Photo by Rose Community Development

On Wednesday, September 13, a gathering of community members, public and private officials celebrated the start of construction of Woody Guthrie Place at Southeast 91st Avenue and Reedway Street — the final step in the first phase of Lents Town Center development that is creating a true neighborhood hub in the center of the area.

The development, which received a $9 million investment from Prosper Portland, will mix workforce housing with affordable units and when complete will raise the number of new housing units in the Lents Town Center to 260.