Changing Division

Add Your Voice to the Conversation

In the past two years eight large construction projects have sprung up on SE Division Street.  While many residents and businesses are excited with this new vibrancy (the food!), few can argue there has been a significant shift in the streetscape of SE Division.  Many community members have been surprised by the lack of notice from development projects and are concerned over projects that do not seem to fit with the overall character and nature of the street. Additional concerns have arisen over solar access of neighboring properties, the height of these new developments (and their apparent lack of setbacks with adjoining properties), as well as preserving the historic and human scale street fronts.    

In response to these concerns the Division Design Incentive (DDI) was formed.  This grassroots incentive is comprised of representatives from the various local neighborhood and business associations as well as additional community stakeholders.  Meetings are open to all.  The goal of the DDI is to build upon community efforts started as part of the Division Main Street/Green Street Plan and make recommendations for how to address design issues and concerns.  

Give Input on the Future of Division

As part of this new inter-neighborhood Division Design Initiative, the DDI is working to gather neighborhood input and make recommendations to further articulate our neighborhood vision for a growing Division.  Here is how you can become involved: 

1) PSU Survey on Division Perceptions - Please share your perceptions of Division including design, development, and future growth of our Main Street/Green Street.  Take the survey, here

2) Division Walking Tour - Thursday, 5/29 at 5:30 pm (Tour is free to attend; however, attendees would be on own for any beverages and food at St Honore) RSVP  (See the DDI Flyer Below) 

Meet at Piccolo Park for a walking tour of Division from 26th-39th. A happy hour will follow at St Honore patio from 6:30-8:00 pm. Join us to support our local business district, view student research, and talk with the new Division Design Committee and other interested community members.

3) Learn more & get involved.