Weekly Roundup: 619 SW 11th Ave, 2815 SW Barbur, Cosmopolitan on the Park, and more

619 SW 11th Ave

The 15 story hotel at 619 SW 11th Ave is being designed by SERA Architects for developer Mortenson.

The Bureau of Development Services permit center will be closed on Monday*, reports the DJC, to enable BDS employees to attend the memorial service for Rick Best. Best, an employee of the bureau, was one of the two men killed on the MAX a week ago.

A 2017 groundbreaking is planned for the hotel at 619 SW 11th Aveaccording to the Business Tribune.

Barcelona based restaurant Can Font has opened in the Cosmopolitan on the Park, reports Eater Portland.

The Oregonian took a look at the Hi-Lo Hotelnow open in the renovated Oregon Pioneer Building.

Construction on the first phase of Under Armour’s new Portland home at 2815 SW Barbur is nearing completion, writes the Portland Business Journal. A zone change that will allow a further story to be added was recently approved by the city council.

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Weekly Roundup: Goat Blocks, Hi-Lo Hotel, Karl Miller Center, and more

Businesses have started to open in the Goat Blocks development

Eugene-based grocery store Market of Choice opened last week in the Goat BlocksThe Portland Business Journal published photos of the new grocery store and the adjacent Orchard Supply Hardware. Schilling Cider, which plans the “world’s largest cider taproom” has set an opening date of June 16th.  

Eater PDX took a look at Alto Bajo, the modern Mexican restaurant opening tomorrow in the Hi-Lo Hotel.

Residents of Multnomah Village are challenging Portland’s recently passed Comprehensive Plan, writes the Portland Tribune.

The DJC wrote about how the project team behind the PSU Karl Miller Center is zeroing in on a LEED platinum rating*.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the current state of the construction market in Portland, with hotel development being particularly strong.

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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: 9101 Foster, 1725 SE Tenino, Hotel Chamberlain, and more

9101 SE Foster

9101 Foster by Hacker

A gas explosion in NW Portland destroyed the 110 year old Wilfred & Gustav Burkhardt Building, and caused significant damage to nearby buildings including Allied Works’ Ann Sacks Residence at 2281 NW Glisan St. The explosion happened after an underground gas pipeline was struck by a subcontractor performing pre-construction work at the site of the future Restoration Hardware.

The DJC wrote about the partnership* between Beam Development and Urban Development + Partners, who first collaborated on the Central Eastside building SlateFuture projects include the adaptive reuse of the Hotel Chamberlain at 509 SE Grand Ave, a 13-story mixed-use development at 550 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, and a mid-rise creative office building at 525 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

Construction finished over the summer at Milwaukie Way, the Westmoreland retail development that wraps around Relish gastropub. The Portland Business Journal took a look at how it turned out.

Eater reported that Catalan restaurant Can Font will open a second location, in the ground floor of the Cosmopolitan on the Park.

The Oregonian reported that modern Mexican restaurant Alto Bajo will open early next year in the Hi Lo Hotel.

The Portland Mercury reported that Sellwood burger restaurant Mike’s Drive-In is likely to be replaced by new apartments. Developer UDG recently requested Early Assistance for a 78 unit residential building at 1725 SE Tenino St.

Portland Architecture discussed the design of Portland Art Museum’s proposed Rothko Pavilion with museum director Brian Ferriso.

The Portland Business Journal reported that a groundbreaking ceremony for 9101 Foster was planned for Sunday. The PDC developed building in Lents Town Center will include 54 apartments–16 of which will be affordable housing–and 9,000 sq ft of retail space.

Kevin Howard of Northwest Self Storage wrote in the Portland Business Journal about the boom and the impending bust of self-storage facilities in Portland.

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Focus: 20 new hotels proposed for Portland

When construction activity first started to return to Portland around 2012 it seemed like all that was being built was apartments. While residential still dominates the construction industry, other sectors of the market have started to return. In the last year there has been been a noticeable increase in the number of hotels proposed in Portland. Next Portland counts at least 20 hotels either proposed, going through Design Advice / Design Review, being reviewed for building permits or under construction. Together these represent over 3000 new rooms, a substantial number for a city that had 25,924 rooms in its metro area as of 2014.

It is unlikely that every single hotel on this list will be built; some of the Early Assistance application may represent property owners performing a feasibility study, and there is always the possibility of a downturn in the economy. Even still, it’s clear that Portland is going to have a substantially larger number of hotels in just a couple years. Click through to see the full list, arranged by number of rooms.

1 – Hyatt Regency at the Convention Center

Number of rooms: 600+
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects, ESG Architects
Status: Design Advice

Hyatt Hotel at the Oregon Convention Center

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Metro Reports: 514 SE Belmont, Zidell Blocks 4 & 6, Oregon Pioneer Building and more

514 SE Belmont St

514 SE Belmont St by Vallaster Corl Architects

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

Vallaster Corl Architects have requested Design Advice for 514 SE Belmont:

DAR to discuss a Type III Historic Resource Review for a new 15-story mixed-use building with ground level retail, parking (approx. 90 spaces) on the 2nd and 3rd floors and 193 residential units on the upper floors.

GBD Architects have requested Design Advice and scheduled a Pre Application Conference to discuss development on Zidell Block 4 and Zidell Block 6 at the Zidell Yards:

Design Advice Request for project which includes the simultaneous design and development of two separate office buildings on Blocks 4 & 6 of the Zidell property in South Waterfront.

Pre-application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review and Type II Greenway Review for a project which includes the simultaneous design and development of two separate office buildings, in separate portions of the large site, identified as Blocks 4 & 6 of the Zidell property in South Waterfront. The buildings will have multiple stories and below-grade parking. This proposal was initially discussed at an Early Assistance meeting- EA 15-116928.

Mackenzie have requested Early Assistance to discuss at a project at 6006 NE Holladay St:

Proposal is for a development of a self-storage facility.

YBA Architects have requested Early Assistance to discuss at a project at 1505 NE Killingsworth St:

Proposed four story development with three stories residential on the upper floors and grd floor retail.

Fosler Portland Architecture have applied for a building permit for a project at 8510 N Ivanhoe:

New three story, 20 unit apartment complex; on site bike parking and trash enclosure; no onsite parking

A building permit is under review for a project at 1314 NE Dekum St:

New 3 story (28 unit) apartment building; see comments re: review by State Of Oregon Building Codes Division

A building permit is under review for a project by LRS Architects at 2330 NW Raleigh St:

New four story, 40 unit apartment complex with lobby; on site bike parking and interior trash enclosure;including site work 

A building permit is under review for a project at 2311 SE 11th Ave:

New 6 unit apartment complex with eco roof and attached trash enclosure

A building permit is under review for a project by Wright Architecture at 2416 SE 60th Ave:

Construct new 2 story office building, main floor is chiropractice clinic, 2nd floor is office space, detached trash enclosure and bike parking are both less than 120 sf in area, includes associated site work

A building permit was issued to Waterleaf Architecture for a portion of the Lloyd Center Remodel:

Renovation of existing regal cinema space, into creative office with change in occupancy from a to b; newly configured and framed mezzanine; new entrance court with trellis element; new stair and ramp system on west side of the building; new windows throughout the building***see 15-113702-fa for demolition***

A building permit was issued for the conversion of the Oregon Pioneer Building into a hotel:

Occupancy for conversion of existing historic building with leased commercial to high-end boutique hotel with leased commercial on ground floor. Huber’s will remain open and is not included in this scope of work. Proposed exterior as approved in LU-14-120725 HR

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 8315 SE Brooklyn St:

New 9 unit 3 story apartment building

A building permit was issued to Carleton Hart Architecture for Miracles Central:

New 6 story mixed use building. 1st floor consists of offices and common areas, floors 2-6 contain 47 apartment units, associated site work included, storwater facilities

A building permit was issued for a project at 1125 SE Harrison St:

New 3 unit building; 3 story

Oregon Pioneer Building to be converted into a hotel

A building permit is under review for the conversion of the Oregon Pioneer Building at SW 3rd & Stark into a boutique hotel. The historic building was purchased in January 2014 by Palo Alto-based developer BPR Properties, who specialize in hospitality projects. The architects for the conversion are Arris Studio of San Luis Obispo. The building is home to Huber’s Cafe, which will continue to operate, and possibly serve the new hotel.

The Oregon Pioneer Building in 1979

The Oregon Pioneer Building in 1979 (National Parks Service)

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