SWAN ISLAND COMMUTER ALERT: Willamette Blvd Under Construction

Attention Swan Island Commuters! A Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) construction project to address seismic issues and improve bike/pedestrian access along North Willamette Boulevard may impact your commute for the coming few months. Over the next four months, PBOT will be detouring all westbound/northbound motorized vehicle traffic between N Chase and N Washburne Avenues via N Lombard Street. Construction between N Chase and N Washburne Avenues will require a partial road closure but southbound/eastbound traffic on N Willamette Blvd will be maintained and will remain open during the Project. NOTE: Pedestrian and northbound/westbound bicycle traffic will be allowed to use the sidewalks on the north side of N Willamette Blvd during the course... read more

Daimler Trucks North America opens new corporate headquarters

After almost two years of construction, Daimler Trucks North America officially opened the doors of its new corporate headquarters on Swan Island last week.  The 268,000 square-foot nine story office building cost $150 million dollars to build and will house over 1,000 employees. Designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification, the building will rank among the top five percent of energy-efficient structures.  Input was sought from DTNA employees to assist with the design of the workspaces, conference rooms, fitness center and bike storage area. “As one of Portland’s largest employers, we will now have a state-of-the-art work environment to inspire the great talent in... read more

Vigor Industrial, Neighbors for Clean Air and University Park Neighborhood Association sign Good Neighbor Agreement

Yesterday Vigor Industrial signed a Good Neighbor Agreement with Neighbors for Clean Air (NCA) and the University Park Neighborhood Association.  The result of almost two years of work, the agreement stated that Vigor will reduce its air emissions to greater levels than the law currently requires and the signing parties will establish a formal communication process to allow the community to express concerns about any air quality issues in the future.  Vigor will ask DEQ to incorporate those improvements into its Oregon Title V operating permit. Everyone involved with crafting the agreement celebrated the signing and thanked each other for their dedication and commitment to making it happen. “The goal... read more