The DJC wrote about Guerrilla Development’s “weird concept” for the Atomic Orchard Experiment at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd. The apartment building will include a mix of market rate and affordable housing, with some of the affordable units renting for less than $600 per month – without government subsidies.*
With Portland’s parking minimums for multifamily housing effectively repealed, Portland Shoupistas asked “what’s next?”
The Oregonian reported that the Portland City Council voted to approve the Residential Infill Project, which aims to reduce demolitions of single family houses while increasing the number of duplexes and triplexes built.
Portland Architecture discussed the Central City 2035 plan with three planners from the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability.
OPB looked at the toxic legacy of the Zidell Yards—and the efforts to clean the site up.
The Business Tribune wrote about plans to redevelop Chinatown’s Wong Laundry building at 227 NW 3rd Ave, which will have to clear the high bar of City Council approval for the demolition of a contributing building in a historic district.
The Portland Mercury reported that the Eagles Lodge at 4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd may soon be sold, with redevelopment of the site likely.
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The Central Eastside is shaping up to become an interesting area, with both the mixed-use apartments and multistory industrial buildings that are being constructed. The main problem with that area is the freight railway. They need to build at least four underpasses (although that would require shutting down the railway temporarily) or overpasses – or at the very least some bicycle/pedestrian bridges – in order to make that area convenient to get around in.