This week featuring 1707 S.E. Tenino St., a vacancy on the Historic Landmarks Commission and 8636 S.E. 17th Ave.

Design Review:

1707 S.E. Tenino St.

District: SellwoodPAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JULES ROGERS - Urban Development Group is asking to build affordable housing instead of storage for market-rate apartment dwellers cars, to see if it will pencil out.

Developer: Urban Development Group

Formerly home to the iconic Mike's Drive-in, this site will soon be a new four-story apartment building with 89 units. There is already an existing building permit, but the developer adjusted the application to include affordable housing under the new inclusionary zoning policy. As an incentive of the policy, the parking requirement could be waived. Formerly, the permit application included plans for 79 units and below-ground parking.

The same developer applied the same terms to another similar project close by, 5965 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., another four-story building planned to include 54 units.


Historic Landmarks CommissionSOURCE: GOOGLE EARTH - The Ankeny Blocks project at Southwest Third Avenue and Ash Street, one of the Goodman family-owned redevelopments designed by GBD Architects, is one project that went to the Historic Landmarks Commission for design advice. The Historic Landmarks Commission hears proposals for large scale infill and new development proposals in Historic and Conservation Districts.

The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for an interested member of the public to fill a current vacancy on the City of Portland's Historic Landmarks Commission.

The Historic Landmarks Commission hears proposals for large scale infill, new development proposals, large proposals for alterations to landmarks and appeals of small-scale proposals and alterations in historic and conservation districts.

The commission meets the second and fourth Monday of every month, during normal business hours. Occasionally, meetings may go in to the evening hours. Commissioners are expected to stay for the full hearing.

Commission members serve four-year terms and may be re-appointed. The commission consists of seven members, none of whom may hold public elective office. The commission must include a historian with knowledge of local history; an architectural historian; an architect; two members from the following: landscape architecture, real estate, construction, community development, urban planning, archeology, law, finance, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, or related disciplines; and two members at-large. All members must have demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge of historic preservation.

Currently, one position is available and falls within the open category of landscape architecture, real estate, construction, community, development, urban planning, archaeology, law, finance, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, or related disciplines which can also include historian, architectural historian, and architect, etc.

Submit applications to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement at 503-823-4519 with a cover letter or resume by Monday, April 3. For more information, visit PortlandOregon.Gov/oni

Under Construction:

8636 S.E. 17th Ave.

District: SellwoodPAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JULES ROGERS - This historic neighborhood site at Southeast 17th Avenue and Marion Street is nearby other one- and two-story retail and residential buildings.

Contractor: Lorentz Bruum Construction

Realtor: Commercial Realty Advisors Northwest

This new two-story build is planned to be mixed-used. The main floor will include two business tenants, with one potentially being used as a daycare.

The second floor plans include four apartment units.

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