Environmental Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation started construction on the Division Streetscape Project in May 2013. The work is finished now and it’s time to celebrate.
The Division/Clinton Business Assocation is sponsoring OpenFest! on Friday, October 24. City Commissioners Nick Fish and Steve Novick will officially re-open SE Division in a ceremony at SE 31st and Division starting at 10 a.m. Following the grand re-opening, several Division merchants will offer in-store specials throughout the day. You can also enjoy food booths and live music until 9 p.m. Check www.divisionclinton.com/OpenFest for all the details.
There’s plenty to celebrate. From SE 11th Avenue to SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard, Division is now an attractive main street with increased access to transit, better pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and improved air and water quality.
The corridor has new curb extensions for bus landings, new crosswalks and street lights, improved signalization and new public art. Nearly 5,000 feet of new sewer pipes replaced old sewers in poor condition. New green street planters and street trees keep stormwater runoff out of the new sewers and green up the neighborhood. Come and see the improvements for yourself and enjoy OpenFest! from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 24.