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Update on Gentrification in Old Town Chinatown

When I wrote my February 1, 2018 blogpost on gentrification and sent out an email, it was one of my most popular posts, garnering a 40% click through rate. I don't send this blog to many people - just 50 or so. I aim at reaching decision-makers I have met here in the neighborhood and in City agencies. At that time I wrote about Prosper Portland's (then referred most often as the PDC) Five Year Action Plan for Old Town (2014-2019) that called out on Page 9 "Priorities for property redevelopment includes the addition of market rate housing to create a balanced mix of residential income..." All this was a year before the declaration of a housing emergency in 2015. Although not much of the plan


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