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Lloyd District

Photo of Lloyd districtThe Lloyd district is characterized by a number of large region-serving facilities, including the Moda Center, Oregon Convention Center and the Lloyd Center shopping mall, as well as a concentration of large office buildings and neighborhood-serving retail on the eastern portion of NE Broadway.

The Lloyd district has been the focus of a number of planning efforts in the past few decades, many seeking to build on the district’s existing assets, such as its regional transportation connections and concentration of regionally significant event facilities.

The Lloyd district has also been identified as an “EcoDistrict,” with a focus on equitable, sustainable, and resilient urban regeneration. The district contains an enormous amount of development potential and unique opportunities for placemaking. As the district redevelops, there will also be opportunities to integrate nature into a densely developed urban area and to become a model of sustainable urban development.

2035 Vision

Lloyd is an intensely urban eastside center of the Central City with regional attractions and high quality multi-modal infrastructure, including several light rail and bus lines that converge at the Rose Quarter Transit Center. It is one of the most vital and livable districts in the Central City, with a strong employment base, successful residential communities with market rate and affordable housing options, as well as a variety of amenities.

The district is a model of sustainability and resilience, complete with well-designed open spaces, streets, and high-performance green buildings and infrastructure.

2035 Vision 3D Map

Between 2010 and 2035, Lloyd is expected to grow by 8,000 households and 9,000 jobs, for a total of 9,000 households and 25,800 jobs. This rendering illustrates a possible development scenario approximating future growth. The arrows illustrate a potential “Green Loop” alignment and key flexible street connections leading to the river and adjacent neighborhoods.

Key Elements

  • Create an east-west open space spine
  • Promote high-density mixed-use development and supportive amenities in the core
  • Encourage sustainable development including green buildings, green infrastructure and habitat enhancement
  • Support the development of unique gateways into and out of the district

Urban Design Concept

Lloyd Urban Design ConceptLloyd is a high-density, mixed-use area with well-established office and entertainment functions and a growing residential community. Attractions include the Rose Quarter, Oregon Convention Center and Lloyd Center Mall.

Key intersections and gateways are identified circling the district, with several located on the NE Broadway/Weidler street corridor and others along N Interstate Avenue and NE Lloyd Boulevard.

The diagram incorporates design concepts for a new freeway interchange at Broadway/Weidler, as well as several potential new open spaces throughout the district, including a string of desired parks roughly along NE Clackamas Street.

The concept diagram also highlights the desired retail/commercial character of NE Broadway, MLK Boulevard and Grand Avenue; the desired boulevard character of NE Weidler Street, N Interstate Avenue, NE Wheeler and 15th avenues and NE Lloyd Boulevard; and a system of flexible connections on NE Clackamas Street, NE 2nd, 6th and 12th avenues, with a potential Green Loop alignment along 6th/7th and Clackamas.

View full-size maps in the PDF version of the Central City Districts.

Read about the Goals and Policies in the Draft Plan that will help with implementing the 2035 Vision and Urban Design Concept.