Expansion of former YMCA building presented to Design Commission (images)

An expansion in scope to the currently under construction renovation of a former YMCA building has been presented to the Design Commission. A major renovation of the existing building at 2815 SW Barbur Blvd was approved in October 2015, in order to convert the building into office space.  The core and shell renovation is being designed by Bora Architects, who were the original designers of the 1977 building. The client for the project is Seattle based developer InterUrban Development, who now wish to add an additional floor to the building to meet the needs of the future tenant. The building will be the new Portland base for sportswear company Under Armour, who will complete separate tenant improvements to the interior of the building.

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Design Commission approves renovation of Metro Family YMCA for Under Armour (images)

The Design Commission has approved a renovation of the former YMCA building at 2815 SW Barbur Blvd, which will become the new Portland base for Under Armour. The renovation is being designed by Boora Architects, who were the original architects for the 1977 building. The developer for the project is Seattle based InterUrban Development.

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Pre-Application conference scheduled for Under Armour’s new Portland home

A Pre-Application Conference [PDF] has been scheduled to discuss the renovation of the former YMCA at 2815 SW Barbur Blvd. As first reported in April the building will the new home for Under Armour’s Portland operations. The designers of the project are Siteworks Design | Build, who are working with Seattle based Interurban Development. The project will include a new glass façade for the building, and “small changes to the entry”.

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Pine Street Market (images)

Building permits are currently under review for the Pine Street Market, which is set to open in fall 2015. Located at SW Second & Pine, the project aims to convert the ground floor of the historic United Carriage and Baggage Transfer Building into a new food hall and culinary themed marketplace. Inspiration comes from markets including Seattle’s Melrose Market and New York’s Gotham West Market. The two floors above will become 18,000 sq ft of creative office space.

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