Congressman Blumenauer met with Jay Zidell and his development team for an update on their South Waterfront Brownfield Clean Up Project. The company is nearing completion of 43 acres of restoration, largely by removing contamination caused by years of ship building/ship breaking activities that left the property unusable. The site is adjacent to the Portland Milwaukie light rail bridge (under construction) with access to the Portland Streetcar and the tram, making it a good location for new development once the cleanup is completed.
"I am extremely pleased to see the environmental cleanup that has taken place at this site," said Blumenauer. "The habitat improvements will make eventual development more fish and wildlife friendly, and serve as a model for sustainable development in the future."