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10/21/21 - Design Commission Hearing Agenda

Public Hearing
Regularly scheduled Design Commission Hearings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

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1.  (1:30-1:35)

Items of Interest

2.  (1:35-4:05)

LU 21-053731 CCMS – RiverPlace Central City Master Plan    CONTINUED FROM 10/7/21

*No oral testimony will be taken this hearing, written testimony can be submitted to the Case Planner

APPLICANT: Agustin Enriquez V, GBD Architects Incorporated

SITE: 0150, 0308-0320 SW Montgomery Street

CITY CONTACT: Grace Jeffreys, BDS, 503-865-6521

Type III Central City Master Plan Review for an approximately 8-acre site located in the Downtown Subdistrict of the Central City Plan District. The Central City Master Plan will establish the framework for future development proposals within the Master Plan boundary (S Montgomery Street, S Harbor Way/ Moody Avenue Trail, S River Parkway, S River Drive). The site will ultimately be home to approximately 3 million square feet of new commercial, employment, and residential development, as well as 70,000 square feet of new open space.

3.  (4:15-5:45)

EA 21-082922 DA – Choice Cambria Portland

APPLICANT: Gary Golla & Jon McAuley, SERA Design and Architecture, Inc

SITE: 105 & 135 NW Park Ave

CITY CONTACT: Benjamin Nielsen, BDS, 503-865-6519

Design Advice Request for a proposed new 6-story (approx. 68 feet tall), 179 guest room hotel and approx.1,750 square foot commercial/retail space. The building is proposed to be clad with brick at the ground floors and stucco on the upper stories. The ground floor will contain the hotel lobby, restaurant and bar, meeting rooms, fitness space, and the future commercial/retail space, as well as back of house areas. One Standard B loading space is proposed with access off NW Davis St, which will require an Adjustment to loading standards. A Modification to the Required Building Lines – Park Blocks standard will be needed.

4.  (5:55-6:40)

LU 21-061842 DZM HR – 550 SE MLK Housing   CONTINUED FROM 9/30/21

APPLICANT: Marcus Lima, GBD Architects

SITE: 550 SE MLK Housing

CITY CONTACT: Megan Sita Walker, BDS, 503-865-6515 

Type III Design Review with a Type II Historic Resource Review for a proposed new half block, 7-story "5-over-2" mixed-use building in the Central Eastside Subdistrict of the Central City Plan District. Ground-level uses include commercial retail spaces, residential amenities, parking with approximately 60 parking stalls, and approximately 132 residential dwelling units of varying sizes at levels 2-7. The Type II Historic Resource Review is required as a small portion of the east building wall is within the East Portland/ Grand Avenue Historic District. Two Modifications are requested to reduce the required depth of active uses on SE MLK (33.510.225) and to reduce Ground Floor Window area coverage and length requirements on SE Washington (33.510.220 and 33.140.230.B). A DAR for this proposal was held on January 7, 2021 (EA 20-219065 DA). 

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  • Agenda items may be rescheduled.

  • Times are estimates only and agenda item times may change.

  • Projects are reviewed in the order listed with a 10 minute break between agenda items.

  • All continuances and reschedules are requested by the applicant, unless otherwise noted.

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