Friday, May 26, 2017
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Tell the Oregon State Legislature to vote NO! Contact numbers and email addresses below...
Senate President Peter Courtney
Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick
This week: Portland's budget, school district levy, Oregon's robust economy, and where, oh where are the inclusionary zoning projects? We return after Memorial Day on June 6th.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Better Housing by Design (BHD) project aims to improve the design of multifamily housing outside of the central core of Portland. It covers all multi-dwelling zones (R3, R2, R1, and RH), and aims to strengthen requirements for outdoor spaces, encourage a range of housing that includes "missing middle" structures, and improve walkability. Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff are expected to release the final Code Concept Report in the Summer of 2017. Read more.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Supporters of the new PPS bond point out that Portland school buildings are 77 years old on average, and many have health and safety issues including high lead levels. The bond will provide the funding needed for projects such as improving water quality, removing asbestos and lead-based paint, improving fire alarm and sprinkler systems, and ADA/accessibility improvements. In addition, Benson, Madison, and Lincoln high schools and Kellogg middle school will be rebuilt and renovated. Read more.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
This week: Portland Mayor says housing trumps need for parking; conflict continues in the Eastmoreland neighborhood and the Portland Development Commission is now Prosper Portland. Our podcast returns next Weds 5/24.