Metro Reports: PAE Living Building, Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A, LISAH, and more

PAE Living Building
The PAE Living Building at SW 1st and Pine was recently approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission, and has now been submitted for building permit review.

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 June 24th to June 30th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Hacker for a project at 2865 SE Division St:

10-unit (approx 37,000 sf) multi-family project with a ground floor restaurant tenant space and 20 parking spaces (with access from SE 28th). Outdoor space is provided in individual terraces and a common roofdeck.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 1726 NE 82nd Ave:

Proposal is for a 77 unit apartment with retail on the ground floor.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5625 NE Glisan St:

Demo existing residential building. Consolidate adjacent lots through the County. Construct 2 new apartment structures on a single lot, 2 building permits. Stormwater to be treated in underground detention in the common courtyard or rear setback.

The Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A at 2505 NE Pacific St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Mithun:

Phase 1A of the Planned Development for redeveloping the Pepsi Bottling Plant on NE Sandy Blvd. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, one new mixed-income apartment building (218 units proposed), below-grade parking, a new publicly-accessible Plaza, and design of a multi-modal east-west connector (NE Pacific Street Woonerf). Modifications are requested to 33.130242.C: Transit Street Main Entrance and 33.266.200.C: Long Term Bicycle Parking Space Dimensions. Adjustment requested to 33.266.310: Loading Standards

The 1500 SW Taylor Apartments have been submitted for building permit review by Leeb Architects:

Review w/ 19-178918-MT New construction 7-story apartment building. 5-story Type IIIA residential building over a 2-story Type 1A podium. The building contains 105 residential units and amenity spaces. The Podium level structure has parking for 19 cars, 2 loading spaces 71 bicycle parking spaces, a leasing office, a small retail tenant shell space and apartments.

A project at 3240 N Williams Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New wood frame 4 story mixed use building with associted siteworks. 12 residential units over ground floor. Retail, trash, parking, electrical room and lobby on ground floor. Separate demo 18-177160-co.

A project at 904 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by LRS Architects:

New Response/Service Center Facility for NW Natural consisting of a fire-sprinklered 3-story office building and an attached 2-story storage building. Includes reconfiguration of parking and associated site work *** DFS for pre-fabricated metal building *** w/19-186013-MT ***

The PAE Living Building at SW 1st and Pine has been submitted for building permit review by ZGF Architects:

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 Porltand office and other tenants. Includes retal spaces at the ground floor.

Building permits were issued to Holst Architecture for LISAH (Low Income Single Adult Housing) at 8550-8580 N Argyle Way:

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

Pre fab congregate living facility consisting of 2 floors with 6 type B sleeping units, 1 kitchen and 2 bathrooms per floor.

New three story, (bld #1) multi-family, prefab building consisting of 35 studio units, 1 one bedroom unit, 2 offices, kitchen/community room, pantry, laundry room, 2 utility rooms, and elevator.

Building permits were issued to CIDA Architects for a project at 7676 and 7686 N Lombard St:

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building with detached 54 sf trash enclosure and associated site work

Metro Reports: OHSU Expansion, Adidas South Building, 140 SW Columbia, and more

Adidas Campus Village

The South Building at the Adidas Campus Village expansion has been submitted for building permit review. The building, seen here from Madrona Park, will be built on top of an existing parking 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 December 10th to December 16th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for a project on South Waterfront Blocks 41, 42, 44 and 45:

Four separate structures with a mixed-use program comprised of mulit-family housing(1,125 units total), commercial and parking uses. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

Design Advice has been requested by Mithun for the Pepsi Blocks Phase 1a:

Phase 1a of the Sandy Blvd Planned Development. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, one new apartment building, altered south facade of existing warehouse (W1), below grade parking, a new publicly- accessible Plaza and design of a multi-modal east-west connector (woonerf)

Design Advice has been requested by NBBJ for the OHSU Hospital Expansion Project:

Design Advice Request to discuss construction of a 14 story building on the site of the former School of Dentistry on the OHSU campus. The project is an expansion of inpatient services. Approximately 200 to 300 parking spaces are proposed for use by patients as part of the project. Approval of the project requires this meeting and a Marquam Hill Parking Review.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3019 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Proposal is for new residential building with six units. The project intends to meet Community Design Standards of 33.218.140. Project may need adjustments to property line setbacks on southwest, north and west side of property. Zoning is CM3d and RHd.

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 110 SE Main St:

Proposal is the renovation of existing one story concrete building for industrial office and retail sales/service tenants.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Divide the property into 4 lots, demolish existing building, construct (4) 3-story mixed used buildings, 19 units each.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at NW 23rd and Roosevelt:

Vacant lot, add new warehouse and office with onsite parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Lever Architecture for a project at 1130 NE Alberta St:

New construction of a 4-story mixed use building; 1 level of below grade parking, 1 story ground floor retail, 1-story of office, 2 stories of co-housing with lofts. The overall building height is 60ft. The project is pursuing affordable commercial space and high ground floor ceiling bonuses. approx. 85-90 units of housing

Early Assistance has been requested by Clark/Kjos Architects for a project at 1500 SE 96th Ave:

Design Review for a four to five story medical office building and adjacent surface parking for Adventist Medical Center

A project at 5702 SE Center St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review:

New 1-story + mezzanine commercial office space (approximately 7,000 sq ft with on-site parking). Request for adjustment to allow vehicles on the property accessed from SE Center St 33.130.215.B.1.B.2 (building setback).

A project at 1500 SW Taylor St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Leeb Architects:

Development of a seven-story mixed use building, consisting of a five-story wood frame building over a two level podium with a concrete structure. Two modifications requested for encroachments into parking spaces and reduce the spacing for bike parking spaces from 24″-18″.

A structural permit has been submitted for review by Lever Architecture for the South Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – New building structural frame for 4 stories of mass timber construction (assembly) built on top of an existing parking garage. Work includes steel braced frame core with elevator pit and stairs for the new structure. Seismic upgrades to the existing 3 story post tensioned concrete structure below parking garage

A project at 6935 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New 2 story apartment with 11 SRO sleeping units, with one retail space- M occupany (no occupancy this permit) trash enclosure shared with adjacent building. ***mechanical to be deferred.***

A project at 5663 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Novak Architecture:

New three story, 15 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework *** w/18-280954-CO & 18-280959-MT & 18-280963-MT *** building 1 ***

The Glisan Street Apartments at 1500 NE Irving St have been submitted for building permit review:

New 5 story mixed use building with 86 total apartment units; ground floor to include, lobby, parking garage, bike parking, trash room, 7 apartments on south elevation, and retail shell at SE corner. Site work including transformer vault. ***mechanical permit separate***

A building permit was issued for 1111 NW 16th Ave:

New 6 story mixed used building with retail and bike parking on main foor and 80 student rooms above. ***project uses Type III construction code guide OSSC/6/#4.*** *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued for 140 SW Columbia St:

New 20 story, mixed use residential tower. Tower will span over existing parking entrance. Project will include 348 residential dwelling units, 244 parking spaces and approx 15,000 sf shell commercial space

Masterplan for Pepsi Blocks Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks, a 4.97 acre site on NE Sandy Blvd. The masterplan is being designed by Mithun for Security Properties, both based in Seattle. The plan was approved through a Planned Development Bonus Review, a new provision in the zoning code which is available on large sites with mixed use zoning. In return for providing publicly accessible open space, affordable housing, and energy efficient buildings the developers are allowed to construct buildings of up to 120′ in height.

Five new buildings of up to 120′ are proposed, providing residential units, retail space, offices, live-work space and below grade parking. Depending on the ultimate split between office and residential, and the size of the residential units built, the site could provide between 485 and 1,297 housing units.

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Metro Reports: Pepsi Blocks, Halsey 106, Adidas Campus, and more

Pepsi Blocks

The masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks redevelopment on NE Sandy has been submitted for a Type III Review

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 1st to October 7th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project South of 2580 SE Ankeny St:

New Multifamily building on the R1 section of the site, in accordance with new RM2 code. This portion of the site is presently zoned R1, soon to be RM2. 12 units are proposed. No parking. Storm water is proposed to be with stormwater planters.

The Pepsi Blocks at 2505 NE Pacific St have been submitted for a Type III Planned Development Bonus Review by Mithun:

The Pepsi Blocks Planned Development project includes the phased demolition of existing Pepsi warehouse buildings, renovation of a mid-century Pepsi warehouse bow-truss structure, the development of five new mixed use market rate and affordable residential and office buildings, th introduction of a shared woonerf street along the formerly vacated Right-of-Way, a new Plaza along Sandy Boulevard and a new Park located in the center of development, and associated underground parking. The phasing schedule envisions entitlements and construction of the first phase immediately following Planned Development approval and will continue with four additional phases. The project will use the Planned Development Bonus for additional height and bonus FAR.

The Halsey 106 development has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

6-story, mixed-use development fronting NE Halsey St and the existing Gateway Discovery Park consisting of 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market rate housing.

A structural permit for one of the new buildings proposed as part of the Adidas Campus Expansion has been submitted for review by Lever Architecture:

STR 01 – Structural frame for new building including 5 levels of below greade precast construction (parking garage) and 5 stories of above grade precast concrete/mass timber hybrid construction, work includes mat slab founation and site cast concrete cores with stairs. Work also inlcudes MEP work for below grade parking

A building permit has been issued for a project at 14450 NE Glisan St:

New 3 story 3 unit condo building, associated site work included

Pepsi Blocks Receive Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the redevelopment of the 4.97 acre Pepsi Bottling plant site on NE Sandy Blvd. The Pepsi Blocks masterplan is being designed by Mithun for Security Properties, both based in Seattle. Five new buildings of up to 120′ are proposed, providing residential units, retail space, offices, live-work space and below grade parking. The project will required to comply with the city’s Inclusionary Housing policies, which require either 8% of units to be affordable to people earning 60% of area median income or 15% affordable to people earning 80% of area median income.

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Weekly Roundup: Brio Lofts, Jupiter NEXT, Pepsi Blocks, and more

The Pepsi Blocks development will include the retention of the existing mid-century building facing NE Sandy, and the addition of up to 1,000 units. The project is being designed by Mithun Architects for developer Security Properties.

The masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks on NE Sandy went in front the Design Commission for the first time last week. The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that the project was met with a generally positive reception.*

The Oregonian looked at the Brio Lofts at 177 N Failing St and the Zeal Lofts at 3139 N Williams Ave, two micro-apartment developments by the same developer Vibrant Cities, which will also include micro-restaurant space.

The Portland Mercury reported on the Housing Bureau’s plans to buy a site at 5827 NE Prescott St, which will be developed with up to 75 affordable apartment units.

As the Lotus Lotus Cardroom and Cafe gets demolished to make way for the SW 3rd & Salmon tower, the Portland Business Journal took a look at its past — and its future.

Portland Architecture visited the recently completed Jupiter NEXT hotel, with its “matte-black facade that makes use of a familiar material in an unfamiliar way.”

With the recent approval of the Moxy Hotel and plans for Block 216 at SW 9th & Alder announced, the Portland Mercury asked whether rampant development is signaling the death of the food cart pod?

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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

Metro Reports: Pepsi Redevelopment, Grand Belmont, St Marys Romanian Orthodox, and more

Grand Belmont

Construction has started on the Grand Belmont Apartments

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 5th to March 11th, 2018. Note that this post includes some projects that were mistakenly added to the previous week’s metro reports. That post has been updated.

Design Advice has been requested by John Weil Architecture for the Providence Park Retail and Ticket Booth Addition:

Proposal is for an addition of a 1,300 sf retail store in existing Providence Park plaza at corner of SW 20th and SW Morrison Streets and reconstruction of existing ticket windows from 3 locations to 1 – 160sf location. Stormwater for retail store is proposed to be utilizing a green roof, tied into stormwater system. Ticket booth to be connected to existing gutter at existing canopy (new roof area at ticket booth is approximately 50sf). Central City Design District.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled and further Design Advice requested by Waterleaf Architecture for the Lloyd West Anchor Remodel:

Renovation of existing 149,000sf, 3-story retail mall anchor to accommodate multiple tenants. Exterior facade remodel and plaza/yard improvements.

Early Assistance has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 3300 NE Broadway:

Current code: Renovation to existing 3-story building with addition of a 4th story.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2100 N Albina Ave:

Current Code: Proposal to construct a multi-story 40,00sqft self storage facility with parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Waechter Architecture for a project South of 4236 N Mississippi Ave:

Future code: New mixed use building. Two floors of office space and one floor of residential dwellings (5 units).

Early Assistance has been requested by CE John for a project at 1715 NE 33rd Ave:

Future code: Proposed multi-tenant retail building with surface and rooftop parking. Proposed stormwater disposal – drywells.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Livermore Architecture & Engineering to discuss a project at the St Marys Romanian Orthodox Church at 13505 SE Stark St:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a one-story parish hall for an existing church. The building is approximately 7,200 square feet. Site improvements associated with this project will include a reconfigured parking area
and a pedestrian plaza between the existing church and the new building. Twenty-seven parking spaces are proposed. There is an option to increase the size of the site by acquiring a portion of the lot fronting on SE 136th (331 SE 136th).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 7606 SE Flavel St:

Current code: Multi-family development on existing site with a total of 29 multi-family units. 23 units are new units with a garage per unit. Existing 6-plex to remain with parking provided for each unit in a parking lot. Two existing single-family dwellings are proposed to be separated from the development through PLAs or other process.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mithun to discuss the redevelopment of the Pepsi site at 2505 NE Pacific St:

Future code? A master plan for redeveloping the existing +/-5.16 acre Pepsi Bottling Plant on Sandy Blvd into market-rate and affordable housing, offices, retail/restaurant spaces, open space and associated parking. The project will use the Planned Development Bonus for additional height and bonus FAR and will include publicly-accessible open space.

A revised permit for a project at 1717 SE Tenino St has been submitted for review by Urban Development Group:

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

A project at NE 74th and Glisan has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 3967 NE Garfield Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story 9 unit apartment building with associated site work. No off street parking

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for Grand Belmont at 514 SE Belmont St:

New 7-story mixed use building, Type I construction and 5 stories of Type IIIA construction; level 1 – commercial spaces and parking; level 2-7 – 131 residential units.

Design Commission approves the Press Blocks (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Press Blocks, the redevelopment of the former Oregonian publishing buildings in Goose Hollow. The development will include three buildings, spread over one and a half city blocks. The project is developed in partnership by Urban Renaissance Group and Security Properties. The architects are Portland based GBD Architects and Seattle based Mithun.

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Weekly Roundup: Press Blocks, Vista Pearl, Swift Headquarters, and more

Image of the Press Blocks development in Goose Hollow, from the project’s second Design Advice Request hearing in October 2016 (image by Mithun)

According to the Portland Business Journal the sale of the former Oregonian printing facilities in Goose Hollow has closed. Urban Renaissance Group and Security Properties paid $20 million for the site, which is set to be redevelopment as the Press Blocks.

The Business Tribune wrote about the new leadership at Holst Architecture.

After more than 20 years, Mark Edlen has handed over the reins at Gerding Edlen, reports the Portland Business Journal.

The NW Examiner reported that the amount of ground retail at the Vista Pearl (formerly Block 20) will be reduced from what was originally approved.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is looking for feedback on what type of bike parking should be required at new apartment buildings, reported BikePortland.

The DJC wrote about how local architecture firms make decisions on whether to speak up on political issues.*

The prospect of lower corporate taxes under President Trump is having a chilling effect on one of the main sources of financing for affordable housing developments, wrote the Portland Mercury. Local projects affected include Innovate Housing’s NW 14th & Raleigh development, which now has a $1.8 million funding gap.

The Portland Business Journal took a look at the Swift Headquarters, completed last year in the former Rose City Awnings building in NW.

As part of their Architect’s Questionnaire series, Portland Architecture interviewed Nat Slayton of ZGF Architects.

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