Several developers are snatching up real estate along Northeast Sandy Boulevard. For years, the thoroughfare was dominated by auto dealerships, used car lots and strip malls. Now investors are envisioning mixed-use redevelopment for the inner-city corridor.
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Executives at APEL Extrusions are based on Calgary, Alberta, and run their West Coast operations out of Springfield. APEL President Mike Flynn said the operation will move to Coburg by July 2014.
Portland State University is using an anonymous $1.5 million gift to launch the Center for Public Interest Design, which is intended to provide educators with opportunities to discover and teach ways that architecture can go beyond aesthetics.
Salem Health executives demolished all of the buildings that once made up the Oregon School for the Blind … except one. Now they want to demolish Howard Hall too, to accommodate a $20 million expansion of their neighboring campus.
Officials at Oregon State University-Cascades aren't sure yet what infrastructural form a four-year university will take. They just know that they want $16 million in state capital construction money to either build new buildings or use existing ones.
After an equally smooth ride in the Senate, a bill addressing retainage received unanimous support from House Consumer Protection and Government Efficiency Committee members on Tuesday.
Across the nation, the architecture industry shed more than a quarter of its workforce during the recession. The industry has started to recover, but it's doing so without a hiring boom. As a result, many young professionals have moved on – geographically and professionally.
The Vernonia K-12 School project was honored as "Best in Show" at the Daily Journal of Commerce's 2013 TopProjects event. The project, which was submitted by the project's general contractor, P&C Construction, also placed first in the public buildings category.
An auction offering more than 400 construction-related vehicles and other items is scheduled for June 13 at Portland International Raceway.
Another neighborhood uproar about parking rears its head in Oregon -- but this time, it isn't in Portland. Instead, look to the south, to 'The Whit," a bohemian district boasting restaurants and brewpubs in Eugene.
The city of Forest Grove has agreed to pay a private developer $5 million to settle a lawsuit in which a 2011 jury found the municipality liable for abuse of power.
Although 87 Fred Meyer gas stations have been built next to stores, spokeswoman Melinda Merrill said some are now being constructed in completely separate locations.
Officials representing Oregon colleges and universities appeared before the Ways and Means' capital construction subcommittee last week to tout desired projects. Legislators are expected to offer half of the money needed for projects so long as educators secure the other half.
Gonzaga University recently awarded Portland-based Opsis Architecture a contract to design its new 168,971-square-foot University Center in Spokane, Wash.
Graduate students at the University of Oregon's School of Architecture and Allied Arts' Portland annex are imagining what the Old Town section of the city might look like as a sprawling corporate campus.
Interworks, LLC is renovating 1,300 square feet of a 3,000-square-foot space at 1220 S.E. Grand Ave for the future winner of a Portland Development Commission-sponsored startup business contest. The winning business in the Startup:PDX Challenge will occupy the space rent-free for one year. Work on the project, which is near
City staffers approved the design for developer Joseph Bradford's Moreland Station project this past November, but neighborhood residents appealed that decision because of the proposed building size. On Thursday, the Portland Design Commission approved plans for a four-story, 68-unit building. Bradford and design commission
A panel of architects and health care providers will discuss medical offices of the future Tuesday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Nines Hotel's conference room, 525 S.W. Morrison St. in Portland.
Developers with Southwind Investments LLC have preliminary plans to buy some of the unfinished property at Eugene's upscale Crescent Village mixed-use development and fill it with 270 more modestly priced apartment units as well as a clubhouse and other amenities.
Developer Joseph Bradford, owner of Portland-based Urban Evolution Development Inc., is quite familiar with the Portland Design Commission. Today, he is presenting plans for a four-story, 68-unit apartment project in the Sellwood neighborhood to design commissioners for the fourth time. City staffers approved the project in
A bill that would require construction labor contractors to be licensed with the Bureau of Labor and Industries – such as people who hire farm laborers – is continuing to draw intense partisan conflict and religious passion.
OMSI has hired ZGF Architects LLP to develop phase II of its district plan, which will identify development opportunities for a 6.4-acre stretch slightly south of its Water Avenue campus.
Over the next several weeks, the Oregon Legislature's Ways and Means subcommittee on capital construction will consider Senate Bill 5507, which allocates $79.4 million in bond money for construction of the hospital (among other things). Three more public hearings on the bill are scheduled for this month; however, with appro
Officials at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts recently opened the largest facility in the United States -- possibly the world -- for testing materials and designs used for building facades.
A 40,000-square-foot Market of Choice will be the centerpiece of a new, $30 million retail development in Beaverton.
Prospective homebuyers in the Portland-metro area still waiting to capitalize on favorable market conditions likely have missed the boat. The inventory of homes is hovering at only about three months, and sales prices are skyrocketing.
House Bill 2646, which would require contractors to pay prevailing wage for construction projects at public colleges and universities, was approved by the Oregon Senate, with a 27-2 vote on Tuesday.
Officials in Monmouth, southwest of Salem, are remodeling Main Street Park. A 12-foot-tall, 10,000-pound cement fountain was demolished and is being replaced with a flat water feature and an amphitheater as part of an $850,000 project.
Dennis Sackhoff's Urban Development Group is forging ahead with multifamily projects. On Tuesday, the company applied for a building permit for a three-story, 108-unit apartment development on Southeast Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.
The number of foreclosures in 24 Oregon counties dipped last month for the first time this year, according to a report released by Gorilla Capital.