public-private partnership

Regional Industrial Site Readiness Project

Mackenzie is working for a regional consortium of public and private funders—including Metro, the State of Oregon’s Business Oregon, Port of Portland, Portland Business Alliance, and the Oregon Chapter of NAIOP, the national commercial and industrial development association—to inventory and identify infrastructure and policy strategies for industrial land in the Portland metropolitan area. Performed in two phases, the project produced a GIS-based industrial site inventory based on development readiness. Phase II work included identifying the 12 most strategically-important industrial sites...Learn more

Portland Public Schools Athletic Facilities

Mackenzie is a committed partner to the Ten Great Fields effort to improve safety and playability and bring Portland Public Schools’ field and track facilities up to NFHS standards. The firm’s engineers, architects, and planners have coordinated with the district and booster organizations on improvements at seven PPS high schools, including Lincoln, Cleveland, Wilson, Franklin, Madison, Roosevelt, and Jefferson. For Lincoln, Mackenzie designed a phased project to convert a natural turf field to synthetic turf and upgrade associated facilities. Phase I, completed in 2002, included a new storm...Learn more

Clay Street Pedestrian Plaza

Designers of the LEED Gold-certified RiverEast Center project worked with the City of Portland to create a model stormwater system that treats not only roof water runoff, but also water from the parking lot, public plaza, and adjoining city streets. As Portland’s first shared green street, Clay Street Pedestrian Plaza treats public stormwater runoff in a privately maintained facility and provides a pedestrian and bicycle connection from the Central Eastside to the Eastbank Esplanade. The facility combines the City of Portland standard flow-through planter and infiltration basin details,...Learn more

RiverEast Center

Mackenzie provided full A/E services, including tenant improvements, for the transformation of a blighted 1951 warehouse in Portland’s Central Eastside district into the LEED Gold-certified RiverEast Center. Designers’ goals were to create a high performing office development that retained the industrial nature of the existing structure; seamless integration into the surrounding industrial area; and maximized energy efficiency, minimized waste, and increased environmental quality. As part of the award-winning redevelopment, Mackenzie provided site and plaza design, which included an expansion...Learn more
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