this article was published in curb cut online mag' on the third of march 2015. please read and share this piece of news. much thanks and appreciation! =)
if you’ve been down to burnside in the past few months, then you’ve seen it first hand: times are changing. parking lot lurkers have been replaced by a huge cement wall—the exterior of a mixed-use high rise going up within feet of the burnside bridge. intense gentrification of the produce row area isn’t burnside’s only problem, though. multnomah county has launched a 20-year plan to retrofit the city’s aging bridges and burnside bridge is on top of that list!
on halloween 2015, burnside skatepark turns a quarter century old. will the park and / or the spirit of burnside survive another 25 years?
- jen sherowski.