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Old Posted Feb 18, 2012, 6:13 AM
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Construction of South Waterfront greenway to begin despite budget shortfall




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Block 49 / Affordable Housing Project: Update 2/24




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City of Portland seeks to sell RiverPlace block
Premium content from Portland Business Journal by Wendy Culverwell , Business Journal staff writer

Date: Friday, March 2, 2012, 3:00am PST

Here’s an opportunity that doesn’t crop up often: The Portland Development Commission is selling a vacant block at RiverPlace in the North Macadam urban renewal area.

Parcel 8 has almost everything a developer could want. It’s near the Willamette River and downtown Portland. It is vacant, clean, fronts the Portland Streetcar and is zoned “central commercial,” which allows a wide range of uses.

The city’s economic development agency announced this week that it is accepting offers for the 48,645-square-foot site at the northeast corner of Southwest River Drive and Southwest River Parkway. Responses are due March 30.

It is selling the property by itself rather than listing it with a real estate firm to avoid paying brokerage fees, said Eric Jacobson, senior project manager.

PDC has owned the site since 1985, when it acquired the site that became RiverPlace in a land swap involving Pacific Power and Light’s former Lincoln Steam Plant.

The site became Portland’s RiverPlace district, populated with hotels, condominiums, apartments, retail facilities and office buildings.

The property was appraised at $4.7 million in 2006. PDC is having it reappraised.

At one point, PDC had an agreement with a developer to construct a residential project on Parcel 8, but that never came to fruition.

The commission is not working with a developer and does not expect to contribute toward any development costs.

PDC reports it has had at least four inquiries about the property.

With development in downtown Portland at a standstill, it is unclear what will become of the site. Portland State University — which wants to expand its campus to accommodate an overflow of students — is an obvious candidate to buy the property, but an official said the college wouldn’t pursue it.

PSU has an active roster of construction projects and an appetite for land to grow, especially toward the river. But Mark Gregory, associate vice president for finance and administration, said it’s “unlikely” the block would be of interest. He said a private developer could potentially be interested in developing student housing.

The site is ready to develop, with utilities at or near the perimeter. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued a “No Further Action” determination for the property in 2007 following a $1 million project to remove soil and groundwater pollutants stemming from the former steam plant on the site.
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The north macadam urban renewal area, where Parcel 8 is located, was created in 1999 and expires in June 2020.
it comprises about 402 acres.

Wendy Culverwell covers real estate, retail and hospitality.

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Old Posted Mar 4, 2012, 8:40 PM
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I was wondering if that block would ever have anything happen on it. It seems like it would be a great spot for some apartments over retail, especially since the MAX and Streetcar through the neighborhood and over the new bridge would probably be done by the time any construction would be completed.
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Can you post the link to where you found that image? Looks very interesting!
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Old Posted Mar 11, 2012, 7:29 PM
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looks like it came from this site.

if you go to google image search, you can just drag an image into the search box: voila!
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^^^ Nice find.

Too bad the PNCA housing appears to have fallen through.
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looks like it came from this site.

if you go to google image search, you can just drag an image into the search box: voila!
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OHSU Waterfront Campus update from 3-18-2012:


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Gibbs St. Bridge update 3-18-2012:



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South Waterfront project named for John Gray

A subsidized apartment under construction in the South Waterfront will be named for John Gray, a decorated World War II veteran, Portland developer and philanthropist.

The project, which will cater to veterans and low-income renters, will be called Gray’s Landing.
REACH Community Development previously referred to it as Block 49.

The 209-unit project will include 42 apartments for veterans earning $15,000 or less and the balance will be available to low-income households earning half the median family income for Portland, currently about $25,000 for a single-person household.

The $50-plus million project is a joint venture between the Portland Housing Bureau and REACH. It is slated to open in November.

Its namesake is a prominent developer who created Salishan Lodge, Skamania Lodge and the Sunriver Resort. Gray also is a noted philanthropist who has lent support to cancer research, education and affordable housing. He is credited with transforming the Willamette Riverfront with the development of Johns Landing.

Gray earned a Bronze medal for his service with the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army.

“I am humbled that REACH and the city commission have chosen to name this important housing development after me,” Gray said in a press release. “As a veteran, it is an honor to have my name attached to a project that will offer fellow veterans and others in need affordable housing in such a beautiful part of the city,” he said.


Via: Portland Business Journal.
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As a John's Landing resident, I find this really cool! John Gray did so much for the area, and it's really a wonderful neighborhood to live in.

I created this site as my payback! http://www.johnslanding.org/
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Anyone have 2 million lying around?

http://bikeportland.org/2012/03/26/l...ont-path-69395
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Anyone have 2 million lying around?

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This is such a short phase... it's sorta depressing.
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Gray's Landing update from 3-26-2012:

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SOWA bridge update 3-26-2012: Notice the glassy, watery artwork on the tower.

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