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5/6/21 - 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.  (1:35-3:35)

LU 20-123610 DZM – NW 23rd and Marshall Apartments

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

  • APPLICANT: Richard Dobrot, GBD Architects Incorporated

  • SITE: 1111-1137 NW 23rd Avenue

Type III Design Review for proposed new five story mixed-use building with 74 apartment units on four floors above approximately 10,000 sf of ground level retail located in the Northwest Plan District. One level of below grade parking for 44 cars, one B sized loading space, and 91 bikes will be accessed off NW Northrup Street. Primary cladding materials include brick and metal panels with vinyl windows, ground level wood and aluminum storefront glazing and board formed and painted concrete at the base and metal canopies.

3.  (3:45-5:45)

LU 20-213946 DZ - APPEAL

Type II Appeal of a Design Review for an eleven-story affordable housing apartment building with 89 residential units. The structure will be prefabricated, composed of modular units with a stucco panel exterior. The proposed building will be set into the sloping site with the main entry lobby at existing sidewalk grade on SW Park Avenue with an entry plaza wrapping the corner of SW Park Avenue and SW Clifton St. The 6,000 SF site is currently developed with two older, two-story single-family homes that will be deconstructed. The site is located at the northeast corner of SW Park Ave and SW Clifton S and is directly across U.S. HWY I-405 from Portland State University and the North Park Blocks, accessed via the Park Avenue Bridge. The site is part of a small dead-end location with steep topography that rises almost vertically to the south and west approximately 100 to 150 feet away to enclose this residential pocket.

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  • The agenda is subject to change.

  • 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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