Mall splits community

City council division and community disapproval may have halted The Rivers project.

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The developer of The Rivers project in Oregon City says a division in city council is the reason the project has stalled.

And with community disapproval also being cited as a factor, some question if the mall project had much support to begin with.

Mayor Alice Norris said she thinks a majority of people liked the idea and she hopes it will come back after the November election. She said since its suspension she’s received a “deluge” of responses upset about the suspension.

But if a council division did cause the project’s halt, some believe the suspension signifies the success of an election held more than a year ago.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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