Following mass protests from the Pacific Northwest pulp and paper industry and hipsters with bands who ride fixies — plus *significant* outcry from CHS readers — the developers behind the Legacy Pine project set to transform the auto row-era home of Value Village, The Stranger and, soon, Big Fun into a preservation-focused office and retail development have canceled a key design meeting scheduled for this week.
The people have spoken.
We honestly don’t know why — yet — but a spokesperson for the developer confirmed Wednesday’s “early design guidance” meeting has been canceled and promised more information in “a few days.”
While most respondents in a survey CHS ran last week about the early concept for the development were positive about the design, a handful of land use and development advocates we spoke to about the plan said they were surprised the early vision didn’t do more to preserve the auto row-era buildings once home to REI’s original flagship store.
We’ll update when we know more but in the meantime, hipsters with bands, you can call off your protest and cancel your plans to get married.
UPDATE: No additional details about the decision to cancel but we’re told the developers have arranged a presentation of their plan for a meeting of the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council next Tuesday. You can learn more about the council and find out about attending on the PPUNC Facebook page.