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|Friday, June 01, 2007|
Usually golf courses and senior citizen living options go together. Generally, though, they don’t share the same land. Due to increasing water supply issues, the Bottle Creek Golf Course could see a new life as an aging-in-place residential area if the city approves zoning changes. As general manager Mary Rentfro says, “There isn’t sufficient water for us to sustain a golf course.” After meeting with neighbors and discussing options the senior residential development emerged as the most popular idea. The golf course would turn into a mix of single-family dwellings and park areas. A care facility would also be built to assist older citizens, allowing residents to remain in their neighborhood even as their needs change, says Rentfro. After applying for a zone change this spring, owner Terry Kelly now must wait for the city’s approval before beginning a subdivision application.
A 146-acre site remains up for grabs after Wal-Mart declined to build a warehouse on state-owned Mill Creek land. Wal-Mart, which would have spent $140,000 per acre for the lot, would have been one of the first companies to begin developing at Mill Creek. Of the 650 acres, 515 are available for purchase, the rest set aside as a wetlands park. According to city manager Bob Wells, while the area is surplus state land it remains within the city’s urban renewal area. Salem will provide the infrastructure necessary for development such as water connections and streets.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
BY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER
David Howitt explains why Portland consumer brands like Stumptown and Voodoo Doughnuts are taking the world by storm.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment.
Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
Friday, August 15, 2014
In this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY
Craft beer comes to Mount Angel.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN
Agriculture businesses ramp up to meet international demand as workforce and succession challenges loom.
Monday, July 14, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER
Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.
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