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