PCC Cascade

Community college uses cargo trikes instead of trucks to keep campus quiet

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 27th, 2016 at 11:28 am

PCC groundskeeper Eric Roberts and his new work truck.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

PCC groundskeeper Eric Roberts and his new work truck.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Human brains tend to work more efficiently in quiet places. For college campuses with many acres of foliage and greenspace to maintain, the use of power tools and motorized vehicles is often at odds with a serene learning environment.

Portland Community College thinks they have an answer: bikes. Or, more specifically, three-wheeled cargo trikes.
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Michigan Ave bike boulevard saved! PCC approves underground parking garage

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 5th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Rendering of plans. New parking
garage is in upper left, N.
Killingsworth St. is in lower right.

Portland Community College has approved plans for a new parking garage at their Cascade campus in North Portland — and it won’t be the four-story, $9 million structure that many people (including myself) were concerned about due to its potential impacts on the future Michigan Ave bike boulevard.

Instead, PCC announced today that a proposal for an underground parking facility on N. Jessup between N. Albina and Mississippi was approved in late December and they’re “going forward with it.”
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PCC Cascade’s parking garage plans go underground

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 21st, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Architect’s rendering of underground parking
lot. The street on the lower right is
N. Killingsworth.

Back in October we shared the news that Portland Community College’s Cascade campus was planning to build a $9 million, four-story parking garage at the corner of N. Michigan and Killingsworth. Now there’s a new option on the table: an underground lot that would be built below existing campus buildings on N Jessup between Mississippi and Albina.[Read more…]

PCC Cascade eyes multi-level parking garage on Michigan Ave

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 26th, 2011 at 10:10 am

PCC has determined that the
corner of Michigan and Killingsworth
would be the best location for a
multi-story parking garage.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Portland Community College’s Cascade campus is considering the construction of a four-story parking garage on the northeast corner of N Michigan and Killingsworth. The project is part of district-wide expansion plans funded by a $374 million bond measure passed by voters in 2008.

While some neighborhood residents are alarmed at the potential impacts of a parking garage — especially its alignment along the bicycle boulevard planned for Michigan Ave — PCC officials say that the structure is not a done deal and they still might not have build it.[Read more…]