Weekly Roundup: PSU Viking Pavilion, Fremont Place, Providence Park, and more

PSU Viking Pavilion

Construction has wrapped up on the PSU Viking Pavilion

In a 3-2 vote the City Council re-opened the door for approval of the Fremont Place Apartments, according to the Oregonian.  The Northwest Examiner asked why the issue was all about protecting views of the Fremont Bridge… until it was not?

The Business Tribune reported that the Bridgetown Lofts have been sold to Madison Park Financial Corporation for $55 million.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the affordable housing under construction at NW 14th & Raleigh in the Pearl.

Before its opening last week, the Oregonian had a sneak peak at the PSU Viking Pavilion.

The Portland City Council voted to increase building heights on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 to 160′, reports the Portland Mercury.

Work is wrapping up* on first-phase of Providence Park Expansion, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce. The second phase is expected in time for the opening of the spring 2019 MLS season.

Portland Monthly looked at Carbon 12the new condo tower that “is both sustainable and seismically strong.”

Portland Architecture talked with Carrie Strickland about the new era at Works Progress Architecture.

The Willamette Week reported that the Oregon ballot measure to fix housing finance prohibition has passed its first milestone.

The Oregonian reported on the Mayor’s conclusion that efforts to aid Portland’s black neighborhoods are an “abject failure”.

According to the Portland Business Journal Hilton has throw open the doors of its newest Portland luxury hotel, The Porter.

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Weekly Roundup: Adidas Campus Expansion, 1727 NW Hoyt, Restoration Hardware, and more

The Adidas Campus Expansion is being designed by LEVER Architecture

Three new buildings are planned* as part of the Adidas Campus Expansion, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

In a two-part series, the Portland Tribune analyzed why new apartments so expensive and offered 9 ways to make apartments cheaper.

The Portland Tribune reported that polling for Metro shows that voters might support a $1 billion regional affordable housing bond.

The Oregonian wrote about wrote about the member of Portland’s Historic Landmarks Commission who is weighing in on a proposal at 1727 NW Hoyt Stdirectly across from her own house.

The Portland Business Journal published photos of the “posh new furnishings and design gallery” opened by Restoration Hardware on NW 23rd Ave.

The Business Tribune reported on the history of various development proposals for Old Town Chinatown Block 33.

Portland for Everyone argued that the Riverplace Redevelopment was saved by the city’s affordability mandate.

OPB reported on the future of the Artists Repertory Theatre, which will include selling half their site at 1515 SW Morrison St for new housing.

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Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Vista Pearl

The Block 20 condominium tower, now known as Vista Pearl, was the subject of our most popular post of the year

2017 is the third full year Next Portland has been in operation. Although the onset of Inclusionary Zoning has slowed down the number of new applications submitted, there was a lot to write about in 2017 while the projects submitted in late last year and early this year worked their way through the development review process.

Over the course of the year we published 176 new blog posts, and our development map now has over 1,000 unique projects listed (including completed and cancelled projects). In 2017 Next Portland had over 900,000 page views, a slight increase from the previous year.

Sixteen of the articles that made the top 25 most viewed posts were published this year; seven were published in 2016; and one was published in 2015. Our second most popular article from the 2015 list and fourth most popular article from the 2016 list—about the Goat Blocks—was still the fifteenth most popular article of 2017 despite having been written in December 2014. The 2016 roundup of the tallest buildings planned in 2016 was the third most popular article of the year, and although there wasn’t an equivalent list published in 2017 we hope to write one in early 2018.

So, with that Happy New Year to all. In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

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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: Beatrice Morrow, Ankeny Apartments, Grove Hotel, and more

The Beatrice Morrow Apartments will include 80 affordable housing units, offered under the city’s preference policy to those displaced from N/NE Portland.

The Oregonian wrote about the affordable housing planned for the former Grant Warehouse site on NE MLK. The building will be named the Beatrice Morrow, after the African American attorney who ran for state office in 1932.

The Willamette Week wrote about Home First Development’s plans to build 300 apartments and sell them to the city for $100,000 apiece.

The DJC wrote about how the Portland Development Commission is “driving ahead to expand parking stock“*, with investments totaling tens of millions of dollars planned at Old Town Chinatown Block 33, the Convention Center Hotel and at the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the City Council and PDC have chosen to move forward with a full redevelopment of the Centennial Mills site. As a consequence, the Mounted Patrol Unit will not return to the site.

Portland Architecture spoke to Allied Works associate principal Dan Koch to about plans to rebuild the destroyed Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan and create a new building at 510 NW 23rd Ave.

The Grove Hotel has topped out, writes the Portland Business Journal. When it opens later this year it will include a new restaurant by Kurt Huffman’s ChefStable group.

In a two part series, the Business Tribune wrote about the Design Commission’s denial of the Ankeny Apartmentsand the upcoming appeal to City Council.

An article in Portland Monthly argued that the future of Portland’s skyline Is made of wood. Recent and planned wood buildings include The RadiatorFramework (CEID), 38 Davis, Albina Yard, Framework (Pearl) and Carbon12.

The Portland Business Journal broke the news that the AMF Bowling Alley at 3031 SE Powell Blvd is set to be redeveloped for a ‘national retailer’. The Portland Mercury republished a statement from AMF expressing their plan to continue operating “for its remaining lease term and perhaps longer“.

The Hollywood Star News wrote about plans by Koz Development for a new six-story, 114-unit studio apartment building at 4708 NE Sandy Blvd—a site currently occupied by Umpqua Bank.

The Business Tribune reported that the remodeled Macy’s building downtown will officially be known as the Meier & Frank Building.

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Weekly Roundup: Carbon12, Framework, 38 Davis, and more

Carbon12

Path Architecture’s Carbon12 has now reached its full height, making it the tallest timber building in the USA

The Oregonian reported that new apartment construction has finally slowed rent growth — at least, at the high end.

While a proposed timber high rise in Manhattan has been cancelled, the DJC wrote about two tall Cross Laminated Timber buildings in Portland* that are moving ahead quickly: Carbon12 on N Williams; and Framework in the Pearl.

The Business Tribune had a look at moovel North America’s new headquarters at the Overland Warehouse in Old Town / Chinatown. Similarly, Portland Architecture toured Ankrom Moisan’s new home a few blocks away at 38 Davis.

Delays in getting new height limits approved as part of the Central City 2035 Plan are having knock on delays to Old Town Chinatown Block 33reported the Business Tribune.

The Portland Business Journal took a first look at what’s in store for the creative office space at the Meier & Frank Building, soon to be vacated by Macy’s.

Breakside Brewery unveiled its “Humongous, Hop-Focused Slabtown Brewery” at the Slabtown Marketplace, reported Portland Monthly.

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Landmarks Commission offers advice on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 (images)

A mixed use development on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 has gone before the Historic Landmarks Commission to receive Design Advice. The project by William Kaven Architecture for developer Guardian Real Estate Services would include retail, residential and offices uses, over three levels of below grade parking. The ground floor of the building would be almost entirely retail, while the four stories above it would be occupied by office space. The top five floors would include approximately 167 apartments units, with a mix of affordable and market rate units.

Old Town Chinatown Block 33

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Metro Reports: 140 SW Columbia, 550 SE MLK, 1335 SE Hawthorne and more

140 SW Columbia, as shown to the Design Commission last year for Design Advice

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.

Design Advance has been requested by Alliance Realty Partners for a project at 1337 E Burnside St:

New 6 Story mixed use 208 unit apartment building with residential, retail and parking on first floor with one level below grade parking for approximately 129 vehicle spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 15935 SE Division St:

Develop site into a storage facility. The site currently is a parking lot with two small commercial buildings.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 904 SW Gibbs St:

New mixed-use, multi-family residential building with possibility of daycare and cafe (at street level) to serve OHSU community.

A project at on the parking lot north of 1715 NW Couch St has been submitted for Type III Conditional Use Review by GBD Architects:

Type III Conditional Use Review – Intention at this time is to be vested under the current code; information to complete the application will be provided at a later date within the allowed 180-days.

new six story residential projecton a three-block conditional use site. Development includes one level of below grade parking to be operated as commercial use (maintaining parking for the cathedral) and a partial level at-grade to support residential units.

The project has also been submitted for Type III Design Review:

New six story residential project with one level of below grade parking to be operated as commercial use (maintaining parking for the cathedral) and a partial level at-grade to support residential units. Proposed development is located on a three-block conditional use site which will be submitted separately.

A project at 19 NE Ivy St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Path Architecture:

New mixed-use building with below-grade parking.

A project at 1732 NE 2nd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

New 6-story building with ground floor retail and one story of underground parking,

140 SW Columbia St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

New construction high-rise mixed-use housing with ground-level retail, housing lobby and service functions and above grade parking.

A project at 1500 NE Irving St has been submitted for Type III Design Review:

Construction of a new five story, 56,558 square foot multi dwelling building. Proposal includes Eighty units and a parking a garage. The proposed development is on a site with an existing office building and surface parking lot which will remain.

A project at 1327 NW 19th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by TVA Architects:

New 7-story apartment building with 100 residential units (75′ maximum height)

A project at 1111 NW 16th Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Koz Development:

Proposal for a new 94-unit, 6 story mixed-use apartment building.

550 SE MLK has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

14-story building (occupying half of a city block). The site is currently asphalt surface parking. Building will include 2 levels of below-grade parking, commercial retail at grade, hotel suites at levels 2-4, residential dwelling units on 5-13, and hotel amenity at level 14. Parking and loading access to the site will be off of Washington St (along the south edge of the site).

A project at 3714 SW Macadam Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Development of Block 40 in South Waterfront. Two buildings are proposed on the site (7-stories each), each with below grade structured parking. Single block mixed use development divided into 2 parcels.

Old Town Chinatown Block 33 has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by William Kaven Architecture:

Proposal is for new multi-story mixed use building.

A project at 5935 SW Virginia Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 30 unit apartment building , includes associated sitework

A project at 835 NE 93rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 2 story, 4 unit condo building with onsite parking and attached trash enclosures, includes associated sitework

A project at 1335 SE Stark St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction-new 4story multi-family apartment building containing 39 units and an enclosed parking garage on leve 1, structure type VA wood framed. Interior trash room. Mechanical permit to be DFS

A project with two buildings at 2105 NE Davis St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of 3 story 6-plex bldg with detached 102sf trash enclosure bldg B fronts NE Davis

New construction of 3 story 6-plex bldg with detached 102sf trash enclosure bldg A fronts NE Everett St

A project at 1616 NE Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review by Works Progress Architecture:

New 4 story mixed use building; retail first floor; 39 residential units on floors 2-4; interior trash enclosure; associated site work; tenant improvement to be applied separately

A project at 1621 NE 41st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by CIDA Architects:

New construction of a 5-story 17,775sf, with 27 units, mixed use building with 1,094sf of commercial space on the ground floor. Interior trash room. Electrical and mechanical to be deferred.

A project at 1335 SE Hawthorne Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4 story mixed use building with 39 units; retail first floor; interior trash enclosure; tuck in parking; separate tenant improvement permits; associated site work

A project at 8128 SE 6th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by BAMA Architecture and Design:

New 4 story multi family with basement, 29 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

A project at 1725 SE Tenino St has been submitted for building permit review by Urban Development Group:

New 4 story multi family 79 unit apartment building with subgrade parking; associate site work

A project at 2880 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story, mixed use, 65 unit apartment building with tuck under enclosed parking, interior trash and recycle room; on-site stormwater treatment, site improvements, and landscape***w/17-112414-MT***

A project at 4540 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of new 4 story apartment building (44 units); garage on first floor;

A project at 625 NE Randall Ave has been submitted for building permit review by MOA Architecture:

New four story 5 unit apartment complex

A project at 5035 NE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by SERA Architects:

Construct new 2 story building core and shell, no occupancy, to include on ground floor covered parking, 2 restrooms, bike storage, trash enclosure, and associated site work.***mechanical permit 17-110802MT****

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for a project at 3303 N Mississippi Ave / 919 N Cook St:

New construction of 6 story mixed use building with loading on first floor and industrial service uses in remainder (office)

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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Metro Reports: 4W Tower, Press Blocks, 10th & Yamhill Garage, and more

Context drawing for the proposed 4W tower by ZGF Architects

Context drawing for the proposed 4W tower 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.

Design Advice has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project on Old Town Chinatown Block 33 at 125 NW 4th Ave:

Discuss a full block mixed use development Full Block mixed use development with 5 levels of residential over 4 levels office over ground floor retail/market and lobby with 2 levels of below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Waechter Architecture for a project at 1610 SE Tolman St:

Construction of a new Commercial Mixed Use building to share a site with existing Dairy Queen drive through restaurant.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3249 SE Division St:

Proposal is for a five story building consisting of four floors of residential units a top ground floor retail and vehicle parking. 19 parking spaces and one loading bay are proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 4303 N Albina Ave:

Proposal is to build a community of eight micro houses on two 5,000 sf sites. Existing dwelling to remain.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2231 NW Pettygrove St:

Proposal is to build micro unit apartments with kitchens in each apartment and do a density transfer of 4:1 FAR.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for the PCC Child Development Center at 11900 SW 49th Ave:

Development of Child Development Center – includes alterations to an existing building on the campus (south classroom building) as well as the construction of a new free-standing building.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by FFA Architecture & Interiors to discuss the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park Renovation:

Pre-application conference to discuss the alterations proposed to the Smart Park Garage that include replace existing stairways/elevators, new signage and awnings, reconstruct the entrances and ROW encroachments. Green roofs are under construction for new areas.

A project at 1340 SE 9th Ave has been submitted for a Type III Conditional Use Review by Scott Edwards Architecture:

Existing 1 and 2 story factory use building on 2 blocks to be re-used and upgraded for creative office, factory, and small retail.

A project at 408 SE 105th Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review:

Proposal is for a 13-unit apartment buidling.

The 4W tower at 419 SW Washington St has been submitted for Type III Design Review by Greystar Real Estate Partners:

New building – with 400 market-rate residential rental units with below grade parking.

The Press Blocks at 817 SW 17th Ave have been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

Proposal is to develop one full and one-half block for residential tower and office plus retail. 447 below grade parking space and 577 bike parking spaces.

The SW 3rd & Ash mixed use building has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

New 6-story mixed-use building with approx. 8640 sq. ft of ground-level retail, 133 market-rate residential units and 63 below-grade parking spaces. proposed.

A project at 7707 SE Alder St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construction of new 6 plex building, 3 story, includes site utilities, detached trash enclosure is less than 120 sf

A project at 7667 N Westanna Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story 4 plex with tuck under garages, 2 units on lowest level, 2 units on main level that include upper level, no detached trash enclosure shown on plans, includes associated site work

A project with two buildings at 1329 N Skidmore St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story apartment building with 12 units

New 3 story apartment building with 12 units

A project at 6035 NE Flanders St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct 3 story, 4 plex building with 2 tuck under garages, 2 units on lowest level, 2 main floor units with upper levels above, no detached trash area, includes associated site work

A project at 2027 SE Harold St has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (4) unit apartment building with associated site work

A building permit was issued for the Tesla Showroom at 4330 SW Macadam Ave:

Remove interior partition walls, new walls to create showroom, offices, storage. New exterior ada ramp, new exterior door on south elevation.

A building permit was issued for a project at 4405 SE Belmont St (previously 4335 SE Belmont St):

New 4 story, 63 unit apartment building with onsite parking, site utilities and landscaping

A building permit was issued to Encore Architects for a project at 1411 NW Quimby St (previously 1400 NW Raleigh):

New 6-story apartment building, 135 units, 11 live/work units, ground level retail and parking.