March 14th, 2012 | Ruth Brown Features | Posted In: Willamette Geek

Should Portland Build a Really, Really, Really Big Apple Store? Have Your Say

     
Tags: Apple
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As you may have heard, Apple wants to build a huge new shiny store where Saks Fifth Avenue used to be downtown.

According to the city's Design Advice Request:

The proposal includes demolition of a portion of the existing 2-story retail store on this block to allow for a new single story building and outdoor plaza area.  The new building and outdoor plaza area will comprise the northern 55’ of the block bound by SW Yamhill, Taylor, 4th and 5th. The new 17’-6” tall building is fully glazed with clear glass, with a 27’-6” tall stone wall adjacent to the existing building tower. The north elevation includes 3 sets of double entry doors.

This is what the plans look like:

 

 

 

The city is holding a public meeting to discuss the whole project tomorrow. So if you want to beg, grovel and offer your first born so they approve it, or lecture everyone on how iPhones are made from the tears of third world children so they don't, you'll need to get down there. It's starting 1:30 pm, at 1900 SW 4th Ave., Ste. 2500A.

 
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