Sam Adams Drops Sustainability Center

"I don’t have the votes."


 Mayor Sam Adams announced this afternoon that he will stop pursuing the Oregon Sustainability Center—even though he secured a private tenant last month in a late-stage effort to salvage his pet project. Adams said in a statement that he doesn't have enough City Council support for the green tower, the tallest in the world without a carbon footprint."At the request of my City Council colleagues, ...   More
Friday, October 5, 2012 AARON MESH

One Question: A Sustainability Center Or HQ Hotel—What Gets The Money?

Last month, the Portland Development Commission resumed negotiations on two long-debated projects requiring millions in public subsidies: an office tower in Southwest Portland without a carbon f   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 AARON MESH

Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Sustainability Center

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Last week, the three leading mayoral candidates came to WW's office for a joint endorsement interview. Although the three—State Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-Portland), former City Commissioner Charlie Hales and businesswoman Eileen Brady—agree on many issues, one that provides some useful contrast is the proposed $62 million Oregon Sustainability Center. That project, a joint venture between the City ...   More
Monday, April 16, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Audit Says Unbuilt Sustainability Center Already Wasting Money

Sustainability Center

A new city audit says the proposed $62-million Oregon Sustainability Center, which may never get built, is already costing the city a lot of money.City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade this morning released her agency's review of how efficiently the City of Portland spends money on downtown office space for 2,200 city workers. The audit found the city is generally doing a good job of using city-owned ...   More
Monday, April 30, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS


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