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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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West Burnside Enhanced Existing Plan (WBEEP), 2009

UDS staff helped to develop a street improvement plan for West Burnside. Staff produced concepts for traffic testing and analysis, developed analysis maps and graphics, and helped to develop and refine design alternatives at intersections.

North Pearl District Plan, 2008

With Central City staff, the UDS developed new urban design concepts and a new street hierarchy for the north Pearl District. UDS staff also helped host a design charrette with city representatives, stakeholders and neighborhood representatives.

North Interstate Corridor Plan, 2008

UDS helped develop a corridor-wide urban design concept, district diagrams, and a new set of design character statements for incorporation in the Community Design Guidelines document.

Central Portland Plan Urban Design Assessment, 2007

This report discusses how urban form, quality, and identity can and should develop in the Central City. It provides a set of qualitative and quantitative references for Design Central City and future urban design work for the Central City 2035 Plan.

122nd Avenue Station Area Study, 2006

UDS staff worked with planning staff and a consultant team on re-crafting existing regulations to improve the “sense of place” at and around the MAX light rail station at 122nd Avenue and E Burnside.

Centennial Mills Framework Plan, 2006

UDS staff helped to guide multiple Pearl District stakeholders, advocates, design professionals and a consultant team to help identify and describe the key objectives for redevelopment of the Centennial Mills site.

Gateway Planning Regulations Project, 2004

Comprehensive update of regulatory framework for the Gateway Regional Center in East Portland. UDS staff helped develop and refine urban design concepts, open space strategies and connectivity systems.

Portland Transit Mall Urban Design Analysis & Vision, 2004

UDS worked with BPS, Bureau of Transportation and TriMet staff to examine conditions along SW 5th and 6th Avenues to propose a new urban design vision of “urban rooms.” The analysis made recommendations for redevelopment projects at the station areas.

Park Avenue Vision

UDS staff prepared an urban design concept report for the park blocks between SW Salmon and W Burnside. The report described a vision for the streetscape and park (Director and O’Bryant) linking the South and North Park Blocks through downtown.

South Waterfront Plan, 2002

UDS staff developed numerous urban design concepts, street grid layouts, urban form and massing studies for the (then largely vacant) 140-acre waterfront site.