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9/23/21 - Design Commission Hearing Agenda - Special Date

Public Hearing

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1.  (1:30-1:35)

Items of Interest  - Adoption of Amended Bylaws

2.  (1:35-3:05)

EA 21-073704 DA – Market Street Apartments

APPLICANT: James Casey McGuirl (McGuirl Designs & Architecture)

SITE: 1541 SW Market

CITY CONTACT: Art Graves, BDS, 503-865-6517

DAR for a proposed new affordable housing, multi-family building.  8 stories. 125 dwelling units. 2 off-street loading spaces are proposed. Stormwater disposal utilizing flow through planters. No on-site parking is proposed. No onsite parking is proposed. No Modifications or Adjustments are proposed.

3.  (3:15-4:45)

EA 20-216759 DA – Welby

APPLICANT: Leslie Cliffe, BORA Architects

SITE: 1325 NW Kearney

CITY CONTACT: Hannah Bryant, BDS, 503-865-6520

DAR for a proposed 22-story mixed-use building in the River District sub-district of Central City. The ground level is proposed to have three retail spaces, lobby and leasing office, and access to below-grade parking, storage, and service areas. Upper levels are proposed to be entirely housing. Proposed exterior materials include metal panel and window wall systems, with a concrete base and curtainwall at the ground level. The proposed massing is built to the street lot lines on floors 1-6; floors 7-21 are set back at the south and east sides with roof terraces at level 7 and level 22.

4.  (5:00-6:00)

LU 21-038539 DZ – Modera Main  - RESCHEDULED FROM 9/2 DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM - Continued from 8/19/21 and 8/5/21

NO TESTIMONY-Please note the written record closed to new evidence at 3:30pm on 8/26/21 and responses to new evidence at 3:30pm on 9/2/21.  No additional oral testimony will be received, as was outlined on August 19, 2021. 

APPLICANT: Francis Dardis, Ankrom Moisan Architects

SITE: Full Block bounded by SW Salmon St, SW Main St, SW 20th Ave, and SW 19th Ave

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

Design Review for a proposed 17-story, approx. 175’-0” tall residential apartment building with 336 dwelling units, comprising a mix of studio to 3-bedroom apartments and structured parking totaling approx. 434,720 SF of new floor area. Structured parking proposed on the site includes 403 spaces spread across levels B2 to 5,  and it includes a tunnel under SW Main St to the MAC parking garage to the north of the site. (Note: this tunnel, which is subject to City Council approval and is not subject to Design Review approval, is being evaluated under a separate Major Encroachment Review under case number 20-211803 TR.) The proposal also includes a large amenity deck for residents on level 6 and another amenity deck on level 17. Together, these two amenity decks include outdoor seating areas, barbeque ranges, fire pits, and a small pool.

Please Keep in mind

  • 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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