This is a reminder that the virtual CAN Land Use Committee meeting will be tonight at 7:00. We will discuss a new proposal to build a warehouse at 7600-7800 NE Killingsworth, as well as plans for a multistory mixed-use development at 5013 NE 42nd Ave. To connect to the meeting click the link, You can also join on your phone by calling (720) 902-7700. Meeting ID is 1499171697#. If you are having trouble connecting, you can call or text me at 503-493-9434 and I’ll TRY to help you, but I’m pretty green at this myself.



Hi all,

Also on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is a very preliminary feedback meeting for proposed redevelopment of the property at 5011 NE 42nd Ave., which was formerly Rose’s Ice Cream, now Los Pepitos Locos.

We’ve been assembling our design team and stopping by community meetings (Our NE 42nd and Concordia land use thus far) to get early feedback on our plan to build a mixed use building on the site.

A few quick notes:
Design team: Brett Schultz teamed up with Mark Lakeman (turns out they were middle school buddies!)
4-5 stories with ground floor commercial fronting on NE 42nd Ave.
100% electric with rooftop solar, taking initial steps to participate in Pacific Power’s “Path to Net Zero” program. Anticipated inclusing of mini-split heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, HRV systems, and roof-top PV (likely also some ecoroof)
Rental apartments would be studios to 2-BR, with predominantly 2-BRs. Inclusionary housing would apply, requiring a few units to be permanently affordable at 60% MFI. We’d have some shared interior/exterior common spaces.
There not be off-street parking. There would be lots of ground level bike parking, in excess of the new stepped-up code requirements
Our ideal timeframe is to break ground in Dec/Jan. But given everything going on right now, we’re taking things one day at a time and I’m not sure what sort of schedule is realistic
Attached is a really sketchy idea of a possible layout I put together. Click here. But architects are working on massing models this week, so it’s likely to change quite a bit with that. We’d love initial feedback & ideas while much of the design is still quite malleable.

– Eli

Sketch before archetects