Morris Marks House in SW to be Moved and Preserved

The historic Morris Marks home that currently sits on SW 12th street may soon move to a lot between SW 6th and SW Broadway. Preservationists are working to finalize plans to demolish the foundation and move the home and move it to its new location, which is currently owned by Portland Parks and Recreation.…

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New Multnomah County Courthouse Plans Receive Design Advice

The new Multnomah County Courthouse, which is to sit at the Hawthorne Bridgehead (where Veritable Quandry now stands), received advice form the Design Commission. The building will be L-shaped, and will be split primarily into a wing of courtrooms and a wing of staff offices. The building will replace the existing courthouse…

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New Affordable Housing Project Approved by Design Commission

The design commission has approved the plans for a new 93 unit afforable housing complex to be located on NW 14th and Raleigh. 40 units in the 12-story building will be reserved for previously homeless individuals and families, and the remaining 53 will serve individuals and families making between 30-60% of the…

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Portland Art Museum will Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Expansion in 2018

The Portland Art Museum will undergo a multi-million dollar expansion in 2018. The  Museum announced that as part of its upcoming expansion, it will add a new pavillion dedicated to Mark Rothko. Rothko’s children have agreed to loan much of his work on a rotating basis for the next twenty years. This represents…

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Design Approval for Multi-Building Mixed Use Complex in the Lloyd District

The Design Commission approved plans from Holst Architecture to turn the Regal Cinemas Lloyd Center 10 & IMAX parking lot into a mixed use complex. The complex will include 677 apartment units, 12 live-work units, and ground floor retail space. The site will include 536 parking spaces (438 residential and 98 for retail) and a total…

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Design Commission Approves Modera Davis in the Pearl

The designs for Modera Davis, a new project by SERA Architects for Mill Creek Residential Trust, have been approved. The 12 story mixed-use building will be located at NW 10th and Davis in the Pearl District, and will include 204 apartments. Below-ground parking will include space for 145 vehicles and 308 bicycles. The original…

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