Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) Halts Construction in South East Portland.

Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 03/01/2013

New development along transit corridors in South East Portland hit a rare speed bump when the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals halted construction on an eighty-one-unit project.

The recent surge of construction along so-called transit route such as Belmont, Hawthorne, and Division have left many south east neighbors feeling left out of the discussion.


 The developer had continued work during the appeal and the building now stands half finished at South East Thirty-seventh and Division.


Buckman neighbor are trying to get a seat at the development table with the crearion on an Historic Distric.

Accourding to their web site: http://historicbuckman.org

Without a historic district and the associated design review, we allow short-term economic goals and outside investors to determine what happens long-term in the neighborhood. 



 KBOO’s Joe Meyer spoke with neighborhood activist Judah Gold- Markel for the story.


To get involved see the Richmond Neighborhood site:



And the Buckman Neighborhood effort at:



The full nine minute interview with Judah is available at:




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