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1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 340, Portland, OR 97204
MAYOR TED WHEELER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2017
Contact: Michael Cox (503) 823-6593
City and R2DToo Partner on New Location, Move Within 60 Days
New Site on Eastside between Moda Center and Willamette River
PORTLAND, OR – R2DToo will move from their current site within 60 days to a new site on the Eastside between the Moda Center and the Willamette River. The PDC and landlords of R2DToo’s current location have granted an extension to allow R2DToo to plan and complete the move.
“Solutions around locating R2DToo have eluded the City for years, and it was unclear if this time would be any different,” said Mayor Wheeler. “I want to thank the residents and representatives of R2DToo, Commissioners Fritz and Saltzman, and our respective staffs for sticking with it. Their dedication to collaboration and problem solving made all the difference.”
The property, owned by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, is the triangular segment of right-of-way and is a paved surface parking lot at the west end of North Holladay Street, where North Thunderbird Road and North Crosby Avenue come together.
The City will work through the region's Low Income Fare Program and Fare Assistance Program administered by TriMet in partnership with Ride Connection to supply R2DToo residents with transit passes at no cost to access services.
R2DToo will remain at the site for up to two years, and both the City and R2DToo will remain engaged in efforts to find a long-term solution.