We saw this coming. It was even spelled out not too long ago when the County nixed a plan by ROSE Community Development to acquire the space. But now—with a new request for proposals being considered—the fate of the Wikman Building is even murkier.
The former Arleta Library and part anchor to an historic corner of Foster, which includes Laurelwood Park and the all-brick SEIU building across the street, is on the market again (unless ROSE and its community partners can twist their arms). And this time, it appears the community won’t get first dibs on the space.
So as Multnomah County mulls opening bidding for the space, what do you feel would be the most appropriate use of the building?