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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

  • Startup PDX Challenge semi-finalists named; public vote begins
    November 02, 2015
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  • Top Stories: October 2015
    October 31, 2015
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  • PDC Board adopts Broadway Corridor Framework Plan
    October 29, 2015
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URA Contact

Irene Bowers
email or 503-823-2419

Upcoming Events

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  1. Financial Sustainability Committee meeting

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015