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Designing Park Space on the Former Location of a Post Office

A planning process launched after Portland bought the former location of the city's Central Post Office from the federal government has yielded a final design concept.
May 11, 2019, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"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.

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Published on Friday, May 10, 2019 in The Oregonian
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