SE Division Streetscape Improvements

Portland, OR
Portland Bureau of Transportation
Nevue Ngan Associates (Landscape Architects)
Emery & Sons Construction, Inc.
Green street
Sustainable stormwater
Low Impact Development
Services/Project Type
Civil Engineering
Utility Infrastructure
Low Impact Development
Topographic Surveys
Active Transportation
Transportation Engineering
Roadway Design
Pavement Preservation

KPFF served as prime consultant to the City of Portland for the comprehensive rehabilitation and redesign of SE Division Street, a project encompassing significant infrastructure and aesthetic improvements. This project not only transformed a deteriorated roadway but revitalized a commercial and residential main street, ultimately transforming it into one of USA Today’s 2014 Top 10 Up and Coming US Neighborhoods.

KPFF provided project management, civil and structural engineering and surveying services. Streetscape improvements throughout the 29-block corridor included extensive vegetated stormwater facilities and other green street design elements, street trees, curb extensions, crosswalk enhancements, pedestrian facilities, upgraded signalization and public art. The project also involved the replacement and rehabilitation of approximately 4,500 lf of combined sewer mainline ranging from 12 inches to 62 inches in diameter.

KPFF’s team was able to successfully navigate the often competing requirements of the various City bureaus and other stakeholders through effective communication and a focus on meeting the goals of the project. Construction of the project, which is Portland's first green main street, began in spring 2013. The project was awarded a 2014 ACEC Oregon Grand Award.

Awards & Recognition

  • ACEC Oregon, Grand Award (2014)