Weekly Roundup: 140 SW Columbia, Heartline, Iron Fireman, and more

140 SW Columbia St

140 SW Columbia will include 349 residential units, directly to the east of the KOIN tower.

Construction on the 20-story tower at 140 SW Columbia will begin by the end of the year, reports the Oregonian.

The Oregonian reported vacation management company Vacasa has moved into a new home, occupying all the office space at HeartlineThe Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the GBD Architects-designed tenant improvement.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the Iron Fireman building, where a second phase of core-and-shell improvements is wrapping up.

Mayor Wheeler has selected Shannon Callahan as the permanent director of the Portland Housing Bureau, according to the Oregonian. Callahan had been serving as the interim director since 2017.

Hey Love, the ’60s- and ’70s-style fern bar-inspired cocktail joint, has opened inside the Jupiter NEXT hotel, reports the Portland Mercury.

Metro Reports: Iron Fireman Building, 1500 SW Taylor, 550 SE MLK, and more

Iron Fireman

Interior view of the renovated Iron Fireman Building

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.

Early Assistance has been requested by YBA Architects for a project at 6129 N Lombard St:

New 4 story mixed use development commercial 1st floor 42 apartments with 18 parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested by Green Hammer for a project at 20 NE Tillamook St:

Proposal is for five buildings with a total of 17 units of residential 1-3 bedroom apartments with eight spaces of off-street parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Partnership for a project at 87 SE Stark St:

Proposal is to construct a new five story parking garage with 250 spaces to support new proposed commercial development at 151 se alder. Existing one story shed to be demolished.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Partnership for a project at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Proposal is for construction of a new 13 story hotel and residential development on one/half block site which is currently paved parking.Site will have ground floor retail with two levels of below grade parking; roof will include decks and amenity space.

A project at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by TVA Architects:

5 story apartment building wit 89 units & parking

A project at 2025 SW Vermont St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by COLAB Architecture:

Multi dwelling development of household living use. Ten units total with associated site improvements. ROW improvements and dedications for SW Vermont and SW Idaho streets per separate Public Works Permit.

A project at 3434 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by C2K Architecture:

Renovation of existing building to include retail and commercial uses along Sandy Boulevard and development mechanic’s shop into commercial bakery. Existing parking to be converted to amenity space.

A project at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New construction of five story with mezzanine building with 90 residential units, three retail spaces and 19 surface parking stalls.

A project at 930 NW 14th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Bora Architects:

Construction of a new 10-story mixed-use building with ground floor retail, office space on floors 2-4, and residential units on floors 5-10. Two levels of below grade parking with 143 spaces proposed – with the garage entrance on NW14th.

A project at 1500 SW Taylor St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

11-story residential apartment development over below-grade structured parking.

A project at 1525 N Webster St has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New 4 story apartment building with 29 units with associated site work

The Grant Warehouse Redevelopment at 3368 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Carleton Hart Architecture:

New 5 story, multi-family building with 80 units and ground floor retail (future). Site work includes new parking, circulation paths and landscaping.

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for the renovation of the Iron Fireman building at 4784 SE 17th Ave:

Core and shell build out of 78,246 SF of 108,066 SF building; 2 exterior steel exit discharge stairs, 1 new exit access stair, new entrance stair and ramp. Add interior walls to create 10 new tenant spaces, lobby area, common restrooms, bike storage area; voluntary seismic upgrade. No occupancy this permit. Separate tenant improvement permits required.

A building permit was issued to Geza Development for a project at 1775 N Lombard St (formerly 1841 N Lombard):

New 3 story – 18 unit apartment building – with associated site utilities and landscaping-attached trash enclosure

A building permit was issued to Marathon Acquisition and Development for the Mississippi Apartments (East) at 777 N Cook St:

New mixed use 5 story building, first floor parking, first floor commercial use and apartments with apartments above

Weekly Roundup: 3rd & Taylor, Overland Warehouse, Osprey Apartments, and more

3rd & Taylor

The proposed hotel at 3rd & Taylor, which will be located on the site currently occupied by the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple

In “Downtown Duo” the Business Tribune reported on the two buildings planned for a single Downtown block: the recently approved hotel at 3rd & Salmonand the adjacent office building at 3rd & Taylor, which is currently going through Design Review.

Portland Architecture had a look inside the renovated 1320 Broadway building, formerly home to The Oregonian. The Portland Business Journal reported that D+H Financial Technologies have signed a lease for 45,600 sq ft of office space in the building, leaving just two spaces left for rent.

Moovel North America will move into the Overland Warehouse Company Buildingthe Old Town building that once housed strip club Magic Gardens. The building is currently being renovated by Urban Development + Partners.

The DJC wrote about the ongoing efforts* at the Lloyd Center to redefine what it “means to be a 21st-century mall”. As well as a major renovation to the skating rink and main entry, it includes turning the former cinema into creative office space, which will be leased by Providence Health Services.

The Portland Mercury reported that developers have sued the City over the methodology it uses to determine Parks System Development Charges.

The DJC published photos of the Osprey Apartmentsunder construction on South Waterfront Block 37.

The renovation and expansion of PSU School of Business Administration has reached a halfway point, according to an article in the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how Portland’s newest maker space is taking shape in the Iron Fireman Building.

The Oregonian reported that Portland Public Schools are pausing on the $750 million construction bond, and now intend to go to the voters in May 2017, rather than November 2016 as originally planned.  If passed, the bond would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High School, Madison High School and Benson High School.

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Metro Reports: 2815 SW Barbur, Yard, Iron Fireman and more

2815 SW Barbur

The Under Armour building at 2815 SW Barbur, as approved last year.

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits. We publish the highlights.

Bora Architects have requested Design Advice for an addition to 2815 SW Barbur BlvdUnder Armour’s new Portland base:

Proposed addition to building that is currently undergoing a change in use.

Otak Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 5416 NE 14th Pl:

Proposal is to build a four story wood framed multi-family apartment building with 15 dwelling units and five parking spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 11144 NE Sandy Blvd:

Proposed 4-story Motel 6 with surface parking.

Holst Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 3403 N Mississippi Ave:

Proposed mixed-use housing project with approximately 175 units. Will meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 121 N Beech St:

Development of a new mixed use building 20+ apartments & retail space – no parking proposed

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Partnership for a project at 110 SE Washington St:

Proposed 8-story mixed-use office and retail building.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at SW Broadway and 9th:

Multi-family dwelling building with parking below.

A Conditional Use Review has been submitted for a project at 1120 SE Madison St:

Convert existing building from Warehouse and Industrial Service Use to an Office Use in the IG1 zone.

A Design Review has been submitted by Skylab Architecture for alterations to Yard:

alterations to previously approved design review for Block 67 (the Yard)

Mackenzie have submitted alterations to the Iron Fireman building at 4784 SE 17th Ave for building permit review:

Core and shell build out of 78,246 sf of 108,066 sf building, for future tenants; add new interior walls to create 10 tenant spaces, lobby area, restrooms, bike storage area; and new stairs that lead to mezzaninne; voluntary seismic upgrade. No occupancy this permit. Separate tenant improvement permits required.

A building permit is under review for 606 NE 20th Ave:

New construction of a 6-story 59unit apartment building including parking and retail on level 1. Levels 3-6 contain a mix of apartment including studios, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedrooms. Level 6 also has an amenity deck along the west property line. Retail space on level 1 is to be built out under a separate permit with no occupancy this permit. Demo of existing building to be under separate permit. Demo plans included for reference only.

Studio 3 Architecture have submitted at a project at 7220 N Burlington Ave for building permit review:

Construct new 2 story (24 unit) apartment building with associated site work

A building permit is under review for a project at 6404 N Montana Ave:

New 6 unit, 3 story apartment with associated site work and landscaping

A building permit was issued for a project at 3423 SE Hawthorne Blvd:

New five-story, 28-unit multi-family apartment complex; on site bike parking; no on-site parking; drywell, landscaping and utilities, trash enclosure on adjacent lot


Weekly Roundup: Toyoko Inn, Post Office redevelopment, Legacy Central Lab and more

Toyoko Inn

SW 3rd & Oak, the planned location of a Toyoko Inn

The Oregonian reported that the board of the Portland Development Commission approved the terms of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the United States Post Office site in the Pearl District. The City will pay $88 million to acquire the 13.4 acre site.

At the same meeting, the PDC board also approved the sale of a site at SW 3rd and Oak to Toyoko Inn. The Japanese hotelier plans to build a 300 to 400 room hotel on the site, which would be the company’s first West Coast location.

Demolition crews have begun work at the former home of the Oregon Ballet Theater. The building is demolished to make way for the Modera Belmont apartments.

Places over Time published their analysis of 2015 in Portland architecture and development.

The Portland Business Journal reported that despite an ongoing lawsuit, Metro still expects that the Convention Center Hotel will open in 2018.

Demolition is underway on the former Plaid Pantry and Sammy’s Flowers on NW 23rd and Glisan, according to the Portland Chronicle. The buildings will be replaced by a new Restoration HardwareRevised designs for the project will be presented to the Historic Landmarks Commission on January 25th.

Legacy Health held a grand opening for its new Legacy Central Lab building in the Lloyd District. The 62,000 sq ft building sits on a site previously used as a surface car park.

The Oregonian reported that builders are weighing lifting their opposition to overturning Oregon’s 17 year old ban on inclusionary zoning.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the Ballou & Wright building in the Pearl is set to undergo a $10 million makeover into creative office space. The historic structure was most recently used as Hanna Andersson’ headquarters. The children’s clothing retailer recently moved to a building in Kerns.

The Iron Fireman building at 4784 SE 17th will be converted into creative office space, according to the Portland Journal. The 115,000 sq ft was most recently home to aircraft parts manufacturer PECO Manufacturing, who have moved to a site in Clackamas County.