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Spring 2005


Neighborhood planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Community development -- Oregon -- Portland


These words speak to the condition of the blocks bounded by SW 4th and SW 5th Avenues, I-405 and Market Street in the south end of Downtown Portland, Oregon. Yet, this corridor holds the potential for knitting the east boundary of Portland State University with the South Auditorium Urban Renewal Area, providing critical east-west linkages between the campus and the waterfront, and accommodating a confluence of current and planned transit lines. These blocks contain the development energy to build upon existing and evolving "pulse points", initiate activity areas that would add to the vitality and variety of the University District, and provide a unique "gateway" for the Central City and downtown Portland.

This project was conducted under the supervision of Donald J. Stastny and Edward Starkie.


Created for USP 475/575 Urban Design Workshop.

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