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PCC students step up during busy school year to help remove graffiti
Photos and Story by Christine Egan
Over the Memorial Day weekend, the building across the street from the Student Commons at the Southeast Campus was tagged with graffiti along SE 82nd Avenue. Even during the busy academic month, student leaders with ASPCC jumped into action to assist Jade District staff remove the graffiti a day later. The students included Tai Pham, Ben Beiser, Blake Dressel, Miranda Kuntz and LiShao Chen.
This building and the southwest corner of the intersection of SE Division Street and 82nd Avenue is a key site in the community visioning led by the Jade District, a Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative urban renewal area. It was purchased by Metro Regional Services last January to support the future Powell-Division Bus Rapid Transit alignment.
Metro is planning to solicit development proposals for the property in the next 18 to 24 months. In the meantime, the agency partnered with the Jade District and APANO to temporarily lease the space for use as a community meeting center.