The Portland Bureau of Transportation engaged 200+ Portlanders at three open houses on 13 projects in spring 2020.
2020 Central City in Motion Open Houses
Thanks for joining us in spring for our CCIM Open Houses!
In spring 2020, the Portland Bureau of Transportation hosted a series of three open houses. Focused on Central City in Motion projects, the open houses featured 13 capital improvement projects and initiatives. SE Hawthorne/Madison, MLK/Grand, and SW Jefferson generated the most comments from the public.
Open Houses were hosted at local businesses and institutions in the Central City, including the University of Oregon’s White Stag building in Old Town (February 18, 2020), Revolution Hall in SE (February 26, 2020), and the Portland Building in downtown in partnership with the Portland Business Alliance and Business for a Better Portland (March 4, 2020). PBOT promoted the events with door-to-door outreach to businesses along four project corridors (Broadway, Hawthorne, MLK/Grand and NW Park Blocks). In addition, PBOT notified over 22,000 business owners, property owners, and residents via mailers and email, and promoted the events on PBOT’s social media pages. The Portland Business Alliance and Business for a Better Portland shared invitations as well.
PBOT staff engaged over 200 Portlanders at the open houses and engaged several thousands through event promotion. By far, open house attendees were those who work (67%), shop (64%), and live (44%) in the Central City. Several noted that they also went to the Central City for entertainment and to attend church.