Kehoe family donates forestland slated for development
Nature lovers will soon have more urban forest to explore in Northwest Portland, now that 22 acres of undeveloped land have been donated by a local real estate investor.
Portland Audubon's Wildlife Sanctuary is now a 172-acre forest refuge.
That's after Marty Kehoe and his family decided to donate Pittock Place — a 22-acre plot of land that borders Forest Park.
"As a family, we talked a lot about this" said Marty Kehoe in a press release statement. "We loved the property and felt that it would make a wonderful gift – not only to the Portland Audubon, but as a permanent gift to the whole city."
The undeveloped land is worth an estimated $14 million and was slated for the development of 32 multimillion-dollar homes. The Kehoe's only request for the donation was for the remaining mortgage of the property be paid off.
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