The jurisdictional transfer of 82nd Avenue, completed in June 2022, is the culmination of years of work by community and their state and local representatives. Community advocates have put lots of resources into developing a vision for 82nd Avenue and have worked hard to hold local governments accountable for addressing the urgent repair and safety needs along the corridor.
With the jurisdictional transfer, PBOT now has the opportunity to realize the long-held community vision for 82nd Avenue to better serve the people who live, work, attend school, worship, and meet their daily needs in the corridor. Through the Building a Better 82nd Avenue program, PBOT will work closely with community to:
- Address critical safety and maintenance needs in the near-term
- Establish community stabilization resources to help promote equitable development
- Actively manage the future vision for 82nd Avenue as a Civic Corridor
Throughout the public engagement process, PBOT will be working alongside the 82nd Avenue Coalition. Convened by Oregon Walks, Verde, APANO, and Unite Oregon, this coalition is made up of people and organizations that live, work, and play along 82nd Avenue.