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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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SW Naito Parkway Main Street


 Mock-up of South Portland Development

Project Description

Reconfiguring the Ross Island Bridgehead  is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reconnect a part of South Portland with improvements to SW Naito Parkway and land uses that contribute to a healthy connected community while also supporting Portland’s first historic district. This project will not only improve connections for regional commuters and reduce cut-through traffic but will also open up publicly owned land for development of much needed housing. Redirection of traffic and improved pedestrian and bicycle connections will allow residents to safely reach currently inaccessible parts of their neighborhood and rebuild local street connections between South Portland neighborhoods.

Overview sketch of Ross Island Bridgehead

Possible design of Ross Island Bridgehead

Harmful impacts from past auto infrastructure projects, land use regulations, urban renewal, and real estate practices shaped the growth in South Portland for generations. In an effort to remedy some of the harm done, the City is committed to ensure new transportation infrastructure, land use plans, and housing investments redress these past harms to low-income people and communities of color. 

This project will fit in alongside two other major planning projects taking place in this area: Updates for the South Portland Historic District Guidelines and the SW Corridor proposed light rail (MAX) line/station on Barbur Blvd. 

This project is a partnership between the Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS). To learn more about this project and other planning projects in South Portland, please visit the BPS website here.


Project Manager Contact Information:

Patrick Sweeney




2/25/2020 Display Boards

Horizontal Boards

02/25/2020 Display Boards 2

Vertical Boards

02/25/2020 Presentation

Second Open House Presentation

Feb 25 Open House Summary

Second Open House Summary

Naito Nov. 20th Meeting Flyer

Flyer for the November 20th, 2019 Meeting