AMF Bowling Alley on SE Powell Closing Next Month

At the end of May AMF Bowling Center on SE Powell Blvd. and SE 30th will be closing its doors for good. MAJ Development Corporation bought the building last summer for $4.8 million and plan to “update and upgrade” the building and lease it to a large, as yet undisclosed, national retailer. This is…

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New Apartment Building Proposed in Rose City Park

A new apartment building has been proposed for the southeast corner of NE Sandy Blvd. & 47th Ave. The site is currently home to a branch of Umpqua Bank, which is also listed as the current owner. An early assistance intake report was filed with the city by Joshua Scott, the owner…

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Phase II of the Lloyd Cinemas Redevelopment

Holst Architecture went before the design review board last week with updated designs for the second phase of their redevelopment of the Lloyd Cinemas site in NE Portland. Phase I (named 1400 NE Multnomah) was approved last year and will add a 6-story building with 677 apartments and ground floor retail to the current…

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City Training Diverse Workforce for Deconstructing Homes

Last year Portland enacted a new deconstruction ordinance that requires any homes slated for demolition that were built before 1916 to be deconstructed instead of demolished. Deconstruction cuts down on air pollutants and salvages reusable materials that would otherwise be headed to a landfill. Part of the ordinance states that only Certified…

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ADUs Gaining Popularity

ADUs (Accessory or Auxiliary Dwelling Units) are becoming more and more popular in Portland. Once only a small subset of the new construction market, 2016 saw the number permits issued for ADUs increase to 615, almost the number of single-family home permits issued (867). This represents a 30-fold increase in just 10…

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Kenton Neighborhood Approves Tiny House Village for Homeless

Wednesday night residents of the Kenton neighborhood voted overwhelmingly to endorse a new concept aimed at helping homeless women get off the street. The Tiny House Village will consist of 14 tiny homes that measure about 8-by-12 feet. They are meant to be a temporary way to get homeless women off the street while…

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