News Roundup: West End Medical Center, PDX Concourse E, Benson High School, and more

The West End Medical Center is being designed by ZGF Architects for Rendina Healthcare Real Estate and The Portland Clinic.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about planned West End Medical Center at 804 SW 12th Ave. The seven-story, 140,000-square-foot medical office building will include a new downtown home for The Portland Clinic*.

The PDX Concourse E Extension had a soft opening in July. The Oregonian noted the project added the first new gates to the airport in twenty years. While work on the extension itself is complete, the Business Tribune wrote about how some concessions are not yet open due to the pandemic.

A proposed development at 2124 NW Flanders St would displace low-income residents, reports Street Roots. Writing after the project’s first hearing, Building on History described why the Historic Landmarks Commission has no power to deny or delay the demolition of the Nathan Simon House currently located on the site.

The Portland Public Schools board approved a $1.2 billion bond for November ballot, reported OPB. The bond will include funds to renovate Jefferson High School and to finish modernizing Benson High School. Building on Historic wrote about the proposed design for Benson High School, which was recently approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission.

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Weekly Roundup: PDX Concourse E, Block 216, Wells Fargo Center, and more

Construction is well underway at the PDX Concourse E Extension. The expanded concourse is set to open to the public in 2020.

The Business Tribune wrote about how the PDX Concourse E Extension is making Southwest Airlines at home.

The Daily Journal of Commerce broke the news that vendors at the 10th & Alder food cart pod have until June 30th to vacate the site. The carts and surface parking will be replaced by the Block 216 hotel, office and condominium tower.

After nearly 20 years in business, Myhre Group Architects will soon shut down, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the N Williams Center, which will include 60 units of affordable housing.

Eater Portland reports that Los Angeles “restaurant vet” Doug Miriello is opening a food hall at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Portland Diamond Project has received a 6-month extension to further study the Port of Portland Terminal 2 site, reports the Oregonian.

The Parking Minute argued against reducing parking minimums only where directly adjacent to transit, citing the example of the Dairy Apartments planned at 801 NE 21st Ave.

Metro Reports: Woody Guthrie Place, Block 216, 2275 NW Glisan, and more

2275 NW Glisan St, as presented to the Historic Landmarks Commission in March. The new building is proposed on the site of the 2016 gas explosion.

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 April 23rd to April 29th, 2018. 

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled and Design Advice requested by GBD Architects for a development on Block 216 at 936 SW Washington St:

DESIGN HEARING – Future code:project is a full block of mixed use; office, hotel and residential in a 33 story tower and podium configuration. Parking will be configured below grade in 4 1/2 levels. Gross floor area is approx. 750,000 SF above grade and 160,000 SF below grade. The project will be entitled in accordance with CC 2035 amendments.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects to discuss alterations to the Artist Repertory Theatre, necessary for a project at 1515 SW Morrison St to move ahead:

Future code: Proposal includes partial demolition of existing structure, reducing the existing theatre to the south half block and creating a mixed-use apartment tower to the north half. Retail lobby, and amenity area are proposed on the ground floor. Parking will be below grade. Alterations and improvements to the existing Artist Repertory Theatre within the south half of the block will be under a separate design review and permit. Approval by others.

Early Assistance has been requested by Sinan Gumusoglu Architecture for a project at 6532 N Interstate Ave:

Future code: remove single family house to build 3-story mixed-use apartment building. Building will have commercial space, one (1) residential unit on the first floor & three (3) residential units on the second floor, and three (3) residential units on the 3rd floor (7 units total). Flat roof will have AC units. Front elevation will have brick facade with balconies, store front at ground floor. Cement siding will also be used.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Doug Circosta Architect to discuss a project at 3436 SE 43rd Ave:

Future code: 60 new affordable rental living units and new chapel on CG zoned portion of property (changing to CM2).

A project at 2275 NW Glisan St (previously 510 NW 23rd Ave) has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Allied Works Architecture:

Four story mixed use residential building. Site is location of 2016 gas explosion.

A renovation of a building at 5845 NE Hoyt St has been submitted for building permit review:

Exterior renovation of existing 4 story multi family; demo and replace existing exterior cladding and windows; miscellaneous exterior improvements

A project at 7925 N Jersey St has been submitted for building permit review:

New construction of 3-story 6 unit apartment builiding with associated site work, no off-street parking provided

A building permit was issued for the Portland International Airport Concourse E Extension:

2 level, 800 lineal ft addition to existing concourse E, to include new hold rooms and concession areas.

A building permit was issued for a project at 2719 NE Flanders St:

New construction of 3 story 4-plex and site improvements.

A building permit was issued to Carleton Hart Architects for Woody Guthrie Place at 5800 SE 91st Ave:

New 4-story, 64-unit building septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

Weekly Roundup: 72Foster, University of Portland residences, 1320 Broadway and more

5350 N Willamette Blvd by Soderstrom Architects

New student housing at the University of Portland, by Soderstrom Architects

Eater PDX wrote that restaurant Touché is “in a weird sort of limbo” as they wait for news about the fate of their building. The historic Firehouse #3 may be demolished to make way for a 12 story building at 505 NW 14th Ave.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of an under construction residence hall at the University of Portland. The building at 5350 N Willamette Blvd by Soderstrom Architects will include “three above-grade floors of student living units, a ground-floor student worship space, student lounge, and office/retail space.”

The Foster Powell blog wrote about the 72Foster affordable housing development, which will include 108 housing units and commercial space lining SE Foster.

The Oregonian reported that Portland area rents rose 13 percent over the past year, however noted that “a wave of new construction slowed the price appreciation a little since the fall and caused the vacancy rate to tick upward.”

Mayor Hales has proposed an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that would prohibit new drive throughs in the Central City and limit them elsewhere, reports the Willamette Week.

A Vancouver, WA have donated $12 million to OHSU, which will go towards the patient housing being built as part of the Center for Health and Healing South project.

An 86 year old funeral home may be demolished, reported the Portland Chronicle. The building is located at 20 NE 14th Ave, a site where the Bureau of Development Services recently received an Early Assistance application to discuss a six-story mixed-use building with 190 residential units.

Elemental Technologies will move their headquarters into the 1320 Broadway building. The building was formerly home to The Oregonian, and is currently in the middle of a major renovation.

Portland Architecture talked with Stuart Emmons, an architect who is running against incumbent Steve Novick for a seat on the Portland City Council.

Portland International Airport is reevaluating its $98 million Concourse E Expansion, according to The Oregonian. Portland based Horizon Air recently ordered 30 Embraer E175 jets, which can be board via jetbridges. The airport’s original expansion plan was designed for the Bombardier Q400 plans Horizon currently flies, which typically board from the ground.

KPTV reported that a demonstration was held by the group “Stop Demolishing Portland” outside 3336 SE Belmont, which is set to be redeveloped with a three story mixed use building.

Coworking and shared office company Regus opened a space in the Pearl West office building this week, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The St Francis Park Apartments received a $9.5 million loan from KeyBank, reported the Portland Business Journal. The Central Eastside building will include 106 units of affordable housing.

Thru Magazine wrote about a Design Week Portland panel discussion about the future of the Central Eastside. The event was hosted by Bora Architects, who showcased their Water Avenue Yards concept.

The PSU Vanguard reported that the Portland State Vikings celebrated a groundbreaking for the PSU Viking Pavilion ahead of their annual spring game.


Weekly Roundup: PDX Concourse E Extension, Grant High Modernization, Redd on Salmon Street and more

Portland International Airport Concourse E Extension

Portland International Airport Concourse E Extension

The Oregonian published images of the Portland International Airport Concourse E Extension, which will be used by Horizon Air. As part of a large project, Alaska Airlines will move from the south side of the airport to the north, while United will relocate from the north to the south.

Portland Architecture made the case for the preservation of Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, as new study has come out with multiple options for the building.

The Portland Business Journal reported that the office space in Park Avenue West is now entirely leased, with Morgan Stanley taking the final two available floors. Leasing has also begun on the apartment units.

Mahlum have been selected as the architects for the Grant High School Modernization, according to the Hollywood Star News. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in 2017.

The latest retail tenant at the LL Hawkins and Slabtown Marketplace is the Consolidated Community Credit Union, reported the Portland Business Journal.

A four story, 30 unit mixed use building is proposed for 1515 SE 44th Ave. The Portland Chronicle looked at the existing house on the site, which may or may not be demolished as part of the project.

Thomas Robinson of Lever Architecture was interviewed on OPB’s ‘Think Out Loud’ about Framework, the planned 12 story wood building set to go up in the Pearl.

The Redd on Salmon Street has won a design award for resilience, according to the Portland Business Journal.

The Portland Chronicle covered the history of an industrial building in Sellwood at 8222 SE 6th Ave, set to be replaced by a mixed use development.

Construction on The Ella in South Waterfront is moving into its final phases, according to the Portland Business Journal. The 6 story building utilized a pre-fabricated wood framing system, which minimized construction waste on site.