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Six Master of Urban & Regional Planning students from Portland State University are hosting a forum Thursday to discuss gentrification and how to keep residents of Northeast Portland's Cully community from moving out as development and growth looms.
The project with Living Cully is a coordinated effort between Hacienda CDC, Native American Youth and Family Center, and Verde.
"In the past, some families in Portland have felt pressure to move away from the neighborhoods where they grew up as the city and businesses improved the area," according to a release. "For residents, property and business owners who want to stay in Cully, we don’t want to see that happen. With your help, we will think about ways to make Cully a beautiful place to live, work, and enjoy without making it difficult to stay."
The first of two public forums will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Scott School, 6700 N.E. Prescott St. Alderwood Community Planning will give a short presentation, followed by discussion about what residents want to see in the next 20 years.
Child-care, Spanish language interpretation and food will be provided. For more information, contact Brooke Jordan at 503-360-4257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.