State Appeals Board Yanks Permit for No-Parking Apartment Complex on Division Street

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 The State of Oregon's Land Use Board of Appeals has reversed the City of Portland building permit for an 81-unit apartment complex with no on-site parking on Southeast Division Street.The appeals board's Feb. 20 ruling means Beaverton-based developer Dennis Sackhoff must halt construction on the 37th Street Apartments—a project that is underway, and already stands four stories tall. Opponents ...   More
 
Friday, February 22, 2013 AARON MESH

Planning Bureau Recommends No More No-Parking Apartments Bigger Than 40 Units

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 Last month, Portland City Council told the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to draft new zoning rules for the apartments without on-site parking that have sparked ire across the eastern quadrants of Portland.Today, the planning bureau released its suggested new requirements. The short version: Most new apartments larger than 40 units would be required to provide one parking space per four ...   More
 
Friday, February 8, 2013 AARON MESH

Planning Bureau on Hales' Apartment Moratorium: No Way

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The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has issued a document that rejects any immediate changes to the city policy allowing apartments without on-site parking. The bureau says there's no need for a building moratorium, and no rush on zoning rule changes or an increase in design review."The moratorium we don't think is defensible," chief planner Joe Zehnder tells WW, citing restrictions ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 AARON MESH

Apartments Without Parking Don't Equal Apartments Without Cars, Says City Study

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 A much-anticipated city study of new apartment buildings without on-site parking confirms complaints from Portland homeowners: Residents in these buildings own cars, and keep them parked in front of their neighbors' houses.A boom in the construction of these apartments has caused an uproar among homeowners on the city's east side, with Mayor-elect Charlie Hales leading the call for a building ...   More
 
Monday, November 12, 2012 AARON MESH

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