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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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SW Naito Parkway Main Street

The Draft Conceptual Design Report for this project can be found through the links on this page or here.


 Contact information for the project manager can be found at the bottom of the page for additional questions or comments.


 Mock-up of South Portland Development

Project Description

Reconfiguring the Ross Island Bridgehead  is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reconnect a part of South Portland with improvements to SW Naito Parkway and land uses that contribute to a healthy connected community while also supporting Portland’s first historic district. This project will not only improve connections for regional commuters and reduce cut-through traffic but will also open up publicly owned land for development of much needed housing. Redirection of traffic and improved pedestrian and bicycle connections will allow residents to safely reach currently inaccessible parts of their neighborhood and rebuild local street connections between South Portland neighborhoods.

Harmful impacts from past auto infrastructure projects, land use regulations, urban renewal, and real estate practices shaped the growth in South Portland for generations. In an effort to remedy some of the harm done, the City is committed to ensure new transportation infrastructure, land use plans, and housing investments redress these past harms to low-income people and communities of color. 

This project will fit in alongside two other major planning projects taking place in this area: Updates for the South Portland Historic District Guidelines and the SW Corridor proposed light rail (MAX) line/station on Barbur Blvd. 

This project is a partnership between the Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS). To learn more about this project and other planning projects in South Portland, please visit the BPS website here.


Project Manager Contact Information:

Patrick Sweeney




02/25/2020 Public Event #2 Presentation

Second Open House Presentation

02/25/2020 Public Event Summary

Second Open House Summary

10/20/2020 Public Event #3 Presentation

Public Event #3 Presentation Slides

11/20/2019 Public Event Meeting Flyer

Flyer for the November 20th, 2019 Meeting