Thursday, December 12, 2013
Opponents outnumber supporters 2-to-1 at a hearing on a residential and retail project that hopes to transform the former industrial neighborhood.
The city’s elevated attention to codes such as unleashed dogs comes with a touch of flexibility.
The public hearing on the ambitious development project is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.
An ambitious development in a neighborhood with an unsettled past could face a key vote Tuesday.
A panel will discuss the interface of the ordinance with state and federal laws on Thursday night at City Hall.
Increasing numbers of people escaping violence are resettling in the state at a time when housing and jobs are hard to find, especially in Portland.
But an attorney denies Kenneth Williams spent thousands on personal expenses and says Infinity Federal Credit Union is retaliating for an age discrimination complaint.
The team that will turn the building into market-rate housing says it will break ground in February.
Officials cite several reasons for the state increase, especially in Portland, which has had success helping veterans find housing.
It’s a safety issue, the city says, but foes argue they illegally restrict speech.