Designing Park Space on the Former Location of a Post Office
"Portland’s central post office could be replaced with sports fields and basketball courts flanked by high-rises under a concept recommended by the city’s urban renewal agency after weighing several contenders," reports Elliot Njus.
"The concept being advanced also integrates the city’s “Green Loop" plan for a six-mile bike- and pedestrian-focused parkway through downtown, the Lloyd District and the Central Eastside," adds Njus.
The winning design concept was chosen over a nature-focused 'urban forest' and a series of scattered plazas. According to Njus, the former Post Office site is the largest redevelopment opportunity in Portland's center city.