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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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SW Corridor Inclusive Communities Project

  • Inclusive Communities Supporting our neighbors and welcoming new ones from all backgrounds will help everyone have an opportunity to achieve their full potential.

  • Preserving History The project will update the South Portland Historic District Guidelines.

  • Preventing Displacement Preserving affordable housing and supporting our neighbors facing rising housing costs will benefit the whole community.

  • Increasing Opportunity A West Portland Town Center plan will provide a roadmap for a vibrant business district and affordable housing choices near transit, quality schools and good jobs.

  • Once-in-a-lifetime Investments Reconfiguring the Ross Island Bridgehead will connect a neighborhood and may provide new redevelopment opportunities for affordable housing and small businesses.

The future of the SW Corridor along Barbur Boulevard is taking shape! As the region plans for a light rail line from Downtown Portland to Bridgeport Village, the City of Portland is working with other jurisdictions and community partners to plan for healthy, connected, and inclusive communities in the corridor. In the future these communities will be welcoming and diverse places with a full range of housing choices, thriving business districts, connected and accessible pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, and community services.

“To plan for a Southwest Corridor that provides complete and inclusive communities for all, we need to also listen to the voices of our neighbors most impacted by today’s racial and economic disparities.” — Mayor Ted Wheeler


Timeline and key project elements for 2019–20

The Southwest Corridor Inclusive Communities project will be an ongoing multi-year effort that coordinates several interrelated initiatives.

Background and past planning efforts

This project will provide station area planning for a new light rail line in SW Portland. Focus will be on the Ross Island Bridgehead area and nearby historic district, as well as West Portland Town Center.

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