Renovating on SE Grand, property for sale in Oak Grove, Willamette Falls back on track

Michael Andersen looks at Portland's infamous 1924 rezoning legacy that launched a "century of exclusion." 

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Great news! After a brief hiccup, the Willamette Falls riverwalk project is back on track. (Sorry—PBJ subscribers only.) 

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 For sale across from the Park Avenue Max stop—four parcels for a total of 27,014 SF lot. The site also includes a 4,752 SF industrial-flex building. The property is "ideal for owner use or a redevelopment opportunity."  Source. 

For sale across from the Park Avenue Max stop—four parcels for a total of 27,014 SF lot. The site also includes a 4,752 SF industrial-flex building. The property is "ideal for owner use or a redevelopment opportunity." Source. 

Down in Oak Grove at the last Max stop, a key piece of property has been listed for sale. The whole corner is ripe for development. On one side you have the station, across from that is Max parking, then a 7-Eleven. With a local organization (Oak Grove is unincorporated) working with the county to re-imagine the intersection (e.g., introducing code so more sprawl doesn't get thrown up on McLoughlin) this might be a viable intersection someday. 

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Lorentz Bruun Construction announced on its Instagram page that they're in the process of renovating an old furniture store on Grand (716 SE Grand). Built in 1904, the brick-cladded building had a modern facade plopped on in 1979. The building is next to Dig a Pony and Kachka. Bruun recently adapted the Iron Fireman warehouse building (1721-1799 SE Schiller St.) in SE Portland (coming soon: Ruse Brewing) and are working on the new Central Eastside Mt. Hood Brewery location at OMSI. 

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 There's brick behind that 1970s facade.  Source.  

There's brick behind that 1970s facade. Source. 

Speaking of beer (when are we not), down in Oregon City, First City Ale House (great name) has applied to the OLCC for a taproom on Main Street. Oregon City is booming.