Focus: The 25 Most Popular Posts Of 2019

Block 216
For the second year in a row, a post about the Block 216 tower was the most popular post on Next Portland.

2019 was the fifth full year that Next Portland has been in operation. Over the course of the year 145 articles were published.

In contrast to 2017 and 2018, the most popular articles of the year were generally ones published this year. The lone article in the list published before 2018 was about Eleven West, which was approved in 2017 but only recently submitted for permit.

Four of the most popular post were about high rise towers: Block 216; Eleven West, Toyoko Inn; the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences; and the Holden of Pearl. Two posts in the list were about large site master plans, the Broadway Corridor and OMSI Masterplan.

In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

25. 1634 SW Alder St Receives Design Advice (images)
24. Moxy Hotel Approved by Design Commission (images)
23. Design Commission Approves 1715 SW Salmon Mixed Use (images)
22. Modera Morrison Receives Design Advice (images)
21. 3000 SE Powell Receives Design Advice (images)
20. Morningstar at Laurelhurst Returns in Front of Design Commission (images)
19. Lincoln High School Replacement Approved by Design Commission (images)
18. Holden of Pearl Senior Housing Approved (images)
17. Hyatt Place & Allison Residences Goes in Front of Design Commission (images)
16. Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A Approved by Design Commission (images)
15. Dairy Apartments Receive Design Advice (images)
14. Live Nation at Zidell Yards Receives Design Advice (images)
13. PAE Living Building Approved by Landmarks Commission (images)
12. Design Commission Approves 140 SW Columbia St (images)
11. Approval of 5020 Condos Upheld (images)
10. Saltwood Development in the Con-way Masterplan Approved (images)
09. Broadway Corridor Masterplan Receives Design Advice (images)
08. Unbuilt Projects From The First Five Years of Next Portland
07. Holden of Pearl Receives Design Advice (images)
06. OMSI Masterplan Receives Design Advice (images)
05. The Landing at Macadam Receives Design Advice (images)
04. Pepsi Blocks Phase IA Receives Design Advice (images)
03. Toyoko Inn Receives Design Advice (images)
02. Design Commission Approves Eleven West (Images)
01. Design Commission Approves Block 216 Tower (images)

Weekly Roundup: Glisan Apartments, KEX Portland, Premier Gear, and more

Construction work at the KEX Portland is nearing completion. The renovated building will include an Icelandic-Northwestern restaurant.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction progress at the Glisan Apartments, an affordable housing development in Gateway by Northwest Housing Alternatives.

Eater Portland took a sneak peak a menus for Icelandic-Northwestern restaurant Vivian at the Burnside bridgehead hostel KEX Portland.

A proposed change to the Portland Clean Energy Fund would exclude construction companies from the definition of “retail”, reports the Portland Mercury.

In its Design Annual Portland Monthly looked at how the Design Commission shapes Portland’s building boom, behind the scenes. In a Q & A the architect behind the new Lincoln High School describes how it will be a “very urban school, not unlike something you might find in Chicago or New York.”

The Business Tribune wrote about the Premier Gear & Machine Works in Slabtown, which is being transformed into creative office space.

Weekly Roundup: Adidas Campus Expansion, Hallock-McMillan, Wells Fargo Center, and more

Adidas Campus Village
The Adidas Campus Expansion will include the construction of a cycle track on N Greeley between N Going St and N Willamette Blvd.

Adidas will construct a cycle track on N Greeley Ave, reports Bike Portland. Construction is expected to cost $1.26 million. Adidas will receive a a $1 million credit towards the System Development Charges owed against the permits for the Adidas Campus Expansion.

The Oregonian wrote about Gordon Sondland, the Portland hotelier and Ambassador to the European Union, who is now linked the Ukraine scandal. Sondland’s company Provenance Hotels is the owner of a number of Portland hotels, including The Woodlark.

Portland Architecture spoke to Hallock-McMillan Building owner John Russell, and architect Brian Emerick, about the process of restoring Portland’s oldest commercial building

The Oregonian looked at whether Portland State University could co-locate its football team at the rebuilt Lincoln High School. Adding an 8,000 seat stadium to the relocated field would be possible—if the university’s athletic department can find the $65 million required.

The 47-year old landmark Wells Fargo Center and Exchange Building are in the middle of a extensive renovation. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress on site.

The Portland Mercury looked at the whether the Portland Diamond Project can succeed where others have failed and bring Major League Baseball to Portland.

The Business Tribune wrote about how two nearby projects, the Redfox Commons and the renovation of the Fairmount Apartments, have made a historic Northwest Portland intersection come alive again.

Lincoln High School Replacement Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the new Lincoln High School campus. The existing school will be replaced with a new 6-story, 102’ tall building with 281,000 sq ft of educational and support space. The design of the project is by Bora architects and Mayer Reed landscape architects.

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Lincoln High School Returns in Front of Design Commission (images)

The proposed replacement of Lincoln High School has returned in front of the Design Commission, for its fourth and final Design Advice Request (DAR) prior its full Design Review submission. The new campus is being designed by Bora architects and Mayer Reed landscape architects.

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Weekly Roundup: Lincoln High School, 333 SW Park, 72 Foster, and more

Bora presented the latest design for the Lincoln High School rebuild to the Design Commission on Thursday of last week.

The changes made to Lincoln High School were received warmly by the Design Commission*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Up for Growth claims that Portland’s Inclusionary Housing policy is slowing the development of apartments projects, writes the Portland Tribune. The Portland House Bureau however disagrees.

OPB Think Out Loud spoke to a range of people about HB 2001, the bill that would end local bans on duplexes, triplexes and fourplex in low density zones.

Multnomah County bought a building at 333 SW Park for use as a mental health and addiction resource center. The county however lacks the “funds to operate it or a detailed plan for what to do with it“, according to the Willamette Week.

The Business Tribune wrote about 72 Foster, a recently completed 101-unit affordable housing development that also includes ground floor retail.

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Lincoln High School Replacement Receives Design Advice (images)

The project to replace Lincoln High School with a new 6-story building is working its way through the Design Advice Request (DAR) process. Three meetings in front of the Design Commission have been held to date, with the most recent in February. The new campus is being designed by Bora architects and Mayer Reed landscape architects.

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Metro Reports: Lincoln High School, Terwilliger Plaza, The Canyons, and more

Lincoln High School
The new Lincoln High School, as presented to the Design Commission at a Design Advice Request meeting held on February 7th, 2019. The new school will be built at the west end of the campus, enabling the existing building to remain in use during 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 February 11th to February 17th, 2019. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Sinan Gumusoglu Architecture for a project at 7336 N Greenwich Ave:

A new 16 unit, 3 stories high market rate residential building is proposed. New building will replace the existing house. There will be (11) one bedroom and (5) two bedroom units. No car parking will be provided. Drywell located in Community room, will be used to treat stormwater. Community design standards will be used (33.218.110).

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at  7156 N Greenwich Ave:

18 unit apartment building (11,180 GSF) with drywell. Meeting community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Sinan Gumusoglu Architecture for a project at 3757 SE Clay St:

A new 16 unit, 3 stories high market rate residential building is proposed. New building will replace the existing house. There will be (11) one bedroom and (5) two bedroom units. No car parking will be provided. Drywell located in Community room, will be used to treat stormwater. Community Design Standards will be used (33.218.140)

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss the Terwilliger Plaza Expansion to a site at 2419 SW 5th Ave:

Expansion of existing Terwilliger Plaza campus to this location. Full block redevelopment with approximately 130 new independent living units.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Stewart Gordon Straus Architect to discuss a project at 3203 SW 2nd Ave:

2 new apartment buildings, 4 plex each. New pedestrian corridor: Stairs connecting Barbur Blvd and SW 2nd Ave. Buildings have flow through planters with discharge to public combo sewer.

The Lincoln High School Replacement at 1600 SW Salmon St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Bora Architects:

Lincoln High School replacement. Modifications for Building Line standards, Transit Street Main Enterance, Ecoroof & Bicycle Parking.

A project at 11864 NE Halsey St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story self storage facility and associated site work to include parking lot *** w/detached trash enclosure 19-119039-CO *** w/ 19-119041-MT ***

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the Wells Fargo Center renovation and addition at 350 SW Jefferson St:

Renovation of existing office building; convert some of penthouse to assembly space add new floor area and remodel existing floors for office space; new entry, new roof deck; create shell spaces for future tenants

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 1717 SE Tenino St:

Construction of new 4-story 91 unit apartment building with 19 parking spaces and associated sitework

A building permit was issued to PATH Architecture for The Canyons at 3450 N Williams Ave:

New 6 story CLT, 70 unit multifamily apartment building with ground floor to include retail and work spaces; basement to include amenities and parking; with associated sitework *separate MT and demo permit reqd septic decommissioning required. call for inspection 842.

Building permits were issued for a project with two buildings at 3539 N Gantenbein Ave:

New 3 story 6-plex building, site work, and trash enclosure less than 120 sq. ft. ***mechanical permit separate***

New 3 story 6-plex building, site work, and trash enclosure less than 120 sq. ft. ***mechanical permit separate***

A building permit was issued to John Weil Architecture for the Providence Park Retail and Ticket Booth Addition:

Construct a new 1,200 square feet single story building for retail, with a smallstorage area, and an eco-roof covering the entire roof area

Weekly Roundup: Lincoln High School, Oregon Harbor of Hope, Broadway Corridor, and more

Lincoln High School

The new Lincoln High School will be built at the west side of the campus, allowing the existing school to remain open during construction. The new school is being designed by Bora Architects.

The Lincoln High School Rebuild went in front of the Design Commission for the first time. The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the reception it received.*

Eater Portland reported that Bamboo Sushi offshoot QuickFish will open its third location in Heartline on August 15th.

The Oregon Harbor of Hope homeless shelter and navigation center is half a million dollars over budget, reports the Oregonian.

The Portland Housing Bureau is teaming with three other public agencies to provide more than $12 million for projects that combine housing and mental health services, writes the Portland Business Journal.

A group called the Healthy Communities Coalition is pushing for a massive number of affordable units at the Broadway Corridor, according to the Willamette Week.

Cafe Hey Love Superette has opened in the lobby of Jupiter NEXT Hotelwith coffee, pastries and CBD lattes, writes Eater Portland.

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Weekly Roundup: Framework, OMSI Masterplan, Broadway Tower, and more

Framework

The proposed cross-laminated timber tower in the Pearl District has been cancelled.

Willamette Week broke that plans for high rise timber tower Framework will have fallen through. The building would have included 60 affordable housing units and over 30,000 sq ft of office space.

Portland based Gerding Edlen has been selected as the developer for the OMSI Masterplan, reports the Oregonian. The museum owns an 18-acre site, 11 of which are set to be redeveloped.

As the Broadway Tower nears completion, the Daily Journal of Commerce took a look inside*. The tower will include a Radisson Red hotel on floors 2-8 and office space on floors 9-19. The hotel is set to open in October, with work on the office floors likely to continue into next year.

The Oregonian reported that the city is considering increasing the size of the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area to generate more housing promised as part of the N/NE Housing Strategy.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the recently completed Cadence Apartments at 2005 N Williams Ave. The 166-unit is the first new build development in Portland by San Diego based ConAm Group.

The Portland Tribune looked at Portland Public Schools’ newly unveiled plans for Lincoln High School, which will include a seven story classroom tower.

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