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ZGF Architects and Kaiser Permanente have gone in front of the Design Commission to receive Design Advice on a proposed parking garage and plaza on Block 80 and 81 in the Lloyd District. The project would create 484-stall parking structure, as well as “a pedestrian plaza, covered public seating, space for a lunchtime food cart pod, a new rain garden adjacent to the streetcar station, and a public bicycle parking facility proposed as part of the Lloyd District Bicycle Parking Program”
Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.
ZGF Architects have requested Design Advice for a project at 500 NE Multnomah St:
Replace existing garage with new parking structure at 500 NE Multnomah St.
Soderstrom Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at St Thomas More Catholic School:
Rebuild existing school and parish hall. Provide for more and better on-site parking. In-ground tankage for stormwater.
LEEB Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1440 SW Taylor St:
Pre-application conference to discuss a 6-story, 81-unit, residentail apartment with lobby, trash area, bike storage and parking garage for 30 cars on ground floor.
SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 909 SE 12th Ave:
Pre-application conference to discuss a 148 unit, 6-story, market-rate apartment building with ground floor retail and basement parking.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 6125 SE Division St:
New memory care facility building (14,000 sq ft) consisting of 18 private and 5 double units for a total of 28 beds/residents. Building to also include a dining area, courtyard, and support facilities. 42 structured parking spaces with at-grade entry.
Holst Architecture have submitted 1510 NE Multnomah for Design Review:
Type III Design Review and Central City Parking Review for a new multi-building, mixed-use development. The project will include housing and retail uses, underground parking, private streets and pedestrian corridors. The Design Commission has offered guidance in a DAR (EA 15-167229). And, earlier this year the applicant met with staff in an Early Assistance meeting (EA 15-189556).
Bora Architects have submitted Pearl Block 20 for Design Review:
Proposed high-rise condominium building with above-grade parking.
Soderstrom Architects have submitted a Conditional Use Master Plan Amendment for a project at 2145 NW Overton St:
For Conditional Use Master Plan Amendment to Allow Converting the Overton Warehouse to Parking.
Stack Architecture have submitted a project at 714 NE Alberta St for building permit review:
Addition to NW side of the building for new elevator shaft and trash enclosure; full interior remodel of 1st and second floor; remove interior walls and add new walls to create waiting area, exam rooms, offices, restrooms, meeting room, and worstations area; new landscaping and restriping of parking lot
Doug Circosta Architect has submitted a project at 201 SE 146th Ave for building permit review:
Construct new 3 story (24 unit) apartment building with associated site work; new play area, sports field area, and parking lot building 1 of 6, building 100
Construct new 2 story (2 unit) apartment building with common area on main floor and laundry roombuilding 2 of 6, building 200
Construct new 3 story (11 unit) apartment building with trash room on main floor3 of 6 building, building 300
Construct new 3 story (24 unit) apartment building; 4 of 6 building, building 400
Construct new 3 story (12 unit) apartment building 5 of 6 building, building 500
Construct new 3 story (19 unit) apartment building with storage area on main floor6 of 6 building, building 600
Valeant Architecture have submitted a project at 2720 SE Steele St for building permit review:
Construct new 3 story (7 unit) apartment building; with attached bike storage and trash enclosure; new parking lot
A building permit was issued to TVA Architects for the Jefferson 14 Apartments:
New 6 story apartment building, landscaping and site improvements
A building permit was issued to Works Partnership for the PDX Commons co-housing at 4262 SE Belmont St:
New 4 story 27 unit apartment building with shared amenities, ground level parking and one tenant space, stormwater facility and site improvements.
A building permit was issued to Green Gables Design & Restoration for a project at 1970 NW 18th Ave:
New construction of building to house 3 tenants, 2 story at center; main floor includes tenant spaces, 2 accessible restrooms and common area, 2nd floor is a part of tenant 1, overhead door at tenat 3 space; stormwater planter facility at exterior and pavers
Restore Oregon noted that two downtown buildings have been removed from the City’s Historic Resources Inventory. The buildings are on the site of a proposed mixed use development at 930 SW 3rd Ave, which will include a 20-story hotel and 10-story office building. As part of the development the Hotel Albion (which includes the Lotus Café and Cardroom) will be demolished. The Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple Building will
be incorporated into the development will also be demolished.
In a 5-0 vote, the Portland City Council adopted the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan, which will form the vision for how the 14 acre Post Office site in the Pearl will be developed. The acquisition of the site, worth between $135 and $177 million according to developer Mark Edlen, will cost the City up to $80 million.
The Society Hotel opened this week in Old Town / Chinatown. The Portland Mercury published photos of the low cost hotel meets hostel, and described the “gorgeous rooftop deck” as the project’s “crowning jewel”.
Shortly after acquiring trucking company Conway, XPO Logisitics laid off 101 Portland based workers. Though headquartered in Ann Arbor until its acquisition, Conway was a large landowner in Northwest Portland. What effect, if any, the acquisition will have on the redevelopment of the Conway Masterplan area is currently unclear.
Kaiser is planning a 700 space parking garage at 500 NE Multnomah in the Lloyd District. According to BikePortland the structure “aims in part to free up space on Kaiser’s other parking lots, which could then be developed or sold in order to continue the surge of big developments [in] the Lloyd District”.
The Portland Chapter of the AIA held its annual design awards last weekend. Portland Architecture wrote about the winning projects, which included Lever Architecture’s Treehouse and Allied Works’ PNCA 511 Building.
In a post titled ‘The City of Fabric Buildings‘ Places over Time noted how curious it is that “Portland has developed such an international reputation as a city without the assistance of any real place-specific visual aides”.
Design work is about to start on the Multnomah County Health Dept HQ, which will be located on a site near Union Station. The new building will be “nine stories and run between $85 million to $95 million” according to a report in The Oregonian.
Portland Monthly reported that health food “haven” Prasad opened a second location at the Portland Rock Gym, which recently completed a major expansion.
NOTE: This post has been revised to reflect that the Temple building will be demolished, as shown on drawings published on the City Auditor’s website Monday.
Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.
ZGF Architects have requested Early Assistance for a parking garage at 500 NE Multnomah St:
New 700 space 6 level parking garage with retail on the first floor.
Rommel Architectural Partnership have requested Early Assistance for a project at 520 SE 82nd Ave:
Proposal is for retail development with new 13,000 sf shop building and 1700 sf drive-thru building with food or beverage use.
SolTerra have submitted The Woods for building permit review:
Construct new 6 story mixed use 50 unit apartment building; main level to include parking garage, bike storage, lobby area, and retail space;
MWA Architects have submitted the St Francis Park Apartments for building permit review:
new 4-story, 72,055 sf, Type VA, 106 unit apartment building including improvements in vacated SE Oak St to meet superblock requirements.
BAMA Design have submitted a project at 2558 SE 109th Ave for building permit review:
New single story 15 bed residential care facility
A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a building at 2100 SE Belmont St:
Construct new 4 story 55 unit apartment building with underground parking; associated site work
A building permit was issued to BAMA Design for a project at 7400 SE Milwaukie Ave:
New 4 story 76 unit apartment building with basement level parking garage
A building permit was issued to Mahlum Architects for the International School Expansion:
New construction of three-story classroom building and related site improvements