Saturday, 8 October 2016

Portland housing growth? Not in my backyard

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PORTLAND, Ore. (Portland Tribune) — Housing advocates are concerned that as Portland prepares for more condominiums and apartments to accommodate more than 200,000 new residents during the next two decades, city officials plan to cut back the size of new buildings in parts of the affluent Northwest, pushing the new growth elsewhere.

However, the proposal to lower the allowed density in much of the Northwest’s Historic Alphabet District could open up the city to $30 million or more in legal claims from landowners, one lawyer says.


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