Metro Reports: Flatworks, 3605 N Michigan, 1121 SE Lincoln, and more

Flatworks at 240 SE Grand Ave has been submitted for building permit review. The design of the 8-story Cross-Laminated Timber office building is by TVA Architects, for Sturgeon Development Partners.

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 22nd, 2021 to March 28th, 2021.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3605 N Michigan Ave:

7,500sf, 3-story, 12-14 unit multi-family apartment building. Accessory bike storage and trash enclosure adjacent to ally. Stormwater disposal via drywell if infiltration testing confirms or flow-through planter.

Early Assistance has been requested by Dao Architecture for a project at 1121 SE Lincoln St:

Development of Lincoln Court, which is comprised of (8) residential units, one commercial space, and common and support areas surrounding a central courtyard. The residential units are a mix of townhouses and flats within structures varying in height from two to four stories, with approximately 4 – 6 covered, but not enclosed parking spaces. Primarily wood-framed structures, R-2 Occupancy, Type V-A, NFPA 13 sprinklered. Stormwater assumed to be primarily addressed with drywells. See more extensive project description enclosed with application documents.

Flatworks at 240 SE Grand has been submitted for building permit review:

FLATWORKS – New 8 story, 130,000 (above grade) office building with a height of 100′-0″ as calculated per the COP Zoning Code. Construction is using Cross-Laminated Timber. Below-grade parking with 66 stalls provided with access off of SE Pine Street. Loading zone provided w/ separate entry off of SE Pine Street. Stormwater will be managed on-site via eco-roof.** Review w. 21-025182-MT

A building permit was issued for a project at 1530 NE 67th Ave:

New 4 story storage facility, parking, landscaping, and site improvements *** mechanical permit to be separate ***.

Weekly Roundup: 1715 NW 17th, Culinary Corridor, Weatherly Building, and more

The former Premier Gear & Machine Works building is being converted to creative office space by LRS Architects and Sturgeon Development Partners.

With the pending construction of Block 216 set to displace the 10th and Alder food carts, the city is studying the possibilities for a ‘Culinary Corridor’*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about how an old gear and machine works factory at 1715 NW 17th Ave will become some of Portland’s newest creative office space.

The Oregonian wrote about the 12-story tower proposed adjacent to the Weatherly Building.

The proposal to re-legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes throughout Oregon could be undermined by existing private deeds that prohibit anything other than single family homes, writes the Oregonian.

Senate Bill 10, sponsored by Senate President Peter Courtney, would require cities to allow dense development along major transit routes, writes the Oregonian. Portland would be required to allow up to 75 units per acre with a quarter mile of frequent transit, and up to 45 units per acre within a half mile.

Property magnate Greg Goodman objects to Multnomah County’s proposed $4.3 million purchase of a building at 333 SW Park Ave, according to the Willamette Week.

BikePortland asked whether the Oregon Department of Transportation’s I-5 Rose Quarter plan is compatible with the Albina Vision. In the Business Tribune architecture critic Brian Libby argued for making the vision a reality.

The Portland Business Journal reported that Andrea Durbin, executive director of the Oregon Environmental Council, is set to be the new director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

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