Hassalo on Eighth, pt IV: The Aster Tower (images)

This post is the Part IV in a series on Hassalo on Eighth. See also Part I about the masterplan and site design, Part II about the Velomor and Part III about the Elwood.

At 21 stories, the Aster Tower will be the tallest building at Hassalo on Eighth, the massive mixed use development by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio landscape architects. The Aster Tower will include 337 rental units, including studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments, penthouses and walk-up style townhomes. At the ground level the project will include 11,582 sq ft of retail space.

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Oregon Square update

Three Design Advice Request hearings have now been held for Oregon Square, the massive mixed use development proposed for the Lloyd District by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio. The overall concept for the development has remained consistent since the initial Design Advice Request hearing held in January. The second and third sessions focused on the design of the individual buildings, and on refining the landscape concept.


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Hassalo on Eighth, pt III: The Elwood

This post is the Part III in a series on Hassalo on Eighth. See also Part I about the masterplan and site design, Part II about the Velomor and and Part IV about the Aster Tower.

The second building to open in the massive Hassalo on Eighth development by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio will be the Elwood, a five story building with 143 apartments and 26,000 sq ft of retail space. The building will include a mix of studios, one and two bedroom units. The ground floor of the building is intended to be occupied by a specialty grocer, the identity of which has yet to be announced. As reported in the Oregonian, the building is named for a steamboat built in Portland in 1891.


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Hassalo on Eighth, pt II: the Velomor (images)

This post is the Part II in a series on Hassalo on Eighth. See also Part I about the masterplan and site design, Part III about the Elwood and Part IV about the Aster Tower.

Appropriately for a building in a development that will have 1,200 bike parking spaces, the Velomor takes its name from a combination of “velo” and “amore”, to form “love of biking”. The six story mixed-use building will form one of three new residential buildings in the Hassalo on Eighth development by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio landscape architects. The Velomor will include 177 studios, one and two bedroom apartments as well as 9,470 sq ft of retail space.


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Hassalo on Eighth, pt I: Masterplan & Site Design (images)

This post is the first in a series on Hassalo on Eighth. See also Part II about the Velomor, Part III about the Elwood and Part IV about the Aster Tower.

Since its development in the mid-century, the Lloyd District has always been a major retail and business destination. It has always however lacked residents; at the 2010 census only 1,142 people lived in the district. Hassalo on Eighth intends to change that, by adding 657 apartments units on what was previously a single superblock. The project by American Assets TrustGBD Architects and Place Studio landscape architects also includes 44,000 sq of retail, 1,200 underground car parking spaces and 1,200 bike parking spaces.


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Oregon Square (images)

GBD Architects and Place Studio landscape architects have received initial Design Advice for Oregon Square. The project is the second phase in the redevelopment of 16 blocks owned by American Assets Trust in the Lloyd. The first phase, Hassalo on Eighth, is under construction, with completion scheduled for late 2015. Oregon Square will include over 1,000 apartments in four towers, the tallest of which would have 32 floors.

Given the scale of the development, it is expected to have at least three or four Design Advice sessions before submitting for a full Design Review. The focus of the initial session was the overall urban and landscape design. Subsequent sessions will look at the building designs in more detail.


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Weekly Roundup: Hassalo on 8th, Spokane 13 and more

Spokane 13 Apartments

Spokane 13 Apartments

  • Hassalo on Eighth, the Lloyd District superblock development by GBD Architects and American Assets Trust, reached its full height. The names of the three buildings were announced: the Aster Tower; The Elwood; and the Velomor.
  • Also in the Lloyd District, restauranteur David Machado plans to open two new restaurants in the Hotel Eastlund. Altabira City Tavern will be a rooftop restaurant with a beer centric menu, while Citizen Baker will be a bakery, cafe and wine bar.
  • The venue Revolution Hall opened this week in Washington High School, an adaptive reuse of an old high school by SERA Architects and Venerable Properties. Portland Monthly listed  five things you don’t know about Rev Hall. David Greenwald of the Oregonian reviewed the first show, Wild Ones and Alialujah Choir.
  • The Portland Tribune profiled Bob Ball, CEO of development firm Astor Pacific. In it they revealed that his next project will be a four story, 35-unit apartment with corner retail at 901 NW 21st Avenue, near Caffé Mingo.
  • Two retail buildings in Sellwood were demolished to make way for the VWR Development’s Spokane 13 Apartments. The design is by TVA Architects.
  • PHK Development and THA Architecture released details of their proposed 7 story apartment at 2034 NE Multnomah. An adjustment review for the project was approved in December 2014.
  • The Portland Business Journal reported that the PDC has issued an RFI for the Old Fire Station Property at NW 3rd & Glisan. It could potentially be converted into creative office space.
  • Portland Architecture published an interview with Eugene Sandoval of ZGF Architects. Notable projects of his include the Eliot Tower and Twelve West.

Weekly Roundup: Oregon Square, Lents Town Center and more

GBD Architects' Oregon Square

GBD Architects’ Oregon Square

  • The Design Commission offered Design Advice on Oregon Square to GBD Architects. The project by American Assets Trust will redevelop a superblock in the Lloyd District, with 4 new buildings of 10-32 floors.
  • The Historic Landmarks Commission offered Design Advice on the Worldmark by Wyndham building to SERA Architects.
  • The City Council backed a plan by the Portland Housing Bureau to commit $20 million for affordable housing in North and Northeast Portland.
  • Zidell Yards was the subject of an email accidentally sent to OPB news and published by the Oregonian. The PDC and the Zidell family are currently negotiating on whether the Zidell property should include affordable housing. The Portland Housing’s Bureau’s preferred location is Riverplace Parcel 3, which the Portland Tribune wrote about in the article “Can South Waterfront be made affordable?
  • Portland Monthly reported that Providore Fine Foods and Pastaworks are scheduled to open this fall in The Shore, an under construction project by Guerrilla Development on NE Sandy Blvd.
  • The PDC has selected developers for 6 of the 12 acres of property in owns in Lents Town Center. Property #1 and #2 are to be developed by Palindrome Communities. The south portion of Property #3 is to be developed by Williams & Dame, with the north portion by ROSE CDC. Asian Health & Services Center and REACH CDC are the selected developer for Property #4.
  • The first office tenants are moving into Washington High School, an adaptive reuse project by Venerable Properties. The Oregonian was there to take photos.
  • Portland Monthly had a look at Ancient Heritage’s new creamery, set to open this May in the 626 SE Main building.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of the two houses set to be demolished on NE Glisan St, for the Treece & Lambert Apartments by Barry R Smith Architect.
  • The Oregonian visited the Stadium Fred Meyer on West Burnside, the remodel of which is nearing completion.