November 9, 2018

I have a new book title—Pearl District with a sub title of PLACEMAKING FROM THE GROUND UP. The cover design has also changed replacing the previous image with an oblique aerial view of NW 13 Avenue looking south. The current picture is of the street in the mid-1980s. And I’m thinking of putting another photograph on the back cover.

I finally have a complete first draft although various sections have been revised several times already. But it’s now time for serious revisions because I have 144,000 plus words. There’s an ending, but I have a finally section entitled “Further Away and Now.” There are a couple of major projects including the master planning for the redevelopment of Portland’s main post office site. I want to include a brief narrative about where the urban planning process is with respect to this project as it will have a significant impact on what the Pearl becomes in the future.

With luck the book will be published in Spring 2019 or early summer.