Portland scraps 1 homeless village site due to flood plain

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PORTLAND (AP) — Portland city leaders who last week announced several sites where they plan to build villages for those experiencing homelessness now say one will be scrapped because it sits on a flood plain.

The lot is not far from the Springwater Corridor at the bottom of a large hill and next to wetlands.

KGW-TV reports the city admits no one checked to see if the lot was in a flood plain before publicly announcing it as a site for Safe Rest Villages.

Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan who announced the sites last week declined to talk to TV reporters Wednesday and in a statement said he was disappointed and in a statement said he was disappointed and moving on.

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