News Roundup: Montgomery Park Master Plan, Williams & Russell, Cathedral Village, and more

Montgomery Park was sold by the Bill Naito Company to Unico Properties in 2019. Unico is currently working on a Master Plan for the property, which could see the surface parking redeveloped.

The NW Examiner reported that the the Master Plan for Montgomery Park could include a trailhead lodge and a bridge over NW Wardway St, connecting the district to Forest Park.

Previous plans for a hotel at 550 SE MLK have been replaced with a seven story residential building with 120 units*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Portland will build new homes, apartments and business incubator designed to benefit Black Portlanders at Williams & Russell, reports the Oregonian.

BikePortland reports that the Albina Vision Trust, working with Edlen & Company, will develop an affordable housing and community theater project on a site currently used for parking at 253 N Broadway.

A ruptured sprinkler flooded multiple floors, causing ‘extensive damage’ at new the Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

The Portland City Council approved funding that will go towards 110 units of affordable housing at Cathedral Village in St Johns, according to the Oregonian.

Old Navy is closing is Lloyd Center store, reports the Oregonian, making it the latest retailer to pull out of the mall.

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Metro Reports: 550 SE MLK, The Aircraft Factory and 1736 NE Schuyler

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 November 23rd, 2020 to November 29th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for a revised proposal at 550 SE MLK:

The proposed development is for a 7-story building occupying a site at SE MLK Blvd. and Stark Street – the site is slightly smaller than a half-block, at 17,900 square-feet. The proposed building is planned as a “5-over-2” structure, with 5 levels of Type III wood construction, over 2 levels of Type I concrete construction.

Early Assistance has been requested by Koble Creative Architecture for the adaptive reuse of The Aircraft Factory at 3300 NE Broadway:

Mixed-use development of existing building for retail, preschool and household living. Repair and maintenance of building envelope. Seismic upgrade. Community Design Standards to be used

Early Assistance has been requested by Lime Design Collective for a project at 1736 NE Schuyler St:

The current project site (50¿ x 100¿) contains an existing 3,260 sf residential tri-plex (which will remain) and proposes new construction of a 3-story triplex (additional primary structure) approximately 2,196 sf. The site also contains an existing garage, which will be demolished to accommodate the new building.

Metro Reports: PCC Metro Center, Floor & Decor, NW Natural Response / Service Center, and more

Home Forward plans to build 92 units of affordable housing on NE Killingsworth St, as part of the redevelopment of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center. The housing will come after PCC constructs a new building on the west side of the site, allowing for the existing building to be demolished.

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 October 12th, 2020 to October 18th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker for a project at 5600 NE 42nd Ave, a part of the redevelopment of the PCC Metro Center:

4-story, approximately 94,000 sq ft of mixed-use building with 92 dwelling units and ground floor commercial space.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a revised concept for 550 SE MLK:

The proposed development is for a 7-story building occupying a site at SE MLK Blvd. and Stark Street – the site is slightly smaller than a half-block, at 17,900 square-feet. The proposed building is planned as a “5-over-2” structure, with 5 levels of Type III wood construction, over 2 levels of Type I concrete construction. The building will remain within the code-allowed height limits of the most restrictive construction type (85 feet), with the highest occupiable floor at a height of less than 75 feet from the lowest point on site (not a high-rise). The building uses include an at-grade parking garage, along with commercial retail spaces, residential amenities and a lobby at the ground floor and residential dwelling units of varying sizes at levels 2 – 7. Parking for the development will be accommodated at grade within the building shell, with multi-level, automated parking stackers and surface parking stalls. Outside of the parking stacker pit structures, no basement level is planned for this project. Two Standard B loading stalls are also accommodated within the garage structure. The garage will be accessible through a 20-foot wide gate located on SE Washington Street, approximately 55 feet east of the SE MLK Blvd. intersection.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to discuss a project at 1838 N Argyle St:

Lot consolidation and development of an 8-story multi-family housing building with ground floor units, retail, structured parking. Level 2 amenity.

A building permit is under review for the Floor & Decor at 11919 N Jantzen Dr:

PDOX PS – new 1-story building for flooring retailer with associated sitework w/20-203128-mt

A building permit was issued for a project at 210 SE Madison St:

Shell only -partial change of occupancy; no occupancy this permit. Renovation of basement, main floor, second. Relocate egress stairs, reconfigure building interior, new roof, storefront & windows, infill existing openings at exterior walls. Replace exit stair in R.O.W. See 19-267995-MT.

A building permit was issued for the NW Natural Response / Service Center at 2600 SE 9th Ave:

New Response/Service Center Facility for NW Natural consisting of a fire-sprinklered 3-story office building and attached 2-story storage building, with detached trash enclosure under separate permit. Includes reconfiguration of parking and associated site work *** DFS for pre-fabricated metal building *** w/19-186013-MT *** Site demoliton work added 12/9/19, see Comments ***

NW NATURAL PHASE 1B – Infill of pits on south portion of site for new parking lot, driveway, landscaping, and stormwater facilities