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A majority of Portland residents support an $8 or $12 per month transportation fee as long as it results in improved maintenance and safety for city streets, according to a survey recently conducted by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

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For those in the building industry who believe that time is money, the city of Portland's new $11.8 million Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) system will speed things up in every way, city officials say.

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After dropping in price by a couple hundred thousand dollars, a property on East Burnside Street has finally caught the eye of interested developers.

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Skanska is Requesting Sub-Contractor Bids for North Santiam School Districts. Bids are due April 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM.

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JE Dunn Construction is Requesting Qualifications for MEP & FP Design Assist RFQ – Oregon State Capitol Renovation Project – Salem, Oregon. RFQ Responses are due May 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

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An Ethiopian restaurant on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard may soon be making way for development.

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With the goal of creating a safer intersection, Oregon Department of Transportation will build a roundabout at a site near Forest Grove where two Pacific University students were killed in a vehicle crash Monday.

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Timothy Solomon says bankruptcy sales can provide major benefits for asset purchasers, but there are some potential pitfalls.

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Three state-funded interchange projects currently are under way in the Portland-metro area, but the federal money needed to build access roads to connect those interchanges with key industrial developments in the Portland metro area may be in jeopardy.

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LAW Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP recently added Michael Van Dyke as an associate attorney in its business practice group. He focuses his practice on assisting businesses in corporate formation, business transactions and planning, ownership agreements, shareholder disputes, real estate matters, and financing and regulatory co

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An affiliate of Holland Partner Group recently submitted plans to the city for a potential five-story apartment building with approximately 160 units on the Northwest Portland property holding the Rose City Awning & Flag building.

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A national developer of industrial business parks is weighing whether to construct buildings totaling 330,000 square feet on property near Portland International Airport.

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Dozens of 20-foot-long railings removed during a renovation of the historic Cape Creek Bridge on U.S. Route 101 are for sale for $500 or $750 each.

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ACCOUNTING Geffen Mesher recently added Joanne Wei as experienced audit staff. She is a member of the firm’s Asia Pacific practice. She previously worked at a firm in Taiwan. SENDING DJC PEOPLE ITEMS: Please send your announcements to djcpeople@djcOregon.com.

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ACCOUNTING Geffen Mesher recently added Mark Ferguson as accounting staff. He previously interned for the firm in summer 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Portland. SENDING DJC PEOPLE ITEMS: Please send your announcements to djcpeople@djcOregon.com.

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ACCOUNTING Geffen Mesher recently added Dominic Ferrari as accounting staff. He previously interned for the firm in summer 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Portland. SENDING DJC PEOPLE ITEMS: Please send your announcements to djcpeople@djcOregon.com.

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ACCOUNTING Geffen Mesher recently added Marie Hall as accounting staff. She previously interned for the firm in summer 2012. She has a master’s in accounting from the University of Oregon. SENDING DJC PEOPLE ITEMS: Please send your announcements to djcpeople@djcOregon.com.

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ACCOUNTING Geffen Mesher recently added Bret Meloling as accounting staff. He previously interned for the firm in summer 2013. He has a bachelor’s in accounting from Oregon State University. SENDING DJC PEOPLE ITEMS: Please send your announcements to djcpeople@djcOregon.com.

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ACCOUNTING Geffen Mesher recently added Sarah Porter as accounting staff. She previously interned for the firm in summer 2012. She has a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Portland. SENDING DJC PEOPLE ITEMS: Please send your announcements to djcpeople@djcOregon.com.

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ACCOUNTING Geffen Mesher recently added John York as accounting staff. He previously interned for the firm in summer 2012. He has a master’s in financial analysis from Portland State University. SENDING DJC PEOPLE ITEMS: Please send your announcements to djcpeople@djcOregon.com.

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Oregon's Department of Education and Bureau of Labor and Industries recently awarded 24 grants totaling $8.87 million to support shop classes and other hands-on programs in 140 schools throughout the state.

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The Port of Portland this week withdrew its consent for city annexation of 300 acres of West Hayden Island as a future marine terminal site, blaming the city for demands that would make the development impossible.

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A stage production called "My Walk Has Never Been Average" brings to life the experiences of six women characters who find success and challenges in the construction industry. The staged reading, part of the August Wilson Red Door Project at the Portland Playhouse, will take place Feb. 1.

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LMC Construction is finishing up a 9-month renovation to the Parklane Apartments, a 260-unit garden apartment complex in Vancouver, Wash. The buildings were updated with new roofs, windows, siding, sliding doors, exhaust fans, gutters, and downspouts. Various improvements were made to individual units including new flooring

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Hennebery Eddy Architects is helping the Port of Portland refine an approximately $13 million project to replace 14 acres of carpet at Portland International Airport late this year and early next year. The existing teal carpet, more than 25 years old, has a motif of geometric shapes beloved by many Portland residents who ar

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A labor union is appealing land use plans for Park Avenue West, saying the $175 million mixed-use tower should include affordable housing.

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For recent church projects, DiLoreto Architecture and other Portland design firms are finding that churchgoers' desires are shifting. Contemporary touches are being applied to structures steeped in tradition.

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Green Building Initiative officials recently hired green building advocate and engineer Jerry Yudelson as president.

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Crews are aiming to finish a $12 million to $14 million renovation of the U.S. Bancorp Tower in downtown Portland in April.

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While many inner-city corridors have gained multifamily developments in recent years, the Alberta Arts District has gained mostly retail and restaurant projects. However, a project planned in the neighborhood is calling for a four-story, 33-unit apartment building.

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