Metro Reports: 1006 SE Grand, Hyatt Unbound and 6430 N Montana

3rd & Salmon
A design review application has been submitted for changes to the previously approved Hyatt Unbound hotel at SW 3rd and Salmon. A building permit for the project was issued in September 2019, however work has not yet started.

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 27th, 2020 to May 3rd, 2020.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Ink:Built Architecture to discuss a project at 1006 SE Grand Ave:

Construct a new 8-story mixed-use building on the east quarter-block portion of the site, removing the 1-story, non-contributing structure in the process. The existing 3-story historic office building facing Grand Ave will be preserved. Stormwater to be managed by on-site using drywalls or similar means.

Alterations to the previously approved Hyatt Unbound at 245 SW Salmon St have been submitted for a Type II Design Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Approximately 180,000 gross square foot hotel project with 250 guest rooms, ballroom, conference center, fitness center, ground floor restaurant, bar/market, support spaces and rooftop bar. The total project consists of twenty one stories of Type I construction with one basement level. This Review application is for proposed revisions to previously approved design review LU-16-111127 DZM AD.

A building permit was issued for a project at 6430 N Montana Ave:

Construct new 3 story (15) unit apartment building with bike parking and associated landscaping

News Roundup: Northbound 30 Collaborative, Gilkey International Middle School, ART Tower, and more

The Northbound 30 Collaborative will include eight five-story mass-timber apartment buildings, with a total of 144 units over the entire site.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the “variations on a theme“* planned by Waechter Architecture and Jones Architecture for the Northbound 30 Collaborative at 2123 NW 30th Ave.

Hotelier and former Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland is selling a parcel land at 320 NE Lloyd Blvd, reports the Oregonian. The property was acquired from Metro in 2016 as part of settlement to legal action related to the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center. A proposal in 2018 to build a music venue, commercial space and a 14-story residential tower on the site never moved forward.

Portland plans to readopt the Central City 2035 Plan—which is not currently in effect—with the same building heights in the New Chinatown / Japantown Historic District, writes Building on History.

Portland Architecture spoke to Dietrich Wieland and Rich Mitchell of Mackenzie, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary for the architecture, engineering and design firm.

Metropolis wrote about how Hacker Architects put the French American International School on the path to net zero carbon with its new Gilkey International Middle School building.

Portland Monthly wrote about three large projects that are reshaping Portland neighborhoods: the Pepsi Blocks, Block 216 and the ART Tower.

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Metro Reports: Pepsi Blocks, Westwind Apartments, 1139 SW Gibbs, and more

Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A
A building permit is under review for the first phase of the Pepsi Blocks on NE Sandy. Phase 1A will include a new 8-story apartment building, the renovation of the pavilion building, and a new publicly accessible plaza.

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 20th, 2020 to April 26th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 1139 SW Gibbs:

New 12-unit, 3-story multi-family residential building. No on-site parking proposed.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 2757 NE Pacific St:

Project proposes a re-development of existing site for a new 4 story office building with some ground level retail spaces and partial below grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Minarik Architecture for a project at 1427 N Bryant St:

The project proposes to demolish and remove an existing single family residence and replace it with a small 15 unit multifamily building.

A project at 6485 SE 128th Ave has been submitted for a Pre-Permit Plan Check by Scott Edwards Architecture:

The project consists of 15 units with 5 tuck-under parking spaces, the main floor with office, restroom, laundry, bike storage, trash receptacles, and three units (two studios, one 1-bedroom). The second and third floors include six units with (2) 1-bedrooms and (4) studios on each. All units are affordable (4 at 30% AMI, 12 at 60% AMI) and will comply with the voluntary inclusionary housing requirements of Chapter 33.245. The existing site is a vacant flag lot consisting mainly of lawn and two evergreen trees which will be removed to construct the project. Private storm water from the development will be infiltrated on-site with the use of a private drywell and pervious asphalt pavement. Additional site work includes a driveway, pedestrian walkways, site lighting and landscaping. The building is sprinklered with an NFPA 13R system.

The Westwind Apartments at 327 NW 6th Ave have been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Works Progress Architecture:

100-day Review Timeline. Construction of a new, 7-story, mixed-use building on a quarter block site. Project includes 100 deeply affordable units of permanently supporting housing, including 72 transient housing units (SROs) with PHB funding, and 28 studio apartments. It will also contain ground and second floor CCC Office space and community functions. There will be a small retail space at the northwest corner. Adjustment to 33.510.263 is requested to allow loading area access on NW Flanders.

The Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A has been submitted for building permit review:

PEPSI BLOCKS – BUILDING A – New 8-story mixed-use building with 219 apartment units, residential amenities, retail spaces, and underground parking; includes new Woonerf, plaza, and associated site work *** w/20-129212-MT ***

Westwind Apartments Receive Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered on the rebuild of the Westwind Apartments, which is being designed in collaboration by Works Progress Architecture and Architecture Building Culture for Central City Concern. The project will replace the existing Westwind Apartments with 100 new units of deeply affordable housing. The 7-story building will include seventy two SRO units and twenty-eight studios, combined with supportive services. Ground floor program will include office space, residential amenity space, and retail lease space. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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Metro Reports: 1297 SW Cardinell, 1139 SW Gibbs & 110 SE Main

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 13th, 2020 to April 19th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Otak, Inc for a project at 1297 SW Cardinell Dr:

19-unit multifamily condominium development with associated parking. Stormwater disposal methods not yet determined.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 1139 SW Gibbs St:

New 12-unit, 3-story multi-family residential building. No on-site parking proposed.

A building permit was issued for a project at 110 SE Main St:

Renovate one story warehouse: change of occupancy, 133 SF addition, 41-BPOE seismic upgrade, full buildout of 3 tenant spaces to include 3 kitchens, break rooms, locker rooms, toilet rooms w/ showers, complete reroof; infill SE loading dock. Demo 36′ x 41′ area of roof for new courtyard; new openings in (E) walls; new stairs, new windows & doors; 133 sf trash room addition. Demo: SE loading dock/ramp; sidewalk planters, stairs; (e) toilet rooms; east overhead doors; (E) non-bearing partitions.

Metro Reports: Madison High, SE 2nd & Ash, 333 SW Park, and more

A series of building permits were issued to Opsis Architecture for the modernization of Madison High School.

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 6th, 2020 to April 12th, 2020.

Early Assistance has been requested by Base Design & Architecture for a project at 1840 SW Main St:

New 4-story mixed-use, modular building with potential parking below grade, retail and shared functions at grade level, office space at the second level and residential uses on the third and fourth levels. Two options have been provided: Option 1 with below grade parking and modification of Oriel window standards. Option 2 has no on-site parking or application of the oriel window standard.

Early Assistance has been requested by LRS Architects for a project at 836 NE 24th Ave:

New 4 story, quarter-block 30,000 sf mixed-use office building and core-and-shell development intended to contain warehouse and freight movement, wholesale sales, and manufacturing and production space for medical equipment. Development intent is to demo existing NW quarter-block structures to allow for new construction and to consolidate all NW quarter-block properties. Both the NE quarter-block and south block properties would maintain access but remain adjacent properties. New development intends to provide roof decks on upper levels.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ink:Built Architecture for a project at 8914 SE Ellis St:

New 3-5 story apartment building, with either 19 units proposed (not affordable housing) or 33 units proposed (affordable housing), no parking proposed.

A project at SE 2nd and Ash has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by GBD Architects:

The proposed project is a 83,045 gross sf building (with less than 59,576 sf of industrial office, 5,000 sf of traditional office, ground floor retail and structured parking). The building has a day lit basement level and first floor of concrete, with 5 levels of Type 3-A heavy timber above. Stormwater will be collected on the roof of the building and treated in flow through stormwater planters on the third level. Adjustment requested for the loading requirement.

The Multnomah County project at 333 SW Park Ave has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Carleton Hart Architecture:

Accessibility upgrades, expansion of ground floor storefront, window replacement, roof leveling and membrane replacement, and eco-roof installation. New vertical circulation systems are also proposed which will bring the building up to current egress codes. North of the existing building, the current surface parking lot will be converted into a private plaza. This will include bicycle parking, a trash and recycling area, stormwater planters, paved recreation area, and covered seating.

Building permit were issued to Opsis Architecture for the Madison High School Modernization at 2735 NE 82nd:

Modernization and addition of existing high school *** w/19-255928-CO, 19-259176-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New ticket booth *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-255928-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New concessions building with electrical room, women’s restroom, and men’s restroom *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-259176-CO, and 19-259237-CO ***

MADISON HIGH SCHOOL – New bike shelter *** w/19-116412-CO, 19-255914-CO, 19-255928-CO, and 19-259176-CO ***

Weekly Roundup: Workshop Blocks, Broadway Tower, Social Distancing, and more

Workshop Blocks
Block A of the Workshop Blocks, on the left, will be the first of three buildings planned for the vacant lots on SE Water Ave.

Beam Development is moving forward with the Workshop Blocks (formerly known as the ODOT Blocks), reports the Daily Journal of Commerce. Last week the board of Prosper Portland, who own the site, voted to authorize a 99-year ground lease*. Beam plans to build 100,000 sq ft of industrial office space on Block A, which will be first of three buildings planned.

The Business Tribune reported on how construction workers are grappling with social distancing.

Portland Architecture spoke to Emerick Architects, who recently celebrated 20 years in practice.

The office portion of the Broadway Tower was sold by its developer, BPM Real Estate, reports the Business Tribune.

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Metro Reports: OHSU Hospital Expansion, PAE Living Building, NW 13th and Johnson Apartments, and more

The first building permit was issued for the OHSU Hospital Expansion, on the site formerly occupied by the School of Dentistry.

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 30th, 2020 to April 5th, 2020.

Large Division at 11518 SE Division St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review by Ankrom Moisan Architects:

Mixed use building with 138 units of affordable housing, serving households at 30% and 60% Area Median Income (“AMI”). The project will consist of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 416 sf to 1,028 sf. Adjustment requested to vehicular access through a setback (33.130.215.B.1.b)

A building permit was issued to TVA Architects for the NW 13th and Johnson Apartments at 1315 NW Johnson St:

7 story, 38,198 sq. ft. Multi-family mixed use, first floor retail shell, 2-7 floors 58 unit apartments and associated site work. With permit # 18-244052-MT

A building permit was issued to ZGF Architects for the PAE Living Building at 151 SW 1st Ave:

Review w/ 19-158248-MT New construction of 53,646 GSF, 5-story office building in historic district. Project is utilizing elements such as cross laminated timber (CLT), composting toilets, and water filtration/reuse to achieve the Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification. Will house PAE’s Portland office and other tenants. Includes retail spaces at the ground floor.

An Excavation and Shoring permit was issued to NBBJ for the OHSU Hospital Expansion at 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd:

EXC -01 – Site excavation and shoring in preparation for the new hospital expansion.

Weekly Roundup: Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Portland Building, and more

Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center
The Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center sold for $190 milion in December. It is currently closed, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

It’s been a month since we last published a ‘weekly’ roundup. The news in March was almost entirely focused on COVID-19, with few stories of the kind we normally link to published. This roundup mostly includes stories from last week, as well as a few that we missed in the previous weeks.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about SERA Architects’ slightly different proposal* for 306 SE 8th. While the project was approved in 2017, the approval will expire before construction can start.

Portland Architecture visited the reconstructed Portland Building, where the interior changes are so significant that “one can hardly believe this is the same place.” A grand re-opening ceremony that was scheduled for March 19th was canceled, according to the Business Tribune.

The Hyatt Place at the Oregon Convention Center sold in December for $190 million, reports Willamette Week. Despite public investment in the project, none of the profit returned to the taxpayer.

Construction is “chugging along like it’s still 2019,” reports Willamette Week, and “some workers say that’s dangerous“.

The Northwest Examiner wrote about the Hyatt Place and Allison Residences and, in something of a new concern for the paper, wondered whether “available building sites that could have been used for permanent housing will instead be reserved for tourists and business travelers“. The paper also reported that plans for the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center have been canceled, with only a parking lot now set to be built at the site on NW St Helens Rd.

Willamette Week looked at why so many huge self-storage complexes have cropped up in Portland.

Portland Architecture visited Tree Farm, where they found that color and whimsy enliven and ordinary office.

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Metro Reports: Northwest Children’s Theater, 7909 SE Harney and 1350 N Watts

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 23rd, 2020 to March 29th, 2020.

Design Advice has been requested for the Northwest Children’s Theater at 2135 NW 29th Ave:

Performance and education facility for Northwest Children’s Theater. One level of partially below grade parking; two levels of performance, education and administrative space above. Stormwater planters; assume no infiltration allowed due to fill.

Early Assistance has been requested by Inland Washington for a project at 7909 SE Harney St:

Inland Washington is proposing a 150 unit multi-family development in two 4-story building. The development will include surface parking, detached garages, outdoor playground and open space. Access will be from SE Harney St and SE Crystal Springs. Storm water management will be designed to comply with local requirements for the treatment of water quality and quantity. Infiltration rates are high on-site, so detention is not anticipated as part of this project.

A building permit was issued for a project at 1350 N Watts St:

New 3-story 14 unit apartment building with associated site work ***mechanical permit separate***