On April 22, 2020, City Council adopted updates to the River District Right of Way Standards (Ordinance No. 189932).
The River District Right-of-Way Standards establishes a common understanding of the improvements required in the River District’s public rights-of-way. Both private and public street improvements are subject to this document and approval by the City Engineer.
Summary of Changes
Proposed changes to the River District Right-of-Way Standards include:
- Classification of Johnson St as a special street with level-surface plaza-like design between Park & 8th Ave
- Classification of Park Ave as a special street with level-surface plaza-like design.
- Classification of the Green Loop path traveling from the Broadway Bridge predominantly along NW Park Ave.
- New guidance to support the future design of NW Johnson St and NW Park Ave as special function plaza-like streets.
- Expanded guidance on bicycle facilities to include Protected Bike Lanes; Neighborhood Greenways; Bicycle Parking Corrals
- Expanded guidance on transit facilities to include Transit Only Lanes; Business Access and Transit lanes and Transit Stops with Bikeways.
- New guidance on the Green Loop path.
- Schematic design standards for level-surface plaza-like street design on Johnson St and Park Ave.
PBOT Staff shared information and sought feedback from community organizations related to the update of the River District Right-of-Way Standards.
- Briefing and Discussion with the Peal District Neighborhood Association Land Use and Transportation Committee (11/19/2019)
- Briefing and Discussion with the Old Town Community Association Planning and Transportation Committee (11/21/2019)
- Notification to the Pearl District Business Association (12/11/2019)
- January 13th, 2020 - Briefing to the Design Commission
- April 22nd, 2020 - Ordinance adoption by Portland City Council