Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on October 2nd, 2006 at 8:35 am
Editor’s note: Lines drawn by my daughter ;-)
The City of Portland Hearings Office* has denied the land use appeal of Shawn Karambelas. Karambelas is the business owner who wanted to develop a parcel of land just south of OMSI without including plans for public trail access on the waterfront.
This decision — which was mailed out on Saturday — comes in response to an appeal filed by Karambelas and property owner Wayne Kingsley over the initial rejection of their permit back in June.
This denial of their appeal of that decision was based on evidence presented at a public hearing that took place on August 16.
It’s been nearly six months since this story broke and given what I know about the current owner of this property I don’t think we’ve heard the end of this yet. I’ll try and keep you posted on any developments (no pun intended).
To review previous decisions and documentation, stay tuned to this page on the City of Portland website (look for file number LU 05-178171 GW).
*[Editor’s note: I initially reported that this appeal was denied by the Bureau of Development Services but I edited the post after being corrected by Evan Manvel (see comment below).]