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Who’s Moving In

By Karen Hery There’s a building boom going on in the inner SE. It’s not a sudden surge in box stores or single family homes, not a slew of new …

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SE Updates

By Lee Perlman     Urban renewal advisory groups abolished   Portland Development Commission announced plans for the abolition of the Urban Renewal Advisory Committees (URACs) that have provided local …

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Bridgehead development continues   Portland Design Commission last month held a second hearing for Key Development’s plans for a 20-story building on Block 67, vacant land immediately north of the …

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REACH Hires New Director

Dan Valliere is not only new to Portland and to REACH Community Development, but he is new to housing development in general. However, he is no stranger to organizational collaboration, …

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SE Updates June 2013

Kerns parkless apartments get in under the wire   New rules recently passed by the Portland City Council now require new apartment projects of 30 units or more to have …

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Kelly Butte Makeover

  by Tim Hall Portland Water Bureau Making way for a better Kelly Butte landscape   During first three months of the year, construction vehicles were at work clearing a …

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SE Updates April 2013

Tower planned for Burnside Bridgehead   Representatives of Key Development, and LRS and Skylab architects last month treated the Kerns Neighborhood Association to their plans for Block 67, next to …

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City Council Unanimously Adopts Code Amendments That Help Homeowners in Historic and Conservation Districts Modify Their Homes

Historic Resources Code Improvement Project makes it easier, cheaper to make minor modifications to Portland’s historic resources PORTLAND, Ore. — This morning Portland’s City Council unanimously voted to adopt code amendments that …

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Volunteer Program for Vets

By Nancy Tannler Back in 2005, Carol Levine, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here, recognized the need to assist veterans reintegrate themselves back into society after returning from the war …

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SE Updates March 2013

By Lee Perlman Green Castle to become apartments Joe Westerman waged a long legal battle to allow his parking lot on NE 20th Ave. at Everett St. to be used …

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Parking Study

The minimum parking requirements for new multi-family buildings along high density corridors has residents living in the immediate neighborhood very concerned. At the City Council session of January 10, citizens …

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SE Updates January 2013

Sunshine Dairy seeks street vacation   The Sunshine Dairy at 801 NE. 21st Ave. is seeking a pair of street vacancies to facilitate its truck loading. As consultant Peter Fry …

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SE Updates December 2012

Apartment tower slated for Bridgehead   Portland Development Commission is in the process of selling Block 67, part of the Burnside Bridgehead, to Key Development Corporation, staffer Steve Schain told …

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Weed Warriors Honored

October 27 was a big day for the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park Weed Warriors, the band of volunteers who pull invasive plants from the slopes of Mt. Tabor Park. …

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Sustainable local business

The City of Portland’s Sustai nability at Work program provides free assistance and certification for Portland businesses looking to create a more sustainable workplace. Our businesses have taken a lot …

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SE Updates November 2012

Southeast Precinct rededicated   The old Southeast Precinct was reopened and rededicated last month, this time in partnership with other public safety programs. Under then-police chief Rosie Sizer the bureau …

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Coal Trains in Southeast Neighborhoods Part 2: What local experts think

Note: In Part 1 last month, neighbors of SE Portland’s railroad tracks expressed their opinions regarding the coal transport proposal. In Part 2, here, local experts have their say. Part …

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East Side Streetcar Opens

  With speeches, celebrations and two days of free service, the Portland Streetcar’s east side loop opened for business last month, amid a rain of sour grapes from critics. At …

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