Medford, Oregon Housing proposal advances despite protests

Among the NIMBY opponents – former Oregon Attorney General and University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer

Despite howls of protest from residents of an east Medford neighborhood, a city commission tentatively has approved construction of a 100-unit, low-income apartment complex on Spring Street.

More than 100 unhappy neighbors — joined by a prominent former resident — packed City Hall to condemn the complex that is set to land in their backyards.

The testy Medford Site Plan and Architectural Commission meeting Friday featured several calls to order by board members after the crowd repeatedly ignored demands not to cheer comments criticizing the project.

Residents fumed over traffic and neighborhood aesthetics concerning the proposed Cherry Creek complex, which would span almost 6 acres at the corner of Spring Street and North Berkeley Way, adjacent to Donahue-Frohnmayer Park.

Read more at the Mail Tribune

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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