News Roundup: ARCOA, Hotel Grand Stark, Hyatt Place, and more

The ARCOA Mixed Use will wrap around the historic ARCOA building at 1006 SE Grand, with an eight story mass at the corner of SE 6th and Yamhill and a three story mass facing SE Grand.

The ARCOA Mixed Use at SE 6th and Yamhill gained approval from the Historic Landmarks Commission*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

The Port of Portland looking at alternative uses or sale of major assets to further new ‘shared prosperity’ initiative, reports the Oregonian ($). The Portland Diamond Project has let an option on the Port’s Terminal 2 property lapse.

Portland’s Bureau of Development Services is laying off 13 staff members, according to OPB. The Bureau is almost entirely reliant on permit fees, which have dropped sharply.

Willamette Week reported that OMSI is looking to develop a gathering space for the Native American community along the Willamette.

City Council rejected the appeal against the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences in the Pearl, according to Willamette Week.

The boutique Hotel Grand Stark (previously known as the Hotel Chamberlain) will feature two new restaurants from Submarine Hospitality, writes the Oregonian ($).

The Oregonian ($) reports that the Lloyd Center is “on the brink as businesses depart en masse.”

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News Roundup: Montgomery Park Master Plan, Williams & Russell, Cathedral Village, and more

Montgomery Park was sold by the Bill Naito Company to Unico Properties in 2019. Unico is currently working on a Master Plan for the property, which could see the surface parking redeveloped.

The NW Examiner reported that the the Master Plan for Montgomery Park could include a trailhead lodge and a bridge over NW Wardway St, connecting the district to Forest Park.

Previous plans for a hotel at 550 SE MLK have been replaced with a seven story residential building with 120 units*, reports the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Portland will build new homes, apartments and business incubator designed to benefit Black Portlanders at Williams & Russell, reports the Oregonian.

BikePortland reports that the Albina Vision Trust, working with Edlen & Company, will develop an affordable housing and community theater project on a site currently used for parking at 253 N Broadway.

A ruptured sprinkler flooded multiple floors, causing ‘extensive damage’ at new the Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

The Portland City Council approved funding that will go towards 110 units of affordable housing at Cathedral Village in St Johns, according to the Oregonian.

Old Navy is closing is Lloyd Center store, reports the Oregonian, making it the latest retailer to pull out of the mall.

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News Roundup: PDX T-Core, Williams & Russell, Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, and more

The Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center will include a new enclosed courtyard at SW Oak and Park, on a site currently used for surface parking.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the approval* of the Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, which will transform an existing building into a modern health center focused on providing services to people experiencing homelessness.

The Portland Mercury covered wrote about the city is mulling an “imperfect solution to city’s racist displacement projects.” Extending the life of the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area would give the city more money for building affordable housing, including at Williams & Russell, where mostly Black families were displaced for an expansion of the Emanuel Hospital that never happened.

Portland Architecture spoke to ZGF’s Sharron van der Meulen and Gene Sandoval about the PDX T-Core project, which will transform the central portion of the airport.

With Macy’s closing, Building on History wondered about what’s next for the Lloyd Center?

Portland Architecture visited 5 MLK to see the crossroads, terraces and transparency.

Willamette Week reported on how a year and a half after construction started on Block 216, displacing numerous food carts, the City still hasn’t give a new food cart pod permission to operate.

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News Roundup: PDX T-Core, Anna Mann House, Alberta Alley, and more

The main terminal at PDX will be expanded and rebuild by 2025. A new roof, which will be built over the existing roof prior to its demolition, will use 2.5 million board feet of timber.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the PDX T-Core project and how the new main terminal roof will be installed*.

Eater Portland reports that Smith Teamaker plans a new cafe at 2291 NW Glisan, with star chef Karl Holl.

Macy’s will close its store in the Lloyd Center, reports Willamette Week. The store was the last major anchor store in the mall. Proposals for the West Anchor Remodel and East Anchor Remodel have been proposed but have yet to move forward into construction.

Building on History wrote about the new life planned for the Anna Mann House. Innovative Housing will create 128 units of affordable housing, in a mix of new buildings and old buildings on the site.

The Business Tribune reported on The Welby, the new mass timber tower coming to the Pearl.

Deadstock Coffee and Papi Chulo’s are among the businesses coming to Alberta Alley at 3003 NE Alberta, reports Eater Portland.

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News Roundup: The Welby, Meyer Memorial Trust HQ, 808 on Alder, and more

The Welby is proposed on the south half of Lovejoy Square, where a previous proposal was approved two year ago. The 15-story, mass-timber building would include retail, office and residential space.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about The Welby, a mass timber tower planned* which went in front of the Design Commission last week for Design Advice.

The new Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters on N Vancouver is now complete, reports the Portland Business Journal.

The Hollywood Star News reports that Grove Development has begun work on a 28-unit apartment project at 3450 NE 50th Ave in Rose City Park.

Work is wrapping up on biotech hub 808 on Alder (previously known called the Eastside Innovation Hub), according to the Portland Business Journal.

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News Roundup: Oregon Square, Mamook Tokatee, Northbound 30 Collaborative, and more

The Design Commission has approved two new office buildings at Oregon Square in the Lloyd District.

The Daily Journal reported on the Design Commission’s approval of two midrise office buildings* proposed for Oregon Square in the Lloyd District. Previous proposals for the site would have seen it developed with residential buildings.

The Oregonian wrote about how Portland hopes to “avoid past setbacks with ambitious affordable housing goals” for the Broadway Corridor.

The affordable housing development formerly known as Halsey 106 is to be named the The Nick Fish, after the City Commissioner who passed away at the start of the year, reports the Oregonian.

The Hollywood Star News reported on Community Development Partners and NAYA securing building permits for Mamook Tokatee, a 56 unit afforable housing development that will include units secured for Native tenants.

After decades of trying, the “new, spacious, seismically saferMultnomah County Central Courthouse has opened, reports the Oregonian.

Portland Architecture spoke to Jones Architecture, whose recent work includes the Northbound 30 Collaborative.

Restore Oregon announced the winners of this year’s DeMuro Awards, reports the Oregonian. Included in the awards for historic preservation are: 230 Ash (a new building in a historic district); Redfox Commons; the Custom Blocks; and the Hallock-McMillen Building.

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News Roundup: Flatworks, HollywoodHUB, Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, and more

The HollywoodHUB project would involve the redevelopment of Hollywood Transit Center. A first phase would include 110-120 units of affordable housing, developed by Bridge Housing.

Plans for the Broadway Corridor took a major step forward, writes The Oregonian, as the City Council voted to approve a Community Benefits Agreement.

The HollywoodHUB project would remake the bikeway and transit center at 42nd Avenue, writes BikePortland.

The Historic Landmarks Commission approved Flatworks at 234 SE Grand. Building on History wrote about how TVA Architects’ task was “to design a building that would fit into the context of its historic neighbors without giving the impression of mimicking something ‘old.’

Plaza plans are proving problematic* at the Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, according to the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Building on History wrote about the approval of a new building at 2124 NW Flanders, which will replace the Nathan Simon house.

Italian food hall Cooperativa is now open in the Pearl District’s Tanner Point, reports Portland Monthly.

Montavilla News wrote about a 12 unit apartment building planned for 2444 SE 90th Ave.

The verdict is in for the old Multnomah County Courthouse Reuse and it “looks like an excellent victory for preservation“, writes Building on History.

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News Roundup: Rocket Empire Machine, Hyatt Place, and the Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Place and Allison Residences
The Pearl Neighbors for Integrity in Design (PNID) are fighting the approval of the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences, which they believe will create congestion, due to the number of hotel rooms and apartments on the site and because it has no on-site parking.

The appeal against the approval of the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences by the Pearl Neighbors for Integrity in Design (PNID), a group of nearby residents unaffiliated the neighborhood association, went in front of City Council last week*. City Council will deliberate on the appeal on September 12th.

Eater Portland covered what to know about Rocket Empire Machine, Montavilla’s new food hall.

The Oregonian wrote about how the “ill-timed debut” of the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center has scuttled its backers’ lofty hopes.

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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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News Roundup: West End Medical Center, PDX Concourse E, Benson High School, and more

The West End Medical Center is being designed by ZGF Architects for Rendina Healthcare Real Estate and The Portland Clinic.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about planned West End Medical Center at 804 SW 12th Ave. The seven-story, 140,000-square-foot medical office building will include a new downtown home for The Portland Clinic*.

The PDX Concourse E Extension had a soft opening in July. The Oregonian noted the project added the first new gates to the airport in twenty years. While work on the extension itself is complete, the Business Tribune wrote about how some concessions are not yet open due to the pandemic.

A proposed development at 2124 NW Flanders St would displace low-income residents, reports Street Roots. Writing after the project’s first hearing, Building on History described why the Historic Landmarks Commission has no power to deny or delay the demolition of the Nathan Simon House currently located on the site.

The Portland Public Schools board approved a $1.2 billion bond for November ballot, reported OPB. The bond will include funds to renovate Jefferson High School and to finish modernizing Benson High School. Building on Historic wrote about the proposed design for Benson High School, which was recently approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission.

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