A renovation and addition to the National Register-legisted Troy Laundry building is planned by Chicago based developer Adventurous Journeys, with design work by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture. The work will include the addition of a new rooftop penthouse and deck. In early 2020 the Oregonianreported that the building may become home to private members club Soho House.
The project has been approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission, and currently has a building permit under review.
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 November 30th, 2020 to December 6th, 2020.
Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for Con-way Blocks 261 and 262:
The proposal is for blocks 261 and 262 in the Con-Way Master plan area. The proposed development will be market rate apartments on both parcels. Block 261 will be a 5 story building with tuck under parking (138 residential units), and block 262 will be a 6 story building with basement parking (214 residential units). Stormwater disposal is anticipated to be through dry wells.
Early Assistance has been requested by West Architects for a project at 14900 SE Stark St:
Demo existing building and construct a new 104,418F Type V Affordable Housing Building (with 173 units total). The site has undergone an Early Assistance with a similar program (EA 20-190941), but this application examines a larger building footprint and covered parking under the West wing of the building.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Cunningham Development Company to discuss a project at 1500 NE Sandy Blvd:
The project is a 6 story building comprised of: ground floor retail with five floors of wood framed multi-family housing, and 2 levels of below grade parking. Inclusive of the below grade parking, total gsf for the building is approximately 225,000 gross square feet. The ground floor retail is proposed as 16,139 leasable space including a grocer with back of house loading space, residential loading and trash, a residential lobby, and a vehicular access ramp to the below grade parking garage. The below grade parking has one level of parking dedicated for grocer use on P1 and one level of parking dedicated for residential use on P2. Total parking count is 181 total stalls. The five floors of housing consist of 130 housing units. Stormwater is anticipated to be treated via a rooftop eco-roof.
The renovation of the Troy Laundry at 1025 SE Pine St has been submitted for building permit review by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture:
TROY LAUNDRY HISTORIC – STR-01 – Selective demolition and seismic upgrade for remodel of historic landmark Troy Laundry building
TROY LAUNDRY HISTORIC – Infill existing openings at north exterior wall along interior lot line to satisfy separation requirements for removal of existing no-build easement
A project at 4743 NE 107th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
PDOX PS – new 4-story 16 unit apartment building with associated site work w/20-211399-MT
Tabor Heights at 5700 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:
TABOR HEIGHTS – new 4-story, 70-unit, apartment building with on-site parking (inclusionary housing). ** Review w. 20-212168-MT and 20-217482-CO covered bike parking
A project at with three buildings at 12310 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:
PDOX PS – shell only: construct new 1 story building no occupancy w/20-164963/79-CO
PDOX PS – shell only: construct new 1 story building: no occupancy w/20-164963/75-CO
PDOX PS – shell only, construct new 1 story building w/20-164975/79-CO
A project at 5733 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review:
5733 NE M L King – new 5-story 4-over-1 podium building, consisting of 93 rental units restricted at 60% MFI rents by OHSCS 4% LIHTC program. Review w.20-218124-MT
The Susan Emmons at 624 NW 18th Ave and 1727 NW Hoyt St has been submitted for building permit review:
SUSAN EMMONS – NORTH BLDG – 6-story new construction apartment building. Project to be an affordable, multi-family development consisting of 98 units total.***Review w. 20-211626-MT and 20-211640-CO (Demo of existing structure)
SUSAN EMMONS – renovation, adaptive re-use, and BPON seismic upgrade of the existing 3-story, un-reinforced masonry Buck-Prager building, and new construction of a 4-story, wood-framed addition to the south (South Addition). To be an affordable, multi-family development consisting of 48 units total. Buck-Prager Building and South Addition are structurally separated by a 6″ seismic gap. Review with ***20-202095-MT
A permit revision was issued for a project at 1645 SE Nehalem St:
Value-added revision to add a fifth story (with a total of 75 units) to the new apartment building. Construction type will change to a IIIB.
The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved a new 6-story mixed use building at 1010 SE Ash St. The project design is by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture for developer Adventurous Journeys, both of whom are based in Chicago. The new development will include 132 apartment units and approximately 7,000 sq ft of retail space. Parking for 77 vehicles will be provided in two levels of underground parking, while bicycle rooms at the ground level and underground will provide 198 long term bicycle parking spaces.
The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.
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 February 24th, 2020 to March 1st, 2020.
Design Advice has been requested by Hennebery Eddy Architects for a project at 539 NW 10th Ave:
Project consisting of a new +/-11-story hotel with partial basement on a quarter-block site. The new structure will replace an existing 1-story commercial building. The hotel will contain 150-160 guest rooms with 85,000-90,000 square feet. Loading access is planned along NW Hoyt Street, with a single interior loading bay. No off-street parking is proposed. Ground floor program includes hotel lobby, restaurant, lounge, kitchen, offices, restrooms, mechanical rooms and bike storage. Floors 2-11 will be primarily guest rooms with limited amenity spaces such as fitness room, board room and a roof terrace with bar. Stormwater treatment and detention will be accomplished by way of a vegetated roof.
Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 2250 NW Flanders St:
6-story apartment building with approximately186 units in the Northwest Plan District and Alphabet Historic District. Stormwater disposal method TBD.
Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for Conway Block 291 East at the SW corner of NW 20th & Raleigh:
7 story market rate apartment building with 180 residential units and basement parking. Stormwater disposal will occur through drywells in the pedestrian way.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 306 SE 8th Ave:
New 7 story market-rate apartment building with 113 units and ground floor retail.
Cathedral Village at 8614 N Crawford Street has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check by MWA Architects:
4-story apartment building with 110 affordable family apartments. The unit mix will be (11) 3-bedrooms, (45) 2-bedrooms, (37) 1-bedrooms, and (17) studios. There will be resident services on the ground floor and 37 parking spaces. There is a basement level at the NW corner of the building that will house bike parking and storage.
A project at 4039, 4047 and 4051 N Williams Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:
Construction of two new 4-story buildings organized around a shared courtyard.
Two new four-story buildings located on N Williams Ave, mid-block between N Mason St and N Shaver St.
New four-story commercial (office) comprised of three stories of office over ground floor retail, office, lobby and tuck-under parking.
A project at 1137 NW 23rd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:
New mixed use building with ground level retail, 4 levels of apartments above, and 1 level of below grade parking. 74 units.
The new building adjacent to the Troy Laundry at 1010 SE Ash St has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture:
New 6-story multi-family residential project with two below-grade parking levels.
A project at 236 SE Grand Ave has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by TVA Architects:
New 8-story, 130,000 sq ft office building. One adjustment requested to the loading stall.
The Benson Polytechnic High School Modernization has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Architectural Resources Group:
Modernization of the existing Benson Polytechnic High School (BPHS) building.
A project at 11 NE 55th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:
Construct new 3 story 16 unit apartment building with associated site work
A project at 5905 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:
New 3 story, 19 units apartment building with partial retail on ground floor and associated siteworks. Trash enclosure inside.
A project at 8157 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review by Mackenzie:
Construction of a 3-story, 8,375 sf multi-family building with eleven (11) units. Ten (10) of these units will be 550 sf and one (1) will be 813 sf.
A project at 6307 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:
Construct new 3 story 19 unit apartment building with associated site work
A project at 503 SE 29th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
New 4 story 30 unit apartment building
A project at 6962 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
New 4-story 12-unit apartment with associated site work; w/20-124476-MT
A project at 2148 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:
New two-story, 27,595 square foot brick office building with an adjacent surface parking area for ten vehicles
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 6th, 2020to January 12th, 2020.
Design Advice has been requested by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture for a project at 1025 SE Pine St:
New construction 6-story over 2 basement levels multifamily project built on Lots 1,2,7 & 8 of Block 224. Fully sprinkled with new utility connections. Proposed project is separated from/independent of the existing Troy Laundry building.
Early Assistance has been requested by Communitecture for a project at 4344 NE Jarrett St:
Multi-family development comprising four buildings, 36 units. Non-required off-street parking, stormwater planters and raingardens. Demolish six existing units and retain seven units.
Early Assistance has been requested by Green Hammer for a project at 3134 NE Hassalo St:
Construction of a new 14-unit Zero Energy condo community. Comprised of two buildings, one 3-story and one 4-story, surrounding a central courtyard with shared amenities. Project includes a community room, bike parking and a roof mounted solar array. Stormwater managed with an on-site drywell. To be permitted under Better Housing by Design updated zoning code.
Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 7601 SE Division St:
Construction of two new buildings with interior parking. Commercial retail on ground floor at Division, and apartments above. Second building will be all apartments. (115 residential units -total – between the two new buildings- are proposed.)
Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 5700 E Burnside St:
Remove existing buildings and construct a new 4-story, 70-unit, apartment building with on-site parkting (inclusionary housing).
Early Assistance has been requested by Alliance Realty Partners for a project at the 400 Block of N Tomahawk Island Drive:
Five-story multifamily workforce housing complex totaling approximately 258 units across two buildings with approximately 331 surface parked stalls. No work is proposed in the C overlay.
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 December 16th to December 22nd, 2019.
Early Assistance has been requested by Jones Architecture for a project at 2855 SW Patton Rd:
Reconfigure existing underlying lots and build two new mixed-use buildings (3-stories and 19 units each) and 11 new townhomes (also 3-stories each).
Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 410 SW Harrison St:
New senior housing project with approximately 260-290 units, below grade parking and 16 stories above grade type 1 construction.
A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture to discuss a renovation and expansion to the Troy Laundry Building at 1025 SE Pine St:
The scope of exterior restoration will be determined by a visual facade assessment provided by a Historic Architect Consultant. Restoration of the existing historic window frames is anticipated and will include an energy retrofit utilizing insulated glazing units. Facade renovations will be compatible with the historic building and are anticipated to include a new canopy at the main entry, new main entry storefront system, and new carriage doors at the service entry inspired by the historic condition. The facade materials of the rooftop addition are intended to provide a clear distinction between the historic building and the new addition. The massing will be setback from the existing parapet wall to minimize site lines from the street. The interior renovation of the building will include seismic retrofits, new MEP systems, and code required Fire and Life Safety components. Site work is anticipated to include restoration of adjacent sidewalks in public right-of-way, preservation of existing street trees and stormwater management improvements.
Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architecture for a project the MAC Block 7 at SW 19th & Salmon:
Proposal is for a new 13 story, 330 unit multi-dwelling residential building with 169 structured residential parking spaces and 230 additional below-grade parking spaces for use by the Multnomah Athletic Club.
An addition to the Patton Home at 4619 N Michigan Ave has been submitted for a Type II Conditional Use Review:
The Patton Home for the Friendless building currently has land use status as Group Living with previous approvals for 63 residents. This proposal is to add additional units to the existing building up to a maximum of 80 and to add an on-site commercial kitchen that produces food for off-site locations. Listed as a contributing structure in the Mississippi Conservation District, historic incentive 33.445.610.C(5) allows conditional uses to be processed through a Type II procedure.
The new De La Salle North Catholic High School at 5310 NE 42nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Bora Architects:
DE LA SALLE H.S. – Renovation of existing building for new high school (including seismic upgrade, new finishes, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection), 21,000 s.f. addition for new gym, commons, and commercial kitchen; new driveway, parking, and associated site work *** w/19-256433-MT ***
A project at 4931 NE 33rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
New 3 story mixed use bldg 19 unit apt and 15 unit hotel with office space on ground level and community room in basement.
A project at 8134 SE 11th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:
New 3-story, 19-unit apartment building with associated site work.
A foundation permit for 550 SE MLK has been submitted for review by GBD Architects:
FND 01- Foundation only for new 7 story mixed use building (5 over 2 concrete and light-gauge metal framing construction) Includes 6 levels containing 153 hotel rooms over 1 level of commercial spaces, a hotel lobby and back of house area for hotel operations; 1 level of below grade structured parking.
The Dairy Apartments at 801 NE 21st Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Hacker:
review w/ 19-260575-MT New construction of 7-story (5 Type IIIA over 2 Type IA) multi-family residential buildng over 1 level of below grade parking. Total building will be 196,430 gross sf, 271 units, plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered, and provided on-site at standard rates. A land use adjustment will be requested for the minimum parking requirement.
A project West of 4136 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:
New 3 story 18 unit apartment building
A project at 2316 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:
Construct new 3 story 18 unit apartment building with interior bike and trash enclosure and site work dfs trusses
The Onnuri Evangelical Church at 5727 SE 136th Ave has been for building permit review:
New 2 story church, 1st floor, gym, sancuary, restrooms, kitchen, offices, childs room, and limited use elevator; second floor sancuary; class rooms and restrooms; site work to include parking spaces, landscaping and sidewalks; trash enclosure less than 120 sq. ft. on SW corner of property
A project at 1039 NE Stafford St has been submitted for building permit review by Otak:
FND 01 – Foundation permit for new self storage facility to include 6 stories and 1 basement level
A project at 2904 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:
Shell: renovation of existing 2 story commercial building. Includes removing both stairs inside, all interior walls and fixtures on both floors, upgrade storefront on north add new stair and wall to create garbage room. Add new entry and accessible ramp on north east corner.
Construct 2 story new shell building and associated site work.
The DePaul Treatment Center at 830 SE 102nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:
New construction of adult drug and alcohol treatment center that includes 70 long term care beds, 24 short term care beds, dining and amenity spaces for residents, an outpatient therapy facility, and administrative offices.
Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan, showing a possible development scenario approximating future growth in the Pearl District over 20 years (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability). At least two of the sites shown as potentially developable have current proposals on them.
It is just over a year since Next Portland last did a roundup of the tallest buildings planned or under construction in Portland. At that time, we counted 25 buildings over 100′ in height planned. Today we count 40. Given the length of time it takes to complete a high rise building, many of the buildings on the 2016 were also on the 2015 list. Four buildings are no longer on the list this year, due to having been completed: Block 17, Pearl West, the Aster Tower and Park Avenue West. Seven buildings that were still in the design phase last year are now under construction. No building on last year’s list is known to have been cancelled.
Read on to see our complete list. Where possible, the heights given are the building height as defined in the Portland Zoning Code and published in the Design Commission’s Final Findings. In some cases the heights have been estimated.
The Design Commission has approved a 15-story mixed-use development at 4th & Harrison, after four Design Advice hearings and two Design Review hearings. The 175’ tall building will provide 424 residential units, with a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. At the ground level a 33,000 sq ft supermarket is planned, as well as an additional 5,000 sq ft retail space. 208 vehicular parking spaces are proposed, split between 137 spaces for the residents, and 71 for the supermarket / retail uses. An optional 4th parking level would provide an additional 80 spaces. The building will include 656 long term bicycle parking spaces.
After 4 Design Advice hearings, the proposed 15-story mixed-use development at 4th & Harrison has gone before the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The 175’ tall building will provide 424 residential units, with a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. At the ground level a 33,000 sq ft supermarket is planned, as well as an additional 5,000 sq ft retail space. 151 vehicular parking spaces are proposed, split between 80 spaces for the residents, and 71 for the supermarket / retail uses. An optional 3rd parking level would provide an additional 81 spaces.
Core Spaces are set to appear in front of the Design Commission with revised designs for 4th & Harrison, a 15 story apartment building. The proposed building will include 425 rental units, with a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. According to the developer the intent is that the project will “have wide appeal including recent graduates and young professionals, families [and] empty-nesters.” Plans show a 30,000 sq ft grocery store at the ground level, along with a 5,000 sq ft ‘fast casual’ restaurant. The building will include 158 below grade car parking spaces, accessed from SW Harrison. 66 spaces will be reserved for the use of shoppers at the grocery store, with the remaining 92 spaces dedicated to residents of the building. The design architects for the building are Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture of Chicago, with Portland based Myhre Group Architects acting as consulting architects.