City planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Neighborhood planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Urban community development -- Oregon -- Portland
Since 1996, the Greater Brooklyn Business Association (GBBA) of Portland, Oregon has worked with the community and other organizations to assist in the production of several planning documents related to the revitalization of the business environment in the Brooklyn area. Previous studies have focused primarily on transportation related planning concerns surrounding Southeast Powell Boulevard and main street community development issues associated with Southeast Milwaukie Avenue.
This study builds on previous planning efforts to provide the GBBA with: a profile of existing businesses; documentation of business concerns and planning needs; a document that can be used for future involvement and lobbying efforts; and recommendations to increase business participation and cohesion.
Information for this study was gathered through a combination of primary and secondary sources, including survey results, site visits, interviews, and the Oregon Employment Department (OED) database. Using the OED database, this study identifies and analyzes the top five industry groups within the district. The industry groups most frequently found in the district are construction-related, I creative services, automotive-related, food related and health and social services.
A sample survey of businesses yielded valuable information regarding issues affecting business operations and planning concerns in the district. A copy of the survey and its results are included in this document as Appendix A. In addition to the survey, interviews of a sampling of businesses within the GBBA area were conducted in order to gather more specific qualitative information.
Holly, Shelley; Marchand, Dan; Prew, Katherine; and Stapleton, Read, "Fostering Business Cohesion: The Greater Brooklyn Business Community" (2003). Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects. 98.