Move over OHSU, theres a new sky tram in town.
Move over OHSU, there's a new sky tram in town. PORTLAND DIAMOND PROJECT

Beautiful views of Mt. Hood, sleek wood-and-steel finishes, cheerful diverse Portlanders drinking beer and taking selfies... and a sky tram. These are all present in new renderings of a possible future ballpark in Northwest Portland, released Thursday by the Portland Diamond Project.

The group, founded by former Nike executive Craig Cheeks last year with the aim of bringing a major league team to Portland, released these images along with the announcement of its agreement to purchase the Port of Portland’s Terminal 2 property, with an eye toward building a potential Major League Baseball stadium on the site.

Terminal 2, currently used as a marine cargo terminal, is located along the Willamette River in Northwest Portland’s industrial area.

As the Oregonian reported Wednesday, it’s unclear where the money would come from to develop the stadium. While Mayor Ted Wheeler has expressed support for the project in the past, he’s also said the city wouldn’t subsidize a new stadium under his watch.

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If a stadium is built at Terminal 2—and if the city can attract an MLB team—additional transit infrastructure will probably be needed to support it. Right now, just one TriMet bus serves the location, and it doesn’t run on Sundays.

Portland Diamond Project’s Thursday announcement comes a few weeks after the organization announced it was retracting its offer to buy a Portland Public Schools property near the Moda Center.

If you’re curious what affect a new baseball stadium might have on Portland’s already impacted housing market, here’s an interesting article that concludes that “stadiums often can become a massively powerful gentrifying force.”