Created with and for the community, the WPTC Plan embodies a shared vision for an equitable future with better social, economic and health outcomes for all — in a vibrant, people-centered, resilient place around “The Crossroads,” the intersection of Barbur Blvd, I-5 and Capitol Highway. This long-range plan (5, 20, 50 years out) will shape future development and guide the work and investments of the City in this growing area of SW Portland.
The Plan centers the voices of communities of color, immigrants, and people with low incomes — those most affected by future changes and the impacts of environmental inequities, climate change, displacement pressure and systemic racism.
They identified the following community priorities for the future of the town center:
- Encourage a sense of place and maintain community through housing and rent stability, healthy homes, and home ownership opportunities.
- Provide more and safer transit and walking options.
- Foster culturally specific businesses and gathering places, as well as new affordable housing for refugees and other low-income Portlanders.
By considering the health and racial equity aspects of growth and change, the Plan works to build a future where everyone can have access to the economic and health benefits expected with improvements to the area.
We invite you to browse the rest of this WPTC Proposed Draft overview to:
- Learn more about the "town center"
- Read about the project's vision, goals and outcomes
- Find out about the tools we will use to implement the plan
- View the Proposed Draft
As you explore the overview and the elements of the plan, consider whether the Proposed Draft addresses the community priorities listed above. Then:
- Share your thoughts on the Proposed Draft
- Find out what's next for the WPTC Plan and how to learn more
We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback!