Weekly Roundup: 1715 NW 17th, Culinary Corridor, Weatherly Building, and more

The former Premier Gear & Machine Works building is being converted to creative office space by LRS Architects and Sturgeon Development Partners.

With the pending construction of Block 216 set to displace the 10th and Alder food carts, the city is studying the possibilities for a ‘Culinary Corridor’*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how an old gear and machine works factory at 1715 NW 17th Ave will become some of Portland’s newest creative office space.

The Oregonian wrote about the 12-story tower proposed adjacent to the Weatherly Building.

The proposal to re-legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes throughout Oregon could be undermined by existing private deeds that prohibit anything other than single family homes, writes the Oregonian.

Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Senate President Peter Courtney, would require cities to allow dense development along major transit routes, writes the Oregonian. Portland would be required to allow up to 75 units per acre with a quarter mile of frequent transit, and up to 45 units per acre within a half mile.

Property magnate Greg Goodman objects to Multnomah County’s proposed $4.3 million purchase of a building at 333 SW Park Ave, according to the Willamette Week.

BikePortland asked whether the Oregon Department of Transportation’s I-5 Rose Quarter plan is compatible with the Albina Vision. In the Business Tribune architecture critic Brian Libby argued for making the vision a reality.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Andrea Durbin, executive director of the Oregon Environmental Council, is set to be the new director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

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Weekly Roundup: Weatherly Building, The Redd, Residential Infill, and more

Weatherly Building
A new 12-story office building designed by Perkins+Will is proposed adjacent to the Weatherly Building, as part of a project that will also include the seismic retrofit of the 1927 landmark stucture.

A 12-story mixed-use office and retail building at 510 SE Morrison St, adjacent to the Weatherly Building, has been proposed by developer Unico. At an initial Design Advice meeting the Landmarks Commission “recommended changes to the building’s massing, materials and height“*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Oregonian reported that Portland is drafting new historic preservation rules intended “to wrest back local control“.

The second phase of the The Redd will completely open on March 2, according to a story in the Business Tribune.

NBP Capital has acquired the former Sunshine Dairy site at 801 NE 21st Ave, writes the Portland Business Journal (subscription required). An Early Assistance application was submitted in January for a 7-story building with 300-350 residential units.

Neighborhood activists thought the Residential Infill Project would protect neighborhoods from McMansions, but “did not see the fourplexes on the horizon“, writes the Portland Tribune. The project, which will go in front of City Council this summer, is seeing the strongest opposition in neighborhoods that “tend to be more affluent and the least affected.”

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Metro Reports: CitizenM, Brio Lofts, Oregon Zoo Polar Passage, and more

Brio Lofts

A building permit was issued for the Brio Lofts, a micro apartment development by Vibrant Cities, located at N Vancouver and Failing

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 3rd to December 9th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Perkins + Will for a project at 510 SE Morrison St, adjacent to the Weatherly Building:

New twelve story office building with ground level retail and below grade parking. Site is contributing in East Portland-Grand Avenue Historic District.

Early Assistance has been requested for a CitizenM hotel at 1016 W Burnside St:

Applicant is proposing a thirteen-story, 104,077 GSF, 264-key hotel with 4,420 SF of ground floor retail. Hotel drop-off/valet zone proposed on SW 10th Ave. Loading dock is proposed on SW 10th Ave.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 1634 SW Alder St:

Proposal is for a 7 story market rate apartment project with approximately 218 units in the Goose Hollow subdistrict of the CC Plan District.

1935 N Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review by Works Progress Architecture:

New 4 story mixed use building with ground floor tenant spaces and 36 residential units on floors 2-4. No occupancy for ground floor tenant spaces – future ti permits required *** w/18-272170-mt ***

The Oregon Zoo Polar Passage has been submitted for building permit review:

Polar Bear Holding Bldg, 1-story precast concrete structure w/ metal roof deck, holding facilities for polar bears, associated support functions, demonstration space for visitors, support spaces include prep, storage and a mechanical room

View shelter – Underwater view, open air steel structure w/ glazing panel, CLT roof deck and metal roof. Primary function to provide underwater viewing of polar bear deep pool

View shelter – at existing pool, helter is an open air steel structure w/ glazing panel, CLT roof deck and metal roof. Primary function of structure is to provide viewing of existing polar bear pool & provide shade for visitor seating area below

View Shelter – Polar Bear Cave an open air concrete & CMU structure w/ a glazing panel for viewing bears in the habitat. Structural also includes unconditioned themed hollow rock area w/ wood roof that facilitates adjacent pool drainage and polar bear cooling

Life Support System Bldg (LSS), 1-story concrete block structure w/ steel-framed metal deck roof. Primary function is to house the filtration and pump equipment for the polar bear saltwater pool systems

The Providence Park Retail and Ticket Booth Addition at 1844 SW Morrison St has been submitted for building permit review by John Weil Architecture:

Construct a new 1,200 square feet single story building for retail, with a small storage area, and an eco-roof covering the entire roof area

The Oregon Zoo Primate Forest has been submitted for building permit review:

Primate Holding Bldg – 1-story precast concrete structure w/ combination flat membrane and metal deck roofs. Primary function is to provide holding facilities for chimpanzees, including an on-exhibit day room, associated support functions and viewing area

The Oregon Zoo Cafe has been submitted for building permit review:

Cafe – 1-story wood famed structure w/ a wood truss roof. Primary function to provide facilities for food storage, preparation, and sale, support spaces unclude commercial kitchen & walk in cooler

A building permit was issued to CB|Two Architects for an expansion to Marquis Mill Park at 1475 SE 100th Ave:

8,453 sq ft addition to existing skilled nursing facility including 18 new beds and site improvements. See 18-103623-lu. W/ 18-214562-MT

A building permit was issued for the Brio Lofts at 3912 N Vancouver Ave:

New five story, 91 sleeping rooms, 4 dwelling units in a mixed use building with underground parking; enclosed trash, includes associated sitework

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for the Magnolia II Apartments at 415 N Fargo St:

New 4 story affordable housing project building which includes 50 new living units and 9 new surface parking stalls at ground floor with common, outdoor play and pation areas totaling 44,584 sq.ft., Connecting to Phase I building, tree removal.