – 4 block superblock development on site of the existing Oregon Square block, including 4 apartment towers and a public pedestrian only plaza. Proposing 1030 apartment units, 36000 sf retail, 800 below-grade parking stalls.

SERA have applied for an early assistance meeting for a new project at 4937 SE Division St:

Early Assistance Planner + Service Bureaus, No meeting for proposed 134 unit apartment building with retail at ground level.

YBA Architects have requested a Pre-Application Conference for a project at 1417 NW 20TH Ave, which is part of the Conway masterplan:

New mixed use project including 8 story building with ground floor retail and condominiums and public square.

Surround Architecture have requested a Pre-Application Conference for the Grove Hotel:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss Type III Historic Resource Review for the renovation of an existing 3 story building–the Grove Hotel and the construction of a new 9-story , 63,000 square-foot building (replacing the theatre addition). Both buildings will contain hotel uses with ground-floor retail. The site is within the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District.

Lastly, a building permit for a project at 4942 NE 7th Ave was applied for: