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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

Clay Green Street Project Overview

SE Clay Green Street

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 goal was to remove stormwater runoff from city sewers, maintain freight and business activities, enhance pedestrian and bicycle access to the Willamette River, and improve watershed health. goals.

Environmental Services began construction in August 2013 and completed the project in February 2014.

Clay Green Street Project map

Community Design Plan

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 for the route along SE Clay Street from SE Water Avenue to SE 12th. The city held two community involvement events in winter and spring 2010.

Early Action Projects

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 at SE 12th and Clay to provide sustainable stormwater management and enhance the 12th Avenue pedestrian crossing. The city and Portland Community College (PCC) installed a sustainable stormwater project at the corner of SE Clay Street and SE Water Avenue.

For More Information

Contact Debbie Caselton at 503-823-2831.