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View New Ideas for Improving and Activating the Willamette River’s Central Reach

Willamette River Central Reach UDCA first draft of a Willamette River Central Reach Urban Design Concept is available for public review and comment. The concept reflects public input previously received as part of the West Quadrant planning process and a Central Reach workshop held in December 2013.

The illustration will provide general policy guidance. Public comments received on this concept will be used by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability River Planning team to:

  • Update the Central Reach design concept.
  • Inform development of the West Quadrant and Southeast Quadrant and Central City 2035 (CC2035) plans’ goals, policies and actions for the Willamette River.
  • Inform development of the overall CC2035 Plan, which will include an update to the Willamette Greenway Plan and zoning regulations.

The Central Reach Urban Design Concept illustrates on-the-ground ideas for the future of the Central Reach. City staff, stakeholders and organizations, as well as the general public, can use to identify policies, actions and partnerships needed to realize community aspirations for the riverfront. Some ideas are not specifically mapped due to a lack of clarity on location; they may be included in a final draft of the design concept.

Review the Urban Design Concept and give your feedback.

You can share your thoughts about the new concept and how to improve it by filling out the online feedback form. It should take 15-30 minutes of your time to review the design concept and respond to the questions depending on your interests. The comment period closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 31.

For more information, please contact Debbie Bischoff at or 503-823-6946, or go to the River Plan Central Reach web page.