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South Park Blocks

South Park Blocks URA won’t officially close until all bonds have been paid off. Continued investment bolsters the city’s goals for the area as a thriving downtown retail core, a healthy mixed-income residential neighborhood and, through PSU, as an economic generator.

Urban Renewal Area (URA) Fast Facts

Created: June 1985

Total Acres: 98

Last date to issue long-term debt (?): July 2008

Boundaries: View the South Park Blocks URA boundaries.


Neighborhoods: University District, Cultural District, Park Avenue District, West End

What's New

  • PDC launches Mercatus, an online platform to highlight local small business owners of color
    June 15, 2016
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  • NoAppFee rental platform named "People's Choice" in Global 1776 Challenge Cup
    June 13, 2016
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  • Open House set for June 10 to review draft design guidelines for new Chinatown/Japantown Historic District
    June 09, 2016
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URA Contact

Irene Bowers
email or 503-823-2419

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