Neighbors File State Appeal of North Portland Condos


For the second time in a year, disgruntled neighbors are asking a state appeals board to squash a Portland building they think is too tall. In February, the state Land Use Board of Appeals briefly halted construction on an 81-unit apartment complex on Southeast Division Street—the furor led to new city parking requirements for apartment buildings. This time, the legal challenge comes from 10 residents ...   More
Monday, August 5, 2013 AARON MESH

Novick Wants Permit Parking on Division Street


With Portland City Council poised to pass new parking requirements for apartments in transit corridors this week, Commissioner Steve Novick sees an opening to revive a longtime enthusiasm: parking permits on the east side. Novick mentioned at the end of an April 4 public hearing that he's spoken with officials at the Portland Bureau of Transportation about creating parking permits in the Richmond neighborhood, ...   More
Monday, April 8, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Developer Threatened to Sue City for "Millions" Over Parking Requirements

Read the letter from Dennis Sackhoff's attorney


 Portland City Council moved forward last night with new new parking requirements for apartment buildings, adding an amendment by Commissioner Nick Fish that would trigger parking minimums for buildings with more than 30 units.But as WW reported yesterday, the council backed away from forcing Beaverton-based developer Dennis Sackhoff to add 20 parking spaces to his half-finished 81-unit apartment ...   More
Friday, April 5, 2013 AARON MESH

Paranoid Parking

Mayor Charlie Hales’ plan to change rules on big apartments has everyone fired up.

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When smoke drifted out of the halted construction site on Southeast Division Street early March 29, the owner of nearby Victory Bar called the cops. It wasn’t his first call about the unfinish   More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 AARON MESH

Fish Will Try to Amend Apartment Parking Rules on Thursday


City Commissioner Nick Fish is wading into the apartments-without-parking controversy, proposing a compromise between the multiple factions arguing over how many parking spaces developers should be required to build on large apartment buildings.Fish will introduce an amendment at the April 4 City Council hearing on new requirements for on-site parking at apartment projects. His change would swap out ...   More
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Trespassers Set Fire Inside Division Street No-Parking Apartment Building


The developer of a controversial 81-unit apartment building on Southeast Division Street is hiring 24-hour security after three trespassers started a small fire inside the building early this morning. The 37th Street Apartments has become a symbol for citywide ire toward large apartments without on-site parking—especially after the city halted construction and Mayor Charlie Hales ordered a new permit ...   More
Friday, March 29, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Hales Suspends Permit on Division Street Apartments


Mayor Charlie Hales is responding to pressure over a controversial 81-unit apartment complex on Southeast Division Street, forcing the developer to apply for a new permit next month.The apartment complex has drawn fire from neighbors since last summer because of its size and lack of on-site parking.Two days ago, the city announced it was reviewing a revised permit for the half-completed building without ...   More
Thursday, March 21, 2013 AARON MESH

Developer Gets Neighborhood Association OK on Mississippi Avenue Apartments


The furor over a controversial 81-unit apartment building on Southeast Division Street hasn't just resulted in the city halting construction on the project. It's also led to more power for neighborhood associations. Members of the Boise Neighborhood Association are sending a letter of support to the city for a planned 42-unit apartment complex at 4018 N Mississippi Ave. The project is being built by ...   More
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 AARON MESH

Hales on Division Street No-Parking Apartments: "Do No More Harm"


 Mayor Charlie Hales says he supports the Bureau of Development Services' decision to issue a stop-work order on a controversial Southeast Division Street apartment complex after a state land-use board revoked the building permit on the project. "I think the stop-work order was appropriate," Hales told WW on Tuesday. "The right thing to do in this case—sort of the land-use version of the Hippocratic ...   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 AARON MESH

UPDATED: City Orders Work Stopped on No-Parking Apartment Complex


UPDATE, 5 pm: After a flurry of meetings in the Bureau of Development Services and City Hall, the City of Portland is issuing a stop-work order telling developer Dennis Sackhoff to halt construction on the 37th Street Apartments, an 81-unit complex on Southeast Division Street."I'm working on a request for them to cease construction," says Paul Scarlet, director of the Bureau of Development Services. ...   More
Friday, February 22, 2013 AARON MESH


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