William Kaven unveil full proposal for Portland's Broadway Corridor
William Kaven Architecture have just released additional renderings of the firm's redevelopment proposal for Portland's Broadway Corridor, giving a more complete picture of their broader scheme.
In addition to the initial release of Portland's tallest towers last November, the firm has now fleshed out what the rest of the 5 million square foot development will entail.
Their concept of reconnecting Union Station to the Pearl District involves removing the Broadway ramp and creating a pedestrian-centric district organized around an extension of the North Park Blocks.
The firm also plans major shifts to public transportation, integrating a central hub for a high-speed rail and underground mass public transit next to Amtrack's Union Station.
This pedestrian friendly plan continues with additional buildings situated along a central park, which offer a range of typologies from affordable to market-rate residential with ground-floor retail and office space.
Other elements of the plan include four residential towers, an indoor market fronting the north end of the park blocks, a museum and a block-long reflecting pool.
A glass-covered park with play structures and food carts that could be enjoyed in all seasons would occupy the block between Union Station and the new district.