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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.
Friday, June 13, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST BLOGGER
This article summarizes the key considerations a building owner must keep in mind when thinking about leasing to a medical marijuana dispensary.
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.
Monday, July 14, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER
Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Watch the 2014 100 Best Green Companies keynote speech by Eric Friedenwald-Fishman.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.
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Vigilant enters a New Year with a new president.
How George Fox has become one of Oregon's largest private universities.
Forest Grove sees growth in the burgeoning food and beverage scene.
Geffen Mesher is saddened to announce the passing of long-time shareholder, Tom “Mike” Anderson, who died on July 10, 2014, from liver disease diagnosed after recent heart surgery. He was 55 years old.
Fifteen Lane Powell attorneys have been named 2014 “Oregon Super Lawyers,” and another five attorneys have been named as “Oregon Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers magazine.
From its first-ever member forum, to upcoming Board elections, the Oregon-based, non-profit health organization is focused on letting members control their healthcare destiny.