On Sept 11th of this year a letter of concern regarding the architectural design of the proposed Central Lofts (which will be built where the Central Hotel now stands) was penned and sent by a stakeholder group made up of the St Johns Neighborhood Association, the Boosters, the St Johns Center for Opportunity, and a group of concerned citizen architects. This letter became part of the public comment.
The development team made significant changes to respond to the concerns of all those who commented – most of these centered around the interface and impact to the public realm.
The City has since approved the design, with the new modifications. The SJNA Board is going to hold a meeting to discuss this decision, whether it satisfied and rectified the concerns sufficiently and further steps. This meeting is open to the public for observation but not for participation or comment.
Monday, October 30th, 7pm, St Johns Center for Opportunity
REVISED: Click here to view the decision documents from the City of Portland’s design office