Glenwood is the Dream Mecca of the Rich. I am running out of time this morning so I am going to post this, as is. I will post several times on this topic. Dr. Abdullah Al-Joaib of Apex, graduated from OSU, and is a friend of Sid Leiken. Abdullah is seen with a big hotel magnet and his Euro-trash wife wearing a fake animal pelt. Does this foreign creature know Melania? Does our First Lady – hate poor people?
There is a Nation of the Rich that knows no borders. They are buying everything in sight. They will give their spoils to their Exotic Beach Brats – who do not pay their taxes!
“Apex beat out a local firm for the Glenwood job after dazzling Springfield officials with a plan to line a largely secluded stretch of the Willamette with a vibrant mix of residential, retail and commercial uses.”
I met the old hippie that nixed this deal. Is my history, and the history of the Miller Brothers, being oppressed so we little poor people do not have a voice? It is becoming clear Trump and the Republicans want to scrape The Poor People off the map so these Arab Royals will FEEL BETTER about investing THEIR MONEY! What a shame we have a democracy that permits the Powerless People to demonstrate in the streets, and write not so shiny articles about these selfish pigs.
President Donald Trump is hosting the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Monday ahead of a key meeting with Saudi Arabia that will essentially reset U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Relations with the long-time U.S. ally were strained under the Obama administration as the decision to not follow through with the red-line in Syria, and the lifting of the Iranian sanctions, have caused major concerns of stability in the region.
Sunday, December 31, 2006: SPRINGFIELD -Oregon – By Jack Moran City officials resolve in 2007 to negotiate an agreement with a Portland-based development firm interested in remaking Glenwood’s drab industrial riverfront district into a thriving neighborhood. Minimal discussions between the city and representatives of Apex Investment Group have occurred since early November, when the city picked the firm to lead redevelopment efforts in a 48-acre pocket of Glenwood situated along the Willamette River.
Appeared in print: Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, page B3
GLENWOOD — Affordable-housing officials are still working to get approval from the city of Springfield for a major low-income housing plan in Glenwood, more than three years after it was first announced.
The 147-unit development slated for a 1.33-acre property at Franklin Boulevard and North Brooklyn Street is billed in planning documents as “the first major residential development in Glenwood.”
But after first hoping for a groundbreaking this year, an official with one of the three nonprofit groups working on the plan now says 2018 is more likely for a construction start, with units coming online in 2019.
“We did kind of take a timeout to make sure we were hitting the end product we wanted,” said Steve Ochs, real estate development director for the region’s public housing authority, Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County.
The $21 million plan, dubbed “Glenwood Place,” has faced several hurdles, including disagreements over where to build and changes to its design.
It was first pitched in 2012 as a six-story apartment building with ground floor commercial space, on the lot used by Roaring Rapids Pizza and the Camp Putt mini-golf course.
But that plan, backed by the property’s owner, fizzled after the groups failed to land a tenant for the business space, or figure out a parking plan.
Later in 2012, HACSA announced a conditional deal to buy the North Brooklyn Street site from the property’s owner, Eugene resident Dale Foster. Foster’s site is just east of Camp Putt.
The plan today includes three separate four-story buildings, each with 49 housing units, planning documents show. One building would nearly run up against Franklin Boulevard, with the other two farther north on the property, closer to the Willamette River.
But the delays mean Glenwood Place is moving ahead just as Springfield officials near the start of a $10.5 million rebuild of Franklin Boulevard through Glenwood, adding on-street parking, sidewalks, bike lanes, a center median and roundabouts. The street work is viewed as one of the linchpins of a broader redevelopment for the neighborhood connecting Eugene and Springfield. Officials hope to start some time next year.
The Franklin project has affected HACSA’s ability to secure federal low-income housing tax credits it needs to build Glenwood Place, Ochs said, because applications for the credits need to show infrastructure surrounding a project is in place.
“We’re just kind of waiting on things with Franklin Boulevard,” he said.
HACSA and its partners on the project — the nonprofits Cornerstone Community Housing and the Housing Development Center — are discussing the Franklin Boulevard project’s impact on Glenwood Place with Springfield planners.
Glenwood Place would consist mostly of one- and two-bedroom units, Ochs said, though some of the plan’s details aren’t final.
The rooms would have rent and income caps to meet the federal low-income requirements: Household annual income for the two-bedroom units could be no higher than $27,000. Most of the units will have monthly rents in the mid-$500 to low-$600 range, Ochs said.
The developers also need to finalize a parking plan. The project includes on-site parking but would rely partly on street parking created in the Franklin Boulevard redesign, documents filed with the city of Springfield show.
That could change, however, if Springfield moves on a plan floated by Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg for a parking garage made of cross-laminated timber somewhere in Glenwood. The status of that project is uncertain.
Officials in Springfield and Eugene are still hopeful of landing a major hotel and conference center in Glenwood, meanwhile — despite a developer putting a $43 million plan on hold last year after Lane County government balked at providing a $6 million public subsidy.
But Ochs said Glenwood Place is moving ahead as fast as possible.
“It’s going to come in shortly after Franklin gets redone, so we’ll still be early in the redevelopment of Glenwood,” Ochs said. “While it’s taking awhile, we’re still very committed.”
Dr. Abdullah Al-Joaib
Dr. Abdullah Al-Joaib
Dr. Abdullah Al-Joaib