In the 1970s the “Northwest Triangle” was in decline.  This inner city industrial area, on the doorstep of downtown, was ripe for redevelopment.  The area had a special character; it had grit, and there were acres of idle railroad tracks. Photo by Bruce Forster©

In the 1970s the “Northwest Triangle” was in decline.  This inner city industrial area, on the doorstep of downtown, was ripe for redevelopment.  The area had a special character; it had grit, and there were acres of idle railroad tracks. Photo by Bruce Forster©

 By the 1980s, the developers had discovered its potential.  An existing collection of empty or underutilized warehouses was turned into commercial and residential loft spaces.  An existing viaduct—the Lovejoy Ramp—was a physical barrier to efficient redevelopment.  Its days were numbered.

By the 1980s, the developers had discovered its potential.  An existing collection of empty or underutilized warehouses was turned into commercial and residential loft spaces.  An existing viaduct—the Lovejoy Ramp—was a physical barrier to efficient redevelopment.  Its days were numbered.

 An existing viaduct—the Lovejoy Ramp—was a physical barrier to efficient redevelopment.  Its days were numbered. Photo by Bruce Forster©

An existing viaduct—the Lovejoy Ramp—was a physical barrier to efficient redevelopment.  Its days were numbered. Photo by Bruce Forster©

 Northwest 13th Avenue and Hoyt Street became ground zero for area redevelopment.  A number of building owners along NW 13th applied for historical district designation. Once approved the city initiated urban design studies for the area.

Northwest 13th Avenue and Hoyt Street became ground zero for area redevelopment.  A number of building owners along NW 13th applied for historical district designation. Once approved the city initiated urban design studies for the area.

Rusty's Cafe, 1986.JPG
Chown Pella_fore front left.JPG
Downtown Storage.JPG
Former railroad sheds (1).jpeg
Gadsby water towner support.jpeg
Maddox Bldg on left.JPG
NW 13th (1).JPG
NW 13th (2).JPG
NW 13th Ave_aerial oblique.JPG
NW 13th_church steeple.JPG
NW 13th.JPG
NW13th Ave_aerial oblique.JPG
Old PNCA site after demolition.jpeg
Railroad office turned into a condo.jpeg
Railroad shed condo terrace.jpeg
Steel Bridge.JPG
Union Station Clock Tower.JPG
 In the 1970s the “Northwest Triangle” was in decline.  This inner city industrial area, on the doorstep of downtown, was ripe for redevelopment.  The area had a special character; it had grit, and there were acres of idle railroad tracks. Photo by Bruce Forster©
 By the 1980s, the developers had discovered its potential.  An existing collection of empty or underutilized warehouses was turned into commercial and residential loft spaces.  An existing viaduct—the Lovejoy Ramp—was a physical barrier to efficient redevelopment.  Its days were numbered.
 An existing viaduct—the Lovejoy Ramp—was a physical barrier to efficient redevelopment.  Its days were numbered. Photo by Bruce Forster©
 Northwest 13th Avenue and Hoyt Street became ground zero for area redevelopment.  A number of building owners along NW 13th applied for historical district designation. Once approved the city initiated urban design studies for the area.
Rusty's Cafe, 1986.JPG
Chown Pella_fore front left.JPG
Downtown Storage.JPG
Former railroad sheds (1).jpeg
Gadsby water towner support.jpeg
Maddox Bldg on left.JPG
NW 13th (1).JPG
NW 13th (2).JPG
NW 13th Ave_aerial oblique.JPG
NW 13th_church steeple.JPG
NW 13th.JPG
NW13th Ave_aerial oblique.JPG
Old PNCA site after demolition.jpeg
Railroad office turned into a condo.jpeg
Railroad shed condo terrace.jpeg
Steel Bridge.JPG
Union Station Clock Tower.JPG

In the 1970s the “Northwest Triangle” was in decline.  This inner city industrial area, on the doorstep of downtown, was ripe for redevelopment.  The area had a special character; it had grit, and there were acres of idle railroad tracks. Photo by Bruce Forster©

By the 1980s, the developers had discovered its potential.  An existing collection of empty or underutilized warehouses was turned into commercial and residential loft spaces.  An existing viaduct—the Lovejoy Ramp—was a physical barrier to efficient redevelopment.  Its days were numbered.

An existing viaduct—the Lovejoy Ramp—was a physical barrier to efficient redevelopment.  Its days were numbered. Photo by Bruce Forster©

Northwest 13th Avenue and Hoyt Street became ground zero for area redevelopment.  A number of building owners along NW 13th applied for historical district designation. Once approved the city initiated urban design studies for the area.

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