Take a Stand for Deconstruction!
Wednesday, February 17th City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave. Sign-up to testify by 1:30 Hearing Starts at 2:30 In 2015, 337 homes in Portland came down. Of those, only about 30 were deconstructed. The cost to our community, and to our planet, in terms of waste to the landfill, increased atmospheric carbon, not to mention the loss of valuable materials (that could have helped build a sustainable Portland) are calculable. 4,800 tons of materials sent to the dump 7,200 tons of CO2 released into the atmosphere 720,000 gallons of water wasted 4,800 tons of materials with a market value of more […]
Centennial Mills Town Hall
Standing Room Only Reported by Stanley Penkin The history of the Centennial Mills property is a long and sad one. As one of the most historic and iconic properties in the Pearl District, and the entire city, there was much optimism about this prime riverfront site being developed into a unique and significant project benefitting the whole city. Purchased by the Portland Development Commission (PDC) in 2000, there was great anticipation that the city would guide this project to fruition. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. An agreement with a developer in 2008 fell through leading to a lawsuit […]