Building a Better 82nd: December 14, 2023 Update

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Critical Fixes: Near-term safety and maintenance improvements

PBOT construction on six pedestrian crossings continues

A woman in an orange construction jacket interviews with a news crew in front of an active construction site.
PBOT Communications Director interviews with KATU out on NE 82nd Avenue and NE Schuyler Street.

Contractors with PBOT continue construction on six pedestrian crossings this month. Planned construction activities in December include underground and sewer work on NE/SE 82nd Avenue at the intersections of: 

  • NE Klickitat 
  • NE Schuyler 
  • NE Beech 
  • SE Clinton 
An excavator lifts debris into a truckbed on a multilane road.
Sewer and underground work is one of the first steps in this construction project. Last week, contractors with PBOT are installed a sump, which is a maintenance hole with holes in the side (perforated) for infiltration of stormwater. Many maintenance holes on this project are around 30 feet deep! This system ensures stormwater stays on-site, near the area of precipitation. 

The new crossings are being delivered together with street lighting improvements on 82nd Avenue from NE Lombard to SE Clatsop streets and on NE Halsey Street from NE 112th to 162nd avenues. Street lighting improvements will begin in 2024 and will bring street light brightness up to current safety standards by adding lighting infill along the corridor. 

Thank you for your cooperation and patience while we complete this work!

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Prosper Portland Grants for Local Small Businesses 

Repair Grant: an ongoing reimbursement grant to help with immediate repairs to external physical damage resulting from vandalism. Grants are up to $10,000 and available citywide. 

Restore Grant: the next application cycle opens on February 1, 2024! The Restore Grant is a reimbursement grant for up to $25,000 that can be used for security and preventative improvements, physical interior repairs related to vandalism and break-ins, deferred rent, and inventory loss and replacement costs. Support will focus on retaining critical businesses that were negatively impacted by the pandemic and are showing signs of recovery within priority districts and along commercial corridors in the city. 

Prosperity Investment Program: a reimbursement grant that helps businesses and property owners make tenant improvements and small and large-scale improvements to new and existing buildings. This program is available in Lents Town Center Tax Increment Financing District, offering up to $50,000 with a 50-50 match requirement. 

If you need application assistance, connect with the Portland Small Business Hub or call 503-241-4594. For additional business assistance, check out the Inclusive Business Resource Network webpage here for more information. 

Portland Clean Energy Fund's Community Responsive Grant

PCEF's Community Responsive Grant applications are now open! 

The Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) invites community-based organizations delivering climate-action projects to apply for the Community Responsive Grant program. 

Apply for the Community Responsive Grant program

The Community Responsive Grant application period is currently active and will close on February 1, 2024.  

Learn more about PCEF's five-year road map to climate action, the Climate Investment Plan, which includes funding priorities on 82nd Avenue for planning and early investment for low carbon equitable communities.  

Read success stories from recent PCEF grantees. 

If you need application assistance, PCEF offers how-to guides, videos, information sessions, and open office hours.  

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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Related efforts

82nd Avenue Transit Project

Metro is working closely with TriMet, PBOT, and community-based organizations to identify future investments that support transit along 82nd Avenue. 

Click here to learn more about Metro's 82nd Avenue Transit Project

82nd Avenue Community Coalition

Throughout the public engagement process, PBOT will be working alongside the 82nd Avenue Coalition. Convened by Oregon Walks, Verde, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), and Unite Oregon, this coalition is made up of people and organizations that live, work, and play along 82nd Avenue. 

Click here to learn more or to join the coalition

For More Information

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If you have a question or concerns, contact the project team
using the email or phone number below.

82nd Avenue Project Team