The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has released a draft report titled 82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development. According to a post on their website, the goals of the study are to:
- Update our understanding of 82nd Avenue as a “Civic Corridor.”
- Identify the most strategic locations for public action or investment support for businesses and property development on 82nd Avenue.
- Generate policy recommendations to address physical and social needs in the corridor, and address barriers to development while managing equity and social issues.
Many of the recommendations are related to code adjustments, but one of the key near-term action items listed is “Jade District and Montavilla should be highest priorities for placemaking investments. They have some market momentum for the development types envisioned in the Civic Corridor concept (recent and proposed development), including adaptive reuse projects.”