Weekly Roundup: changes at Yard, 2035 Comprehensive Plan, 1208 SE Ankeny and more

Yard, as approved by the Design Commission

Yard, as approved by the Design Commission

The Willamette Week reported that burger restaurant Tilt will move into Burnside Bridgehead tower Yard. Meanwhile the Oregonian reported that the City had missed an “unfortunate” change to the design of the under construction building which “should have triggered either revisions to the design or a reset of the land-use review process.”

Green Zebra announced that they will move into a new building planned at 4926 SE Division St in late 2017. The grocery had originally planned to occupy an existing building at the site, which will now be developed with a 126-unit mixed-use project.

A story in the Southeast Examiner covers a group of Sunnyside residents who are concerned about the loss of sunlight at residential properties adjacent to new commercial developed. The group argues that the City should adopt “light equity” provisions into its codes.

Public hearings are continuing on Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, as noted by the Portland Business Journal. An interactive map shows land use, transportation and citywide systems changes proposed. Written and oral testimony will be taken until a final hearing scheduled for Wednesday January 13th.  Following that members of the City Council will propose amendments to the plan based on testimony received.

BikePortland wrote that “after years of building, Seattle gets a new year’s gift: falling rents“.

Portland Architecture discussed the 10 projects that defined 2015. Included on the list were Hassalo on Eighththe Hotel Eastlund, Frameworkthe Society Hotel and One North.

The Portland Chronicle reported that a 1906 duplex at 1208 SE Ankeny St has been demolished. A building permit is currently under review for a 4 story with basement, 27 unit apartment on the site.

Urban Asset Advisors have secured $41.6 million in construction financing for Couch9, according a story in the Portland Business Journal.

Weekly Roundup: progress on Zidell Yards, 419 E Burnside, 1510 NE Multnomah and more

Zidell Yards

Conceptual image of the Ross Island Bridge Park at the Zidell Yards

The Portland Development Commission and ZRZ Realty came to an agreement over development at the Zidell Yards. The Development Agreement, backed by $23.7 million of public money, will lead to 1.5 million sq ft of commercial and residential development.

The Willamette Week published rebuttals to the 5 Myths About Portland Apartments.

The Oregonian published the first images of what the massive development at 1510 NE Multnomah might look like. The three building development could include as many as 1,125 units.

Multnomah County voted to allow Central City Concern to sell a quarter block parcel to developer Trinsic Residential Group. The land deal will 419 E Burnside to move ahead.

A grand opening was held for the Hotel Eastlund, the newly renovated hotel in the Lloyd District. The Daily Journal of Commerce published a photo gallery, with shots of both the exterior and interiors.

Construction is about to begin on the first building of the Dharma Rain Zen Center. The center will be built on a site on NE Siskiyou St, which was used for years as a dump for construction debris, leaving the site too contaminated to develop. The Buddhist nonprofit bought the site in 2012, and has worked since then on the site remediation.

A warehouse at 2330 NW Raleigh St is set to replaced by a 40 new apartments. The Portland Chronicle looked into the history of the property about to be redeveloped.

Eater Portland  reports that the Pine Street Market has named its latest tenant: Peruvian restaurant Andina. The market is set to open in November.

A gallery in the Daily Journal of Commerce showed the progress on The Abigail, the latest affordable housing project in the Pearl.

 

Weekly Roundup: Hawthorne Apartments, Hotel Eastlund and more

The Hawthorne apartments

The Hawthorne apartments

The Hotel Eastlund is scheduled to open June 1st. The former Red Lion hotel is located in the Lloyd District, an area that’s rapidly changing.

SolTerra Systems are about to start work on a new 35,000 sq ft headquarters at 2424 SE 9th Ave in the Central Eastside.

Ruby Jewel ice cream will open their third location in July, at The Hawthorne apartments at 4707 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Oregon Ballet Theater plan to relocate from the Central Eastside to South Waterfront, according to an article in The Oregonian. The building they currently occupy will be demolished and replaced by the Modera Belmontwhich is currently going through Design Review.

Weekly Roundup: Ankeny Row, Franklin High School, One North and more

Ankeny Row cohousing

Multnomah County chose the site at the Hawthorne Bridgehead as the site for the future Multnomah County Courthouse.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the under construction One North development on N Williams Ave.

The Oregonian looked at how the recently completed Ankeny Row incorporates sustainable design into a project designed for retirees looking to downsize.

Running over budget, the Franklin High School Modernization has gone through a $20 million value engineering exercise.

The City intends to buy Block 26 from Hoyt Street Properties for $1.3 million, a price 13% below market value. The Pearl District property will be used for an affordable housing project.

BikePortland looked at the ‘beautiful’ bike parking at the PNCA 511 Building.

With just a few weeks to go until the Hotel Eastlund opens, the Portland Business Journal had a look at the progress.

Weekly Roundup: Milwaukie Way, Lyon Court, 107 NE Grand and more

Milwaukie Way retail

Milwaukie Way retail

The Oregonian continued their series on the rapidly changing Central Eastside. One article looked at Ancient Heritage Dairy, which will soon open in the 626 SE Main building. Another focused on The Redd, the planned food and agriculture incubator project by the Ecotrust.

Construction has started on Milwaukie Way, a retail project designed by Ben Waechter, adjacent to a former funeral home in Westmoreland.

The DJC published construction photos of the Hotel Eastlundwhich is set to open in May.

Cup and Bar, a joint cafe and roastery by Trailhead Coffee and Ranger Chocolate, was set to open this week in the newly renovated 107 NE Grand building.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the under construction Lyon Court retail building at NE Fremont and 24th.

In ‘Simplifying the Curve’ the DJC wrote about the technical challenges in realizing the curved facades at One North.

Weekly Roundup: Riverplace Hyatt House, Hotel Eastlund and more

Melvin Mark's 2&Taylor, now home to Jama Software

Melvin Mark’s 2&Taylor, now home to Jama Software

  • The Oregonian published the first images of the 14 story tower planned by developer John Carroll for 535 NW 11th Ave. It would occupy a quarter of a block, and contain 98 apartment units.
  • The Portland Business Journal had a look at Jama Software’s new headquarters inside 2&Taylor. The building was formerly the Yamhill Marketplace, and has been extensively remodeled by Hennebery Eddy Architects and Melvin Mark Development.
  • Williams & Dame held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Tuesday for the Riverplace Hyatt House, attended by Charlie Hales and Homer Williams.
  • Restauranteur David Machado will open two new restaurants this spring at the Hotel Eastlund. Altabira will be a “beer-focused American restaurant” located on the roof of the hotel, while Citizen Baker will be a ground-floor bakery and cafe.
  • The Oregonian reported on the various buildings proposed for the Zidell Yards, which include a 113,000 square feet, five stories high office building; a 246,000-square-foot five story office building at 3121 SW Moody Ave; and a six or seven story apartment building at 3201 SW Moody Ave.
  • In ‘Learning for the Future‘ Places over Time looked at the proposed PSU School of Business Administration.

Weekly roundup: 4th & Harrison, OHSU, Society Hotel and more

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The 4th & Harrison student housing project had its first Design Advice session this week

  • The City Council heard evidence for and against the proposed demolition of the Buck Prager Building at 1727 NW Hoyt. The hearing will be continued on December 18th.
  • The Design Commission offered Design Advice on the St Francis Park Apartments and the 4th & Harrison student housing. A Design Review hearing for Jefferson 14 was postponed until December 18th.
  • In an article titled ‘Arcade Games Are Better III‘ Places over Time wrote about 419 Burnside.
  • The Portland Business Journal reported that “some of the structures that comprise Centennial Mills could very well collapse into the Willamette River if they’re not torn down — and fast.”
  • In an article about affordable housing in the North Macadam Urban Renewal Area, the Oregonian reported that the Portland Housing Bureau are planning a  a mixed-use project to include affordable housing at SW Moody & River Parkway.
  • The blog History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered wrote about an art installation at the Mariner’s Home Building on NW 3rd and NW Davis. The building is currently being converted into the Society Hotel.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of the site at 4937 SE Division St set to be redeveloped as 134 apartment units, with SERA as its architect.
  • The Portland Business Journal wrote about construction progress at the former Red Lion, currently being transformed into the Hotel Eastlund.
  • The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that OHSU is close to signing contracts for two South Waterfront projects [subscription required]. According to the article, ZGF Architects have been chosen to design the Center for Health & Healing II and SRG Partnership have been chosen for the Schnitzer Campus Building III.

Former Red Lion transforming into the Hotel Eastlund (images)

A former Red Lion hotel in the Lloyd District is currently undergoing a transformation into the Hotel Eastlund, set to open in May 2015. The project’s design is by Holst Architecture, who worked with the same developer on the Hotel Modera in Downtown. The hotel will have 168 rooms, down from 173 before the remodel.

July 30, 2014 LU 14-144166 DZM - Hotel Eastlund - Drawings - 01

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