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Portland Franklin Street Arterial Feasibility Study

Last year, PACTS funded a visioniong study for the City of Portland to evaluate and consider concepts and strategies for improving the Franklin Street Arterial and addressing the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists from I-295 to the waterfront, while also considering the arterial's urban context and potential future development along the corridor.  A Study Committee of key stakeholders was established and has been working with staff and a transportation/traffic consulting engineer to develop an alternatives concept for the Corridor.

This effort will be complete this summer and Portland has now requestted and will receive funding to take the Study to the feasibility and some preliminary engineering stage.  This phase will be to develop a feasibility plan which reflects the cost and design opportunities with a preferred Corridor alternative, building on the current visioning work.

The Franklin Street Arterial Feaibility Study will feature a list of recommendations with action steps providing a clear path for implementaiton.  An assessment of the current zoning along Franklin Street Corridor will be part of the work and be evaluated for consistency with policies for transit oriented development (TOD) along the corridor, including density, dimentional and design standards, and land use regulations.  The study will aim to identify existing barriers along the corridor to TOD and methods for promoting it with incentives and regulatory mechanisms. 

Franklin Arterial Final Report: 11/30/09
Download here. (Note: file is 12MB)



For more information, contact Carl Eppich at or call 774-9891.


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