Written by Will Denecke
Originally published by the Lake Oswego Review
I write this both from the perspective of being a long-time resident of Lake Oswego and an urban planner experienced in real estate development.
This community is at a crossroads. The practical choice is to come together to support an attractive, mixed-use development plan that will be a major asset to our downtown and to our tax base, or we can choose to dig in with our differences and watch as the black hole known as the Wizer Block sits as lifeless dead space. I think the choice is clear: In the big picture, we can either choose to expand our downtown with an exciting new addition to the existing Lake Oswego Village. Or we can say “No” and allow a sad dead space to continue being dead space for years to come. [Read full article at Lake Oswego Review]