Multnomah County considers selling N. Williams Avenue property

Multnomah County considers selling N. Williams Avenue property

The county is seeking to unload the Port City Development property, a former battery plant the county received to fulfill a debt.

County facilities manager Michael Bowers said his team is exploring the possibility of using urban renewal money to redevelop the property. The land sits within the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area, where Mayor Charlie Hales this year vowed to commit an extra $20 million to pay for housing projects.

According to the surplus property report, several interested parties have already contacted the county about the North Williams property. But it will be some time before a new owner moves in. Albertina Kerr leases the three-building complex from the county, and the lease doesn’t expire until June 30, 2016.

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