Best laid stadium plans flop

Portland’s urban renewal and stadium plans hit the wall of public opinion.

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Portland has plans for urban renewal that allowed for moving the Beavers’ baseball stadium, but public opinion has blocked two of the possibilities. It’s not the first time that well-intentioned city planners failed to get the public on board with their plans.

One painful lesson to be learned from the failure to site a new Triple-A baseball stadium in the Rose Quarter or Lents Park is that the public doesn’t necessarily support – or even know about – the official plans that the city has drawn up for its urban renewal areas.

Portland’s redevelopment plans support building a stadium in either location – generally in the Rose Quarter and specifically in Lents Park.

Read the full story in The Portland Tribune.

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