In a nice change of pace, a development at 2321 SE 89th Ave does not plan to demolish the existing house on the lot. In the request for a Pre Application Conference, the developer noted that the Single Family Residence (SFR) would remain. “Planned development to create three new fourplex apartments (with existing SFR to remain) to create a total of 13 units on the lot.”
The developer submitted case number 20-120342-000-00-EA on 2/19/2020. As this is a pre-application conference, the final project is not finalized and could still fail to materialize or change significantly.
Other lots surrounding 2321 SE 89th Ave have been split over the years to add other houses or apartments. They are Flag lots that create a front and back lot with a long driveway along the side of the front lot, leading to the back.
The fact that they will build 13 units on one lot is a testament to how badly Portland needs to increase residential units.