The DJC reported that unreinforced masonry building owners are fuming over a mandatory seismic retrofit proposal*.
Portland For Everyone interviewed “Surly Urbanist” Jamaal Green about building a pro-housing political alliance.
The Business Tribune reported on a study that ranks Portland No. 21 out of 50 metro areas in terms of hardest cities to add necessary new apartments.
According to the Willamette Week, the Portland Housing Bureau will purchase a property at 3000 SE Powell Blvd, which could be developed into as many as 300 units of affordable housing.
Oregon could “lose $80 million a year in federal housing funding in the proposed White House budget”, writes the Oregonian.
The Hollywood Star News wrote about Laurel 42, the six story project with mechanical parking rising in Hollywood.
The Business Tribune reported that Pearl West, Portland’s first post-recession office building, has been sold by its developer to LaSalle Investment Management.
The Oregonian wrote about how the Lloyd Center Remodel is a lot bigger than originally planned. The new entry plaza and helical stair opened last week, but will be joined in the future by the West Anchor Remodel and East Anchor Remodel, where a new cinema will replace a portion of the space currently occupied by Sears.
The DJC published construction photos of the Field Office, currently rising in Northwest Portland.
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We need to get rid of the urban growth boundary so developers can build near light rail stations? Just stop already. How can they say that with a straight face? Any land brought inside the boundary will be tract homes on large lots, not multi family housing. And it will all be far from services like light rail. There just isn’t a demand for much outside of the very core of Portland. Look at all the available land in East Portland. Nothing is being built east of even 60th because the transplants paying high rents don’t want to be out that far. Build a 15 story building renting a one bedroom for $2,000 in Forest Grove? I’d bet that would fill up fast. Demand and greed are why all the new buildings are in close in locations. How much would it cost all of us to beef up the Max system to get those people into town quickly? Yup, pass those costs off. Privatize profits and make the people through the government pay the costs.
Nobody is going to pay $2000/mo for an apartment in Forest Grove.