|Portland can bloom while it booms: Let's keep the housing we |
have—much of it modestly sized, "green," affordable,
and durable—then apply creativity to our copious
vacant land within the urban growth boundary.
With changes to the RIP mission made on the fly and outside of the public eye (Mayor Wheeler supposedly merely gave the nod), United Neighborhoods for Reform (UNR) believes the public should be included if it is to be so impacted. Also: Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants (Louis D. Brandeis).
The latest proposal—already heavily contested in its first forms—is slow to come, but UNR will track it as ever, and respond as necessary to defend our wide range of housing that can shelter many more generations—and certainly more cheaply than any new construction.