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MARCH 2018

New Project: REACH: The Rose

REACH Community Development, Inc (REACH CDC) applied for funds from the Portland Brownfield Program in November of 2017 for a Phase I at The Rose Apartments in inner Southeast Portland. The Rose is single-room occupancy, permanent housing for women who have experienced homelessness. It has offered residents safe, affordable housing and access to resident services since its purchase by REACH in 1988. The building was originally constructed in 1910 and REACH is proposing to fully preserve the building through a major renovation. Read more

Past Project Update: East-West College (PDX Commons)

The 4300 block of SE Belmont has a new building: PDX Commons. The site was once a parking lot owned by Portland’s East West College. Today, it contains twenty-seven units housing adults 55 and older. Each household contributed 20% of the unit cost towards development with Urban Development + Partners (UDP). The cohousing model allows residents to share common areas and foster a sense of community, with brings positive health benefits and prevents social isolation for those aging in place. Read more

Brownfield Program Assistant Says Goodbye

Claudia Christensen García, our program assistant, is leaving the Portland Brownfield Program this March. Her start coincided with the program receiving a Brownfield Assessment Grant from the EPA in the fall of 2016. Since then, Claudia has focused on the grant’s target area of East Portland and the diverse communities who live there. Read more

Brownfields in the News

There are many conferences coming up in the world of brownfields and community development! Read more


March 2018 Brownfield Program Newsletter

Winter news from the Brownfield Program