The Sellwood-Moreland Main Streets Design Initiative is engaging community members to create a vision and customize the PDX Main Street Design Guidelines to guide future development with greater sensitivity to local character.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Sellwood-Moreland Main Streets Design Initiative is a community project to create a vision and design guidelines that can better shape anticipated development along our core main street areas with greater sensitivity to local character.
Main Street Design Guidelines for Sellwood-Moreland
SMILE recently adopted the Division-Hawthorne Design Guidelines for application to Sellwood-Moreland's core commercial Main Streets. These are voluntary design guidelines and provide helpful community tools for new development. SMILE is working now with PDX Main Streets Design Initiative, Qamar Architecture + Town Planning, and Forage Design + Planning to customize these guidelines for Sellwood-Mooreland and to proactively set goals for new development.
Where do the Design Guidelines apply?
The focus of the guidelines are core main street areas with special character along SE Milwaulkie Avenue, SE 13th Avenue, Tacoma Street, and SE Bybee Boulevard.
Who’s involved and how? Working with PDX Main Streets, SMILE, the business alliance, the community and a design consulting team, we are engaging the community to describe the local context, and identify shared 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.
Get Involved! Join the conversation at one of our community workshops, volunteer, donate, or contact us to learn more.
Community Workshop #3 - To Be Announced
Design Walking Tour/Community Meeting #2 on Design, Development + Preservation
Thursday, July 25, 2019, 6:30-8:30 PM
Short main street design walk followed by hour+ community meeting and discussion. Ice cream sandwiches and drinks provided! This event was the second in a series of three community workshops to inform a vision and customize design guidelines for Sellwood-Moreland's historic main streets core areas. Come learn about Portland's common design patterns of streetcar era buildings and corridors that can be a guide to new development and give input on your vision, design priorities and goals for new development. Hosted by SMILE, PDX Main Streets Design Initiative and the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance with support from Qamar Architecture and Town Planning and Forage Design + Planning.
Community Workshop #1: Design, Development + Preservation in Sellwood-Moreland Thursday, June 30, 2019, 6:00-8:30 PM
All events are FREE, however we've been raising the funds to work with our local experts to assist with this important work so any donations are much appreciated.
HELP SUPPORT THE PROJECT!
Support SMILE fundraising for the Main Street Design Guidelines local effort. To donate and contribute to the cause, visit:
Want to learn more or get involved? Contact us!
If you have questions, need special accommodations, or want to contact the organizers:
SMILE Contact: Vikki Degaa, SMILE Land Use Committee email
PDX Main St. Guidelines: Heather Flint Chatto or Linda Nettekoven, Co-Directors, PDX Main Streets email
Design + Planning Consultants: