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The cZone: Portland Oregon Updated

The cZone Concept of Green Produce Store in New Chinatown-Japantown Historical Neighborhood, Portland, Oregon
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Ruth Ann Barrett

on 29 October 2014

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Transcript of The cZone: Portland Oregon Updated

Refuge Garden Programs

We provide marketing support for new and refugee farmers.
This effort is designed to help growers reach
profitable direct market outlets
like farmers markets and restaurants. Produce is available for purchase in the summer and fall on Wednesdays at the Shermaski Farmers Market and Saturdays at the Portland State University Farmers Market.
Direct Market Outlet
Chinese style fresh produce market in a zone within the New Chinese-Japanese Historical District of Old Town-Chinatown.
Residents and Employees



Prosperity
Planet
Local, farm fresh food
Short Walks
People
Economic Development
Builds on People in Place
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Sustainability
Cultural Diversity
Historic Preservation
Community Building


Prospective Sponsors
Concept
NW Portland's
OldTown/Chinatown

Funding
Community Livability Grant (CLG) Program
In-kind contributions
Non-profit Sponsoring Organizations
Property Owner(s)
Strategic
Major Apartment Building and
Co-op with hundreds of mixed income
residents.
New Health Department
Hundreds of Employees
The
c
Zone

Structures
Portland Development Commission
Hundred Employees

New Chinatown-
Japantown Historical
District
Ruth Ann Barrett
Sustainability Advocate
Resident and Business Owner
Flanders and 4th Ave.
415-377-1835

Non-profit leadership with business
acumen and a development focus
The
c
Zone is a place defined by three major buildings: the planned Multnomah County Health Department and two nearby buildings in the
New Chinese Japanese Historical District
- the Pacific Tower Apartments and the Portland Development Commission.

It represents a cluster of residents and employees with common needs.
Comments Invited
The
c
Zone

Not a fresh
c
arrot in the district.
Basic services deprived neighborhood.
Fresh food desert.
=
= customers 4
Employees &
Residents
Store fronts in historical district abound presenting possibilities for Chinese style Green Grocer.

Whidden Lewis Building
In late summer 2014, the PDC set aside $500,000 to help owners assess their buildings for potential seismic upgrades. They will award $5 million for actual upgrades as a demonstration project with the Bureau of Emergency Management and Bureau of Development Services.
The only candidate in the C-zone is the Whidden Lewis Building.
September 2015
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