March 8, 2010

Portland: Rose Quarter Development Project

An exciting exercise in municipal, community and commercial engagement is taking place in Portland, Oregon.

After questions arose last year about the future of the Memorial Coliseum building, the Rose Quarter Development project was put together to determine the future of the building and the site. A community-supported Development Strategy for the Rose Quarter study area will include the types of land uses - such as entertainment, office, retail, etc. - and urban design.

The Rose Quarter Development Project team is composed of staff from Portland Development Commission, Portland Mayor's Office, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and consultant firms of JLA Public Involvement, Ideate training and software client Boora Architects and EcoNorthwest. The PDC-led team taps a full range of expertise and talent from across city departments to shape and guide the project.

More than 95 different proposals were submitted for consideration. Ideate friend Josh Plager, AIA, Senior Technical Architect at KMD Architects submitted his proposal Light It Up and notes:
Check out for a showing of what you can do with Revit.

The Development Project has narrowed the concepts after a period of public input and review. Next steps? A meeting on Tuesday, March 9 of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC). And, this month, City Council will issue the Memorial Coliseum RFP and call for proposals for selected concepts!

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