Oregon Harbor of Hope ready to break ground on Pearl District homeless center



Oregon Harbor of Hope ready to break ground on Pearl District homeless center

Just shy of a year after announcing plans for a new homeless services navigation center under the Broadway Bridge, the nonprofit Oregon Harbor of Hope is gearing up to break ground.

Representatives from the nonprofit, including Homer Williams and Don Mazziotti, will join city and county officials and others for a groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the site, a city-owned property at 1111 N.W. Naito Parkway.

Officials expected to attend include Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, as well as Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle, who donated $1.5 million to help make the center a reality.

According to an announcement from Harbor of Hope, the 9,000-square-foot structure will offer beds to up to 120 Portland adults. There will also be case management and navigation services on site, as well as meals, restrooms, showers and private laundry services.

Construction is set to begin later this month and wrap up in June. The city has listed at least three different building permits for the project as "Approved to issue."

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