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Hollywood District residents plan to protest micro-apartments

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Some residents of Portland’s Hollywood District are planning to protest a micro-apartment building in their neighborhood today.

The group said it wants to chat with commissioner Amanda Fritz either before or after the Veteran’s Day parade.

The four-story building would have 56 units, the largest of which is slightly larger than an average-sized master bedroom, and shared kitchens.

The building doesn’t come with parking, and protesters say micro-apartments work better in larger cities like Seattle or New York – not in their tight little neighborhood.

“For the developer to get in and not be required to have any parking?” said neighbor Sue Ellen Dolan.   “When he may have 56 to 112 tenants living there?  He's just dodging the city code like a ninja.”

Protesters want a public hearing, and for plans to stop immediately.