Portland’s Economic Development Committee is recommending that the city sell four parcels in the West Bayside neighborhood for nearly $4 million.
The committee voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the land sales, which could potentially create more than 100 units of housing in Bayside and neighboring Parkside.
The committee’s recommendation will go to the full City Council as the city continues to experience a shortage of housing, including affordable housing, and as the neighborhood struggles with issues associated with a high concentration of social service providers and homeless people.
City Councilor David Brenerman, who leads the committee, said Wednesday that the committee approved the agreements with only minor amendments to ensure that the final projects reflect the original proposals. Those amendments still need the approval of the buyers before the land sales go to the council for approval, which could happen in October.
“If there are any problems, we will table it when we