The West Portland Town Center Plan

For the last four years, CPAH has been deeply engaged in the SW Portland planning process, participating in the SW Equity Coalition (SWEC), the West Portland Town Center (WPTC) Community Advisory Group, and the WPTC Anti-Displacement Group.  As our Executive Director, Rachael Duke, notes in her letter to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission, “This plan could not be more timely; there is incredible pressure to gentrify this community.”  The WPTC area has a large concentration of black and immigrant populations who are at risk of displacement if gentrification occurs.  The WPTC Plan will focus on improved work opportunities, green space, a community center with space for BIPOC business start-ups.  All of this will lead to positive health outcomes, for residents in the area and the community as a whole.

Click here SWPTC CPAH letter to Commission to read Rachael’s full testimony.
Testimonies can still be submitted through October 29th and your voice can help shape the development of this culturally important neighborhood.