For Portland and any city, development is vital to stay apace with progress and the needs of its citizens. More often than not, those demands are pressing, and civic leaders must juggle time, resources, and money.
But if you could wave a magic wand to instantly finish a major local infrastructure or development project in Portland, which project would you choose and why?
Note: In this scenario, we have an arcane tool with unlimited power, so of course we would make sure everyone was housed first.
We’ve got a few suggestions to help break ground.
- Replace the Interstate Bridge
- Complete the OMSI District
- Finish the Pearl District USPS site
- Open UO’s Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health
- Make a splash with the North Portland Aquatic Center
When you have your answer, let us know and we may share it in an upcoming newsletter.
As for the two of us? City Editor Ben wants to see the Albina Vision Trust’s ideas come to life — and give the Moda Center a major face-lift while we’re at it. City Editor Cambrie would love to see the Paris Theatre in Old Town restored to its original 1890s glory and reopened as a dinner theater, à la the Moulin Rouge in actual Paris.