Re: PDX Designated Camping Sites - City webinar TODAY Weds 4:30-6pm
Peter Finley Fry
I appreciate the comments made. Housing is important and we need to explore all the ways that housing can be provided neighborhoods, villages, and safe places. A frustration that I have is that there is very little real discussion in Portland by architects or developers about the housing types that are becoming common outside of Portland while we seem to be building the same wood over concrete five story boxes all over.
I asked the City if they knew how many and what type of housing units have been built in Portland and know one seems to have a clear answer. I know that in the Central Eastside which is predominantly an employment area; we achieved our 2035 goals of 3,000 units already now (2022). There are specific reason that happened and it was not due to support by Portland, planners, or architects.
Peter Finley Fry AICP PhD MUP BS
Strategic Land Use Planning
303 NW Uptown Terrace; Unit 1B
Portland, Oregon 97210
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Subject: Re: [pdxshelterforum] PDX Designated Camping Sites - City webinar TODAY Weds 4:30-6pm
Plus one to every single thing here. Thank you, Peter. It is an undeniable fact that there is more than enough housing to let every when tile person sleep under a roof every night in Portland. This city is run by developers. The city has refused to hold the developer of the Ritz Carlton building downtown accountable for their legally-required share of affordable units in that space, or the requisite fines in lieu of offering affordable units. This developer (Walter Bowen) arranged a deal to build a separate complex containing affordable units. It turns out that this developer had made this exact promise using the exact same proposed affordable unit structure before for a previous project. They never built it. They were never held accountable. The Ritz Carlton will be constructed to completion, and I would bet everything I own that there will be 0 affordable units offered when it is done.
On Thu, Nov 17, 2022 at 5:27 PM Peter Finley Fry <peter@...> wrote: