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Informational Town Hall (February 12, 2018, 6-7 pm, The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave)
The City Council's Hearing on Our Appeal (February 21, 2018, 2 PM, Porland City Hall)
On December 21, 2017, the Portland Design Commission approved the Fremont Apartments proposal, planned for NW Naito Parkway. However, it was not a unanimous decision. Julie Livingston, the Design Commission committee chair who voted against the development said, "The proposal did not satisfy guidelines related to the context of the North Pearl Subarea and waterfront." She also said there were, "Too many impacts to the Greenway that did not satisfactorily address the concerns about impacts to the view of the Fremont Bridge from The Fields Park."
The Fremont Bridge, built in 1973 at a cost of $84,000,000, is the most expensive piece of art in Portland. After a public outcry of disappointment with the quality of the Marquam Bridge built in 1966, the Portland Arts Commission was invited to participate in the design of the Fremont Bridge. Because of so much public involvement from all areas of Portland collaborating to design and build this iconic bridge, historians call it the “Bridge of the People.”
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