Metro Employment Land Site Readiness Toolkit Project
In July 2018, Metro awarded the Port of Portland a $170,000 grant to be matched by $23,000 in project partner funding for the Metro Employment Lands Site Readiness Toolkit project. The Port is the contracting entity for the grant. Greater Portland Inc (GPI) is serving as the convener of the project partners and providing project management support.
In addition to the GPI and Metro, there are 18 regional partners participating in this project and serving as the Project Advisory Team. Partners include: 2 counties (Clackamas and Washington); 13 cities (Fairview, Gresham, and Portland in Multnomah County; Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Oregon City, and Wilsonville In Clackamas County; Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Sherwood, Tualatin, and Wilsonvllle in Washington County); and 3 regional partners (NAIOP, PGE, Metro).
Project Purpose and Deliverables: The Employment Lands Site Readiness Toolkit project is intended to help find tools to move challenged employment sites (e.g., industrial and commercial) within the Metro urban growth boundary (UGB) to market‐readiness to accommodate projected population growth. This project is a follow‐up from the Regional Industrial Site Readiness Lands inventories completed
in 2011, 2014, and 2017.