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The Future Portland Public Market

Agcrisco

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Portland's Saturday market is the largest in the US. Note: the old "Market Tower" pic located in the upper right corner that will be replicated in the new construction. The original building that housed the tower was demolished.

Now, in order for the construction to begin, the developers want to tear down a large historical warehouse, in which the owners want to retrofit into a mega nightlife center comprised of numerous clubs. When will we learn? Here is a randition of it's future home......

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Agcrisco

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Big Easy King said:
Agcrisco, has there been strong opposition to the development project?
Most of Portland and city officials want it.......The issue is where to put it, and that is the most logical location. The issue is now the wearhouse. In the end, I wouldnt be suprised if the wearhouse goes.

Portland's political environment isnt good from the conservatives point of view. Right now, the city is spending MILLIONS on a tram to escort people from OHSU to a future high rise neighborhood development that will cost more to live in than the Pearl district......tram

Heres the OHSU development......the best i could find
 
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simulcra

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I'm a bit confused as to the interaction between the public market and the saturday market. I really liked the saturday market and i'm worried that the public market could simply make the saturday market a weekly redundancy...
 

Agcrisco

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Solipsa said:
I'm a bit confused as to the interaction between the public market and the saturday market. I really liked the saturday market and i'm worried that the public market could simply make the saturday market a weekly redundancy...
I dont know the details, maybe its on the website. I know that city officials want it because it would be considerd an "attraction" tourists who arent around on Saturdays.
 

LouisvilleSlugger

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hmmm..I read an article about this not too long ago...interesting! I wonder if the Market has out-grown its self in a sense. making the area around it more expensive for the market it's self to purchase.
 

nuovorecord

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Agcrisco said:
I dont know the details, maybe its on the website. I know that city officials want it because it would be considerd an "attraction" tourists who arent around on Saturdays.
Sez here that the new Public Market will not supplant Saturday Market, but will work with them to create a Market District.
 
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