Can an Idea Store with an added component of Outdoor Education be located in the Lents Community?
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The Lents Town Center in Portland, Oregon necessitates a catalyst to effect change. In order to stimulate revitalization of this historic neighborhood, I propose a mixed-use development integrally tied to mass-transportation. By anchoring the block with a contemporary reinterpretation of a public library, the project will acknowledge and address residents’ low academic achievement and lack of workforce skills. The services of the Library will enable residents to join in the prosperity that development brings, while assimilating new higher income residents into the existing community.