Portland Neighborhood Proposes New Shade of Green

Enlow, Clair
August 2005
Planning;Aug/Sep2005, Vol. 71 Issue 8, p47
Trade Publication
The article reports that property owners in Portland, Oregon, have joined with the Portland Development Commission, the city's redevelopment arm, to stake out 35 blocks that they hope will become a model of urban sustainability. The plan for Lloyd Crossing includes eight million square feet of residential, office, and retail space for up to 21,000 workers and residents in the next 45 years. The Lloyd Crossing plan, which is being led by Mithun, a Seattle architecture firm, takes sustainable building into uncharted territory. Under the plan, the neighborhood would reduce its net energy and water consumption to pre-settlement levels, while maintaining its connection to the city's sewage system and power grid. Potable water consumption would be a little over a third of what it might be if development continued according to current codes. To set energy goals, planners computed how much oxygen would be released and carbon dioxide used in a forest area the size of 35 city blocks. They then studied "radical conservation" methods that would bring an urban neighborhood back to that standard.


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