Send the letter below, or some variation thereof, to the Bureau of Development Services by March 20th in order to stop Gold's Gym, the largest chain of gyms in the world, on Division.
c/o Suzanne Savin
Bureau of Development Services
1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 5000
Portland, OR 97201
Dear Suzanne Savin:
I am writing to express my support for the appellants in their appeal of Administrative Decision - LU 06-179785-AD.
As the appellants point out, a 33,000 square foot retail service would not "equally or better meet the purpose" of "insuring 'small scale' retail use" on Division, but would achieve the opposite result. Thus, the proposed development should not qualify for an adjustment to the Code.
Further, Gold's Gym is the world's largest chain of gyms. The Division Green Street Plan seeks to retain "the local scale of retail along Division." Again, the addition of a Gold's Gym franchise would achieve a result directly opposite of the stated goal.
For these reasons, I urge the Bureau of Development Services to reverse its decision granting the adjustment.