Metro Reports: Lovejoy Square Square South, Modera Main Street, Baldwin Affordable Housing, and more

The 16-story Modera Main Street will be built on a full block site in Goose Hollow owned by the Multnomah Athletic Club. The project will include 340 residential units as well as new parking for the MAC, connected underground to their existing 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 September 21st, 2020 to September 27th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by Bora Architects for Lovejoy Square Square South at 1325 NW Kearney St:

Demolition of existing building. New high-rise apartment building with 2 levels of office, ground floor retail and below grade automated parking. Mass timber construction over a concrete podium.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Modera Main Street (previously known as MAC Block 7) at SW 19th & Salmon:

This is a request for a Design Advice Request conference for a Type III Design Review for a new 16 story, 340 unit multi-dwelling residential building with 180 structured residential parking spaces, and 225 additional below-grade parking spaces for use by the Multnomah Athletic Club (total = 405 = < 1.2:1 ratio = max. for Goose Hollow). R-2 residential will be the primary occupancy with parking/S-2 moderate hazard storage as the secondary occupancy. The MAC parking will occupy levels B1 and B2, which will be fully below grade and will be accessed via a shared garage entrance and exit with the residential parking accessed on SW Main Street at Level 2; the lowest residential level will share the ground floor (Level 1) with the MAC parking lobby, residential lobby and wrapped MAC parking. Level 2 contains the residential trash and loading spaces, residential units and wrapped MAC and residential parking. The residential parking will ramp up to Level 4 and will be wrapped by residential units and the secondary residential lobby at Level 3/4 (double height); no parking will be visible. At Level 5, the plan will shift to an L-shaped layout of residential units with an outdoor plaza which may also house some of the stormwater facilities. The L-plan runs up to Level 15 and then steps back at Level 16 to allow for a rooftop amenity space above the southeast wing of the building.

Early Assistance has been requested by McGuirl Designs and Architecture for a project at 6525 N Montana Ave:

Demolish existing structure and build new structure, 3 story above grade with basement and 3rd floor mezzanine. Multi-family occupancy with 40 dwelling units, bike storage, common outdoor space. Utilizing community design standards. Stormwater is on-site drywell.

A Pre-Application has been scheduled to discuss a project at 4928 NE 11th Ave:

Comprehensive Plan map amendment and zoning map amendment (CPZC) for 4928 NE 11th Avenue (Site). The Site is adjacent to 1130 NE Alberta, a 27,000-square foot property that the owners are developing as an extended stay boutique hotel (the Alberta Project). The design and entitlements for the Alberta Project pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic, and in light of the changing dynamics and safety concerns (which we expect will cause lasting changes to customer preferences), the owners wish to establish retail space and outdoor areas with a guest house above on the Site. This area will integrate with the Alberta Project and is intended to provide more overall space (including critical outdoor amenities) for the Alberta Project guests and retail patrons to better allow for social distancing. The Site is currently zoned R2.5 and does not allow commercial uses like those desired by the owners. Therefore, the owners wish to explore rezoning the site to a commercial mixed use (CM) zone that would allow these uses, with a corresponding Comprehensive Plan map amendment for consistency.

A Pre-Application has been scheduled by MFA Architecture and Planning to discuss a project at 1706 NW 24th Ave:

New 135 unit apartment building with covered parking. Stormwater will be managed via infiltration planters and drywell systems.

A project at 234 NE 61st Ave has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check:

New 15 unit apartment, 3-story. Demo the existing house and detached garage.

A project at 3230 SE Milwaukie Ave has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Works Progress Architecture:

The proposal is for a new five-story, 129 unit residential development. The ground floor includes a mix of amenity, parking, residential units, and building support spaces. The upper levels are all residential and contain a mix of unit types including studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom. Requested Design Adjustments 1. 33.266.130.G.2 (Table 266-5) 5ft of L2 Landscape along driveway and at parking 2. 33.266.130.F.2 (Table 266-4) Vehicle Parking Space Dimensions

The Baldwin Affordable Housing at 7688 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design by SERA Architects:

(1) 4-story low-income apartment building with ground floor permanent supportive service offices, community room, and courtyards. Stormwater: Private – on-site with (3) drywells; Public – Stormwater management not required.

Con-way Block 291E Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved Con-way Block 291E, a seven-story apartment building. The development, designed by SERA Architects for Cairn Pacific, will include 192 residential apartments units, a small amount of ground floor commercial space, and a two story amenity pavilion. The project will include one level of below-grade vehicular parking, which will also have room for 212 bicycles.

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Metro Reports: Baldwin Affordable Housing, Press Blocks, Koz on N Killingsworth 2, and more

The Baldwin Affordable Housing project is being developed by Home Forward in collaboration with the Urban League of Portland, and will comprise of 60 units of affordable permanent supportive housing. The project will be specifically targeted to serve residents from the Kenton community who are most in need.

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 June 1st, 2020 to June 7th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 4738 SE Belmont St:

New 3-Story, mixed-use structure. 19 apartment units are proposed. The ground floor will contain 1,150 sf of commercial lease space along Belmont St. The project total square footage is 11,473. A drywell on the south end of the site will serve to dispose of stormwater. They plan to meet community design standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Marathon Acquisition And Development for a project at 2202 E Burnside St:

New 5-story, mixed-use building. Approximately 114 units, 115,800 SF. Stormwater management is TBD. Proposal is expected to meet community design standards, however, applicant would like update/info about DOZA implementation.

Early Assistance has been requested by SERA Architects and Home Forward for The Baldwin Affordable Housing at 7688 N Interstate Ave:

Develop a 4-story low-income apartment building with ground floor permanent supportive service offices, community room, and courtyards. Stormwater disposal method is pending results from geotech report.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Barghausen Consulting Engineers to discuss a project at 1525 SE Grand Ave:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a 12,450 square foot retail building (CVS Pharmacy). A drvie through window and a surface parking lot for 30 vehicles is proposed. There are curb cuts on both SE M L King and SE Grand for the parking lot and the drive-through. The drive-through exits onto SE Clay Street. An Early Assistance meeting was held in 2019 to discuss this project (19-238518)

A project at 1675 NE 41st Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Doug Circosta Architect:

PDOX PS – new 5 story 17 unit apartment building with associated site work; site work to include common area and detached trash enclosure < 120 sf ***mechanical permit to be separate***

The Large Division Apartments at 11518 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review:

LARGE DIVISION – New 4-story building with 138 affordable housing units, support services, and surface parking; includes associated site work *** w/20-145394-CO, 20-145396-CO, and 20-145399-MT ***

The Kōz on N Killingsworth 2 at 1430 N Killingsworth St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 6 story, 154 unit apartment building with ground floor retail and associated site work. W/20-146522-MT

A foundation only permit for the Press Blocks Full Block has been submitted for building permit review:

Building Foundation Only for new 24 story multi-family tower & 4 story plaza office building

A building permit was issued to LRS Architects for an addition to the Gateway Baptist Church at 13300 NE San Rafael St:

Two story addition to west side of existing worship hall. Includes demo of stair, lobby, restrooms, exterior ramp on west side and siteworks to add new elevator, accessible restrooms and stair and siteworks.

Alta Centric Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission approved the Alta Centric, a new mixed use building in Goose Hollow designed by SERA Architects for Wood Partners. The 7 to 8-story building will include 203 residential units and a small commercial space facing SW Morrison St. 15 vehicular parking spaces are proposed, accessed from SW 17th Ave.

The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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Weekly Roundup: Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Portland Building, and more

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center
The Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center sold for $190 milion in December. It is currently closed, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

It’s been a month since we last published a ‘weekly’ roundup. The news in March was almost entirely focused on COVID-19, with few stories of the kind we normally link to published. This roundup mostly includes stories from last week, as well as a few that we missed in the previous weeks.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about SERA Architects’ slightly different proposal* for 306 SE 8th. While the project was approved in 2017, the approval will expire before construction can start.

Portland Architecture visited the reconstructed Portland Building, where the interior changes are so significant that “one can hardly believe this is the same place.” A grand re-opening ceremony that was scheduled for March 19th was canceled, according to the Business Tribune.

The Hyatt Place at the Oregon Convention Center sold in December for $190 million, reports Willamette Week. Despite public investment in the project, none of the profit returned to the taxpayer.

Construction is “chugging along like it’s still 2019,” reports Willamette Week, and “some workers say that’s dangerous“.

The Northwest Examiner wrote about the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences and, in something of a new concern for the paper, wondered whether “available building sites that could have been used for permanent housing will instead be reserved for tourists and business travelers“. The paper also reported that plans for the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center have been canceled, with only a parking lot now set to be built at the site on NW St Helens Rd.

Willamette Week looked at why so many huge self-storage complexes have cropped up in Portland.

Portland Architecture visited Tree Farm, where they found that color and whimsy enliven and ordinary office.

*This article will be unlocked for the rest of this week. After this week it will only be viewable by DJC subscribers.

Metro Reports: 306 SE 8th, 1137 NW 23rd, 2148 NE MLK, and more

306 SE 8th Ave
A proposal for an apartment building at 306 SE 8th Ave, designed by SERA Architects, was approved by the Design Commission in 2017, but never submitted for building permit review. A new Pre-Application Conference for a proposal on the site has been scheduled by the same architecture firm.

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 February 24th, 2020 to March 1st, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by Hennebery Eddy Architects for a project at 539 NW 10th Ave

Project consisting of a new +/-11-story hotel with partial basement on a quarter-block site. The new structure will replace an existing 1-story commercial building. The hotel will contain 150-160 guest rooms with 85,000-90,000 square feet. Loading access is planned along NW Hoyt Street, with a single interior loading bay. No off-street parking is proposed. Ground floor program includes hotel lobby, restaurant, lounge, kitchen, offices, restrooms, mechanical rooms and bike storage. Floors 2-11 will be primarily guest rooms with limited amenity spaces such as fitness room, board room and a roof terrace with bar. Stormwater treatment and detention will be accomplished by way of a vegetated roof.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 2250 NW Flanders St

6-story apartment building with approximately186 units in the Northwest Plan District and Alphabet Historic District. Stormwater disposal method TBD.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for Conway Block 291 East at the SW corner of NW 20th & Raleigh:

7 story market rate apartment building with 180 residential units and basement parking. Stormwater disposal will occur through drywells in the pedestrian way.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at 306 SE 8th Ave

New 7 story market-rate apartment building with 113 units and ground floor retail.

Cathedral Village at 8614 N Crawford Street has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check by MWA Architects:

4-story apartment building with 110 affordable family apartments. The unit mix will be (11) 3-bedrooms, (45) 2-bedrooms, (37) 1-bedrooms, and (17) studios. There will be resident services on the ground floor and 37 parking spaces. There is a basement level at the NW corner of the building that will house bike parking and storage.

A project at 4039, 4047 and 4051 N Williams Ave has been submitted for Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

Construction of two new 4-story buildings organized around a shared courtyard.

Two new four-story buildings located on N Williams Ave, mid-block between N Mason St and N Shaver St.

New four-story commercial (office) comprised of three stories of office over ground floor retail, office, lobby and tuck-under parking.

A project at 1137 NW 23rd Ave has been submitted for Type III Design Review by GBD Architects:

New mixed use building with ground level retail, 4 levels of apartments above, and 1 level of below grade parking. 74 units.

The new building adjacent to the Troy Laundry at 1010 SE Ash St has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture:

New 6-story multi-family residential project with two below-grade parking levels.

A project at 236 SE Grand Ave has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by TVA Architects:

New 8-story, 130,000 sq ft office building. One adjustment requested to the loading stall.

The Benson Polytechnic High School Modernization has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by Architectural Resources Group:

Modernization of the existing Benson Polytechnic High School (BPHS) building.

A project at 11 NE 55th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story 16 unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 5905 N Interstate Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

New 3 story, 19 units apartment building with partial retail on ground floor and associated siteworks. Trash enclosure inside.

A project at 8157 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review by Mackenzie:

Construction of a 3-story, 8,375 sf multi-family building with eleven (11) units. Ten (10) of these units will be 550 sf and one (1) will be 813 sf.

A project at 6307 N Montana Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story 19 unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 503 SE 29th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story 30 unit apartment building

A project at 6962 N Maryland Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4-story 12-unit apartment with associated site work; w/20-124476-MT

A project at 2148 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New two-story, 27,595 square foot brick office building with an adjacent surface parking area for ten vehicles

Metro Reports: Mann House, Modera Morrison

Innovative Housing plans to convert the Mann House in Kerns into affordable housing.

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 February 3rd, 2020 to February 9th, 2020.

Design Advice was requested by Emerick Architects for the Anna Mann House at 1021 NE 33rd Ave:

The conversion of an existing 51,000sf historic group living complex into an affordable housing complex. With a new 36,000sf addition and a future, 32,000sf stand alone building to be added to the site, a total of 128 new affordable housing units will be created. The intention is to include on-site filtration methods pending the results of the geotechnical report.

A foundation permit for the Modera Morrison at 1120 SE Morrison St was submitted for review by SERA Architects

MODERA MORRISON – Foundation, excavation, and shoring for new 7-story apartment building with 1.5 levels below grade parking

Metro Reports: Lincoln High School, 3219 SE Milwaukie, 5145 SE Mcloughlin, and more

The first building permit for the new Lincoln High School was issued.

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 January 27th, 2020 to Februrary 2nd, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 2250 NW Flanders St:

6 story apartment building with approximately 200 units in the Northwest Plan District and Alphabet Historic District. Non-contributing. Stormwater disposal method TBD

Early Assistance has been requested by DECA Architects for a project at 5505 SE 136th Ave:

New construction of a 6,425 sq ft, 2-story apartment building with 5 dwelling units and a new driveway (no commercial units). Adjustment to setback is needed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Tahran Architecture and Planning for a project at 3219 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Proposal to build a new 4-story apartment building with a total of 44-46 units of affordable housing. Stormwater disposal is proposed to be a storm water planter.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 5527 N Greeley Ave:

New 12-unit, 3-story multi-family residential building. No on-site parking provided. A drywell shall be proposed for stormwater retention.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Carleton Hart Architecture to discuss Multnomah County’s project at 333 SW Park Ave

Renovation of existing building and adjacent lot

A project at 2047 NE Davis St has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Zoning Check:

New fourplex apartment to create a total of 6 dwelling units on the lot. Proposed stormwater disposal method is not included in this pre-check.

A project at 2321 SE 89th Ave has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Zoning Check:

3 new fourplex apartments, to create a total of 13 dwelling units on the lot. Proposed stormwater disposal method is not included in this pre-check.

A project at 2135 NW 29th Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review, by Jones Architecture and Waechter Architecture:

Development of eight 15,000SF mass-timber apartment buildings (type 3-B); each 5 stories with parking. Each to have their own building permit per OSSC 2019, but processed as one Type3 LUR per Pre-App direction. Modifications requested to Ground Floor Window requirement and Pedestrian Access requirement.

A project at 2011 NE 47th Ave was submitted for building permit review:

New 2 story 5 unit apartment building.

A project at 5145 SE Mcloughlin Blvd was submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New 19 unit apartment building with associated site work; no on site parking; mechanical permit separate

A foundation permit was issued to Bora Architects for the new Lincoln High School:

FND 01 – New foundations, slab on grade and under slab utilities for a 6 story, 291,000 sf high school.***review with 19-218828-MT

Design Commission Approves Modera Morrison (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Modera Morrison, a 7-story building designed by SERA Architects for Mill Creek Residential Trust. The project will include 247 units. 175 vehicular parking spaces are proposed in two levels of below grade parking. 384 bicycle parking spaces are proposed.

The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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Unbuilt Projects From The First Five Years of Next Portland

This week Next Portland had its fifth birthday. Since November 2014 we have published over a thousand posts, many of which are about projects that are now complete or under construction. Today, we wanted to look back at some of the unbuilt projects we’ve written about over the years.

Oregon Square
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