Focus: The 25 Most Popular Posts Of 2019

Block 216
For the second year in a row, a post about the Block 216 tower was the most popular post on Next Portland.

2019 was the fifth full year that Next Portland has been in operation. Over the course of the year 145 articles were published.

In contrast to 2017 and 2018, the most popular articles of the year were generally ones published this year. The lone article in the list published before 2018 was about Eleven West, which was approved in 2017 but only recently submitted for permit.

Four of the most popular post were about high rise towers: Block 216; Eleven West, Toyoko Inn; the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences; and the Holden of Pearl. Two posts in the list were about large site master plans, the Broadway Corridor and OMSI Masterplan.

In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

25. 1634 SW Alder St Receives Design Advice (images)
24. Moxy Hotel Approved by Design Commission (images)
23. Design Commission Approves 1715 SW Salmon Mixed Use (images)
22. Modera Morrison Receives Design Advice (images)
21. 3000 SE Powell Receives Design Advice (images)
20. Morningstar at Laurelhurst Returns in Front of Design Commission (images)
19. Lincoln High School Replacement Approved by Design Commission (images)
18. Holden of Pearl Senior Housing Approved (images)
17. Hyatt Place & Allison Residences Goes in Front of Design Commission (images)
16. Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A Approved by Design Commission (images)
15. Dairy Apartments Receive Design Advice (images)
14. Live Nation at Zidell Yards Receives Design Advice (images)
13. PAE Living Building Approved by Landmarks Commission (images)
12. Design Commission Approves 140 SW Columbia St (images)
11. Approval of 5020 Condos Upheld (images)
10. Saltwood Development in the Con-way Masterplan Approved (images)
09. Broadway Corridor Masterplan Receives Design Advice (images)
08. Unbuilt Projects From The First Five Years of Next Portland
07. Holden of Pearl Receives Design Advice (images)
06. OMSI Masterplan Receives Design Advice (images)
05. The Landing at Macadam Receives Design Advice (images)
04. Pepsi Blocks Phase IA Receives Design Advice (images)
03. Toyoko Inn Receives Design Advice (images)
02. Design Commission Approves Eleven West (Images)
01. Design Commission Approves Block 216 Tower (images)

Approval of 5020 Condos Upheld (images)

The Design Commission has upheld the staff level approval of the 5020 Condos, an affordable housing development on N Interstate Ave. The 6-story building, designed by Carleton Hart Architecture, will include 64 family sized units, ground floor commercial space and 14 parking stalls in a tuck under garage. 74 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided.

The project is being developed in collaboration between Proud Ground and Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East. 2- and 3-bedroom units will be offered for sale at prices between $121,000 – $274,500, and kept permanently affordable through a community land trust.

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Weekly Roundup: NIR Center, 5020 Condos, Providence Park, and more

The NIR Center includes two connected buildings with a total of 347,000 sq ft of space for
early- and mid-stage bioscience and technology companies.

The Portland Business Journal took a first look (subscription required) at the New Industrial Revolution Center, a 10-story biotech incubator planned at 920 SE Stark.

Inclusionary housing production is lagging goals,* writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

A partnership between Proud Ground and Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East will enable to the 5020 Condos to cater to residents harmed by urban renewal, reports the Portland Business Journal.

Portland Architecture published a conversation with Base Design + Architecture, a young firm whose work includes a modular building at 1590 SE Holgate that is set to break ground soon.

The Portland Diamond Project released new renderings of the proposed riverfront baseball stadium.

The Oregonian looked at what an expanded Providence Park will mean for parking and traffic near the stadium.

Build-your-own poke shop Olia Poke & Tea will open in the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building, reports Eater Portland.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

Metro Reports: 5020 Condos, Glass Lab, Fourth and Montgomery, and more

Glass Lab

A building permit was issued for the renovation of the former Morehouse Glass building at 350 SE Mill St. New suites will be created in the building for small manufacturing and office users.

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 December 10th to December 16th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 1015 SE Woodward St:

Complete renovation of existing building, including on and off site work

The 5020 Condos at 5020 N Interstate Ave have been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Carleton Hart Architecture:

100-day review timeline New 6-story, 71,128 sf mixed-use development (wood framing over a concrete podium) with 64 apartments; 40 affordable apartments for residents at a variety of income levels and 24 apartments at market rate. Residential units consist of a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments. the first floor includes a 1,606 sf commercial space (future TI), bicycle storage, bicycle amenities and utility spaces. Site improvements include surface and covered parking (16 spaces), a multi-purpose exterior space and sidewalk improvements. Modifications to facade articulation (33.130.000), Bicycle parking standards (33.266.220.C), Ground floor windows (33.130.230 & 33.415.340), Ground floor active use (33.415.200)

A project at 5432 NE 18th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (7) unit apartment building with assiciated site work and parking on the ground floor

Nomad at 1431 N Church St has been submitted for building permit review by Works Progress Architecture:

New construction of 7-story Mixed-Use Building; 2-stories C.I.P. Post-tensioned Concrete Slabs and Columns, 5-stories wood-frame. 6 levels of Residential Units with Amenity over 1 Level of Residential Amenity and Retail. Work to the Retail will be included as part of this Permit. The Overall Buillding Height is less than 75ft.

A project at 5833 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 12 unit apartment building with attached 40 S.F. Trash enclosure, includes associated sitework, roof trusses and floor joists***dfs stair rail system*****mechanical to be obtained separately***

A building permit was issued for Glass Lab at 350 SE Mill St:

Change of occupancy from M to B. Core & shell remodel of 1st & 2nd floors of (E) building – remove all interior partitions, fixtures, & stairs; add walls to create new tenant spaces on 2nd floor; replace storefront & overhead doors; (4) new mezzanines, new stairs, bathrooms, & offices; restripe & landscape parking lot *** no tenants this permit *** w/18-187700-mt ***

A structural permit was issued to Lever Architecture for the North Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – North building only – Structural frame for new building including 5 levels of below grade precast construction (parking garage) and 5 stories of above grade precast concrete with CLT, glulams, andconcrete slab hybrid construction, work includes mat slab founation and site cast concrete cores with stairs. Work also inlcudes MEP work for below grade parking

A foundation permit was issued to SRG Patnership for the Fourth and Montgomery Building:

Foundation and structure up to bottom of Level 2, for new 3/4 block, 7 story, mixed use building that will house groups from PSU, OHSU, PCC and the City of Portland

Metro Reports: Holman 42, Hyatt Place, 5020 Condos, and more

5020 Condos

The 5020 Condos are an affordable home ownership project by Proud Ground and Habitat for Humanity. The building is proposed for a site on N Interstate Ave owned by the Portland Housing Bureau.

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 June 4th to June 10th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 6306 N Maryland Ave:

Construct new three story, 18 unit apartment or condominimum building on corner site in RHd zone to meet Community Design Standards 33.218.140. Bay windows overhang right-of-way.

Early Assistance has been requested for a Hyatt Place at 350 NW 12th Ave:

New construction of 11 story Hyatt Place hotel with a FAR of 9:1 to be achieved through transfer of 3:1 FAR from the nearby historic landmark site. The site zoned EXd and is located within the CC Plan District.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 4330 SW Macadam Ave:

Request for early assistance meeting for informaton on new construction of automobile showroom with three story parking garage.

Early Assistance has been requested by V3 Studio for a project at 8314 N Willamette Blvd:

Proposal is new construction for senior housing of at least 80-90 units with parking, outdoor amenities and landscaping.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Carleton Hart Architecture to discuss the 5020 Condos at 5020 N Interstate Ave:

Housing Bureau Project. Proposal is for the new construction of a five-story, 55,788 square foot affordable multi-dwelling development. The proposal will include 10 one-bedroom units; 22 two-bedroom units; 16 three-bedroom units; and three three-bedroom townhomes. First floor will include tuck-under parking. All existing structures will be removed.

A project at 5727 SE 136th Ave has been submitted for a Type III Conditional Use Review:

New construction of a new facility for worship at 5727 SE 136th Ave. The site is approx. 1.5 acres and has mixed zoning the eastern portion is CM1 and the western portion is R5a.

The Holman 42 apartments at 6324 NE 42nd Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Carleton Hart Architecture:

New 3-story, 59-unit apartment building with lobby, management office, resident services, community spaces and bike storage.