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Portland: Neighborhood Has High Hopes for Development

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Daily Journal of Commerce

The Lents neighborhood in Southeast Portland has a lot riding on the new MAX green line.

One- and two-story buildings dot Lents' barren streets. Some residential side streets aren't even paved. The neighborhood, which has a median income among the lowest in the city, has for years needed considerable redevelopment, said Jess Laventall, president of the Lents Neighborhood Association.

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