Read the Draft Plan
The draft Connected Centers Street Plan, a strategy for improving street connectivity in centers in Eastern Neighborhoods, has been released and is now available.
You can access the draft report here:
This strategy was developed in coordination with the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s Better Housing by Design project revising development and design standards in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones.
Over the next 20 years, Portland is projected to add approximately 260,000 new residents and about 140,000 new jobs. The City’s new 2035 Comprehensive Plan directs the bulk of anticipated growth to designated Centers and Corridors. The Connected Centers Street Plan will establish tools for achieving necessary street connectivity to serve these growing centers as future development occurs.
Centers targeted for growth in eastern neighborhoods often suffer from poor multimodal connectivity. This project will develop a future access/circulation plan for the Jade District and Rosewood Neighborhood Centers to improve access and make it easier for residents to reach local businesses, transit stops, schools and other neighborhood destinations.
The Street Plan will:
Study connectivity in the Jade District and Rosewood Neighborhood Centers
Evaluate opportunities for new street and pathway connections within the two centers
Determine safe routes to the centers from adjacent neighborhoods
Serve as a model for subsequent street plans for other centers citywide
The Portland Bureau of Transportation will coordinate this project with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Better Housing by Design project to revise zoning code development and design standards that shape development in Portland's multi-dwelling zones. These projects aim to enhance development patterns to create more attractive and integrated neighborhoods and community spaces, and to introduce new connections for improved access for walking, bicycling and motor vehicles. Public engagement for both projects will be integrated and carried out to ensure that plans will be specifically tailored to the needs of the community.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation will do outreach to those who live and work in these diverse communities. Staff will advertise and hold public events at key milestones, provide project updates and seek public input at community meetings.