Title

"Cover Story" piece suggesting that Portland's current prosperity might be blind

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

9-9-1999

Pages

10-13, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece suggesting that Portland's current prosperity might be blinding city officials to the fact that city building regulations, developed as a reaction to the unrestrained growth of the 1980s, might be a major obstacle to future development. Jobs are plentiful and unemployment is hovering at an all-time low of 1.8 percent. There's a housing shortage and businesses are expanding, but some fear the city is squandering its economic future, because neighborhoods are not being brought into the planning process for major development. With comments by local developers, commercial lenders, academics and city officials, including Lee Urban, Portland's new economic development director.

Subjects

Economic conditions -- Portland, Neighborhoods, Portland -- Ordinances

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