As many of you now know LUBA decided in favor of the City and Security Properties. Having been at the hearing we are a bit surprised. Testimony by the City included statements implying that current City code shouldn't matter because "future" code will supersede it.
The glaring flaws in the system remain. Public participation in the future of Portland continues to be a formality for our current neighborhood and City representatives. As a result, we are encouraged to report that Preserve the Pearl will appeal the LUBA decision to the State Court of Appeals.
We remain committed to the truth, equal representation, your voice, and a successful outcome.
Your help and support is greatly appreciated. We would not be here without you. Please send donations to be used solely for legal costs to:
Preserve The Pearl
P.O. Box 12633
1706 NW 24th Ave.
Portland, OR 97210-2508
The Appeal to LUBA states that the City erred in concluding that the approved development is consistent with PCC 33.510.205.A. Basically, that the City is NOT being consistent with the purposes as listed, specifically, “creat(e) a step down of building heights to the Willamette River”, as stated within the Central City Plan District’s River Sub-District.
It is important to note that Preserve the Pearl is NOT OPPOSED TO REDEVELOPMENT. WE ONLY ASK THAT REDEVELOPMENT BE RESPECTFUL, AND IN CONCERT, WITH THE UNIQUINESS OF THE PEARL.
You are invited to attend a Preserve the Pearl meeting in the PREM Group conference room, 351 NW 12th Ave, on the 18th of August, at 6:00pm. The purpose of this meeting is to bring those interested up to date on the merits of our appeal, and to have a voice in the future of our neighborhood.
Please RSVP ASAP to : Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org
West Quadrant Plan
The Mayor claimed that the public hearings afforded plenty of opportunity for ‘public comment’. Whatever comments opponents to the project made, however, were never given serious consideration since no issue raised by the public resulted in even one modification to