Change of plans: Developer amends controversial Lake Oswego project

By Wendy Culverwell

Originally published by the Portland Business Journal

A Portland developer has modified its plans for the former Wizer’s Oswego Foods site following intense criticism from the community earlier this year.

Evergreen Group, led by Patrick Kessi, submitted the new designs to the city of Lake Oswego this week.

Kessi reports that the new design was influenced by feedback generated in three public hearings and countless private meetings with residents, business leaders and city officials. [Read full article at the Portland Business Journal]

East End Redevelopment District: A Shared Vision

Written by Patrick Kessi

Originally published by the Lake Oswego Review

The vision behind the East End Redevelopment District was to use high quality design to attract people and business back to downtown Lake Oswego. The landmark Lake View Village was the beginning of bold, public-private investment. It built on traditional architectural values, shaping special downtown spaces and creating significant public value. This kind of redevelopment encourages other innovative development on adjacent blocks – resulting in a more vibrant Lake Oswego Village. [Read full article at Lake Oswego Review]