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About the Parkrose Community Plan


Project purpose

Some community concerns in the area include rising rents, the need for more living wage jobs for students and their parents, unsafe conditions on Outer Sandy Blvd, the need for community gathering places, and a disaster preparedness plan for marginalized communities. These long-standing issues impact historically marginalized groups the most. With the support of agency and community partners, Historic Parkrose Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) is working with underserved groups to create the Parkrose Community Plan, which will address these community concerns.

Project background

The Historic Parkrose NPI is working on the community-led Parkrose Community Plan in partnership with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, the Bureau of Transportation, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The greater Parkrose neighborhood is a diverse part of Portland, with a high population of communities of color. There are many community assets in Parkrose, including a thriving school district and local organizations and businesses.

Project steps and timeline

Historic Parkrose has been working with Parkrose community members to learn about the community’s concerns and ideas for solutions, with a focus on communities of color, who have often been most impacted by changes but least involved in past plans. These community engagement activities include:

  • BIPOC Youth workshops held from March through May 2021
  • BIPOC Adult workshops held from May through June 2021
  • BIPOC Community workshops held from May through Fall 2021
  • Parkrose Film Screening highlighting the art and aspirations of homeless youth in May 2021
  • Parkrose Community Plan Online Survey/Feedback posted on Historic Parkrose NPI website on June 21
  • Parkrose Community Plan Public Open House on July 20, 7-8:30 p.m.

Visit the Parkrose Community Plan homepage for more information and to access project documents and events, or visit the Historic Parkrose website for full project details.