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Burnside plans scale back

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High Five
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The four-acre Burnside Bridgehead area at the east end of the Burnside Bridge has seen many failed development plans over the years.

But the latest plans call for a much smaller approach than the more ambitious past efforts.

"The goal is to get an early project on the site complementary to what is there now and to provide a catalyst," says Geraldine Moyle, project manager for the commission. The site sits at the northern end of the Central Eastside Urban Renewal Area, and ideally a project should provide space for new jobs and generate property tax revenue for the larger renewal zone.

While the development agency once hoped to clear and sell all four blocks to a single developer, a newer strategy percolating through public planning channels takes a smaller-is-better approach.

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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