Currently our land is in “bad shape” we need a partner that can see though all the dismantled buildings and see that there is a good solid structure underneath. With some time and elbow grease this place could thrive as a destination place for the community. This would be a unique partnership, something that would require a site visit, a cup of coffee and an open mind to really see what could come of this place.
Milwaukie is an up an coming neighborhood that is seeing an increase in home sales and the addition of light rail (completion Sept 2015). I would like to see our land used as a CSA or and extension of a current CSA. We would be looking for a partner that has experience running these types of operations, or someone who would want to run a CSA though the use of our land. Other ideas for land use are welcome. We are located less that a mile from the Milwaukie Farmers Market and could really be a destination farm for the entire Milwaukie, Oak Grove, Sellwood, Moreland and Inner SE Portland Areas.
Long term goals depend on how the short term goals pan out 🙂
Our property is a long narrow stretch of 5 acres that is currently mixed use. The front portion of the property located on Lake rd, is where we run a long time family floral shop and nursery. The back portion of our property runs along Kellogg creek and is where our homes are situated.
This leaves the middle portion of our property where there are currently (but in poor shape) two large green houses. We at one time were a large scale wholesale nursery operation that produced bedding plants, Easter lilies and poinsettias along with a plethora of vegetables. With the rising cost of heat and a declining economy the nursery portion of our business fizzled out. We still grow and sell your typical Oregon vegetables and color spots to sell in our nursery.
This is predominately green house space, with the possibility of some open farm land. We have an irrigation well on our property that feeds from Kellogg Creek with irrigation lines that runs throughout the property and green houses. A combination of Well water and city water is what we currently use to irrigate, with more emphasis on the Well water. We currently heat one field house with a wood stove because of the cost of Natural Gas, but natural gas heat is an option.
The entire five acres contains three homes, a large shop, two large field houses a soil shedd/equipment space and a retail store.
Not really any farming equipment at this point in time
We are smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood that is currently a zone 3 (i believe) residential. We are "grandfathered" in as a commercial zone.
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