Portland selling controversial Water House

Portland selling controversial Water House

Portland plans to sell the Water House that was pushed by former Commissioner Randy Leonard.

Leonard conceived of the project as a demonstration of how much water can be saved in well designed homes when he was in charge of the Water Bureau. Mayor Charlie Hales assigned the bureau to Fish earlier this year.

If all goes according to plan, the city will lose over half-a-million dollars on the transaction. Fish says the city will ask $475,000 for the house in far Northeast Portland. That price was set by a real estate consultant based on comparable properties. Documents released by Fish's office on Monday pegged the cost of the project at close to $1 million.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.