The 2013 Village Building Convergence (VBC), themed “Urban Succession: Shift and Sprout,” will happen May 24 – June 2 in Portland. At this year’s annual, ten-day Convergence on urban permaculture, more than thirty local communities will be creating community gathering places and generating prototypes of sustainability. This year’s VBC focuses [...]
by Allen Field Commissioner Nick Fish, Parks & Recreation staff, Portland Parks Foundation, Friends of Portland...
On April 5, the Governor signed House Bill 2489 to reinstate an estimated 1,500 reverse mortgage holders after unanimous...
By John McLaren Construction of the NE/SE 50s Bikeway, plans which were hotly debated two years ago in the Mt. Tabor...
In seven community workshops held in February and March, Portlanders reviewed the city’s goals and policies in Part 1 of the Working Draft of the updated Comprehensive Plan City staff and about 350 Portlanders engaged in in-depth conversations about the future of the city and especially the Plans impact on [...]Read more ›
The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission heard testimony last month that proposed new parking requirements for new multi-family development was unnecessary and contrary to city goals, and also that it didn’t go far enough to solve urgent problems. After hearing two and a half hours of such testimony, the Commission [...]Read more ›
by Tim Hall Portland Water Bureau Making way for a better Kelly Butte landscape During first three months of the year, construction vehicles were at work clearing a large section of Kelly Butte. Crews were busy removing non-native and invasive plants, dead and diseased trees, and unfortunately, a [...]Read more ›
Tower planned for Burnside Bridgehead Representatives of Key Development, and LRS and Skylab architects last month treated the Kerns Neighborhood Association to their plans for Block 67, next to the Burnside Bridge. The team plans to build a four-story podium on the vacant site, bounded by NE Second and [...]Read more ›
By Don MacGillivray and Lee Perlman The one-acre private park that graced the Buckman neighborhood for 40 years is about to disappear. The St. Francis Parish is in the process of selling St. Francis Park to Catholic Charities. That institution intends to redevelop the property, bounded by SE 11th and [...]Read more ›
City Council Unanimously Adopts Code Amendments That Help Homeowners in Historic and Conservation Districts Modify Their Homes
Historic Resources Code Improvement Project makes it easier, cheaper to make minor modifications to Portland’s historic resources PORTLAND, Ore. — This morning Portland’s City Council unanimously voted to adopt code amendments that will improve the City’s historic review process and create a quicker, easier-to-understand, and more predictable review process for minor home [...]Read more ›