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Community development -- Oregon -- Portland


From January to June 2013, Swift Planning Group worked with the Kenton, Arbor Lodge, and Piedmont Neighborhood Associations, residents and businesses in those neighborhoods, and the broader community to develop a vision for what the future Lombard should look like and how to get there. Lombard Street has long been considered a dividing line between neighborhoods where walking is not only unpleasant, but unsafe. Businesses line much of the street, but they have not always served the needs of surrounding neighborhoods. The Lombard community, however, is made up of passionate people who care about their neighborhoods. They are ready to build upon Lombard’s current assets to create a more neighborhood-friendly street with many appealing destinations and amenities. Swift Planning Group, in conjunction with the community, developed a vision and guidebook for a better Lombard. Written for an emerging Friends of Lombard group, the Lombard Re-Imagined Guidebook recommends specific strategies and actions that the community can take to realize positive change throughout the Lombard Corridor.

This project was conducted under the supervision of Ethan Seltzer and Gil Kelley.


Client: Kenton, Arbor Lodge, and Piedmont Neighborhoods, Portland, Oregon


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lombard reimagined memorandum of understanding.pdf (278 kB)
Memorandum of Understanding

lombard reimagined work plan.pdf (3467 kB)
Work Plan