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Urban community development -- Oregon -- Portland, City planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Central business districts -- Oregon -- Portland


Past and current planning efforts by the City of Portland, such as the South Park Blocks Urban Renewal Area and the West End plan, have sought to promote new mixed-use development through increasing the residential density and investment in the area. The West End plan focused primarily on the area north of SW Salmon Street and the urban renewal area currently does not have a standing advisory committee to represent the Downtown neighborhood’s interests. This project consists of a neighborhood analysis to distill the identity of the area, an identification of the opportunities and challenges to development, and a strategy for DNA to be an active participant in the development of the South Park Blocks Area (SPBA). This project was conducted under the supervision of Deborah Howe, Barry Messer, and Ethan Seltzer.


Client: Downtown Neighborhood Association


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south park blocks area proposal.pdf (4181 kB)
Project Proposal