« Visiting Legacy Emanuel Medical Center's new Randall Children's Hospital | Main | Mark Rothko, Oregon skies, and staying or going »


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Fred Leeson

Those of us in the preservation community are well-aware of the value of older buildings as business incubators. Adaptive re-use is vital to preservation and preservation is vital to the economy. The same phenomenon is apparent in the retail world in any number of thriving neighborhood commercial districts. There are far fewer local businesses in the big shopping malls and downtown centers because the rents are too high for small businesses.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Lead Sponsors


Portland Architecture on Facebook

More writing from Brian Libby


  • StatCounter
Blog powered by Typepad

Paperblogs Network

Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics

Awards & Honors