More issues emerge for long-delayed ‘midtown’ project in Portland

The Portland City Council will hold a closed-door meeting Monday to discuss a long-delayed plan to build hundreds of residential apartments in Bayside.

The meeting will deal with the “city’s legal rights and duties” regarding the sale of 3½ acres of city-owned land on Somerset Street to Florida-based developer Federated Cos., according to the city’s website.

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City Manager Jon Jennings said Federated Cos. has requested some minor modifications to the sales agreement, but he could not provide specifics because it’s part of a negotiation. If the changes are made, the sale could close by the end of May, he said.

“There’s some cleanup that has to happen with the agreement,” Jennings said. “It’s nothing like a change to the purchase price or anything like that.”

The council could vote on the

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