News Roundup: Rocket Empire Machine, Troy Laundry, SW Park Ave Apartments, and more

The SW Park Apartments, proposed for a site at the corner of SW Park and Clifton, would include 89 residential units, affordable to those earning 60% or less of Median Family Income.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the SW Park Apartments, an 11-story modular building which will include 89 units of affordable housing*.

The Portland Business Journal wrote about Montavilla’s new food hall, Rocket Empire Machine.

There has been a breakthrough on a Community Benefits Agreement for the Broadway Corridor, reports NW Labor Press. The agreement will be in front of the Prosper Portland board on Wednesday August 12th, alongside a Disposition and Development Agreement with developer Continuum Partners.

Building on History wrote about two projects proposed on the same block: the renovation of the Troy Laundry Building; and the new apartment building at 1010 SE Ash.

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Weekly Roundup: Troy Laundry, Tree Farm, Westwind Apartments, and more

Plans presented to the Historic Landmarks Commission today show a renovation of the Troy Laundry building, and a new 6-story residential building built on the northern half of the block.

The Oregonian wrote about plans from Chicago-based developer AJ Capital Partners for the Troy Laundry building at 1010 SE Ash St. The renovated building might include a location of the private members club Soho House.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about buildings being planned with greenery on the exterior,* including Tree Farm in the Central Eastside and the new Westwind Apartments in Old Town.

Construction of new housing in Portland is still falling short of the need, reports Willamette Week.

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Metro Reports: 5205 SE 18th, MAC Block 7, Onnuri Evangelical Church, and more

A building permit was issued for a 6 story, 59 unit apartment building at 5205 SE 18th Ave.

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 December 16th to December 22nd, 2019.

Early Assistance has been requested by Jones Architecture for a project at 2855 SW Patton Rd:

Reconfigure existing underlying lots and build two new mixed-use buildings (3-stories and 19 units each) and 11 new townhomes (also 3-stories each).

Early Assistance has been requested by Works Progress Architecture for a project at 410 SW Harrison St:

New senior housing project with approximately 260-290 units, below grade parking and 16 stories above grade type 1 construction.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture to discuss a renovation and expansion to the Troy Laundry Building at 1025 SE Pine St:

The scope of exterior restoration will be determined by a visual facade assessment provided by a Historic Architect Consultant. Restoration of the existing historic window frames is anticipated and will include an energy retrofit utilizing insulated glazing units. Facade renovations will be compatible with the historic building and are anticipated to include a new canopy at the main entry, new main entry storefront system, and new carriage doors at the service entry inspired by the historic condition. The facade materials of the rooftop addition are intended to provide a clear distinction between the historic building and the new addition. The massing will be setback from the existing parapet wall to minimize site lines from the street. The interior renovation of the building will include seismic retrofits, new MEP systems, and code required Fire and Life Safety components. Site work is anticipated to include restoration of adjacent sidewalks in public right-of-way, preservation of existing street trees and stormwater management improvements.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architecture for a project the MAC Block 7 at SW 19th & Salmon:

Proposal is for a new 13 story, 330 unit multi-dwelling residential building with 169 structured residential parking spaces and 230 additional below-grade parking spaces for use by the Multnomah Athletic Club.

An addition to the Patton Home at 4619 N Michigan Ave has been submitted for a Type II Conditional Use Review:

The Patton Home for the Friendless building currently has land use status as Group Living with previous approvals for 63 residents. This proposal is to add additional units to the existing building up to a maximum of 80 and to add an on-site commercial kitchen that produces food for off-site locations. Listed as a contributing structure in the Mississippi Conservation District, historic incentive 33.445.610.C(5) allows conditional uses to be processed through a Type II procedure.

The new De La Salle North Catholic High School at 5310 NE 42nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Bora Architects:

DE LA SALLE H.S. – Renovation of existing building for new high school (including seismic upgrade, new finishes, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection), 21,000 s.f. addition for new gym, commons, and commercial kitchen; new driveway, parking, and associated site work *** w/19-256433-MT ***

A project at 4931 NE 33rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story mixed use bldg 19 unit apt and 15 unit hotel with office space on ground level and community room in basement.

A project at 8134 SE 11th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story, 19-unit apartment building with associated site work.

A foundation permit for 550 SE MLK has been submitted for review by GBD Architects:

FND 01- Foundation only for new 7 story mixed use building (5 over 2 concrete and light-gauge metal framing construction) Includes 6 levels containing 153 hotel rooms over 1 level of commercial spaces, a hotel lobby and back of house area for hotel operations; 1 level of below grade structured parking. 

The Dairy Apartments at 801 NE 21st Ave have been submitted for building permit review by Hacker:

review w/ 19-260575-MT New construction of 7-story (5 Type IIIA over 2 Type IA) multi-family residential buildng over 1 level of below grade parking. Total building will be 196,430 gross sf, 271 units, plus residential amenities. Inclusionary Housing will be triggered, and provided on-site at standard rates. A land use adjustment will be requested for the minimum parking requirement.

A project West of 4136 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

New 3 story 18 unit apartment building

A project at 2316 N Vancouver Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Fosler Portland Architecture:

Construct new 3 story 18 unit apartment building with interior bike and trash enclosure and site work dfs trusses

The Onnuri Evangelical Church at 5727 SE 136th Ave has been for building permit review:

New 2 story church, 1st floor, gym, sancuary, restrooms, kitchen, offices, childs room, and limited use elevator; second floor sancuary; class rooms and restrooms; site work to include parking spaces, landscaping and sidewalks; trash enclosure less than 120 sq. ft. on SW corner of property

A project at 1039 NE Stafford St has been submitted for building permit review by Otak:

FND 01 – Foundation permit for new self storage facility to include 6 stories and 1 basement level

A project at 2904 NE Alberta St has been submitted for building permit review:

Shell: renovation of existing 2 story commercial building. Includes removing both stairs inside, all interior walls and fixtures on both floors, upgrade storefront on north add new stair and wall to create garbage room. Add new entry and accessible ramp on north east corner.

Construct 2 story new shell building and associated site work.

The DePaul Treatment Center at 830 SE 102nd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

New construction of adult drug and alcohol treatment center that includes 70 long term care beds, 24 short term care beds, dining and amenity spaces for residents, an outpatient therapy facility, and administrative offices.

100 Multnomah has been submitted for building permit review:

100 Multnomah 9-story core and shell office tower to be constructed over an existing, mixed-use parking garage and retail building. This includes an exterior amenity terrace on the 9th floor level

A building permit was issued for a project at 5205 SE 18th Ave:

Construct new 6 story, 59 unit apartment building, parking, trash area, bike storage, electrical room and lobby on 1st floor, floors 2-6 include apartment living units, includes associated site work

Metro Reports: Troy Laundry, 3000 SE Powell, 5434 SE Milwaukie, 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 April 1st to April 7th, 2019.

Design Advice has been requested by Holst Architecture for the Portland Housing Bureau project at 3000 SE Powell:

Construction of a new 5-story structure (4-over-1) with approximately 175 affordable housing units, 7,000 sq ft of ground floor active uses and 30 parking spaces. There is 35 to 50 feet (or more) of undocumented fill across the site and is assumed that infiltration will not be allowed into this undocumented fill, a connection to the public combo sewer (Hierarchy Category 4) is the only option.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at the Troy Laundry building at 1025 SE Pine St:

The Troy Laundry building at 1025 SE Pine is a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Decades after the original structure (the ‘Main Building’) was built, addition areas were added to the north part of the block. The remainder of the block is a surface parking lot.

If we purchase the property, we will renovate the Main Building. Ideally, this will include an internal renovation, exterior repairs that retain the historic character, and addition of a roof deck to the Main Building. We also expect to redevelop the north half of the site with new construction. This will involve removal of the structures built after Main Building was constructed and replacement with a new building (which will likely be flush with the main Troy Laundry building).

We recognize that this redevelopment project will require a Type III review and, therefore, a pre-application conference (and that this EA does not satisfy that requirement). We are seeking feedback only on the questions we submitted in order to assess initial feasibility during our purchase due diligence period.

A building permit was issued to Icon Architecture/Planning for a project at 6822 N Greenwich Ave:

New construction of 3-story, 9 unit apartments with a rooftop deck and associated site work *** floor & roof trusses to be a DFS *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued to Tahran Architecture & Planning for a project at 5434 SE Milwaukie Ave:

Construct new 4 story with basement 28 unit; no parking; 40 sq ft trash enclosure; site work included 100% inclusionary housing

A building permit was issued to Fosler Portland Architect for a project at 1514 N Emerson St:

New 3 story 19 unit apartment building with enclosed bicycle parking.

A building permit was issued for a project at 3737 NE Columbia Blvd:

New construction of two 3-story self storage buildings connected with three hour wall with associated parking, utilities and landscape. (demo permit separate); 120 sq ft trash enclosure