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82nd Avenue Plan

82nd Avenue Plan: Planning for a Future Civic Corridor


View the 82nd Avenue Plan - Adopted May 2019

You can view Appendix B with maps as a PDF or as an interactive map of the estimated public right-of-way dedications property by property along 82nd Ave. You are welcome to provide feedback to project staff; contact info is below.

City Council unanimously adopted the 82nd Avenue Plan on May 23, 2019.

Thank you to everyone who provided testimony!


The Portland Bureau of Transportation is developing a plan for 82nd Ave. The purpose of this plan is to identify capital improvement projects, policies, design practices and other recommendations to support the incremental transformation of 82nd Avenue into a Civic Corridor, as envisioned in the Portland 2035 Comprehensive Plan. This plan is also intended to be in service to a larger effort underway, the eventual transfer of ownership of 82nd Avenue (OR 213) from Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to the City of Portland, under the stewardship of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

This plan is being developed in coordination with the 82nd Ave Study: Understanding Barriers to Development, led by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. This joint planning effort is funded in part by a Metro Community Planning and Development Grant. BPS and PBOT are working together to address barriers within the corridor.

The City’s planning efforts were also coordinated with and informed by the planning process led by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to develop the ODOT 82nd Ave of Roses Implementation Plan.

Key elements of the 82nd Avenue Plan:

Recommended safety, access and transit improvements along 82nd Ave. The primary focus of these improvements is increasing safety and removing transportation barriers. Most of the recommended projects are enhanced pedestrian and bicycle crossings, increased lighting, signal changes to reduce conflicts and other minor improvements to existing signals. In addition, Enhanced Transit priority treatments and bus stop improvements are recommended along 82nd Ave to improve the reliability, speed and capacity of TriMet bus line 72.

Proposed changes to PBOT’s current right-of-way dedication requirements during property redevelopment to provide wider sidewalk corridors along 82nd Ave. These will be made incrementally over time, as development occurs. The change would bring PBOT right-of-way dedication requirements more in line with the existing Special Setback development requirements along 82nd Ave (45 feet from each side of the center line) in the Portland Zoning Code, Title 33.


Past Events:

City Council Public Hearing: Thursday, May 23, 2019  

PBOT staff presentation to City Council

City Council Invitation Flier (some are half page repeated 2 per sheet for printing and cutting):     

English     Spanish      Chinese      Vietnamese      Russian

This was a joint hearing to adopt the PBOT-led 82nd Avenue Plan and the BPS-led  82nd Ave Study: Understanding Barriers to Development.


Thank you to everyone who attended our 82nd Ave open house on March 5th at PCC Southeast Campus!

You can view the Preliminary Draft Plan and several of the posters displayed at the open house here.


Drop-in hours to talk with PBOT and BPS staff. Monday, February 25, 2019, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd. Staff will answer your questions one-on-one. 

Public Open House/ Community forum. Rescheduled for Tuesday, March 5th, 6 – 8 p.m. at Portland Community College – Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Community Hall Annex. Come learn more at an open house event. Join your neighbors to discuss the future of 82nd Avenue.

PCC was very accommodating and swiftly helped us get our event rescheduled in advance of our PSC hearing on March 12. Thank you PCC!

Feb 27, 2019 PAST UPDATE: The Open House scheduled for Feb 27 at PCC Southeast Campus was CANCELED. PCC announced: Due to continued snow and freezing temperatures, PCC's campuses and centers are closed today (Wednesday, Feb. 27).   All events and activities are cancelled for the rest of the day and evening. 

PBOT and BPS staff are working on rescheduling this open house for another day. We will share more information when more is known. Our apologies for any inconveniences. Please travel safely.

Planning and Sustainability Commission Public Hearing. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. at 1900 SW Fourth Avenue (SW 4th Avenue and Hall Street), 2nd Floor. Please call 503-823-7700 a week before the hearing to confirm the scheduled time of this agenda item. 


Contact Info: 

Planning Project Manager:
April Bertelsen
Phone: 503-823-6177