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Damian Mann


Medford, OR, United States

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Past articles by Damian:

Apartment project on the rise in Medford

A 400-unit apartment complex is under construction next to Northgate Marketplace, a project that will put a significant dent in Medford’s housing shortage. “Our goal is to have the first units availab... → Read More

Housing help in the pipeline

More affordable housing could be on the way next year once a new manufactured home factory seeded by a state grant begins operations. “It will provide some housing for the 2020 wildfire survivors in o... → Read More

More painted columns planned for Medford

Drab columns that support Interstate 5 through Medford will be reimagined with an artist’s touch this summer. The Medford Arts Commission has sent out a request for proposals to create murals on six c... → Read More

Study: Three Medford parks would work for disc golf course

Bear Creek, Donahue-Frohnmayer and Midway parks are the top contenders for a long-awaited disc golf course in Medford. A $15,000 city-commissioned study by Terrain Landscape Architecture that will be ... → Read More

Hearing set for Liberty Park project

A public hearing will be held next week for a proposed apartment building and market redevelopment project in the economically depressed Liberty Park neighborhood. The Medford Urban Renewal Advisory C... → Read More

Medford bike park plans get rolling

A proposed regional bike park along Bear Creek is starting to take shape on a 30-acre property in north Medford. The off-road bike park would offer a number of trails and skill levels on both sides of... → Read More

Medford building projects could spark revitalization

A dozen projects in the pipeline could help transform Medford, create more housing and spark a revitalization of the downtown and surrounding areas. In total, projects now on the drawing board could p... → Read More

Medford council approves tax break for housing project

Medford City Council Thursday night agreed to temporarily eliminate property taxes on a property north of downtown to help secure a $48 million low-income housing project. The proposed four-story comp... → Read More

Police presence will increase downtown

Medford City Council moved Thursday night to increase police presence downtown after businesses pleaded for help with an alarming spike in criminal activity. “I frequently find feces outside our build... → Read More

Medford initiates effort to remove lead from homes

Children exposed to lead-contaminated homes will get relief from a $2.2 million Medford effort to remove the poison. Medford City Council Thursday night approved the program, which will be managed by ... → Read More

Rogue X project gets $3M boost from state

A Medford sports complex hit with cost overruns will receive another $3 million in support from Salem. State Rep. Kim Wallan, R-Medford, helped secure the funding during the short legislative session ... → Read More

Firestorm statue toppled

A proposed statue that ignited community controversy is no longer destined for downtown Medford. Instead a subcommittee is being formed with members of the Downtown Medford Association, Medford Arts C... → Read More

Council green-lights sports park

The Medford City Council has approved a “guaranteed maximum price” for a new sports park and two indoor pools. With Thursday night’s approval in place, Pence Construction hopes to substantially finish... → Read More

Rogue X tops $75 million

The latest cost estimate to build the “Rogue X” sports complex with two pools, a splash pad and an events center is 25% higher than original estimates. The $75,781,036 price tag is $15.18 million more... → Read More

Local economy poised to soar

The Rogue Valley has gone through a rough patch for the past couple of years but is ready to ring in the new year with a surge of economic activity. Pacific Retirement Systems is gearing up to start n... → Read More

Affordable housing effort shifts into high gear

A local company is on track to build a flagship low-income housing project in the Liberty Park neighborhood north of downtown Medford. The Medford Urban Renewal Agency Board gave the green light to be... → Read More

A creek runs through it

For most of Medford’s history, it’s turned its back on Bear Creek. In 2001, the city created the Bear Creek Master Plan, which proposed 66 projects that sought to convert the neglected and polluted wa... → Read More

Homeless center to start next summer

Medford City Council is on track to award a $2 million contract to S&B James Construction to create a centralized, one-stop center for homeless services. At its Thursday night meeting, the council... → Read More

Harry & David hopes for early orders

A supply-chain crunch and a reduced pear crop shouldn’t prevent Harry & David from delivering its famous baskets of goodies in time for the holidays, as long as people order on time. The company ... → Read More

Developers eye low-income housing in Liberty Park

Medford has found two companies competing to build a flagship low-income housing project for the Liberty Park neighborhood. Rubicon Investments of Medford has formed a partnership with Edlen and Comp... → Read More