Half a billion dollars! I keep hearing that the provisions of the Residential Infill Project (RIP) will curb demolitions because they impose restrictions on height and home size. But in Eastmoreland, this just isn’t true. In fact, there is over half a billion dollars (yes, Billion, with a ‘B’) in potential value in the proposed … Continue reading No End In Site for Demolitions without an HD
What is the definition of a Demolition? Why do some homes look like they have been demolished but it doesn't show up that way when I looked at their permit? What is the definition of a Major Alteration? We are providing links to the City of Portland's Bureau of Building Development Services guides on Demolition … Continue reading WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DEMOLITION VS. A MAJOR ALTERATION?
Hello, My name is Joe Dudman. I am one of your neighbors. I live in the 1928 Eastmoreland house at 36th and Rex that my parents bought in 1960 and I grew up in. I would like to give you my personal, independent, and individual perspective on the importance of approving the Eastmoreland Historic District, … Continue reading Eastmoreland Has Always Been More Than Just a Collection of “Me”s and Individual Dreams By Joe Dudman, Eastmoreland Neighbor
Well if you read yesterday's Bee then the cat is outta the bag. On NYE while the rest of you were probably dancing and celebrating the death of 2016 I was deciding to start a neighborhood group. I reached out to my neighbors Beth Warner and Bob Schlesinger to see if they wanted to join … Continue reading Home is where the HEART is! By Manda Blum
To the Editor: I love Portland and am proud to call it my home. One of the things I love most about our city is its neighborhoods. They are interesting, unique and present diverse housing and living opportunities for all Portlanders. I have always felt that our neighborhoods are what make Portland, Portland. I am … Continue reading I Love Portland and Am Proud to Call it Home by Beth Warner (as written & submitted to the Sellwood Bee Editor)