Streets of Dreams Goes Urban This Year

Updated: 6/12/09

Apparently, the Street of Dreams will come with a free Streetcar pass this year…

Updated: 3/26/09

The folks at the Homebuilders Association were kind enough to pass along their press release. Here’s an excerpt:

“Dream homes come in different shapes, sizes and styles,” said 2009 HBA President Tom Skaar. “This year’s Street of Dreams focuses on the height of urban living in one of Portland’s residential jewels. It will bring tens of thousands of people to the area’s galleries, breweries, unique restaurants and shops. In essence, the Street of Dreams in The Pearl will give people an authentically Portland experience and invite them to see all the wonderful things the city has to offer.”

The 2009 Street of Dreams will also feature a significant increase in its emphasis on sustainability. Most of the homes will meet LEED standards and have other sustainable site development and construction practices that exceed current code. Eco-friendliness and energy efficiency will also be showcased in the condos interiors, and sustainable practices will be incorporated into the show’s production, marketing and operations. This emphasis demonstrates the HBA’s commitment to being more earth-friendly in all its shows and events.

Original Post: 3/23/09

The local “Street of Dreams” real estate extravaganza, which is generally focused on a suburban development, will be in the Pearl District this year, along the Streetcar line.

The stated reason is that the suburban projects are not getting built due to lending conditions.

But I can’t help but think it’s easier to afford your Dream Home if you don’t also have to make those payments on the Lexus…

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