Landowners whose holdings are being eyed for a new Portland Beavers ballpark say they're not interested in selling, but that's not stopping the city from looking at condemnation proceedings.
Landowners whose holdings are being eyed for a new Portland Beavers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) ballpark say they're not interested in selling, but that's not stopping the city from looking at condemnation proceedings.
An area near the old Westgate Theater is under consideration as a ballpark site, and a half-dozen landowners were notified their property values would be evaluated by the city as a result.
That's causing some controversy in Beaverton: two members of the city council they'll oppose any attempt to take land via eminent domain — even at fair-market prices — and landowners say they'll fight any proceedings.
The Beavers are on the lookout for a new ballpark; the current plan has their home, PGE Park, converted to a soccer-only facility in the future.
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