The Portland Development Commission has identified a preferred concept for the redevelopment of the main Post Office site in the Pearl, as part of their ongoing Broadway Corridor Framework Plan prepared by ZGF Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The redevelopment of the 14 acre site could accommodate up to 3.8 million sq ft of development, with space for 4,000 jobs and 3,100 residents. The plan assumes that 25% of the housing built will be publicly subsidized affordable housing.
The first conceptual images of what a redevelopment of the USPS site in the Pearl might look like have been released by ZGF Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The images were prepared as part of the ongoing Broadway Corridor Framework Plan, a Portland Development Commission led effort to create a preferred development concept for the Post Office site. The PDC is currently in active negotiations to acquire the 14 acre Pearl District site, though none of the concepts represents a firm development proposal at this time.
Five concepts were presented at an open house held on July 21st at PNCA. All of the concepts assume that the site would be developed with a mix of uses, but the proportions of different uses varies between the concepts. Similarly the Green Loop is addressed in all of the concepts, but the route it might take differs.