NE Alberta Street
Enhanced Services Districts
Portland Development Commission
BDS Planning & Urban Design is assisting the Portland Development Commission in exploring opportunities for Enhanced Services Districts that would provide a sustainable funding source for neighborhood beautification, equity outreach, cleaning services, and marketing. Enhanced Services Districts are critical to ensuring the continued success of an existing main street program in the area. BDS is currently guiding a multi-faceted stakeholder and public engagement process that will result in a comprehensive Enhanced Services Districts proposal in one of Portland’s most eclectic neighborhoods, including a proposed boundary, program and services outline, annual budget, and assessment mechanism. The technical process utilizes the County Assessor’s property database to understand and analyze district-wide property values, lot sizes, building square footage, land uses, tax values, as well as a variety of other factors.