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A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by FFA Architecture & Interiors to discuss the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park Renovation:

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Pre-application conference to discuss the alterations proposed to the Smart Park Garage that include replace existing stairways/elevators, new signage and awnings, reconstruct the entrances and ROW encroachments. Green roofs are under construction for new areas.
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Drawings [PDF - 5MB] and memo. Going before Design Commission for Design Advice next week.

(Methinks staff might be a little bit ambitious in citing 1111 Lincoln Rd as a precedent).
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I thought they were going to push the storefronts outward and get rid of the arcade. Hmm I guess it'll look a little nicer but not as nice as a total demolition, ha!
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The project has a website:

http://10thyamhillgaragerenovation.org/
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I often wish Don Mazziotti was still in charge of the PDC.
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PDC has been an complete failure for a few years now. Shame, they used to do good work. Now its demolition and dressing up parking garage at best.
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On Prosper Portland [PDC] agenda for Wednesday:

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Action Item: Approving the Terms of a Master Lease Agreement with the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation for the SW 10th and Yamhill Garage Retail Space and Authorizing Prosper Portland to Enter into Sub-Lease Agreements

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The city should sell the garage with a condition of the sale to redevelop instead of the current garage use. Portland should then use the Prosper Portland contribution + sale proceeds to contribute to affordable housing on the site and in the neighborhood...and/or some to TriMet to build/renovate/streamline their downtown blue/red stops.

On that same topic, the city should sell off their Smart Park garages anyway with conditional sales for near future redevelopment on the site. If they really believe that Smart Park garages are still necessary, they can purchase underground parking with sale proceeds in those new developments.

The two garages on each side of Pioneer Mall (along with Pioneer's inward focus) suck the life out of what would be a lively stretch in downtown.
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The city should sell the garage with a condition of the sale to redevelop instead of the current garage use. Portland should then use the Prosper Portland contribution + sale proceeds to contribute to affordable housing on the site and in the neighborhood...and/or some to TriMet to build/renovate/streamline their downtown blue/red stops.

On that same topic, the city should sell off their Smart Park garages anyway with conditional sales for near future redevelopment on the site. If they really believe that Smart Park garages are still necessary, they can purchase underground parking with sale proceeds in those new developments.

The two garages on each side of Pioneer Mall (along with Pioneer's inward focus) suck the life out of what would be a lively stretch in downtown.
Personally I love the Smart Park garages just because of their cheap rates. It is nice to come downtown, park for the same cost a metered street spot would cost, and not have to worry about getting a ticket. Granted I am also one of the few lucky ones that can park downtown for free regardless.

As for the Pioneer Mall, I wouldn't be saying that it is sucking the life out of a what would be a lively stretch, unless you are just referring to that there are no outward facing shops along those blocks on the mall side. Inside the mall it is pretty dead, I really wonder how any of the businesses in it can stay afloat. It wouldn't shock me to see the buildings one day get converted in a food cart, flex office space kind of building. They already rent an entire floor to WeWorks.
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Still lipstick on a pig, and demolition would be so much better, but at least it's a visual improvement.
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On that same topic, the city should sell off their Smart Park garages anyway with conditional sales for near future redevelopment on the site. If they really believe that Smart Park garages are still necessary, they can purchase underground parking with sale proceeds in those new developments.
The garage at 10th and Yamhill is pretty packed on a daily basis. I know that when I drive into the office after morning meetings offsite, I'm easily up to the fifth or sixth floor any day of the week.

Parking solutions are definitely needed even as the city tries to reduce car use. I'm glad that these are publicly held to lower parking rates, as they could easily ask for and get higher rates.

I'd be happy to see these replaced with below grade parking and buildings above, but removing them wholesale would be damaging to downtown and scare off people who already are on the fence about coming downtown because it is too complicated.
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The garage at 10th and Yamhill is pretty packed on a daily basis. I know that when I drive into the office after morning meetings offsite, I'm easily up to the fifth or sixth floor any day of the week.

Parking solutions are definitely needed even as the city tries to reduce car use. I'm glad that these are publicly held to lower parking rates, as they could easily ask for and get higher rates.

I'd be happy to see these replaced with below grade parking and buildings above, but removing them wholesale would be damaging to downtown and scare off people who already are on the fence about coming downtown because it is too complicated.
If I remember correctly, it is the city's most popular garage out of all their SmartParks.
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