Metro Reports: Pop Blocks, SW Park Apartments, 9330 SE Harold, and more

A permit is under review for an 11-story affordable housing development at 2059 SW Park Ave. The building, designed by Tahran Architecture & Planning, will use modular construction.

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. This post covers October 18th, 2021 to October 24th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by YBA Architects for a project South of 9330 SE Harold St:

The project consists of two buildings. Building A is a the 129,095SF 5-story, Type IIIB with 162 units of varying in size. The building fronts SE 92nd Avenue and creating an ¿L¿ shape around a residential green. Building B consists of seven 2-story town homes totaling 7,452SF. The main building will house a commercial gym at the SE corner, commercial co-working space in the center on 92nd, and a commercial office at the NW corner. Stormwater will be disposed through drywells , located either in the parking lot, or the landscape area in middle of the site.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6698 NE MT St Helens Ave:

Applicant wishes to develop a car dealership, which may include (a) sales and leasing office (b) interior vehicle display (c) vehicle storage (d) vehicle repair facility and (e) other accessory uses such
as car wash on one or more of the development sites.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at East of 12395 SW Clara Ln:

52-bed residential care facility on a vacant property in the R10 zone – Conditional Use Review

A project at 1460 NE Prescott St has been submitted for building permit review by Koble Creative Architecture:

PDOX PS – new 3 story mixed-use building with basement. Basement storage, first and second story retail spaces, and 3rd story dwelling unit. Includes associated site work.

A project at 4961 SE 73rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by McGuirl Designs & Architecture:

PDOX PS – Building A – new 3-story, 16-unit apartment building with associated site with/ w/ 21-092509-CO

PDOX PS – Building B – new 3-story, 14-unit apartment building with associated site with/ w/ 21-092506-CO

The SW Park Apartments at 2059 SW Park Ave have been submitted for building permit review:

SW PARK APTS – New 11-story, 89-unit prefabricated modular building utilizing mass plywood panels and light gauge steel; no parking; includes associated site work *** w/21-069768-MT ***

A building permit was issued to Mithun for Building A, a part of the Pop Blocks Phase 1A:

PEPSI BLOCKS – BUILDING A – New 8-story mixed-use building with 219 apartment units, residential amenities, retail spaces, and underground parking; includes new Woonerf, plaza, and associated site work. Project does NOT use Type III Code Guide. *** w/20-129212-MT ***

Weekly Roundup: Lents Town Center, Dean River Apartments, Laurelwood Center, and more

Prosper Portland is moving forward with a second phase of development in Lents Tower Center.

The Oregonian reported that the developers of the Block 216 tower are betting on achieving record prices, with $1,350 to $1,900 per square foot condominiums units and hotel rooms at an average rate of $450 a night.

Prosper Portland is moving forward with a second phase of development in Lents Tower Center, reports the Oregonian. Blocks D & E at SE 92nd Ave will include 244 units of multifamily rental housing; the adjacent Block F will be offered to the Portland Housing Bureau for affordable housing; and the Bakery Blocks site at 5716 SE 92nd Ave will include new commercial space and a public plaza, with the retention of Zoiglhaus Brewing.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about developments along the MAX Orange Line*, including the under-construction Dean River Apartments at 3255 SE 17th Ave, and proposed projects at 4245 SE Milwaukie and SE 8th & Division.

KGW looked inside the Laurelwood Center at 6144 SE Foster Rd. The shelter has 120 beds, which will be allocated mostly to women and couples.

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Weekly Roundup: Oregon Square, Lents Town Center, PNCA and more

possible development scenario meeting targets for approximately 20,000 new housing units and 30,000 new jobs in the West Quadrant

Image from the West Quadrant Plan showing a possible development scenario meeting targets for approximately 20,000 new housing units and 30,000 new jobs.

Our weekly roundup covers the stories relating to architecture & development in Portland:

In a 4-1 vote the City Council approved the West Quadrant Plan which will shape the development Downtown, South Waterfront, the Pearl and Goose Hollow for the next 20 years. The lone no vote was Amanda Fritz, who stated that she was “disgusted” at the way the hearing was conducted.

The public got their first chance to see the PNCA 511 Building when it opened for its first First Thursday event. At Portland Architecture Brian Libby writes about his experience of visiting PNCA’s “transformational new home” now that it’s finished and the students have moved in.

The Portland Mercado  has set an opening date of Saturday, April 11. The market will include food cart vendors from regions of Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Argentina and El Salvador.

After years where South Waterfront was a retail desert, Urban Works Real Estate is now reporting that they are running out of space to offer in the district. They recently announced that have leased the entire 14,000 square feet of retail space at The Ardea.

The Portland Chronicle published photos of the stretch of N Williams / N Vancouver on which the Cook Street Lofts, The Woods and the Cook Street Apartments are all either planned or under construction. They noted that “between the two blocks 360 residential units are in development on property formerly home to three residential dwellings”.

The Oregonian published two articles about the Oregon Square development. The first article focused on the proposed public plaza, and quoted Kyle Anderson of GBD Architects who said that they “definitely see it as being both an amenity and asset to the development, but also a destination.” The second article revealed that that the tower might be the first building in Portland to undergo a peer review of its seismic design, instead of using the prescriptive requirements of the building code.

Chad Rennaker’s Palindrome Communities won the development rights to Lents Town Center Property #1 and Property #2. The Portland Tribune wrote about his plans for Lents, which also includes the Z Haus brewpub and restaurant.

Weekly Roundup: Oregon Square, Lents Town Center and more

GBD Architects' Oregon Square

GBD Architects’ Oregon Square

  • The Design Commission offered Design Advice on Oregon Square to GBD Architects. The project by American Assets Trust will redevelop a superblock in the Lloyd District, with 4 new buildings of 10-32 floors.
  • The Historic Landmarks Commission offered Design Advice on the Worldmark by Wyndham building to SERA Architects.
  • The City Council backed a plan by the Portland Housing Bureau to commit $20 million for affordable housing in North and Northeast Portland.
  • Zidell Yards was the subject of an email accidentally sent to OPB news and published by the Oregonian. The PDC and the Zidell family are currently negotiating on whether the Zidell property should include affordable housing. The Portland Housing’s Bureau’s preferred location is Riverplace Parcel 3, which the Portland Tribune wrote about in the article “Can South Waterfront be made affordable?
  • Portland Monthly reported that Providore Fine Foods and Pastaworks are scheduled to open this fall in The Shore, an under construction project by Guerrilla Development on NE Sandy Blvd.
  • The PDC has selected developers for 6 of the 12 acres of property in owns in Lents Town Center. Property #1 and #2 are to be developed by Palindrome Communities. The south portion of Property #3 is to be developed by Williams & Dame, with the north portion by ROSE CDC. Asian Health & Services Center and REACH CDC are the selected developer for Property #4.
  • The first office tenants are moving into Washington High School, an adaptive reuse project by Venerable Properties. The Oregonian was there to take photos.
  • Portland Monthly had a look at Ancient Heritage’s new creamery, set to open this May in the 626 SE Main building.
  • The Portland Chronicle published photos of the two houses set to be demolished on NE Glisan St, for the Treece & Lambert Apartments by Barry R Smith Architect.
  • The Oregonian visited the Stadium Fred Meyer on West Burnside, the remodel of which is nearing completion.