News and Events
Portland Historic Landmarks and Design Commissions Approve One Pacific Square Renovation
Winterbrook led a team of design, architectural historian and engineering professionals in preparing the design review and historic review applications for the storefront expansion of this “structural expressionist” 1984 building. The application subject to often conflicting River District and the Skidmore Old Town Historic District Guidelines. The proposal was strongly supported by the Old Town Chinatown Community Association and, after several design revisions, was unanimously approved by both commissions.
Scappoose Urban Growth Boundary Expansion Approved
Four years after LCDC’s acknowledgement of Scappoose’s Urban Growth Boundary amendment, the Court of Appeals affirms LCDC’s decision.
“We conclude that LCDC’s interpretation of the rules is plausible, and that LCDC adequately explained both why the UGB amendment was justifiable under those rules and how it applied its own substantial evidence standard of review. Accordingly, we affirm the order under review.” (Zimmerman v. LCDC, 274 Or App 512 (2015))
Portland Design Commission Approves YMCA Remodel
Winterbrook worked closely with Interurban Development and Boora Architects to prepare the design review application for the old YMCA Building on Barbur Boulevard. The remodeled building will accommodate the northwest offices of Under Armour. The Portland Design Commission approved the application on October 15, 2015.
Portland Tree Inventory Project
Winterbrook staff participated in Portland’s Tree Inventory Project, which has mapped, measured, and identified 70,000 street trees throughout Portland (from Urban Forestry Home Page, 9/2/15).
Willamette Falls Riverwalk
Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently announced the selection of a team that includes Winterbrook Planning for design of the Willamette Falls Riverwalk in Oregon City. The team, led by design firms Mayer Reed, Snohetta, and Dialog, will open the falls to the public for the first time in 100 years. Winterbrook previously helped create a master plan and new zoning for the historically important district.
Leach Botanical Garden
Winterbrook is part of a team led by Land Morphology that was recently selected to complete the design of the Upper Garden at Leach Botanical Garden. Winterbrook leads the land use and environmental planning tasks, guiding plans for new botanical collections, a new facility entrance, and new buildings including a visitor center, education building and greenhouses. Previously, Winterbrook helped prepare the 2010 Leach Botanical Garden Master Plan. Tim Brooks’ volunteer work dates back to 1985; he prepared the garden’s plant inventory, cataloged plants, designed labels, and served on the Education Committee.
Cherry Park Elementary School Expansion
The City of Portland approved a major expansion of David Douglas School District’s Cherry Park Elementary School. The expansion will add five new classrooms and a covered play area to the existing school in Southeast Portland.
Cascade Community College Master Plan Implementation
Winterbrook will lead the effort to obtain land use approvals for educational projects funded by the College’s 2014 bond measure. Needed projects were identified in “Imagine Clackamas” and resulted from an extensive community engagement effort. Winterbrook prepared the 2020 concept master plan (approved by Oregon City in 2008) that serves as the framework for $60 million in improvements at the Oregon City campus.
Read more about CCC’s bond measure and innovative programs at http://www.clackamas.edu
Washington Park Reservoirs Project
On March 30, 2015 the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission recommended approval of the Portland Water Bureau’s request to replace existing open reservoirs with a new below-ground reservoir and publicly-accessible reflecting pools in the Washington Park Reservoirs Historic District. Historic dams and gatehouses will be rehabilitated as part of this project. Winterbrook is leading the land use and environmental permitting effort for this critical infrastructure project.
Additional public hearings will be held before the Portland Hearings Officer, the Landmarks Commission and the Portland City Council.
Multnomah County Drainage District
Winterbrook has been selected to perform a variety of land use and environmental planning tasks to support MCDD and affiliated drainage districts. The Columbia River drainage districts face a myriad of issues surrounding FEMA accreditation for the 28 miles of levees and ditches that protect 12,000 acres from periodic flooding. http://www.mcdd.org/what-we-do/levees-flood-control/
Our first major project will be obtaining a “programmatic tree permit” from Portland for drainage system maintenance.