sellwood gap

Parks bureau paves section of Springwater despite ‘clearcut’ concerns

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 2nd, 2019 at 12:08 pm

New path without old trees.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Edith Mirante commutes by bike on the Springwater Corridor path right outside the door of her Sellwood neighborhood home. Since she moved there in 2007, the path between Southeast 9th and 11th existed as a goat trail of rocks and dirt alongside rarely used railroad tracks. When Portland Parks & Recreation announced plans to pave the path back in January, Mirante never expected to be the loudest voice in opposition. [Read more…]

Parks bureau will begin paving key section of ‘Sellwood Gap’ next month

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 14th, 2019 at 2:22 pm

South of Umatilla, the Springwater turns into an unimproved gravel path. This will be smoothly paved and get significant upgrades by the end of summer.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

13 years after it was officially identified, the City of Portland plans to finally close a major gap in the Springwater Corridor.
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SE 9th and Marion triangle will be model for further Sellwood path improvements

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on February 12th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

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.

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Metro land purchase, agreement will close part of ‘Sellwood Gap’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 22nd, 2010 at 10:47 am

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. [Read more…]