|RIP will remove existing affordable housing and mature|
urban tree canopy in favor of refill with high-impact,
high-profit projects, which developers and planners deem
"highest and best use" of land previously home to diverse residents.
Rendering courtesy RIPSAC 7
However! You must sign up to testify by 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 2! Now's your chance to give our leaders a three-minute view of the avoidable outsize impacts of RIP; the deeper, uh, profitability bonus (at least the city's RIP announcement puts "Deeper Affordability Bonus" in quotes--'cause who we kidding); the laughable "limits" on McMansions (assuming they are unchanged from excepting the square footage of "basements" and "attics" generously interpreted); and so on.
Check here for the countdown of Reasons to Rip Up RIP in the days leading up to the hearing— please add or send on your own.
Other methods to testify per the Bureau of Planning, tho one wonders how effective:
Click “Residential Infill Project” and then click the "Testify" button.
City Council (scroll down at right for individual commissioners and the mayor)
Residential Infill Project Testimony
1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 130
Portland, OR 97204