Developer unveils detailed timeline for Wizer Block

By Saundra Sorenson.  Originally published in The Lake Oswego Review 8/13/15 Glass Butterfly has agreed to leave downtown Lake Oswego’s Wizer Block a month early and abatement work is now expected to begin on the property “Sept. 1st-ish,” according to developer Patrick Kessi. Kessi, operations...

Judges issue ruling without opinion, rejecting opponents’ argument

Originally published on pamplinmedia.com 8/05/15 The Oregon Court of Appeals has affirmed the state Land Use Board of Appeals’ decision to allow redevelopment of the Wizer Block in downtown Lake Oswego. The court’s ruling was issued Wednesday morning without opinion, essentially...

PHK Development Inc. Wins Another Major Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       PHK Development Inc. Wins Another Major Award             St Johns Marvel 29 Receives U.S. Green Building Council’s Highest Certification Portland, Oregon – July 28, 2015 – Built on re-developed land previously occupied by an old gas...

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...