OMSI District Master Plan gets the green light from the Portland Design Commission

The massive redevelopment in the Central Eastside will emphasize Indigenous connection to the land and promote economic growth.

A rendering shows people enjoying the future OMSI District

The innovative neighborhood will be built on arts, culture, science, and learning.

Rendering via ZGF Architects

Since the ambitious proposal to redevelop 10 city blocks surrounding the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry was first presented in August of 2022, a coalition of city, state, and Tribal leaders, has been hard at work to get the OMSI District Master Plan approved. That day has come.

A key component of the vision will be the Center for Tribal Nations and Waterfront Education Park, which will restore the Indigenous community’s presence on the Willamette River, while also providing public green spaces, revitalized natural habitats, and hands-on outdoor science programming.

Next, the proposal must get authorization from the Portland City Council.

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