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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4515 NE Fremont WEB

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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Portland Timbers & Thorns Contribute $65k to Thomas Cully Park

The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns have contributed $65,000 to the Portland Parks Foundation to help fund phase one of Thomas Cully Park in Northeast Portland. The new park is under construction now at NE 72nd Avenue, just south of NE Columbia Blvd and is slated for completion this summer. The contribution helps…

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Is a New Music Venue Coming to NW Portland?

The Willamette Week is reporting a proposed new music venue in Northwest Portland across the street from Montgomery Park at NW 27th Avenue and NW Vaughn Street. Local entertainment company Monquie Presents met with two local neighborhood associations to share plans for the 3000-person venue. At that size, the venue would be larger…

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