Children’s Receiving Center planning  plods along


Lee Perlman

The Mid-county MEMO


Negotiators from Multnomah County, the Portland Development Commission, and the Opportunity Gateway Program Advisory Committee, (Gateway PAC) continued to negotiate last month over the design of the proposed Children’s Receiving Center at the corner of East Burnside Street and 102nd Avenue.

The seven-acre tract will include temporary housing for minors who are wards of the court, and space for a Multi-Disciplinary Team in an existing building on Burnside. Negotiations are continuing as to whether, and how, the building’s board room can be put to commercial use, and how to facilitate landscaping and open space also for public use.

According to Gateway PAC chair Dick Cooley, the talks are proceeding at a “humdrum” pace.