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Old Posted Dec 17, 2009, 10:14 PM
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Construction Update 12.02.09

Sorry, Finally posting this.
Thought this sign was worth posting. Finally some color on the building.
That wood is pretty cool also.

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Construction Update 12.22.09

This one is starting to take shape.


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Drove by this yesterday. It's really coming along!
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A few days ago.
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This one if pretty much wrapped up from the looks of it.









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interesting - i looked at google streetview for broadway and gaines and there are two other very urban-looking buildings there, on the west side of broadway. one of them is a ywca. where is this thing in relation to those buildings? or is it somewhere else?
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interesting - i looked at google streetview for broadway and gaines and there are two other very urban-looking buildings there, on the west side of broadway. one of them is a ywca. where is this thing in relation to those buildings? or is it somewhere else?

This building is just a block or two north of those other newer buildings, on the opposite side of the street (east). It's on the corner of Broadway and Hood St.

Looks like some quality construction taking place here...... and fast!
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Nice building, I like the combination of stone and metal.
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Meridian Under Forclosure

Article on Oregonlive:


Top 5: Lender sues to foreclose on 89-unit Salem condo project
By Ryan Frank, The Oregonian
March 23, 2010, 7:15AM

Got a story tip? ryanfrank@news.oregonian.com; 503-221-8519.

1. Lender sues to foreclose on 89-unit Salem condo project: First Citizens Bank of North Carolina has sued the developers of a The Meridian condo/office project in Salem seeking to recover a $35 million loan. (See the full federal lawsuit.) MissCom, LLC borrowed $36.2 million from First Regional Bank of Los Angeles in July 2007. That construction loan came due on Feb. 1, 2009. First Regional Bank has since been taken over the FDIC and First Citizens Bank now owns the debt. According to the loan documents, The Meridian, 777 Commercial St. S.E., was planned to be a six-story concrete building with 89 condos and 37,600 square feet of rentable commercial space on the basement and first floors. In total, the building was to be 191,775 square feet. Commercial Concepts Inc. of Sisters is listed as the developer. Dan Berrey, past state director for the Oregon Board of Realtors, owns the company. Reached Monday, Berrey said he couldn't comment because he was in negotiations with his lender.



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whoa - it looks like a crash of styles and want to do's from the designer. The lobby looks corporate with all the stone detail - is that really necessary?. I don't get it - the canopies, and the techtonic of wood/nw vernacular colliding with the brick and stone massing...which at times hits the ground and at other times seems to defy gravity. might be better in person.
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Crow - It is no better in person. I drive by this building from time to time. A couple of times, I've got out of the car and walked around it. I don't get it at all. It kind of leaves you speechless. The only good thing I can say about it is that it is big.
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Article in Statesmanjournal today. Nice to see someone is doing relatively well in the current economy.



Waterplace site lures restaurant, offices
Lease may be near for major tenant; building at 75 percent capacity
story By Michael Rose • Statesman Journal • April 14, 2010


Downtown Salem's newest office building, called Waterplace, has landed a restaurant tenant and several other office space users, quickly reaching a 75 percent occupancy level even during the slow economy.

Hans Afshar, the chef and owner of Old Europe Inn, said he is leaving his South Salem location and opening a new restaurant at Waterplace by late July or August. The new restaurant will be called "Orupa" — a name Afshar said is based on the Persian word for "European."

Other businesses that have opened at Waterplace, or are poised to move in, include:

-The H Group Inc., a financial advisory practice, recently opened a 1,730-square-foot office at Waterplace.

-This week, Journeys Peak Travel is expected to move into about 1,640 square feet. The travel agency formerly was known as Journeys by Ambassador Travel Co.

-By September, Salem dentist Bryan Nakagawa plans to relocate Creekside Family Dental to Waterplace. The dental clinic is moving into 2,300 square feet.

-Waterplace developer Garth Brandaw and his firm, CB2 Architects, also have space in the building.

In addition, Brandaw said, the last details of a lease for an anchor tenant, which would take the top two floors, are being worked out. Brandaw said he was confident that the deal was on track, but it was too early to name the tenant.

The unnamed anchor tenant is in the financial-services industry, he said.

Orupa owner Ashfar said he plans to win customers with a mix of new American cuisine, local ingredients and small savory dishes.

"I will try to get food which is not so expensive but still delicious," Afshar said.

The menu will focus on midprice points: Most dinner entrees will be less than $20, and lunch selections will be in the $10 range, he said.

A type of wood-burning grill, which Afshar said is a first for Salem's restaurant industry, will add smoky flavor to the steaks and hamburgers served at Orupa. Seafood, pasta, and local and organic foods will be featured.

The restaurant will include "a nice cozy bar," where patrons can order tapas for less than $5, Afshar said.

He has picked a high-profile location. Waterplace occupies the site of the former City Center Motel and the Tudor Rose at 480 and 510 Liberty St. SE. The six-story building is across the street from Vern Miller Civic Center, a complex of city offices.

Orupa has leased more than 2,900 square feet at the Waterplace development, according to Sperry Van Ness, a Salem real estate company that represented the landlord and the tenant. It's large enough to provide seating for about 100 customers.

The new restaurant will have a staff of about 25 workers, including seven employees currently working for Afshar.

As for Old Europe Inn, Afshar said he didn't know the landlord's plans for the South Salem property after he leaves.

Old Europe Inn was founded in 1984, and Afshar took over as chef in 1988.

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Beautiful building!

Looks like the big brother of the RCC/SOU Higher Education Building here in downtown Medford.



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A Salem streetcar named desire (access required)

POSTED: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 03:47 PM PT
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Kettle Foods gets cooking on new Salem kitchen and distribution center



The owner of Salem's Kettle Foods has started work on a new "innovation center" that could nurture a wave of new products from the popular snackmaker.

San Francisco-based Diamond Foods Inc. (Nasdaq: DMND) is building a product development and testing center adjacent to the Kettle production facility in Salem. The structure will house food scientists, sensory personnel and marketing, packaging and regulatory experts. It will also include a research kitchen and lab that allows for smaller production of samples.

Kettle's new spot will also feature "a sensory evaluation center for real-time product testing with consumers, and a concept room designed for ideation and customer meetings."
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I just stumbled across this one, and don't really know anything about it, but it sounds like good news for Salem.

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/stor...oper/24538791/

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Urban Renewal Agency to consider grant for developer

The city of Salem's Urban Renewal Agency is expected on Monday to consider a development agreement for a proposed rehabilitation center and office building on the former Boise Cascade site.

The major component of that agreement includes awarding the developer an urban renewal grant of no more than $749,999.

In January, the city signed a purchase agreement to acquire 3.8 acres of land, known as the Park Parcel, to be used for an expansion of Riverfront Park.
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I just stumbled across this one, and don't really know anything about it, but it sounds like good news for Salem.

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/stor...oper/24538791/



Yeah, they tore down the old warehouse years ago, but the project went on hold for the duration of the recession. There isn't much going on in downtown Salem besides some funky historic buildings and small businesses (and the mall), but there was a new condo building built around 2008 or so. More info on the earlier pages in this thread...
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Yeah, they tore down the old warehouse years ago, but the project went on hold for the duration of the recession. There isn't much going on in downtown Salem besides some funky historic buildings and small businesses (and the mall), but there was a new condo building built around 2008 or so. More info on the earlier pages in this thread...
It makes me incredibly sad that our capitol is representative of such bad planning. Salem makes me sad.
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