Many facets of this project were covered on KBOO wednesday morning. Among these: |
*N. Macadam being "turned into another Pearl District" -- The Low income housingaspect of the proposal that was previoiusly agreed to has been changed to being far less than was agreed to. The new "South Waterfront" District will feature basic (needed) cleanup of the very toxic area around the Ross Island Bridge, with high rises and million dollar apiece condos in that area. This will be paid for, not by the owners of the property, who will reap the benefits of the sale of these places, but by we the taxpayer.
*74 million for a tram to OHSU, a tax-exempt "non-profit" corporation with questionable policies on who gets treated there, along with prioritization of funding on animal tests that yield questionable results and that are heavily funded by taxpayers and private foundations.
I don't know where one can find more information about this, maybe the Alliance has a press release. Or KBOO might have some idea of the facts around this. As far as who to write/call, I believe the portlandsurvival.com website has that list. Guess the alternative media isn't reading/submitting to this site anymore... can't imagine why.
This is one of the hottest issues in town right now people. Guess nobody that reads this site reads the boregonian, but on this one they actually oppose this move by the PDA.