7 Dees property in store for large development, transformation

For those keeping tabs on the Powell side of the neighborhood, we’ve just learned of plans to develop 900 units of…

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Early Assistance Intakes–City of Portland, BDS

…of…of…

…self-storage.

Self-storage?

Yes, self-storage. 900 units.

Let that sink in.

Where, you ask?

6025 SE Powell Boulevard, currently known as Dennis’ 7 Dees Garden Center.

It was this time last year that we posted about the 2-acre landscaping and garden center dividing its property for some kind of development. At the time, the proposal was to split the property, leaving half to remain as a garden center and the other divided into 9 sub-lots. It was presumed those 9 sub-lots would then be developed into homes to neighbor the remaining nursery.

A year later, the 9-lot subdivision appears to be morphing into plans for a three-story self-storage building. According to the city’s Early Assistance Intake list for the week, the three-story development would have 900 self-storage units and include parking and landscaping. It is not clear whether this development is tied to the subdivision application from last year, and, as such, we don’t know if the project is to encompass only part of the original 7 Dees property or a much larger portion. Hopefully we’ll learn soon what will become of the nursery.

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9 Responses to 7 Dees property in store for large development, transformation

  1. Nancy Chapin says:

    There is a proposal for one next to Fubonn on 82nd, too. And not a neighborhood friendly design.

  2. ArgleBargle says:

    The lack of insight as to where the neighborhood is going, building something like a _storage facility_ in this spot here is mind-numbingly amazing. I mean, I suppose maybe the idea is to build something functional that takes in passive income, while they hold onto the plot of land?

    A building like this would be detrimental to neighboring properties that seek to ahem ‘Foster’ new development in a rapidly growing part of Portland.

  3. Tim says:

    Yes, this makes little or no sense to me as well.

  4. Jami says:

    Awful. If 7 Dees doesn’t care about our neighborhood, well I like Portland Nursery better anyway!

  5. Rebecca says:

    I am wondering why we didn’t hear about this through our Land Use board members at the neighborhood association. Any insight on this? Maybe they don’t need any permits for something like this? This stinks.

  6. Emily Sandstrom says:

    Please take a look at this thread for continuing updates on this topic, https://southtabor.nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=38742931

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