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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Project Overview

Updated March 9, 2018

Environmental Services will begin building your 53 new green street planters in the Argay Terrace Neighborhood in January 2018. The project also includes moving some water pipes, replacing some stormwater inlets and re-constructing some intersection sidewalks and ADA ramps.

When it rains in this neighborhood, water flows over streets, drains into the stormwater system and flows to the Columbia Slough, carrying pollution with it. The green street planters are built next to sidewalks to clean and filter the stormwater before it enters the slough to protect water quality, reduce the risk of basement backups, and help control stormwater runoff during heavy rain events.