- Jun 14, 2016
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Portland has lacked vision for decades. I'm not surprised at all in the development disappointments here.Yeah....this looks like some riverwalk development in Anytown, USA. While some good stuff is going up in Portland.....this might be one the city regrets big time in the future.
It looks like an upscale "project." I also think that it will alienate the public by creating an "affluent zone" for yes, those affluent. I kind of figured that this would do what Rowes Wharf "accomplished" with its location on Boston's waterfront. The original idea was to have more of a mixture of housing, office (high tech firms), a hotel, food & drink, etc. of which accepts the public, not alienates. And they seem to have abandoned the expansive food court idea or are delaying it until they get the big and easy money--the condo sales. This is now the de facto "Master Plan." After Jim Brady was kicked out of this "partnership," I kind of knew it would go a bit south. In fact, it has. It's almost in Boston.
Eyeballing it, I think the rail is going to be very close to Block 6. If you go back up the thread, the last renderings dump by Max shows the rail and path. Obviously the design has changed, but I don't think the footprint has changed much.I'm having trouble figuring out where the eastern prom trail runs along this plan. I can't picture where block 6 would jut out so much from block 4.