The official word yesterday that Vestas is moving forward with the 172,000 SF lease of the Meier & Frank building at 1417 NW Everett has put a spring in Portland's step! Urban Works had a front row seat for the carnage left behind by the death of their South Waterfront deal, so we couldn't be happier that the wind turbine company has decided, after some waffling, to make their Portland home a permanent one. It's huge, it's urban and it's green, and, cross your fingers, it's breaking ground in two months! Is this the beginning of more good economic and real estate news for our fair city? It's impossible not to hope so.