September 5, 2006
TOD Event in North Portland
From the Portland Tribune:
North Portland residents are invited to a Sept. 7 discussion about neighborhood redevelopment and transit.
With a theme of “What is transit-oriented development?” the event is hosted by the Overlook Neighborhood Association and TriMet.
G.B. Arrington, an internationally recognized leader in transit-oriented development, will discuss the Interstate corridor and the goals of redevelopment. Association Chairman Tom Kilbane said residents are excited about the various projects in the area that are soon to begin.
They include Killingsworth Station, a market-rate condominium complex; the Crown Motel redevelopment into affordable rental housing; and Overlook Village, a mixed-use residential development proposal just getting under way.
The event is set for 7 p.m. at the Kaiser Town Hall Ballroom, 3704 N. Interstate Ave.
September 5, 2006 2:44 PM
Lenny Anderson Says:
The real story here is that City of Portland, Bureau of Planning has still not rezoned the land along Interstate Avenue to accommodate TOD as per the Albina Plan. This process is just beginning when it should have started in 1999 when the alignment was approved.
September 5, 2006 8:18 PM
"Project include Killingsworth Station, a market-rate condominium complex; the Crown Motel redevelopment into affordable rental housing; and Overlook Village, a mixed-use residential development proposal just getting under way."
Ok, so I know what market-rate means, but I would like to know what exactly it means in context of the above project.
I would also like to confirm that affordable rental housing is equal to Government/State/City Subsidized Housing. It's not affordable, it is just paid for by someone else correct?
Mixed use means exactly that. I understand that as the concept has been around for hundreds of years.
...and also, why is there such a strong correlation to people calling the old methods of zoning and city design, "transit oriented development"? Is there really a need for people to associate with the "old" methods with a "new" name? I personally think it's all dandy, but I detest when people think that there is something "new" or "progressive" going on with TODs. It's simply smarter zoning and city right of way utilization, but it's still just plain old zoning.