south waterfront district
As a consultant to H. Williams & Associates and the Portland Development Commission, Hanlon Development assisted in the strategic and master planning for the private-public development of a 100-acre property known as South Waterfront. We began work with an assessment of the initial land purchase and early identification of potential funding sources for this brand new neighborhood.
Hanlon Development helped broker agreements that balanced layers of public and private objectives and with neighborhood, business and public desires for this designated Brownfield and tax increment district. We made recommendations and facilitated public-private negotiations and public processes that ultimately led to the development of significant public investments, including an aerial tram, a streetcar extension, and new streets and utilities. Hanlon Development helped guide key land use decisions, including greenway and waterfront setbacks, building height increases, locations of public parks, parking, streets, and transportation routes.