Metro Reports: Madison High, SE 2nd & Ash, 333 SW Park, and more

A series of building permits were issued to Opsis Architecture for the modernization of Madison High School.

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 April 6th, 2020 to April 12th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Base Design & Architecture for a project at 1840 SW Main St:

New 4-story mixed-use, modular building with potential parking below grade, retail and shared functions at grade level, office space at the second level and residential uses on the third and fourth levels. Two options have been provided: Option 1 with below grade parking and modification of Oriel window standards. Option 2 has no on-site parking or application of the oriel window standard.

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project at 836 NE 24th Ave:

New 4 story, quarter-block 30,000 sf mixed-use office building and core-and-shell development intended to contain warehouse and freight movement, wholesale sales, and manufacturing and production space for medical equipment. Development intent is to demo existing NW quarter-block structures to allow for new construction and to consolidate all NW quarter-block properties. Both the NE quarter-block and south block properties would maintain access but remain adjacent properties. New development intends to provide roof decks on upper levels.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ink:Built Architecture for a project at 8914 SE Ellis St:

New 3-5 story apartment building, with either 19 units proposed (not affordable housing) or 33 units proposed (affordable housing), no parking proposed.

A project at SE 2nd and Ash has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by GBD Architects:

The proposed project is a 83,045 gross sf building (with less than 59,576 sf of industrial office, 5,000 sf of traditional office, ground floor retail and structured parking). The building has a day lit basement level and first floor of concrete, with 5 levels of Type 3-A heavy timber above. Stormwater will be collected on the roof of the building and treated in flow through stormwater planters on the third level. Adjustment requested for the loading requirement.

The Multnomah County project at 333 SW Park Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Carleton Hart Architecture:

Accessibility upgrades, expansion of ground floor storefront, window replacement, roof leveling and membrane replacement, and eco-roof installation. New vertical circulation systems are also proposed which will bring the building up to current egress codes. North of the existing building, the current surface parking lot will be converted into a private plaza. This will include bicycle parking, a trash and recycling area, stormwater planters, paved recreation area, and covered seating.

Building permit were issued to Opsis Architecture for the Madison High School Modernization at 2735 NE 82nd:

Modernization and addition of existing high school *** w/19-255928-CO, 19-259176-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New ticket booth *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-255928-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New concessions building with electrical room, women’s restroom, and men’s restroom *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-259176-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New bike shelter *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-255928-CO, and 19-259176-CO ***

Metro Reports: Pioneer Lavada Jones, Pepsi Redevelopment, Madison High School, and more

Pioneer Lavada Jones

Guerrilla Development’s Pioneer Lavada Jones project will include removing the roof on the existing NE Sandy Blvd building to create a new outdoor courtyard.

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 May 28th to June 3rd, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Mithun for the Pepsi Redevelopment at 2505 NE Pacific St:

Planned development for redeveloping the existing Pepsi Bottling Plant on Sandy Boulevard into market-rate and affordable housing, offices, retail/restaurant spaces, publicly-accessible open space, and associated underground parking.

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss the first phase of the project has also been scheduled:

Phase 1 of the Planned Development for redeveloping the existing Pepsi Bottling Plant on Sandy Blvd. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, two new apartment buildings, below-grade parking and a new publicly-accessible Plaza.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 1515 SW Morrison St:

Proposed design replaces existing structure on the south half of the block with a mixed use, 20-story high-rise apartment tower. Ground floor features retail, lobby and amentiy spaces. Parking provided below grade.

Early Assistance has been requested by CityCraft Development for a project at 5020 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New 7-story mixed use building with underground parking. They will need to go through a design review.

Early Assistance has been requested by Tahran Architecture & Planning for a project at 1603 N Willis Blvd:

Proposal for a four story with basement structure to house 49 affordable housing units using community design standards for a contributing site in Kenton Conservation District. Proposed storm drainage is a rain garden.

Early Assistance has been requested by Benner Stange Associates Architects Inc for a project at 1555 N Tomahawk Island Dr:

Proposal for a new single story three tenant building with two restaurant tenants and one hair salon.

Early Assistance has been requested by V3 Studio for a project at 4624 SW Dickinson St:

Proposal to add 58-89 new multi-family units to existing property that has currently 32 existing multi-family units.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

Request for early assistance meeting, zoning only for a site in Alphabet Historic District for a development including a new 3-4 story with daylight basement 14-19 units in a multi-dwelling building. The units will be a mix of 1 and 2 bedrooms. There are setback modifications to setbacks on east and west side lot lines and front lot line to exceed RH max building height of 25 feet. No on-site parking; short and long term bike parking to be included. Applicants know they will need a Pre-Application Conference but request this meeting with a planner only now.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Doug Circosta Architect to discuss a project at 208 SE 148th Ave:

Proposal is for 160 new affordable rental living units with amenities and 63 parking spaces in RH zone, East Corridor Plan District.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss the Madison High School Modernization at 2735 NE 82nd Ave:

Modernization project for Madison High School.

A project at 6015 SE 51st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture.

New construction 3 story 4 unit apartment building

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for the Pioneer Lavada Jones building at 2636 NE Sandy Blvd:

Renovate existing 2-story build; shell only, no occupancy; demo interior partition walls and stairs; build new demising walls to create 10 future tenant spaces, new stairs, (5) new mezzanines, new deck, interior trash room and egress courtyard.

A building permit was issued for a project at 8410 SE 17th Ave (previously 8334 SE 17th Ave):

New construction of three story, 12 unit apartment complex with attached covered trash room and associated site work***w/17-281716-mt***

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 2580 SE Ankeny St (previously 2548 SE Ankeny St):

New 5-story, 96 unit apartment building; first floor includes loading/trash room, lobby, bike storage, electrical equipment room, and studios. Studios on remaining floors. W/17-214647-mt

Weekly Roundup: Hawthorne 31, Hi-Lo Hotel, High Schools, and more

The Hi-Lo Hotel, located in the Oregon Pioneer Building, is set to open at the end of the month. The building is also home to iconic Portland restaurant Huber’s.

Portland voters approved the $790 million Portland Public Schools bond, which will pay for the rebuild or modernization of Benson High SchoolMadison High SchoolLincoln High School and Kellogg Middle School.

At three and a half months into Portland’s Inclusionary Housing program, the Business Tribune looked at the policy’s success so far.

SE Hawthorne now has a second poke bowl restaurant, at the ground floor of the Hawthorne.31 Apartments, writes Eater PDX.

Demolition began on the former Club 21 building, reported the Portland Mercury. The site is being redeveloped as the Jantzen Apartments.

Portland Monthly looked at the Field Office, a “radical new Portland office [that] blends work and nature“.

The Hi-Lo Hotel and Alto Bajo restaurant will open May 31st, according to Eater PDX.

Weekly Roundup: Providence Park, Karl Miller Center, Madison High School, and more

The proposed 4,000 seat expansion of Providence Park

The Portland Timbers released images of the Providence Park Expansion , which the Portland Mercury noted is “influenced by the iconic near-vertical stands at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires and the Shakespearean Globe Theater in London.”

The Business Tribune wrote about the Design Commission’s 2017 State of the City Design Report.

The Oregonian wrote about how Oregon is pushing for wooden skyscrapers, including Carbon12 and Framework, to revive the state’s timber industry.

As the Portland City Council approved tax breaks for seven new buildings, in exchange for affordable housing, The Oregonian reported that Commissioner Nick Fish questioned whether the proposals go far enough. The exemptions were granted for Con-way Block 290, 2216 NW Pettygrove St, SW Park and Columbia, SW 3rd & Ash, The Atomic Orchard Lofts at 2520 NE Sandy Blvd, Old Town Chinatown Block 33, and Woody Guthrie Place at 5728 SE 91st Ave.

BikePortland reported that amid stiff opposition, the city council ordinance required for the Portland Art Museum’s Rothko Pavilion was placed on hold.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how PSU is on the final stretch of work on the Karl Miller Centerthe expansion of renovation of the university’s School of Business Administration.

The Portland Tribune reported on an error by Portland Public Schools that resulted in the award of a design contract for the Madison High School Modernization to a firm that scored lower in the evaluation process.

Weekly Roundup: Pearl East, 1725 SE Tenino, 5035 NE Sandy and more

The Pearl East Building at NW 13th & Glisan, by Mackenzie

The Pearl East Building at NW 13th & Glisan is currently being reviewed by the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission. According to the DJC the Commission appeared inclined to support the project*, but granted a request by a neighbor to extend the public comment period.

‘Portland For Everyone’ wrote about two buildings in Sellwood-Moreland, at 1707-1725 SE Tenino St and 5965-6003 SE Milwaukie Ave that could be the first buildings to include affordable housing through the Portland’s new Inclusionary Zoning ordinance. Though vested under the old code, the developer is exploring the option of removing the previously required parking spaces and adding affordable units.

The Hollywood Star News wrote about the new development at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd, on the site formerly home to der Rheinlander. The 32,000 sq ft building will include 24,000 square feet leased by Portland Clinic and 6,000 to 8,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail space.

The Willamette Week wrote about how “early signs point to trouble for a record-setting Portland Public Schools bond“. If passed, the $790 bond would include funding to renovate Benson High School and Madison High School, and to raze and rebuild Lincoln High School and Kellogg Middle School.

Oregon Business published images of Portland’s “latest Insta-worthy hotel“, the AC by Marriott.

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Weekly Roundup: Robert Sacks, Schools Bond, SolTerra, and more

A potential massing for a rebuilt Lincoln High School, by Bora Architects. Under this option the existing school would remain in operation while a new building is constructed where the football field is currently located.

According to The Oregonian, Portland Public Schools now plans to include complete modernization of three high schools, Lincoln, Benson and Madison, in its May 2017 bond measure.

In the wake of the NW Portland natural gas explosion, the DJC wrote about developer Robert Sacks’ plans to move forward*.  Allied Works Architecture, who designed the damaged building 2281 NW Glisan, are preparing drawings that will allow the building to be rebuild. They are also working on designs for a new three-story building building at 510 NW 23rd Ave to replace the 111-year-old building that was destroyed.

Places Over Time looked at the 2016 works of architecture and urban planning that have “creatively added to the livability, artistry, and longevity of Portland’s built environment“, including Albina Yard, Pearl West and Milwaukie Way.

A 100-bed winter shelter has opened in the Washington Center, reported The Oregonian. The building is currently sitting vacant while developer Greystar and architects ZGF prepares plans for the 4W Tower.

The Portland Chronicle reported that a 106-year-old apartment complex and automotive repair shop at 1335 SE Stark St will be torn down to make way for a four-story, 39-unit apartment complex.

The DJC reported that design-build firm SolTerra has split into two businesses and laid off design professionals.

The Business Tribune asked developers if they would still build housing in PDX under the inclusionary zoning policy.

The Portland Business Journal looked at the 34 most prominent real estate projects to watch in 2017.

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Weekly Roundup: Press Blocks, The Woodlark, Hyatt House, and more

Press Blocks

Concept for the full block building at the Press Blocks, by Mithun

The Business Tribune wrote about the Press Blocks, the redevelopment of the former Oregonian Publishing Buildings in Goose Hollow. The project would include two buildings. One building would occupy a full city block and another a half block, and are being designed by Mithun and GBD Architects respectively.

The DJC published photos of the under construction Rivage Apartmentsformerly known as Riverscape Lot 8.

The Oregonian wrote about a Chinese group protesting the decision to hang banners in Chinatown with the name “New Chinatown/Japan Town”.  Though listed on the National Register of Historic Places under that name, it is otherwise rarely used.

The Oregonian reported that “outrage surges” as the deadline to put the $750 million Portland Public Schools bond on the November ballot has passed. If passed on the May ballot, which is much likely, the measure would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High SchoolMadison High School and Benson High School. Students at Lincoln High left class to protest the decision not to place the measure on the November ballot.

Portland Architecture interviewed Bora’s Brad Demby about the Cosmopolitan on the Park, the now complete high rise at the north end of the Pearl District.

The Portland Business Journal took a look at The Woodlarkthe new Downtown hotel that will open in 2017. The hotel will combine two buildings: the Woodlark Building, most recently used as an office; the Hotel Cornelius, which has long been vacant.

The Hyatt House at Riverplace is now open, reports the Portland Business Journal. The hotel includes 203 extended-stay rooms.

Weekly Roundup: Convention Center Hotel, International School, Schools bond, and more

Convention Center Hotel

The proposed Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

The Business Tribune wrote about “Portland’s new international front porch“—the Convention Center Hotel. The Hyatt Regency branded hotel recently went in front of the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing.

A change in policy at the Bureau of Development Services means that ranked properties on the city’s Historic Resources Inventory will now be subject to a 120 day demolition delay, even if the property owner requests that it be removed from the Inventory.

The Business Tribune wrote about how advocacy organization Restore Oregon wants to ensure that “we don’t want to lose those things that make Portland Portland” as the city grows.

As thousands of units per year get built in Portland, the DJC looked at how much parking developers are choosing to build. While investors once demanded a 1:1 parking to units ratio, 0.6:1—or less—has become common.

The Business Tribune reported that despite ongoing building boom, “Oregon’s construction industry ranked 47th overall in contribution to state GDP.”

Construction has finished on the International School Expansionreports the Portland Business Journal. According to the paper the school “kicked off the school year this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Learners’ Hall, a 10-classroom building for fourth- and fifth-grade students”.

The Willamette Week reported that parents are warning that delays to Portland Public Schools’ $750 million bond could doom it to failure. If passed, the bond would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High SchoolMadison High School and Benson High School.

Weekly Roundup: Hotels booming, Multifamily cooling, Schools bond and more

129 SE Alder

129 SE Alder is the latest creative office development in the Central Eastside

The Oregonian reported that Portland’s hotel boom—which includes the Cornelius-Woodlark, Canopy Hotel, Porter Hotel, AC Hoteland the Convention Center Hotel—will by 2020 result in 40% more hotel rooms than there are now.

The Willamette Week opined that “Portland City Hall seems to have learned its lesson about parking minimums raising rents” as the City Council struck down a proposal to add parking minimums for new residential development in the Northwest Plan District.

The DJC reported* that the Metro area multifamily market is beginning to cool as “after years of apartment development, supply appears to be starting to make a dent in demand”.

Harsch Investment Properties revealed a new creative office projected planned for 129 SE Alder St (previously 110 SE Washington St) to the Portland Business Journal. The design of the 9 story building is by Works Partnership.

According to The Oregonian, Portland Public Schools will seek voter approval for a $750 million construction bond in November. If passed, the bond would pay for the rebuilds of Lincoln High SchoolMadison High School and Benson High School.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Mill Creek Residential Trust paid Meriwether Partners $13.2 million for the former Premier Press building in the Pearl, a significant increase over the $6.05 million paid for the property in 2014. The transaction will allow the mixed use project at 505 NW 14th Ave to grow larger, at the expense of the now cancelled 1440 Hoyt office development.

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Metro Reports: Madison High School, Towne Storage, 2211 NW York St and more

Madison High School

Concept for a modernized Madison High School, by Opsis Architecture + Dao Architecture

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

Early Assistance has been requested for the Madison High School Modernization project:

CU master plan for Madison High School modernization.

Early Assistance has been requested by BAMA Architecture and Design for a project at 15215 SE Powell Blvd:

Demo and rebuild new residential care facility – 25 beds – no parking on site

The renovation of the Towne Storage Building by LRS Architects has been submitted for building permit review:

Renovation of existing historic Town Storage building with a new roof top 6th floor addition

A project at 6003 SW Virginia Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new, 3 story, 19 unit apartment building, no parking, trash room is at interior ground floor, includes associated site work

A project at 6349 NE 27th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Mackenzie:

Construct new, 2 story office building with covered porch and accessible ramp at north elevation, includes offices, conference rooms, restrooms, break room with sink and dishwasher, associated site work included

A project at 2211 NW York St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 113,479 GSF, six story self storage facility, demo permit to be applied later

A building permit was issued to Mackenzie for a project at 3011 NE Killingsworth St (formerly 3009 NE Killingsworth St):

New mixed use building – four floors of apartments with retail component on ground level, 30 units total

A building permit was issued for a project at 13643 E Burnside St (formerly 13641 E Burnside St):

Construct new 1 story six plex; with associated site work; 3 detached trash areas less than 120 sf