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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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West Portland Town Center Plan

  • Creating lively public spaces

  • Addressing challenges

  • Fostering local commercial and cultural treasures

  • Building people-centered places

  • Ensuring comfortable street environments

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is working with a diverse group of partners and the broader SW community to create a West Portland Town Center Plan (WPTC). The plan will lay out a vision for a complete and inclusive community around “The Crossroads,” the intersection of Barbur Boulevard, I-5 and Capitol Highway.

Read a short summary of what we have heard so far from community members.

The plan will help provide more housing choices for people of all ages, abilities and incomes. It will create broader access to jobs and economic opportunity and make it easier for people to get around on foot, bicycle or transit. It will also foster community places and gathering spaces. And it will do so in a way that is inclusive and equitable, prioritizing the needs of the area’s most vulnerable populations.

Along with the town center plan, an equitable community development action plan will help create a fuller range of commercial services and achieve some of the housing goals in the Southwest Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy.

The tools to achieve these goals are as varied as the challenges themselves. They include infrastructure investments, urban design and land use planning. And they require collaboration with partners from different fields to help the community and City create a long-range vision for this vital place in SW Portland.


Joan Frederiksen
Project Planner/West District Liaison

Ryan Curren
Project Manager

Documents and Resources

For the West Portland Town Center Plan


Event and meeting calendar for the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities Project

News and Updates

Important information and announcements about the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities Project