PSU grad students look to revitalize waterfront

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIn 6) — A group of aspiring city planners working to revitalize Portland’s waterfront said they want the public’s input.

Six urban planning graduate students at Portland State University (PSU) have partnered with the city to develop a “Downtown Portland Waterfront Activation Strategy.”

Jeremy Young (pictured) is one of the six PSU graduate students working on the “Downtown Portland Waterfront Activation Strategy,” April 27, 2014. (KOIN 6)
Jeremy Young (pictured) is one of the six PSU graduate students working on the “Downtown Portland Waterfront Activation Strategy,” April 27, 2014. (KOIN 6)

The students said they have already gotten requests for more eating areas and more ways to get into the Willamette River in order to swim.

Jeremy Young, one of the six PSU graduate students, said the Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park has been going strong since the 1970s but can always get better.

“While it’s a success today, [it] could be so much more,” said Young.

Anyone who wishes to provide their opinion on improvements and/or additions for downtown’s waterfront can visit ActivateTheWaterfront.com.

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