Contact: Shawn Uhlman, Prosper Portland, 503-823-7994

Redevelopment of the Broadway Corridor has reached several critical milestones as work at the USPS site enters a new phase of work.  

Since beginning work in summer of 2020, Prosper Portland has successfully completed demolition of the USPS Vehicle Maintenance Facility, relocation of USPS retail operations, sitework and soils remediation, and is now finishing demolition of the USPS main processing and distribution facility.  

was spent at Minority-Owned firms
of costs were spent at COBID-certified firms

All four of these construction projects exceed performance goals laid out in the community benefit agreement negotiated with the Healthy Communities Coalition (HCC). Business and Workforce goals were tracked monthly at the Labor Management Community Oversight Committee (LMCOC). Overall, 93% of costs were spent at COBID-certified firms, with nearly $36 million going to Minority-Owned firms (as of January 2024). Workforce goals were also met, with 24% of hours worked done by Apprentices, 70% done by Minority workers, and 20% done by Women workers. 

of hours worked by Apprentices
of hours worked by Minority workers
of hours worked by Women workers

Development now enters its next phase, with the Portland Housing Bureau’s newly released Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for affordable housing development at NW Johnson and NW 9th Avenue. Portland Housing Bureau recently hosted a pre-submission conference for interested parties that was attended by interested developers, architects, and engineers. RQFs are due on Friday, February 16 at 3:00 pm (PST).  

In the coming months, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and Portland Water Bureau will lead installation of off-site utilities, Portland Bureau of Transportation will work to extend NW Johnson Street and NW Kearney Street, and Portland Parks & Recreation will work to design a new Park Block directly south of the site. 

Prosper Portland Director Kimberly Branam said, “These endeavors are labors of love. They’re long-term projects that take patience, creativity, and persistence when challenges arrive. I’m thankful to our team at Prosper Portland, our bureau partners at the City, especially the Portland Housing Bureau, and our community partners who have worked tirelessly to keep this project moving forward.”