Street car property assessments (update)

An article in the July 6 issue of The Oregonian discusses how property owners near the Street Car will have to pay assessments to help cover the cost of the east side extension.

The article mentioned how much longtime Eliot resident Pauline Bradford will have to pay, and might leave some with the impression that all property owners near the line will be charged.

Not true!

Street Car spokesman Rick Gustafson confirmed that people who own and live in residentially zoned property are exempt. Landlords who own residential property will have to pay. Commercial property owners will have to pay. Pauline has to pay because her property is not zoned residential.

Fortunately, she did not seem at all upset.

The street car will skirt the southern border of Eliot. The assessment area reaches north to San Rafael Street.

Here’s a map of the route.