Weekly Roundup: Weatherly Building, The Redd, Residential Infill, and more

Weatherly Building
A new 12-story office building designed by Perkins+Will is proposed adjacent to the Weatherly Building, as part of a project that will also include the seismic retrofit of the 1927 landmark stucture.

A 12-story mixed-use office and retail building at 510 SE Morrison St, adjacent to the Weatherly Building, has been proposed by developer Unico. At an initial Design Advice meeting the Landmarks Commission “recommended changes to the building’s massing, materials and height“*, writes the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Oregonian reported that Portland is drafting new historic preservation rules intended “to wrest back local control“.

The second phase of the The Redd will completely open on March 2, according to a story in the Business Tribune.

NBP Capital has acquired the former Sunshine Dairy site at 801 NE 21st Ave, writes the Portland Business Journal (subscription required). An Early Assistance application was submitted in January for a 7-story building with 300-350 residential units.

Neighborhood activists thought the Residential Infill Project would protect neighborhoods from McMansions, but “did not see the fourplexes on the horizon“, writes the Portland Tribune. The project, which will go in front of City Council this summer, is seeing the strongest opposition in neighborhoods that “tend to be more affluent and the least affected.”

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North Pearl High-Rises, Part II: The Overton (images)

This post is the second in a series on the high-rises currently under construction in the North Pearl. See also Part I about the Cosmopolitan on the Park and Part III about Block 17.

The Overton apartments are currently under construction on a block that previously housed a single story warehouse. The 26-story building will be 252’ tall, and will include 284 residential units.  The design, for Unico Properties, is by the Seattle of office of ZGF Architects with Ankrom Moisan as associate architect.

The Overton - 01

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