When a group of neighbors wants to upgrade an unimproved street one way to go about it is to use Expanded Maintenance Options.
Repaved section of SW 52nd that used to be a difficult to drive collection of potholes and ruts until neighbors banded together and paid to have it repaved. Photo by Victor von Salza
Section of SW Lowell that used to be a difficult to drive collection of potholes and ruts until neighbors banded together and paid to have it repaved. Photo by Victor von Salza
By banding together neighbors were able to work out an approved paving (short of full blown street with curbs and sidewalks) and turn their washboard with potholes into the nicely paved streets shown above. Cost was about $1200 per household.
For more information about this type of alternative to a LID see Expanded Maintenance Options.
For more information about this particular project done in Bridlemile contact: Rich Adelmann, email@example.com, 503-297-3453
Portland Comissioner Sam Adams believes that the addition of sidewalks to some of our neighborhood collector streets could be funded using Halo LIDS, a Local Improvement District where whole neighborhoods that benefit from the addition of sidewalks would help share in the cost of constructing them instead of just the properties along the street paying for them. To read more and or participate in the planning for a Halo LID for SW Hamilton click here.