February 26th, 2014 | by News |

Here Are the 21 Sites Portland is Considering for Right 2 Dream Too

     
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news2_4006CHILLED OUT: A Right 2 Dream Too resident who calls himself Pork Chop (left) waits outside the homeless camp with his bicycle. He was one of 17 people who stayed at the camp in sub-freezing temperatures on Dec. 8. - IMAGE: Emma Browne

As the City of Portland tries to complete a deal that would provide homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too more than $800,000 to move to a new location, a real-estate broker has identified 21 possible destinations for the camp.

Possible landing sites for the camp range from the Inner Eastside to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to property in Milwaukie.

The city released the preliminary list of locations today in response to a records request by WW

"Please keep in mind it is still early in the process," says Office of Management and Finance spokeswoman Kelly Ball, "and this list is a work in progress."

Portland City Council voted earlier this month to give Right 2 Dream Too $846,000 to relocate out of the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood, possibly bringing an end to a years-long standoff. 

Sites proposed include a vacant lot in the blocks between Sloan's Tavern and the Widmer Brewery on North Russell Ave., a storage yard in the Northwest Industrial District that's owned by the Bureau of Environmental Services, the PaperPlus building across from the Jupiter Hotel on East Burnside, a building next door to Miho Izakaya on North Interstate Avenue, a building on Sandy Boulevard next to the Ocean food pod, and a camping spot in Milwaukie along the Springwater corridor.

One of the addresses also corresponds to the still-open Anzen Hiroshi Japanese grocery store, across from the Oregon Convention Center. The building is listed as for sale, with an asking price of $2.1 million.

 


Note: This article originally said 22 sites, but one of the possible locations is listed twice, for sale and lease. So the city is actually considering 22 options on 21 sites.

 
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