Wouldn't that be awful if there was a giant Home Depot or Target right in the middle of Portland? Folks driving by on the freeway would see it and sigh the sort of sigh that monoculture produces all over the place.
Well if we don't speak up, this vision will become a reality. They want to build a Home Depot or a Target on the east end of the Burnside Bridge, just a few blocks from locally owned Hippo Hardware. With enough public support, however, we could influence the planning comission to instead build a complex of locally owned businesses. Come to this meeting:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2004, 5 PM
Discussion/workshop of the Burnside Bridgehead proposals
Public Workshop to gather input from presentations of Burnside
Bridgehead Developer Proposals
State of Oregon Bldg
800 NE Oregon, Rm 140
And voice your disapproval for the Home Depot and Target plans. Encourage the board to accept the local business plan instead.
Don't be scared.