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Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1302
Portland, OR 97204

Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator

503-823-5593

Marlo Medellin, Project Manager

503-823-5581

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Multnomah Arts Center

  • Cottages at MAC

  • Multnomah Arts Center

 

Project Update - September 2019

Construction for seismic improvements at Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) is now completed. Construction to provide ADA access to the cottages at MAC will start the week of September 16, 2019, with expected completion in December 2019. 

Classes in the cottages during November and December are scheduled to run. Starting January 2020, all programming at MAC will be fully accessible. During construction, MAC’s lower west parking lot will initially be closed to the public. We apologize for this inconvenience, but it will allow the pavement demolition and concrete work to occur safely and efficiently. We aim to reopen the parking lot once construction allows.


Project Overview

Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) will receive seismic and ADA improvements. In order to make the best use of these limited funds, feasibility studies were completed in Phase 1 of the Bond to help define the scope of work for the two projects. In Phase 2, design and construction on these improvements will be completed.

Seismic improvements were focused on creating conditions for safe egress in the event of seismic activity. Work included installing bracing in the roof, replacing skylights, and rebuilding one wall of the auditorium.

ADA improvements will improve access to the cottages at MAC, which are used by PP&R for community arts classes and other programs.


Project Manager
Marlo Medellin, marlo.medellin@portlandoregon.gov, (503) 823-5581

Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer, maija.spencer@portlandoregon.gov, (503) 823-5593


Project Timeline

Seismic Improvements

  • Summer 2017 - Winter 2017/18: Design Development
  • Winter 2017/18 - Spring 2018: Construction Documents
  • Summer 2018 - Winter 2018/19:  Permitting and Bidding
  • December 2018 - April 2019: Construction

ADA Improvements

  • Winter 2017/18 - Spring 2018: Design Development
  • Summer 2018 - Fall 2018: Construction Documents
  • Winter 2018/19 - Summer 2019:  Permitting and Bidding
  • September 2019 - December 2019: Construction

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