Southwest Montgomery Green Street Concept Plan
This nine-block plan in downtown Portland looks at creating a highly pedestrian-oriented streetscape that incorporates a variety of stormwater strategies along the streetscape including stormwater planters, green walls, green roofs, surface stormwater conveyance, creative downspout disconnection, and pervious paving. Simultaneous multi-block development along the Southwest Montgomery Green Street will dramatically build upon the long-term efforts advanced by the City, Portland State University, private developers, and businesses over the past four decades. The strategic convergence of these elements will successfully activate the neighborhood, enhance the pedestrian experience, and foster sustainability as a relationship between academic, residential, and business communities. Two blocks of the concept plan have been implemented, with other blocks scheduled to be built in the near future. The SW Montgomery Green Street was awarded a 2012 National ASLA Professional Award of Honor within the Analysis and Planning category. Kevin Robert Perry was the lead designer for this project while working at NNA Landscape Architecture.