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City planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Urban planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Neighborhood planning -- Oregon -- Portland


The Lents Neighborhood of Portland, Oregon aspires to reclaim its identity and renew its economic vitality. Construction of the 1-205 freeway in the mid-1970's physically divided it and disrupted its sense of community. Prompted by the wishes of the community and other concerned parties for greater visibility and a stronger economic center for Lents, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has asked Lumpetek to study this site and develop recommendations for its best use. We will research physical, environmental and demographic aspects of the parcel and surrounding area, as well as designs which have been implemented on sites' with similar constraints and develop three conceptual alternatives for site usage. We see our project as an opportunity to work with our client ODOT and the Lents community to aid in attaining the goals of both groups, and to assist in repairing the damage done by the introduction of the freeway.

This entry contains the proposal for a Master of Urban and Regional Planning workshop project and not a final product.


Client: Planning Division of ODOT, Region 1


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