Council gives Pearl District tower second chance

The Fremont Place Apartments proposed for the Pearl District.

Over the strong objections of commissioners Amanda Fritz and Dan Saltzman, the other three members of the City Council reversed themselves on Wednesday and voted to reconsider a controversial proposed Pearl District development project they had all tentatively blocked last month.

Commissioners Chloe Eudaly and Nick Fish voted to support a motion by Mayor Ted Wheeler to reconsider the unanimous vote that tentative upheld the appeal of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association against the Fremont Place Apartments near the Willamette River at 1650 N.W. Parkway.