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The City of Portland worked with the community to develop a green street project on SE Clay Street from the Willamette River to SE 12th Avenue. The SE Clay Green Street Project gives inner east side Portland residents improved and safer connections to the Willamette River, and an urban greenway through the Central Eastside Industrial District.
The project removes stormwater runoff from Portland's combined sewer system while maintaining freight and business activities, enhancing pedestrian and bicycle access to the Willamette River, and improving watershed health.
Environmental Services began construction in August 2013 and completed the project in February 2014.
Environmental Services worked with artist Linda Wysong and the community to develop a design plan that creates a unique identity and recognizes the history of the area. The city held two community involvement events in winter and spring 2010.
In April 2007, a private developer constructed the River East Center at the intersection of SE Clay Street and the Willamette River waterfront. The River East redevelopment is a pedestrian gateway to the Eastbank Esplanade.
In February 2008, the city constructed a green street planter at SE 12th and Clay to provide sustainable stormwater management and enhance the 12th Avenue pedestrian crossing. The city and Portland Community College (PCC) constructed the PCC Stormwater Education Plaza, a sustainable stormwater project at the corner of SE Clay Street and SE Water Avenue.
Contact Debbie Caselton at 503-823-2831.