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Council votes to spend $4.7 million on South Waterfront Greenway

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
With funding just approved, this should be a reality by November.

The South Waterfront Greenway project got a much-needed boost from Portland City Council yesterday when commissioners voted to fund Phase 2 with $4.7 million from their System Development Charges account. The unanimous 4-0 vote (Mayor Hales was absent) came after a frank debate between Commissioner Novick, who voiced objections to the expenditure to former Parks & Recreation Commissioner Nick Fish and current Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz.
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Lacking funds, City pauses on new South Waterfront path

Monday, March 26th, 2012
A new path with separated space for biking and walking
was set to begin construction here this summer. But
a lack of funds has changed that plan.

The City of Portland Parks & Recreation bureau announced this morning that a $2 million funding gap has put their plans for the South Waterfront Greenway project on hold. While the City has obtained all necessary permits and the final design of the trail was officially approved earlier this month, Parks has been unable to come up with the money.

The $8 million project — which will include significant environmental restoration and riverfront access improvements along with the paved biking and walkings paths — is funded by a variety of sources including TriMet, the Portland Development Commission, and private developers. The project is noteworthy because the path would be the City’s first that physically separated bikers from walkers — something that is seen as increasingly important as our local paths burst at the seams with users. (more…)

See what the South Waterfront Greenway trail will look like

Monday, January 31st, 2011
Concept drawing for new South Waterfront Greenway Trail.
(Graphic: Portland Parks & Recreation)

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City acquires land for South Waterfront Greenway Trail

Friday, November 12th, 2010
The South Waterfront Greenway Trail will feature separate paths for biking and walking.

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