Neighbors and fans of beloved garden center balk, want owners to provide community benefits.
Southeast Powell Boulevard is seeing a lot of changes.
Beloved local bowling alley AMF Pro 300 saw its last open bowl Sept. 17, and will make way for a Target store.
Now, 61-year-old local garden shop Dennis' 7 Dees Garden Center, 6025 S.E. Powell Blvd., will be wiped out for a massive, three-story 900-unit self-storage facility.
The owners, 3 Dees Holdings LLC, is in the process of selling the land to Texas investment company Leon Capital Group. The $7.4 million self-storage facility would span 1.56 acres.
Some neighbors have criticized of the development, saying the storage unit would stick out like a sore thumb along bustling Southeast Powell Boulevard, which is lined mainly with storefront businesses, restaurants and schools. [Read more from the Portland Tribune