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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Spaces to Places

Spaces to Places

Turn an underutilized or underdeveloped space of public right-of-way into places where people want to gather and return.  Spaces to Places projects beautify, re-purpose, and energize public spaces into socially and culturally important site.

Spaces to Places Guidelines

Spaces to Places projects should be designed to be long-term projects.  These projects may occur on any street type that is adjacent to or in close proximity to a partnering business, residence, or organization.  

A Spaces to Places project must be open to the public, and it must allow pedestrian and bicycle access.

Other design and maintenance considerations include but are not limited to:

  • Emergency vehicle access
  • It must not obstruct access to emergency resources such as fire hydrants
  • Maintained and cleaned 
  • Full review by the City Traffic Engineer

 

Community Toolkit

Visit our Community Toolkit page for granting and community resources to help you launch your project!