The Portland-style remodel*
So thanks to the Portland Chronicle, which I heard about on Stop Demolishing Portland, I found a demolition list for Portland. You can see the date the permits are issued and assuming they’re in compliance with the law, they have to wait x number of days. I think x currently equals 35? The demolition permit on this house was issued before the new law, so they were able to start picking it apart earlier.
In late April, I first walked by intending to document the process. Sit back and enjoy, because allegedly this is a remodel, not a full demolition.
First week in May: No major changes.
I was out of town and missed some developments, including a lot of debris being let down into the living room. Someone I know got pictures, but sadly, they’re not mine to share. This is from the next time I saw the house.
My comment when I posted this picture to Facebook was, “This is…novel.” It definitely was coming apart slower than other demolitions I had seen. Were they trying to abate toxic substances? Were they salvaging anything
And fast forward to May 28, 2015.
This counts as a remodel, people! The house is *gone*.