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Daily Journal of Commerce: Spreading ideals of new urbanism

September 30, 2008

The Congress for the New Urbanism prepares to open a Cascadia chapter, including a branch in Portland POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Tuesday, September 30, 2008 BY TYLER GRAF It’s become clear that the Pacific Northwest is leading the way in sustainable building design and urban planning in the U.S. Now an advocacy and education organization, […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Oregon cities join program to help boost downtowns

September 30, 2008

Ten Oregon cities have been invited to participate in the Oregon Main Street Program, part of a national program that works to design, promote and economically restructure downtown commercial districts. The three-level program is administered by the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. The program levels include Exploring Downtown, Performing Main Street and Transforming Downtown, […]

OregonLive: TriMet nearly triples rail bridge engineering contract

September 25, 2008

by Dylan Rivera, The Oregonian Wednesday September 24, 2008, 5:47 PM The TriMet board nearly tripled its spending on an engineering study for aWillamette River bridge for a light rail extension to Milwaukie. The board approved spending $509,000 to bore on the floor of the river, an expense that it could have been delayed until later in […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: 650-foot tower coming to Waterfront Park?

September 18, 2008

  MulvannyG2 Architecture has designed building to serve as model of wind, solar energy generation POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Tuesday, September 16, 2008 BY NATHALIE WEINSTEIN Though rejected by Portland Parks & Recreation during a request for proposals for the redevelopment of the old Portland Visitors Information Center, a proposal to construct a 650-foot-tall waterfront observation […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Corvallis transit agency partners with Philomath

September 18, 2008

POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Thursday, September 18, 2008 BY DJC STAFF Bucking the trend of city transit agencies reducing service due to rising fuel and service costs, the Corvallis Transit System has announced that it will expand its service beginning Sept. 22. Corvallis city council recently added $180,000 to its transit budget, allowing the transit […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Transportation fund gets help

September 15, 2008

Addition of $8 billion will prevent crisis, but Federal Highway Trust Fund is still likely to run dry in 2009 POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Monday, September 15, 2008 BY TYLER GRAF The Federal Highway Trust Fund is saved. For now, that is. The United States Congress last week passed legislation shoring up an additional $8 […]

Gazette Times: Panel kills business fee

September 12, 2008

It’s back to the drawing board for for ‘Prosperity that Fits’ plan funding By Matt Neznanski Gazette-Times reporter Faced with overwhelming opposition to a proposed fee for doing business in town, a committee charged with detailing the fee opted to scrap the plan. Over the past month, business reception for being solely responsible for funding […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Planners get a look at North Portland issues

September 12, 2008

Bus tour opens eyes of planners, neighborhood stakeholders and planning commissioners POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Friday, September 12, 2008 BY TYLER GRAF As city planners work to update Portland’s Comprehensive Plan, North Portland has emerged as the hub of working-class families most often forgotten by the city; however, the Planning Bureau wants to change that, […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Metro auditor suggests transit program changes

September 12, 2008

  Report recommends that Transit-Oriented Development program POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Thursday, September 11, 2008 BY TYLER GRAF Metro auditor Suzanne Flynn will present her office’s suggestions for improving the transparency and oversight of the regional government’s Transit-Oriented Development program today at Metro council. The formal presentation comes after the Office of the Auditor released a […]

Bend Bulletin: Downtown hotel debuts upscale look

September 11, 2008

| order photo Visitors and employees stand in the remodeled lobby of Phoenix Inn Suites in downtown Bend during a special event to show off the hotel’s new look Wednesday night. Rob Kerr / The Bulletin After a rocky yearlong renovation involving a lawsuit, Phoenix Inn brings higher-end lodging option to Bend By Jeff McDonald / The Bulletin Published: […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Corvallis developer seeking funds for housing project

September 9, 2008

POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Thursday, August 28, 2008 BY DJC STAFF Affordable housing developer Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services is seeking funding from a new low-income housing project in northeast Corvallis. The project, Seavey Meadows, was recently approved by Corvallis City Council. Now the developers must obtain state and federal grant money, a process that will […]

OregonLive: Oregon could land green jobs

September 9, 2008

by Richard Read Tuesday September 09, 2008, 11:39 AM   Thomas BoydSolaic employee Yer Cha moves an ingot of silicon to the grinder at Solaicx’s plant in North Portland, which makes silicon ingots for solar wafers and cells.Oregon would gain such jobs under a national green economic recovery program proposed by a Washington, D.C. think […]

OregonLive: Economic index shows hopeful economic signs

September 8, 2008

by Richard Read, The Oregonian Monday September 08, 2008, 11:44 AM John M. Vincent Building permits in Oregon are up, but an economic index suggests the state is in a mild recession. Oregon residential building permits rose in July, as did U.S. manufacturing orders and consumer confidence. But a monthly University of Oregon economic index […]

Daily Journal of Commerce: Corvallis pushes urban renewal for downtown

September 8, 2008

POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Thursday, September 4, 2008 BY DJC STAFF Corvallis city councilors Tuesday unanimously approved a draft plan outlining details for raising urban renewal funds for downtown and south Corvallis. The funds would apply to a zone that would stretch from Fillmore Avenue to Crystal Lake Drive and from Sixth Street to the […]

Forbes: Engineers begin Oregon infrastructure study

September 7, 2008

Associated Press 09.05.08, 1:06 PM ET PORTLAND, ORE. – Oregon’s infrastructure is going to get a report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The national association assesses the condition of the infrastructure across the country every five years. In 2005, the engineers gave the nation’s roads, schools and other public assets a D grade […]

OregonLive: Less driving means Oregon gets less federal money for highways

September 7, 2008

by Dylan Rivera, The Oregonian Friday September 05, 2008, 10:10 PM Starting next week, the federal government will slash the money it pays Oregon and other states for major bridge and highway projects. Millions of dollars that Oregon receives daily in reimbursements for federal highway repairs and improvements will be slowed to weekly payments — […]