Metro Reports: The Welby, Modera Main Street, Baldwin Affordable Housing, and more

The 16-story Modera Main Street will be built on a full block site in Goose Hollow owned by the Multnomah Athletic Club. The project will include 340 residential units as well as new parking for the MAC, connected underground to their existing garage.

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 September 21st, 2020 to September 27th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by Bora Architects for The Welby at 1325 NW Kearney St:

Demolition of existing building. New high-rise apartment building with 2 levels of office, ground floor retail and below grade automated parking. Mass timber construction over a concrete podium.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Modera Main Street (previously known as MAC Block 7) at SW 19th & Salmon:

This is a request for a Design Advice Request conference for a Type III Design Review for a new 16 story, 340 unit multi-dwelling residential building with 180 structured residential parking spaces, and 225 additional below-grade parking spaces for use by the Multnomah Athletic Club (total = 405 = < 1.2:1 ratio = max. for Goose Hollow). R-2 residential will be the primary occupancy with parking/S-2 moderate hazard storage as the secondary occupancy. The MAC parking will occupy levels B1 and B2, which will be fully below grade and will be accessed via a shared garage entrance and exit with the residential parking accessed on SW Main Street at Level 2; the lowest residential level will share the ground floor (Level 1) with the MAC parking lobby, residential lobby and wrapped MAC parking. Level 2 contains the residential trash and loading spaces, residential units and wrapped MAC and residential parking. The residential parking will ramp up to Level 4 and will be wrapped by residential units and the secondary residential lobby at Level 3/4 (double height); no parking will be visible. At Level 5, the plan will shift to an L-shaped layout of residential units with an outdoor plaza which may also house some of the stormwater facilities. The L-plan runs up to Level 15 and then steps back at Level 16 to allow for a rooftop amenity space above the southeast wing of the building.

Early Assistance has been requested by McGuirl Designs and Architecture for a project at 6525 N Montana Ave:

Demolish existing structure and build new structure, 3 story above grade with basement and 3rd floor mezzanine. Multi-family occupancy with 40 dwelling units, bike storage, common outdoor space. Utilizing community design standards. Stormwater is on-site drywell.

A Pre-Application has been scheduled to discuss a project at 4928 NE 11th Ave:

Comprehensive Plan map amendment and zoning map amendment (CPZC) for 4928 NE 11th Avenue (Site). The Site is adjacent to 1130 NE Alberta, a 27,000-square foot property that the owners are developing as an extended stay boutique hotel (the Alberta Project). The design and entitlements for the Alberta Project pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic, and in light of the changing dynamics and safety concerns (which we expect will cause lasting changes to customer preferences), the owners wish to establish retail space and outdoor areas with a guest house above on the Site. This area will integrate with the Alberta Project and is intended to provide more overall space (including critical outdoor amenities) for the Alberta Project guests and retail patrons to better allow for social distancing. The Site is currently zoned R2.5 and does not allow commercial uses like those desired by the owners. Therefore, the owners wish to explore rezoning the site to a commercial mixed use (CM) zone that would allow these uses, with a corresponding Comprehensive Plan map amendment for consistency.

A Pre-Application has been scheduled by MFA Architecture and Planning to discuss a project at 1706 NW 24th Ave:

New 135 unit apartment building with covered parking. Stormwater will be managed via infiltration planters and drywell systems.

A project at 234 NE 61st Ave has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check:

New 15 unit apartment, 3-story. Demo the existing house and detached garage.

A project at 3230 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Works Progress Architecture:

The proposal is for a new five-story, 129 unit residential development. The ground floor includes a mix of amenity, parking, residential units, and building support spaces. The upper levels are all residential and contain a mix of unit types including studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom. Requested Design Adjustments 1. 33.266.130.G.2 (Table 266-5) 5ft of L2 Landscape along driveway and at parking 2. 33.266.130.F.2 (Table 266-4) Vehicle Parking Space Dimensions

The Baldwin Affordable Housing at 7688 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design by SERA Architects:

(1) 4-story low-income apartment building with ground floor permanent supportive service offices, community room, and courtyards. Stormwater: Private – on-site with (3) drywells; Public – Stormwater management not required.

Metro Reports: 5205 SE 18th, MAC Block 7, Onnuri Evangelical Church, and more

A building permit was issued for a 6 story, 59 unit apartment building at 5205 SE 18th Ave.

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 December 16th to December 22nd, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Jones Architecture for a project at 2855 SW Patton Rd:

Reconfigure existing underlying lots and build two new mixed-use buildings (3-stories and 19 units each) and 11 new townhomes (also 3-stories each).

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 410 SW Harrison St:

New senior housing project with approximately 260-290 units, below grade parking and 16 stories above grade type 1 construction.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture to discuss a renovation and expansion to the Troy Laundry Building at 1025 SE Pine St:

The scope of exterior restoration will be determined by a visual facade assessment provided by a Historic Architect Consultant. Restoration of the existing historic window frames is anticipated and will include an energy retrofit utilizing insulated glazing units. Facade renovations will be compatible with the historic building and are anticipated to include a new canopy at the main entry, new main entry storefront system, and new carriage doors at the service entry inspired by the historic condition. The facade materials of the rooftop addition are intended to provide a clear distinction between the historic building and the new addition. The massing will be setback from the existing parapet wall to minimize site lines from the street. The interior renovation of the building will include seismic retrofits, new MEP systems, and code required Fire and Life Safety components. Site work is anticipated to include restoration of adjacent sidewalks in public right-of-way, preservation of existing street trees and stormwater management improvements.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architecture for a project the MAC Block 7 at SW 19th & Salmon:

Proposal is for a new 13 story, 330 unit multi-dwelling residential building with 169 structured residential parking spaces and 230 additional below-grade parking spaces for use by the Multnomah Athletic Club.

An addition to the Patton Home at 4619 N Michigan Ave has been submitted for a Type II Conditional Use Review:

The Patton Home for the Friendless building currently has land use status as Group Living with previous approvals for 63 residents. This proposal is to add additional units to the existing building up to a maximum of 80 and to add an on-site commercial kitchen that produces food for off-site locations. Listed as a contributing structure in the Mississippi Conservation District, historic incentive 33.445.610.C(5) allows conditional uses to be processed through a Type II procedure.

The new De La Salle North Catholic High School at 5310 NE 42nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Bora Architects:

DE LA SALLE H.S. – Renovation of existing building for new high school (including seismic upgrade, new finishes, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection), 21,000 s.f. addition for new gym, commons, and commercial kitchen; new driveway, parking, and associated site work *** w/19-256433-MT ***

A project at 4931 NE 33rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story mixed use bldg 19 unit apt and 15 unit hotel with office space on ground level and community room in basement.

A project at 8134 SE 11th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story, 19-unit apartment building with associated site work.

A foundation permit for 550 SE MLK has been submitted for review by GBD Architects:

FND 01- Foundation only for new 7 story mixed use building (5 over 2 concrete and light-gauge metal framing construction) Includes 6 levels containing 153 hotel rooms over 1 level of commercial spaces, a hotel lobby and back of house area for hotel operations; 1 level of below grade structured parking. 

The Dairy Apartments at 801 NE 21st Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Hacker:

review w/ 19-260575-MT New construction of 7-story (5 Type IIIA over 2 Type IA) multi-family residential buildng over 1 level of below grade parking. Total building will be 196,430 gross sf, 271 units, plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered, and provided on-site at standard rates. A land use adjustment will be requested for the minimum parking requirement.

A project West of 4136 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New 3 story 18 unit apartment building

A project at 2316 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story 18 unit apartment building with interior bike and trash enclosure and site work dfs trusses

The Onnuri Evangelical Church at 5727 SE 136th Ave has been for building permit review:

New 2 story church, 1st floor, gym, sancuary, restrooms, kitchen, offices, childs room, and limited use elevator; second floor sancuary; class rooms and restrooms; site work to include parking spaces, landscaping and sidewalks; trash enclosure less than 120 sq. ft. on SW corner of property

A project at 1039 NE Stafford St has been submitted for building permit review by Otak:

FND 01 – Foundation permit for new self storage facility to include 6 stories and 1 basement level

A project at 2904 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

Shell: renovation of existing 2 story commercial building. Includes removing both stairs inside, all interior walls and fixtures on both floors, upgrade storefront on north add new stair and wall to create garbage room. Add new entry and accessible ramp on north east corner.

Construct 2 story new shell building and associated site work.

The DePaul Treatment Center at 830 SE 102nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

New construction of adult drug and alcohol treatment center that includes 70 long term care beds, 24 short term care beds, dining and amenity spaces for residents, an outpatient therapy facility, and administrative offices.

100 Multnomah has been submitted for building permit review:

100 Multnomah 9-story core and shell office tower to be constructed over an existing, mixed-use parking garage and retail building. This includes an exterior amenity terrace on the 9th floor level

A building permit was issued for a project at 5205 SE 18th Ave:

Construct new 6 story, 59 unit apartment building, parking, trash area, bike storage, electrical room and lobby on 1st floor, floors 2-6 include apartment living units, includes associated site work

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.

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Weekly Roundup: The Woods, MAC Block 7, Post Office Redevelopment and more

The Woods by SolTerra

The Woods by SolTerra

The Design Commission has approved The Woods by developer SolTerra, reported the Portland Business Journal. The N Williams Ave project will include 50 residential units and almost 5,000 sq ft of retail space.

The James Beard Public Market has a new executive director. Fred Granum will replace Ron Paul, who has stepped down due to health reasons.

BikePortland wrote about the potential for protected bike lanes on NW Lovejoy and Broadway, which could form a part of the Post Office Redevelopment.

The Portland Chronicle wrote about a 1923 house in Sellwood at 5624 SE 22nd Ave that was recently torn down to make way for a 3 story apartment building with 15 units.

KGW covered a protest by neighbors of a planned apartment building at 2605 NE 7th Ave. The project has received a building permit, and construction will start soon.

The NW Examiner reported [PDF – page 11] that activity on MAC Block 7 is starting up again. The apartment building will require a change to the zoning on the site, because it will include commercial parking for members of the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Portland is falling behind its goals for affordable housing in North and Northeast Portland, according to a City report covered by The Oregonian.

Weekly Roundup: the Society Hotel, the Loyal Legion and more

The Society Hotel will open this summer

The Society Hotel will open this summer

  • The Portland Business Journal reported that Jama Software, the anchor tenant for Melvin Mark’s 2&Taylor building, is ready to move in.  The project is a redevelopment of the former Yamhill Marketplace.
  • The demolition of the former University Station post office began. The site is owned by St Mary’s Academy, who plan on expanding their campus. Although still in the early stages of planning, the Oregonian reported on what might be housed in the expansion.
  • The Society Hotel, a redevelopment of a long vacant building in Old Town, is set to open this summer. The Portland Business Journal had a look at the construction progress.
  • The City Council was scheduled to vote on the rezoning for the MAC Block 7 apartments. The applicants have now decided to complete a City Center Parking Review before the City Council makes its final decision.
  • The Waterline Apartments on NW Front Ave have begun pre-leasing.
  • At Portland Architecture, Brian Libby expanded on his CityLab article about Centennial Mills, with more extracts from his conversation with Jordan Schnitzer. Meanwhile, the RFP process for selective demolition of the buildings in worst condition is ongoing.
  • Chefstable plans to open The Loyal Legion, a beer hall with 99 Oregon beers on tap, in the former Portland Police Athletic Association building.

Weekly roundup: 419 E Burnside, Block 8L and more

December 2, 2014 LU 14-169513 DZM AD - 419 E Burnside - Drawing Set - view 02

419 E Burnside. The ghosted outlines behind the building represent Block 67 and Block 75.

  • The City Council heard evidence on the rezoning for the Multnomah Athletic Club Block 7 apartments. No vote was taken, and the hearing will be continued on January 8th.
  • The Historic Landmarks Commission approved the design for Block 8L, a new mixed use building in Old Town.
  • The Design Commission discussed the Tess O’Brien Apartments, 419 E Burnside, the Hilton Curio Hotel and the Whidden & Lewis building renovations.
  • A Pre-Application Conference was requested for the Grove Hotel, and the first images were released.
  • The Portland Chronicle posted construction photos of Vallaster Corl’s Lower Burnside Lofts.
  • BikePortland wrote about the upcoming open house and forum for the James Beard Public Market, and how the market could be and opportunity to “improve Portland’s newest and arguably most awkward downtown bridge landing.”
  • The development boom at the Burnside Bridgehead was the subject of another post at BikePortland, which included coverage of Skylab’s Block 67, Works Partnership’s Block 75, Myhre Group’s 419 E Burnside, and Guerrilla Development’s Fair Haired Dumbbell.
  • The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of GBD Architect’s Block A Apartments under construction in the Lloyd District.
  • The Portland Business Journal wrote that the “Portland Development Commission has issued a call for qualified developers who could pull off a transformative, big-picture project at the corner of Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 106th Avenue.”
  • Tom Moyer, the developer behind Park Avenue West, was remembered in an editorial in the Oregonian. His legacy is as of “one of the people who helped define Portland’s city center.”

City council to hear evidence on rezoning for MAC apartments (updated)

The City Council will this week vote on whether to approve a re-zoning for the MAC Block 7 apartments. (EDIT: the council heard evidence, and decided to continue discussion on January 8th. No vote was taken.) The project is a multi-story building with up to 280 apartments and 420 parking spaces.  The change from High Density Multi-Dwelling (RHd) to the Central Commercial (CXd) is required to allow 225 parking spaces to be used as commercial parking for the Multnomah Athletic Club. Commercial parking is not allowed in a residential zone. The project will also include 16 studio apartments for the short term use of MAC members and guests. These are classed as a Retail Sales and Service Use, and are also prohibited in a residential zone. The apartments and associated resident parking would be allowed in either zone. The developer is Mill Creek Residential Trust and the architects are Ankrom Moisan.

August 15, 2013 EA 13-167837 DA - Applicant Presentation

Perspective presented during Design Advice in 2013

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