Join the EPG in the second tour of our Walking Tour Series! All (OAPA members and non-members alike) are welcome, but tickets are capped at 20 so reserve your spot TODAY!
Discover how the interstate MAX light-rail line has helped to focus development and revitalize a historic commercial area in North Portland. Hear about the variety of revitalization tools used by the local development commission, the transit agency and the regional government.
Participants will ride the Interstate MAX line north to the historic Kenton neighborhood, talking along the way about the planning process and community input used for locating TODs along the corridor. The tour makes a stop at an affordable-housing project that was one of the first developments along the light-rail corridor, thanks to a unique funding package that included using transit funding for affordable housing. Once in the Kenton neighborhood, participants will discuss the revitalization of the commercial area and how streetscape design, education and coaching of business owners have all worked to improve the local business climate. Transportation will be by light rail and walking.
Starting and End Point: Patton Park Apartments, 5272 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR, 97217. Take MAX to the Killingsworth Station and walk one block south. Street parking is also available on side streets off of Interstate Blvd.
All tickets include 1-day transit pass*. Bring water/snacks as needed. AICP tickets include 3 credits.
$15 - Student/Emerging Professional (non-AICP; 5 or fewer years experience)
$30 - Professional/AICP credit (more than 5 years experience; 3 AICP credits)
*If you plan on taking TriMet to the tour meeting place, email email@example.com to request your TriMet pass be mailed to you ahead of time.
RUN OF DAY - September 24th
9:00 am Meet Tour group outside Patton Park Apartments, 5272 N Interstate Ave. Brief welcome by Jay Higgins - move inside to lobby.
9:10 am Jillian Detweiler presents Interstate MAX planning & TriMet involvement with Patton Park. Jessica Woodruff shares the affordable housing perspective and how transit supports affordable housing residents.
9:35 am Tour the lower level of Patton Park.
9:55 am Walk to Killingsworth MAX station (Trains at 9:49am and 10:04am).
10:04 am Board MAX to Kenton, arrive 10:10 am.
10:15 am Arrive at Northwood Apartments, 8338 N Interstate Ave. Discuss Northwood development and take a short tour.
11:00 am Introduce Sara King and Jessie Burke. Sara presents PDC’s efforts in the Denver Streetscape Project. Jessie Burke presents the efforts of the Neighborhood Association.
11:20 am Walk to N. Denver Ave. Sara King and Jessie Burke lead the walking tour of Denver Ave Streetscape Project and Business Association revitalization efforts.
12:00 noon Tour finishes at Kenton MAX Station for participants that need to catch transit.