Slowing the cubification of Portlandia: Some good news on the demolition rules
I felt pretty vindicated when I read that it wasn’t just me who thought the demolitions were a bit too frequent in these parts. Turns out so many people thought this for various reasons (neighbors, preservationists, etc.) that it was put to a vote recently.
That is a great move. I remember a time when I thought, “Yeah! High density is the only way to solve sprawl!” Unfortunately, it has done nothing created but a speculation frenzy that leaves the unmonied behind and with no choice but to move. This is my usual rant, so I’ll cut it short. The news speaks for itself. 🙂
Posted on April 11, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged affordable housing, demolition, displacement, gentrification, high density, high density development, historic preservation, income inequality, infill, infill gentrification, portland oregon, vanished. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.