sellwood gap

SE 9th and Marion triangle will be model for further Sellwood path improvements

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
The Sellwood-area neighborhood association is looking for ways to improve this triangular parcel along a new stretch of the Sellwood Corridor path.
(Image: Google Street View)

The Springwater Corridor is finally preparing to connect most of the way through the Sellwood neighborhood, but nobody's decided yet what the land alongside the path will look like.


Metro land purchase, agreement will close part of 'Sellwood Gap'

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Map credit: Metro

Metro finalized an agreement yesterday that will allow them to secure the required easement rights to extend the Springwater Corridor Trail. The agreement will close more than half of the existing "Sellwood Gap" south of SE Tacoma Street.

According to a Metro press release, they reached an agreement with Oregon Pacific Railroad Company for $618,000. The agreement also included the sale of a 5,000 square foot property to Oregon Pacific in the Sellwood area.

The Sellwood Gap is a thorn in the side of many people in the Portland area. When the trail reaches Sellwood, the popular multi-use path snakes through residential streets for about a mile until the trail picks up again. (more...)

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