DIVISION design initiative
The Main Street Design Initiative is a community project to create a vision and design guidelines that can better inform anticipated development along our core main street areas with greater sensitivity to local character.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Main Street Design Guidelines for Division
In 2018, Division neighborhoods and the business association adopted the Main Street Design Guidelines. These are voluntary design guidelines and provide helpful community tools for new development.
Where do the Design Guidelines apply?
The focus of the guidelines is the area along SE Division Street from 11th to 81st with concentrations of our most special historic buildings found around 30th to Cesar Chavez Boulevard (39th).
Who’s involved and how?
Working with PDX Main Streets, Business Association, Richmond Neighborhood Association and other neighborhoods, local businesses, the community and design consultants, we are engaging the community to identify our design priorities and goals. Clarifying the community vision is a key part in the process, as well as identifying our desired character and identity, our special buildings and important sites for special planning consideration.
Progress + Process THIS SECTION NEEDS TO BE UPDATED
We've held two large public visioning workshops, hosted two design walking tours of upper and lower Hawthorne, and gathered information on the communities design goals and concerns. In addition, we've identified a list of 57 Special Character Buildings (draft adopted by HBBA) and 16 Key Sites for special planning. Now we're working with HBBA to craft a Design Supplement to the Main Street Guidelines and advocating on city policy to advocate for more context-sensitive main street design standards and guidelines.
Get Involved! Join the conversation at one of our community workshops, volunteer, donate, or contact us to learn more.
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Want to learn more or get involved? Contact us!
If you have questions, need special accommodations, or want to contact the organizers:
PDX Main St. Guidelines: Heather Flint Chatto or Linda Nettekoven, Co-Directors, PDX Main Streets email
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