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NE Holladay Green Street Corridor Plan

Portland, Oregon

Client

While working for Nevue Ngan Associates, Kevin Robert Perry was a lead designer for the NE Holladay Green Street Corridor Plan.  Working with the City of Portland’s Sustainable Stormwater Management Program and the Portland Development Commission, the goal of the study was to develop a strategic and sustainable stormwater mitigation improvement plan for one of Portland’s most active transit corridors within the Lloyd District. NE Holladay Street is the primary pedestrian and transit spine in the Lloyd district that runs east and west through the District’s center. As envisioned, creation of the Holladay Green Street will establish an urban corridor which not only connects people to retail, business and housing within the district, to the surrounding neighborhoods and downtown central city, and to the Willamette River but also demonstrate sustainable stormwater principles. NE Holladay currently carries transit, vehicular, pedestrian and bike traffic. It was the intent of the study to have a stormwater plan which could be compatible to all forms and methods of transportation anywhere in the district. The NE Holladay Green Street, with its accompanying amenities, will be a unifying element within the district. For visitors arriving from Portland International Airport and points east along the I-84 corridor, Holladay Street provides the first views of the District and downtown Central City. Holladay Street defines the District’s edge for eastbound travelers leaving the Central City. The greenway, from Holladay Park to the Oregon Convention Center, would serve as a unique opportunity to showcase stormwater management in an urban area and particularly as part of accomplishing joint citywide sustainability goals and district-wide improvement goals. Blocks along Holladay Street will have distinctive characteristics that integrate various stormwater management components with multi-modal transportation needs and urban design elements. All blocks will be designed to work together as an interconnected pedestrian corridor within the district.  This project also will establish an identity as well as economic opportunities for the neighborhood. A unified Green Street along Holladay Street will serve to meet stormwater management and watershed health goals, as well as catalyze sustainable development in the district as outlined in the city’s comprehensive planning documents and the 2005 Watershed Management Plan.