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Sample Tour: Transit Oriented Development

  • Portland's Pearl District: Go by Streetcar
  • Hard-hat tour, Skanska USA
  • Public Art and Transit Development: Jamison Square
  • Sustainable Transit Oriented Design and Local Economic Development Discussion at GBD Architecture
  • OHSU Tram to South Waterfront Redevelopment

Day 1: Transit Oriented Development: Two Day Study Tour Itinerary



Arrive at Portland Airport, take MAX Light Rail service to Pioneer Courthouse Square, Board MAX Green Line on 5th to City Center/PSU to hotel, Get off at City Hall/SW 5th & Jefferson St

6:00 PM

Dinner & Keynote presentation: Downtown streetcar study update and Portland Streetcar briefing with local streetcar development experts


Day 2

8:00 AM     

South Waterfront District: high-rise senior housing, condominiums, and medical center. Meet designer and developers in charge of projects, including Williams & Dame.

10:15 AM     


The Eliot:  John Carroll President/CEO of Carroll Investments, and past president of Portland Streetcar, Inc., will present on the development of properties along the street carline, including The Eliot.  John’s Portland-based properties are located in both the downtown core and in the Pearl District.

11:00 AM

Streetcar/Walking Tour of the Pearl District and Jamison Square: A representative from Gerding Edlen Development will explain adjacent development activity (including affordable housing).

12:30 PM

Lunchtime discussion: Financing opportunities in today’s market with leaders from Portland's banking

2:00 PM


Streetcar back to hotel, Catch MAX Red Line to the airport for those on the 4:30 and 5:10 pm flights to SLC.