Reed’s Crossing in Hillsboro gets green light

Construction is set for summer at the northern tier of the massive South Hillsboro development.

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A 1,400-acre field on Hillsboro’s south side could one day feature 8,000 homes and at least 20,000 new residents.

…Reed’s Crossing – at the northern tier of the planned community — encompasses 463 acres and a projected 4,000 homes.

But the plan – or at least that timeline – appeared to be in jeopardy Wednesday night at a city planning commission meeting. Only an impromptu, closed-door session between city planners and developers’ representatives appeared to have salvaged the timeline.

(READ MORE: Oregon Live)

In related development news, the Overlook Restaurant in North Portland could become apartments.

After weeks of rumors the restaurant would be shuttering, documents filed with the city’s Bureau of Development Services this month indicate an apartment building might be in the works where the Overlook has stood since 1974. A report from BDS posted last week says an early assistance request was filed for a “proposed 5-story apartment building with underground parking.”

That report doesn’t mention the Overlook’s address, 1332 N Skidmore, but a listed state ID number for the property corresponds to the address. The blog NextPortland first noted the request on March 15 (and helped us suss out the state ID piece [thanks!]) but didn’t note the project, if built, could supplant the long-time diner.

(READ MORE: Portland Mercury)