Building a Better 82nd: January 25, 2024 Update

Biweekly email updates about Building a Better 82nd

Critical Fixes: Near-term safety and maintenance improvements

Major Maintenance 2023 Public Involvement Summary

Last year, the project team sought to build awareness of the project, project design elements, and solicit feedback early in the project design process. PBOT invited participation through activities like online surveys, at in- person workshops and tabling at local events, community walks, and presentations to community stakeholders. The project team engaged broadly with stakeholders and communities along the 82nd Avenue corridor, including community-based organizations, agency partners, school representatives, business managers and owners, property owners and community members.  

In total, the project team engaged over 5,000 people! Read our 2023 Major Maintenance Public Involvement Summary to learn more about these engagement activities and what the project team heard from the community last year

PBOT construction on six pedestrian crossings continues 

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. 

Contractors with PBOT continue construction on six pedestrian crossings, after pausing work due to the winter ice and snow event.  

In the next two years, construction activity will take place on 82nd Avenue at NE Beech, Klickitat, and Schuyler streets; and SE Clinton, Ash, and Schiller streets. Street lighting improvements will also begin in 2024 and will bring street light brightness up to current safety standards by adding lighting infill along 82nd Avenue from NE Lombard to SE Clatsop streets and on NE Halsey Street from NE 112th to 162nd avenues.  

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

Visit our website to learn more

Civic Life Funding Opportunity 

Community Activities Funds: Eligible volunteer-run organizations in the East, North and Southwest neighborhood districts are invited to apply for reimbursement of community-building and civic engagement activities. Applications are open and will be accepted through May 31, 2024.  Funding requests are limited to $1,000.00 in the East district.  

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. 

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

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Thursday, February 1, 2024 | 7 – 9 p.m. | PBOT Major Maintenance Project presentation to Madison South Neighborhood Association | Virtual (Email for Zoom link) 

Saturday, February 3, 2024 | 11 a.m . - 5 p.m. | PBOT tabling at Chinese New Year Cultural Fair | Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR) 

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 | 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. | Major Maintenance Project Team at Marysville Elementary School Winter Walk & Roll Event | Marysville Elementary (7733 SE Raymond St, Portland, OR 97206) 

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

Visit the project website for updates

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

82nd Avenue Project Team