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Exciting Growth in Cully!

Cully is a culturally diverse and vibrant neighborhood.  It’s also a hot spot when it comes to real estate!  Our most recent listing in Cully was scooped up quickly –  Look at these before and after shots evidencing the beautiful work of our client, Jim:

Cully is becoming well known for trendy restaurants and shops along NE 42nd Street.

 

But, did you know Cully is going to get a new park?  The park will be located at NE 75th, just north of NE Killingsworth.  Per the Portland Park Foundation’s website, the park will “transform a former landfill into a new 25 acre park for Portland’s most diverse, park-deprived neighborhood. The Cully Park project supports cultural expression, educates youth, restores habitat, provides local green job and business opportunities, and establishes a community-based model for developing green infrastructure.”

The “Living Cully” website reports that “[t]he Cully neighborhood is recognized as the most diverse in Portland, perhaps in the state. Cully and parts of east Portland do not yet enjoy the same access to parks and green spaces as the rest of the city. 60% of residents in the future Thomas Cully Park’s service area are people belonging to traditionally underserved communities, and 45% are considered low income (annual household income of $40,000 or less).”

Thomas Cully Park is expected to include walking paths, an off-leash dog area, restrooms, a playground combining traditional play and nature play elements, overlooks, picnic areas, soccer field, habitat restoration and an Inter-tribal Gathering Garden.

Guess what — parks are not cheap!  The Portland Parks Foundation along with the other stakeholders are in the push to raise the final $1 million needed to finish the park.  Now is the time to get involved and/or donate.  In honor of our Cully buyers and sellers, we (Kari and Erika) have donated to the Cully Park through the Portland Parks Foundation.   We encourage you to do the same!  It’s easy to do:  http://www.portlandpf.org/donate

Portland should be livable and playable for all.  Thanks to all of the people and foundations who are helping to make this park dream come true — Viva la Cully!

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