News Roundup: Montgomery Park Master Plan, Williams & Russell, Cathedral Village, and more

Montgomery Park was sold by the Bill Naito Company to Unico Properties in 2019. Unico is currently working on a Master Plan for the property, which could see the surface parking redeveloped.

The NW Examiner reported that the the Master Plan for Montgomery Park could include a trailhead lodge and a bridge over NW Wardway St, connecting the district to Forest Park.

Previous plans for a hotel at 550 SE MLK have been replaced with a seven story residential building with 120 units*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Portland will build new homes, apartments and business incubator designed to benefit Black Portlanders at Williams & Russell, reports the Oregonian.

BikePortland reports that the Albina Vision Trust, working with Edlen & Company, will develop an affordable housing and community theater project on a site currently used for parking at 253 N Broadway.

A ruptured sprinkler flooded multiple floors, causing ‘extensive damage’ at new the Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

The Portland City Council approved funding that will go towards 110 units of affordable housing at Cathedral Village in St Johns, according to the Oregonian.

Old Navy is closing is Lloyd Center store, reports the Oregonian, making it the latest retailer to pull out of the mall.

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News Roundup: Oregon Square, Mamook Tokatee, Northbound 30 Collaborative, and more

The Design Commission has approved two new office buildings at Oregon Square in the Lloyd District.

The Daily Journal reported on the Design Commission’s approval of two midrise office buildings* proposed for Oregon Square in the Lloyd District. Previous proposals for the site would have seen it developed with residential buildings.

The Oregonian wrote about how Portland hopes to “avoid past setbacks with ambitious affordable housing goals” for the Broadway Corridor.

The affordable housing development formerly known as Halsey 106 is to be named the The Nick Fish, after the City Commissioner who passed away at the start of the year, reports the Oregonian.

The Hollywood Star News reported on Community Development Partners and NAYA securing building permits for Mamook Tokatee, a 56 unit afforable housing development that will include units secured for Native tenants.

After decades of trying, the “new, spacious, seismically saferMultnomah County Central Courthouse has opened, reports the Oregonian.

Portland Architecture spoke to Jones Architecture, whose recent work includes the Northbound 30 Collaborative.

Restore Oregon announced the winners of this year’s DeMuro Awards, reports the Oregonian. Included in the awards for historic preservation are: 230 Ash (a new building in a historic district); Redfox Commons; the Custom Blocks; and the Hallock-McMillen Building.

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Weekly Roundup: Best Architecture of 2010s, Hyatt Place, Multnomah County Courthouse, and more

Multnomah County Central Courthouse
Construction at the Multnomah County Central Courthouse is scheduled to wrap up in spring 2020.

The passenger loading and drop off zone for the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences will not be placed on the future Flanders Bikeway, reports BikePortland.

The new Multnomah County Central Courthouse is nearing completion*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly says she won’t vote for the Residential Infill Project without added tenant protections, reports Willamette Week.

Writing in the Business Tribune, Brian Libby discussed Portland’s best architecture of the 2010s.

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Weekly Roundup: OMSI Masterplan, Lloyd Center, Jefferson Station, and more

The OMSI masterplan envisions realigning SE Water Avenue to run along the perimeter of the site.

As much as 2 million square feet of development in the Central Eastside is proposed as part of the OMSI Masterplan, reports the Oregonian—the equivalent of two U.S. Bancorp Towers. The masterplan went in front of the Design Commission for its first Design Advice Request meeting last week.

The Broadway Corridor Masterplan also had its first Design Advice Request meeting. Commissioners praised “the change it would bring to the area but [took] issue with the intended use of the city’s Green Loop,”* according to the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Business Tribune published an interview with outgoing Lloyd Center manager Bob Dye. Work is set to start soon on the Lloyd West Anchor Remodel, which will include a Live Nation venue. The center recently presented revised plans for the Lloyd East Anchor Remodel to the Design Commission.

The Willamette Week reported that the cost of building new schools and affordable housing could rise under the Portland Clean Energy Fund, due the fact that large construction companies are being classified as “retail businesses.”

The Business Tribune spoke to 10 food carts about their plans for where they will go after construction starts on Block 216. The Oregonian wrote about 10 carts that turned downtown Portland’s biggest food cart pod into a tourist destination.

A Portland preservationist, and former chair of the Historic Landmarks Commission, wants the Jefferson Station building removed from the National Register of Historic Places, reports the Oregonian. The shell of the historic building is being incorporated into the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

The Business Tribune wrote about Opsis Architecture at 20.

Multnomah County hopes to create an alternative to jail or the emergency room for mentally ill homeless people at the recently purchased 333 SW Park Ave building, writes the Oregonian.

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Weekly Roundup: Blackburn Building, Multnomah County Courthouse, and Portland Diamond Project

Central City Concern Blackburn Building

The Blackburn Building is currently under construction at E Burnside and 122nd.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction of Central City Concern’s Blackburn Building, a “six-story building [which] will feature three stories of health care services and ground-floor retail space as well as 175 apartments for Portland’s most disadvantaged individuals.”*

One month after topping out, the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse is taking shape inside and out, reports the Business Tribune.

The Oregonian obtained the terms of the agreement between the Portland Diamond Project and the Port of Portland.

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Weekly Roundup: Metro Housing Bond, Multnomah County Courthouse, Beatrice Morrow, and more

Multnomah County Central Courthouse

The new Multnomah County Central Courthouse has now reached its full height of 325′.

The Oregonian reported that voters approved a $652.8 million bond for affordable housing in the Portland metro area and a constitutional amendment which will allow funds to be leveraged with private money and federal tax credits.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the demolition* of one of the old Oregonian publishing buildings, which is making way for Canvas at the Press Blocks.

The Oregonian took a look inside one of the units at The Carson in Slabtown.

The last structural beam has been lifted to the top of the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse, reports the Oregonian.

The Beatrice Morrow, an affordable housing development targeted to displaced residents of NE Portland, has opened on NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

The Portland Diamond Project has withdrawn their offer for the Portland Public Schools Site, to clear the way for the Albina Vision. The group says they will announce a preferred location for an MLB stadium site by end of the month.

Eater Portland took a look at the menus for the Radisson Red’s Ouibar and Kitchen, which will be located in the Broadway Tower.

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Weekly Roundup: Jupiter NEXT hotel, Allan Building, Multnomah County Central Courthouse, and more

The Allan Building would rise to to a height of seven stories and include over 70,000 sq ft of occupied space.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about two Central Eastside industrial office buildings* proposed by Intrinsic Ventures: the Allan Building at 2455 SE 11th Ave and SE 8th & Division building at 2445 SE 8th Ave.

The Willamette Week reported that the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse comes with a solar-energy system that will take more than a century to pay for itself.

The Portland Business Journal took a first look at the Jupiter NEXT hotel, which is scheduled to open next month.

Affordable housing developers face rising costs. The Willamette Week reports that Mayor Ted Wheeler isn’t plugging the hole.

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Weekly Roundup: Jupiter Hotel, Jasmine Block, Neuberger Hall, and more

Jupiter Hotel

Construction is underway on the Jupiter Hotel expansion, designed by Works Progress Architecture.

The DJC wrote about construction progress* at the Multnomah County Central Courthousewhich is being built on the site of a former highway ramp.

The Oregonian wrote about the $5 million gift given to Portland State University, which will enable the Neuberger Hall Renovation to move forward.

Portland State University will receive $51 million in state bonds, writes the Portland Business Journal. The money will enable the Jasmine Block development at SW 4th & Montgomery to move forward.

The DJC published photos of the under construction Jupiter Hotel on E Burnside St.

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Weekly Roundup: Central Courthouse, Crusher Court, Crane Count, and more

William Kaven Architecture received Design Advice from the Historic Landmarks Commission for Old Town Chinatown Block 33

The team behind Old Town Chinatown Block 33 received Design Advice from the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission. The DJC wrote about the reaction they received*.

BikePortland reported that the bike lanes on NW Naito / Front will be extended from NW 9th Ave to NW 19th Ave, with funding coming in part from the developers behind the Field Office.

Guerrilla Development’s New New Crusher Court will open in February, according to the Hollywood Star News.

Major construction on the Multnomah County Central Courthouse will begin soon, when crews from Hoffman Construction begin excavation, reported the Portland Business Journal.

The Seattle Times reported that Seattle had more cranes on its skyline than any other US city and over twice as many as Portland. Portland nevertheless has more cranes than San Francisco, Denver, Austin, New York or Boston.

The Portland Chronicle reported than deconstruction is underway at the 1889 building at 3336 SE Belmont St, set to be replaced by a new 3 story mixed use building.

Portland for Everyone posted a preview of Portland’s 2017 policy decisions to Open Housing.

The Portland Business Journal that Kurt Fischer Structural Engineering, who are working on The Woodlark Hotel have opened a Portland office to focus on the project and to tap into new opportunities in the region.

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Landmarks Commission approves Multnomah County Central Courthouse (images)

The Historic Landmarks Commission has approved the Multnomah County Central Courthouse. The 17 story, $300 million project will replace the existing courthouse on SW 4th Avenue, which is considered seismically unsound and no longer fit for use. The architects for the project are Portland based SRG Partnership and New York based CGL RicciGreene. The landscape architects are PLACE.

The program for the 325′ tall building includes multiple courts, office for District Attorneys, Public Defenders, Sheriffs, as well as support areas for staff, juries, defendants and the public. No parking is proposed. The project intends to achieve LEED Gold Certification.

Multnomah County Central Courthouse

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