Category Archives: Community

Building boom continues

Just to be clear, there is no actual building boom on Foster. To date, only one of the residential projects proposed for the commercial strip in the last year has actually been built—or even begun construction, for that matter. And … Continue reading

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72nd and Foster Project, Affordable Housing One Step Closer

Amidst the city’s housing crisis, where rising rents and property values, homelessness, and rapidly changing demographics are the symptoms, Foster Road may soon see some relief on the way. We’ve mentioned before that the YMCA building (at 6036 SE Foster) … Continue reading

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Will Laurelwood Park Be the Icing on Foster Cake

A little more than three years ago, members of the Foster Green EcoDistrict led a group discussion about the merits of improving and redesigning Laurelwood Park. The goal was not so much based in the idea that something was wrong with the … Continue reading

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Kids Toy and Clothing Store Coming to Foster

If 2015 wasn’t the year for new businesses on Foster, 2016 is certainly shaping up to be. Henry Higgins Bagels, I Heart Retro, Hallowed Halls, Velvet Goldmine, Rose & Dagger Tattoo, Backstory Books, Latchkey Gallery, and the Portland Mercado all … Continue reading

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Ginger Salon Now Open, Holgate Transformation Pushes Forward

The transformation of Holgate between SE 67th and 62nd, where Foster rips through the neighborhood, is quite a site. We alluded to this last week, focusing more on the recent addition of 18 units of housing—6 apartments and 12 detached homes—within … Continue reading

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Before and After: SE 65th and Holgate

As construction wraps up on six new homes at SE 65th and Holgate, the contrast between old and new is quite stunning. What was once the site of a Coptic church, then wild and weeded lot cum dumping ground, is now … Continue reading

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