What’s the plan for the Veterans Memorial Coliseum?

Portland officials weighing three options for historic building.

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Portland officials are weighing three options for the historic Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Veterans Memorial Coliseum Options Study lays out three options:

  • Continue current operations after a temporary closure.
  • Permanently close and redevelop the site.
  • “Renovate/Remodel/Transform” the structure.

For the latter option, five different scenarios are presented for the public’s perusal. Those options include adding a “dynamic floor system” that accommodates an indoor track and field facility and a broad array of other uses, as well as a “covered open-air arena.” The former option would cost the most of any of the five ideas, at $115 million to $145 million. The latter option is the second-most expensive, at $95.2 million.

(SOURCE: Portland Business Journal)

The city will seek public comment in the near future.

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