Posted on July 21st, 2011 at 8:12 am.
Special Coverage of SK Northwest
SK Northwest, a retailer of jet-skis and personal watercraft, wants to develop a parcel of land on the Willamette riverfront just south of OMSI. They are fighting to be exempt from putting a trail easement through their property.
Browse the stories below for more coverage of this issue…
Posted on December 21st, 2009 at 10:12 am.
a major commute thoroughfare
and recreational facility.
(Photo © J. Maus)
The Springwater Corridor Trail is the closest thing Portland has to a bicycle superhighway.
When the trail is complete, you will be able to walk, run, skate, or ride your bike from the Steel Bridge all the way out beyond Gresham without ever sharing the road with a motorized vehicle. For now, only two major gaps remain, both in inner Portland, where you must exit the trail and wind through city streets.
The southern gap routes you through quiet, residential streets in Sellwood from SE Umatilla close to the river to SE 19th. The northern gap, from the current trailhead at SE Ivon to the beginning of the Eastbank Esplanade at OMSI, is by far the worst of the two, crossing through a major construction zone and the entrance to a gravel depot, creating a safety hazard and a signage and enforcement conundrum.
Posted on September 5th, 2008 at 4:50 pm.
“We look forward to working with SK Northwest and the City as the development moves forward.”
— BTA’s metro-area advocate Emily Gardner
After a protracted legal battle that first came to light back in April of 2006, a Willamette riverfront property owner whose parcel lies in a key gap between two popular trails has relented and agreed to allow a trail to be built on their property.
The news comes from the BTA’s metro-area advocate Emily Gardner via the BTA Blog (emphasis mine):
Posted on February 19th, 2008 at 12:25 pm.
The BTA’s Michelle Poyourow writes on their blog that the Oregon Court of Appeals has struck down SK Northwest’s latest appeal.
According to Poyourow, SK Northwest’s next move could be to try and get their case heard by the Oregon Supreme Court. But, she writes, “the Supreme Court gets to choose which appeals it hears and which it declines.”
Posted on December 3rd, 2007 at 2:43 pm.
[Updated: 11/3, 10:05pm]
As reported by Emily Gardner of the BTA on Friday, SK Northwest has filed an appeal with the Oregon Court of Appeals.
It seems SK Northwest, who wants to develop a riverfront parcel for their personal watercraft business, can’t accept a recent Land Use Board of Appeals opinion that the city’s demand for a trail across the property is justified (and constitutional).
Posted on July 31st, 2007 at 10:06 am.
Posted on July 16th, 2007 at 12:31 pm.
At issue was whether or not SK Northwest has to include a bike/ped trail along their proposed riverfront development.
Posted on June 5th, 2007 at 10:11 am.
Posted on April 19th, 2007 at 3:14 pm.
“A trail corridor must be provided to address transportation impacts.”
-Bureau of Development Services.
The Portland Bureau of Development Services has issued another denial for SK Northwest. It’s been one year since I first broke the story of the company’s plans to develop a facility along the Willamette River, just south of OMSI.
Posted on March 12th, 2007 at 11:34 am.
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SK Northwest, a Portland-based retailer of jet-skis and personal watercraft, has submitted another proposal to develop a key parcel of Willamette riverfront land.
The proposal was submitted to the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) on March 1st and once again, it does not include plans for a trail.
You might recall the long and winding saga of this company’s attempts to develop land on the Willamette riverfront just south of OMSI. I’ve covered the story extensively since breaking the news almost one year ago.