The 82nd Ave Study: Understanding Barriers to Development

The city’s 82nd Avenue Study aims to better understand the barriers to development in the corridor. It is focused on engaging businesses and property owners and seeking their thoughts and ideas about near-and long-term change in the corridor. The Study complements the Oregon Department of Transportation’s 82nd Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan, but it is separately funded.

You can access a presentation about this study here.

To hear more about this study, project lead Radcliffe Dacanay of the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will be on hand at the September 11th meeting of the Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association to discuss the results of the survey and answer your questions.

One thought on “The 82nd Ave Study: Understanding Barriers to Development

  1. It is interesting to note the differences between English and Non-English speakers on how the area should be redeveloped. In my opinion, creating more creative spaces could help gives spaces to some of the artists/makers that have added to the culture that draws people to Portland. Building business parks/employment areas also seems like a great choice for this area, as the road will never be slow enough to foster growth of walkable neighborhood centers with shops. I think if these were developed, locals would still drive to shop/walk (Fubon is a great example) Creating more space for businesses to employ people may help create opportunity for Non-English speaking people to grow the small businesses that will most likely be forced out as the area develops.
    Medium cost housing with a focus on the elderly is a great idea which I would love to see more of, just wondering how this gets mandated in the redevelopment process.

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