From: Debbie Caselton, Community Relations, Bureau of Environmental Services, 503-823-2831,

In April 2009, Environmental Services Sustainable Stormwater Division, in partnership with other city bureaus, completed planning and conceptual design work for the SE Clay Green Street Plan.

The SE Clay Green Street Plan encompasses 12 blocks of SE Clay Street from SE Water Avenue to SE 12th Avenue . The project was conceived to provide an urban green connector to link outlying neighborhoods to the Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) and the Willamette River . The proposed SE Clay Green Street Plan includes improvements within the public right-of-way that will sustainably manage stormwater and enhance pedestrian, bicycle and motorist safety, while serving the business and freight needs of the CEID.

The design of SE 9th Avenue and SE 10th Avenue of the SE Clay Green Street project has been completed. A design team has been hired to begin design this summer of the green street for the remaining intersections on SE Clay Street from SE 8th to Water Avenue . Construction of the SE Clay Green Street from 10th Avenue to Water Avenue is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2012.

This summer, you may see surveyors and geotechnical exploration on SE Clay Street . If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time. More information to come your way soon.