- There were no City Council or Design Commission hearings this week, due to the Christmas holiday.
- In “Closing Time” the Willamette Week wrote about the many Portland bars that will have closed by the end of 2014, including Magic Gardens, which closes on New Year’s Eve. The strip club occupied a space in the Overland Warehouse Company building, which is due to be converted into creative office space.
- An article by Brian Libby at Citylab asked whether Jordan Schnitzer can save Centennial Mills.
- The Portland Chronicle published photos of Spring Market at SE 31st and Hawthorne, which is slated to be redeveloped by VWR Development and TVA Architects as a mixed use building with apartments over retail.
- Another blog post at the Portland Chronicle contained photos of the Pearl garage set to be torn down for Vallaster Corl’s Couch9 project.
- In “Nerves of steel: Building the Park Avenue West Tower in Portland” the Oregonian published photos and wrote about the construction of the skyscraper set to be the third tallest building in the city.
Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes a list of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.
SERA have requested early assistance on a project at 1133 SW Market St:
New 9-story market rate apartment building (approximately 100 units)
Lever Architecture have requested early assistance on a project at N Albina & N Blandena:
EA with infrastructure in Design Overlay Zone
G28 Investments LLC have requested early assistance on a project at 440 NE 28th Ave, the site of the recently demolished Lucky Inn:
New 4 story mixed use building. Ground floor retail with 3 floors of rental units
An apartment building is proposed at 1640 SE Tacoma St:
Construction for new four story apartment building over a concrete parking lot with retail space
GBD Architects have requested a Pre-Application Conference for a project on Block 294 of the Conway masterplan:
Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for two new mixed-use buildings with approximately 370 new units including 600 underground vehicle parking spaces and 500 bike parking spaces on the Conway Master Plan site.
Emerick Architects have applied for a Historic Resource Review for improvements to the Overland Warehouse Company building at 205 NW 4th Ave:
Historic Resource Review for exterior improvements
A permit has been issued for the demolition of the vacant University Post Office at SW 6th & Market, which is now owned by St Mary’s Academy:
Demolish 2 story post office builidng, cap sewer, remove all debris no fill greater than 24″. Remove all foundations and debris. Cap utilities. Decommissioning inspection required. Scope of work does not include removal of trees.