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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 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Connected Centers Street Plan

Focus Area: Jade District and Rosewood Neighborhood Centers


A Street Plan for new connections within centers and safe routes from neighboring communities

Over the next 20 years, Portland is projected to add approximately 260,000 new residents and about 140,000 new jobs. The City’s new 2035 Comprehensive Plan directs the bulk of anticipated growth to designated Centers and Corridors. The Connected Centers Street Plan will establish tools for achieving necessary street connectivity to serve these growing centers as future development occurs.

Centers targeted for growth in eastern neighborhoods often suffer from poor multimodal connectivity. This project will develop a future access/circulation plan for the Jade District and Rosewood Neighborhood Centers to improve access and make it easier for residents to reach
local businesses, transit stops, schools and other
neighborhood destinations.

Neighborhood Street Connection                         Planned street circulation in Jade District

New Connections within Centers                               Access to Centers: Powell-Division Portland

                                                                                        Local Action Plan


The Street Plan will:

  •  Study connectivity in the Jade District and Rosewood Neighborhood Centers 

  •  Evaluate opportunities for new street and pathway connections within the two centers

  •  Determine safe routes to the centers from adjacent neighborhoods

  •  Serve as a model for subsequent street plans for other centers citywide

The Portland Bureau of Transportation will coordinate this project with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Better Housing by Design project to revise zoning code development and design standards that shape development in Portland's multi-dwelling zones. These projects aim to enhance development patterns to create more attractive and integrated neighborhoods and community spaces, and to introduce new connections for improved access for walking, bicycling and motor vehicles. Public engagement for both projects will be integrated and carried out to ensure that plans will be specifically tailored to the needs of the community.


  Timeframe Milestones Public Events
  Fall 2016 Background / Existing Conditions Community Workshops
  Winter 2017 Concept Development and Alternatives Analysis Community Workshops and Stakeholder Interviews
  Spring 2017 Street Plan Recommendations Stakeholder Interviews and Combined Working Group
  Summer 2017  Plan Completion  

The Portland Bureau of Transportation will do outreach to those who live and work in these diverse communities. Staff will advertise and hold public events at key milestones, provide project updates and seek public input at community meetings. If you would like to be added to the project email list and stay informed about public events, contact:

Denver Igarta
Senior Planner, Project Manager
Portland Bureau of Transportation

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