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6/30/22 - Design Commission Hearing Agenda

Public Hearing
Regularly scheduled Design Commission Hearings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
1:30 pm 6:00 pm

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1.  (1:30-1:35)

Items of Interest

2. (1:35-4:00)

LU 22-121266 DZM RiverPlace Block 1 South

APPLICANT: Agustin Enriquez | GBD Architects

SITE: 1500 South Montgomery Street

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

Proposal for a new 30-story multi-family residential tower on former Riverplace Athletic Club (RAC) site. This development will be a Phase 1 of the in-process CCMP for the entire Riverplace site (LU 21-053731). This proposal will include approximately 344 residential units with parking provided by utilizing unused existing spaces in the adjacent Douglas Apartments garage. 16,610 square feet of new public open area will also be provided in two locations, in the middle of Block 1 and at the southern end of Block 1. These two open areas will provide public links from the Harbor Drive Trail on the west of the property to the new Street “A” as well as publicly accessible landscaped open space.

3. (4:10-5:40)

EA 22-144922 DA - Vernier Science Center

APPLICANT: Michael Tingley | Bora Architecture

SITE: 1025 SW Mill Street

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

The applicant requests design advice on the proposed renovation of an existing 1969 Brutalist-style classroom building at Portland State University. The physical renovations are intended to update the building envelope for the purposes of energy efficiency and also to create a more welcoming, inclusive environment that incorporates Indigenous design principles and Indigenous plant cousins as the building becomes the hub for the Indigenous Sciences program.

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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