Built on a dilapidated  former public housing site (Columbia Villa), New Columbia is Portland’s first green street neighborhood, integrating community-level street design, schools, recreation centers and innovative stormwater management throughout the 82-acre development. (KPFF Project)


Sustainable Features:

  • Project showcases low impact development, permeable pavement, rain gardens, stormwater planters and drywells.

  • The stormwater system is fully disconnected from the existing combined sewer system. 

  • Onsite stormwater is collected, treated and disposed of within the site, reducing CSO discharges to the Columbia Slough. 

  • The Trenton commercial buildings are the first two HOPE VI redevelopments to achieve LEED certification.

  • Rosa Parks Elementary achieved LEED Gold status and reduced energy use by 24%. 

  • 97% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill.

Awards:

  • 2005 Daily Journal of Commerce Top Project Award
  • 2006 Daily Journal of Commerce Top Project Award
  • 2006 ACEC National Honor Award
  • 2006 ACEC Oregon Grand Award
  • 2006 National Homebuilder’s Best In American Living (BALA), Best Urban Smart Growth Neighborhood/Community Award
  • 2007 City of Portland Regional Erosion Prevention Award
  • 2008 Columbia Slough Watershed Council Achievement Award

  • 2008 Building Design & Construction Building Team Platinum Award


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NEW COLUMBIA

Built on a dilapidated  former public housing site (Columbia Villa), New Columbia is Portland’s first green street neighborhood, integrating community-level street design, schools, recreation centers and innovative stormwater management throughout the 82-acre development. (KPFF Project)


Sustainable Features:

  • Project showcases low impact development, permeable pavement, rain gardens, stormwater planters and drywells.

  • The stormwater system is fully disconnected from the existing combined sewer system. 

  • Onsite stormwater is collected, treated and disposed of within the site, reducing CSO discharges to the Columbia Slough. 

  • The Trenton commercial buildings are the first two HOPE VI redevelopments to achieve LEED certification.

  • Rosa Parks Elementary achieved LEED Gold status and reduced energy use by 24%. 

  • 97% of construction waste was diverted from the landfill.

Awards:

  • 2005 Daily Journal of Commerce Top Project Award
  • 2006 Daily Journal of Commerce Top Project Award
  • 2006 ACEC National Honor Award
  • 2006 ACEC Oregon Grand Award
  • 2006 National Homebuilder’s Best In American Living (BALA), Best Urban Smart Growth Neighborhood/Community Award
  • 2007 City of Portland Regional Erosion Prevention Award
  • 2008 Columbia Slough Watershed Council Achievement Award

  • 2008 Building Design & Construction Building Team Platinum Award


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