Metro Reports: Volta, Alberta Alive – Grand Ave, PCC Metro Center, and more

Volta, shown in the center, is one of five buildings in the Central Eastside that are being collectively branded The Electric Blocks by owner Killian Pacific. The two-story 1940s building was formerly home to the Oregon Electric Group. Shown behind Volta is the proposed Highwire development, a six-story mass timber office building.

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 May 24th, 2021 to May 30th, 2021.

The redevelopment of the PCC Metro Center at 5600 NE 42nd Ave has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review:

Redevelopment of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center (PCC Metro Center) site. The two existing PCC buildings on site will be replaced by a new, multi-story building on the southwest corner of the site that will consolidate all of the college-related uses into a single facility. Adjustments requested to the following standards: 1. Reduce the amount of the NE 42nd Avenue frontage that will comply with the 10-foot maximum street lot line setback. 2. Reduce the minimum required landscaped setback adjacent to a residential zone from 10 feet to 8 feet along the north property line. 3. Reduce the main building entrance frequency required in the ¿m¿ overlay portion of the site. 4. Reduce the minimum parking space dimensions from 8.5 feet to 8 feet wide and from 18 feet to 17.5 feet long for some of the on-site parking spaces. 5. Increase the period of time permitted to defer compliance with the non-conforming upgrade requirements.

A project at 8115 SE Yamhill St has been submitted for building permit review:

Single PDF – new 9-unit 3-story apartment building and associated site work.

Alberta Alive – Grand Ave at 506 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

ALBERTA ALIVE – GRAND AVE – New five-story, 21 unit apartment building with ground floor common areas, indoor bike storage room, and central laundry; includes site work *** w/ 21-045684-MT ***

A building permit was issued for Volta at 1709 SE 3rd Ave:

Core and shell improvements for 2-story building; demo portions of exterior wall to create new main entrance and parking entrance; seismic upgrades; envelope upgrades; w/20-124557-MT

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for the Westwind Apartments at 355 NW 6th Ave:

Westwind Apartments – Construction of a new 7-story building with 28 residential units, 72 single room occupancies, offices, community spaces, and retail (with 20-169370-MT).

A building permit was issued for a project at 2925 SE Division St:

New 19-unit 3-story mixed use building w/19-268336-MT

Metro Reports: 506 NE Alberta, 6825 N Interstate, 14900 SE Stark, and more

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 September 14th, 2020 to September 20th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Access Architecture for a project at 506 NE Alberta St:

Construction of a five-story, multifamily, residential development consisting of (21) units total, including a mix of studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom units. Support spaces for residents include ground floor common areas, indoor bike storage room, and central laundry. Exterior site improvements include full ROW improvements along NE Alberta Street and NE Grand Ave. frontages. It is anticipated that a drywell on south portion of the site will be the primary means of stormwater treatment.

Early Assistance has been requested by H. Weston Drumheller Architect for a project at 6825 N Interstate Ave:

3 story, 14 unit, multi-family building. Applicant intends to meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by West Architects for a project at 14900 SE Stark St:

90,000sf type III-A affordable housing building, demo existing building

Early Assistance has been requested by Access Architecture for a project at 4957 NE 8th Ave:

Construction of a five-story, multifamily, residential development consisting of (31) units total, including (25) 1-bedroom and (6) studio units. Support spaces for residents include ground floor common areas, indoor bike storage room, and central laundry. Exterior site improvements include full ROW improvements along NE Alberta Street. It is anticipated that a drywell on south portion of the site will be the primary means of stormwater treatment.

A project at 1014 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

Single PDF – new 3 story 12 unit apartment building.

A project at 1139 SW Gibbs St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – Construct new 3 story 12 unit apartment building with associated site work w/20-190945-MT

News Roundup: Collective Oregon Eateries, Ankeny Apartments, Alberta Alive!, and more

The Collective Oregon Eateries food hall is currently under construction.

The Black real estate developer behind the Ankeny Apartments claims he was discriminated against by Prosper Portland, reports Willamette Week.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the proposed Multnomah County Behavioral Health Center which will be a “sustainable project for a vulnerable population“.

Eater Portland wrote about the Collective Oregon Eateries (or CORE), the “huge new food cart pod coming to SE 82nd“. CORE will initially open as a food cart hub, with an indoor food hall to follow.

The Skanner wrote about Self Enhancement, Inc and Community Development Partners’ plans for the Alberta Alive! development, which will include 52 units of affordable housing split on NE Alberta St, split between sites at NE 8th and Alberta and NE Grand and Alberta.

Building on History wrote about the City Council hearing regarding the re-adoption of Central City 2035 and heights in the New Chinatown / Japantown Historic District.

The Business Tribune profiled the planned rebuild of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center which include a new building at the corner of NE 42nd and Killingsworth and 90 units of affordable housing on the site of the current building.

Metro Reports: Portland Boathouse, Castlegate Apartments, 24Thurman, and more

24Thurman

A building permit was issued for the 24Thurman renovation

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. (Note: this post covers September 11th to September 17th, 2017.)

Early Assistance has been requested for a new Portland Boathouse at SE Market & Water:

Current code – Proposal is for a new community boathouse.

Early Assistance has been requested by Waechter Architecture for a project at 506 NE Alberta St:

New code – Deconstuct/demolish existing single family home, currently utilized as generic commerical use. Build five stories affordable housing with community componenets at ground level.

The PSU Neuberger Hall Renovation has been submitted for building permit review by Hacker architects:

PSU – Renovation of an existing 220,000 sf building. Seismic, MEP systems, interior renovation, new exterior facades

A project at 5733 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architects:

Construct new 3 story 12 unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 7000 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 3-story, 12-unit apartment building with no on-site parking

A project at 5734 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit review by LRS Architects:

New construction of 4-story apartment building with ground floor retail and at grade parking. 3 stories of studio and 1-2 bedroom units. 48 housing units in total.

A building permit was issued to Skylab Architecture for a 24Thurman at 1723 NW 24th Ave:

Change of occupancy from B to M; create six separate tenant spaces and six mezzanines; new interior trash rooms; accessible bathrooms; new exterior doors and parking upgrades; seismic upgrade; new storefront window openings

Building permits were issued for buildings 1 through 4 of the Castlegate Apartments at 14607 NE Rose Parkway:

Construct new 3 story ( 8 unit) apartment building, two units have a garage; building 1 of 7; with associated site work and utilities

Construct new 3 story ( 8 unit) apartment building; building 2 of 7

Construct new 3 story ( 8 unit) apartment building; building 3 of 7

Construct new 3 story ( 8 unit) apartment building with attached office building; building 4 of 7