Two developers submitted responses to the city of Troutdale's RFQ for its urban renewal district. They are CenterCal Properties and William and Dames Development. I haven't looked at the actual RFQ responses, but the Mrs. (she's on the urban renewal advisory committee) mentioned to me that the Williams and Dame submittal included a streetcar as something Troutdale might enjoy as part of its Riverfront Renewal Project.
A streetcar in Troutdale. Hmm. I just hope it has nothing to do with recycled 737 airframes.
Seriously, I don't see any demand for a streetcar in Troutdale. The city certainly isn't in a financial position to construct or operate something like this. (However, Metro does want to run light rail out to Mt. Hood Community College).
Want to know more about the proposals by the two developers? Troutdale's riverfront renewal advisory committee will be meeting at the city conference building Monday, March 17 at 6:30pm, 223 S. Buxton, Troutdale. The committee will interview representatives of the developers regarding their proposals. The public is welcome.