Denver Avenue Streetscape Approved

Latest News on the Denver Avenue Streetscape Project in Portland's Kenton Neighborhood. Project team includes GreenWorks and SERA Architects. Text from the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC), April 27, 2009 by Tyler Graf...

image courtesy SERA + GreenWorks

Spruced-up streets planned for Kenton Neighborhood

The city says 42 construction jobs will be created as part of the Denver Streetscape Project inside the Kenton Neighborhood. Thanks to an ordinance passed last week at City Council, the $2 million project will move forward this summer. The project will feature the installation of trees, sidewalk improvements, curb extensions, storm water planters, art, ornamental streetlights and pedestrian crossings and will cover North Denver Avenue from North Interstate Avenue to North Watts.

According to the Portland Developent Commission, design and engineering will be completed this spring. The project will be put out to bid shortly with the bid opening anticipated for May. Contracts will be awarded in June, with construction expected to finish by the end of the year.