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Main Street Design Guidelines
Tools, Resources & Special Studies

We provide free and low-bono design and planning support to help those in need with workshops, visioning, surveys, special studies, public engagement, and grant writing assistance.

 

Below are a few of the resources we have developed to support communities. More are available in our Toolbox for Neighborhood Design.

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PDX Main St Design Guidelines

Originally developed as the Division Design Guidelines, we soon realized these were needed for many of Portland's Main Streets which share similar characteristics and patterns. These voluntary PDX Main Street Design Guidelines have been locally adopted for 12 Main Streets including DivisionHawthorne, Woodstock, multiple streets in Sellwood-Moreland, and seven main streets in Hosford Abernethy

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Sellwood-Moreland Design Guidelines

In January 2019, the Sellwood Moreland Improvement League Board of Directors adopted the PDX Main Streets Design Guidelines for their neighborhood main streets. From 2018-2020 we were hired low-bono to support Sellwood-Moreland with a special supplement in addition to the design guidelines. In 2020, the SMILE Board adopted the Sellwood-Moreland Design Guidelines as a Supplement to the PDX Main Street Guidelines). Learn more about the Community Process

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Hawthorne Boulevard
Special Buildings + Key Sites

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Division Design Guidelines

Originally developed as the Division Design Guidelines, we soon realized these were needed for many of Portland's Main Streets which share similar characteristics and patterns. These voluntary PDX Main Street Design Guidelines have been locally adopted for 12 Main Streets including DivisionHawthorne, Woodstock, multiple streets in Sellwood-Moreland, and seven main streets in Hosford Abernethy

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Woodstock Boulevard

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Alberta Main Street Grant

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