USPS Development Concepts
Thank you for participating!
Framework Plan completed
Thank you for your participation in the formulation of the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan, which was crafted with the contributions of a multi-disciplinary team offering an important combination of local knowledge and global perspective and expertise. Led by ZGF Architects, with strong partnership from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the team was joined by HR&A Advisors and ECONorthwest to offer real estate strategy and market analysis expertise; Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates to provide multimodal transportation planning and evaluation services; Harper Houf Peterson Righellis to estimate public infrastructure costs; and Cogan Owens Greene and Design + Culture Lab to facilitate public involvement. Their expertise was augmented by advice from a Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee, input from public open houses, and online and in-person surveys. Collectively, more than 1,000 interactions with a diverse range of stakeholders and perspectives from across the region provided insight. This response helped shape the strategic vision for the broader Broadway Corridor area and informed the refinement of a preferred development concept for the U.S. Postal Service site in downtown Portland.
The Broadway Corridor Framework Plan was adopted by the Portland Development Commission on October 14, 2014 and by City Council on November 5, 2015. It serves as the first phase of the planning process for the Broadway Corridor area, identified in the City of Portland’s West Quadrant Plan as a key opportunity site for high-density employment and signature city attractions, connecting the Old Town/Chinatown and Pearl District neighborhoods. A potential second phase, pursuant to PDC’s successful acquisition negotiations with the USPS, is anticipated to include a detailed master plan, building upon the work completed in the Framework Plan.