- Landscape Architecture
- Master Planning
- Urban Design
- Stormwater treatment & bioswales
- Transit connections/alternative transportation
Beaverton, a suburb of Portland, lies in heart of Oregon’s “Silicon Forest.” Like many American cities with an automobile-oriented core, the city’s downtown has potential to be dramatically transformed into a more vibrant central district with a distinctive identity.
A collaborative urban design, architecture and economics consulting team examined the opportunities. Mayer/Reed developed concepts for how natural systems, parks and public open spaces can help realize the city’s redevelopment potentials by creating a framework for a more a sustainable and connected community. The firm’s plan for the Three Creeks Confluence sets forth a vision for a green network of open spaces at its core. A bike and pedestrian creek-side trail system would connect parks and plazas with neighborhoods. Some segments have potential to be a day-lighted amenity that supports a new vision for creek-side development. A large new park adjacent to the transit center and series of artfully designed small-scale bridges will give Beaverton a unique pedestrian, civic character.