From Slum Town to Uptown: Tualatin in the 1990’s


When Tualatin’s first City manager, Yvonne Saarinen Addington was looking to start an Urban Renewal district to help fund the downtown area, she was told “first, you’ve got to have “blight.” The man pulled back the curtains and said “My God, do you have blight!”

Slum town to up town

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