A hotly contested bid to rezone Colwood National Golf course goes to City Council on Wednesday – but an expected vote on the proposal will be delayed.
The decision to postpone a vote came because Mayor Tom Potter can’t be at the meeting, and scheduling conflicts among city commissioners mean that a vote probably won’t take place until November, city officials said.
Since March, the company that owns Colwood, which spans about 138 acres spreading north of Northeast Columbia Boulevard near the Portland International Airport, has been pursuing a rezoning of the bulk of its property from open space to industrial land – a change that would increase the property value and allow the land to be used for warehouses or, eventually, even a new runway for Portland International Airport. [Read full story]
By Nick Budnick