The Division Design Initiative was developed in response to community concerns over recent development impacts experienced throughout Portland neighborhoods. Division in particular has experienced significant change in character and scale in a very short time with at least 8 large new construction projects built over the last 24 months. Community members have asked how they can have more design input and this initiative is one approach to creating conversations and tools for how to address design in a growing community and still protect our urban growth boundaries.
Want to learn more?
- Read our Division Design Initiative Final Report to SEUL. This includes a summary of our 2013-2015 efforts, activities, challenges/successes, and ways the SEUL small neighborhood grant helped our grassroots education, design and planning project.
- Visit out Policy blog to learn more about our Top Ten Recommendations to the City of Portland.
- Read about the Division Perceptions Survey to hear some highlights of what community members have to say about recent development – positive and not so positive, what places are special and should be preserved, and what visions people have for the future
- Learn about the Draft Division Design Guidelines – A big effort we’ve been working towards is creating design guidelines for Division Street for the area within the Division Green Street/Main Street Plan from 11th-60th. Visit our Division Design Guidelines page to learn more about the work we are doing.
Please join us at monthly Division Design Committee meetings to participate or contact us to join one of our task forces.