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Old Posted Feb 4, 2010, 8:11 PM
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There is a tower crane up for it, but I'm supprised (skeptical) about the 13 floors. I drove by and saw a rendering of a building that didn't look anywhere near that tall.

Here's some info...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_...Medical_Center

and the only rendering I found online after a quick search...

(image source... http://www.beavertonvalleytimes.com/...75978784488100 )
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Old Posted Feb 8, 2010, 9:03 PM
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There is a tower crane up for it, but I'm supprised (skeptical) about the 13 floors. I drove by and saw a rendering of a building that didn't look anywhere near that tall.)
You're right, Its due to be finished in 2013...my mistake...
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Old Posted Feb 8, 2010, 9:04 PM
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We'll have to get a name change on that.....
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2010, 5:10 PM
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Anything new out this direction lately?
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2010, 12:14 AM
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Anything new out this direction lately?

not much...just the new hospital...and alot of empty apartments =D
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not much...just the new hospital...and alot of empty apartments =D
I almost bought a townhouse out that way a month ago, but found a newer house in North Portland that was in my price range.....
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Old Posted Apr 20, 2010, 11:24 PM
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Developer proposes hotel, housing and shopping for land next to Nike

http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/...t_to_nike.html



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Developer proposes hotel, housing and shopping for land next to Nike
By Brad Schmidt, The Oregonian
April 19, 2010, 4:05PM
BEAVERTON -- Land next to Nike could be home to a new hotel, commercial shopping and 335 housing units under a concept proposed by developers who recently annexed 26 acres into Beaverton.

Representatives for Metropolitan Land Group will meet with city planners Wednesday for a pre-application conference to discuss the proposal. No formal application has been submitted for the land, a former mobile-home complex, on the northeast corner of Murray Boulevard and Jenkins Road.

The concept calls for an 84,500-square-foot hotel featuring 133 rooms, with limited conference facilities. It also includes four commercial buildings totaling almost 35,000 square feet. The hotel and commercial space would be nearest the Murray/Jenkins intersection, on about 7.7 acres.

"It's likely that the commercial development will occur in phases rather than all at one time," according to documents submitted by the developer.

The developer also wants to build 335 housing units on about 18.5 acres. The concept calls for 112 condominiums in eight buildings, along Jenkins, and 221 detached single-family homes on the northern section of land.

The homes would be three stories, ranging between 1,200 square feet and 2,000 square feet. Each house would be six feet apart, with garage access through back alleys and "common greens" in front.

Also included in the concept: an on-site clubhouse and swimming pool.

Representatives for the city of Beaverton and Metropolitan Land Group did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

-- Brad Schmidt
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Just ran across this today.

source: http://www.ultraprt.com/applications...and-amberglen/

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Portland suburb Hillsboro (home to more than 16,000 Intel jobs; part of “Silicon Forest”) became the first U.S. city to adopt language favorable to PRT within a “specific plan.” A specific plan is a city-adopted long-range plan for real-estate development and transportation for a contiguous, significant portion of a city. Hillsboro’s ambitious AmberGlen Plan states, “A transit circulator facilitates quick connections to transit stations. Eventually … PRT or other local circulator could serve to focus area investment near transit corridors.”


courtesy of Ultra PRT
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2010, 6:43 AM
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That looks pretty cool.
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It's got to be a joke...right?
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I like how it completely skips Whole Foods. Maybe future office workers don't need to eat?
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2010, 7:42 PM
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The concept is great, the route seems a little convoluted and not very user friendly. But the route can be modified. They could also do something like this from the Nike campus to the Beaverton Creek MAX station, thru that huge vacant property that is prime for high density development.
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I live right in this area, this would be awesome! Especially if they put all the new towers in
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Downtown Hillsboro development proposed

Hillsboro City Council will consider moving forward on proposal to bring organic grocery store to downtown Hillsboro
Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 7:50 AM Updated: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 8:49 AM

The city council will vote Tuesday night on whether to enter into an exclusive negotiating contract with Tokola Properties, which would build a Lillian's Natural Marketplace and apartments at East 4th Avenue and Southeast Main Street in downtown Hillsboro.

Metro and the city bought the property, which used to be a Wells Fargo Bank, in 1998, intending to redevelop it as a transit-oriented development project. Since then, the Tuesday and Saturday markets have used the building for storage space.

The city sent out requests for proposals last year, hoping that the Wells Fargo site would become something "cool." Eight companies sent in proposals for this or another city-owned site on Southeast 2nd Avenue and Southeast Washington Street. A selection advisory committee overwhelmingly chose the Tokola Properties team to redevelop the 4th and Main Street site.

Tokola has 30 years of development experience, and they recently completed a similar project in Gresham. That project -- called 3rd Central -- also includes a Lillian's and three floors of apartments.

Tokola's proposal for downtown Hillsboro is a four-story project that includes 60 to 90 apartments and underground parking in addition to the organic grocery store.

In a memo, the economic development staff admitted that the complex project will face challenges because of the market and because such a development has never been done downtown.

Before asking for proposals, Metro and the city did anticipate needing to offer incentives such as tax abatement, assistance with permits and some form of gap financing. At this point, city staff aren't sure how much public help would go to the project, but most of the money would need to come from Tokola, the memo said.

If the council approves the non-binding exclusive negotiating agreement, the city and Metro would have 10 - 15 weeks to work with Tokola to craft a project design and identify funding sources. If that goes well, the staff would bring a formal development agreement back to the council in the spring.

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http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/...ore_to_do.html
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Old Posted Feb 24, 2011, 7:38 PM
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DT Hillsboro | Student Housing | 6 floors



Myhre Group designs student housing project
POSTED: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 03:16 PM PT
BY: Kelli Rogers
Daily Journal of Commerce

A mixed-use, student housing project is expected to aid revitalization in downtown Hillsboro.

The building, Above Second, was designed by Myhre Group Architects and developed through a public-private partnership with the city of Hillsboro. Construction will take place along the MAX light-rail line at the corner of southwest Second Avenue and Washington Street.

The structure will be one of the tallest buildings in downtown Hillsboro, at six stories, and hold 65,000 square feet of space - including a 4,200-square-foot ground floor dedicated to commercial use and live-work use. The upper floors will hold 80 dwelling units with a variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom living spaces.

“We wanted to serve the needs of Pacific University and Portland Community College, so the design is specifically going to be geared towards students,” said Jeff Myhre, firm principal and lead architect for the project. But that doesn’t mean that only students will be allowed to live in the new housing complex, he said.

The site also will feature approximately 38 parking spaces for motor vehicles and 30 for bicycles.

Myhre Group’s aim for Above Second was for “interesting urban streetscapes and spaces,” Myhre said. The design includes a landscaped rain garden and a mid-block courtyard, which could potentially be used for public markets.

“The goal is to contribute to the downtown redevelopment of Hillsboro and to inspire other development in the downtown core,” Myhre said. “It’s a vibrant center; it just needs more housing.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2012. The general contractor is Seabold Construction Co.

The Myhre Group team includes Myhre, principal Don Sowieja and architectural designer Erik Winter. The developer is Above Second Development Group LLC. No other project partners have been selected yet.

http://djcoregon.com/news/2011/02/22...using-project/
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Oh, thank god it has punched out sections and staggered bits of color. I've been hoping someone would implement details like that into design.
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Oh, thank god it has punched out sections and staggered bits of color. I've been hoping someone would implement details like that into design.
yes, groundbreaking stuff to be sure.
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yes, groundbreaking stuff to be sure.
It looks like it has yellow writing on it too, that different...actually the building doesn't look all that bad, and while it is nothing unique for Portland, it kind of is unique for downtown Hillsboro. Heck, does Hillsboro even have anything this tall in its downtown?
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I haven't gotten my fill of this kind of architecture yet, so I'm all for it.

(Besides, how many buildings do we have in this style? 3? (Sunrose, Enso, B-Side 6, what else?))
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Kinda looks like a mini 937 Condos.

http://www.937condominiums.com/
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