97th and Couch Apartments Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the 97th and Couch Apartments, a six story building in Gateway designed by Works Progress Architecture. The building will include 61 residential units, with a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom units, as well as a small ground floor retail space. 62 long term and 6 short bicycle parking spaces will be provided, plus 11 spaces for electric scooters. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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.

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Affordable Housing at 9747 NE Glisan St Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved a four story affordable housing development at 9747 NE Glisan St, in the Gateway Plan District. The 159-unit building is being designed by MWA Architects for Northwest Housing Alternatives. The building will include nine vehicular parking space in a small surface parking lot and 175 bicycle parking spaces in secure bike rooms.

9745 NE Glisan

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Design for Halsey 106 Approved (images)

A design review application has been approved for Halsey 106, a new mixed use, mixed income building in the Hazelwood neighborhood. The Holst Architecture-designed building will be located directly adjacent to the recently opened Gateway Discovery Park, and will include 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market rate housing. At the ground floor the building will include approximately 10,000 sq ft of retail space, fronting onto NE Halsey St and the new plaza. The building’s owner/developer Human Solutions will occupy 10,000 sq ft of office space at the second floor. 54 vehicular parking spaces and 94 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided.

Halsey 106 | Holst | Gateway

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Under Construction: Central City Concern Blackburn Building (images)

Construction is underway on the Central City Concern (CCC) Blackburn Building at 122nd & Burnside. The project, designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects, was originally known as the Eastside Health Center, and is part of the “Housing is Health” initiative. The initiative is a partnership between CCC and six local hospitals and health organizations to provide supportive, affordable housing.

The Blackburn Building, named after former CCC President Ed Blackburn, will include affordable housing, health care facilities, a pharmacy and commercial retail space. The 6 story building will include 52 units of respite care transitional housing, 10 units of palliative care housing, 90 units of low-income single room occupancy housing and 34 studios of permanent housing. The integrated housing and clinical services will focus on recovery and mental health services, with some targeted primary care services. The clinic will serve about 3,000 patients annually. Support services at the building will include employment services, housing placement and coordination with other systems.

Central City Concern Blackburn Building

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Apartments on Outer East Burnside approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a five story residential apartment building in the Gateway Plan District. The 52 unit building by Ankrom Moisan Architects will be located at 10506 E Burnside St, and within a couple blocks of the E 102nd Avenue MAX station. Affinity Property Management are acting as the developer, on behalf of owner Urban Green Investments. 15 tuck under car parking spaces will be provided at the rear of the building. Bike parking will be provided in a secure bike room at the room floor, as well as in the units.

10506 E Burnside

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Focus: Projects by Neighborhood

There are 95 neighborhoods recognized by Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Next Portland has now written posts about projects happening in 29 of them. In some of these neighborhoods we’ve written 20 or more posts; in almost half of them we’ve only written about one project. To a certain extent this reflects where development is happening: there are a number of cranes up in the Pearl for construction of high rises, while other neighborhoods don’t have a single pin on our map. It is also however a reflection of the fact that in the Central City Design Review is required for all projects; in other neighborhoods such as Northwest or Boise developers can choose between Design Review or the prescriptive Community Design Standards; while in other neighborhoods such as Richmond or Sunnyside projects never go through Design Review. As such there are sometimes no published images of large new buildings, even once they are under construction.

Over the past month we’ve added categories to all of our in depth posts. To see which neighborhoods we’ve written about the most, read on.


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Under Construction: Glisan Commons Phase II (images)

Glisan Commons Phase II is under construction in the Gateway area of East Portland. The project, designed by Carleton Hart Architects for REACH Community Development, will provide 60 units of senior housing for those earning 30-60% of area median family income. The building is designed to allow residents to age in place, with features that include handrails in the hallways and fully accessible units.


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Under Construction in Hazelwood: Glendoveer Woods (images)

The Glendoveer Woods Apartments are under construction in East Portland’s Hazelwood neighborhood. The design is by Salem-based architects Studio 3 for developer Marathon Acquisition and Development. The 4 story building will include 113 residential units, with a mix of studio, one and two bedroom apartments. 115 surface car parking spaces will be provided, along with 124 outdoor bicycle parking space. The primary exterior material will be fiber cement siding.


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