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The Albina Vision Community Investment Plan, a framework for an inclusive community

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Historically, Albina was a thriving, affordable, and diverse neighborhood. Over the last 50 years, successive waves of urban renewal, interstate freeway construction, and a modern development framework that valued large, inwardly facing civic spaces displaced the people who lived there. Currently, Albina is home to some of Portland’s most dynamic civic and entertainment venues – where a diversity of people come together. However, it is also 94 acres where there is: a lack of affordable housing and resulting homelessness; a maze of transportation infrastructure; the patchwork of private and public land ownership that makes pedestrian access to the east bank of the Willamette River impossible; and finally, the painful reminder of the intergenerational damage of displacement.

The Albina Vision Community Investment Plan, initiated by Albina Vision Trust Inc. (AVT), seeks to create a vision and framework for an inclusive community while healing the wounds of previous urban development that displaced and disempowered Portland’s Black community. A wide range of community partners have worked to produce a development vision that lays the groundwork for investment in a diverse community.

The Albina Vision Community Investment Plan (AVCIP) illustrates how a community anchored in sustained affordability, livability, and diversity can provide value to Lower Albina. Moreover, it authentically involves the community in shaping a place that serves their needs while simultaneously considering financially feasible strategies for accomplishing this work over time. The plan has recieved recognition and accolades including an AZ Honor Award for Social Good.

The vision is anchored by equitable public park spaces that seamlessly connect to the river and its surrounding neighborhoods. It is time to take the next step and transform the vision into action, coordinating and integrating community values and intentions with needed public, private, and community investment. The Albina Vision Community Investment Plan (AVCIP) aims to illustrate how a community anchored in sustained affordability, livability, and diversity can provide value to Lower Albina. Moreover, it will authentically involve the community in shaping a place that serves their needs while simultaneously considering financially feasible strategies for accomplishing this work over time.

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Credits

 Portland
 Oregon, USA
 Albina Vision Trust
 01/2050
 380405 mq
 Confidential
 El Dorado
 Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture: Agency Community Connections: The Meadows Group History & Storytelling: Soapbox Theory Economics & Community Wealth-Building: Mark Norman and ECONorthwest Film Production: Dru Holley
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Curriculum

Albina Vision Trust Community Investment Plan. Portland OR. 2020-present.
AIA Oregon Design Excellence Honor Award (2022); AIA Central States Design Excellence Honor Award (2022); AIA Kansas City Design Excellence Award (2022); ASLA Boston Design Excellence Honor Award (2022)
300 Kansas. San Francisco, CA. 2018-present.
First Vertical Light Industrial Building Typology to be Constructed Within the Urban Core of San Francisco
Market Station. Denver, CO. 2015-2020.
AIA Kansas City Design Excellence Honor Award (2022), AIA Oregon Design Excellence Award (2022)
Highlander Accelerator. Omaha, NE. 2015-2018.
AIA Kansas City Project of the Year Award (2019); AIA Kansas City Design Excellence Honor Award (2019); AIA Central States Design Excellence Honor Award (2019); Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award (2019); Azure Magazine Social Good Award, Finalist (2019)

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