Metro Reports: Benson High School, DoveLewis, SE 6th & Alder, and more

The Benson High School Modernization project, designed by Bassetti Architects and Architectural Resources Group, will include the retention of the historic buildings facing NE 12th Ave. The buildings, which date from 1917 to 1927, will receive significant accessibility upgrades.

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 August 30th, 2021 to September 5th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2700 SE Tacoma St:

Construction of a new 4-story, self storage facility, totaling approximately 173,000 square feet. Site improvements consist of grading and associated improvements include parking, landscaping, utility improvements and buffer enhancements, across a total site area of 119,212 sf (2.74 Acres).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by William Kaven Architecture to discuss a project at 2624 SE Division St:

Five-story, 33,500 sf, 52 unit apartment project with inclusionary housing. Flow-through stormwater planter. Plan to pursue meeting Design Standards per 33.420.050 in lieu of Type II Design Review. Optional Pre-Application Conference. No land use reviews anticipated.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Jones Architecture to discuss a project at the SW Corner of SE 6th & Alder:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of approximately 200 units of affordable housing,.Two standard B loading spaces are proposed with access from SE 6th. No on-site parking is proposed. Proposed height is 159 feet. 

The new DoveLewis at 1947 NW Overton St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review:

The applicant requests Type II Design Review approval for a new three-story building with underground parking in the Town Center area of the Northwest Plan District. The project concept is a three- story building with below-grade on-site parking capacity. DoveLewis, which needs to expand, plans to occupy the first two floors. The third floor will be available for lease to one or more additional tenants. Adjustment review is included to allow on-street curbside loading in lieu of one off-street loading space Section 33.266.310.

A project at 2440 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS – new 16-unit apartment building and associated site work.

A selective demolition permit was issued for the Benson High School Modernization at 546 NE 12th Ave:

Benson Modernization – interior selective demo of existing building and demo of several attached buildings in preparation for additions to historic building.

Roosevelt High School Modernization (images)

Thank you to our new contributor Kurt Sevits for writing this post.

Construction crews broke ground May 2 on a large modernization project at Roosevelt High School in St. Johns. The $96 million project will include renovation of some portions of the school, demolition of others and some new construction. Design work is by Bassetti Architects, a Seattle-based firm with offices in Portland.roosevelt_high__Page_03

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