The Daily Journal of Commercereported on the approval* of the Multnomah County Behavioral Health Resource Center, which will transform an existing building into a modern health center focused on providing services to people experiencing homelessness.
The Portland Mercury covered wrote about the city is mulling an “imperfect solution to city’s racist displacement projects.” Extending the life of the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area would give the city more money for building affordable housing, including at Williams & Russell, where mostly Black families were displaced for an expansion of the Emanuel Hospital that never happened.
According to the Portland Business Journal “no fewer than 27 hotels have either opened since 2015 or are under construction or planned for the metro region”. The paper published a gallery of the some of the hotel projects that are adding thousands of rooms to Portland.
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A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center
The DJC wrote about how after decades of broken promises, Prosper Portland and Emanuel Hospital announced plans to redevelop a site at N Williams and Knott. According to the paper the project is “likely to include some use by Legacy Health, along with a mix of affordable housing, retail and possibly office space.”
With very few new projects submitted to-date under the city’s new inclusionary zoning ordinance, BikePortland looked at Urban Development Group’s plans to swap parking for affordable housing at 2548 SE Ankeny St, 316 NE 28th Ave and 2789 NE Halsey St.
The Portland Tribune reported on slips in the schedule for two city initiatives designed to tackle housing affordability: adoption of the Residential Infill Project, which is now delayed until late 2018; and spending of the voter approved affordable housing bond.