PORTLAND, Ore. – A convenience store building and its adjacent neighbor on Northwest 23rd Avenue are being torn down to make way for a three-story commercial building.
Located at the corner of Northwest 23rd Avenue and Glisan Street at addresses 2270 and 2280 NW Glisan St., the convenience store building was constructed in 1978. It’s unclear from city records when the adjacent building, most recently in use as Sammy’s Flowers, was built.
The most recent property transfer on record took place in 1996 when the lot transferred into ownership by Rosehill Investments LLC, registered at an address in Seattle.
Plaid Pantry was the tenant of the convenience store building, while Sammy’s Flowers was most recently operating out of the adjacent building on the south side of the lot. According to the flower shop’s Instagram account, the business moved to 1710 W. Burnside St. in the past few weeks.
In October 2014 the Bureau of Development Services received an early assistance application for development on the 23rd Avenue property. The application described a planned three-story commercial building that would house Restoration Hardware, which now has a store location two blocks south at the corner of Northwest Everett Street. The applicant was Paul Jeffreys of Ankrom Moisan Architects Inc.
Because the property is in the Historic Alphabet District, a historic resource review is required for the proposed development.
An initial hearing for the new development was scheduled in December 2015. The three-story commercial building is proposed to include 18 parking spaces.
On Dec. 29 the city received applications for demolition of Plaid Pantry and its neighbor. The permits were issued the same day as they are commercial buildings in a commercial zone.
The landmarks commission is expected to next hold a hearing on the proposal Jan. 25.