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Community Organizing Stops Development Threat to Tryon Creek Watershed

On Friday morning, after months of hard work and negotiations, TLC Farm successfully acquired the purchase option for the land it occupies from Brownstone Homes, a development firm that had planned to build 23 luxury houses on the sensitive site. Now TLC Farm is in a contractual agreement to purchase the land from its owner by January 2006.
Community Organizing Stops Development Threat to Tryon Creek Watershed
Tryon Life Community Farm press conference celebrates victory and launches capital campaign

WHO: Residents, neighbors and community supporters of Tryon Life Community Farm (TLC Farm) are hosting a press conference on the seven-acre community education center and sustainability demonstration project, tucked into Tryon Creek State Park in SW Portland.

WHEN:   Tuesday, March 1st, 11:00 A.M.

WHERE: 11640 SW Boones Ferry Road, Portland, Oregon; www.tryonfarm.org for directions

WHY: On Friday morning, after months of hard work and negotiations, TLC Farm successfully acquired the purchase option for the land it occupies from Brownstone Homes, a development firm that had planned to build 23 luxury houses on the sensitive site. Now TLC Farm is in a contractual agreement to purchase the land from its owner by January 2006.

Also on Friday, Multnomah County Circuit Judge Terry Hannon stayed the eviction of the residents of TLC Farm pending appeal of the case to the Court of Appeals. Representatives of the owner expressed a desire to work with TLC Farm and the residents to achieve a mutually beneficial resolution for all concerned.

Representatives from City Council and allied organizations, and community supporters will join TLC Farm at a press conference to celebrate this shift into a pro-active gear and to kick-off fund-raising in earnest.

CONTACT: Brenna Bell: 503-245-0484; press release with speakers list will be sent Tuesday a.m.
hooray! good news for dark times 01.Mar.2005 10:38

shivacat

hooray! good work being persistant and saving the site!

tryon farm 30.Mar.2005 08:51

deckerch@ohsu.edu deckerch@ohsu.edu

I would like to be added to any information about tryon farm. I wish I had known about the fund raiser on March 19. Maybe I can help publicize your events as a volunteer. My family uses Tryon Creek for walking and my son goes to their camps. So, I am committed to that piece of land. Plus, I do media relations for a living for OHSU. Please let me know if I can help. Christine Decker deckerch@ohsu.edu

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How can this happen 28.Nov.2005 15:00

R Golobic

What I want to know is who told the developers that it would be ok to build 23 luxury home on that site?! That is a crime in itself. I would like to know who in particular ok'd that zoning, then I want to campaign to run them out of office.