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Albina Vision image courtesy of Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 23 May 2019

This week the Albina Vision Trust announced it has been awarded a two-year Meyer Memorial Trust grant of $350,250 to increase Albina Vision’s capacity and help move the vision of a new Albina neighborhood forward.

Albina Vision, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, was founded in 2017 to steward a vision for the creation of a new inclusive and affordable neighborhood in the former lower Albina neighborhood, which housed Portland’s largest African American community, was destroyed by a series of urban renewal projects during the 1940s, 50s and 60s that included the Memorial Coliseum and the Interstate 5 freeway. 

Beginning in 2015, a group of citizens and community leaders representing a wide range of interests started building a bold redevelopment vision for the area, which includes the Rose Quarter district. The organization is guided by a five-person board that devotes many hours each week to re-envisioning an inclusive future for the neighborhood.

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