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Hill Block Project Community Awareness Gathering

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New Song Community Church (Community Center)

220 Northeast Russell Street

Portland, OR 97212

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Please join us for the inaugural gathering of community members, Hill Block project sponsors, and the Hill Block Project Working Group - more than two dozen community-chosen leaders who have agreed to come together to sculpt the future of the Hill Block site at North Russell Street and North Williams Avenue.

This event will mark the transition of project stewardship from institutional partners to the Hill Block Project Working Group and introduce the Project Working Group to the community.

It is the first in what we hope will be several facilitated listening gatherings to secure input from multiple segments of the community regarding your hopes, concerns, and aspirations for the property.


Child care, dinner and translation services are available with registration.

*Please be adviced that there will be a photographer present taking pictures. If you choose not to participate, please let the staff know when you check in.



ABOUT THE PROJECT

On August 1, 2017, Prosper Portland, the Office of City of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and Legacy Health announced a collaborative project to develop the Hill Block property, a vacant 1.7 acre block currently owned by Legacy Health. The property is located within an area that Prosper Portland and the City of Portland condemned in the early 1970s under urban renewal for an expansion of the hospital campus, displacing 171 families, 74 percent of which were African American. The focus of the new development is to honor Portland’s African-American community, support community housing and economic needs, and further Legacy Health’s mission of promoting health and wellness for children and families.

For more information, please visit the project page.

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220 Northeast Russell Street

Portland, OR 97212

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