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Broadway Corridor Framework Plan

Broadway Corridor


Study Area
Broadway Corridor Study Area

The Broadway Corridor area is approximately 24 acres and encompasses several PDC-owned properties including Blocks Y and R and Union Station (see map on right). Built in 1896, Union Station is an active hub for Amtrak passenger rail; PDC aims to further position and activate the station as a gateway to the city and surrounding neighborhood. On the western half of the area, PDC is in negotiations with the USPS to acquire their 14-acre site, which is also an important anchor to the redevelopment of this area.

The Broadway Corridor, and more particularly the USPS site, is identified in the City of Portland’s West Quadrant Plan as a key opportunity site for high-density employment and signature city attractions, connecting the Old Town/Chinatown and Pearl District neighborhoods. The Broadway Corridor Framework Plan serves as the first phase of the planning process for the area. A potential second phase, pursuant to PDC’s successful acquisition negotiations with the USPS, is anticipated to include a detailed master plan, building upon the work completed in the Framework Plan.

The purpose of the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan is two-fold:

  1. Articulate a strategic vision for development or redevelopment of the broader Broadway Corridor area, and
  2. Develop a preferred development concept for the USPS site.

The Broadway Corridor Framework Plan was adopted by the Portland Development Commission on October 14, 2014 and by City Council on November 5, 2015. Download the Framework Plan >

Formulation of the Framework Plan included participation from a Stakeholder Advisory Committee and a Technical Advisory Committee, input from Public Open Houses and surveys (online and in person), and the expertise of a multi-disciplinary consultant team.

Project Team

PDC hired a multi-disciplinary team offering an important combination of local knowledge and global perspective and expertise to guide the creation of the Framework Plan. The team was led by ZGF Architects, with strong partnership from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). They were joined by HR&A Advisors and ECONorthwest to offer real estate strategy and market analysis expertise; Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates to provide multimodal transportation planning and evaluation services; Harper Houf Peterson Righellis to estimate public infrastructure costs; and Cogan Owens Greene and Design + Culture Lab to facilitate public involvement.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings

Public Open Houses & Online Participation 

Open House #1

June 30, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
PNCA - Mediatheque, First Floor
511 NW Broadway
Open House #2

July 21, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
PNCA - Mediatheque, First Floor 
511 NW Broadway
Open House #3
September 8, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
University of Oregon
70 NW Couch St, Rm 142/144

PDC Town Hall
Review past comments in our PDC Town Hall.


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Sarah Harpole, Senior Project/Program Coordinator
email or 503-823-3337


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