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”.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
A resident-run retirement community is planning a $100 million expansion, reports the Oregonian. The Terwilliger Plaza Parkview Building will rise to 10 stories and include 127 one- and two-bedroom apartments.
A proposed bill in the Oregon legislature aims to create more lower priced condominium units. Developments that go through a more stringent envelope inspection would see the period for lawsuits reduced from 10 years to six, and require approval from a majority of homeowners to initiate a lawsuit.