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City planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Streets -- Oregon -- Portland, Neighborhood planning -- Oregon -- Portland


The Woodstock neighborhood of SE Portland is home to a high concentration of unimproved streets. Through conversations with the Woodstock Neighborhood Association and representatives at City of Portland agencies, LARKE Planning identified a disconnect between City street policies and residents' desires and concerns surrounding unimproved streets. Through Roadway Not Improved, LARKE is exploring temporary uses and community-based alternatives that will provide more flexibility to respond to the variations that exist among streets' physical characteristics and residents' visions for how these streets can or should contribute to neighborhood character and livability. Although the project focuses specifically on the Woodstock neighborhood, LARKE hopes its final products will also be relevant for other neighborhoods and City policymakers. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sumner Sharpe and Ellen Bassett.


Client: Woodstock Neighborhood Association


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