Developers, neighbors offer $800,000 to homeless group to move off valuable lot

R2D2 picThe Oregonian, Feb. 6, 2014

Right 2 Dream Too could have more than $800,000 to buy, lease or rent a new home thanks to the same Pearl District developers who held up the homeless community’s move to a spot beneath the Broadway Bridge last fall.

Where that new home will be remains to be seen. But one place it won’t be is Lot 7, the city-owned parking lot in the Pearl District where Commissioner Amanda Fritz wanted to move the camp five months ago until Homer Williams and Dike Dame pushed back.

The Portland Development Commission on Feb. 12 will consider selling Lot 7 to a group led by the two developers for $142,000. On the same day, the City Council will discuss a plan to accept $896,000 from the same developers to relocate Right 2 Dream Too… Continue reading on