Homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too has returned to the headlines this week with revelations City Commissioner Amanda Fritz is trying to broker a deal to move the camp beneath the Broadway Bridge.
Talks between the city, the camp and property owner Michael Wright have grown rocky, and the Pearl District Neighborhood Association has sent an appalled letter asking Fritz to scrap the plan. The Portland Mercury offers an analysis today that notes the deal's fate will likely hinge on what financial compensation the city is willing to give Wright for his property.
Right 2 Dream Too emerged two years ago after the city forced Wright into razing Cindy's Adult Bookstore, his business on Northwest 4th Avenue and Burnside Street. Though it started along with the chaotic Occupy Portland camps, Right 2 Dream Too has remained a fixture of the Portland landscape, hosting about 60 campers per night.
The deal to move the camp under the Broadway Bridge is no sure thing, but Pearl District residents interested in what they could expect should watch this video.