The Clackamas River gave its best shot at an old bridge near downtown Gladstone, but the old iron hulk might not be down for the count.
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On Monday, Multnomah County Judge Eric Bloch ruled that opponents of the proposed Hyatt project couldn't ask Multnomah County voters to override the county commission's approval of a finance plan for the hotel.
The Portland region's government was busy on projects stretching across the area, from studying a transit line to Tualatin, to negotiating to build a hotel in Portland's Lloyd District, to helping with the planning process for a site near Willamette Falls, to figuring out how to curb the region's tailpipe emissions.
Hours after the Multnomah County Commission voted to approve a tax plan to help pay for a new Hyatt hotel near the Oregon Convention Center, opponents of the project challenged the board and vowed to refer the decision to the voters.
Plans to reduce tailpipe emissions in the Portland region could save Metro area residents and businesses millions of dollars annually, according to the latest research from the Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Project.
Negotiations between Metro and a developer proposing to build a hotel near the Oregon Convention Center are likely to carry into 2014, pushing back the project's timeline by a few months.
Metro leaders have a choice next summer – do they continue a sometimes-controversial tax to pay for that planning, and if so, what should that planning money go towards?
The fenced-off empty lot next to Eichler Park in Beaverton may look about the same as it has for years. But for staff at Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the unassuming enclosure, formerly a gas station, just became a lot more promising.
Representatives of the Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Project brought their latest report to the Metro Policy Advisory Committee Wednesday night, and to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation Thursday morning. Both committees are made up of leaders from around the Portland region.
The bill, called the Update, Promote, and Develop America's Transportation Essentials Act of 2013 would raise money for transportation infrastructure by nearly doubling the federal gas tax, from 18.4 cents to 33.4 cents per gallon.