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Parking Space Estimation In The City Of Portland, Ashley Colder, Madison Weakley, J. Robert Zoeller Jun 2016

Parking Space Estimation In The City Of Portland, Ashley Colder, Madison Weakley, J. Robert Zoeller

Student Work

This project is a collaboration with Portland Bureau of Transportation, to study city required parking lots spaces, and allowed on-street parking space in Portland. As the city begins to re-evaluate its transportation systems to encourage more travel by buses, trains, and bikes, we want to explore what is the current parking situation by the city of Portland. To understand better about the parking situation in Portland, and how this might affect the parking policies in the future in Portland.

The scope of this project is limited to East Portland. The group was assigned to the Far-Southeast (Far-SE) area. The Far-SE ...


Beyond Fruit: Examining Community In A Community Orchard, Emily Jane Becker Nov 2015

Beyond Fruit: Examining Community In A Community Orchard, Emily Jane Becker

Dissertations and Theses

The Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard, located in Portland, Oregon in an affordable housing neighborhood, is a site of alternative food provisioning in which a group of people, organized by two nonprofits, work together to manage fruit and nut producing plants. Through conversations with volunteers who participate regularly and participant observation, this study explores the questions: What does community mean in the context of a community orchard? In what ways does partnering with a nonprofit from outside the neighborhood influence community and the way the project is operationalized?

This thesis situates community orchards within the literature on alternative food networks ...


Cathedral Waterfront Plan, Mathangi Murthy, Tabitha Boschetti, Michelle Anderson, Saumya Kini, Rosa Lehman, Violet Brown Jun 2015

Cathedral Waterfront Plan, Mathangi Murthy, Tabitha Boschetti, Michelle Anderson, Saumya Kini, Rosa Lehman, Violet Brown

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

The Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association anticipated the imminent development of 15-acres of waterfront property (the Steel Hammer Site) in the heart of their community and worked with the PSU MURP team to bolster the voice of the community through public engagement and thoughtful urban planning. The student team reached out to the neighbors, talked with shareholders, conducted site analysis, and developed a shared community vision for the Steel Hammer Site, which resulted the Cathedral Waterfront Plan that includes:

  • Twelve community goals for future development
  • Three scenarios demonstrating how development on the Steel Hammer Site could contribute to community priorities without ...


Accessory Dwelling Units In Portland, Oregon: Evaluation And Interpretation Of A Survey Of Adu Owners, Jordan Palmeri Nov 2014

Accessory Dwelling Units In Portland, Oregon: Evaluation And Interpretation Of A Survey Of Adu Owners, Jordan Palmeri

TREC Friday Seminar Series

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are booming in Portland, Oregon. ADUs are small separate living units on single family lots that are often called granny flats or mother-in-law units. Over the last few years, fee waivers from the City of Portland have increased ADU development from 30 units per year to over 200 units. These discreet forms of density can offer a variety of environmental, social, and economic benefits to ADU owners and their communities. Many of these benefits, however, have always been speculated rather than substantiated by data.

In an effort to better understand the real impact or benefit of ...


Omsi - Clinton: A Corridor For Invention And Innovation, Todd Borkowitz, Katherine Dahlin, Gena Gastaldi, Kyle Goodman, Lisa Harrison, Szilvia Hosser-Cox, Irene Kim, Shihui Liu, Qi Liu, Lindsey Menard, Julia Metz, Corrie Minor, Eve Nilenders, John Tomasini, John Verssue, Kate Washington Jun 2013

Omsi - Clinton: A Corridor For Invention And Innovation, Todd Borkowitz, Katherine Dahlin, Gena Gastaldi, Kyle Goodman, Lisa Harrison, Szilvia Hosser-Cox, Irene Kim, Shihui Liu, Qi Liu, Lindsey Menard, Julia Metz, Corrie Minor, Eve Nilenders, John Tomasini, John Verssue, Kate Washington

Urban Design Workshop

This project focuses on developing a vision for the corridor between two new MAX light rail transit stations at OMSI and Clinton Street, which are part of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail (PMLR) project, connecting downtown Portland with north Clackamas County via southeast Portland.

This vision must be created with respect to the industrial sanctuary that flanks this stretch of light rail corridor to the west and the residential and light industry to the east.

This document is the product of a 2013 urban design workshop at Portland State University. The project builds upon three previous urban design workshops that focused ...


Lombard Reimagined, Kathryn Doherty-Chapman, Zef Wagner, Jake Warr, Jodi Jacobson-Swartfager, Rebecca Hamilton, Brian Hurley Jun 2013

Lombard Reimagined, Kathryn Doherty-Chapman, Zef Wagner, Jake Warr, Jodi Jacobson-Swartfager, Rebecca Hamilton, Brian Hurley

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

From January to June 2013, Swift Planning Group worked with the Kenton, Arbor Lodge, and Piedmont Neighborhood Associations, residents and businesses in those neighborhoods, and the broader community to develop a vision for what the future Lombard should look like and how to get there. Lombard Street has long been considered a dividing line between neighborhoods where walking is not only unpleasant, but unsafe. Businesses line much of the street, but they have not always served the needs of surrounding neighborhoods. The Lombard community, however, is made up of passionate people who care about their neighborhoods. They are ready to ...


Alley Allies, Scotty Ellis, Katie Hughes, Derek Dauphin, Sarah Isbitz, Shavon Caldwell, Liz Paterson Jun 2013

Alley Allies, Scotty Ellis, Katie Hughes, Derek Dauphin, Sarah Isbitz, Shavon Caldwell, Liz Paterson

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

This is the guiding document for the project and sets the stage for the potential of alley re-use in the Foster Corridor. It includes: A 2020 vision statement; a project overview; context regarding the importance of alley revitalization; and our recommendations. The intended audience for this document is the leadership of the project, the non-profits and other organizations who will be involved in the project’s implementation, and the City agencies who will play a critical role in facilitating the successful repurposing of these alleys.

This document describes the development of the project during the planning phase, including the public ...


Not In Cully: Anti-Displacement Strategies For The Cully Neighborhood, Ricardo Banuelos, Brooke Jordan, Rebecca Kennedy, Danell Norby, Erik Olsen, Cary Watters Jun 2013

Not In Cully: Anti-Displacement Strategies For The Cully Neighborhood, Ricardo Banuelos, Brooke Jordan, Rebecca Kennedy, Danell Norby, Erik Olsen, Cary Watters

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

This document presents a set of strategies for preventing the displacement of low-income Cully residents as new investment comes in to the neighborhood. It was developed at the request of Living Cully: A Cully Ecodistrict, an innovative partnership of three community-serving organizations, Hacienda CDC, the Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA) and Verde. In 2010, Verde established Living Cully as a strategy to introduce new environmental assets into Portland’s Cully Neighborhood. Living Cully reinterprets the ecodistrict concept as an anti-poverty strategy, as a means to address disparities by concentrating investments at the neighborhood scale. Cully suffers from many disparities: 20 percent of residents live in poverty compared to a regional average of 9.9 percent; 24 percent of residents live within ¼ mile of a park (regional average: 49 percent); only 34 percent of Cully streets have sidewalks.

Together, Living Cully partners create economic, environmental and social benefits for Cully residents, particularly low-income and people of color residents through job training, job opportunities, business contracting opportunities, youth ...


Weaving Together A Knowledge Community, Aaron Maples, Bob Sack, Brett Walker, Chris Mulcahy, Daniel Navarro-Gomez, Jan Frutiger, Jeremy Grotbo, Melissa Peavey, Sofie Malm, Steffanie Lorentzen Jan 2012

Weaving Together A Knowledge Community, Aaron Maples, Bob Sack, Brett Walker, Chris Mulcahy, Daniel Navarro-Gomez, Jan Frutiger, Jeremy Grotbo, Melissa Peavey, Sofie Malm, Steffanie Lorentzen

Urban Design Workshop

The purpose of this document is to propose a framework for future development that result in a connected and integrated collection of neighborhoods that form the larger University District. Design Principles guide the proposed Concept Plan. Improving multi-modal transit corridors will result in a more seamless transition between neighborhoods. Key objectives of the study include:

  • Completing the fabric: Connect adjacent neighborhoods through meaningful design
  • Erasing edges: Overcome barriers created by large-scale infrastructure
  • Connections, continuity and accessibility: Create a connected community for all users
  • Extending the urban core: Redesign areas for a more urban, vital experience
  • Global knowledge exchange: Use the ...


Neighborhood Main Streets: A Plan For Revitalizing Milwaukie’S Neighborhood Commercial Areas, Jay Higgins, Allison Moe, Kelly Moosbrugger, Levi Roberts, Tony Vi Jan 2012

Neighborhood Main Streets: A Plan For Revitalizing Milwaukie’S Neighborhood Commercial Areas, Jay Higgins, Allison Moe, Kelly Moosbrugger, Levi Roberts, Tony Vi

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

The Neighborhood Main Streets Project is an effort to revitalize neighborhood commercial areas in Milwaukie, OR. Horizon Planning conducted the public involvement for the project with walking tours, a survey, visioning workshop, focus group, and open house to determine the community’s vision for walkable and vibrant commercial areas. Horizon Planning also examined existing zoning, transportation, and economic conditions that were not conducive to pedestrian-friendly and vibrant commercial areas. Finally, the project made recommendations to: Update zoning to allow for community-desired land uses; Change development standards to allow pedestrian-scale development; Improve transportation safety and connectivity to encourage walking and biking ...


Clinton Street Max Urban Vision, Darryl Abe, Allison Duncan, Sheri Fisher, Jay Higgins, Shawn Petch, Susan Rosenthal, Joel Stein, Huifu Xu Jan 2011

Clinton Street Max Urban Vision, Darryl Abe, Allison Duncan, Sheri Fisher, Jay Higgins, Shawn Petch, Susan Rosenthal, Joel Stein, Huifu Xu

Urban Design Workshop

This document is the product of the 2011 Urban Design Workshop at Portland State University which worked to develop an urban design vision for the future Clinton Street MAX Station, part of the Portland- Milwaukie Light Rail line. This project follows two previous years of PSU workshops that investigated the urban design potential of Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail stations within the Hosford-Abernethy and Brooklyn neighborhoods in southeast Portland.

While previous efforts were broad in scope, our project specifically addresses two oversized blocks immediately adjacent to the Clinton Street Station, refered to as the Powell Triangle. The blocks are bordered by 12th ...


Amplify Pdx, Becky Bodonyi, Julia Crain, Rowan Steele, David West Jan 2011

Amplify Pdx, Becky Bodonyi, Julia Crain, Rowan Steele, David West

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

A two-pronged process, AmplifyPDX required managing two parallel and concurrent but mutually informative processes: creation of the Community Assessment Workbook as well as implementation of the Workbook in a particular community. To develop the Workbook, Mosaic Planning Group conducted a literature review, assembled an Advisory Committee and interviewed key informants with expertise on neighborhood planning, community organizing, and the Portland metropolitan region. Finally, in order to develop a user-friendly and effective community assessment workbook, Mosaic Planning Group tested certain elements of the Workbook in the Southeast Portland neighborhoods of Brentwood-Darlington and Woodstock. This project was conducted under the supervision of ...


Portland Mercado: Community Economic Development To Revitalize, Uplift, And Empower, Abigail Cermak, David Ruelas, Bridger Wineman, Ellen Wyoming Jan 2011

Portland Mercado: Community Economic Development To Revitalize, Uplift, And Empower, Abigail Cermak, David Ruelas, Bridger Wineman, Ellen Wyoming

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

Realizing public goals of an inclusive and vibrant society requires an advocacy approach to urban planning and economic development. Adelante Planning outlines strategies based on research and case studies to successfully implement a Mercado as an economic development and business incubation strategy for Portland’s Latino community. A Mercado is a strategic planning approach targeted toward Latino populations and other minorities, particularly in gentrifying locations of the Portland Metro region.

This project was conducted under the supervision of Ellen Bassett, Lisa Bates, Karen Gibson, Ken Pirie, and Sumner Sharpe.


Clinton Max Station Visioning, Adam Bartini, Annie Bergelin, Ben Weber, Dan Englund, Frank Tigges, Hagen Hammons, Jenny Glass, Jon Vetsch, Kellen Smith, Kyle Gallacher-Turner, Marcy Landolfo, Michelle Van Tijen, Nayana Nayak, Nicholas Falbo Jan 2010

Clinton Max Station Visioning, Adam Bartini, Annie Bergelin, Ben Weber, Dan Englund, Frank Tigges, Hagen Hammons, Jenny Glass, Jon Vetsch, Kellen Smith, Kyle Gallacher-Turner, Marcy Landolfo, Michelle Van Tijen, Nayana Nayak, Nicholas Falbo

Urban Design Workshop

This is the second part of the three-phase study of the Proposed Milwaukie Light Rail (PMLR) Project that was initiated by the Portland State University Urban Design Workshop in 2009. This report builds upon the initial findings that provided urban design analysis and proposals for the area surrounding the Clinton MAX Station. Aiming to achieve a larger vision to revitalize and harmoniously integrate the areas surrounding the Clinton Station, this report expands the 2009 study area to include the following:

  • Hosford-Abernethy and Brooklyn neighborhoods;
  • Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID);
  • Willamette Riverfront; and
  • Rhine Street Station area.

This report is intended ...


Cully Main Street: A Plan For Community-Serving Improvements, Daniel Costantino, Lani Edghill, Mary-Rain O'Meara, Jason Wallace Jan 2009

Cully Main Street: A Plan For Community-Serving Improvements, Daniel Costantino, Lani Edghill, Mary-Rain O'Meara, Jason Wallace

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

The Cully Main Street is defined by Metro's Region 2040 Plan and includes parts of NE Cully Blvd and NE Killingsworth St. Our mission is to provide the Cully community with a plan to encourage the location of more and better neighborhood businesses and services within a short distance of their homes and in a walkable and bikeable environment. Our approach is grounded in the belief that economic development at the local level should benefit the current community, by maintaining and promoting neighborhood livability and safety improvements. The major product of this project will be a set of zoning ...


Clinton Street Max Visioning, Greg Barlow, Allen David, Hannah Dondy-Kaplan, Tammi Hawkins, Emily Rice, Kellen Smith, Ethan Berleman, Alicia Castro, Kathleen Critchlow, Brett Luttrell, Michael Noonchester Jan 2009

Clinton Street Max Visioning, Greg Barlow, Allen David, Hannah Dondy-Kaplan, Tammi Hawkins, Emily Rice, Kellen Smith, Ethan Berleman, Alicia Castro, Kathleen Critchlow, Brett Luttrell, Michael Noonchester

Urban Design Workshop

This report documents the initial analysis and visioning process performed in the area surrounding the Clinton Street Station, which is nestled between Hosford-Abernethy and Brooklyn neighborhoods and the Central Eastside Industrial District.

This project focuses on the future of the Clinton Street Station and how its development will impact the surrounding area over the next 50 years. This task involved acknowledging and balancing the current needs of the various stakeholders. The purpose of this report is to act as a tool for the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Association (HAND) to more adequately understand the opportunities and constraints that the future station area ...


Humboldt Community Action Plan, Sara Bedinghaus, Nikolai Ursin, Morgan Masterman, Mark Gilbert, Lizzy Warren Jan 2009

Humboldt Community Action Plan, Sara Bedinghaus, Nikolai Ursin, Morgan Masterman, Mark Gilbert, Lizzy Warren

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

Mosaic is working to develop an action plan that will enable the community to better address their concerns. The Humboldt neighborhood is one of the most diverse and rapidly changing areas in the Portland area, constantly challenging the neighborhood association's efforts to reach a diverse, representative population of residents. Through concerted outreach, interviews, and workshops Mosaic Planning has identified a series of goals the neighborhood hopes to one day realize. By thoroughly researching methods to achieve these goals, the group will provide a series of action items to the community, which can be implemented by residents. This plan will ...


Imagine 82nd, Jamison Kelleher, Sue Lewis, Daniel Pauly, Steven L. Szigethy, Kenya D. Williams Jan 2008

Imagine 82nd, Jamison Kelleher, Sue Lewis, Daniel Pauly, Steven L. Szigethy, Kenya D. Williams

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

Imagine 82nd is a corridor vision plan for NE 82nd Avenue of Roses between the Banfield Expressway and Sandy Boulevard. Based on a community-driven process, it describes and illustrates what the avenue can be, envisioned by those who live, work, and go to school there. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler and Ethan Seltzer.


Inclusive Business Prosperity In North/Northeast Portland, Max Coffman, Renee Garrels, Erin Grushon, Sarah Logiudice, Sanela Ruznic, Sara Vonde Veld Jan 2007

Inclusive Business Prosperity In North/Northeast Portland, Max Coffman, Renee Garrels, Erin Grushon, Sarah Logiudice, Sanela Ruznic, Sara Vonde Veld

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

Building Business Equity undertook a research study on the nature of commercial displacement. Demographic data and anecdotal evidence suggest that major shifts are occurring in the population and commercial markets in inner N/NE Portland. Therefore, BBE chose to identify and evaluate strategies to assist minority, women owned and emerging small businesses (MWESB) in the area. This project was conducted under the supervision of Ethan Seltzer and Sumner Sharpe.


Milwaukie Ave Main Street Plan, Sine Adams, Matt Johnson, Lance Lindahl, Kate Marcello, Erin Wilson Jan 2006

Milwaukie Ave Main Street Plan, Sine Adams, Matt Johnson, Lance Lindahl, Kate Marcello, Erin Wilson

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

This plan provides an analysis of Milwaukie Avenue as a neighborhood Main Street and provides recommendations for its growth and improvement. Methods of analysis included a comprehensive land use and transportation safety inventory, data collection from neighborhood residents and master of urban and regional planning students, comparison to other Main Streets, and feedback from a technical advisory committee. The analysis shows that Milwaukie Avenue has great potential as a Main Street, although improvements in the existing zoning code and transportation infrastructure will greatly benefit its condition. Other features, including Green Streets and elements that provide neighborhood identity, will also improve ...


A Comprehensive Study Of The 4th & 5th Avenue Corridor From Sw Market Street To I-405 In Downtown Portland, Adrien Allred, Ellie Fiore, Tiffanie Furlong, Eli Haworth, Heather Kaplinger, Anne Kawasaki, Kate Marcello, Grant Morehead, Justin Wells, Brett Schenk, Sarah Selden, Brian Vanneman, Alex White Apr 2005

A Comprehensive Study Of The 4th & 5th Avenue Corridor From Sw Market Street To I-405 In Downtown Portland, Adrien Allred, Ellie Fiore, Tiffanie Furlong, Eli Haworth, Heather Kaplinger, Anne Kawasaki, Kate Marcello, Grant Morehead, Justin Wells, Brett Schenk, Sarah Selden, Brian Vanneman, Alex White

Urban Design Workshop

These words speak to the condition of the blocks bounded by SW 4th and SW 5th Avenues, I-405 and Market Street in the south end of Downtown Portland, Oregon. Yet, this corridor holds the potential for knitting the east boundary of Portland State University with the South Auditorium Urban Renewal Area, providing critical east-west linkages between the campus and the waterfront, and accommodating a confluence of current and planned transit lines. These blocks contain the development energy to build upon existing and evolving "pulse points", initiate activity areas that would add to the vitality and variety of the University District ...


57th & Division Street Community Ownership Project, Brendan Buckley, Clark Henry, Stephen Shane, Simone C. Wolter Jan 2005

57th & Division Street Community Ownership Project, Brendan Buckley, Clark Henry, Stephen Shane, Simone C. Wolter

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

HBU Consultants identify available resources in the region that could assist the clean up and redevelopment of the SE 57th and SE Division site, ascertained what kind of future use the community desires on this site, and evaluated sources of data to develop recommendations on how the DCOP could proceed. This project was conducted under the supervision of Deborah Howe, Sy Adler, and Connie Ozawa.


An Inquiry Into Portland's Canine Quandary: Recommendations For A Citywide Off-Leash Program, Jeff Gimour, Heather Gundersen, Doug Miller, Emily Moore, Amy Rose Jun 2003

An Inquiry Into Portland's Canine Quandary: Recommendations For A Citywide Off-Leash Program, Jeff Gimour, Heather Gundersen, Doug Miller, Emily Moore, Amy Rose

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

The City of Portland currently faces a difficult challenge. As the population continues to grow, greater pressure is placed upon the limited amount of public open space available for recreation. As stated in the Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) 2020 Vision Plan, "Demographic, recreational, and funding trends suggest that both current shortages and future needs will intensify and produce inequities in our cherished park system" (PP&R, 2001).

Today, Portland's already strained park system struggles to accommodate demands for the myriad of recreational activities. Competition among park users - joggers, tennis players, picnickers, dog owners, bicyclists, and others - for limited ...


Planning At The Roots: Low-Income And Communities Of Color In Portland, Oregon, Allison Parzych, Jennifer F. Porter, Shayna Rehberg, Sarah Ruether, Gwen Sheinfeld Jun 2003

Planning At The Roots: Low-Income And Communities Of Color In Portland, Oregon, Allison Parzych, Jennifer F. Porter, Shayna Rehberg, Sarah Ruether, Gwen Sheinfeld

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

In an effort to highlight community-planning efforts in low-income populations and communities of color, a group of Masters of Urban and Regional Planning students conducted interviews with community leaders and wrote this chapter of cases to be incorporated into ONI’s Community Involvement Handbook. These cases are meant to provide inspiration and understanding about the strengths and differences between planning approaches used in diverse communities working outside of the neighborhood association structure. This chapter may also help to inform opportunities for neighborhood associations and other organizations to better collaborate with diverse community groups.


The Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Center Study: Land Use, Transportation, And Design On Ne Fremont Street From Ne 33rd To Ne 50th Avenue, Marta Conkle, Lisa Selman, Beth St. Amand, Diane Sullivan, Greg Theisen Jan 2001

The Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Center Study: Land Use, Transportation, And Design On Ne Fremont Street From Ne 33rd To Ne 50th Avenue, Marta Conkle, Lisa Selman, Beth St. Amand, Diane Sullivan, Greg Theisen

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

The Beaumont Wilshire Neighborhood Center Study presents a comprehensive overview of NE Fremont between NE 33rd and NE 50th. It examines NE Fremont within the context of a neighborhood center or main street, which is defined as a neighborhood or community business district.

This study provides BWNA with information that it can use to preserve the character of the neighborhood and guide future growth. The study examines each issue to determine the nature and extent of the problem, assess how the issue impacts the operation of the neighborhood center, and presents potential strategies or tools to maintain and ...


Highlights: Accomplishments Of Portland's Downtown Plan, Central City Plan, Albina Community Plan, Outer Southeast Community Plan, Portland (Or.). Bureau Of Planning May 2000

Highlights: Accomplishments Of Portland's Downtown Plan, Central City Plan, Albina Community Plan, Outer Southeast Community Plan, Portland (Or.). Bureau Of Planning

Portland Regional Planning History

All four plans were comprehensive. Their scope included transportation, housing, economic development, parks and open space, natural resources, urban design, and land use. Large scale planning efforts had previously focused on a limited set of concerns, such as parking, commercial revitalization, or housing. The Downtown Plan, Central City Plan, Albina Community Plan, and Outer Southeast Community Plan, on the other hand, evaluated, balanced, and integrated the different elements so that each action was taken in light of its effect on others. Extensive citizen involvement shaped the content of these plans and contributed to their success.


A Study Of The Pedestrian Realm And Multi-Modal Access In The St. Johns Town Center, Kate Bowie, Kim Miller, Owen Ronchelli, Sloan Schang Mar 2000

A Study Of The Pedestrian Realm And Multi-Modal Access In The St. Johns Town Center, Kate Bowie, Kim Miller, Owen Ronchelli, Sloan Schang

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

The residents of the St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods regard the St. johns Town center as a tremendous amenity. It has successfully served as a destination retail and employment district since the early 1900s but deterioration and a lack of infrastructure improvements are increasingly visible. As a Metro designated town center, the City of Portland is required to conduct a comprehensive planning effort similar to what occurred in the Hollywood Town Center. The project team offers a beginning to that process, with extensive community outreach and data analysis designed to evaluate the pedestrian realm and multi-modal means of access ...


Rebuilding With Habitat: A Feasibility Study For A Portland Re-Store, Eli Spevak, Rebecca Newman, Barbara Linssen, Clint Wertz Jan 1999

Rebuilding With Habitat: A Feasibility Study For A Portland Re-Store, Eli Spevak, Rebecca Newman, Barbara Linssen, Clint Wertz

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

In September 1998 Habitat for Humanity's director asked our team to conduct a feasibility study on the possibility of opening a Habitat Re-Store in Portland, a store that would re-sell used building materials. In addition to exploring that question in the traditional manner - considering issues of supply and demand, local competition and potential market niches -- we found ourselves compelled by a deeper exploration of the possibilities. Given that the store would be a Habitat for Humanity venture.... how could the store be utilized to improve people's lives... to empower and to educate... to both gain from and give ...


At Home In Chinatown: A Needs Assessment For A Senior Housing Project And Cultural Community Center In Portland's Chinatown, Leah Halstead, Wendy Kirkpatrick, Amanda Mccloskey, Nicholas Starin Jan 1999

At Home In Chinatown: A Needs Assessment For A Senior Housing Project And Cultural Community Center In Portland's Chinatown, Leah Halstead, Wendy Kirkpatrick, Amanda Mccloskey, Nicholas Starin

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

The Chinatown Senior Housing Committee, a group of concerned citizens and leaders, is exploring the possibility of building senior housing and a cultural community center in Chinatown. The project is intended to help revitalize Chinatown and provide needed services to Portland’s Asian community. To aid the Committee in achieving their goals, four Masters students in the Professional Planning Workshop at Portland State University completed a needs assessment of Chinese-American seniors in the Portland metropolitan area. This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Planning Workshop Group.


Putting The Region To Work: An Analysis Of Workforce Development Services In Multnomah And Washington Counties, Kim Burnett, Ray Jackson, Britt Parrott, Matt Ransom, Claire Smith May 1998

Putting The Region To Work: An Analysis Of Workforce Development Services In Multnomah And Washington Counties, Kim Burnett, Ray Jackson, Britt Parrott, Matt Ransom, Claire Smith

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

This study was produced primarily as a tool for policy advocacy Workforce Development members therefore much of the analysis focuses on the role that community based organizations and community development corporations play in workforce development. However, policy makers and technical assistance providers, such as the Workforce Development Board, as well as government agencies, also play a critical role in the region’s workforce development system. Although this report does not focus as much on the role of these agencies, further study is needed to offer suggestions for how these players can best coordinate their efforts with that of community based ...