PDC to fund new grocery store despite gentrification concerns


The Portland Development Commission will fund the construction of a Trader Joe’s in Northeast Portland after acknowledging the Portland African American Leadership Forum’s request to delay construction.

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The Portland Development Commission will fund the construction of a Trader Joe’s in Northeast Portland after acknowledging the Portland African American Leadership Forum’s request to delay construction.

PAALF, an umbrella group of black leaders in Portland, asked for the PDC to halt spending on projects in the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area in addition to delaying the Trader Joe’s project until “a sufficient amount of affordable housing” is included and an independent community-controlled group can negotiate a “community benefits agreement.”

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