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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 hires two for community economic development work
    April 16, 2015
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  • The Early Adopter Program in Portland, Oregon
    April 16, 2015
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  • Top Stories: March 2015
    March 31, 2015
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URA Contact

Irene Bowers
email or 503-823-2419

Upcoming Events

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  1. NED Leadership Group Meeting

    Friday, May 29, 2015