Environmental Services is designing a project to construct five green street facilities in 2014 on SE Tacoma Street and SE 21st Avenue. Green streets are vegetated planters that collect stormwater runoff from streets and allow water to soak into the ground as soil and plants filter pollutants. The five new green streets will manage stormwater runoff from about half an acre of street surface and will keep polluted stormwater from flowing into Crystal Springs Creek.
The project includes new sidewalks and curbs along SE 21st between Tacoma and Tenino.
The new green streets, sidewalks, curbs and pedestrian crossing will replace some on-street parking in these areas, including along SE 21st Avenue.
Work is tentatively scheduled for fall 2015. A more detailed schedule will be available when the city selects a project contractor.
For More Information
Contact Ronda Fast at 503-823-4921 for information about this project. Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/crystalsprings for information about Crystal Springs Creek restoration projects.Go to www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/414873 for more information about green streets.