News Roundup: Rocket Empire Machine, Troy Laundry, SW Park Ave Apartments, and more

The SW Park Apartments, proposed for a site at the corner of SW Park and Clifton, would include 89 residential units, affordable to those earning 60% or less of Median Family Income.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the SW Park Apartments, an 11-story modular building which will include 89 units of affordable housing*.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about Montavilla’s new food hall, Rocket Empire Machine.

There has been a breakthrough on a Community Benefits Agreement for the Broadway Corridor, reports NW Labor Press. The agreement will be in front of the Prosper Portland board on Wednesday August 12th, alongside a Disposition and Development Agreement with developer Continuum Partners.

Building on History wrote about two projects proposed on the same block: the renovation of the Troy Laundry Building; and the new apartment building at 1010 SE Ash.

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News Roundup: Broadway Corridor, Albina Vision, 823 NE 29th, and more

Broadway Corridor
Negotiations over a Community Benefits Agreement for the Broadway Corridor are reported to have ground to a halt.

Kerns neighbors are protesting a three-story, 19-unit apartment building planned for 823 NE 29th Ave, reports the Hollywood Star News.

NW Labor Press wrote about a roadblock in plans for the Broadway Corridor. Negotiations over a Community Benefits Agreement, between the Healthy Communities Coalition, Prosper Portland and developer Continuum Partners, are reported to have “ground to a halt”.

The trust behind the Albina Vision has selected architecture firm El Dorado to move forward with planning work, reports the Portland Tribune.

An op-ed in the Daily Journal of Commerce asked “whose story and who decides?“* when it comes to historic preservation.

A noose was discovered at the construction site for the PSU Fourth + Montgomery Building, reports the Portland Business Journal.

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Weekly Roundup: Broadway Corridor, Parallax, Hyatt Centric, and more

Broadway Corridor
The Broadway Corridor master plan will guide the redevelopment of the 32 acre post office site in the Pearl.

A masterplan for the Broadway Corridor went in front of the Design Commission last week. The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that Commissioners had questions* about the “buildings’ podium heights, the curb-less Green Loop on the North Park Blocks and the arrangement of buildings on developable blocks.”

Eater Portland took a look inside Masia, the “spacious new Spanish restaurant” from the team behind Ataula at the Hyatt Centric.

As one of their “reasons to love Portland right now” Willamette Week wrote about how street artists turned the former Sunshine Dairy into a temporary work of art. The building will ultimately be demolished to make way for the Dairy Apartments.

The Parallax Apartments at 4018 N Williams incorporates a mural by artist Tom Cramer, whose works was previously found on the warehouse located on the same site, reports the Business Tribune.

The Oregonian took a first look at the newest Green Zebra location, which has opened in the ground of Division Street Station at 2595 SE 50th Ave.

The sudden closure of Concordia University spells uncertainty for programs at the recently rebuilt Faubion Elementary School, reports the Oregonian.

An audit found that more than $200 million spent by Portland in Lents shows mixed results, reports the Oregonian.

The historic Jantzen Beach Carousel could find a home as part of the Portland Diamond Project, reports KATU.

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Weekly Roundup: Scott Edwards HQ, PSU Science Building One, Nesika Illahee, and more

Architecture firm Scott Edwards will expand its existing headquarters on East Burnside.

Local tech entrepreneurs Christine and David Vernier have given Portland State University $4.5 million to support a major renovation of Science Building One, reports the Oregonian.

The Portland City Council was given an update on the Broadway Corridor last week. The Portland Business Journal wrote about the Healthy Communities Coalition’s efforts to ensure social benefits, including wage standards and diversity. The Oregonian reported that Portland Parks and Recreation will soon develop the block in front of PNCA, as a first step in the extension of the North Park Blocks.

OPB wrote about Nesika Illahee, a first of its kind affordable housing development for Native Americans that opened last week.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about architecture firm Scott Edwards’ plan to expand its headquarters* at 2525 E Burnside St so that it can fit all of its staff in one location.

Apple plans to take space ($) in the recently completed 7 Southeast Stark, reports the Portland Business Journal.

The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that Portland officials to need better justification for allowing 200′ tall buildings in parts the Chinatown-Japantown historic district, reports the Oregonian.

Hotels near the Block 216 construction site are handing out earplugs to their guests, reports Willamette Week.

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Focus: The 25 Most Popular Posts Of 2019

Block 216
For the second year in a row, a post about the Block 216 tower was the most popular post on Next Portland.

2019 was the fifth full year that Next Portland has been in operation. Over the course of the year 145 articles were published.

In contrast to 2017 and 2018, the most popular articles of the year were generally ones published this year. The lone article in the list published before 2018 was about Eleven West, which was approved in 2017 but only recently submitted for permit.

Four of the most popular post were about high rise towers: Block 216; Eleven West, Toyoko Inn; the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences; and the Holden of Pearl. Two posts in the list were about large site master plans, the Broadway Corridor and OMSI Masterplan.

In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

25. 1634 SW Alder St Receives Design Advice (images)
24. Moxy Hotel Approved by Design Commission (images)
23. Design Commission Approves 1715 SW Salmon Mixed Use (images)
22. Modera Morrison Receives Design Advice (images)
21. 3000 SE Powell Receives Design Advice (images)
20. Morningstar at Laurelhurst Returns in Front of Design Commission (images)
19. Lincoln High School Replacement Approved by Design Commission (images)
18. Holden of Pearl Senior Housing Approved (images)
17. Hyatt Place & Allison Residences Goes in Front of Design Commission (images)
16. Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A Approved by Design Commission (images)
15. Dairy Apartments Receive Design Advice (images)
14. Live Nation at Zidell Yards Receives Design Advice (images)
13. PAE Living Building Approved by Landmarks Commission (images)
12. Design Commission Approves 140 SW Columbia St (images)
11. Approval of 5020 Condos Upheld (images)
10. Saltwood Development in the Con-way Masterplan Approved (images)
09. Broadway Corridor Masterplan Receives Design Advice (images)
08. Unbuilt Projects From The First Five Years of Next Portland
07. Holden of Pearl Receives Design Advice (images)
06. OMSI Masterplan Receives Design Advice (images)
05. The Landing at Macadam Receives Design Advice (images)
04. Pepsi Blocks Phase IA Receives Design Advice (images)
03. Toyoko Inn Receives Design Advice (images)
02. Design Commission Approves Eleven West (Images)
01. Design Commission Approves Block 216 Tower (images)

Weekly Roundup: Broadway Corridor, KEX Hotel, and the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center

The planned extension of NW Johnson St through the former post office site will include wide sidewalks and a two-way cycle track.

The long awaited Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center opened last week, reports the Oregonian. The new hotel includes 600 guest rooms and 39,000 sq ft of meeting areas.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about how NW Johnson will become the main street* of the Broadway Corridor.

The Portland Business Journal took a look inside the KEX Hotel, which brings a slice of Iceland to Portland’s Eastside.

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Metro Reports: Broadway Corridor, Society 42, Findley Commons, and more

A building permit is under review for Ethos Development’s Society 42 apartments.

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 28th to November 3rd, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested for a renovation and addition to the University of Portland Physical Plant Building:

Complete renovation of the Physical Plant building that will also include an extensive addition. A pedestrian plaza will replace the existing upper parking lot and connect to the main campus quad east of Shiley Hall. A few heritage trees will be preserved to help define public outdoor space. A new outdoor plaza space will be created on the west side of the building to support student project space and provide on grade access to Level 2. A new building mounted canopy is planned to create covered outdoor work space ouside the Adaptable Large Projects spaces on Level 1, on the north side of the building. Demolish much of Level 3 of the existing building and then expand it and build a new Level 4 on top. A new parking garage is proposed to be located along the west bluff, and will incorporate four levels of teired parking (accommodating 208 standard size parking stalls and 9 ADA sized stalls. This building also includes storage, electrical, and mechanical rooms on the lowest level.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Koble Creative Architecture to discuss a project at 232 NE 97th Ave:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a ten-story, 309,060 square foot mixed use building. There are approximately 317 residential units and 3,565 square feet of ground floor commercial space. A proposed new public street, NE Davis Street, would run east/west along the southern edge of the property. Below grade structured parking is proposed with 119 spaces. The access to the parking is from NE Davis.

The Broadway Corridor redevelopment has been submitted for a Type III Central City Master Plan:

Central City Master Plan with an adjustment requested to required active use zones on Lovejoy and Hoyt Streets.

Findley Commons at 5415 SE Powell Blvd has been submitted for a Type III Conditional Use Review:

100-day Review Timeline. The applicant is proposing to construct a new residential structure that includes 20 multi-family units and 15 group living units and will reduce the parking area on the site from 50 spaces to 34 spaces. The applicant is also seeking a lot confirmation to establish four existing legal lots that would compose (and create) a discrete area for the residential project. Parking would be shared between the residential and church uses.

The Society 42 apartments at NE 42nd & Prescott have been submitted for building permit review by Koble Creative Architecture:

New 3 story apartments containing (3) dwelling units; (1) on each floor with (6) sleeping units on the main level; sleeping units have access to cooking facility in main level dwelling unit; interior trash enclosure; associated site work to include patio, landscaping and storm water management; no on site parking; new retaining wall along west and south property line

A building permit was issued to Architecture Building Culture for a project at 6712 N Montana Ave:

New 3 story, 11 unit apartment building. Main floor to include lobby, bike room, and 3 apartment units, 4 units each on 2nd floor and 3rd floor. Includes site work, landscaping, bike parking and covered trash area ***w/ 19-130244-MT***

A building permit was issued for a project at 7171 SE Knight St:

New construction of 3 story, 12-unit apartment building, includes associated sitework

Broadway Corridor Masterplan Receives Design Advice (images)

A master plan for the redevelopment of the former Post Office site in the Pearl District has been presented to the Design Commission. Known as the Broadway Corridor, the full build-out the site will include approximately 4 million square feet of new commercial, employment, and residential development. The concepts by ZGF Architects build on the 2015 Framework Plan, which was used as part of the decision making process when the city purchased the site. Developer Continuum Partners of Denver is acting as an adviser during the master planning process.

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Weekly Roundup: Broadway Corridor, Holden of Pearl, Hyatt Place, and more

Broadway Corridor
The redevelopment of the former USPS Processing and Distribution Center in the Pearl could include up to 4 million square feet of new commercial, employment, and residential development.

Issues around the Green Loop still lingered at a second Design Advice Request meeting* for the Broadway Corridor, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

KGW reported on the concerns of Pearl District neighbors around the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences at NW 12th and Flanders. The 23-story tower had its first Type III Design Review hearing last week.

A groundbreaking ceremony was conducted for 1715 SW Salmon, reports Multifamily News. The project will be the first building developed by Greystar in Portland.

The Business Tribune wrote about the first Design Review hearing for the Holden of Pearl, a proposed senior housing development at NW 13th & Quimby.

The latest proposal for the relocation of the 10th & Alder food carts is for 30 carts to relocate to Ankeny Square at SW Park and Ankeny, according to the Oregonian. The carts lost their former home to make way for the Block 216 tower. A previous plan would have seen them moved to the North Park Blocks.

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Weekly Roundup: OMSI Masterplan, Lloyd Center, Jefferson Station, and more

The OMSI masterplan envisions realigning SE Water Avenue to run along the perimeter of the site.

As much as 2 million square feet of development in the Central Eastside is proposed as part of the OMSI Masterplan, reports the Oregonian—the equivalent of two U.S. Bancorp Towers. The masterplan went in front of the Design Commission for its first Design Advice Request meeting last week.

The Broadway Corridor Masterplan also had its first Design Advice Request meeting. Commissioners praised “the change it would bring to the area but [took] issue with the intended use of the city’s Green Loop,”* according to the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Business Tribune published an interview with outgoing Lloyd Center manager Bob Dye. Work is set to start soon on the Lloyd West Anchor Remodel, which will include a Live Nation venue. The center recently presented revised plans for the Lloyd East Anchor Remodel to the Design Commission.

The Willamette Week reported that the cost of building new schools and affordable housing could rise under the Portland Clean Energy Fund, due the fact that large construction companies are being classified as “retail businesses.”

The Business Tribune spoke to 10 food carts about their plans for where they will go after construction starts on Block 216. The Oregonian wrote about 10 carts that turned downtown Portland’s biggest food cart pod into a tourist destination.

A Portland preservationist, and former chair of the Historic Landmarks Commission, wants the Jefferson Station building removed from the National Register of Historic Places, reports the Oregonian. The shell of the historic building is being incorporated into the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

The Business Tribune wrote about Opsis Architecture at 20.

Multnomah County hopes to create an alternative to jail or the emergency room for mentally ill homeless people at the recently purchased 333 SW Park Ave building, writes the Oregonian.

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