Many Beaumont-Wilshire neighborhood residents and businesses have expressed opposition to a proposal to build an affordable-housing apartment complex on N.E. Fremont Street. The chief complaints are the displacement of four businesses and an absence of parking and first-floor retail.
The community will meet with the developer, Everett Custom Homes, and Myhre Group Architects tomorrow night to discuss the plan.
But what can unhappy neighbors do to change things, other than appeal to the developer?
Not much, apparently.
Debbie Bischoff, a senior planner with the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Northeast liaison, said as long as the developer meets the zoning’s code, there’s nothing the city can do.