Mixed reactions for River Plan

Plans to fix the industrial stretch of the Willamette River in Portland are dividing groups.

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The River Plan to improve the Willamette River’s industrial stretch in Portland has businesses and environmental groups at odds, as well as local residents.

Harbor companies argue that the plans would cramp commerce in the area, while environmentalists praise the plans’ benefits for the river.

These two groups often have been the loudest voices in debates over the city’s River Plan, but some nearby residents also are divided.

Residents and others can join the discussion Wednesday night, when Mayor Sam Adams and City Commissioner Amanda Fritz hold a town hall-style forum on the River Plan’s North Reach phase, in council chambers at City Hall. City Council is scheduled to discuss the matter on Jan. 28.

Read the full story at the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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