Walker Macy and Thomas Balsley Associates planned and designed this park over a former brownfield in the South Waterfront District, one of the highest density neighborhoods in Oregon. The 1.2-mile Greenway extends riverfront access, offers spectacular open space, and restores habitat. It fulfills an important aspect of the district’s sustainability mission with a unique approach to waterfront development by weaving habitat restoration together with urban park uses. The innovative structured riverbank provides both containment of contaminated post-industrial soils, and in-water habitat for crucial salmon and other species.
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2016 ACEC Oregon, Engineering Excellence Honor Award
2009 The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. Green Good Design Award, Environment/Landscape Architecture
2007 New York ASLA, Planning, Analysis, Research and Communications Honor Award
2006 Oregon ASLA, Planning and Analysis Award of Excellence