Weekly roundup: Renata open in 626 SE Main, works starts on 240 Clay and more

240 Clay

Clay Creative

Work has begun on Clay Creativethe Central Eastside office building formerly known as 240 Clay.

Eater PDX reports that Renata Restaurant has opened in 626 SE Main, a converted warehouse that also houses Ancient Heritage Creamery.

The Foster Powell blog wrote about the proposed rebuild of the YMCA at 6036 SE Foster.

The Portland Chronicle reported that 76 apartments units are planned for a site 7400 SE Milwaukie Blvd. The apartments will replace a single family home, a shed and single story commercial structure.

A panel that included Tim Boyle, Andy Bryant and Mark Edlen discussed the future of St Mary’s Academy, which plans to expand its campus to the site formerly home to the University Post Office.

An article in The Oregonian looked at One North, the 3 building office development on N Williams. 

Note: due to the Memorial Day holiday the Bureau of Development Services is closed today. The Metro Reports will likely be published tomorrow.

Weekly Roundup: the Society Hotel, the Loyal Legion and more

The Society Hotel will open this summer

The Society Hotel will open this summer

  • The Portland Business Journal reported that Jama Software, the anchor tenant for Melvin Mark’s 2&Taylor building, is ready to move in.  The project is a redevelopment of the former Yamhill Marketplace.
  • The demolition of the former University Station post office began. The site is owned by St Mary’s Academy, who plan on expanding their campus. Although still in the early stages of planning, the Oregonian reported on what might be housed in the expansion.
  • The Society Hotel, a redevelopment of a long vacant building in Old Town, is set to open this summer. The Portland Business Journal had a look at the construction progress.
  • The City Council was scheduled to vote on the rezoning for the MAC Block 7 apartments. The applicants have now decided to complete a City Center Parking Review before the City Council makes its final decision.
  • The Waterline Apartments on NW Front Ave have begun pre-leasing.
  • At Portland Architecture, Brian Libby expanded on his CityLab article about Centennial Mills, with more extracts from his conversation with Jordan Schnitzer. Meanwhile, the RFP process for selective demolition of the buildings in worst condition is ongoing.
  • Chefstable plans to open The Loyal Legion, a beer hall with 99 Oregon beers on tap, in the former Portland Police Athletic Association building.

Metro Reports: more apartments at Conway, demolition of old Post Office and more

GBD have requested a Pre-Application Conference for a project on Block 294 in the Conway masterplan

GBD have requested a Pre-Application Conference for a project on Block 294 in the Conway masterplan

Every week, the Bureau of Development services publishes a list of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.

SERA have requested early assistance on a project at 1133 SW Market St:

New 9-story market rate apartment building (approximately 100 units)

Lever Architecture have requested early assistance on a project at N Albina & N Blandena:

EA with infrastructure in Design Overlay Zone

G28 Investments LLC have requested early assistance on a project at 440 NE 28th Ave, the site of the recently demolished Lucky Inn:

New 4 story mixed use building. Ground floor retail with 3 floors of rental units

An apartment building is proposed at 1640 SE Tacoma St:

Construction for new four story apartment building over a concrete parking lot with retail space

GBD Architects have requested a Pre-Application Conference for a project on Block 294 of the Conway masterplan:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for two new mixed-use buildings with approximately 370 new units including 600 underground vehicle parking spaces and 500 bike parking spaces on the Conway Master Plan site.

Emerick Architects have applied for a Historic Resource Review for improvements to the Overland Warehouse Company building at 205 NW 4th Ave:

Historic Resource Review for exterior improvements

A permit has been issued for the demolition of the vacant University Post Office at SW 6th & Market, which is now owned by St Mary’s Academy:

Demolish 2 story post office builidng, cap sewer, remove all debris no fill greater than 24″. Remove all foundations and debris. Cap utilities. Decommissioning inspection required. Scope of work does not include removal of trees.