Groundbreaking sets the stage for Wizer Block construction

Story written by Saundra Sorenson.  Originally publish on the Lake Oswego Review website 10/19/2015. It was only four shovelfuls of dirt, tossed into a waiting skid-steer loader. But for the honorary construction workers who gathered in the southeast parking lot of the Wizer Block this morning,...

Certificate of Compliance for Hazardous Materials Abatement

Certificate of Compliance for Asbestos and Lead Paint Removal – Block 137

Citizen’s View: Looking toward tomorrow

Letter by John Beardsley.  Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review 10/1/15. How perceptive was the last paragraph in Victor Nelson’s letter to the editor (“Change and progress,” Sept. 24)? At the end of his letter, Nelson included a David Ben Gurion quote — “It’s not enough to be up to...

Citizen’s View: Time for a new name

Letter by R. Bastian Wagner M.D.  Originally Published in the Lake Oswego Review 10/1/15 Having followed the continuing controversy over the proposed Wizer Block development, I feel the dialogue has reached a new and very unfortunate phase. Having exhausted most of the usual appeal processes,...

Citizen’s View: Change and progress

Letter written by Victor Nelson.  Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review 9/24/15 It’s been a year since the City Council overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Wizer Block development going forward, followed by two lost appeals by the opposition and now a third appeal from a small group...

Citizen’s View: Ready to move forward

Letter by Maggie Martin.  Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review 9/24/15 Free speech has been exercised for nearly three years, both by supporters and opponents of the Wizer Block redevelopment. I, for one, am ready to move forward, safe in the knowledge that the new development fits a...