Purchase closes and renovation will start by the end of October.
Redevelopment plans for long-vacant Washington High School are expected to be set soon, after its future use is determined,
Art DeMuro, champion of historic preservation, passed away on Saturday after a brief battle with cancer.
Oregonian editorial discussion on sustainability and historic preservation.
Venerable Development will bring a $7 million project to the Salvation Army Industrial Home Building located on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Ash Street.
Preservationists ask the city to provide incentives to help pay for seismic upgrades of unsafe, historic buildings.
Venerable and Portland Public Schools will negotiate acquisition agreements to revamp Washington High School into a multi-use site that includes housing. School officials agreed to approve any development plan before moving ahead with a sale of the site, at Southeast 12th Avenue and Stark Street. Venerable won the right to negotiate with the district because its plan met fiscal requirements and expectations of the abandoned school’s neighbors. Formal negotiations are set to begin in early March.
Historic preservationist and developer, Art DeMuro, has stepped forward with an interest in purchasing Washington High School and redeveloping the building as a community center with market-rate housing. But it is too soon n the planning stage of the historic renovation project to call him its developer.
Friends of Ladd Carriage House posted this 8-minute video on YouTube in October, 2008 as the historic structure makes it way down Columbia.
See the time lapse video of the move in July 2007 posted on YouTube by the Oregonian.