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Park Threatened!: Just South Of Mississippi Co-op & Blackrose Infoshop & Freecycle

The green space at 4008 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR will become yet another over priced 'mixed use' development unless we turn up the pressure on wealthy developer Chris Rogers.
Help Save the Park!
Help Save the Park!
Developer Chris Rogers of Lake Oswego's Phase II Development is at it again. For the 3rd time in recent memory a rich developer wants to make even more money by destroying an urban park. This popular park is located next to the Mississippi Ave. ballroom at Shaver. (check out 4008 N. Mississippi Ave. on Google Maps) The project would kill 3 trees in order to put in 48 small studio and 1 bedroom apartments that each cost $850+ a month! In addition to contributing to the unaffordability of the neighborhood the project would harm the low income housing next door. If built it would greatly diminish the solar access and over all livability for low income residents of a house owned by 501(c)3 non profit Portland Collective Housing. This house is an example of truly dense green development where 11 people live under one roof sharing resources, gardening and using bikes and public transportation.

We need your help! Please spread the word and stay updated on the effort to save the park. We'll need people to help us put the pressure on Chris Rogers by calling and emailing him to persuade him that this project isn't worth his time or money. Thankfully we have a neighborhood history of successful resistance to projects like his in this green space!

In the meantime if anyone can obtain good contact info for Chris Rogers, Phase II Development, Lake Oswego, OR we would really appreciate it! We need to send Chris the message, from as many angles as possible, that his project is UNWANTED! At this moment we're need help getting a good phone number and email for this guy OR his company. If you are good at internet sleuthing or social engineering (only legal kinds of course) this is your chance to shine! Please contact us through our

 link to www.facebook.com

homepage: homepage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-the-Park-on-N-Mississippi/165988516789470?sk=wall#!/pages/Save-the-Park-on-N-Mississippi/165988516789470


History of this issue! 08.Apr.2011 16:51

jla

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Neighborhood Association Meeting -- Tomorrow (april 11) @ 7pm 10.Apr.2011 12:46

Save the Park

The Boise Neighborhood Association's monthly meeting is tomorrow (April 11th) @ 7pm, the Albina Youth Opportunity building (3710 North Mississippi Ave). You do not need to live in our neighborhood to attend--anyone involved in the community is welcome. We are not looking at this juncture to disrupt necessarily--more to make community opposition visible. To inform yourself, visit the linked facebook address.

Here's the most recent updatea; 14.Apr.2011 13:37

YES to greenspace, NO to greenwashing