GreenWorks has contributed to the redevelopment of Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) over the last decade through improvements to the Clay Street Right of Way / RiverEast pedestrian plaza and most recently with Clay Street Green Street. GreenWorks, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, designed the streetscape for a 12-block section of SE Clay Street to be a new green street. The green street design provides a pedestrian friendly corridor from the Ladd’s Addition neighborhood to the Eastbank Esplanade, strengthening connectivity and improving the pedestrian realm. Incorporation of public art was an important part of the design. The “Log Dog” art features provide visual links to the industrial district’s past.
GreenWorks worked with the Bureau of Environmental Services and stakeholder groups to obtain feedback and approval of green street alternatives. The resulting project provides sustainable environmental benefits, including vegetated stormwater management, pedestrian and bicycle passage, and strategies that maintain freight movement and business activities throughout the CEID. This project was completed in 2014.