CONNECTING CORRIDORS

DESIGNED IN COLLABORATION WITH COLTON GROVES + AIDEN PERA
ARCH 584 |   SPRING 2018

As Tigard anticipates the arrive of a new MAX line as part of the Southwest Corridor, it is important to connect existing amenities and build upon recent infrastructure improvements the city has already made. Connecting Corridors embraces the city’s vision for the most walkable city in the Pacific Northwest by linking the core Main Street downtown area with the new transit center at the Hunziker alignment south of Hall Boulevard. As part of this link, a pedestrian boardwalk runs along Commercial Street, bringing people to two parks along the ten-minute walk between the station and Main Street. 

 

Many of the movement patterns and design features are inspired by Tigard’s deep relationship to its railways, especially its history as a commuter stop along the Oregon Electric Railway Main Line (now owned by the Portland & Western railway – the tracks which carry the WES commuter line).

As Tigard anticipates the arrive of a new MAX line as part of the Southwest Corridor, it is important to connect existing amenities and build upon recent infrastructure improvements the city has already made. Connecting Corridors embraces the city’s vision for the most walkable city in the Pacific Northwest by linking the core Main Street downtown area with the new transit center at the Hunziker alignment south of Hall Boulevard. As part of this link, a pedestrian boardwalk runs along Commercial Street, bringing people to two parks along the ten-minute walk between the station and Main Street. 

 

Many of the movement patterns and design features are inspired by Tigard’s deep relationship to its railways, especially its history as a commuter stop along the Oregon Electric Railway Main Line (now owned by the Portland & Western railway – the tracks which carry the WES commuter line).

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To create a safer crossing over the Portland & Western railroad, and bring people to City Hall’s front door, Hall Boulevard is realigned - creating an opportunity for a new civic center with recreation amenities and a community center.

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TYPICAL HALL SECTION + PLAN
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TYPICAL COMMERCIAL SECTION + PLAN
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ASH STREET PARK
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FOUNTAIN + COMMERCIAL SECTION
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HALL PARK + COMMERCIAL SECTION
MAX STATION + HALL PARK SECTION