Weekly Roundup: PSU Karl Miller Center, Ankeny Apartments, 3000 SE Powell, and more

PSU Karl Miller

Construction is wrapping up on the PSU Karl Miller Center, designed by Behnisch Architecten and SRG Partnership

The DJC reported that Portland is considering a voluntary inclusionary housing program*, at a cost of $50 million over 10 years, designed to create affordable units in projects submitted prior to the city’s mandatory inclusionary housing program.

The Portland City Council voted to approve a revised design for the Ankeny Apartments, overturning an earlier denial by the Design Commission, writes the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about 5 business takeaways from Portland’s proposed Central City 2035 plan.

The Oregonian reported on plans to tear down a SE Portland strip club at 3000 SE Powell Blvd to build affordable housing.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has been slow to deliver on promise of affordable housing, according to the Oregonian.

In an interview with the Willamette Week city council candidate Jo Ann Hardesty’s described the N/NE Portland Preference Policy as “most ludicrous, arrogant, obnoxious policy imaginable.”

The Business Tribune looked at the PSU Karl Miller Center, which is set to open in 6 weeks. The DJC published photos of the nearly completed building.

Portland Monthly wrote about how Providence Park is about to get a major expansion.

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

PSU School of Business Administration expansion approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a major renovation and expansion of the PSU School of Business Administration. The project design is by the Boston office of German firm Behnisch Architekten, with local architects SRG Partnership and landscape architects Mayer Reed. The project will involve the modernization and upgrade of the existing building on the south half of the block, and the addition of a new 36,000 sq ft structure on the north half of the block. Between the two will be a new glass atrium, with entrances from plazas on SW 6th Ave and SW Broadway.

PSU School of Business Administration

Read More

Metro Reports: PSU School of Business Administration, 15 story hotel at the Washington Center and more

PSU School of Business Adminstration, as presented during the Design Advice stage

PSU School of Business Adminstration, as presented during the Design Advice stage

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

Scott Edwards Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a new office building at 9109 NE Cascades Parkway:

New two story 30,000 sf tilt-up concrete office building located in the Cascade Station Plan District

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3699 N Hayden Island Dr:

Looking to develop 1 or 2 srtuctures apartment/loft for a total of 11 units

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference for a project involving the Washington Center at 419 SW Washington St:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for a proposed 15-story, 246-room hotel. The project will incorporate an existing 2-story commercial building with a new 13-story vertical addition. Existing below grade parking will remain.

The PSU School of Business Administration by SRG Partnership and Behnisch Architekten has been submitted for Design Review:

Project is to expand the SBA to approx 137,500 GSF. Includes four modifications and one adjustment.

A building permit application has been submitted for a project at 1636 SE Harold St:

New 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work

CIDA Architects have submitted a building permit application for a project at 3116 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction – new 5 story micro unit apartment building of approx 7200sf

Morton Building Design, LLC have submitted a building permit application for the RAM Apartments at 5803 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy:

New 22 unit multifamily project, consisting of three story apartment structure, detached trash enclosure, and sitework for parking area, and grading/utilities

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 1459 SE Ankeny St:

New 5 story 40 unit apartment building with commercial on main and parking at grade level

A building permit was issued for the Milwaukie Retail project by Ben Waechter Architect at 6637 SE Milwaukie Ave:

New 2 story commercial mixed use building, retail on 1st floor, offices on 2nd floor, building A has attached trash enclosure at south elevation


PSU School of Business Administration (images)

The PSU School of Business Administration had its first Design Advice hearing in front of the Design Commission on January 15th. The project is a renovation and expansion of the existing building, which is currently occupied by the School of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Education. The project architectural design is by the Boston office of German firm Behnisch Architekten with Portland-based SRG Partnership. The landscape architects are Mayer Reed.


Read More