Washington High School project will move forward with a variety of commercial uses possible at the site.
Venerable’s founder, the late Art DeMuro, left millions to promote historic preservation causes.
Art DeMuro gave Portlanders rarest of gifts–a sense of place.
Art DeMuro, a Portland developer and preservationist, whose firm redeveloped the White Stag Block in Old Town and a number of other historical properties, died Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 57.
Portland Public Schools selected Venerable Group, Inc. to redevelop long-vacate Washington High School in Southeast Portland. Venerable offered a number of options for use with a focus on housing mixed with business space. Negotiations are suppose to start in March and any agreement will be subject to Board of Education review and approval.
The “Made in Oregon” sign will soon read “Portland, Oregon” under a deal just okayed between the city, Ramsey Signs and Venerable.
Ladd Carriage House, built in 1883 and now shrouded in plastic sheeting, will have a new color scheme reflecting authentic Victorian earth tones with a punch of color.
A miracle on several levels unfolds late next month when big rigs and dollies drag a 125-year-old Ladd Carriage House back to its original location in downtown Portland.