An affordable housing development planned for Block 49 of the South Waterfront district has been put on hold at the recommendation of Portland Housing Bureau Director Margaret Van Vliet. In a memo to
Commissioner Fish, Van Vliet wrote "the project as currently structured should not move forward."
The proposal included 209 units dedicated for veteran housing, a priority for Commissioner Fish.
Earlier this week Van Vliet told the Portland Business Journal, "It's a big disappointment if we don't get this.”
Financial concerns, though, outweighed the strong desire to see this project break ground.