PORTLAND & THE PEARL DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD
Created by Portland voters in 1958, Portland Development Commission (PDC) has played a major role in keeping Portland one of America's most livable cities. During the past 50 years, PDC has taken forward 20 urban renewal plans that have helped change the face of the city—making it a better place to live for all Portlanders.
Over the past decade, Portland's Pearl District neighborhood, located in the River District Urban Renewal Area, has experienced some of the city's highest growth in residential density. The Pearl District is a mixed-use, twenty-four-hour urban residential neighborhood full of new residences, offices, regional attractions, retailers, parks and open spaces around a centralized streetcar system.
As a significant urban renewal and neighborhood project adjacent to this dynamic neighborhood, Centennial Mills will build on the Pearl District's successes offering a unique space for commerce and neighborhood gathering at the banks of the Willamette River. Centennial Mills is destined to become another jewel of Portland's revived and burgeoning waterfront, adding to a reputation as one of the world's top cities in which to live, work and recreate.