Portland new Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the new City Council bureau assignments, giving himself the Portland Housing Bureau, the Portland Development Commission and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The mayor gave new Commissioner Chloe Eudaly the Bureau of Development Services. The DJC covered the reaction* from some of Portland’s well known developers.
After 25 years in business, Holst Architecture announced a transition in the ownership of the firm.
The Portland Business Journal reported on the sale of an office building at 1500 NE Irving St to Swift Real Estate Partners. A new four story 60 unit apartment building is currently planned on the site of the building’s surface parking lot.
Portland Architecture wrote about the projects that defined 2016, including: the Swift headquarters at 1638 NW Overton St; the Japanese Garden expansion; Portland Art Museum’s Rothko Pavilion; Burnside Bridgehead developments Slate and Yard; the renovation of the former Oregonian building at 1320 Broadway; and many more.
Portland Parks & Recreation has begun design work for the “North Reach” of the South Waterfront Greenway. BikePortland looked at the different concepts being studied.
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