There are 95 neighborhoods recognized by Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Next Portland has now written posts about projects happening in 29 of them. In some of these neighborhoods we’ve written 20 or more posts; in almost half of them we’ve only written about one project. To a certain extent this reflects where development is happening: there are a number of cranes up in the Pearl for construction of high rises, while other neighborhoods don’t have a single pin on our map. It is also however a reflection of the fact that in the Central City Design Review is required for all projects; in other neighborhoods such as Northwest or Boise developers can choose between Design Review or the prescriptive Community Design Standards; while in other neighborhoods such as Richmond or Sunnyside projects never go through Design Review. As such there are sometimes no published images of large new buildings, even once they are under construction.
Over the past month we’ve added categories to all of our in depth posts. To see which neighborhoods we’ve written about the most, read on.
A nearly full block development is under construction in the Boise neighborhood on a site bound by N Williams, N Skidmore, N Vancouver and N Mason. The Peloton will include 268 apartment units and over 26,000 sq ft of retail space. 237 vehicle parking stalls will be located in the basement, split between 52 spaces for the commercial uses and 185 for the residential uses. The design of the project is by Myhre Group Architects for Security Properties.
The Mason Williams, a 5 story mixed use building, is nearing completion in the Boise neighborhood. The project includes 76 residential apartments, 6,421 sq ft of ground floor retail, parking for 62 cars and 114 bike parking spaces. Four rooftop decks are provided for the use of the residents. The project design is by LRS Architects for development firm Ruben J. Menashe, Inc.
One North, a collection of 3 office buildings around a shared courtyard, is currently under construction on N Fremont between N Williams and N Vancouver. The project is a collaboration between different architects, developers and contractors. Located one block north of New Seasons, the buildings will reuse waste heat from the store.
Clockwise from right: East Building; West Building; The Radiator