Gateway park design under way
Daily Journal of Commerce
June 18th 2010
Design of the Gateway neighborhood's first park is under way. The project team is holding an open house at the park on June 22 to gather feedback from the community.
The project includes a new three-acre park and a one-acre site set for redevelopment. A contractor hired by the Portland Development Commission is currently working to remove contaminated soil from the project site with money from a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
"The site is located in a fairly park deficient area," said landscape architect Carol Mayer of Mayer/Reed. "We want to see what configurations are possible depending on type of park and type of development."
According to Justin Douglas, senior project manager with PDC, the redevelopment site will be something that brings jobs to the Halsey corridor and will be complimentary to the park. But PDC has no concrete plans for the site yet.
"The site is on a commercial corridor, but we don't have enough knowledge of what the market will be like in a few years to say what it will be yet," Douglas said.
The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22 at the future park site, Northeast 106th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street, in Portland. After the meeting, the design team will use the information gathered to develop several design options, which will be presented in late September. A third and final open house is scheduled for mid-November to review the final design. Other project partners include Myhre Group Architects, Leland Consulting, and Architectural Cost Consultants.