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Central City Potential Swimming Beach Sites Study and Eastbank Crescent Riverfront Plan. Both up for adoption by resolution at City Council next week. No funding attached as yet.
Nice! I thought those were old dead ideas.
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Central City Potential Swimming Beach Sites Study and Eastbank Crescent Riverfront Plan. Both up for adoption by resolution at City Council next week. No funding attached as yet.
ambitious but they will need some extraordinary marketing to get people immersing their head in the water...i wouldn't do that north of the sellwood bridge. sorry portland the zidell property seems like the best. nice sunny exposure, probably hobo free. the others seem like a boobie prize. noisy freeway, hobo camps and needles nearby. im glad people are using the omsi dock but even there , aren't there no swimming signs posted? the current is too swift under the hawthorne bridge for novice swimmers and hipster day drinkers. sellwood's beach is nice though when its not over run by dogs and hobo pirates...the problem with the willamette is people like sandy bottoms, not mud....
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The Japanese Garden expansion is such a great asset for the city. I hope you all go if you have the chance.
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I haven't seen the new buildings yet, I am planning on visiting the gardens some time in September when crowds die down a bit.
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On Design Commission agenda for October 26th:

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SOWA-Greenway-Gibbs to Ross Island Bridge
APPLICANT: Alan Park, ZRZ Realty Company
ADDRESS: 3121 Moody Avenue

Design Advice Request hearing for proposed improvements to the Southwaterfront (SOWA) Greenway that runs from SW Gibbs on the south to the Ross Island Bridge on the North, located in the South Waterfront Subdistrict of the Central City Plan District. These proposed Greenway Improvements include two primary design elements: (1) The 2017 update to the 2004 Greenway Development Plan; and (2) the design concept planning for the Slipway.

The Slipway is the area of the Zidell barge launch located at the foot of the Gibbs Street right-of-way, and will provide the primary public access to the river, including a bridge across the Slipway and two docks. The proposed improvements will include the following features: two ADA accessible docks; a floating platform positioned on the historic barge launch rails; a bridge crossing the Slipway connecting the area south of Gibbs to the area north of Gibbs along the river's edge; habitat along the riverbank; adaptive re-use of the historic barge building; and separated pedestrian and bicycle paths that link north to south. A Type Ill South Waterfront ("SOWA") Greenway and Design Review will be required for this proposal.
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Notice of a Pre-Application Conference for the SOWA-Greenway-Gibbs to Ross Island Bridge
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Burnside footbridge to become a reality

In only 11 days of crowd funding, the Portland Parks Foundation surpassed their $150,000 goal toward construction of a sorely needed pedestrian footbridge connecting Forest Park's Wildwood Trail.

Starting the campaign on Sept. 20, it reached its goal on Sept. 30.

The footbridge has been in demand by concerned community members going back at least 20 years when the crossing of the trail with West Burnside Street in Northwest Portland was identified as problematic in a 1996 study by the Portland Bureau of Transportation Engineering and Development. While an estimated 80,000 people cross at that spot and approximately 18,000 cars zoom by annually, creating a dangerous situation for both drivers and those on the trail.

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