Beyond Gridlock — Renewing Development in the Convention Center, Rose Quarter and Lloyd Districts
Lane Powell Shareholder Mike Silvey authored an article in the April issue of Oregon Business magazine titled “Beyond Gridlock — Renewing Development in the Convention Center, Rose Quarter and Lloyd Districts.” In the article, Silvey discussed the history of the three developing Portland districts, as well as the proposed future development in each area.
While the Convention Center, Rose Quarter and Lloyd districts have languished for too many years, 2013 may be the year of meaningful development. The Lloyd project looks like the first to start; the VMC [Veterans Memorial Coliseum] redevelopment may get back on track. Also, if the convention center hotel development agreement is inked this year, construction should commence in 2014-15. Portland needs these developments on the east side of the Willamette River in order to avoid the problem, as Gertrude Stein once said, that “there is no there, there.”