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What are Centers and Corridors?

The City’s new Comprehensive Plan proposes to focus future growth in mixed use Centers and Corridors, which will serve as the anchors of convenient, walkable neighborhoods. Learn more about the Comprehensive Plan.

Centers are compact, walkable and pedestrian-oriented urban places that are a focus for community activity, commercial services and housing. They are connected to public transit and active transportation networks. Examples include the St. Johns, Hollywood and Hillsdale town centers; and the smaller Woodstock and Multnomah Village neighborhood centers.

Corridors, like centers, are areas where Portland will grow and change over the next 25 years. They are busy, active streets with redevelopment potential. While corridors may extend for several miles, locations along corridors that are places of more focused activity are considered to be centers (such as the Hollywood, Roseway and Parkrose centers along the lengthy Sandy Boulevard corridor).