Updated: June 13, 2017
Construction is complete on an Environmental Services project to install green street project along NW Front Avenue near NW 26th Drive to manage stormwater runoff. The three green streets constructed will help to remove suspended sediments and slow the flow of stormwater into the adjacent city storm system. Green streets also add green space to neighborhoods.
Environmental Services uses green streets throughout the city to help manage stormwater and protect water quality in our rivers and streams. This project will manage stormwater runoff from the public right-of-way in areas with surrounding industrial uses.
The planters are designed to collect stormwater runoff from the adjacent right-of-way into vegetated planters. This will allow it to slow and settle, removing suspended sediments before it is discharged to the storm system.
Construction began March 2017 and completed May 20127.
More information about green streets can be found on our Sustainable Stormwater page, here: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/sustainablestormwater.
Thank you for your interest in this important stormwater management project.