January 19, 2010

The project team for two catalytic projects in the central city, Centennial Mills and The Fields Neighborhood Park, will host a public open house tonight, January 19, at Bridgeport Brewpub & Bakery, to present schematic design for both projects. This follows on a public event held in early December where the teams reviewed and received public input on earlier level designs.

PDC and Portland Parks and Recreation will join the Centennial Mills development team of LAB Holding, LLC and Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, as well as The Fields Park designers led by The Office of Cheryl Barton, to review the schematic design of the Centennial Mills redevelopment and The Fields Neighborhood Park and to discuss design options for a pedestrian bridge linking the two projects along the Willamette River.

The Open House
The public open house will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 19 in the Heritage Room at Bridgeport, 1313 NW Marshall Street. The five key principles identified in the Centennial Mills Framework Plan will guide discussion at the event: Provide Open Space, Capture History, Define a Community Focal Point, Strengthen Connections, and Embrace Sustainability.

Centennial Mills team member Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle recently received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award for their design and renovation of the Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; this was one of only fourteen projects to be honored with the AIA’s prestigious award.