Terminal 1 controversy continues

A Multnomah County judge could decide the monthly lease payments for Terminal 1, where a majority of the City Council wants to open a homeless shelter.

The controversy over the City Council's decision to open a temporary — and perhaps permanent — homeless facility at Terminal 1 has only increased in recent days.

Commissioner Nick Fish, who oversees the bureau that owns the property, tells the Portland Tribune he might not approve the lease authorized by the City Council for the project. Fish says the 14-acre parcel at 2400 N.W. Front Ave. is worth far more than the $10,000 a month the council directed the Portland Housing Bureau to pay for it on Aug. 10.