Richmond October 2013

By Sean Barnett


Richmond Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting on September 9 at Waverly Heights Church at SE 33rd and Woodward St. RNA meetings are held in the church basement. Enter from the east door. The website is

Lincoln Street Baptist Church, SE Lincoln and 32nd Pl., which was sold to Portland Development Group, was resold to Everett Custom Homes. Bruce Howard with Everett Homes gave a brief overview of the development plans for the site. Six new, single-family homes are proposed: 2 in the parking lot area and 4 in the church building area.

Homes will be custom designed for each lot, will range in size from 2200 to 2800 sf, and are expected to sell in the $600k – 700k range. They will have a craftsman look, similar to some homes recently completed at SE 20th and Market. Each house will have a garage.

Demolition of the existing site will take approximately 30 days, with 1-2 weeks devoted to testing for and mitigating lead and/or asbestos that may be onsite. Each house will take approximately 3.5 months to construct, and the project will take a total of 7-8 months to complete. Exterior elevation drawings of one of the homes were shared with the group. The President of Everett, Vic Remmers, will bring proposed site plans of all the lots to the October 14 RNA meeting.

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The next RNA meeting is Monday,  October 14.


Richmond October 2013

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