GBD Architects and Cairn Pacific have received initial Design Advice for Conway Blocks 294E and 295E. The two block development on NW 21st Avenue will include two mixed use buildings over a 600 car parking garage. Half of the proposed parking is intended to replace the existing surface parking located on the site. The garage will also have room for over 500 bicycles. As part of the redevelopment of the two blocks a 60′ wide north south pedestrian access way will be created, which will link the new buildings to the under-construction New Seasons on Block 296W.
SERA Architects and developer Cairn Pacific have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a major renovation of the Conway Leland James Center Building at 1621 NW 21st Ave. The existing building would be converted into creative office space, and will contain 85 parking spaces in the basement, ground floor retail and office space in the floors above.
The first images of the proposed mixed-use development at Conway Blocks 294 and 295 have been published in a Notice of a Pre-Application Conference [PDF]. The project at NW 21st and Savier is being developed by Cairn Pacific and designed by GBD Architects. The notice describes the project as follows:
Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for two new mixed-use buildings with approximately 370 new units including underground parking spaces for 600 vehicles and 500 bikes on the Conway Master Plan (LU 12-135162 MS) site. See site plans, utility plans and building massing drawings.