In the News

 Issues of design, context, compatible growth, and density with sensitivity are a concern neighborhoods across the City of Portland. Here are a few noting the Division Design Initiative:

SE Updates – HBBA Tackles the Future. Portland is growing “up” and the SE area is ground zero for development, according to speakers at a seminar called Vision for the Future of Hawthorne. A broad-ranging agenda addressed how area businesses and residents can steer their future.  By Midge Pierce, The Southeast Examiner, February 2019

Mainstreet Style Design is Good for City  DDI’s hot-off-the-presses toolkit, which originally focused on burgeoning Division, has been approved by Hawthorne and Division business groups, Hosford-Abernethy, Richmond Neighborhood Association and other SE groups associated with the four-year collaborative process.
By Midge Pierce, The Southeast Examiner, July 2018

DOZA – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. With 80% growth targeted in so-called town centers, the work of SE’s Division Design Initiative to encourage attractive, appealing new-builds and repurposing takes on new urgency and relevance. Recommendations made by DDI are well-reflected in DOZA proposals about scale, setback, aesthetic patterns, compatibility with physical characteristics of neighborhoods and pedestrian-friendly public spaces. By Midge Pierce, The Southeast Examiner, May 2017

DJC Oregon_Portland Residents Chime in on Design Overlay Talk – Division Design advocates for infill that reflects better compatibility and context weigh in on new Design Overlays and the City’s Design Overlay Zoning Assessment (DOZA).
By: Kent Hohlfeld, Daily Journal of Commerce, February 24, 2017

By Don McGillivray, SE Examiner, August 25, 2015
Build It & They Will Critique – Division Design Committee reviews PSU multifamily case studies to consider alternative mixed use designs for what is working or not in Portland.
By Karen Henry, SE Examiner, Feb 1, 2015
by Melissa Binder, The Oregonian, July 3, 2014
Seeds of SE Uplift – Interview with Heather Flint Chatto of the Division Design Committee
By Jay Derderian, SE Uplift Newsletter, May 30, 2014
By Karen Henry, SE Examiner, Feb 1, 2014
By Midge Pierce, SE Examiner, March 1, 2014

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