Unbuilt Projects From The First Five Years of Next Portland

This week Next Portland had its fifth birthday. Since November 2014 we have published over a thousand posts, many of which are about projects that are now complete or under construction. Today, we wanted to look back at some of the unbuilt projects we’ve written about over the years.

Oregon Square
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Metro Reports: Portland Proper Hotel, De Paul Treatment Center, Joe Etzel Field, and more

Design Advice has been requested by ZGF Architects for the Portland Proper Hotel at NW 13th & Irving.

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 July 29th to August 4th 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by ZGF Architects for the Portland Proper Hotel at 1202 NW Irving St:

10-story/170,000 gsf hotel including a ground floor lobby, one floor of below grade parking, and a rooftop amenity.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7918 SE Crystal Springs Blvd:

Construction of a new 150-unit multi-family development in two (2) 4-story buildings. The development will include surface parking, detached garages, outdoor play ground, and open space. Access will be from SE Harney St and SE Crystal Springs Blvd. Stormwater management will be designed to comply with local requirements for the treatment of water quality and quantity. Infiltration rates are high on-site, so detention is not anticipated as part of this project.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 3800 SE 164th Ave:

Three story, 71 unit mult-family building, consisting entirely of affordable housing, plus surface parking. Stormwater to be treated on site. A lot line adjustment will be needed as part of the proposal.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects and the Portland Housing Bureau for a project at 11332 SE Division St:

Project consists of 60 units of low barrier permanent supportive housing located at 11332 SE Division on a 1.07acre site, R1 zoning.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker Architects for a project at 4245 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Anticipated to be new 5-story multi-family residential building with level 1 having a partially below grade parking level at NW side of site. Total building will be 124,345 gross sf (105,317 sf FAR). 160 units plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered, and provided on-site t standard rates. Stormwater treatment is anticipated on-site via interior courtyards and flow-through planters.

Early Assistance has been requested by WDC Properties for a project at NE 55th & Glisan:

New 4-story multifamily residential structure containing 22 apartment units. No parking is proposed. Stormwater will be treated on-site via drywell. Type V-A construction. Ground units to contain (1) accessible type A unit and (6) accessible type B units.

Early Assistance has been requested by The Neenan Company for a project at SE 88th & Powell:

Two-story clinic, classified as traditional office occupancy use, with entrance off Powell and from within site. 175 surface parking spaces, separated as public parking and employee parking. Staff parking entry from east side of site being negotiated with adjacent property owner. Second drive entry on 88th Avenue application being submitted to transportation.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for a project at SE 2nd & Ash:

The proposed project is a 79,795 sf building (with less than 60,000 sf of industrial office, 5,000 sf of traditional office, ground floor retail and structured parking).

The building has a day lit basement level and first floor of concrete with 5 levels of Type 3-A heavy timber above. Stormwater will be collected on the roof of the building and treated in flow through stormwater planters on the third level.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Guardian Real Estate to discuss a project at 131 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Construction of an 8-story hotel and associated public improvements. Guestroom count is expected to be 168 keys. Gross building square footage is expected to be 104,330+/-. Stormwater disposal methods: it is required to provide a 100% eco-roof, with up to 40% exemptions allowed for mechanical and rooftop equipment. However, if the total provided is 70% (or more), all management can be met and direct discharge to the public systems is allowed. Proposal is targeting a minimum of 70% eco-roof.

The De Paul Treatment Center at 830 SE 102nd Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Holst Architecture:

53,150 sq ft drug and alcohol treatment center for adults. The proposal includes 94 beds for short and medium term inpatient care with associated kitchen and dining areas, as well as meeting and amenity spaces for care recipients. A portion of the building will be used to provide outpatient treatment services and administrative space for building staff. Three modifications are requested: one for maximum setback on 102nd (to be 10′) 33.150.215.C; one for the fence that are more than 50% sight obscuring may be up to 3 1/2 ft high within 10′ of street lot line (33.150.285); and one for the vehicle areas not allowed between building and street in pedestrian district (33.266 Table 266-3).

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 2590 NW Upshur St:

New 5 story wood framed 146 unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued to SRG Partnership for the University of Portland Joe Etzel Field at 5000 N Willamette Blvd:

New seating and amenities for Joe Etzel field to include: press box, concessions, seating and restrooms. Meeting room, associated sitework and new landscaping between Chiles Center and stadium

Design Advice Offered For Renovation of Tuck Lung Building (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has offered Design Advice to SERA Architects for a renovation of the Tuck Lung building in Chinatown. The project would involve substantial exterior alterations, designed to make the currently vacant ground floor retail space more attractive to potential tenants. An existing medical clinic, which occupies the second floor and a portion of the ground floor, would remain.

Tuck Lung Building

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Block 290 & Slabtown Square Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Block 290 development at NW 21st and Pettygrove. The project by LRS Architects and PLACE Studio for Guardian Real Estate Services will include a new publicly accessible square, surrounded by a mixed use building of four to seven stories in height. The project will will include 201 residential units over ground floor retail. 120 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in a below grade garage.

Conway Block 290 and Slabtown Square

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Block 290 & Slabtown Square Reviewed by Design Commission (images)

An initial design review hearing has been held for the Block 290 development at NW 21st and Pettygrove. The project by LRS Architects and PLACE Studio for Guardian Real Estate Services will include a new publicly accessible square, surrounded by a mixed use building of four to seven stories in height. The project will will include 201 residential units over ground floor retail. 107 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in a below grade garage.

Conway Block 290

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Landmarks Commission offers advice on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 (images)

A mixed use development on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 has gone before the Historic Landmarks Commission to receive Design Advice. The project by William Kaven Architecture for developer Guardian Real Estate Services would include retail, residential and offices uses, over three levels of below grade parking. The ground floor of the building would be almost entirely retail, while the four stories above it would be occupied by office space. The top five floors would include approximately 167 apartments units, with a mix of affordable and market rate units.

Old Town Chinatown Block 33

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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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Weekly Roundup: Ahavath Achim, Block 290, 1510 NE Multnomah, and more

Con-way Block 290

Image from the Design Review submission for the Slabtown Square at Con-way Block 290, by YBA Architects

As Portland gets ready to implement Inclusionary Zoning for the first time, the DJC reported* on the discussions being held by the Inclusionary Housing Panel of Experts. The panel is working to “recommend a set [of regulations] that provides affordable housing without discouraging development.”

OPB reported that the Portland City Council voted to refer a $258 million bond measure for affordable housing to the voters in November. If approved, the measure would create 1,300 housing units, at a cost of $75 a year in taxes for the typical homeowner.

Portland Shoupistas asked if the Portland City Council suppressed the supply of housing in 2013 when in many areas of the city it added minimum parking requirements for buildings with more than 30 units. This Wednesday the City Council will consider zoning changes related to parking in Northwest Portland. Members of the NW Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee are likely to request that the City Council extend the minimum parking requirements into the Northwest District.

A historic synagogue at 3225 SW Barbur Blvd could be threatened by new development, according to the Willamette Week. The distinctive dome of Ahavath Achim was designed by noted mid-century architect John Storrs. A recent Early Assistance application was received by the City for a 30-unit apartment complex on the site.

The Northwest Examiner reported [PDF] that Guardian Real Estate Services is placing the Slabtown Square at Con-way Block 290 on hold as it reconsiders its options for the site. The project was scheduled to go before the Design Commission on May 19th, but was rescheduled to a date “TBD”. The paper also revealed that XPO Logistics, who bought Con-way last year, are “looking to sell the seven remaining unclaimed acres in the [Con-way] Masterplan area to a national developer.”

The Business Tribune wrote about 1510 NE Multnomahthe 677 unit development by Holst Architecture, planned for the parking lot of the Regal Lloyd Center 10 & IMAX. The project had its first Design Review hearing on June 30th.

The Portland City Council voted to approve a policy that will make closing sidewalks and bike lanes a “last resort” during construction projects.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Broadway Tower, according to the Portland Business Journal. The Portland Chronicle covered the demolition of the Oregonians Credit Union building, which was formerly located on the site.

The City has fired the contractor that was developing ITAP, the new permitting software for the Bureau of Development Services. Despite spending $3.9 million on the project to date, the software is years behind schedule and nowhere near complete.

Next City asked if National Treasure designation will save Veterans Memorial Coliseum?

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Skylab presents skywalk to Design Commission (images)

Skylab Architecture have presented a proposal to the Design Commission for a skywalk which would link the Yard tower at the Burnside Bridgehead to the proposed Sideyard building. The under construction Yard tower by Key Development and Guardian Real Estate Services will include 276 residential apartment units and 19,709 sq ft of retail/office space. Sideyard by Key Development is currently going through Design Review, and is planned to include 21,151 sq ft of retail and office space.

Yard-Sideyard Skywalk

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Under Construction in John’s Landing: Oxbow 49 (images)

The Oxbow 49 Apartments are under construction in John’s Landing. The project by GBD Architects for developer Guardian Real Estate Services will include 166 apartments, with a mix one bedroom, one bedroom plus den, and two bedroom apartments. With an average unit size of 800 sq ft, the building will offer larger units than many other buildings currently under construction in inner Portland. 142 car parking spaces will be provided in a parking garage located partially below grade. Bike storage will be provided on every floor of the building.

Oxbow 49 apartments

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