Helen Silvis of The Skanner has an update on Teressa Raiford’s activity to save the long-standing building at 3962 NE MLK from demolition, and keeping it active as a true resource for the community.
“A corner lot on Northeast Martin Luther King Boulevard at Shaver St. is on track to become a soul food cart court and an education center where youth can learn about Black History.”
Teressa has been working to complete a plan for the building’s future as a community hub:
[T]he building is set to be renovated and renamed the Community Unity Resource Building. Under the guidance of Maija Anderson, head of historic collections and archives at OHSU, the building will house an archive of the site project as an example of historic preservation.
Soul food – Christopher’s specialty in the building’s most recent commercial use – will be part of the project:
The vision is to install a green, sustainable soul food cart court next to the Community Unity Resource Building. Livermore architects have volunteered to work on the design, which will include shrubs and greenery to shield the eating and meeting area from busy Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.