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Old Posted Jan 17, 2007, 4:42 PM
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Its terrible that it is such a hassle for the developer to build high density housing along Interstate. But it does look like theres beginning to be several new mixed use projects emerging.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2007, 6:21 PM
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Hopefully the city gets the job done and the zoning changed to accom. higher density. It should have been done by the time MAX was completed in that area of the city.
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For the Feb 1st Design Review Agenda, they are showing a couple projects out by Gateway. The first is at 206 NE 102nd and is supposed to be 2 5-story buildings with ground retail, 100 units, and 105 parking spaces. The second is at 224 NE 99th and would be a 6-story, 58 units, and 54 parking spaces.

Does anyone know about development like this around Gateway? It feels like there are a bunch of proposed ones out there in the 5-6 story range but nothing ever gets built. Link to agenda is here: http://www.portlandonline.com/shared....cfm?id=144154
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2007, 7:02 AM
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Haven't seen "Lane 1919" on here yet. It's currently under construction at NW 19th between Savier and Raleigh.



Interestingly, the development will incorporate this older building.

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Old Posted Jan 18, 2007, 9:53 AM
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interesting
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2007, 4:47 PM
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That Lane project should really bring some activity to that part of town.


Could this proposed phase of the Gateway project be that building that was planned to be built over the tracks? I havent been to Gateway in awhile and so I havent really seen what they built recently.
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2007, 3:33 AM
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I love the old building in the Lane project. Very cool that they are incorporating that.
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2007, 4:19 AM
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Could this proposed phase of the Gateway project be that building that was planned to be built over the tracks? I havent been to Gateway in awhile and so I havent really seen what they built recently.
no, these two projects are just barely north of burnside - about 5 blocks south of the transit center. i think the over-the-tracks project isn't supposed to happen for many years.

i haven't been to gateway in forever either. did they ever build "the elements"?
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^nope...they just completed a rather bland low rise medical office building that can be expanded to more than double it's height in the future. I think the Design Review Agenda that was posted by der Reisender is for the first phase of the Elements development.
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2007, 2:27 AM
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Backbridge Station [NE Fremont]



Backbridge Lofts [NE Fremont]



Fremont Lofts [NE Mississippi & Fremont]



Williams Five [NE Williams]



Grabbed these renderings from http://kaisergroupinc.com/present.projects.html - I have no idea how likely they are (to be built) or at what status they are at.

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Old Posted Jan 23, 2007, 3:43 AM
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I'm pretty sure that the Backbridge projects and the Fremont Lofts (of which the Grand Central Bakery bldg was phase 1) are on hold. Williams Five is the only one with a projected completion date anymore.
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this is weird but i remember seeing something like this in an episode of the brady bunch. in mr brady's office. he was an architect. very 70's inspired.
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2007, 4:49 AM
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^^^ lol. Were you aware that Modernism has been around for over 100 years now?
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2007, 5:40 AM
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I kinda think the backbridge lofts looks like a 1950s southern california motel or "dingbat" apartment building

this new project by waterleaf without a doubt looks straight out of the 1970s:
http://www.vistahillsvineyard.com/winecellar.htm
http://www.waterleaf-ai.com/ ->the work -> on the boards -> vista hills
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this is weird but i remember seeing something like this in an episode of the brady bunch. in mr brady's office. he was an architect. very 70's inspired.
Yeah, I feel the same way some times. I like some of these designs, but still kind of wonder if people will look back in 20 or 30 years and ask "what were they thinking?"
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exactly
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2007, 12:55 AM
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You should take a look at the new Living Room theater, or the Doug Fir to get an idea of what reborn-minimalist modernism looks like. Pick up a copy of Dwell, or Arch Record - Modernism is very alive and is all over the world. Portland just happens to be extremely backwater in regards to Architecture. Perhaps it was founded 30 years ago by people who hate Modernism?
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2007, 6:45 AM
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I see the Brady Bunch connection also. But I do like some modernism designs. The Living Room theater is a good example, and even the Eliott Tower is, I think. The glassed in lobby is terrific IMO. And it goes real well with the modern reno of the art museum's Masonic Lodge addition (who would have thought THAT would turn out so great!!!???).

The modernism and minimalism movement is alive and well all over. But sometimes I think (just my opinion) that it goes a bit too far, and appears cold. It just doesn't seem warm and fuzzy to cuddle up to a nauga-hide modern chair with metal legs. Yeah, I know, that's furniture, but you even see one of those chairs in one of the renderings, and people who are trying for the modernist minamalist look go for that. Guess that's OK for them, but I wonder if 10 years from now people will feel like they're living in a Dr's Office kind of space.
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Yes 10 years from now we are going to say "what were we thinking". It is just 70's knockoffs, with bamboo added and presto now it is a zen building. It is funny that the things we are building today is the exact same style we wish were never build and are screaming for it to be torn down.
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2007, 7:26 AM
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Yes 10 years from now we are going to say "what were we thinking". It is just 70's knockoffs, with bamboo added and presto now it is a zen building. It is funny that the things we are building today is the exact same style we wish were never build and are screaming for it to be torn down.
Exactly. And wait until they start to age ! Even the bamboo won't look so hot then.
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