Work is underway on two apartment buildings located in a dead-end section of NE Hoyt Street. Concrete crews recently completed the foundation for both three-story buildings. The 12 unit structures are mirror duplicates of each other, with their construction occurring simultaneously. However, each multi-family development will reside on separate lots owned by different companies.
Provision Group bought this property in September 2020. At the beginning of 2022, demolition crews removed the duplex at 9022-9032 NE Hoyt Street a year after applying for the permit to raze the 1959-era single-story building. Soon after crews cleared the property, the developer spit it into two new 50-foot by 95-foot lots. In July 2022, the owner sold each lot to separate Limited Liability Companies (LLC). D&B Properties LLC now owns 9050 NE Hoyt Street, and Hoyt Development LLC owns 9060 NE Hoyt Street. Provision’s owner, Andrey Bolokhovskiy, is a partner in the two new LLCs.
The buildings offer a total of 24 units up to 689 square feet in size, accessible through exterior stairwells. Each building has one set of stairs facing the street and a second set on the side of the structures accessed through a walkway between the buildings. Residents on the upper floors will have access to balconies from within the units. A development of this size will likely require new sidewalk and curb construction in front of both buildings. However, the properties on either side of this project lack modern street-side infrastructure, so the new pedestrian path will be underutilized until future redevelopment creates connections to the sidewalk.
Rental pricing is unknown at this time, but this could become workforce housing in a section of Montavilla recently seeing new density development. These apartments will provide homes for people just one block from NE Glisan Street and the number 19 TriMet bus. The Gateway Transit center is also within walking distance. This project exemplifies the type of middle-housing solutions required to meet Portland’s expanding demand for new residences.
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Developers will soon build twenty-four apartment units on NE Hoyt Street, creating greater housing density near a transit corridor. The proposal splits these homes between two multi-story buildings on a 100 foot-wide lot. A previous demolition permit seeks to remove the duplex currently at the site. The project is across a dead-end street from Gracelyn Commons, a fifteen-house development in phase two of construction.
A recent permit application reveals plans for a three-story building with twelve apartments. The application references another unannounced building next to it featuring an inverted layout. “New 12 unit 3-story apartment project at 9022 NE Hoyt st. Mirror image to apartment complex at 9032 NE Hoyt.” Provision Group bought this property in September of 2020 and has yet to demolish the existing homes on the property.
The design of the apartment complex is not yet public, and the issue of onsite parking is undetermined. The project’s designer, Bayard Mentrum Architecture, is currently working with the same developer on a nine-unit apartment near 8115 SE Yamhill Street. Other twin building developments in the area share a common center pathway between the two buildings. The designer may use a similar space-saving approach to this project. It is also possible to create tuck-under parking with a shared center driveway, although that sacrifices a considerable amount of habitable space. For this reason, many modern apartment projects reduce onsite parking capacity, particularly when near public transit options.
Located at 9022 NE Hoyt Street, these apartments are within walking distance from the Gateway Transit Center and joins other density-focused developments in the area. Up to now, Gateway area development has occurred east of I205. This northeast corner of Montavilla offers many of the same enticing transportation options that attract high-capacity housing across the freeway. This project on NE Hoyt Street is likely the first of many such apartment projects coming to the area.
The new owners of a single-story duplex on NE Hoyt Street submitted a permit application to demolish the building. Located at 9022-9032 NE Hoyt Street, the multi-family structure occupies a 9,500 square-foot lot capable of accommodating four houses or another multi-family development. Permit approval is on a mandatory 35-day demo hold.
Demolition permit 20-223098 seeks to raze the building and cap the sewer line. The 1959 era duplex is built without a basement, simplifying the demolition. A decommissioned septic system will need to be removed or otherwise addressed by this work permit.
Provision Group bought this property in September of 2020, and it represents the third Montavilla based project by the developer. Their other sites are both infill housing on fully developed streets. However, this Hoyt Street property sits across from another sizable housing development currently under construction.
The recently renamed Gracelyn Commons subdivision completed its first phase last year. Development work for that project cleared overgrown trees and improved the gravel road with a modern street. When completed, the subdivision will support a total of 15 new homes.
Until recently, this dead-end section of NE Hoyt Street went mostly overlooked and underdeveloped. Being position atop a bluff provides these new homes clear views of Portland’s streetscape, making multi-story homes here more valuable. This area of Montavilla is likely to see continued change with more properties redeveloped to offer higher quality housing and greater density.
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