Portland City Council rejects union's design for affordable housing

Portland City Council rejects union's design for affordable housing

City council members opposed the Service Employees International Union Local 49's appeal of a new design for the Park Avenue West Tower.

The union said the city should demand affordable housing in return for the accommodation.

"You're kind of wearing two hats, as a regulator but also as a property owner," said Hillsboro attorney David Noren, representing the SEIU. "As a property owner, we think you should be asking, as part of the consideration for the transfer, for some component of affordable housing."

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