Tabor Commons

Location
Portland, OR
Owner
Portland Parks & Recreation
Architect
Greenworks, PC (Landscape Architect)
Contractor
Slayden Construction
Sustainability
Sustainable stormwater
Low Impact Development
Services/Project Type
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering
Utility Infrastructure
Low Impact Development
Stormwater Management

Volunteer engineers from KPFF and one of Portland’s venerable neighborhood associations joined forces to transform an urban blight into a green community oasis. Once a drug front, Tabor Commons is now a flourishing community center and rain garden. The innovative and creative Tabor Commons encompasses sustainable stormwater facilities that filter 500,000 gallons per year — almost enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Awards & Recognition

  • Merit Award for Landscape Architectural Design, ASLA, 2006

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