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Old Posted Nov 27, 2007, 9:24 PM
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Let's hope that they finally fill in some of those empty lots they own. They snapped up a lot of property, and leveled everything on the lots just about. Then most of the lots just... sat like that. I think it was in the 60's or 70's that they did that. IIRC, Emanual was going to expand back then, and they got the city to help, via urban renewal procedures, with buying, condemning, and leveling the blocks. Then whoops! The hospital ran out of money to do it, but kept the empty lots.

I read somewhere one of the famous Jazz clubs back in the day was on one of the Emanual lots. It still stands, but is padlocked. What a shame, because the area was part of the old lively Jazz scene (the other part being in Albina).
Portland absolutely needs: MAX lines to the SW, Vancouver, Oregon City. New Willamette and Columbia bridges, and a new tallest!
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