Well let me take a stab guess. The low income housing will become high-end condos. (Although I think if you paint each one a different color it could become some kind of Christo-like scaled canvas. That might be cool to see from the harbor.It will be interesting with the company that purchased the low income housing development and the building that used to house SMRT and the outgoing Vets what will come of the dirt parking lot and building
Pretty much all of the marina as it is now is intended to be "temporary" whether temporary means 2 years or 20 years remains to be seen. I know that the developers have gotten A LOT of flack from the neighborhood and other stakeholders about how the marina has been developed...and that criticism is absolutely warranted, in my opinion.Interestingly, during his comments the developer said that the above-ground utilities currently serving the marina are meant to be temporary, and that part of the future infrastructure work that he's requesting the TIF for would go towards putting all the utilities underground.
This was a workshop and so no vote was taken, but the committee did not seem receptive to the TIF request in its current form.
Cool. It is stupid to classify this building as historic. All old buildings are historic, and a train manufacturing facility is nothing of note. It's certainly no Abyssinian House, of which the city neglected for years until BLM lit a fire under them (sorry for the pun).The elevator core for what I think is the "pattern storehouse" is also going up next to the trail right now:
Portland's historic preservation manager says proposed alterations for a restaurant, offices and a residential unit could compromise the historical character of the Pattern Storehouse.www.pressherald.com
True that the Abyssinian House has an amazing cultural history as the third oldest African American church in the U.S; what’s distinct about the history of the Pattern Building is it’s connection to the invention of an end-to-end process for manufacturing steam-railroad locomotives, as well as boilers and engines for over 350 marine vessels and gunboats for the Civil War. It’s a connection to a history of innovation that Portland can be proud of as it continues to evolve into the future.Cool. It is stupid to classify this building as historic. All old buildings are historic, and a train manufacturing facility is nothing of note. It's certainly no Abyssinian House, of which the city neglected for years until BLM lit a fire under them (sorry for the pun).
Preservation of structures isn’t what limits Portland, it’s height limits and minimum parking requirements.When does the history of a site become so diluted it doesn't matter? A part of the history of this site is the relationship the buildings - move a building and you change the story. And it was diluted further when it was dismantled - the bricks (now randomized? not the sign portion, though) and some wooden 'structure' are going to only look similar. The new restaurant might be really cool but I doubt I'll view the reconstructed building as historic.
Yes. Go stand in Copley Square in Boston and look at the gorgeous 19th Century Trinity Church reflecting into the 60 story glass Hancock Tower. Sheer beauty, the past connecting to the present.Preservation of structures isn’t what limits Portland, it’s height limits and minimum parking requirements.
With a few 20 story towers around it, the preservation of this handsome building would be a charming reminder of historic uses in this area and how it has developed while also indicating that our best days are ahead, not behind.