Metro Reports: PCC Metro Center, Market Street Apartments, 5802 SE 92nd, and more

The new PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center, designed by Bora Architects, has been submitted for building permit review.

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. This post covers August 2nd, 2021 to August 8th, 2021.

Design Advice has been requested by McGuirl Designs & Architecture for the Market Street Apartments at 1541 SW Market St:

New affordable housing, multi-family building. 8 stories. 125 dwelling units. 2 Off-street loading zones. Stormwater disposal utilizing flow through planters.

A project at 5802 SE 92nd Ave has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check by Otak:

The proposed project is a multifamily residential building with 47 units and a commercial space in a 5-story building. The building will be connected to an existing 3-story building on the same site. Storm water for the existing building will remain as-is and the new portion of the building will handle storm water via an on-site drywell. No on-site parking will be provided.

A project at 6116 NE Willow St has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check:

New 9 unit apartment

A project at 10413 E Burnside St has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Inland Oregon:

We are proposing to build a 211 unit six story (5 wood over 1 concrete) apartment building with one level of underground parking. Units will be restricted to households earning no more than 60% AMI.

A project at 605 SE Spokane St has been submitted for building permit review by Studio Cropp:

Single PDF – construct new 3-story, 8 unit residential complex. 4 units are 2-story and 4 units are single story on ground floor with associated site work.

A project at 2510 SE 21st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Allusa Architecture:

Single PDF – construct new 2-story restaurant.

The PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center at 5600 NE 42nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New two-story, approximately 50,000 sf office building and training center with a mass timber structural system. Includes classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, career center, open office spaces, common areas, a community room, and a leased partner space (w/21-106109-MT). Trash/recycling area included (21-056112-CO).

Metro Reports: Volta, Alberta Alive – Grand Ave, PCC Metro Center, and more

Volta, shown in the center, is one of five buildings in the Central Eastside that are being collectively branded The Electric Blocks by owner Killian Pacific. The two-story 1940s building was formerly home to the Oregon Electric Group. Shown behind Volta is the proposed Highwire development, a six-story mass timber office building.

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. This post covers May 24th, 2021 to May 30th, 2021.

The redevelopment of the PCC Metro Center at 5600 NE 42nd Ave has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review:

Redevelopment of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center (PCC Metro Center) site. The two existing PCC buildings on site will be replaced by a new, multi-story building on the southwest corner of the site that will consolidate all of the college-related uses into a single facility. Adjustments requested to the following standards: 1. Reduce the amount of the NE 42nd Avenue frontage that will comply with the 10-foot maximum street lot line setback. 2. Reduce the minimum required landscaped setback adjacent to a residential zone from 10 feet to 8 feet along the north property line. 3. Reduce the main building entrance frequency required in the ¿m¿ overlay portion of the site. 4. Reduce the minimum parking space dimensions from 8.5 feet to 8 feet wide and from 18 feet to 17.5 feet long for some of the on-site parking spaces. 5. Increase the period of time permitted to defer compliance with the non-conforming upgrade requirements.

A project at 8115 SE Yamhill St has been submitted for building permit review:

Single PDF – new 9-unit 3-story apartment building and associated site work.

Alberta Alive – Grand Ave at 506 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

ALBERTA ALIVE – GRAND AVE – New five-story, 21 unit apartment building with ground floor common areas, indoor bike storage room, and central laundry; includes site work *** w/ 21-045684-MT ***

A building permit was issued for Volta at 1709 SE 3rd Ave:

Core and shell improvements for 2-story building; demo portions of exterior wall to create new main entrance and parking entrance; seismic upgrades; envelope upgrades; w/20-124557-MT

A building permit was issued to Works Progress Architecture for the Westwind Apartments at 355 NW 6th Ave:

Westwind Apartments – Construction of a new 7-story building with 28 residential units, 72 single room occupancies, offices, community spaces, and retail (with 20-169370-MT).

A building permit was issued for a project at 2925 SE Division St:

New 19-unit 3-story mixed use building w/19-268336-MT

Metro Reports: PCC Metro Center, Floor & Decor, NW Natural Response / Service Center, and more

Home Forward plans to build 92 units of affordable housing on NE Killingsworth St, as part of the redevelopment of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center. The housing will come after PCC constructs a new building on the west side of the site, allowing for the existing building to be demolished.

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. This post covers October 12th, 2020 to October 18th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker for a project at 5600 NE 42nd Ave, a part of the redevelopment of the PCC Metro Center:

4-story, approximately 94,000 sq ft of mixed-use building with 92 dwelling units and ground floor commercial space.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a revised concept for 550 SE MLK:

The proposed development is for a 7-story building occupying a site at SE MLK Blvd. and Stark Street – the site is slightly smaller than a half-block, at 17,900 square-feet. The proposed building is planned as a “5-over-2” structure, with 5 levels of Type III wood construction, over 2 levels of Type I concrete construction. The building will remain within the code-allowed height limits of the most restrictive construction type (85 feet), with the highest occupiable floor at a height of less than 75 feet from the lowest point on site (not a high-rise). The building uses include an at-grade parking garage, along with commercial retail spaces, residential amenities and a lobby at the ground floor and residential dwelling units of varying sizes at levels 2 – 7. Parking for the development will be accommodated at grade within the building shell, with multi-level, automated parking stackers and surface parking stalls. Outside of the parking stacker pit structures, no basement level is planned for this project. Two Standard B loading stalls are also accommodated within the garage structure. The garage will be accessible through a 20-foot wide gate located on SE Washington Street, approximately 55 feet east of the SE MLK Blvd. intersection.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to discuss a project at 1838 N Argyle St:

Lot consolidation and development of an 8-story multi-family housing building with ground floor units, retail, structured parking. Level 2 amenity.

A building permit is under review for the Floor & Decor at 11919 N Jantzen Dr:

PDOX PS – new 1-story building for flooring retailer with associated sitework w/20-203128-mt

A building permit was issued for a project at 210 SE Madison St:

Shell only -partial change of occupancy; no occupancy this permit. Renovation of basement, main floor, second. Relocate egress stairs, reconfigure building interior, new roof, storefront & windows, infill existing openings at exterior walls. Replace exit stair in R.O.W. See 19-267995-MT.

A building permit was issued for the NW Natural Response / Service Center at 2600 SE 9th Ave:

New Response/Service Center Facility for NW Natural consisting of a fire-sprinklered 3-story office building and attached 2-story storage building, with detached trash enclosure under separate permit. Includes reconfiguration of parking and associated site work *** DFS for pre-fabricated metal building *** w/19-186013-MT *** Site demoliton work added 12/9/19, see Comments ***

NW NATURAL PHASE 1B – Infill of pits on south portion of site for new parking lot, driveway, landscaping, and stormwater facilities

News Roundup: Collective Oregon Eateries, Ankeny Apartments, Alberta Alive!, and more

The Collective Oregon Eateries food hall is currently under construction.

The Black real estate developer behind the Ankeny Apartments claims he was discriminated against by Prosper Portland, reports Willamette Week.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the proposed Multnomah County Behavioral Health Center which will be a “sustainable project for a vulnerable population“.

Eater Portland wrote about the Collective Oregon Eateries (or CORE), the “huge new food cart pod coming to SE 82nd“. CORE will initially open as a food cart hub, with an indoor food hall to follow.

The Skanner wrote about Self Enhancement, Inc and Community Development Partners’ plans for the Alberta Alive! development, which will include 52 units of affordable housing split on NE Alberta St, split between sites at NE 8th and Alberta and NE Grand and Alberta.

Building on History wrote about the City Council hearing regarding the re-adoption of Central City 2035 and heights in the New Chinatown / Japantown Historic District.

The Business Tribune profiled the planned rebuild of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center which include a new building at the corner of NE 42nd and Killingsworth and 90 units of affordable housing on the site of the current building.

Metro Reports: PCC Metro Center, PUC Affordable Housing Initiative, 1500 NE Sandy, and more

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. This post covers May 11th, 2020 to May 17th, 2020.

Portsmouth Union Church intends to build 20 units of affordable housing on their N Lombard St property.

Early Assistance has been requested for the redevelopment of the PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center at 5600 NE 42nd Ave:

Redevelop PCC Metropolitan Workforce Training Center (Metro Center) on west side of site, develop new affordable multi-family housing on east side of site.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1500 NE Sandy Blvd:

This project is a retail development on a contiguous city block. Leasable retail space consists of approximately 16,000 sf total. 12,500 sf of the space is designated for a specialty grocer which includes a covered (WB-67) size truck loading dock, plus (+/-) 3,700 sf space for another retail tenant. There is one (1) level of subterranean parking consisting of (97) parking stalls. The parking plan utilizes the space under the sidewalks out to the edge of the street curb above (at 6 feet below grade). The project is requesting relief from street parking on both sides of NE 16th Ave. or NE Couch Street (depending on which option is used) to allow for truck maneuvering into the loading dock. The project is requesting the removal of the left turn restriction at NE 16th Ave. and NE Sandy Blvd for westbound truck traffic to allow trucks to travel southbound on NE 16th Ave., which will minimize truck circulation through the surrounding neighborhood. The general area has added a significant number of new apartment units and lacks a local grocery store. This development will eliminate a significant number of local automobile trips on NE Sandy Blvd. and NE Couch Street for residents east of the river looking for grocery shopping. The nearest large grocer is over a mile away to the east.

A project at 3334 N Williams Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Jones Architecture:

Core and shell renovation of a c.1916, 1 story, 5,483 SF building. Scope of work includes seismic upgrades, building services upgrade, and new energy code compliance. Exterior improvements include a new roof and parapets to meet current building code, new infill walls of storefront glazing, overhead sectional doors, tenant entry canopies, new & existing stucco repair, and new exterior lighting fixtures.

The PUC Affordable Housing Initiative at 4775 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 20 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework