Members of the Hill Block Project Working Group. The community-led team signed a memorandum of understanding last week to include Mayor Ted Wheeler, officials from Prosper Portland, the city’s economic development agency, and Legacy Health to guide the re-development of a long vacant block of property on North Russell Street next to the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
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Community gets say on plans for vacant site
On Wednesday, Sept. 5, as co-chairs of the Hill Block Project Working Group, we signed a memorandum of understanding with Mayor Ted Wheeler, Kimberly Branam of Prosper Portland, Kathryn Correia of Legacy Health, Shannon Callahan of the Portland Housing Bureau and Dr. Steven Holt, our group facilitator, which outlines our respective commitments and responsibilities related to the potential development of the Hill Block, a 1.7-acre block bordered by Vancouver Avenue, Williams Avenue, Knott Street and Russell Street.