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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Background

Map of Jade District and Rosewood Neighborhoods

Connected Centers Street Plan

Focus Area: Jade District and Rosewood Neighborhood Centers

 

A Street Plan for new connections within centers and safe routes from neighboring communities

Over the next 20 years, Portland is projected to add approximately 260,000 new residents and about 140,000 new jobs. The City’s new 2035 Comprehensive Plan directs the bulk of anticipated growth to designated Centers and Corridors. The Connected Centers Street Plan will establish tools for achieving necessary street connectivity to serve these growing centers as future development occurs.


Centers targeted for additional density in East Portland often suffer from poor multimodal connectivity. This project will develop a future access/circulation plan for the Jade District and Rosewood Neighborhood Centers to improve access and make it easier for residents to reach
local businesses, transit stops, schools and other
neighborhood destinations.

Example of multi-dwelling residential development with internal street connection                Planned street circulation in Jade District

New Connections within Centers                                                            Powell-Division Portland Local Action Plan

The Street Plan will:

  •  Study connectivity in the Jade District and Rosewood Neighborhood Centers in East Portland
  •  Evaluate opportunities for new street and pathway connections within the two centers
  •  Determine safe routes to the centers from adjacent neighborhoods
  •  Serve as a model for subsequent street plans for other centers citywide

The Portland Bureau of Transportation will coordinate this project with a Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) project to study multi-dwelling residential developments that meet the needs of residents and the broader community. These projects aim to enhance development patterns to create more attractive and integrated neighborhoods and community spaces, and to introduce new connections for improved access for walking, bicycling and motor vehicles. Public engagement for both projects will be integrated and carried out to ensure that plans will be specifically tailored to the needs of the community.

  Timeframe Milestones Public Events
  Fall 2016 Background / Existing Conditions Walks with Stakeholders
  Winter 2017 Concept Development and Alternatives Analysis Community Workshops and Stakeholder Interviews
  Spring 2017 Street Plan Recommendations Community Workshops 
  Summer 2017  Plan Completion  

The Portland Bureau of Transportation will do outreach to those who live and work in these diverse communities. Staff will advertise and hold public events at key milestones, provide project updates and seek public input at community meetings. If you would like to be added to the project email list and stay informed about public events, contact: denver.igarta@portlandoregon.gov

Denver Igarta
Senior Planner, Project Manager
Portland Bureau of Transportation
503-823-1088
denver.igarta@portlandoregon.gov

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