Metro Reports: Garden Park Estates, 6825 N Interstate, 527 SE Spokane, and more

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 September 6th, 2021 to September 12th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for the redevelopment of the Garden Park Estates at 3234 SE 136th Ave:

Redevelopment of an existing 62 unit affordable housing community to increase the number of units and upgrade some of the existing buildings. The proposed project will include new buildings and the renovation of some existing buildings along with associated parking. The final unit count will be 117 units in multiple 3 story garden apartment buildings. Stormwater is expected to be handled through drywells.

A project at 6825 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for building permit review by H Weston Drumheller, Architect:

Single PDF – New 4 story apartment building with 16 units.

A project at 527 SE Spokane St has been submitted for building permit review:

Single PDF – new 3 story apartment building with 15 units. w/ 21-084805-MT

A project at 7604 SE 87th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

PDOX PS – new 3-story 4-unit apartment building and associate site work. w/ 21-083199-MT

Weekly Roundup: 5 MLK, Powellhurst Place, Garden Park Estates, and more

The concrete work at 5 MLK is expected to be complete in September. The 200′ tall building will include approximately 112,000 sq ft of office space, 220 residential apartments and 14,000 sq ft of retail space.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about construction of 5 MLK, the latest piece of the Burnside Bridgehead puzzle.*

The City Council will vote this summer on whether to expand bicycle parking requirements for new development, writes the Willamette Week.

The Portland Housing Bureau announced funding for two affordable developments in East Portland, totaling 126 new units. Powellhurst Place at 5403 SE 122nd Ave will consist of 65 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The 63 apartments at the Garden Park Estates at 3124-3234 SE 136th Ave will be rehabilitated or completely replaced, with 61 new apartments added.

Governor Brown signed the nation’s first statewide rent control law, reports the Oregonian. The law, which comes into effect immediately, caps rent increases in units over 15 years old at 7 percent plus inflation.

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