Duplex with ADU on NE 74th

Over a year ago, demolition crews deconstructed the dilapidated 1910-era house at 524 NE 74th Avenue, leaving a vacant lot. Soon, work will begin at the site creating a two-story duplex with a single-story detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). This density development will provide a single attached garage as part of the duplex structure.

The main building will have an address of 522 NE 74th Avenue with the ADU numbered as 520 NE 74th Avenue. Recently project staff placed temporary no parking signs in front of the work site, indicating that construction in this area will begin relatively soon. However, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) crews will rebuild sidewalk corners and curb ramps at the nearby intersection with NE Glisan Street. Parking restrictions could be related to that infrastructure work.

The project site is located north of the Hour Glass Pub & Eatery’s parking lot and across the street from a warehouse. Although this property will contain three residences, it is zoned as Commercial Mixed Use 2 (CM2) and could have included substantially more housing with commercial units. Buildings in this zone can support four levels with a Floor Area Ration (FAR) of 2.5, allowing 15,000 square feet of development. As proposed, this development will blend in with the current residential stature of surrounding buildings while providing a healthy quantity of housing.

524 NE 74th Avenue before demolition
524 NE 74th Avenue after demolition in September 2021

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