More than a Decade in the Making
6/19/2013, 11:08 a.m.
The community wanted it and the late Carl Flipper galvanized it.
Flipper was a former president of Portland’s NAACP chapter and a Humboldt neighborhood resident who served on the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Advisory Committee. He went to work in 2002 on a project to make the streetscape in front of Jefferson High School more inviting to business-owners, residents, pedestrians, and most importantly students of the 105-year-old school.
His dream has come true with the creation of a completely new frontage and pedestrian plaza emblazoned with the school’s name.
The Portland Development Commission project represents a partnership with Portland Public Schools for increased physical improvements throughout the neighborhood. It cost the PDC about $600,000 to complete the work.