Weekly Roundup: Tree Farm, KEX Portland, Portland Diamond Project, and more

Tree Farm
Trees are being installed at the Tree Farm building, currently under construction at SE 3rd & Morrison.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reports that strawberry trees have arrived at the Tree Farm office building, where they are being installed into 54 steel tree planters*, each of which weighs 2,200 lbs.

The Oregonian wrote about how Dottir, the restaurant at the KEX Portland, is bringing a taste of Reykjavik to Portland.

The Portland Diamond Project has a six month extension on their due diligence for the Terminal 2 site, reports OPB. The extra time will allow the group to study transportation options for the Northwest Portland site.

Portland officials drafted a policy to keep homeless people from camping outside popular event spaces, including the covered sidewalk at Providence Park, according to Willamette Week.

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Weekly Roundup: Eleven West, Providence Park Expansion, PAE Living Building, and more

Eleven West
A single-asset Opportunity Zone fund will be used to finance the Eleven West tower and the PAE Living Building. The 24 story Eleven West tower was approved in 2017, but has yet to break ground.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at the use to-date of Opportunity Zone funds in Portland. Projects being financed under the provisions of the 2017 tax law include Block 216, Eleven West and the PAE Living Building.

Civil Eats asked whether Portland’s development boom will leave room for its food carts.

The Portland Tribune wrote about how the recently completed Providence Park Expansion is delivering a great experience for fans of the Timbers.

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Weekly Roundup: Terwilliger Plaza Parkview Building, Live Nation South Waterfront, The Canyons, and more

The Terwilliger Plaza Parkview Building will be located across the street from the existing building, and include a skybridge over SW 6th Ave.

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.

Live Nation is in talks with the Zidell family to build a 10,000-seat performance venue in South Waterfront, according to the Oregonian.

Turner Construction is rushing to complete work* on the Providence Park Expansion in time for the Portland Timbers’ home opener on June 1, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Prosper Portland has selected the “Play” concept for the Broadway Corridor, writes the Oregonian. The concept would see the former post office “replaced with sports fields and basketball courts flanked by high-rises.”

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.

The 101 affordable apartments at 72 Foster are now complete. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the development, which has an “intergenerational focus.”

The Business Tribune wrote about how at The Canyons developer Ben Kaiser is creating a “community with no limits on age or accessibility.”

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Weekly Roundup: NIR Center, 5020 Condos, Providence Park, and more

The NIR Center includes two connected buildings with a total of 347,000 sq ft of space for
early- and mid-stage bioscience and technology companies.

The Portland Business Journal took a first look (subscription required) at the New Industrial Revolution Center, a 10-story biotech incubator planned at 920 SE Stark.

Inclusionary housing production is lagging goals,* writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

A partnership between Proud Ground and Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East will enable to the 5020 Condos to cater to residents harmed by urban renewal, reports the Portland Business Journal.

Portland Architecture published a conversation with Base Design + Architecture, a young firm whose work includes a modular building at 1590 SE Holgate that is set to break ground soon.

The Portland Diamond Project released new renderings of the proposed riverfront baseball stadium.

The Oregonian looked at what an expanded Providence Park will mean for parking and traffic near the stadium.

Build-your-own poke shop Olia Poke & Tea will open in the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building, reports Eater Portland.

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Weekly Roundup: Vibrant!, Gladys McCoy, Providence Park, and more

NW 14th & Raleigh
The 93-unit Vibrant! development at NW 14th & Raleigh has opened. The building includes 40 units dedicated to formerly homeless individuals and families, with the rest of the 93 units available to those earning 30, 50 and 60 percent of area median income.

The 12-story Vibrant! affordable housing development opened in the Pearl*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce. The quarter block tower was designed by Salazar Architect and LRS Architects for Innovative Housing Inc.

Multnomah County celebrated the opening of the Gladys McCoy Health Department Headquarters.

The Portland Timbers website published “Soccer and Witchcraft“, an interview architect Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works about designing the Providence Park Expansion.

A dedication ceremony was held for the skybridge which connects the OHSU Center for Health and Healing South to the original building, reports the Portland Business Journal. The bridge is dedicated to former OHSU patient Rhoni Wiswall, who passed away from pancreatic cancer.

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Focus: The 25 Most Popular Posts of 2018

Block 216

The 35-story Block 216 tower was approved in December. Our post about the project’s Design Advice Request was our most popular post of the year.

Happy New Year.

2018 is the fourth full year Next Portland has been in operation and I’m excited to see what 2019 brings. I’m currently on vacation in Scotland, so new posts will continue to be sporadic until I return next week.

Last year was another busy year for the site. Of the course of the year 141 new posts were published, with nearly 900,000 page views.

The year started with the last of the pre-inclusionary zoning (IZ) projects working their way through the design review process. In February it was reported by the Portland Mercury that Portland’s inclusionary zoning mandate was getting lackluster results, with only 12 qualifying building in the pipeline.

By the end of the year Next Portland had posted about a number of large post-IZ developments that have been approved through design review. These include 815 W Burnside, 1715 SW Salmon, Nomad, the ART Tower Block 216, 1935 N Killingsworth and the Pepsi Blocks. The Portland Housing Bureau now estimates that there are 43 projects subject to inclusionary zoning in the pipeline, with 362 affordable units in projects that have permits or are close to permitting.

Despite the uptick in post-IZ proposals, new design review and building permit applications remain down relative to years ago. At the end of the year the Bureau of Development Services was forced to lay off staff for the first time since the recession, citing “quite sobering” forecasts.

Similarly to 2017, many of the most popular posts were published in previous years, a reflection of the fact that the content Next Portland remains relevant for a long time, as buildings move through construction and into occupancy. One post in the top 25 most popular posts was from 2015; seven posts were from 2016; six posts were from 2017; and eleven were published in 2018.

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

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Weekly Roundup: Portland Diamond Project, Nesika Illahee, Nature Conservancy, and more

Portland Diamond Project

The Portland Diamond Project has proposed an MLB stadium on the banks of the Willamette.

The Portland Diamond Project has an agreement with the Port of Portland to build an MLB stadium on the Terminal 2 site, reports the Oregonian. The paper also reported that Mayor Wheeler said the city “wouldn’t pay for a stadium or buy a team” but could “absorb some costs related to transportation and other infrastructure such as utility service”, and looked into what we know (and don’t know) about the proposal.  BikePortland looked at the access issues around the proposed riverfront stadium. The Portland Business Journal asked its readers what they think about the stadium.

The Business Tribune reported on Nesika Illahee (formerly known as Holman 42), which includes units reserved for members of federally recognized tribes.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how the Nature Conservancy is “sprucing up its Oregon headquarters with tons of timber“.

TMT Development, best know its development of downtown high rises, has completed The Marilyn at 2310 SE Hawthorne Blvd. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the 59-unit mixed use building.

The Oregonian reports that the City Council declined to block the affordable housing development proposed at 1727 NW Hoyt St.

The Oregonian looked at whether the site under the Broadway Bridge is too contaminated for the Oregon Harbor of Hope shelter.

The Portland Timbers will play their first 12 games on the road in 2019 due to construction of the Providence Park Expansion, reports the Oregonian. The club now  “expects the expansion project to be completed by late May or early June 2019.”

Focus: Our 25 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Vista Pearl

The Block 20 condominium tower, now known as Vista Pearl, was the subject of our most popular post of the year

2017 is the third full year Next Portland has been in operation. Although the onset of Inclusionary Zoning has slowed down the number of new applications submitted, there was a lot to write about in 2017 while the projects submitted in late last year and early this year worked their way through the development review process.

Over the course of the year we published 176 new blog posts, and our development map now has over 1,000 unique projects listed (including completed and cancelled projects). In 2017 Next Portland had over 900,000 page views, a slight increase from the previous year.

Sixteen of the articles that made the top 25 most viewed posts were published this year; seven were published in 2016; and one was published in 2015. Our second most popular article from the 2015 list and fourth most popular article from the 2016 list—about the Goat Blocks—was still the fifteenth most popular article of 2017 despite having been written in December 2014. The 2016 roundup of the tallest buildings planned in 2016 was the third most popular article of the year, and although there wasn’t an equivalent list published in 2017 we hope to write one in early 2018.

So, with that Happy New Year to all. In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

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Metro Reports: 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, 203 NE Grand, Providence Park, and more

10th & Yamhill Smart Park

Building permits are under review for the renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park Garage

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 November 20th to November 27th, 2017.

Early Assistance has been requested by Carleton Hart Architecture for a project at 320 NW Hoyt St:

Renovation of existing (vacant) 3-story warehouse to be used as a shelter

Early Assistance has been requested by BAMA Architecture & Design for a project at 1537 SE Morrison St:

Future code – Evaluation of options for development of property.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 12400 SE Schiller St:

Future code – Two planned multi-dwelling unit buildings with associated utilities, parking, and walkways on two existing legal lots of record.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Ankrom Moisan Architects to discuss a project at 203 NE Grand Ave:

Current code: New eight story mixed use project with apartments on levels 2-8. Ground floor retail. Amenities include a lounge, fitness, leasing, bike storage and bike lounge, pet area and pet wash area.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by GBD Architects to discuss a project at 236 SE Grand Ave:

Current code – Proposal to build seven story B occupancy office building on the 1.2 block between SE Pine and SE Ash on SE Grand Ave. The structure will be approximately 100 feet tall with a gross area of approximately 107,000 square feet.

The renovation of 10th & Yamhill Smartpark Garage has been submitted for building permit review by FFA Architecture & Interiors:

Addition to parking garage. Replace northeast and southwest stair and elevator towers with new (demo’d under permit 17-273719-co). Demolish northwest and southeast stair and elevator towers. Reconfigured first floor layout including partitions for shell tenant spaces and addition to first floor shell tenant spaces at northeast and southwest corners. Repair and maintenance throughout parking levels. Accessibility upgrades. ***mechanical permit separate***

Alteration to parking garage. Selective demolition of the northeast and southwest corner stair and elevator towers, and demolition of interior partitions on the first floor tenant spaces. Related selective demolition of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

A structural permit was issued to Allied Works Architecture for the Providence Park Expansion:

STR 02: All micropiles shown on sheets S200C, 2001A, and 2002A; Shotecrete slabs on the hillside shown on S2001A at the north and south ends. This includes pile cap tie reinforcement that would be located within the shotcrete slabs.

Providence Park Expansion Approved (images)

The Allied Works designed expansion of Providence Park has been approved by both the Design Commission and City Council. The $50 million privately funded project will add 4,000 seats to the east side of the stadium, bringing its capacity to just over 25,000. The roof of the new structure will reach a height of 93′-2 1/2″ above the concourse and 124′-11 1/2″ above the field.

Providence Park Expansion

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