Of course its like a ghost town at 9 pm with shitty weather out, exactly like the rest of portland, people shut themselves indoors and have to go outside because they have to do the nescessities, like let the dogs poop. The place is sort of like a gated community, 24 hour security, and it gets quiet at night, very safe. The day time its filled with foot traffic, cars, and bikes. At lunchtime, the restaraunts and conveinence store has a huge amount of people from OHSU, construction workers and residents. It has definitely grown over the past year and its just going up. This place is diverse, with mixed incomes, from middle class to the most wealthy, students, doctors, retirees; people who need the place to be convenient. Its stopping gentrification by providing a new area, and letting a culture create itself, and not butt into other solidified communities; its a very proud community of people who love where they live and how they live. its getting more wealthy people to move to portland and spend their money here, its providing state of the art green buildings, its provided 2300 jobs, thats 2300 people who have money, it got me a job when the rest of portland wasn't providing anything. Its a pretty great place.
Its not a growing tumor on the SW end of portland sucking all the energy out of it, more like a tattoo slowly and painfully being needled in, but the final design is well worth it.
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