Metro Reports: PCC Metro Center, PUC Affordable Housing Initiative, 1500 NE Sandy, and more

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 11th, 2020 to May 17th, 2020.

Portsmouth Union Church intends to build 20 units of affordable housing on their N Lombard St property.

Early Assistance has been requested for the redevelopment of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center at 5600 NE 42nd Ave:

Redevelop PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center (Metro Center) on west side of site, develop new affordable multi-family housing on east side of site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1500 NE Sandy Blvd:

This project is a retail development on a contiguous city block. Leasable retail space consists of approximately 16,000 sf total. 12,500 sf of the space is designated for a specialty grocer which includes a covered (WB-67) size truck loading dock, plus (+/-) 3,700 sf space for another retail tenant. There is one (1) level of subterranean parking consisting of (97) parking stalls. The parking plan utilizes the space under the sidewalks out to the edge of the street curb above (at 6 feet below grade). The project is requesting relief from street parking on both sides of NE 16th Ave. or NE Couch Street (depending on which option is used) to allow for truck maneuvering into the loading dock. The project is requesting the removal of the left turn restriction at NE 16th Ave. and NE Sandy Blvd for westbound truck traffic to allow trucks to travel southbound on NE 16th Ave., which will minimize truck circulation through the surrounding neighborhood. The general area has added a significant number of new apartment units and lacks a local grocery store. This development will eliminate a significant number of local automobile trips on NE Sandy Blvd. and NE Couch Street for residents east of the river looking for grocery shopping. The nearest large grocer is over a mile away to the east.

A project at 3334 N Williams Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Jones Architecture:

Core and shell renovation of a c.1916, 1 story, 5,483 SF building. Scope of work includes seismic upgrades, building services upgrade, and new energy code compliance. Exterior improvements include a new roof and parapets to meet current building code, new infill walls of storefront glazing, overhead sectional doors, tenant entry canopies, new & existing stucco repair, and new exterior lighting fixtures.

The PUC Affordable Housing Initiative at 4775 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 20 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

Metro Reports: Mann House, UP Franz Campus, Cathedral Village, and more

Innovative Housing plans to convert the Mann House in Kerns into affordable housing, with 39 units created in the existing building, 49 units in a new addition to the building and 40 units in a new building to the south.

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 4th, 2020 to May 10th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Quilici Architecture & Design for a project at 6825 SW 45th Ave:

The Gabriel is a new 121 unit apartment building with 112 parking spaces. The building will be 4 stories of wood frame construction over 1 story of concrete construction. Levels 1-4 will be wood frame and contain residential uses. The basement parking level will be concrete and contain parking and 2 residential units. The ground floor (Level 1) includes the entry lobby and common area spaces. The building will have full automatic sprinkler systems with fire protection as prescribed by code.

Early Assistance has been requested by Koble Creative Architecture for a project at 1460 NE Prescott St:

New three-story mixed-use building and associated site improvements on occupied lot.

A Pre-Application Conference has been schedule by Emerick Architects to discuss the Mann House at 1021 NE 33rd Ave:

The conversion of an existing 51,000sf historic group-living complex into an affordable housing complex. With a new 36,000sf addition and a future, 32,000sf stand alone building to be added to the
site, a total of 128 new affordable housing units will be created. New dry wells and stormwater basins will be added to the site for on-site stormwater filtration.

Cathedral Village at 8614 N Crawford Street has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by MWA Architects:

100-day review timeline. Adjustment requested to 33.130.222, Maximum Building Length, to allow the required 7′ porch to have its roof extend into the required 20′ setback. Adjustment requested to 33.130.242, Transit Street Main Entrance, for an entrance required every 200′ of building length. Cathedral Village Apartments, 4-story apartment building with 110 affordable family apartments. The unit mix will be (11) 3-bedrooms, (45) 2-bedrooms, (37) 1-bedrooms and (17) studios. There will be resident services on the ground floor and 37 parking spaces. There is a basement level at the NW corner of the building that will house bike parking and storage.

A building permit was issued to Waechter Architecture for a project at 4224 N Mississippi Ave:

New 3 story mixed use building, group B offices on first and second floor, (1) R-3 apartment on third floor, includes associated sitework *** mechanical permit separate ***

Buildings permits were issued for buildings on the University of Portland Franz Campus (also known as the River Campus) at 6210, 6320 and 6350 N Van Houten Pl:

Track & Field complex including a 523 seat covered Grandstand (Part C on Plans): Construction of a new Collegiate Track & Field Facility including 6 lighting poles. See Comments

New 12,880 sf Boathouse and Environmental Lab building w/ 2,389 sf mezzanine. Work includes utility infrastructure, stormwater facilities, grading, paving, sitework & site lighting, and Greenway trail. See Comments

New single story, slab on grade, 46,682 sf physical plant with related mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and site work. Type II B Non-combustible construction, fully fire sprinklered. Separate PT and ET required. See Comments

Metro Reports: 1006 SE Grand, Hyatt Unbound and 6430 N Montana

3rd & Salmon
A design review application has been submitted for changes to the previously approved Hyatt Unbound hotel at SW 3rd and Salmon. A building permit for the project was issued in September 2019, however work has not yet started.

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 27th, 2020 to May 3rd, 2020.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Ink:Built Architecture to discuss a project at 1006 SE Grand Ave:

Construct a new 8-story mixed-use building on the east quarter-block portion of the site, removing the 1-story, non-contributing structure in the process. The existing 3-story historic office building facing Grand Ave will be preserved. Stormwater to be managed by on-site using drywalls or similar means.

Alterations to the previously approved Hyatt Unbound at 245 SW Salmon St have been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Approximately 180,000 gross square foot hotel project with 250 guest rooms, ballroom, conference center, fitness center, ground floor restaurant, bar/market, support spaces and rooftop bar. The total project consists of twenty one stories of Type I construction with one basement level. This Review application is for proposed revisions to previously approved design review LU-16-111127 DZM AD.

A building permit was issued for a project at 6430 N Montana Ave:

Construct new 3 story (15) unit apartment building with bike parking and associated landscaping

Metro Reports: Pepsi Blocks, Westwind Apartments, 1139 SW Gibbs, and more

Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A
A building permit is under review for the first phase of the Pepsi Blocks on NE Sandy. Phase 1A will include a new 8-story apartment building, the renovation of the pavilion building, and a new publicly accessible plaza.

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 20th, 2020 to April 26th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 1139 SW Gibbs:

New 12-unit, 3-story multi-family residential building. No on-site parking proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 2757 NE Pacific St:

Project proposes a re-development of existing site for a new 4 story office building with some ground level retail spaces and partial below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Minarik Architecture for a project at 1427 N Bryant St:

The project proposes to demolish and remove an existing single family residence and replace it with a small 15 unit multifamily building.

A project at 6485 SE 128th Ave has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check by Scott Edwards Architecture:

The project consists of 15 units with 5 tuck-under parking spaces, the main floor with office, restroom, laundry, bike storage, trash receptacles, and three units (two studios, one 1-bedroom). The second and third floors include six units with (2) 1-bedrooms and (4) studios on each. All units are affordable (4 at 30% AMI, 12 at 60% AMI) and will comply with the voluntary inclusionary housing requirements of Chapter 33.245. The existing site is a vacant flag lot consisting mainly of lawn and two evergreen trees which will be removed to construct the project. Private storm water from the development will be infiltrated on-site with the use of a private drywell and pervious asphalt pavement. Additional site work includes a driveway, pedestrian walkways, site lighting and landscaping. The building is sprinklered with an NFPA 13R system.

The Westwind Apartments at 327 NW 6th Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

100-day Review Timeline. Construction of a new, 7-story, mixed-use building on a quarter block site. Project includes 100 deeply affordable units of permanently supporting housing, including 72 transient housing units (SROs) with PHB funding, and 28 studio apartments. It will also contain ground and second floor CCC Office space and community functions. There will be a small retail space at the northwest corner. Adjustment to 33.510.263 is requested to allow loading area access on NW Flanders.

The Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A has been submitted for building permit review:

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 *** w/20-129212-MT ***

Metro Reports: 1297 SW Cardinell, 1139 SW Gibbs & 110 SE Main

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 13th, 2020 to April 19th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Otak, Inc for a project at 1297 SW Cardinell Dr:

19-unit multifamily condominium development with associated parking. Stormwater disposal methods not yet determined.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 1139 SW Gibbs St:

New 12-unit, 3-story multi-family residential building. No on-site parking proposed.

A building permit was issued for a project at 110 SE Main St:

Renovate one story warehouse: change of occupancy, 133 SF addition, 41-BPOE seismic upgrade, full buildout of 3 tenant spaces to include 3 kitchens, break rooms, locker rooms, toilet rooms w/ showers, complete reroof; infill SE loading dock. Demo 36′ x 41′ area of roof for new courtyard; new openings in (E) walls; new stairs, new windows & doors; 133 sf trash room addition. Demo: SE loading dock/ramp; sidewalk planters, stairs; (e) toilet rooms; east overhead doors; (E) non-bearing partitions.

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: OHSU Hospital Expansion, PAE Living Building, NW 13th and Johnson Apartments, and more

The first building permit was issued for the OHSU Hospital Expansion, on the site formerly occupied by the School of Dentistry.

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 March 30th, 2020 to April 5th, 2020.

Large Division at 11518 SE Division St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Mixed use building with 138 units of affordable housing, serving households at 30% and 60% Area Median Income (“AMI”). The project will consist of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 416 sf to 1,028 sf. Adjustment requested to vehicular access through a setback (33.130.215.B.1.b)

A building permit was issued to TVA Architects for the NW 13th and Johnson Apartments at 1315 NW Johnson St:

7 story, 38,198 sq. ft. Multi-family mixed use, first floor retail shell, 2-7 floors 58 unit apartments and associated site work. With permit # 18-244052-MT

A building permit was issued to ZGF Architects for the PAE Living Building at 151 SW 1st Ave:

Review w/ 19-158248-MT New construction of 53,646 GSF, 5-story office building in historic district. Project is utilizing elements such as cross laminated timber (CLT), composting toilets, and water filtration/reuse to achieve the Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. Will house PAE’s Portland office and other tenants. Includes retail spaces at the ground floor.

An Excavation and Shoring permit was issued to NBBJ for the OHSU Hospital Expansion at 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd:

EXC -01 – Site excavation and shoring in preparation for the new hospital expansion.

Metro Reports: Northwest Children’s Theater, 7909 SE Harney and 1350 N Watts

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 March 23rd, 2020 to March 29th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested for the Northwest Children’s Theater at 2135 NW 29th Ave:

Performance and education facility for Northwest Children’s Theater. One level of partially below grade parking; two levels of performance, education and administrative space above. Stormwater planters; assume no infiltration allowed due to fill.

Early Assistance has been requested by Inland Washington for a project at 7909 SE Harney St:

Inland Washington is proposing a 150 unit multi-family development in two 4-story building. The development will include surface parking, detached garages, outdoor playground and open space. Access will be from SE Harney St and SE Crystal Springs. Storm water management will be designed to comply with local requirements for the treatment of water quality and quantity. Infiltration rates are high on-site, so detention is not anticipated as part of this project.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1350 N Watts St:

New 3-story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work ***mechanical permit separate***

Metro Reports: PDX Concourse B, American Can Company Complex, Oregon Square, and more

A building permit was issued for the PDX Concourse B Redevelopment, designed by ZGF Architects.

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 March 16th, 2020 to March 22nd, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 9243 SE Holgate Blvd:

30 unit multi-dwelling apartment building 3 stories inclusionary 60% MFI. Stormwater to drywell. PLA is in process to create the 60 and 40 ft lot frontages on lot 10 and 11. Existing home will be demolished

Early Assistance has been requested by Peter Meijer Architect for alterations to the American Can Company Complex at 2127 NW 26th Ave:

Redevelopment of individual building complex that will include re-installing windows at existing openings, roof top activation, addition at west elevation, north elevation activation, roof top addition at the existing parking structure and new construction at the northwest corner.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a revised proposal for Oregon Square at 729 NE Oregon St:

Phased (2) block development on a portion of the site of the existing Oregon Square block. Two commercial office buildings are being proposed on Block 90 (SW) and Block 103 (SE). The buildings are (5) stories and (6) stories respectively totaling 370,000 GSF. The blocks will sit on one level of underground parking serving both buildings.

A building permit was issued for the PDX Concourse B Redevelopment:

Reconstruction and addition (+/- 50,000 SF) to Concourse B. New construction also includes pedestrian walkway addition (+/- 10,000 SF) extending East from end of Concourse B.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1615 N Willis Blvd:

Construct new 3 story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued for a project at 6940 N Greenwich Ave:

New 3 story – 12 unit apartment building and associated site work ***demo permit 18-242483-RS***

Metro Reports: 5827 NE Prescott, 5736 N Greeley, 6950 N Maryland, and more

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 March 9th, 2020 to March 15th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6950 N Maryland Ave:

The project involves 3 separate properties that are under separate ownerships, but they will be designed at the same time. Additionally each property is looking to have a shared easement amongst each other. 6950 N Maryland will have 30 dwelling units. 3 stories above grade with basement. The property will utilize onsite drywells.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6928 N Maryland Ave:

The project involves 3 separate properties that are under separate ownerships, but they will be designed at the same time. Additionally each property is looking to have a shared easement amongst each other. 6928 N Maryland will have 13 dwelling units. 3 stories above grade with basement. The property will utilize onsite drywells.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1810 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd:

Multifamily development of (2) new buildings each containing (7) townhouse style units with three stories and a roof. Each unit will have a garage accessed by a shared on-site driveway. Stormwater to be handled with an on-site drywell.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for the Portland Housing Bureau development at 5827 NE Prescott St:

New residential building with 50 dwelling units and community spaces. Storm water management intended as on-site infiltration via dry wells possibly supplemented by pervious paving and/or stormwater planters as needed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 5736 N Greeley Ave:

(2) New 13-unit, two and three-story multi-family residential buildings. No on-site parking proposed. Lots shall be consolidated. Shared common outdoor area proposed, along with secure long-term bicycle parking. Project prototype approved at 5635 &5645 NE GLISAN ST

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Leanto Architecture to discuss a project at 28 SE 56th Ave:

Zoning change to RM2, to allow a new 3-story, 30-unit SRO facility for low-income young adults (just out of the foster care system).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by YBA Architects to discuss a project at 1341 N Killingsworth St:

New 5 story apartment building with no retail. On site infiltration likely.

A project at 3430 NE 50th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New three story 18-unit apartment building includes 2 structure with 12 and 6 units connected through stairs and balcony and associated siteworks. See 20-128179-CO for trash enclosure. See 20-128181-MT for mechanical