Wizer developer begins ‘process and preparation’

By Saundra Sorenson. Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review 7/23/15. Yellow tape wrapped around trees and a permit sign posted at the corner of Second Street and A Avenue are the first visible signs that developer Patrick Kessi is moving forward with his plans to redevelop the Wizer...

Citizen’s View: Downtown can change, retain character

Letter by Erin Preston. Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review 6/18/15. Communities and town centers can change for the better while still maintaining their character and individuality. That is most certainly the case with our community. Oswego used to be a small mill town. On Second...

Harmonious Vitality

Letter by Missy Gerber.  Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review 6/11/15. As some in this community continue to debate the detriments of the Wizer development, I’d like to make a suggestion. Instead of criticizing decisions already made, let’s indulge in some optimistic thinking about...

Citizen’s View: Downtown history repeating itself

Letter by Ray Phelps.  Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review 6/4/2015 My parents told me many years ago that I could experience history repeating itself if I lived long enough. I have lived in our wonderful community of Lake Oswego for 38 years, long enough to learn that Dad and Mom...

Citizen’s View: Most agree: With Wizer Block, the sky will not fall

Letter by John Beardsley.  Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review 5/28/2015 The 2015 City of Lake Oswego Community Survey is like a breath of fresh air. After two years of opponents of the Wizer redevelopment telling us that if this project goes forward it will be the ruination of our...

Put Godzilla to rest!

Letter by Karen Wheeler.  Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review, 5/27/15 A stranger reading The Review’s May 14 Opinion pages might think a prehistoric Godzilla had woken up from its slumbers and was rapidly descending on Lake Oswego! Two Citizen’s View pieces seemed to tie together...