Unbuilt Projects From The First Five Years of Next Portland

This week Next Portland had its fifth birthday. Since November 2014 we have published over a thousand posts, many of which are about projects that are now complete or under construction. Today, we wanted to look back at some of the unbuilt projects we’ve written about over the years.

Oregon Square
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Lovejoy Square Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved Lovejoy Square, a proposed mixed use building in the Pearl designed by Bora Architects for developer Killian Pacific. The 10 story building would reach a height of 148′-6″ at top of parapet. The building will include approximately 7,000 sq ft of ground floor retail, 33,000 sq ft of office space on levels 2 to 4 and 78 residential units at levels 5-10. Two levels of underground parking will provide 70 parking spaces. Long term parking for 165 bicycles is proposed.

Lovejoy Square

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Design Commission Reviews Lovejoy Square (images)

An initial Design Review hearing has been held for Lovejoy Square, a proposed mixed use building in the Pearl by Bora Architects for developer Killian Pacific. The 10 story building would reach a height of 148′-6″ at top of parapet. At full build out the phased development would include approximately 16,000 sq ft of ground floor retail, 56,000 sq ft of office space on levels 2 to 4 and 186 residential units. Two levels of underground parking would provide 143 parking spaces. Long term parking for 318 bicycles is proposed.

Lovejoy Square

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Under Construction: Little LOCA (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on September 4th 2015.

Construction is underway on Little LOCA, a 105 unit apartment building in the Central Eastside by Ankrom Moisan Architects. The 6 story building will have 105 units, split between 35 studios, 60 one bedroom units and 10 two bedroom units. Up to 5 retail spaces are proposed at the ground level. Parking for 17 cars and 163 bicycles will be provided. The project was taken through Design Review by Foresight Development & Real Estate. The development was then sold to Killian Pacific, developer of a number of Central Eastside project including the nearby LOCA @ The Goat Blocks.

9th and Belmont

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Weekly Roundup: 120 SE Clay, Gateway Action Plan, 14th & Raleigh, and more

120 SE Clay

120 SE Clay, by Ankrom Moisan Architects and Potestio Studio

The Portland Business Journal reported that Simple will move into developer Killian Pacific’s latest building, 120 SE Clay. The new building will be located directly adjacent to the recently completed Clay Creative office building, which is already occupied by the rapidly growing online bank.

The “Yes for Affordable Homes” bond measure is raking in campaign cash, reports the Portland Mercury. The $258.4 million affordable housing bond measure has raised $170,000, according to filings.

The City Council approved the Portland Development Commission’s Gateway Action Plan. The Oregonian reports that new plan will concentrate on the Halsey/Weidler commercial district.

The Business Tribune wrote about Innovative Housing’s first high rise project, at NW 14th & RaleighThe 93 unit is set to go before the Design Commission for approval on September 22nd.

The DJC wrote about how Central City property owners are fighting changes that would see allowable building heights reduced* in parts of Downtown, as part of the Central City 2035 Plan.

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240 Clay (images)

A building permit is under review for 240 Clay, a new industrial office building in the Central Eastside. The five-story building will include 60,000 square feet of office space and approximately 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. The developers of 240 Clay are Killian Pacific, who are also behind the now under construction Goat Blocks project. The architects are Mackenzie.


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LOCA @ the Goat Blocks (images)

The first construction permits have been approved for LOCA @ the Goat Blocks, a mixed use development in the Central Eastside.  The project, by developer Killian Pacific and architects Ankrom Moisan, is planned for a vacant site most recently occupied by a herd of goats. The name “LOCA”, according to an article in the Portland Tribune, is “a multiple pun on location, locavore, and crazy.”

The project includes 97,000 square feet of retail space and 247 apartments. The retail portion will be anchored by a hardware store and a grocery store, whose tenants have yet to be announced. 139 vehicular parking spaces will be provided for residents, and 246 for the retail uses. 43 short term and 510 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided.

Goat Blocks viewed from SE Belmont & 10th

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