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.
Category: finances and funding
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.
The approval of the allocation of Regional Flexible Funds for 2016-2018 was expected, but it came with a rebuke of state highway funding priorities from one Metro councilor.
A U-shaped mixed-use development, the Prescott is sleek and modern. Its apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows and wood flooring. While it's set to open Dec. 1 and prospective tenants are showing interest, those involved in the project say it's impressive the Prescott ever materialized.
It’s that time of year again – property tax statements are arriving in the mail. It can be challenging to understand exactly what your property taxes pay for across multiple local governments. At Metro, we’ve tried to take the mystery out of the property taxes paid to your regional government.
Collaboration between Metro and certified MWESB contractors – minority-owned, women-owned or emerging small businesses – will be made easier starting this month, thanks to an online tool designed to more easily connect the two.
Every day, 50 trucks leave Portland, filled with the stuff you don't want anymore – plastic wrapping, cat litter, to-go containers, bottle caps and anything else that can't be recycled or composted.
This morning, we're on their trail, en route to the Columbia Ridge landfill near Arlington, the final resting place of most of the Portland region's trashed waste.