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Category Archives: Grand Belmont
Metro Reports: Pepsi Redevelopment, Grand Belmont, St Marys Romanian Orthodox, 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 March 5th to March 11th, 2018. Note that this post includes some projects that were mistakenly added to the previous week’s metro reports. That post has been updated.
Design Advice has been requested by John Weil Architecture for the Providence Park Retail and Ticket Booth Addition:
Proposal is for an addition of a 1,300 sf retail store in existing Providence Park plaza at corner of SW 20th and SW Morrison Streets and reconstruction of existing ticket windows from 3 locations to 1 – 160sf location. Stormwater for retail store is proposed to be utilizing a green roof, tied into stormwater system. Ticket booth to be connected to existing gutter at existing canopy (new roof area at ticket booth is approximately 50sf). Central City Design District.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled and further Design Advice requested by Waterleaf Architecture for the Lloyd West Anchor Remodel:
Renovation of existing 149,000sf, 3-story retail mall anchor to accommodate multiple tenants. Exterior facade remodel and plaza/yard improvements.
Early Assistance has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 3300 NE Broadway:
Current code: Renovation to existing 3-story building with addition of a 4th story.
Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2100 N Albina Ave:
Current Code: Proposal to construct a multi-story 40,00sqft self storage facility with parking.
Early Assistance has been requested by Waechter Architecture for a project South of 4236 N Mississippi Ave:
Future code: New mixed use building. Two floors of office space and one floor of residential dwellings (5 units).
Early Assistance has been requested by CE John for a project at 1715 NE 33rd Ave:
Future code: Proposed multi-tenant retail building with surface and rooftop parking. Proposed stormwater disposal – drywells.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Livermore Architecture & Engineering to discuss a project at the St Marys Romanian Orthodox Church at 13505 SE Stark St:
A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a one-story parish hall for an existing church. The building is approximately 7,200 square feet. Site improvements associated with this project will include a reconfigured parking area
and a pedestrian plaza between the existing church and the new building. Twenty-seven parking spaces are proposed. There is an option to increase the size of the site by acquiring a portion of the lot fronting on SE 136th (331 SE 136th).
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 7606 SE Flavel St:
Current code: Multi-family development on existing site with a total of 29 multi-family units. 23 units are new units with a garage per unit. Existing 6-plex to remain with parking provided for each unit in a parking lot. Two existing single-family dwellings are proposed to be separated from the development through PLAs or other process.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mithun to discuss the redevelopment of the Pepsi site at 2505 NE Pacific St:
Future code? A master plan for redeveloping the existing +/-5.16 acre Pepsi Bottling Plant on Sandy Blvd into market-rate and affordable housing, offices, retail/restaurant spaces, open space and associated parking. The project will use the Planned Development Bonus for additional height and bonus FAR and will include publicly-accessible open space.
A revised permit for a project at 1717 SE Tenino St has been submitted for review by Urban Development Group:
Construction of new 4-story 91 unit apartment building with 19 parking spaces
A project at NE 74th and Glisan has been submitted for building permit review:
Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with associated site work
A project at 3967 NE Garfield Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
New 3-story 9 unit apartment building with associated site work. No off street parking
A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for Grand Belmont at 514 SE Belmont St:
New 7-story mixed use building, Type I construction and 5 stories of Type IIIA construction; level 1 – commercial spaces and parking; level 2-7 – 131 residential units.
Weekly Roundup: New Omni, Portland Boathouse, Overlook apartments, and more
The Willamette Week wrote about opposition to new high rises, including the Riverplace Redevelopment, Fremont Place, New Omni and original proposal for Grand Belmont—much of which is coming from residents of nearby high rises.
The Oregonian looked at areas where height could be restricted as part of the Central City 2035 plan. Portland Architecture asked if the view corridor debate is civic activism or NIMBYism?
After 43 years, regulars said farewell to the Overlook Restaurant. The diner is being replaced by the Overlook apartments at 1332 N Skidmore St.
The Portland Tribune wrote about plans for the Portland River Center, which would replace the existing boathouse and add an interpretive center with educational and meeting spaces.
The Portland Mercury wrote about how the Oregon Constitution limits opportunities to leverage the $258 million housing bond passed by voters in 2016.
Metro Reports: Providence Park, 3250 NE MLK, 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, 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. (Note: this post covers August 14th to 20th, 2017.)
Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project South of 3250 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:
Current code. Proposal is for a new 4 story affordable housing addition to an existing Phase One building. Includes 50 new living units and 9 new surface parking stalls at ground floor. Type V-A Construction. 47,500 GSF. Proposed storm water disposal through dry wells. Going to meet community design standards.
Early Assistance has been requested by Firenze Development for a project South of 6836 NE Grand Ave:
Six unit condominium project
A project at 1840 SW Main St has been submitted for Type II Design Review:
Proposal is to demolish the existing house and replace it with a 3-unit multi-family structure. Central City Design District.
The renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park at 730 SW 10th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review:
Central City Design district – PBOT and Prosper Portland are undertaking a 17.5 million dollar Major Remodel of the SmartPark system’s 10th &Yamhill garage to improve ground floor retail expereince, replace stair/elevator towers, and replace or upgrade a number of mechanical systems.
A foundation permit for the Providence Park Expansion has been submitted for review by Allied Works Architecture:
Phase 1 of 2; Foundations, lower level and street level structure, some existing building renovation up to and including the street level concourse; MEP infrastructure
A permit to rebuild the Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan St has been submitted for review by Allied Works Architecture:
Repair to 5-story building damaged by explosion – repair damaged structural members, terrace, & roof; install new MEP systems, exterior cladding, elevator, interior walls, fixtures, & finishes; no change to footprint *** mech separate ***
Grand Belmont at 514 SE Belmont St has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:
New 7 story mixed use building, Type I construction and 5 stories of Type IIIA construction; level 1 commercial spaces and parking; level 2 7 131 residential units.
A building permit was issued to Mentrum Architecture for a project at 8188 SE 19th Ave (previously 1904 SE Tacoma St):
New 3 story, six plex apartment building with onsite parking
A building permit was issued to Emerick Architects for a project at 1930 NE Alberta St (previously 1904 SE Alberta St):
New 4-story mixed use building, ground floor commercial tenant space and trash room, upper floors 33 dwelling unit apartment, and associated site work
A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 1428 SE 19th Ave:
New construction of 3 story building with rooftop deck 13 residential units 8 (R2) 5407sf, 5(R1) 1703sf. 8 commercial unit 2(M) 510sf and 5(B) 770sf
A building permit was issued to Dowl for a project at 12045 N Parker Ave:
New restaurant building with associated site improvements
Two building permits were issued for a project at 5414 SE Duke St:
New 2-story building with 8 guest rooms
New 2-story building with 8 guest rooms
Weekly Roundup: 550 SE MLK, Grand Belmont, NAYA Generations, and more
The DJC published photos of NAYA Generations, the intergenerational affordable housing project* that’s about to open in Lents at the site of the former Foster Elementary School.
Places over Time wrote about two projects in the Central Eastside, 550 SE MLK Jr Blvd and Grand Belmont; one of which is reviewed by the Design Commission and the other by the Historic Landmarks Commission.
A story in the Oregonian profiled D.R. Johnson, the Douglas County mill that is producing the cross-laminated timber that will be used in a new generation of high rise wood buildings.
*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.
Scaled down Grand Belmont approved by Landmarks Commission (images)
The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved Grand Belmont, a 7 story mixed use building by Ankrom Moisan Architects for developer Urban Asset Advisors. The project will contain 121 residential units and 6,000 sq ft of ground floor retail. At 81′ tall, the building will be dramatically shorter than the 240′ iteration of the design presented to the Commission earlier in the year, and will contain roughly half as many units. Parking for 14 cars and 184 bicycles will be provided.
Metro Reports: 419 SW Washington, Field Office, Grand Belmont, 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.
GBD Architects have requested Design Advice for 108 SW 3rd Ave:
Design Advice Request for a new 6-story mixed-use building with approx. 8,925 SF of retail, 133 market-rate apartments and 63 off-street parking stalls on one level of structured underground parking.
C2K Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 3434 NE Sandy Blvd:
Renovation of existing building to include retail and commercial uses along Sandy Boulevard and development mechanic’s shop into commercial bakery. Existing parking to be converted to public amenity space.
Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 10737 NE Fremont St:
Develop the parcels into condos. The house on the west parcel will be demo’d. The house on the east parcel will remain.
BAMA Architecture and Design have requested Early Assistance for a project at 15536 NE Glisan St:
Multi-phase, multi-family development on multiple lots. Looking at possibly consolidating lots to help minimize interior setback requirements. They are hoping to meet community design standards.
Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 12335 SE Division St:
Get space self-storage facility with associated parking, utilities, and landscaping.
LRS Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 2310 SE Hawthorne Blvd:
New 4 story mixed-use building including 61 living units over retail and 23 parking stalls.
ZGF Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 419 SW Washington St
Pre-application conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for a new 30-story, mixed-use tower.
SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 306 SE 8th Ave:
Demo existing building, new development of 6 story 100 residential apartment building with ground floor retail and underground parking.
Waterleaf Architecture have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at the Lloyd West Anchor:
Renovation of existing 3-story, 150k SF anchor into multi-tenant use.
A Pre-Permit Zoning Plan check has been requested for a project at 20 NE 14th Ave:
6 story multi-family apartment building with parking for 132 vehicles
Vallaster Corl Architects have submitted Grand Belmont for Type III Historic Resource Review:
22-story high-rise residential project- of approx 212,000 SF above grade.
Holst Architecture have submitted 1510 NE Multnomah for building permit review:
New mixed use, multi family apartment building over parking and retail space
Bldg 2 – New Mixed Use Multi Family building with apartments over parking and retail space
A multiple building project at 6702 SE 72nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
New construction of 3 story triplex
New construction of 3 story, 6 unit apartment building with site improvements
New construction of 3 story, 6 unit apartment building with site improvements
A multiple building project at 7513 N Olin Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
New construction of one of two 3 story 6 unit apartment buildings
New construction of two of two 3 story 6 unit apartment buildings
The WorldMark by Wyndham at 221 SW Naito has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:
New 75 unit, 6 story vacation ownership. 5 over 1 construction
The MLK.Mason West apartments at 4119 NE M L King Blvd have been submitted for building permit review:
New 6 story apartment building with 112 units and tuck under parking.
A project at 24 NE 60th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
Construct new 4 story 14 unit apartment building with parking on main fl and associated site work
The George Besaw Apartments at 2301 NW Savier St have been submitted for building permit review by GBD Architects:
New construction of new mixed use 4 story apartment building containing 51 residential units, with retail and services on the ground floor
A second building at the Garlington Center has been submitted for building permit review by Scott Edwards Architecture:
Construct new 2 story building for new clinic associated site work
The Home2 Suites by Hilton @ Portland Airport has been submitted for building permit review by JRA Architecture & Planning:
Construct new 4 story 99 rooms hotel with indoor pool and exercise room; associated site work and new parking
A foundation permit was issued to Hacker Architects for the Field Office:
The Partial Permit scope of work includes: a) erosion control; b) ground improvements; c) shoring d) tiebacks; e) excavation and earth work; f) deep foundations; g) foundations; h) basement-level mat; i) basement walls and j) at-grade post tension slabs. Also includes all mechanical, plumbing and electirical installation up to level 1 slab. Separate MEP permits required for this work.
Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)
It is just over a year since Next Portland last did a roundup of the tallest buildings planned or under construction in Portland. At that time, we counted 25 buildings over 100′ in height planned. Today we count 40. Given the length of time it takes to complete a high rise building, many of the buildings on the 2016 were also on the 2015 list. Four buildings are no longer on the list this year, due to having been completed: Block 17, Pearl West, the Aster Tower and Park Avenue West. Seven buildings that were still in the design phase last year are now under construction. No building on last year’s list is known to have been cancelled.
Read on to see our complete list. Where possible, the heights given are the building height as defined in the Portland Zoning Code and published in the Design Commission’s Final Findings. In some cases the heights have been estimated.
Grand Belmont returns as 23 story tower (images)
Grand Belmont, the project by Urban Assets Advisors whose height was of significant concern to the Historic Landmarks Commission last year, has returned in front of the Commission as a 23 story point tower. As now proposed the Vallaster Corl designed building would reach 240′ and include 214 residential units. A rooftop common room and exterior terrace are proposed for the top floor. Three ground floor retail spaces totalling 6,500 sq ft would open onto SE Grand Avenue. Parking for 102 vehicles would be provided in the podium portion of the tower.
Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of the Year
2015 is the first full calendar year Next Portland has been in operation, and it’s been a year of huge growth for the site. As the year draws to a close it seemed like a good time to look at what the most popular posts of the year were. If there’s an overall trend evident it’s that posts about tall or large buildings do well. The single most popular post was the round up of the 25 tallest buildings planned or under construction. Posts about high rise buildings under construction—including Block 136, The Cosmopolitan, The NV (formerly The Overton), and Yard (formerly Block 67)—feature prominently in the list. The giant development at Oregon Square makes the list three times, and the redevelopment of the USPS site in the Pearl is included three times. The most popular post about a single project covered LOCA @ The Goat Blocks, a superblock development currently under construction in inner Buckman.
Other posts to make the top 25 were more surprising. The list includes the Worldmark by Wyndham and The Society Hotel, both relatively small hotel projects in Old Town. The initial post about 3rd & Taylor likely performed so well not because of the scale of the project, but because Next Portland was the first place to write about the potential demolition of the Hotel Albion. At only 8 stories Carbon12 wouldn’t come close to making the list of the tallest buildings planned for Portland, but is notable for the fact that the high rise structure will be built out of wood.
Were there any posts you particularly enjoyed reading this year? Let us know in the comments. Here is the full list of our most popular posts of 2015:
1 – Focus: 25 Tallest Buildings Planned or Under Construction
3 – Burnside Bridgehead, Pt II: Block 67
4 – Focus: 20 New Hotels Proposed For Portland
5 – Worldmark by Wyndham set to receive Design Advice
6 – Carbon12, an 8 story wood building, proposed for N Williams
7 – Concepts released for redevelopment of USPS site
8 – Pre-Application Conference scheduled for SW 3rd & Taylor
9 – Under Construction in Old Town: The Society Hotel
11 – Lloyd Cinemas redevelopment returns in front of Design Commission (images)
13 – Burnside Bridgehead, pt I: Block 75
14 – PDC identifies preferred concept for Post Office site
15 – Block 136 heading to Design Review
16 – Under Construction in South Waterfront: Block 37
17 – North Pearl High-Rises, Part II: The Overton
18 – Design Commission approves Oregon Square
19 –Design Commission reviews Oregon Square
20 – Oregon Square update
21 – North Pearl High-Rises, Part I: The Cosmopolitan on the Park
22 – Design Commission approves The Porter hotel
23 – 4th & Harrison returning for Design Advice
24 – Grand Belmont returns before Historic Landmarks Commission
25 – Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center