New South Waterfront Plans Announced

The Zidell family has announced it’s vision for a 33-acre property located just south of the city on the South Waterfront under the Ross Island Bridge. The property currently houses the Zidell barge business and is slated to become a mixed-use development consisting of 2,600 residential units, 1.5 million square feet of…

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City Council Approves Inclusionary Zoning

The Portland City Council has approved a new city-wide policy requiring new developments with 20 or more units to set aside 20% of those units for affordable housing. The units must be affordable for households making less than 80% of the median family income in Portland, which was just over $58,000 for…

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Design Commission Approves Convention Center Hotel

The Oregon Convention Center Hotel has received approval from the Design Commission. The proposed site for the hotel is at the corner of NE Holladay and NE MLK Blvd and is bound by NE 2nd and NE Hassalo Pl. It is directly across NE Holladay from the Oregon Convention Center and is…

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PDC to Buy Six Central Eastside Parcels

At yesterday’s Board of Commissioners Meeting, the Portland Development Commission (PDC) formally considered a purchase and lease agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for over 4 acres of land in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District.  The land falls between SE Taylor and SE Madison Streets at SE Water Street. PDC would…

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Design Review for Ankeny Apartments

A new development proposed for the Central Eastside has gone before the Design Commission to mixed feedback. If approved, the Ankeny Apartments will be a17 unit, 6 story building designed to have net zero energy use. Sustainable features will include triple pane passive house rated windows and highly insulated walls and roofs. The property…

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Design Commission Approves New Development at SW 3rd and Taylor

The Design Commission approved plans for a new office space at SW 3rd and Taylor. The building will be ten stories, and was designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects. While the majority of the building will be designated for office space, there will also be 9,530 sq ft of retail space incorporated. The building will…

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