Weekly Roundup: Riverplace Redevelopment, Sideyard, Hyatt Centric, and more

The centerpiece of the Riverplace Redevelopment would be the “Portland Steps” at the corner of SW Montgomery Street and River Drive. The steps would lead people up to an elevated open space—and potentially to a bridge spanning over Harbor Drive to Naito Parkway.

Towers and terraces are imagined as part of the Riverplace Redevelopment, reports the Oregonian. At full build out the masterplan could include 2,500 apartments, 500 hotel rooms and 250,000 sq ft of office space.

Construction has finished* up at Sideyard, one of the “final pieces in the rapid redevelopment near the Burnside Bridge’s east end”, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Masia by chef Jose Chesa will open as the anchor restaurant for the Hyatt Centric hotel, reports Portland Monthly.

The Business Tribune reported on how the $70 million renovation of Neuberger Hall, now known as Fariborz Maseeh Hall, has breathed new life and light into the Portland State University building.

Some businesses still bristling at having to pay Portland’s clean energy tax, reports the Oregonian. Included in the tax on “large retailers” are general contractors working on large projects, for clients including OHSU.

Portland Architecture looked at whether Sustainable Building Week can revive “Portland’s lost momentum”.

Portland Public Schools is eyeing a summer deadline to finalize details of a 2020 construction bond. The measure could include upgrades to Cleveland, Jefferson and Wilson high schools.

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Lincoln High School Replacement Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the new Lincoln High School campus. The existing school will be replaced with a new 6-story, 102’ tall building with 281,000 sq ft of educational and support space. The design of the project is by Bora architects and Mayer Reed landscape architects.

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Lincoln High School Returns in Front of Design Commission (images)

The proposed replacement of Lincoln High School has returned in front of the Design Commission, for its fourth and final Design Advice Request (DAR) prior its full Design Review submission. The new campus is being designed by Bora architects and Mayer Reed landscape architects.

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Lincoln High School Replacement Receives Design Advice (images)

The project to replace Lincoln High School with a new 6-story building is working its way through the Design Advice Request (DAR) process. Three meetings in front of the Design Commission have been held to date, with the most recent in February. The new campus is being designed by Bora architects and Mayer Reed landscape architects.

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Weekly Roundup: Centennial Mills, 72 Foster, Oregon Harbor of Hope, and more

The recently completed 72 Foster building includes 101 units of affordable housing. It will also include a pizza restaurant at its ground floor.

Prosper Portland’s efforts to redevelop Centennial Mills have once again fallen through, with developer Lynd Corporate choosing not to move forward with a project on the site, reports Willamette Week.

The Oregonian reported that Portland Public Schools construction costs could top $1 billion and that “district officials lack ‘rationale or explanation’ for low-ball estimates.”

An appeal of the design review approval* for the Oregon Harbor of Hope shelter and navigation center went in front of the Design Commission, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Northwest Housing Alternatives’ latest affordable housing development at 9747 NE Glisan St, writes the Portland Business Journal.

Pizzeria Otto will open a second location in the ground floor of 72 Foster, reports the Oregonian.

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Roosevelt High School Modernization (images)

Thank you to our new contributor Kurt Sevits for writing this post.

Construction crews broke ground May 2 on a large modernization project at Roosevelt High School in St. Johns. The $96 million project will include renovation of some portions of the school, demolition of others and some new construction. Design work is by Bassetti Architects, a Seattle-based firm with offices in Portland.roosevelt_high__Page_03

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