Metro Reports: Modera Morrison, Unicorn Bed Apartments, 12370 SE Ash, and more

124th & Ash is being developed by REACH CDC on land formerly owned by TriMet. The development will include 175 apartment units, affordable to those earning 60% of Area Median Income.

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 August 12th to August 18th 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

HLC HEARING – Four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 01-04 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate a roof deck and solar panels. The project has no parking. The stormwater disposal method to be on-site storm water planters & drywells.

Design Advice has been requested by DAO Architecture for the Unicorn Bed Apartments at 2171 NW Glisan St:

HLC HEARING – Two proposed 3-story affordable multi-family buildings (each with a basement), focused on providing compact apartments residences for single moms with children. Project includes (13) 2-BR units, including (1) ADA-accessible unit and 600sf day care on basement level. R-2 occupancy, Type V-B NFPA 13R sprinklered. Stormwater treatment to be on-site, assumed to be with drywells, or simmilar.

A follow up Early Assistance meeting has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for the SW Barbur and Hooker Apartments:

New 62-unit apartment building, approved Historic Resource Review. This is a follow up Early Assistance meeting.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 9652 NE Davis St:

6 stories – 77 units, 5 stories wood fame over concrete podium. Building takes up entire site, no parking. 5:1 FAR. Stormwater contained onsite – disposed via drywell system under building. Solar on vegetated roof. Stormwater capture for flushing & laundry. Path to net zero energy all units affordable.

The Modera Morrison at 1120 SE Morrison St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

7-story market rate apartment building with 247 units, ground floor retail, and basement parking. Three Modifications requested: 33.266.130F – Parking Layout, 33.266.220.C3 – Size of Bicycle Rack, 33.510243.B1 – Ecoroof – private terraces on the ecoroof. 4 signs included in this review.

A project at 2525 E Burnside St has been submitted for building permit review:

TI for existing tenant; 3-story addition with basement to existing office building; exterior work to include landscaping, cmu wall, bike rack, and canopy

A project with two buildings at 1248 N Holman St has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New 3 story, 18 unit apartment building with associated site work. No on-site parking ***mechanical permit separate***

New 3 story, 11 unit apartment building with associated site work. No on-site parking ***mechanical permit separate***

A project at 1521 N Humboldt St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 16 unit apartment building, 4 stories, associated site work. ***w/ 19-207947-MT***

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the 124th & Ash at 12370 SE Ash St:

Construct new 4 story wood frame (175 unit) apartment building with courtyard bike parking; new car parking septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 1524 N Sumner St:

New construction of 3-story 19 unit apartment building and site improvements

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 15 NW Park Ave (previously 815 W Burnside St):

Review with 18-234560-MT New 7 story multi-use building with 138 residential apartments on levels 2 thru 7, residential amenities on ground floor and roof deck, retail spaces on ground floor, and 49 spaces of below grade parking. Type 1A construction from bottom of garage to top of level 3 slab. Type III-A construction from top of level 3 slab to roof. ***Uses Type III Code Guide OSSC/6/#4 except aerial access and sacrificial studs per Appeal 18479 Item 2.***

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 4980 N Vancouver Ave:

New 3 story, 5 unit hotel with office space on first floor, attached trash enclosure and ecoroof

Metro Reports: Saltwood, Multnomah County Courthouse Re-Use, Landing at Macadam, and more

The adaptive reuse of the historic Multnomah County Courthouse into ground-floor retail with office above will include a seismic upgrade, the re-introduction of pedestrian entry on SW 5th, a new accessible entry on SW Main and new window openings at the existing penthouse.

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 August 5th to August 12th 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for The Landing at Macadam:

DESIGN HEARING – Project including four separate mixed-use multifamily structures with approximately 1,200 multifamily units, ground floor retail and parking uses. Blocks 41 & 44 (along the river) will be high rises and Blocks 42 & 45 (along Bond) will be mid-rises. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

Design Advice has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 2124 NW Flanders St:

Four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 01-04 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate a roof deck and solar panels. The project has no parking. The stormwater disposal method to be on-site storm water planters & drywells.

Design Advice has been requested by GBD Architects for the Multnomah County Courthouse Re-Use:

Renovation and seismic upgrade of historic courthouse for adaptive reuse.

Early Assistance has been requested by MAJ Development for a project west of 8157 N Lombard St:

Construct new apartment building, 12 units. Relocate stormwater facilities which serve neighboring lots. Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Robert Mosier Architect for a project at 724 NE Lombard St:

The proposed project is to redevelop several adjacent lots into additional facilities for current ceramics business. The 724 NE Lombard site is proposed as a retail use – ceramics classrooms / workshop space. The 940 NE Lombard site is proposed as a new manufacturing building to support wholesale clay products portion of the business. It is anticipated that storm water planters will be used to pre-treat site storm water.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6607 N Montana Ave:

Demo Existing, build new 18 unit

A project at 3733 N Williams Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

New mixed-use residential development consisting of two new 4-story buildings. They are organized around a shared courtyard. The east building, fronting N Williams Ave, is comprised of 3-stories of residential apartments over ground floor retail,and one residential unit. The west building, fronting the alley, is comprised of four stories of residential apartments. All residential units are accessed from the courtyard via N Williams, with a pedestrian path linking the courtyard and entry gate. The project proposes a mix of 12 studio and 18 one-bedroom apartments (for a total of 30 apartment units). The west building contains 17 units and the east building contains 13 units and one retail space. Modification requested to pedestrian standards, connection between streets and entrances (33.130.240.B.1.a); and a Modification is requested to transit street multi-dwelling main entrance location (33.130.242.C).

The Dairy Apartments at 801 NE 21st Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Hacker Architects:

The project is a new construction 7-story ((5) Type IIIA over (2) Type IA) multi-family residential building over 1 of below grade parking level. Total building will be 196,481 gross sf, 270 units, plus residential amenties. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered and provided on-site at standard rates. 2 Modifications are requested and an Adjustment for the minimum parking requirement.

A project west of 2247 NW Kearney St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Osterman Design:

New 16-unit apartment building. It will be three stories plus basement and will include apartment types ranging from studios to 2-bedroom units. No commercial uses are proposed.

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architecture for a project at 4130 NE Garfield Ave:

New 12 unit 2 story apartment building, includes trash room and associated sitework.

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for Saltwood North at 1650 NW 21st Ave:

Saltwood – new construction of 177 unit, 6 story apartment building (5 stories of Type 111A over 1 story of Type 1 construction). With two levels of below grade parking. Ground floor consists of residential lobby, retail space, residential amenities, dwelling units, and a loading area. The building occupies the full block and is configured around a south-facing private courtyard. Mechanical work under 18-278422-MT

A building permit was issued for the Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters at 2045 N Vancouver Ave:

New construction of 3 story office building and associated sitework

1634 SW Alder St Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered to SERA Architects and Wood Partners for a proposed development at 1634 SW Alder St. The 7 to 8-story building would include 218 residential units and 3,700 sq ft of office / co-working 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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Metro Reports: Oregon Zoo, Galleria, 2933 SE Division, and more

Building permits were issued for the Oregon Zoo Polar Passage project.

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 17th to June 23rd, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Guerrilla Development for a project at 701 E Burnside St:

Redevelopment of existing wrehouse into flex/retail retaining existing brewery operation. New 3 story building, reatil with lofts above. New 4 over 2 mixed use residential tower (approx 48 units). New 2 story retail/office at corner of Burnside and 7th.

A project at 2923 and 2933 SE Division St has been submitted for Type II Design Review by William Kaven Architecture:

The proposed project is a new four story mixed-use building located at the intersection of SE Division and SE 30th. The project is comprised of three stories of residential apartments over ground floor retail, lobby and two residential units. There are 18 total apartments.

The renovation of and addition to the Galleria at 600 SW 10th Ave has been submitted for Type III Historic Resource Review by SERA Architects:

Renovation of the Galleria Building, which will include a new office penthouse and roof terraces.

Building permits were issued to CLR Design for the Oregon Zoo Polar Passage:

View Shelter – Polar Bear Cave an open air concrete & CMU structure w/ a glazing panel for viewing bears in the habitat. Structural also includes unconditioned themed hollow rock area w/ wood roof that facilitates adjacent pool drainage and polar bear cooling

View shelter – at existing pool, Shelter is an open air steel structure w/ glazing panel, CLT roof deck and metal roof. Primary function of structure is to provide viewing of existing polar bear pool & provide shade for visitor seating area below

View shelter – Underwater view, open air steel structure w/ glazing panel, CLT roof deck and metal roof. Primary function to provide underwater viewing of polar bear deep pool

Polar Bear Holding Bldg, 1-story precast concrete structure w/ metal roof deck, holding facilities for polar bears, associated support functions, demonstration space for visitors, support spaces include prep, storage and a mechanical room

Life Support System Bldg (LSS), 1-story concrete block structure w/ steel-framed metal deck roof. Primary function is to house the filtration and pump equipment for the polar bear saltwater pool systems

A building permit issued to CLR Design for the Oregon Zoo Primate Forest:

Primate Holding Bldg – 1-story precast concrete structure w/ combination flat membrane and metal deck roofs. Primary function is to provide holding facilities for chimpanzees, including an on-exhibit day room, associated support functions and viewing area

A building permit issued to CLR Design for the Oregon Zoo Cafe:

Cafe – 1-story wood famed structure w/ a wood truss roof. Primary function to provide facilities for food storage, preparation, and sale, support spaces unclude commercial kitchen & walk in cooler

Weekly Roundup: Portland Building, Architecture Employment, HB 2001, and more

Portland Building
A report by the City Auditor was critical of aspects of the Portland Building rebuild.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about how architecture and engineering employment continues to surge*, with firms such as SERA, LRS and ZGF now significantly larger than they have been in the past.

The Oregonian reported on an audit that found that the cost of the Portland Building rebuild was obscured by creative accounting.

A load of falsework props spilled at the 140 SW Columbia construction site, reports the Oregonian. There were no injuries.

As the 2019 legislative session draws to a close, HB 2001 is likely to reach the floors of the House and Senate in the next week, reports OPB. The bill, sponsored by House Speaker Tina Kotek, would legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes in cities across Oregon.

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Modera Morrison Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered on the Modera Morrison, a 7-story building being designed by SERA Architects for Mill Creek Residential Trust. The project would include approximately 245 units, with two levels of below grade parking.

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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Metro Reports: Division.28, 2434 SE 92nd, 2123 NW 30th, and more

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 May 20th to May 26th, 2019.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Waechter Architecture to discuss a project at 2135 NW 29th Ave:

Three 5-story residential building (each with approximately 18 residential units), which will include amenity spaces (such as bike rooms), storage, commons areas, and parking (at-grade).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Jones Architecture to discuss a project at 2123 NW 30th Ave:

Three 5-story residential building (each with approximately 18 residential units), which will include amenity spaces (such as bike rooms), storage, commons areas, and parking (at-grade).

The renovation of the former Multnomah County Health Department at 408 SW 5th Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by SERA Architects:

Core and shell renovation with ground floor storefront replacement.

A project at 4419 SE 61st Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story, 9 unit apartment building with associated site work, and attached trash enclosure with recycle area; short term bike racks; no onsite parking

A building permit was issued for the Division.28 apartments at 2880 SE Division St:

New 4-story, mixed use, 64 unit apartment building with tuck under enclosed parking, interior trash and recycle room; on-site stormwater treatment, site improvements, and landscape ***w/17-112414-MT***Septic decommissioining req’d. Call 842 for inspections. Septic decommissioning required. Call for inspection 842.

A building permit was issued to Allusa Architecture for a project at 2434 SE 92nd Ave (previously 9211 SE Division St):

New 3 story apartment building with 15 units, detached trash enclosure less than 120 sq. ft.

A building permit was issued to Novak Architecture for a project with two buildings at 5681 and 5687 NE Glisan St (previously 5663 NE Glisan St):

New three story, 15 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework *** w/18-280954-CO & 18-280959-MT & 18-280963-MT *** building 1 ***

New three story, 15 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework *** w/18-280949-CO & 18-280959-MT & 18-280963-MT *** building 2 ***

Metro Reports: Block 216, Fernhill Crossing, SE 2nd and Ash, and more

Fernhill Crossing on NE 42nd Ave will include 19 units, including the single family house already located on the site.

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 March 25th to March 31st, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects for a project at 1634 SW Alder St:

Development of a seven-story mixed use building with approximately 218 units and ground floor retail. Approximately 13 structured parking spaces are proposed with access from SW Alder Street. Two on-site loading spaces are also proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested for the Benson High School Modernization:

Modernization of the existing Benson Polytechnic High School (BPHS), a new 100,000 sf school and potential parking structure on the site of the current 1.5 acre BPHS parking lot, and ADA access improvements to Buckman Fields Park.

Early Assistance has been requested by GBD Architects for a project at SE 2nd and Ash:

The proposed project is a 92,385 sf building (with 60,000 sf of industrial office, 5,000 sf of traditional office, ground floor retail and structured parking). The building has a day lit basement level and first floor of concrete with 5 levels of Type IV-C heavy timber above. Stormwater will be collected on the roof of the building and treated in flow through stormwater planters on the third level.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 2923 and 2933 SE Division St:

One three-story 19 unit building at 2923 and one four-story 18-19 unit building at 2933. Both with ground floor retail. Drywells or storm planters proposed in rear setback.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3228 SW Sunset Blvd:

Convert a section of parking lot (one of two options) – approximately 1/2 acre to multi-plex affordable housing. They could possibly want to sell off that portion of land first, with a condition that the purchaser needs to agree to build affordable housing.

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 1006 SE Grand Ave:

Project to include renovation of existing building and construction of a new multi-family on parking lot portion, land division is likely – with a shared access to parking with the existing curb cuts on SE Grand

An excavation and shoring permit is under review for Block 216:

Block 216 – EXC 01 – Shoring and Excavation work to prepare for future 35 story mixed use building with 5 floors of below grade parking

A building permit was issued to Merryman Barnes Architects for the Morrison Market at 722 SE 10th Ave:

Addition for (N) A-2 mezzanine with office and storage; TI for new tenant (indoor foos cart pod); change of occupancy from S3 to A2; add new interior walls to create (2) multi-stall restrooms, (5) food pods, bar area on first floor; seismic upgrade

A building permit was issued for a project at 1515 N Rosa Parks Way:

New 3-story, 14 unit mixed use building, ground floor retail space, associated site work***w/17-191400-mt

Building permits were issued for Fernhill Crossing at 6442 NE 42nd Ave:

New construction 1 of 4 multifamily residential building with 4 units and associated site improvements including detached trash enclosure under 120 sf **mech permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 2 of 4 multifamily residential building with 8 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

New construction 3 of 4 multifamily residential building with 4 units. **mechanical permit to be obtained separately**

A building permit was issued for a project at 6191 SE Powell Blvd:

Construct new 3 story self storage building with office and parking loading area in NE corner of the building; associated site work

Metro Reports: Findley Commons, 1120 SE Morrison, 3733 N Williams, and more

According to the Portland Housing Bureau, Findley Commons will redevelop parking lot space at St. Mark’s church to create 38 units of Supportive Housing focused on underserved veterans.

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 March 11th to March 17th, 2019. 

Design Advice has been requested by SERA Architects and Mill Creek Residential Trust for a project at 1120 SE Morrison St:

The proposal is for a 7-story market rate apartment building of approximately 230 units with 2 levels of below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3733 N Williams Ave:

Proposl is for two four-story apartment buildings, one with 17 units and one with 13 units and ground floor retail. Drywell proposed in shared courtyard. Hoping to meet community design standards

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for Findley Commons at 5415 SE Powell Blvd:

Findley Commons will provide 36 previously homeless Veterans with safe, stable, and supportive housing with the planned 100% affordable 20, one-bedroom and 16, single room occupancy (SRO) units. The building will feature an elevator, a vast 2,1000 sf community area and service delivery space, and energy efficient appliances and fixtures. the units are in a single building with two and three stories in height. The zoning is CM2 / R2a and the intent is to conform to the Community Design Standards. Parking for the project and the existing church will include 34 spaces. Amenities include onsite laundry facilities, bicycle parking, shared kitchen, support offices, outdoor patio and storage.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Scotia Western States Housing for a project at 1325 SW Gibbs St:

The proposed project is a 30-unit multifamily project across approximately 24,000 sf of living space and 4 stories of living space above one level of parking garage on the R-1 portion of the site. Amenity bonuses will be utilized to obtain the full allowable 30 units. The entire multifamily and parking development twill be limited to the existing parking lot area on the R-1 zoned parcel.

The units will be one bedroom units. The R-7 portion of the site wil have the existing improvements (an 8,000 sf assisted living facility) demolished and replaced with 2 duplexes (4 units total). All proposed development will be within the current parking lot/building area and the setbacks will all be within the zoning regulations of the base zones.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Doug Circosta Architect Housing for a project at 14507 E Burnside St:

Proposal is for new construction of a four story apartment building which will be approximately 69,500 SF with 76 dwelling units and a new 21 stall surface parking lot. The applicant plans to meet community design standards.

A structural permit was issued to Lever Architecture for the South Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – Structure for a new 4-story building (South Building) of mass timber construction built on top of an existing 3-story parking garage. Work includes steel buckling-restrained braced frames, elevator, and stairs at the core of the new building and an OSSC seismic upgrade of the existing parking garage. The existing parking garage also supports two existing buildings (E & F) and is structurally connected to the garage being built to the north under permit #18-188494-STR-01-CO.

A building permits was issued for a building at 6331 SW Canyon Ct:

Building 2 – 72 units, 4 stories of living over 2 stories of structured parking

A building permit was issued to City Craft Development for a project at 4626 N Maryland Ave:

New 3 story apartment building with 30 units, with site improvements, interior trash rooms; 8 ft fence