Approval of 5020 Condos Upheld (images)

The Design Commission has upheld the staff level approval of the 5020 Condos, an affordable housing development on N Interstate Ave. The 6-story building, designed by Carleton Hart Architecture, will include 64 family sized units, ground floor commercial space and 14 parking stalls in a tuck under garage. 74 long term bicycle parking spaces will be provided.

The project is being developed in collaboration between Proud Ground and Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East. 2- and 3-bedroom units will be offered for sale at prices between $121,000 – $274,500, and kept permanently affordable through a community land trust.

5020 Condos
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Approval of 1935 N Killingsworth Upheld by Design Commission (images)

A staff level approval of a new mixed use building has been upheld by the Design Commission, following an appeal by the Overlook Neighborhood Association. The four story building, designed by Works Progress Architecture, will include 36 residential units over ground floor retail. The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing. 42 long-term bicycle parking spaces, mostly in a secured ground floor bike room. No vehicular parking is proposed.

1935 N Killingsworth St

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Nomad on N Interstate Receives Design Advice (images)

The Nomad mixed use development at N Interstate and Church St has gone in front of the Design Commission to receive optional Design Advice. The 7-story building is being designed by Works Progress Architecture for Ethos Development, and will include 130 residential units over ground retail and building amenity spaces. 22 at-grade parking stalls and 145 bicycle parking spaces are proposed. The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

Nomad 1431 N Church St

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Focus: Projects by Neighborhood

There are 95 neighborhoods recognized by Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Next Portland has now written posts about projects happening in 29 of them. In some of these neighborhoods we’ve written 20 or more posts; in almost half of them we’ve only written about one project. To a certain extent this reflects where development is happening: there are a number of cranes up in the Pearl for construction of high rises, while other neighborhoods don’t have a single pin on our map. It is also however a reflection of the fact that in the Central City Design Review is required for all projects; in other neighborhoods such as Northwest or Boise developers can choose between Design Review or the prescriptive Community Design Standards; while in other neighborhoods such as Richmond or Sunnyside projects never go through Design Review. As such there are sometimes no published images of large new buildings, even once they are under construction.

Over the past month we’ve added categories to all of our in depth posts. To see which neighborhoods we’ve written about the most, read on.


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Greeley & Killingsworth (images)

A development at N Greeley & Killingsworth by Works Partnership is currently under review for building permit. The project for Jacobsen Development Group consists of two 3-story buildings on an 11,1163 sq ft lot in the Overlook neighborhood. The building facing N Killingsworth will include 11 residential units and 1,680 sq of retail space at the ground floor. The building behind it will contain 15 residential units. No on site car parking is proposed. 29 long term and 2 short term bicycle parking spaces will be provided for the residential units, along with 2 long term and 2 short terms spaces for the retail spaces.


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Overlook Park Apartments

The Overlook Park Apartments are under construction at 3705 N Overlook Blvd, one lot west of N Interstate Avenue. The six story building will have 63 apartments, with a mix of studios and one or two bedroom units. One story of partially below grade parking is proposed, with room for 16 cars. This will be accessed via a new alleyway connecting to N Interstate Ave, along the edge of Overlook Park. 108 long term and 8 short bicycle spaces will be provided.

Exterior materials include ribbed metal panels, colored fiber cement panels and sheet metal panels.


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Daimler Trucks North America HQ under construction

The new headquarters for Daimler Trucks North America is under construction on Swan Island.  The project helps Daimler Trucks with its goal of consolidating its employees on Swan Island, where its Western Star Trucks and Freightliner Trucks brands are manufactured. The $150 million project was first announced in September 2013.  The Ankrom Moisan-designed building is expected to achieve LEED Platinum.


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