Burnside Bridgehead On Verge Of First Project

"The Convention Plaza Building, at 123 N.E. Third Ave., is the subject of a Disposition and Development Agreement between the Portland Development Commission and Beam Development. The building would be the first project to move forward in the five-block redevelopment area in Portland’s central eastside."

"“Everyone who’s looked at the Burnside Bridgehead project before us has suggested demolishing it,” said Jonathan Malsin, director of operations at Beam. “So the first thing we did in the framework process was a reuse analysis, because we wanted to see if this thing was worth restoring.""