Affordable housing developers plan to move forward, despite Portland’s Green New Deal

The Portland City Council on Monday is expected to choose a developer to build 90 units or more of mostly affordable housing in the Libbytown neighborhood. Each proposal contains a diverse range of housing, from traditional apartments and condos, to a cooperative model and single-family homes with accessory dwelling units.

Councilors held a workshop on Thursday to hear presentations from two development teams that responded to the city’s request for proposals for 43 and 91 Douglass St. And one issue on the minds of councilors and developers is what impact the Green New Deal for Portland would have on the projects.

“We know that our school elementary renovations will probably be significantly hampered by the passage of that referendum and I know it will have impacts on other projects,” City Councilor Nicholas Mavodones said.

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