Proposed Education Urban Renewal Area
Brochure: A great city needs a great university

On May 16, 2012, Portland City Council approved, in a 3-1 vote, the Education Urban Renewal Plan
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View a map of the Innovation District

for Council hearing May 9, 2012
Exhibits (including Plan and Report)
URA Plan
URA Technical Report
PDC Board Report (4/11)

Additional Information

Project List
Open House Presentation
Housing Set Aside information sheet
Open House Summary of Feedback (4/17/12)


The proposed Education Urban Renewal Area (EDURA) is based on the results of the Central City Study and delivers on the Mayor's 2011 State of the City Address to create a new URA focused on expanding Portland State University as a leading engine of economic growth, prosperity, and opportunity. The EDURA is one of many long-term funding tools that will create opportunities for job creation, for private investment and partnership, and for advancement of the city's urban universities through research and commercialization, expansion of successful facilities and programs and the continuing development of our regional workforce. This proposal advances our goal to be a globally competitive city, the city of cutting-edge innovation and culture, and a city that offers all of its citizens the most equal of opportunities. This is a timely, unique opportunity to use urban renewal as the catalyst to grow a great university, serving a great city. We hope you will take the time to consider the mutual benefits of the proposed URA.


April 17, 2012
5:30-7:30 pm

Public Open House, SW 6th and Mill, PSU Urban Center

April 24, 2012
6:00 pm

Planning & Sustainability Commission Public Hearing, 1900 SW 4th Ave, 2nd floor

April 26, 2012
9:30 am meeting start (see agenda for details)

Multnomah County Commission Hearing, 501 SE Hawthorne

April 26, 2012
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Central City URA Evaluation Committee meeting, PDC, 222 NW 5th Ave, Commission Room

April 30, 2012
4:30 pm

PDC Board Vote, 222 NW 5th Ave, Commission Room

May 9, 2012 
2:00 pm

City Council Public Hearing, 1221 SW 4th Ave, City Hall Council Chambers

May 16, 2012

City Council Vote, 1221 SW 4th Ave, City Hall Council Chambers