But this time, "moving cautiously" — it will be a year before we even see a "framework plan" for the project from the PDC and Beam Development. On Wednesday, the PDC began asking consultants to pitch ideas for how to reuse the area's historic Convention Plaza building.
The announcement comes just two weeks after City Council approved the $22 million Burnside/Couch couplet plan, which aims to help redevelop East Burnside by turning E Burnside and Couch into one way streets. Three years ago, the debate over Burnside redevelopment spiraled around whether Home Depot could plop a store there. This fall, Beam Development said the plan's anchor project might be a 2,000 person music venue.