Colliers International approached Concordia Neighborhood Association (CNA) recently. That agency is assisting the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) to sell the Concordia University property.
Colliers provided an update on the sale.
“During our conversation, it was expressed that Colliers and the LCEF would like to maintain a good working relationship with the neighborhood,” reported Astrid Furstner, CNA chair. “To that end, Colliers will endeavor to share as much information regarding the sale that is possible barring any confidentiality issues.”
The ultimate goal is to sell the property to another college or university that may allow the continued unique benefits that are available to the Concordia neighborhood now, such as the library and certain other special partnerships that were in place.
“It is currently Colliers’ and LCEF’s wish to work with the Concordia neighborhood going forward,” Astrid explained.
“Colliers and LCEF have been informed, from our February 2020 general meeting, about a few of the top issues of concern regarding the property.”
- Continued property maintenance
- Disposition of the sale of the property
- Homeless/houseless situation
- Relationship with Faubion School
“Colliers reports that they are still working through the nuances regarding the maintenance and security staffing of the campus, and will endeavor to keep the Concordia neighbors apprised of the activities going forward to the degree that they are able to,” Astrid said.
“In the meantime, I invite you all to share your specific concerns by emailing me,” she added. “I will gather your concerns and provide them to Colliers as we work forward on this issue.”
Astrid’s email address is at Chair@ConcordiaPDX.org.