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2/16/23 - Design Commission Hearing Agenda

Public Hearing
Regularly scheduled Design Commission Hearings are the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
1:30 pm 5:30 pm

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1. (1:30-1:35)

Items of Interest

2. (1:35-4:05)

LU 22-163683 DZM – 701 & 777 NE 7TH Ave

APPLICANT: Brian Varricchione | Mackenzie

SITE: 701 & 777 NE 7TH Ave

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

The proposed development is for a 15-story multi-family apartment building on a half-block site, located at the southwest corner of NE 7th Avenue and NE Oregon street in the Central City Plan District, Lloyd Sub-District. The proposed building use includes 14 stories of apartment units totaling 240 units. Resident amenities are proposed on the ground floor and a community room, amenity deck, and ecoroof will occupy the roof. Three levels of below grade parking are proposed. A Modification is requested to reduce the parking space width for a limited number of parking stalls to accommodate structural columns.

3. (4:15-5:30)

LU 21-115214 CCMS AD - OMSI Central City Master Plan - RESCHEDULED FROM 2/2/23 AND CONTINUED FROM 12/15/22

APPLICANT: Allison Rouse, ZGF Architects, LLP

SITE: 1945 SE Water Ave (plus others)

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

Type III Central City Master Plan Review for the approx. 34 acre OMSI master plan area in the Central Eastside Subdistrict of the Central City Plan District. The OMSI Central City Master Plan will establish the framework for future development proposals within the master plan boundary. The master plan area will eventually be home to approximately 3.4 million square feet (ranging from a minimum of approx. 1.14 million square feet to a maximum of approx. 4.37 million square feet) of mixed institutional, commercial, retail, and residential development. Approx. 315,513 square feet of park, plaza, and open spaces are proposed throughout the master plan area. Adjustments to the Required Buildings Lines standards and Parking and Loading Access standards are also being requested.

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  • Agenda items may be rescheduled.

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