Metro Reports: Willamette Blocks, Eastside Innovation Hub, YMCA Foster, and more

The Willamette Blocks proposal has been submitted for a Type III Design Review. The project would include two high rise towers on the blocks facing the river and two mid rise buildings on the inland blocks.

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 9th to September 15th 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3218 N Borthwick Ave:

New 3-unit, 3-story + roof deck wood frame residential building. This project will mee community design standards to allow for additional density.

Early Assistance has been requested by Mentrum Architecture for a project at 1463 NE Killingsworth St:

Build two 3-story 19-unit mixed use buildings in two phases on site that includes two taxlots. First structure would be built on R229093 and the second on R229094 (after existing structure demolition). Plan is to install Stormtech system in required building setback..

Early Assistance has been requested by Leeb Architects for the YMCA Foster project at 6036 SE Foster Rd:

Amend (or update) previously-approved Planned Development and Conditional Use approval (see LU 16-179844 PD CU). The proposal is similar to what was approved, but it will be 100% affordable dwelling units and woulld increase the number of dwelling units from 54 to 90.

The Willamette Blocks at SW Bond and Lane have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Hensley Lamkin Rachel Architects and Alamo Manhattan:

Project including four separate mixed-use multifamily structures with approximately 1,200 multifamily units, ground floor retail and parking uses. Blocks 41 & 44 (along the river) will be high rises and Blocks 42 & 45 (along Bond) will be mid-rises. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

A project at 1535 NE 41st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

New 3 story, 19 unit apartment building and associated siteworks. Trash inside the building. Includes 5 units on ground floor and 7 units on 2nd and 3rd floor.

A project at 4128 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3-story, 19-unit apartment building over existing excavated basement. Construct new footing/foundation walls. ***mechanical, electrical and plumbing permits to be obtained separately***

A building permit was issued for the Eastside Innovation Hub at 808 SE Alder:

Full building renovation, change of use and occupancy; addition of 3rd story. Full seismic upgrade.

A building permit was issued for a project at 7448 N St Louis Ave:

New 12 unit 3 story apartments, on parcel 1 (east) of 18-174737-FP, includes associated site work ***mechanical separate permit*** see 19-159285-CO for identical bldg on adjacent lot

A building permit was issued to Partin & Hill Architecture for a project at 2306 SE 158th Ave and 2305 SE 159th Ave:

Construct new 3 story (16) unit apartment building with associated site work (demo of existing SFR under 16-246795-RS)

Construct new 3 story (16) unit apartment building with associated site work(demo of existing SFR under 16-246795-RS)

Weekly Roundup: 6036 SE Foster, 3rd & Salmon, Canopy by Hilton, and more

The redevelopment of the YMCA on Foster is being designed by Leeb Architects.

We’re back after taking a summer vacation. This roundup covers development news from the last two weeks.

The Oregonian reported that millions in infrastructure costs sank the Zidell Yards development in South Waterfront.

With the main post office in the Pearl now closed, BikePortland reported that the risk to cyclists from right-hook collisions has dropped. The site is set to redeveloped as part of the Broadway Corridor Plan.

The Oregonian took a first look at the newly completed Canopy by Hilton hotel in Pearl District.

Demolition has begun on the former Lotus Cardroom and Cafe, according to the Oregonian. The building is being torn down to make way for the 20-story 3rd and Salmon hotel tower.

The NW Examiner looked into what might happen with ESCO site on NW Vaughn.

City Observatory praised the Portland City Council for reversing its early denial of the Fremont Place Apartments, but noted that the City Council did not approve a zone change for a site at 126 NE Alberta St that would have allowed the construction of 50 below-market, affordable apartments adjacent to the Alberta Abbey.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the redevelopment of the YMCA at 6036 SE Foster Rd, which will combine a full-service daycare facility with 48 new apartments*.

Portland Architecture wrote about Heartlinethe Pearl district development that presents an alternative to the podium typology.

The latest potential buyer for Centennial Mills has plans for plans for condos, a park and affordable housing, according to the Portland Tribune.

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

Weekly roundup: Renata open in 626 SE Main, works starts on 240 Clay and more

240 Clay

Clay Creative

Work has begun on Clay Creativethe Central Eastside office building formerly known as 240 Clay.

Eater PDX reports that Renata Restaurant has opened in 626 SE Main, a converted warehouse that also houses Ancient Heritage Creamery.

The Foster Powell blog wrote about the proposed rebuild of the YMCA at 6036 SE Foster.

The Portland Chronicle reported that 76 apartments units are planned for a site 7400 SE Milwaukie Blvd. The apartments will replace a single family home, a shed and single story commercial structure.

A panel that included Tim Boyle, Andy Bryant and Mark Edlen discussed the future of St Mary’s Academy, which plans to expand its campus to the site formerly home to the University Post Office.

An article in The Oregonian looked at One North, the 3 building office development on N Williams. 

Note: due to the Memorial Day holiday the Bureau of Development Services is closed today. The Metro Reports will likely be published tomorrow.

Pre-App scheduled for redevelopment of YMCA at 6036 SE Foster Rd

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a redevelopment of the YMCA at 6036 SE Foster Rd. The project will include a 58-unit residential building to the rear of the site, and a separate building that will house a YMCA Daycare and possible Community Service Use fronting on Foster Rd.


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Metro Reports: Oregon Square, 1916 SE 50th, Riverscape Lot 1 and more

Oregon Square

Oregon Square

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Koz Development have applied for Design Advice for a project at 2211 SW 4th Ave:

110 unit apartment building over surface level parking deck

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled for a project at 6036 SE Foster Rd:

Planned development – YMCA rebuild & multi unit apartment complex

GBD Architects have submitted Oregon Square for Design Review:

The Oregon Square development is a four block superblock development on the site of the existing Oregon Square block. The development is proposed to be four apartment towers around a publicly accessed pedestrian only central landscaped plaza.

Urban Development Group have submitted 1916 SE 50th for building permit:

Construct new 4 story 63 unit apartment building with underground parking; associated site work

An excavation permit was issued to SERA Architects for the Riverscape Lot 1 apartments:

Partial permit for excavation (16 foot depth) and shoring (2 sides, including Natio ROW) only