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Today in Council, our stellar Parks team briefed the Council on the South Waterfront Greenway project and received authorization to move forward with the next phase of the project.
In 2003, the Council set an ambitious vision for the Greenway, directing that it:
Since then, Portland Parks & Recreation has developed a plan for the 1.2-mile middle section of the Greenway, leading a team that includes the Portland Development Commission, City bureaus, property owners, neighbors, advocates, and more.
The South Waterfront District community is growing - 2,000 residents already call the neighborhood home.
A world-class Greenway with cutting-edge bio-engineered fish habitat is the next step.
The project has faced challenges, but the team has worked creatively and collaboratively to address them.
This year, we'll move forward with these steps:
Next year, we'll begin construction.
The vision for this project calls for a highly urbanized community that's well-integrated with the natural environment and a design that complements our very dynamic river.
It's a unique and ambitious goal, and not without significant risks.