Building a Design Initiative for Division

This grass roots initiative bringsĀ a collaboration of neighborhood associations and community representatives together to create a shared vision and tools for action. Through a new inter-neighborhood Division Design Committee process, representative stakeholders will work to engage the surrounding Division Area neighbors and businesses to explore how we can build upon the efforts started as part of the Division Main Street/Greet Street Plan (2006), and make recommendations for how we can address design issues and concerns.

A goal of this effort is to hopefully develop resources that other Portland neighborhoods can use a model for their own, essentially a toolbox for neighborhood design. This might include design guidelines, photos of good/bad development examples, mapping of key sites/special places, special studies, and strategies for community engagement to articulate goals, vision and priorities for new development and community growth that is sensitive to existing character and supports economic growth and vitality.

The Division Design Committee holds regular public meetings every 4th Thursday of the month at SE Uplift, upstairs in the Fireside Room. Please join us!

Want to Learn More? Want to Get Involved?
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