Con-way trucking company is planning to build a mixed-use development that connects the Pearl District to Northwest Portland including retail space, housing, parks and offices totaling about 2.9 million square feet. The plan’s are backed by Portland based GBD architects and according to the Portland Business Journal the space consists of about 16 blocks and 20 acres. This development is a significant opportunity for a new pedestrian friendly neighborhood in Portland and will bring in new retail spaces and jobs. This huge property is currently occupied by a parking lot. According to the Daily Journal of Commerce, Con-way is working with the Northwest District Association on whether or not the new development will negatively impact the area’s surroundings, including the Chapman Elementary School and Multnomah County Library.
Photo: Pearl District Skyline, Ajbenj, Wikipedia
More info at:
Portland Architecture Blog, 16 Acre Conway Site in Northwest Being Planned as Major Mixed Use Development (12/2011)
Portland Business Journal, Conway Development Back in High Gear, (11/05/2010)