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Facing a series of legal challenges to hotel project, Metro asks court to hear them all at once

finances & funding, visitor venues, reporting

Hotel renderingFaced with the potential of years of litigation about the proposed convention center hotel project, Metro announced Tuesday that it's turning to a somewhat obscure bit of law in hopes of answering all of the legal challenges at once.

Statement from Metro Council President Tom Hughes on convention center hotel project

visitor venues
 

Metro is committed to creating good jobs now and into the future for all residents of our region.

One way we can do this is through the Convention Center Hotel project. Today, Metro, the owner and operator of the Oregon Convention Center, took an important step towards achieving the goals of this job creation initiative by filing an important request with the courts.

Help plan the future of our region! Take the residential preference survey

planning and policy, public comment, urban growth boundary
 

Having a safe, comfortable and affordable place to live is a shared aspiration for all residents in the Portland metropolitan area.

At climate summit, leaders support transportation investments

planning and policy, climate change, development, transportation, finances & funding, reporting

More buses. Smarter roads. Better sidewalks and bikeways. All gathered support from the morning gathering of dozens of elected officials. That support isn't surprising. The leaders were spending on a currency of moral imperative, guided by a budget they've already laid out in policies that have been adopted from city councils and county commissions from across the region.

California Condors land in Portland

visitor venues
 

Kaweah - California CondorOn Wednesday morning, two hydraulic doors opened inside the Oregon Zoo’s new Condors of the Columbia habitat following a cue from a keeper radio call: "Release the krakens." With a few wind-making wing beats, two massive birds flapped their way up to the highest perches in the habitat, and California condors — North America’s largest birds — can now officially be counted among the zoo’s residents.

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