Green Brick Parking and 40 Fewer Trees at Lents Park


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A few more details on the proposal to bring minor league baseball to Lents Park have emerged in recent days. As previously reported, the proposed stadium would "require" 1,500 parking spaces, some of which could be at nearby Marshall High School (with cash-strapped Portland Public Schools earning some money from the deal.) This weekend, former Portland Development Commission director Don ...   More
 
Monday, May 18, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Randy Leonard vs. Lents Neighbors


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The cafeteria of Lent Elementary School near the site of Merritt Paulson's proposed baseball stadium was crowded Wednesday night with Lents neighbors who had questions about the proposal and its funding as well as the stadium's possible impact on the Southeast Portland neighborhood. And, oh man, was it heated. Commissioner Randy Leonard was one of the first people to speak at the meeting convened ...   More
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Paulson on Lents Neighbors: "That Straw Poll Is Worth a Whole Lot of Nothing."


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At the end of last night's meeting of the Lents neighborhood association, residents took a straw poll by quickly raising their hands to indicate whether they supported building a new public-private baseball stadium in Lents Park. A neighborhood association rep also asked folks to indicate if they were undecided. Merritt Paulson, the owner of the Portland Beavers baseball team that wants to ...   More
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association Voices "Strong Opposition" to Stadium


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The Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association, which overlaps the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Area, has officially voiced its opposition [PDF] to Merritt Paulson's minor-league baseball stadium proposal. In the letter posted above, Erica Bjerning, chair of the Southeast Portland neighborhood association, writes: Residents were polled months ago on their opinion of having a lovely stadium in ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Paulson's Team Lobbies Lents Advisory Committee


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The push to build a minor-league baseball stadium in Lents got personal last week as team-owner Merritt Paulson's lobbyist, Greg Peden, tried to meet and speak individually with the 15 members of the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Advisory Committee. The committee is the all-volunteer group that Commissioner Dan Saltzman, the swing vote on the impending deal, is looking to for guidance on whether ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

More Attendance Numbers for Major League Soccer Fans in Portland to Chew On


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Since last we checked in on the attendance figures for Major League Soccer a month ago and found a decline of 5.5 percent from the same time period last year, two things have happened. 1) The new franchise in Seattle continues to draw well, pulling in nearly 30,000 fans a game and leading the league by far in attendance. 2) The decline in overall attendance continues to worsen, now dropping ...   More
 
Monday, June 8, 2009 HANK STERN

New Group Forms to Oppose Lents Baseball Deal


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A new group has formed to voice opposition to Portland's proposed public-private venture with Merritt Paulson to bring minor-league baseball to Lents. That proposal, of course, calls for building a new stadium in the 38-acre Lents Park (pictured above.) Appropriately, the group calls itself Friends of Lents Park. Members may not buy ink by the barrel like The Oregonian, but they are getting ...   More
 
Monday, June 1, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Round Two: Randy Leonard Vs. Lents Neighbors — Why Lents May Be Cheering Today


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We'll have more on the stadium deal, as KGW is reporting that Beavers owner Merritt Paulson is pulling his Lents stadium proposal, in a bit. Maybe Paulson's decision arose from last night's community meeting, which did not go well for Paulson or Commissioner Randy Leonard. Leonard went before Lents residents again to make his pitch for putting minor-league baseball in Lents Park, but the ...   More
 
Friday, June 19, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Breaking: Paulson Withdraws Lents Stadium Proposal


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Merritt Paulson was at PGE Park bright and early at 8 am this morning, following a very hostile meeting in Southeast Portland Thursday night. This morning, he also sent the following letter to Mayor Sam Adams and City Commissioners: June 19, 2009 Dear Mayor Adams and Commissioners: Nearly one year ago when we announced our desire to bring Major League Soccer to Portland at PGE Park ...   More
 
Friday, June 19, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Breaking: Randy Leonard Now To Vote Against Soccer Deal


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Commissioner Randy Leonard says this afternoon he will now vote against his own ordinance resolution (PDF) to move forward on the Major League Soccer deal after Beavers/Timbers owner Merritt Paulson's announcement today that he will pull out of the Lents stadium proposal for minor-league baseball. Leonard says he was embarrassed by the reception Paulson got in Lents last night, but suggested ...   More
 
Friday, June 19, 2009 HANK STERN

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