Weekly Roundup: Inclusionary Housing, FAR Transfers, Cross-Laminated Timber, and more

Framework

The Pearl District Framework development is set to break ground soon, but some environmental groups have concerns.

One year into Portland’s Inclusionary Housing program the Portland Mercury reported that the program is getting “lackluster results“.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on a proposed change to the Inclusionary Housing program, that would affect condominiums*. According to Hoyt Street Properties the new regulations would cause them to “sell [their] remaining land or build office (space) instead”.

The Artists Repertory Theatre has been rescued by a $7 million anonymous donation, according to the Willamette Week. The company still however plans to sell half their block at 1515 SW Morrison St to a developer that intends to build a 218-foot residential tower on the site.

OPB wrote about a proposal by City Commissioner Fritz to amend the Central City 2035 Plan to allow Floor Area Ratio (FAR) transfers from the Open Space zone.

One year after a devastating explosion, the Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the reconstruction of the Robert and Ann Sacks House at 2281 NW Glisan St.

The Willamette Week reported that a coalition of environmental groups is criticizing the use of cross-laminated timber on the soon-to-break-ground Framework building.

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