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4/21/22 - Design Commission Hearing Agenda

Public Hearing
Regularly scheduled Design Commission Hearings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
1:30 pm 7:15 pm

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1.  (1:30-1:35)

Items of Interest

2. (1:35-2:20)

BRIEFING - Plan for Power – Private transformers and the ROW 

CITY CONTACT: Mathew Berkow, PBOT,

CITY CONTACT: Tim Heron, BDS, 503-823-7726

3. (2:20-3:50)

EA 22-119814 DA – NE 7th Ave Apartments

APPLICANT: Brian Varricchione, Mackenzie

SITE: 701 & 777 NE 7th Ave

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

Design Advice Request for a proposed 15-story multifamily apartment building with 260 dwelling units on a half-block site in the Lloyd Subdistrict of the Central City Plan District. The ground floor of the building will provide resident amenities. The rooftop will have an amenity deck, amenity room, and an ecoroof. Below grade parking is proposed with access from NE Irving St. One Modification to allow some parking spaces to be 7’-9” wide may be proposed.

3. (4:00-5:30)

EA 22-117306 DA – Alamo Block 45 Changes

APPLICANT: Alamo Manhattan

SITE: Block 45 in South Waterfront

CITY CONTACT:  Staci Monroe, BDS, 503-865-6516

Design Advice Request for potential alterations to a previously approved building in order to incorporate a grocer on the ground floor.  Potential modifications to allow loading access off River Parkway and to required ground floor windows.

4. (5:40-7:10)

EA 22-119953 DA – RiverPlace Phase 1 - RESCHEDULED FROM 4/7/22

APPLICANT: Agustin Enriquez, GBD Architects


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

DAR for a new 30-story, multi-family high-rise development on the former Riverplace Athletic Club site, which is part of Phase 1/ Block 1 of the overall 8-acre site of the recently approved RiverPlace Central City Masterplan CCMS, located in the University District/ S. Downtown Subdistrict of the Central City Plan District.  The Phase 1/Block 1 development will be phased, with this development of the southern parcel of Block 1 first, followed by the development of the northern parcel, which will be a mixed-use building with retail and multi-family use. The Phase 1/Block 1 development preserves all existing housing in the Douglas Apartments and townhouse portions of the site.This proposal for the southern parcel of Block 1 will provide 329 dwelling units, and parking will be provided by utilizing unused existing spaces in the adjacent Douglas Apartments garage, which contains 385 stalls. 16,610 square feet of new public open area will be provided in two areas. In the middle of Block 1, a new 60’ wide connection will be provided linking the Harbor Drive Trail on the west of the property to the new Street “A”. At the southern end of the block, a roughly 10,000 square foot open area will be provided that includes an accessible ramp and pedestrian path to link the Harbor Drive Trail to the southern end of Street “A.

5 modifications are requested, to: Tower Floor Plate Size, Tower Floor Plate Dimensions, Eco-roof, Open Area Design and Ground Floor Windows.

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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