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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Metro Reports: New Market Theater, Northwest Children’s Theater, University of Portland Franz Campus, and more

Building permits are under review for a number of buildings on the University of Portland Franz Campus, including a track and field with a grandstand, a new physical plant building, and a boathouse.

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 11th to November 17th, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Hacker for a project at 1709 SE 3rd Ave:

New creative office development to be developed in 2 phases, as two distinct buildings. “Phase 3” is the renovation of an existing bow-string truss warehouse with basement level parking. “Phase 4” is a 6+ story mass timber office building over two levels of underground parking. This EA is to discuss the land division.

Early Assistance has been requested by Doug Circosta Architect for a project at 1675 NE 41st Ave:

Build a new community building of 16 independent residences that provide mutual support, shared services, personal autonomy, security and ease of maintenance. There will be shared spaces for gathering, fitness, therapy, creation of art, enjoyment of art, meal prep and family-style dining.There will also be an on-site space for creative work: art therapy studio, music therapy studio, and display/gallery spaces.

Early Assistance has been requested by Quilici Architecture & Design for a renovation to the New Market Theater at 120 SW Ankeny St:

This project involves the renovation of retail spaces in ‘greenhouse’ structure of the New Market Theater. Options A, B and C are under consideration. Option A is least intensive and Option C the most. The project may include the reduction or elimination of existing parking, an increase of the retail area, and modifications to the exterior.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at 5905 N Interstate Ave:

New 3-story, mixed use structure. 19 apartments units are proposed. the ground floor will contain 959 sf of commercial lease space along Interstate Ave. The project total square footage is 12,216. a drywell on the north end of the site will serve to dispose of stormwater.

Early Assistance has been requested by Lenity Architecture for a project at 3015 SE Berkeley Pl:

Construction of an approximately 150-suite retirement residence and other senior-related uses.

Early Assistance has been requested by Zody Architecture for a project at 10340 SE Division St:

The concept of this project is to construct a new assisted living and memory care community to serve the local residents of the community. the project is currently envisioned to house between 90-120 residents. An existing medical office building will be replaced as part of the project and two residential homes will be demolished. The current concept design houses memory care on the first floor and assisted living on two upper floors. A basement level will provide support services.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project for the Northwest Children’s Theater at 2135 NW 29th Ave:

Performance and education facility for Northwest Children’s Theater. One level of partially-below-grade parking; two levels of performance, edcuation, and administrative space above. Combination of stormwater planters and eco-roof being considered; assume no infiltration allowed due to fill.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by SERA Architects to discuss a project at Con-way Block 292 East at the southwest corner of NW Savier & 20th:

6 story market rate senior apartment building with 186 residential units and basement parking. Stormwater disposal will occur through drywells in the pedestrian way.

Buildings permits are under review for buildings on the University of Portland Franz Campus (also known as the River Campus) at 5828 N Van Houten Pl:

Track & Field complex including a 523 seat covered Grandstand (Part C on Plans): Construction of a new Collegiate Track & Field Facility including 6 lighting poles. See Comments 

New single story, slab on grade, 46,682 sf physical plant with related mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and site work. Type II B Non-combustible construction, fully fire sprinklered. Separate PT and ET required. See Comments

New 12,880 sf Boathouse and Environmental Lab building w/ 2,389 sf mezzanine. Work includes utility infrastructure, stormwater facilities, grading, paving, sitework & site lighting, and Greenway trail. See Comments

A building permit was issued for a project at 4415 SE 61st Ave:

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

Metro Reports: Westwind Apartments, Las Adelitas, Holden of Pearl, and more

Central City Concern’s redevelopment of the Westwind Apartments in Old Town / Chinatown will result in 100 new units of deeply 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 November 4th to November 10th, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Salazar Architect for Las Adelitas at 6723 N Killingsworth St:

141-unit affordable housing building. Ground floor uses include offices, community room, head start classroom, event space courtyard, and plaza. Drywells are proposed for on-site stormwater disposal.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for Large Division at 11518 SE Division St:

Large Division will consist of 138 units of affordable housing, serving households at 30% and 60% Area Median Income (“AMI”). Seven (7) units will be set aside for Permanent Supportive Housing (“PSH”) intended to serve homeless households, or at risk of homelessness. The project will consist of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 416 sf to 1,028 sf.

Early Assistance has been requested by Reilly Signature Homes for a project at SW 18th & Mill St Terrace:

Development of new 4 story condo building with 10 condos, with parking on main level

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Works Progress Architecture to discuss the redevelopment of the Westwind Apartments at 327 NW 6th Ave:

Construction of a new, 7 story, mixed-use building on a quarter block site. Project includes 70 transient housing units (SROs) with PHB funding, 30 studio apartments and Central City Concern offices and community spaces.

A Pre-Permit Zoning Plan Check has been requested for a project at 6814 N Greenwich Ave:

Two new 3 story multi-family buildings using Community Design Standards. Buildings include basements and L03 mezzanine. Building occupancy is R-2. No off street parking. Stormwater method utilizes on-site drywell.

Conway Block 291E, at the southwest corner of NW Raleigh & 20th, has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

Block 219 East will be 6 story market rate apartment building with 200 residential units and basement parking in the Con-Way Master Plan area in the Northwest Plan District.

A project at 3106 SW 12th Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Stewart Gordon Straus Architect:

New 4-story 34 unit apartment building with associated site work; onsite parking ***mechanical permit to be separate***

A building permit is under review for Kilpatrick II at 1408 N Kilpatrick St:

New construction of 18 housing units in a 3-story building on East portion of site. This is buildng 2 of 2. Building 1 was under 18-280322-CO. Utility and grading for entire site was under 18-280322-UTL-01-CO

A building permit is under review for the Holden of Pearl:

review w/ 19-212350-MT New 16 story tower with 3 story podium, courtyard, and 1 below grade level for parking. Building will be a senior living community with 110 units of R-2 occupancy independent senior living, 131 parking stalls in below-grade parking with total GSF of 296,500 with 42,000 of that amount being below-grade parking. Active uses will be provided along 13th Avenue (per 33.510.225).

An excavation and shoring permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for the Grand Avenue Mixed Use at 465 NE Davis St:

EXC 01 – Excavation and shoring permit

A building permit was issued for a project at 20 NE 60th Ave:

Construct new 4 story 14 unit apartment building with parking on main fl and associated site work

Metro Reports: Unicorn Bed Apartments, Kōz on Killingsworth, Garfield Veterans Apartments, and more

The Unicorn Bed Apartments, as shown to the Historic Landmarks Commission in September. The project will include two 3-story buildings, with thirteen units and an on-site day care center.

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 21st to October 27th, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7530 N Interstate Ave:

New Construction, Community Design Standards. 140 R-1 and R-2 Multi-family use. 3-story above grade with third floor mezzanine and basement. 18 dwelling units and 13 sleeping units. No off-street vehicular parking. Project to utilize private drywell.

A project at 5632 N Montana Ave has been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

The proposed development is for 5-story building occupying a quarter city block at N Montana Ave and N Jessup St. The site is currently occupied by (2) lots, with (2) residential structures. The proposed building use includes at-grade lobby, bike storage, and 11 residential units, two of which are at-grade. The main entrance will be located at N Montana Ave., with private residential entrances off the perimeter garden (gate accessed on N Montana). The main entrance is covered with canopy protection. Drywells and a minimum 5′-0″ landscaping buffer are located along the South and East parameters of the site along with patios for at-grade units.

1634 SW Alder St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by SERA Architects:

7 story apartment building with 215 units.

The Morningstar at Laurelhurst has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

New 5-story group living development which includes 114 units with a mix of 2-bed, 1-bed and studio units. Floors 3-5 will be assisted living and floor 2 will house memory care residents. The ground floor will capture the active use amenity spaces and there will also be rooftop amenities and below-grade parking for residents and staff. Three modifications are being requested: maximum building length (33.130.222.B), Sandy Boulevard Plan District height limits in transition zones (33.575.100.C), and setback landscaping (33.130.215.B.2).

A project at 2124 NW Flanders St has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by Emerick Architects:

Proposal is for four stories of market-rate apartments over a walk-out basement level with 19 residential units and typical utilities. Floors 1-4 are proposed to have outdoor balcony space. The roof is anticipated to incorporate an ecoroof and solar panels. The project has no parking. The site is non-contributing in Alphabet Historic District.

The Multnomah County Courthouse Reuse project has been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by GBD Architects:

Renovation and seismic upgrade of the historic Multnomah County Courthouse. Modification to the ground floor windows. Adjustment to vehicular access.

The Unicorn Bed Apartments at 2171 NW Glisan St have been submitted for a Type III Historic Resource Review by DAO Architecture:

Two proposed 3-story affordble multi-family buildings (each with a basement), focused on providing compact apartment residences for single mothers with children. Project includes (13) 2-BR units, including (1) ADA-accessible unit and a 600 sf day care on basement level. Non contributing resource.

An excavation and shoring permit for the Grand Avenue Mixed Use at 465 NE Davis St has been submitted by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

EXC 01 – Excavation and shoring permit

A building permit was issued for Kōz on Sandy at 2180 NE 47th Ave:

New 6 story type III code guide mixed use building with 112 living units above tenant space, bike parking, parking, mechanical rooms, and trash room on first level, includes associated site work *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued for Kōz on Killingsworth at 151 N Killingsworth St:

New 4 story mixed use apartment building, 88 units with ground floor commercial and associated sitework ***mechanical permit to be separate***

A building permit was issued to SERA Architects for the 1715 SW Salmon Mixed Use:

Review w/ 19-106756-MT New 172,020 sq. ft., 8-story mixed use apartment building. 182 units are proposed with future retail space on the ground floor

A building permit was issued to Ink:Built Architecture for the Garfield Veterans Apartments at 6700 NE Garfield Ave:

New 3-story with basement, 28-unit ***state approved modular apartment building with leasing office, laundry room, and mech/elec room*** detached 119 sq ft trash enclosure and associated site work.