SAVE IT, DON’T PAVE IT! – before it’s too late for the River, the Garden District and the Willamette River Greenway.
Did former Oregon Governors, Tom McCall and Bob Straub, use their political skills and capital on crafting the Willamette River Greenway so that out-of-state, pave-and-run developers could profit at the expense of our community’s values?
The proposed Lombard apartment complex may or may not be legal, but it clearly is not right! The historic River Road neighborhood – known as the River and Garden District- is a community gem.
Class 1 soils and our precious Willamette River Greenway are at the heart and soul of the River Road neighborhood. Lacking context-sensitive design, incorporating enormous scale, and paving fertile soil that provides important filtration for underground aquifers flowing to the river, the proposed Lombard apartment complex would be a disastrous choice.
Created by two Oregon Governors, the Willamette Greenway was established to protect this treasured resource for all generations. It was not established for out-of-state pave-and-run developers to profit at the expense of our community values and treasured resources.
Save it, don’t pave it! – before it’s too late!