Weekly Roundup: Oregon Zoo, PNCA, Block 136 and more

Zidell Yards

Zidell Yards

  • The Design Commission approved designs for Block 136 and the 19th & Overton.
  • The Portland Development Commission is moving working on finalizing a Development Agreement with ZRZ Realty for Zidell Yards. The Portland Business Journal reported that the main areas still to be worked concern affordable housing and a new park. The Oregonian obtained a draft memo from the Portland Housing Bureau, which asked whether the Zidell family had “no desire” to develop affordable housing.
  • Beneficial Bank is considering redeveloping property it owns at 430 NW 10th Ave in the Pearl with an 11-story wood building. The property is currently occupied by a branch of Albina Bank.
  • Construction is underway on the Burnside Bridgehead Block 75, designed by Works Partnership. The Portland Business Journal reported that a formal groundbreaking is scheduled for Thursday January 29th.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of the church at 5000 SE Lincoln set to be demolished, to allow the construction of new townhomes.
  • A 2,000 sq ft visitor center at the Oregon Zoo Elephant Habitat will be the first building in the state to use Cross Laminated Timber, as reported in the Portland Business Journal.
  • Brian Libby of Portland Architecture had a first glimpse of the PNCA 511 Building, set to open soon. Next Portland published an article about the building earlier this week.

Metro Reports: Hyatt House, apartments in St Johns, townhouses in Richmond and more

915 SE Belmont, as proposed in 2013

915 SE Belmont, as proposed in 2013

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

Developer UDG have requested an Early Assistance meeting for a project at 2100 SE Belmont St, a site which has previously been profiled by the Portland Chronicle:

New 56-unit apartment building with underground parking (19 parking spaces).

Jones Architecture have requested an Early Assistance meeting for a project at 8247 N Lombard St in St Johns:

Four story mixed use building that includes retail, 100 Apartments and underground parking.

Ankrom Moisan have applied for a Type III Design Review for a project at 915 SE Belmont St. The Oregonian reported on the project, as proposed in 2013:

Mixed-use building

A demolition permit was issued for a 1953 church at 5000 SE Lincoln, which will be replaced by 18 townhouses:

Demo 2 story building / basement

A building permit application was received for the Treece & Lambert apartments at 2238 NE Glisan St, whose architects is Barry R Smith:

New 5 story 37 unit apartment building; ground floor to include parking and 3 units;associated site work

A foundation permit was issued for the Hyatt House at 2080 SW River Drive, one of the last remaining parcels in Riverplace:

Foundation and concrete work up to the top of level 2 concrete deck. This includes excavation, piles, grade beams, pile caps, columns, level 1 slabs and level 2 concrete deck. Concrete, paving, and stormwater