The following list is a collection of planning documents, reports and other resources that provide important background, examples to draw from and other related research that will be considered in the process of creating future design recommendations and possible tools for helping shape future Division development.

  • Division Green Street/Main Street Plan  (2006) –
    Good history and background for Division land use and development including the never built Mt Hood freeway. Note the pearls of development framework, vision, and segmentation of lower, middle and upper character; and specific characteristics and development opportunities at key intersections. Also note design concerns are expressed throughout the document, however transportation-related funding and focus of this plan precluded detailed attention to this aspect beyond the Division Design Standards in the Main Street Overlay that were a result of the plan.
  • Portland Main Street Design Handbook: A guide to neighborhood commercial district revitalization
    Published by the Portland Development Commission. Good resource for streetscape and building design. Note section on “New Development”, pages 59-60.
  • Infill Design Toolkit
    Prototypes, townhouse examples, some Clinton examples to draw from, good design principles for residential also apply for the commercial corridor with minor adaptation.
  • Urban Design Toolkit: An Example of the Urban Design Process Looking at the Division Street Corridor: – A  Portland State University Spring 2014 urban planning student project report on the Division Corridor. This was intended as a start for developing design guidelines and a framework for a possible future “Toolkit for Neighborhood Design” that might be developed later by the Division Design Committee. Please note, the concepts in this report are based on based solely on student work and have not included input or feedback from the community. 
  • Building Blocks for Outer SE Neighborhoods –
    Good diagrams and illustrations to draw from.
  • Sunnyside Neighborhood Plan (1999)  – Sunnyside Design Guidelines within the appendix; good historical descriptions and architectural style descriptions are useful references.
  • Richmond Neighborhood Plan (1994) –
    Good housing policy language to reference regarding diversity, affordability, identity and character, retention of existing housing and protection from encroachment by commercial development.
  • Boise Neighborhood Design Guidelines – good possible initial framework example for Division; includes good photo collection of desired/undesired characteristics.
  • Inner SE Community Plan – 1996? Addressed zoning issues not included in the Richmond Plan
  • Division Clinton Business & Residential District Surveys (2013) – recent DCBA surveys includes some relevant interests and concerns from local residents and business owners. DCBA Resident SurveyDCBA Division Business Report
  • Growing Better Published by the City of Portland in 1993.  It was adopted by the Planning Commission but NOT the City Council. In it there is strong language about the needs for collaboration in developing parking standards for both Commercial and Main Street areas. It also includes a focused design study of Division Main Street.
  • Photography: Oregon Historical Society. BPS also has a collection of all new buildings built since in the last 5-10 years. Architectural Heritage Center also has historical photos –
  • GIS – The City of Portland has full modeling data for the city



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