Empty space and parking lots are being transformed into major high-density projects, infill apartment buildings and new commercial space. Familiar businesses leave and new ones arrive. Traffic is busier, parking is getting tighter, there are more bikes, and crossing streets remains a challenge.
Come to a community conversation exploring today’s NE Broadway Business District and what the future may hold for local residents and businesses. The NE Broadway Business Association (NEBBA) and Venture Portland are sponsoring an eye-opening evening of opinion from a panel of three experts, plus an opportunity for you to ask questions and offer feedback on your vision for the NE Broadway business district.
When: Wednesday Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock (enter at door on Hancock)
Our Expert Panel will present:
• Current customer demographics and how NE Broadway compares to other Portland business districts for leasing rates, occupancy and other trends.
• How the Corridor is divided into different nodes by development style and business type, plus thoughts on how to create a cohesive identity for the business district.
• Coming changes for the NE Broadway/Weidler Corridor, the impact on businesses and area residents, and how to make the district more economically competitive.
• Ideas for improving the business mix, streetscape continuity, and customer-friendly access given the reality of high traffic volume and major multi-lane streets.
• How businesses can better attract customers and generate more revenue with great storefront design that doesn’t have to be expensive.
Tyler Bump, Economic Planner, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Seanette McCorkill, Frontdoor Back
Michele Reeves, Civilis Consultants
We hope you can come help shape the future of NE Broadway on November 12th.
This information is online at http://www.nebroadway.com/index.php?page/annual_events