Wednesday, December 03, 2008

natural capital center: portland oregon

After a century of service as a warehouse for the goods of the industrial economy, the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center has been revitalized by Eco Trust as a marketplace that fosters the ideas, goods, and services of a conservation economy.

Accessible by Portland Streetcar (NW 10th and Johnson stop), by bicycle (generous outdoor parking spaces), by bus, on foot and with limited car parking, the Center is located in Portland's Pearl District on Northwest 10th and Irving streets. A former industrial area, the Pearl District is a fast-growing mixed-used neighborhood of converted warehouses, shops, galleries and new housing.

The Center has been acclaimed by civic leaders and has already gained recognition as an important contribution to the city's landscape, a unique blend of environmental innovation and historic restoration.

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1 Comments:

Blogger The Telegraph said...

Wow, this center sounds really neat. Thanks for the heads up! I wonder if this can be done in other cities?

Emily
http://traveltelegraph.blogspot.com/

3:37 PM  

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