Framework Building Coming to the Pearl

Framework, a new building coming to the Pearl District in December 2017, is slated to be one of the tallest timber structures in the United States. The 12 story multi-use building will be made primarily of Cross Laminated Timber and other all-wood products, and will house residential, retail, and office space. Leverage Architecture, a Portland architectural…

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More Apartments Coming to the South Waterfront

Up to 1,200 new apartments and 14,000 square feet of retail space could be coming to the South Waterfront neighborhood. California-based developer Prometheus Real Estate Group has proposed four 7-story buildings for a site just south of existing condo towers between the Willamette River and SW Bond Ave. Each building would have…

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City Council Adopts 2035 Comprehensive Plan

With population growth projected at over 40% in the next 20 years, the Portland City Council has unanimously approved the long-awaited 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The plan will take effect in 2018 and attempts to address some of Portland’s most pressing issues of the day – housing and infrastructure. Read More: Portland approves major 20-year…

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City to Hold Demolition/Infill Open Houses

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s Residential Infill project and advisory committee are holding a series of open houses to obtain community feedback on proposals designed to address continuing growth across the city. The city is looking at changes to zoning rules, demolitions, types of new housing, and ADU infill. There will be…

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New Rules Aim to Increase Supply of “Middle Housing”

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is preparing recommendations for the Portland City Council for new development requirements aimed at increasing Portland’s supply of “middle housing” – duplexes, triplexes and other mid-priced options.  The proposals come from the input of a Residential Infill Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee comprised of developers, affordable housing advocates, architects, and…

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“Portland for Everyone” Coalition Tackles Housing Issues

A local group of activists, developers, environmentalists and other community members has come together to form “Portland for Everyone” – a coalition created to increase density, strengthen renter protections, and support ballot initiatives to fund affordable housing. Modeled after a similar group in Seattle, “Portland for Everyone” held it’s first public event last week titled…

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