Portlanders Clash Over a Pending Neighborhood Development Project

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This project has been in the works for three years. It's been led by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, which was led by Mayor Wheeler and before that Mayor Hales.

Commissioner Eudaly joined the City Council in 2017.

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For better or worse this is absolutely not Eudaly's project, it is kind of crazy to publish this article with that glaring of an error.

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It's not only the easily-checked factual error.

It's also the lazy reduction of a complicated issue into a simplistic, binary horse race --1000 Friends versus the neighborhood associations.

This is the code for single family development for the next 20 years. There are at least half a dozen issues that are being discussed here.

Talking to one person who's a simplistic "yes" and another who's a reactive "no" and deciding that you know everything about this topic is just weak and disappointing reporting.

Maybe if the writer had attended all the hearings instead of just the final night it would have been helpful?

Mercury readers really deserve better.

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Hey so my name is only 1 l. That's just my fb name.

@manao Are you referring to the "nonscientific public engagement panel" where only " 13 percent of respondents preferred an urban central neighborhood" to try and argue how to to zone our central urban neighborhoods?

Also single family homes in urban areas are out of reach for almost everyone. To pretend single vs multifamily units are just about preference is silly. It'd be like saying all planes should be first class only because everyone would prefer to fly first class. Some of us have to fly coach.

Also is my check from the Trumper in the mail with my Soros check? Haven't gotten that one either.

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Dunno why my comment disappeared, but just so the comments here make sense to everyone, and also the Residential Infill Project itself, I was just pointing out that Trumper money fuels the RIP push, manipulating earnest Portlanders that they're working toward "housing options," which basically are pricy units replacing smaller, cheaper, and more durable old-growth homes. More about the Trumper connection: https://unitedneighborhoodsforreform.blogspot.com; and here's the link to the referenced Metro survey: https://www.oregonmetro.gov/news/innovative-study-examines-regions-housing-preferences.