development

PBOT vows to defend Flanders bikeway from impacts of proposed 23-story building

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 27th, 2019 at 11:44 am

Proposed design of new hotel and residential tower at NW 12th and Flanders.
(Source: Otak)

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Home demolition critics back resolution that would block central-city density

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on December 9th, 2014 at 10:10 am

(Photo: City of Portland)

In the last five weeks, nearly a third of Portland’s neighborhood associations have approved a resolution that calls for Portland to virtually freeze residential development in the central city at its current average density.

The resolution’s supporters, who call themselves United Neighborhoods for Reform, say it’s not actually an anti-density measure but rather a movement to protect historical character and housing affordability by reducing needless demolitions of old houses.

Margaret Davis, a UNR spokeswoman who also serves as a board member for the Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood Association, said she wants to prevent home demolitions like one she saw recently.

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