On Tuesday, November 22, U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Mayor Charlie Hales, and City Commissioners Dan Saltzman and Amanda Fritz joined PDC Executive Director Kimberly Branam, USPS Vice President of Facilities Tom Samra and dozens of current and former city staff and project team members to celebrate the Portland Development Commission’s official ownership of the USPS Processing & Distribution Center site at 715 NW Hoyt Street.
While PDC now has ownership of the property, the site will remain a processing and distribution center for the next 18 to 24 months while the U.S. Postal Service constructs its new Colwood facility. When complete, the redevelopment of the Northwest Portland site could include 4000 jobs and 2000 housing units, 700 of those affordable, and 80,000 square feet of public space. The value of the construction could be up to $800,000,000.
PDC will hold a community workshop on Wednesday, December 7, to seek input on the site redevelopment from a diverse group of partners and stakeholders.