A development of Community Development Partners (CDP) and Hacienda Community Development Corporation (Hacienda CDC), the Maple Lane project will address the community’s need for high-quality, affordable housing. In addition, this project aspires to support an intergenerational community for all ages, and an inter-cultural community. The project aims to be a hub for residents and the wider Oregon City community through the provision of meeting spaces and community center for a wide range of programming. The abundant green space will provide an outdoor park and other recreational amenities, at the heart of the site, echoing a Central Park sentiment.
As an initiative of the Center for Public Interest Design (CPID), this report aims to support and inform the development of this intergenerational, affordable housing community. The role of the CPID is to identify community assets using the ABCD model, conduct community outreach and engagement, and provide design and programming feedback based on the outreach process. The desired outcome of this work is to encourage a more robust community-building strategy and provide a more sustainable, community-oriented approach to design and programming, while leveraging the already-existing infrastructure and assets in the Oregon City community. The Process
Employing the ABCD approach to community development, the CPID was able to identify various organizations, amenities, and service providers in the city and county. Community resources related to food, health, arts, and education were of particular interest, in addition to organizations or individuals able to speak to support systems and equity recommendations for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) communities in Oregon City and Clackamas County. Once these assets were identified, they were then mapped in relation to the site in terms of transportation and accessibility. Alternative transportation options such as walking, biking, and public transit routes, were also taken into consideration. Organizations were then contacted by the CPID for further information, with the intention to understand available services and amenities, and to identify potential collaboration opportunities to bring them directly on-site to serve residents.
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Portland State University. Center for Public Interest Design; Palleroni, Sergio; Ferry, Todd; Berry, Kaylyn; Lopez, Hannah; Shepherd, Athena; and Silverstein, Sean, "Maple Lane Asset-Based Community Development" (2021). Center for Public Interest Design Projects. 6.