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City Council Adopts 2035 Comprehensive Plan

With population growth projected at over 40% in the next 20 years, the Portland City Council has unanimously approved the long-awaited 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The plan will take effect in 2018 and attempts to address some of Portland’s most pressing issues of the day – housing and infrastructure. Read More: Portland approves major 20-year…

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New Rules Aim to Increase Supply of “Middle Housing”

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is preparing recommendations for the Portland City Council for new development requirements aimed at increasing Portland’s supply of “middle housing” – duplexes, triplexes and other mid-priced options.  The proposals come from the input of a Residential Infill Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee comprised of developers, affordable housing advocates, architects, and…

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“Portland for Everyone” Coalition Tackles Housing Issues

A local group of activists, developers, environmentalists and other community members has come together to form “Portland for Everyone” – a coalition created to increase density, strengthen renter protections, and support ballot initiatives to fund affordable housing. Modeled after a similar group in Seattle, “Portland for Everyone” held it’s first public event last week titled…

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Today’s the Day!

It’s primary election day! If you haven’t submitted your ballot yet, it’s too late to mail it, so be sure to drop it off at an official ballot drop box before 8:00 tonight.  Most all Multnomah County Libraries are official drop box locations. Or click here for a full list of Official Oregon…

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Is a New Bike Bridge Coming to NW Portland?

Last month Connect Oregon, a lottery-funded program designed to invest in Oregon’s transportation infrastructure, received 22 biking and walking project proposals for new off-road transportation investments. Of those, a $5.9 million biking-walking bridge connecting the Northwest District straight to the Steel Bridge via Flanders Street scored 3rd overall. Originally proposed back in 2008, the…

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Development News

Two popular Portland restaurants will be demolished to make way for apartments and retail space – the New Copper Penny in the SE Portland neighborhood of Lents, and Touché in the Pearl district. The New Copper Penny, located on SE 92nd and Foster, was sold last week to developer Palindrome Communities. Along with…

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