Metro Reports: The Aircraft Factory, Francis + Clare Place, 4045 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, and more

Francis + Clare Place is a proposed 61 unit affordable housing development by Catholic Charities/Caritas Housing. The building will be adjacent to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the St. Francis Park Apartments

Metro Reports have moved to Portland Maps Reports. Next Portland covers the highlights of the Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed each week. This post covers March 21st, 2022 to March 27th, 2022.

Early Assistance was requested by Edge Development for a project at 3816 SE Gladstone St

Construct a new 3¿story, 16¿unit residential apartment building. 

Early Assistance was requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 4045 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Four story, wood frame, affordable housing with 51 units ranging from studios to 3-bedroom. Roof will be pitched with gutters and downspouts. Plan to primarily manage stormwater on site. May provide 0-8 parking stalls, TBD. Ground floor building uses fronting MLK are common spaces such as Office, Lobby, Resident Services.

Design Advice was requested by Holst Architecture for the Francis + Clare Place apartments at 1131 SE Oak St: 

DZ HEARING – Design Advice Request for a new 4-story building including 61 units of supportive/affordable housing, site improvements, and surface parking for 22 vehicles in the Central City Plan District, Central Eastside Sub-District.¿Ground floor uses include offices, classrooms, trash room, laundry room, residential unit, and lobby.¿No Modifications or Adjustments are currently proposed.

A project at 1269 SE Tenino St was submitted for building permit review:

PDOX PS: new 4 story- 19 unit apartment building with retail on ground floor and associated siteworks. w/ 22-123180-MT.

A building permit was issued for the adaptive reuse of The Aircraft Factory at 3320 NE Broadway:

Redevelopment of an existing building (aircraft factory) to include ground floor retail and preschool with floors 2nd & 3rd as apartments (w/ 21-019932-MT). 

Metro Reports: St Philip Neri Affordable Housing, 1541 SW Market, 3114 SE Belmont, and more

The St Philip Neri Affordable Housing will include the retention of the 1952 Pietro Belluschi-designed church; the adaptive reuse of the 1913 church; and the construction of a new three story building at SE Division and 16th.

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 January 11th, 2021 to January 17th, 2021.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects and Catholic Charities to discuss the St Philip Neri Affordable Housing at 2408 SE 16th Ave:

St Philip Neri redevelopment project is a total of 50-unit affordable, permanent supportive housing project located on the St. Philip Neri Parish at 2408 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 in the Hosford Abernethy Neighborhood District. This redevelopment stems from the City of Portland¿s Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing Initiative which rezoned the St. Philip Neri Parish parcel to an RM2 allowing for medium density affordable and permanent supportive housing on the site. A total of 50 units of permanent supportive housing will divided between the adaptive reuse of the existing 1913 Church housing 13 units and a new 3-story construction along the SE Division Street housing 37 units and supportive services spaces. The project will be in collaboration with Catholic Charities of Oregon and the St. Philip Neri Parish and will be specifically targeted to serve families in the community who are most in need. The stormwater will be managed on site via bio swales and
stormwater planters.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by McGuirl Design & Architecture to discuss a project at 1541 SW Market St:

Scope of work: Demolish non-conforming office building. New 9-story structure with basement. Multi-family as an Affordable Housing Project. Stormwater disposal to utilize flow through planters

A project at 4385 and 4405 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted building permit review:

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story 10 unit apartment building with basement and associated site work

PDOX PS – construct new 3 story 10 unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 3114 SE Belmont St has been submitted building permit review:

New 5-story 25 unit apartment bldg. and associated site work. w/20-217527-MT, 20-217530-CO

Focus: 33 Affordable Housing Developments Planned for Portland (images)

St Francis Park Apartments

The St Francis Park Apartments, currently under construction in the Central Eastside.

Last December the Portland Housing Bureau delivered its second annual State of Housing Report to the City Council. The report noted the many challenges facing Portland, including that in 2016 “data indicates that housing affordability in Portland in the last year has gotten worse, an issue that is disproportionately impacting low-income residents, Communities of Color, seniors, and individuals with disabilities”. Nonetheless, the report also looked at what the Bureau is doing to address these issues, including: gaining voter-approval of a $258 million Affordable Housing Bond; passage of an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance; increasing urban renewal funding dedicated to affordable rental housing; and dedicating short-term rental revenue tax to affordable rental housing.

The report listed nearly 1,900 affordable housing units in the production pipeline, split between 33 developments. Next Portland is re-publishing the entire list, along with images and information about the architect / developer where we have it.

Some buildings on the list are exclusively reserved for lower income people, while others include a mix of market rate units and subsidized affordable units. Figures for levels of affordability, expressed as number of units reserved for individuals or families at a percentage of Area Median Income (AMI), are taken from the Housing Bureau Report. Buildings that include market units are only receiving city funding towards the affordable units. Note that this list does not contain any buildings which will be required to provide affordable housing as part of the newly passed Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (which came into effect this month); any future projects funded through the voter approved affordable housing bond; any developments that are funded without the help of the Portland Housing Bureau; or any developments that have been allocated funding since the publication of the report late last year.

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Design Commission approves affordable housing on St Francis Park (images)

The Design Commission has approved designs for the St Francis Park Apartments by MWA Architects. The building will include 106 units of affordable housing, including for women transitioning from homelessness and victims of domestic and sexual violence. The project is being delivered as a partnership between government agency Home Forward and nonprofit Catholic Charities.

St Francis Park Apartments

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St Francis Park Apartments (images)

The St Francis Park Apartments at SE 11th & Stark are set to have their first Design Advice hearing on December 11th. The project by MWA Architects for the Catholic Charities of Oregon will include 102 units of affordable housing. According to a story in the Oregonian, 10 units would be reserved for people earning less than 30 percent of the median income. 25 units would be reserved for women transitioning out of homelessness or abusive homes.  A community room for the residents and neighborhood will be provided at the southwest corner.


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Perspective at SE 11th & Stark

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