Weekly Roundup: Amara, Mann House, Block 25, and more

815 W Burnside St
Work has started on Amara, a 7-story building on W Burnside between NW Park Ave and 9th Ave.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Laurelhurst’s Mann House could become affordable housing. Nonprofit developer Innovative Housing is under contract to purchase the mansion, with plans to turn it into 80 apartments. Rents would be affordable to families with incomes of between 30 and 60 percent of the median family income.

Old Town’s Greyhound Station has closed, reports the Oregonian. The two-acre is now listed for sale as a redevelopment site.

Two proposals in Old Town Chinatown are moving forward*, according to the Daily Journal of Commerce. At Block 25 Key Development is proposing an eight story cross-laminated timber building and a nineteen story tower. The project team includes Japanese firms Shigeru Ban Architects and Earthscape, along with Portland’s GBD Architects. At 4th & Burnside Colas Development is proposing a building of between five and seven stories, with a multicultural food venue; office space on the second floor for Colas and the Bing Kong Tong Chinese Benevolent Association; and housing above that.

New apartments are coming to a site formerly occupied by a Firestone auto shop, reports the Portland Business Journal. Amara at 15 NW Park Ave will include 138 residential units.

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Weekly Roundup: OHSU Hospital Expansion, Alberta Commons, 4th & Burnside, and more

The OHSU Hospital Expansion Project involves construction of a 14-story tower on the site of the former Dental School.

At an initial meeting the Design Commission indicated that plans for the OHSU Hospital Expansion Project require more work to meet city guidelines,* writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

As work progresses on the Adidas Campus Expansion construction cranes are the latest flashpoint in clash between Adidas and neighbors, reports the Oregonian.

The Oregonian reported that Prosper Portland is asking for proposals to redevelop two properties in Old Town. The NW 4th & Burnside is known for being the former home of Right 2 Dream Too. Block 25 at the north end of Chinatown is currently used as surface parking for NW Natural.

The Skanner spoke to three minority-owned businesses moving into the Alberta Commons development at NE MLK and Alberta.

The Portland Diamond Project is approaching a deadline to “start paying real money to reserve a marine cargo terminal for its billion-dollar baseball park — or give up on building at the site,” reports the Oregonian.

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