Central Eastside

2016-06-09T18:45:53+00:00

With its entrepreneurial vibe, industrial properties and proximity to the waterfront and downtown, the CES is a focal point for the city’s economic development strategy and its goals for urban innovation and a dynamic central city. Contact: Lisa Abuaf, email or 503-823-7380 Urban Renewal Area (URA) Fast Facts Created: August 1986 Total Acres: 708.5 Last [...]

Downtown Waterfront

2018-10-16T16:56:01+00:00

Expired in April 2008, the Downtown URA won’t officially close until all bonds have been paid off. Until that time, Prosper Portland investment continues to strengthen downtown’s role as the heart of the region’s economic growth and success. Contact: Sarah Harpole, email or 503-823-3337 Urban Renewal Area (URA) Fast Facts Created: 1984 Total Acres: 233.1 [...]

Gateway Regional Center

2016-06-09T18:47:58+00:00

As a Metro-designated regional center and a strategic transportation crossroads, the Gateway area has the potential to be a hub of employment in East Portland. Opportunities abound in Gateway to support small businesses and spark vibrant, economically healthy neighborhoods. Contact: General Inquiries Susan Kuhn, email or 503-823-3406 | Business Development Bernie Kerosky, email or 503-823-3459 Urban [...]

Interstate Corridor

2016-06-09T18:48:35+00:00

Capacity-building to support business growth, job creation and social equity plays a critical role in Interstate, with its diverse collection of historic residential communities, commercial corridors and industrial districts, and its status as the city’s largest urban renewal area. Contact: General Inquiries Kim Moreland, email or 503-823-3220 Business Development Bernie Kerosky, email or 503-823-3459 [...]

Lents Town Center

2018-11-13T11:41:20+00:00

Neighborhood business vitality is central to the development of the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Area. Job generation, small business support, and infrastructure improvements to foster community growth and vibrancy have been the focal points for Prosper Portland’s work in Lents. Contact: General Inquiries: Alison Wicks, email or 503-823-3949 Business Development: Bernie Kerosky, email or 503-823-3459 [...]

Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative and Main Street Network

2018-12-17T11:30:19+00:00

The Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) and Main Street Network is a Prosper Portland program focused on community economic development at the neighborhood scale. A community-driven, self-help approach is at the heart of this work. With grants, training, and support from Prosper Portland, each district is responsible for planning and implementing projects to improve the [...]

North Macadam

2016-06-09T18:50:39+00:00

Public and private investment has generated remarkable growth here, with new jobs, enhanced public amenities and innovative urban living. North Mac extends the central city neighborhood to South Waterfront and is delivering on strategic goals for the city and Prosper Portland. Contact: Lisa Abuaf, email or 503-823-7380 Urban Renewal Area (URA) Fast Facts Created: June [...]

Oregon Convention Center

2016-07-06T21:59:02+00:00

As a close-in, central city URA, OCC has multiple opportunities for commercial revitalization and community wealth building. The district offers much potential for projects that foster neighborhood vitality, local business ownership and employment, and urban innovation. Contact: Amy Nagy, email or 503-823-3351 Urban Renewal Area (URA) Fast Facts Created: June 1989 Total Acres: 410 Last [...]

River District

2016-07-06T21:59:55+00:00

Home to the Pearl District, Old Town/Chinatown and swaths of grittier, industrial properties, the River District URA has experienced phenomenal growth since 2001. Projects focus on the area’s capacity for continued growth as a high-density, mixed-use urban neighborhood. Contact: Sarah Harpole, email or 503-823-3337 Urban Renewal Area (URA) Fast Facts Created: June 1998 Total Acres: [...]