Foundations have been poured for a pair of new apartment buildings with a total of 20 units in Hollywood at 1714 and 1728 N.E. 45th Ave. The 864-square-foot-residence built in 1922 at 1714 was demolished, while the 1909, 1,200-square-foot residence at 1728 was deconstructed earlier this summer. One of the new buildings will have 12 apartments while the other will have eight. They are owned by The Hollywood 12 LLC and The Hollywood 8 LLC, whose principals are Jeffrey Dennis of Portland and Kevin L. Dennis of Portland.
Applications and permits
In the Vernon neighborhood, Dynamic Real Estate Innovations of Beaverton has requested early assistance at 5315 N.E. 20th Ave., requesting a Type II conditional use review to rent out five bedrooms for a total of up to 10 tenants at any one time. The 1,500-square-foot residence built in 1906 has three parking spaces in front, one spot in a garage and two more in the driveway. A fully fenced backyard is complemented by a front yard and patio, and the applicant said all areas will be professionally cleaned and maintained.
Bluestone Homes of Oregon City has been issued a permit to build a new three-story, six-unit apartment building on a vacant lot at 212 N.E. 79th Ave. in Montavilla. Also in Montavilla, Richard and Connie Krein, doing business as Bai Yok Restaurant, have requested a demolition permit for a residential/commercial building built in 1909 at 150 N.E. 82nd Ave. The application is under review.
Renaissance Custom Homes of Lake Oswego has sought to demolish a 2,300-square-foot residence built in 1946 at 930 N.E. 70th Ave., and has had a demolition permit issued for an 1,100-square-foot residence built in 1942 at 1905 N.E. Ainsworth St. in the Woodlawn neighborhood. In Kenton at 3205 N. Haughton St., a demolition permit has been issued for a 960-square-foot residence built in 1955 also owned by Renaissance Custom Homes.
In the August Star News, Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co. was referenced as a party remodeling property in the 3600 block of N.E. 50th Ave. According to Randall Steed, the company’s president and chief operating officer, the property mentioned was acquired from Ross Island in May 1988 by Mr. Phillip G. Burnett of West Coast Painting Co., with payment terms to Ross Island monthly through September 2022.
Because terms of the acquisition are still underway, title has not been transferred, according to Steed, and “Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co. has no knowledge of, nor have we requested permits for any remodeling, development or any other activity at the location you reported. Given the conservative nature of our business, and our continuing adherence to the controlled substances regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation for our Class A and Class B drivers, the notion of our complicity with a marijuana operation is entirely false.”