Archive for February, 2011

Washington High School Site Moves a Step Closer to Re-Development

February 28, 2011

Portland Public Schools recently issued a press release on Washington High School:

 

Portland, Ore., Feb. 22: Portland Public Schools is negotiating an agreement with a local firm to redevelop the long-vacant historic Washington High School building and its site.

Two development groups submitted complete responses to the school district’s recent request for letters of interest in the redevelopment of the Southeast Portland school building; after interviews, PPS selected Venerable Development to move forward to the next step of the selection process.

Venerable proposed several options for the Washington High School building, all of which include housing as a primary component. District representatives will begin negotiations with Venerable in early March for an acquisition agreement.

 

You can read the full press release here.

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Washington High School Draft Report

February 28, 2011

A draft report on the Washington High School project is now available for your downloading & reading pleasure:

The purpose of this report is to summarize and document the design work and decision making process for the Washington High Community Center Design that you were all a part of.  Hopefully, you will have a chance to review both prior to our meeting on February 28th when you will have a chance to ask questions or comment on the report before it is finalized.  Please feel free to forward this information to anyone not included in this e-mail that you know might be interested in this project.  Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Meeting reminder:
Monday, February 28th from 6:00-7:30pm
At Commision for the Blind meeting room
535 SE 12th Avenue

Susan Meamber
Project Manager
1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 1302
Portland, OR  97204-1933
503-823-9709
susan.meamber(at)portlandoregon(dot)gov

 

You can find the report here: http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.cfm?a=335781&c=51821

DJC Story on Belmont Street Project

February 28, 2011

The Daily Journal of Commerce recently published a story on the project at SE 26th & Belmont:

The space between 26th and 27th avenues on Southeast Belmont Street is presently a level lot, but work is planned on a four-story, H-shaped building; the ground floor of the 13,000-square-foot structure will be dedicated to commercial space while the top three floors will hold apartments.

“We could have built a regular, everyday block building, but residents would have ended up looking out at future building walls next door,” said Eric Hoffman, co-founder of SUM Design Studio and lead architect for the project.

The team instead split a normal block building in half and pushed it out to the property line.

You can read the full story here: http://djcoregon.com/news/2011/02/08/belmont-project-design-includes-wooden-tongue.

Liquor License Application: Roost

February 12, 2011

On Thursday, February 10th, the BCA received notice of a liquor license application for an establishment in the Buckman neighborhood. Any comments or concerns with this application can be forwarded to Theresa Marchetti at theresa.marchetti(at)portlandoregon(dot)com or at (503) 823-3092, by March 10th, 2011.

Establishment: Roost

License Type: Applied for Greater Privilege to a Full On-Premises sales license (which allows the sale of liquor, malt beverages, wine and cider for consumption on the premises).

Address: 1403 SE Belmont

Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 5pm – 10pm

Entertainment/Food: Full menu (brunch & dinner)

Seating Capacity: 50; Outside seating (8) until 9:00pm, weather permitting

 

Liquor License Application: Enso Winery

February 8, 2011

On Friday, February 4th, the BCA received notice of a liquor license application for an establishment in the Buckman neighborhood. Any comments or concerns with this application can be forwarded to Theresa Marchetti at theresa.marchetti(at)portlandoregon(dot)com or at (503) 823-3092, by March 5th, 2011.

Establishment: Enso Winery

License Type: Filed a Change of Location application for a change of primary location Winery Sales license. A Winery Sales license allows the sale and distribution of wine off-premises.

Address: 1416 SE Stark Street

Hours of Operation: 12:00pm-10:00pm, 7 days a week

Entertainment/Food: N/A

WAMO Meeting Re-Scheduled…again

February 8, 2011

The meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 24th to discuss the status of the Washington High School community center project has been rescheduled for Monday, February 28th to avoid a conflict with the BCA monthly general meeting on the 24th.

New meeting date/time:
Monday, February 28th
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Commission for the Blind
535 SE 12th Ave

Childcare is available; please request childcare no later than February 18th by e-mailing elizabeth.kennedy-wong(at)portlandoregon(dot)gov.