Castlegate Apartments Approved

by on Dec 28, 2015 | 0 comments

In December, after more than two years, a dozen or so plans by developer Chet Antonsen, dozens of membership meetings, board meetings, and group discussions of the Argay (Terrace) Neighborhood Association, three direct meetings with PBOT engineer Kurt Krueger, and a few emails with Commissioner Steve Novick’s office, Antonsen finally got approval for his plan for the Castlegate Apartments,...
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PDC Announces Pilot Program for NPIs

by on Dec 4, 2015 | 0 comments

Last month, the Portland Development Commission (PDC) announced a pilot program for its eight Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) areas, four of which are in east Portland, including Parkrose. In November, the Portland Development Commission announced a pilot program for its eight Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative areas. Inspired by a similar effort in the Cully neighborhood, the new program encourages formation...
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Developer Donates Land

by on Oct 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Last month, local developer Chet Antonsen of MonteVista Homes donated six parcels of land to Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro/East. Valued at $50,000 each, the parcels “might need a little improving, but not much” before they’re buildable, said Antonsen. Local developer Chet Antonsen donated six building lots to the home ownership nonprofit Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East. Four parcels,...
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Neighborhood Association Changes Name, Adds Board Members

by on Oct 28, 2015 | 0 comments

At last month’s meeting, Argay Neighborhood Association board members approved not only a name change reflecting the neighborhood’s original name—adding “Terrace” after “Argay”—but also added four new board members, bringing the total to 11. The recently renamed Argay Terrace Neighborhood Association regular general membership meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Portland Fire & Rescue Station...
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Neighborhood Association Changes Name, Adds Board Members

by on Oct 21, 2015 | 0 comments

Last night, at its regular meeting, Argay Neighborhood Association board members approved not only a name change—adding “Terrace” to “Argay” reflecting the neighborhood’s original name—but also added four new board members for a total of 11. Neighbors want the city to approve Northeast 148th Avenue as the only entrance to the proposed three-acre Castlegate Apartments site, not opening the...
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Argay Neighborhood Still Angry over Farmland’s Development

by on Sep 30, 2015 | 0 comments

For nearly two years, a proposed apartment development on 2.9 acres of former farmland has roiled the Argay Terrace neighborhood. The sign it was approaching a climax was a sign—literally. Last week, Developer Chet Antonsen erected a sign in front of the single-family brick house at 3001 N.E. 148th Ave., offering to give it away to anyone willing to...
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Argay Neighborhood Meeting Set

by on Sep 17, 2015 | 0 comments

The Argay Neighborhood Association holds its next general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 22, inside Fire Station #2, 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave. Argay Neighborhood Association Land Use Chair Al Brown, left, updates neighbors on the 2035 Comprehensive Plan at the next ANA general meeting Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. inside Portland Fire Bureau’s Station #2, 4800...
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Grocery Outlet, Dollar Tree Coming to Parkrose in 2016

by on Jul 23, 2015 | 0 comments

Yesterday, former Parkrose Hardware co-owner Bryan Ableidinger announced he’s applying for a city building permit for a new 22,000 sq. ft. structure for two tenants, Grocery Outlet and Dollar Tree. A bank for decades, this Parkrose building, which is currently occupied by Good World Chinese Restaurant & Lounge, closes Sept. 1 for demolition to make way for a new...
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June 2015 edition posted

by on Jun 4, 2015 | 0 comments

The June 2015 edition of the Mid-county Memo posted online. Links to stories and departments are below. With nine-month-old daughter Molly in tow Hazelwood resident Jake Herbst often strolls to the Goodwill and Salvation Army stores near his home to shop. Herbst, a 2003 David Douglas High School graduate said he is looking forward to his first Father’s Day....
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