Current use: 116 surface parking spaces leased to Northwest Natural Gas Company for weekday employee parking; and available for weekday evening and weekend parking to support the Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Entertainment District, and nearby businesses
Zoned Central Commercial with Design Zone Overlay (CXd)
Subsurface conditions: Investigations have determined environmental concerns including petroleum-contaminated soils, possible drywells, and underground storage tanks. Prosper Portland will conduct additional investigations to develop strategies to avoid, remediate, or mitigate these conditions during site development.
Included on New Chinatown / Japan Town Historic District
Prosper Portland is engaging stakeholders to identify community goals and benefits for these two properties. We encourage you to get involved!
Prosper Portland, with the assistance of JLA Public Involvement, needs to hear from key stakeholders in the community such as property owners, business owners, residents, and those with historical or cultural connections to the neighborhood to help identify community goals and benefits and any potential unintended consequences or disparities that should be mitigated or avoided as part of these redevelopment projects. Community conversations and open houses about redeveloping the two properties are happening soon. We need your input to make sure these developments are successful in achieving Old Town/Chinatown’s vision.
Our goal is to select one or more developers for the two properties by the end of June 2019. We will select the developers based on their ability to implement development plans that satisfy the goals of the Old Town/Chinatown Five-Year Action Plan and achieve the goals and benefits identified by the community through our outreach process.
We invited community members to share their thoughts on the community goals and benefits for two redevelopment opportunities in Old Town/Chinatown.
Public Open House
Community members attended Open House #1 on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Prosper Portland.
Attract new neighborhood investment to activate key properties and improve district connectivity.
Promote business vitality by increasing employment and retail activity.
Align resources and build local capacity for improving district livability.
In 2019 Portland City Council approved a five-year extension to the original Plan, which maintains the original focus on neighborhood investment, business vitality, and district livability, while seeking to capitalize on the progress made since 2014. It prioritizes public safety and livability (specifically related to homelessness and sanitation), housing, parking replacement, and seismic upgrades.