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The SK Northwest saga is over: Property owner gives up on trail fight

“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 … Read more

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SK Northwest tries again for Springwater development

Proposed development area.Click to enlarge graphic 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 … Read more

City denies Springwater development appeal

[Scan of appeal decision mailed out Saturday]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 … Read more