Revised: December 2018
By Sarah Owens and Michael Livingston
[Originally published under the title, "Developments Downtown."]
|"Just a reality of the environment...downtown"|
"I notice that a landscaped plaza is planned for the open area between the two structures and will provide both private and public open space? Well, being one of the Chairs of the Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative and dealing with so many of the issues of the homeless in downtown, and the many vagrancy problems that we are facing, I'm concerned about any amount of public space...I'm sure you don't want to build it like a fortress with gates and walls, but as a downtown resident, there are moments when I feel like I would like to live behind gates and walls. It's just a reality of the environment that we have downtown."
|Hasn't thought about controlling homeless|
Readers may recall that a couple of folks this past summer set up camp for a few days under the High Street bridge near the Mayor's condo, (bottom), generating a social media controversy and upsetting the Mayor.
|910 Front Street NE|
|Design concept for CHS project|