Weekly Roundup: 3rd & Taylor, Overland Warehouse, Osprey Apartments, and more

3rd & Taylor

The proposed hotel at 3rd & Taylor, which will be located on the site currently occupied by the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple

In “Downtown Duo” the Business Tribune reported on the two buildings planned for a single Downtown block: the recently approved hotel at 3rd & Salmonand the adjacent office building at 3rd & Taylor, which is currently going through Design Review.

Portland Architecture had a look inside the renovated 1320 Broadway building, formerly home to The Oregonian. The Portland Business Journal reported that D+H Financial Technologies have signed a lease for 45,600 sq ft of office space in the building, leaving just two spaces left for rent.

Moovel North America will move into the Overland Warehouse Company Buildingthe Old Town building that once housed strip club Magic Gardens. The building is currently being renovated by Urban Development + Partners.

The DJC wrote about the ongoing efforts* at the Lloyd Center to redefine what it “means to be a 21st-century mall”. As well as a major renovation to the skating rink and main entry, it includes turning the former cinema into creative office space, which will be leased by Providence Health Services.

The Portland Mercury reported that developers have sued the City over the methodology it uses to determine Parks System Development Charges.

The DJC published photos of the Osprey Apartmentsunder construction on South Waterfront Block 37.

The renovation and expansion of PSU School of Business Administration has reached a halfway point, according to an article in the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how Portland’s newest maker space is taking shape in the Iron Fireman Building.

The Oregonian reported that Portland Public Schools are pausing on the $750 million construction bond, and now intend to go to the voters in May 2017, rather than November 2016 as originally planned.  If passed, the bond would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High School, Madison High School and Benson High School.

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Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of the Year

The Goat Blocks

LOCA @ The Goat Blocks, the subject of our second most viewed post of 2015

2015 is the first full calendar year Next Portland has been in operation, and it’s been a year of huge growth for the site. As the year draws to a close it seemed like a good time to look at what the most popular posts of the year were. If there’s an overall trend evident it’s that posts about tall or large buildings do well. The single most popular post was the round up of the 25 tallest buildings planned or under construction. Posts about high rise buildings under construction—including Block 136, The Cosmopolitan, The NV (formerly The Overton), and Yard (formerly Block 67)—feature prominently in the list. The giant development at Oregon Square makes the list three times, and the redevelopment of the USPS site in the Pearl is included three times. The most popular post about a single project covered LOCA @ The Goat Blocks, a superblock development currently under construction in inner Buckman.

Other posts to make the top 25 were more surprising. The list includes the Worldmark by Wyndham and The Society Hotel, both relatively small hotel projects in Old Town. The initial post about 3rd & Taylor likely performed so well not because of the scale of the project, but because Next Portland was the first place to write about the potential demolition of the Hotel Albion. At only 8 stories Carbon12 wouldn’t come close to making the list of the tallest buildings planned for Portland, but is notable for the fact that the high rise structure will be built out of wood.

Were there any posts you particularly enjoyed reading this year? Let us know in the comments. Here is the full list of our most popular posts of 2015:

1 – Focus: 25 Tallest Buildings Planned or Under Construction

2 – LOCA @ The Goat Blocks

3 – Burnside Bridgehead, Pt II: Block 67

4 – Focus: 20 New Hotels Proposed For Portland

5 – Worldmark by Wyndham set to receive Design Advice

6 – Carbon12, an 8 story wood building, proposed for N Williams

7 – Concepts released for redevelopment of USPS site

8 – Pre-Application Conference scheduled for SW 3rd & Taylor

9 – Under Construction in Old Town: The Society Hotel

10 – Cook Street Apartments

11 – Lloyd Cinemas redevelopment returns in front of Design Commission (images)

12 – The Fair Haired Dumbbell

13 – Burnside Bridgehead, pt I: Block 75

14 – PDC identifies preferred concept for Post Office site

15 – Block 136 heading to Design Review

16 – Under Construction in South Waterfront: Block 37

17 – North Pearl High-Rises, Part II: The Overton

18 – Design Commission approves Oregon Square

19 –Design Commission reviews Oregon Square

20 – Oregon Square update

21 – North Pearl High-Rises, Part I: The Cosmopolitan on the Park

22 – Design Commission approves The Porter hotel

23 – 4th & Harrison returning for Design Advice

24 – Grand Belmont returns before Historic Landmarks Commission

25 – Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

 

Weekly Roundup: the Rose at Gateway Gardens, 1024 NW 19th Ave, Conway Leland James Center and more

Conway Leland James Center

Conway Leland James Center

The Portland Business Journal had a look at the cranes that ‘are redefining the Rose City’s skyline’.

Barista, Hopworks Urban Brewery and Olympia Provisions are among the first tenants to be announced for the Pine Street Market.

History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered dug into the history of a house at 1024 NW 19th Ave that may be replaced with a 21 unit apartment building with a contemporary glass facade.

Portland Architecture visited the restored Washington High School.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the under construction Block 37 apartments in South Waterfront.

The Rose at Gateway Gardens, an apartment complex which received funding from Metro’s Transit-Oriented Development Program, is ready for tenants to move in.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center broke ground on a $10 million remodel that will include a new entrance on NW 23rd Ave.

The Tess O’Brien Apartments secured a $6 million construction loan, which will enable construction to begin this month.

The Portland Business Journal reported that ‘at least one “large headquarters group” has already showed some interest in a large section of the office square footage’ at the remodeled Conway Leland James Center.

 

Under Construction in South Waterfront: Block 37 (images)

South Waterfront Block 37 is currently under construction. The 6-story building at 3700 SW River Parkway will include 270 apartments on the upper floors, walk-up units at the ground floor, and 8,359 sq ft of retail space. 225 vehicular parking spaces and 425 bicycle spaces will be provided. The building design is by GBD Architects for developer Mack Urban. Block 37 will be the first post-recession building in South Waterfront to face directly onto the Willamette.

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