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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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MARCH 2019

Past Project Update: Former Gas Station Becomes Resource Center for People With Disabilities

At this SE Division property, decades of use as gas stations and auto repair shops had left a legacy of leaky storage tanks, abandoned hydraulic hoists, and several hundred tons of contaminated soils. Thanks to an extensive cleanup effort and ongoing monitoring, this site has a much brighter future today. The Seven Corners Community Collaborative, a four-story universally accessible building, now occupies the space. Read more

New Site: Former Lumber Yard to Become REACH CDC's Newest Affordable Housing Project

REACH CDC is working to give this NE property new life. They plan to build 189 units of affordable housing, which will include 53 studios, 71 one-bedrooms, 47 two-bedrooms, and 18 three bedrooms. Amenities will include two shared community rooms and kitchens, computer stations, free internet, three large landscaped courtyards including one with a children’s play area, a fitness room, laundry rooms (one for each floor), and secure indoor bike parking. Preference for these units will be given to households that have experienced displacement in North and Northeast Portland. Read more

New Brownfield Program Assistant

Candice Loveland joined the Brownfield Program in Summer 2018 and is now leading assessment projects and community engagement. Candice has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science with a GIS Certificate from Portland State University and has focused her education on restoration and urban ecology. Read more

Brownfields in the News

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