Friday Links: Week of 11/11/19

The best of the week in commercial real estate and architecture news. 

Planned 24-story downtown building nets investment from Opportunity Zone fund
A $325 million fund has announced an investment in an opportunity zone project in downtown Portland. Cresset Capital chose the Eleven West project, planned for 1116 S.W. Washington St., as one of three projects it will fund. —Portland Business Journal 

Burnside Bridge, build a new one or retrofit the existing one?
Multnomah County commissioners voted unanimously to approve moving forward on an environmental impact study of four remaining options to improve the bridge.—Portland DJC (Subscribers only, support local journalism and subscribe). 

Portland bike map, 1896
This amazing map—just for bicyclists— from May, 1896, made another appearance on Reddit this week. The area covers the city of St. Helens in the north, Cornelius to the west, Oregon City to the south, and Camas, Washington to the east. The first person to print this and sell it it going to make a mint.— Multnomah County Library  

City Auditor - Archives & Records Management - Auditor s Historical Records - Bicycle road map   Portland district.JPG

Sprucing Up Slabtown
Formerly oily machine shop to become hub for soft-handed creatives in Slabtown, as creative office space continues to boom. —Portland Business Tribune 

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