- Landscape Architecture
- Master Planning
- Urban Design
- Brownfield recovery rite
- Stormwater treatment & bioswales
- Transit connections/alternative transportation
The 20-acre Con-way property is one of the largest undeveloped post-industrial tracts close to downtown Portland. Mayer/Reed and the consultant team worked closely with the company and members of the neighborhood association on a master plan for future multi-block urban development. The concept as currently envisioned is a vibrant mixed-use live, work and play community that focuses on sustainable design and enhanced livability along a new streetcar line extension. Proposed uses include expansion of a neighborhood retail corridor as well as new commercial and office space and urban housing for families and senior citizens.
An urban plaza surrounded by mixed-use buildings and a two-acre public park create gathering places where community events can be hosted. Several pedestrian-oriented streets break-up the scale of the large blocks to create fluid promenade connections and can be used for festivals, farmer’s markets and other urban rituals. Mayer/Reed developed the standards for the streets and open spaces by creating narratives and images that describe the qualities that make these spaces distinctive.