Community development -- Oregon -- Portland, Urban renewal -- Oregon -- Portland, planning -- Oregon -- Portland
The Neighborhood Main Streets Project is an effort to revitalize neighborhood commercial areas in Milwaukie, OR. Horizon Planning conducted the public involvement for the project with walking tours, a survey, visioning workshop, focus group, and open house to determine the community’s vision for walkable and vibrant commercial areas. Horizon Planning also examined existing zoning, transportation, and economic conditions that were not conducive to pedestrian-friendly and vibrant commercial areas. Finally, the project made recommendations to: Update zoning to allow for community-desired land uses; Change development standards to allow pedestrian-scale development; Improve transportation safety and connectivity to encourage walking and biking; and Increase economic investment, decrease storefront vacancy, and build neighborhood identity. Please visit http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/planning/neighborhood-main-street-project for additional information. This project was conducted under the supervision of Ethan Seltzer, Gil Kelley and Matthew Gebhardt.
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Higgins, Jay; Moe, Allison; Moosbrugger, Kelly; Roberts, Levi; and Vi, Tony, "Neighborhood Main Streets: A Plan for Revitalizing Milwaukie’s Neighborhood Commercial Areas" (2012). Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects. 12.