Mayor Charlie Hales doesn't have a home for homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too after all.

A month after debuting a warehouse at 320 NW Hoyt St. and urging camp leaders to move indoors, Hales has abandoned the idea after learning the cost of tenant improvements on the building: $335,000.

"That was simply a hurdle too high," Hales spokesman Dana Haynes tells WW. "That site's just not going to work."

The Portland Mercury and The Oregonian initially reported Hales pulling the plug this afternoon.

The mayor revealed the vacant 29,100-square-foot warehouse to media in December as an alternative—chosen by Pearl District developers Homer Williams and Dike Dame—to a parking lot under the Broadway Bridge known as "Lot 7."

Amanda Fritz
Pearl District developers