Workforce Housing

250-unit workforce housing development in Ashland moving forward

April 4, 2021

Bob Kendrick, an Ashland developer is moving forward with his “Grand Terrace” project that he has been working on for 7 years.  The 17 acre site on the north end of Ashland will have 12 buildings when complete. He plans on building 4 at a time.  Each building will contain 21 One bedroom units of…

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Fire Victim Housing : A progress report

April 4, 2021

By Jim Teece Publisher – Southern Oregon Business Journal It has been nearly seven months since the wildfires of 2020 devastated Oregon with over 2,500 homes lost just in Southern Oregon. I noticed that the FEMA  trailers that were parked at the Jackson County Expo, that have been there for months waiting for spots to…

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People’s Bank built a new mixed-use building in Klamath Falls with a Branch and Workforce Housing

April 4, 2021

I sat down with Steve Erb, Chief Strategy Officer of People’s Bank to talk about the new mixed-use bank building he just oversaw the construction of in Klamath Falls. It’s the first mixed-use building the bank has built and might become a blueprint for future branches.  The bank occupies the entire first floor of the…

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Who Benefits from the Housing Market?

April 4, 2021

By Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis oregoneconomicanalysis.com One of the darker, underlying currents to the housing discussion is something along the lines that it’s the builders and developers who benefit the most, often described as exploiting or eroding our livability and quality of life. Usually this is couched in, shall we say, more…

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