- The City Council heard evidence for and against the proposed demolition of the Buck Prager Building at 1727 NW Hoyt. The hearing will be continued on December 18th.
- The Design Commission offered Design Advice on the St Francis Park Apartments and the 4th & Harrison student housing. A Design Review hearing for Jefferson 14 was postponed until December 18th.
- In an article titled ‘Arcade Games Are Better III‘ Places over Time wrote about 419 Burnside.
- The Portland Business Journal reported that “some of the structures that comprise Centennial Mills could very well collapse into the Willamette River if they’re not torn down — and fast.”
- In an article about affordable housing in the North Macadam Urban Renewal Area, the Oregonian reported that the Portland Housing Bureau are planning a a mixed-use project to include affordable housing at SW Moody & River Parkway.
- The blog History Treasured & Sometimes Endangered wrote about an art installation at the Mariner’s Home Building on NW 3rd and NW Davis. The building is currently being converted into the Society Hotel.
- The Portland Chronicle published photos of the site at 4937 SE Division St set to be redeveloped as 134 apartment units, with SERA as its architect.
- The Portland Business Journal wrote about construction progress at the former Red Lion, currently being transformed into the Hotel Eastlund.
- The Daily Journal of Commerce reported that OHSU is close to signing contracts for two South Waterfront projects [subscription required]. According to the article, ZGF Architects have been chosen to design the Center for Health & Healing II and SRG Partnership have been chosen for the Schnitzer Campus Building III.
The St Francis Park Apartments at SE 11th & Stark are set to have their first Design Advice hearing on December 11th. The project by MWA Architects for the Catholic Charities of Oregon will include 102 units of affordable housing. According to a story in the Oregonian, 10 units would be reserved for people earning less than 30 percent of the median income. 25 units would be reserved for women transitioning out of homelessness or abusive homes. A community room for the residents and neighborhood will be provided at the southwest corner.