Whitaker School Campus Master Plan

Plans

Book

INFLUENCES, INSPIRATIONS

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The Whitaker School site was a 10 acre parcel  just northwest of the intersection of Killingsworth and 42nd in northeast Portland in the Concordia neighborhood. it was originally Adams high school, that was eventually demolished. The goal of this proposal was to build a 21st century K-8 school with a community of housing around it. The school was community oriented, sustainable and designed to give its students a sense of pride. Next to the school would be a neighborhood that encouraged diversity, supported neighborhood businesses, and fit well with the existing community. The Whitaker School site project was a collaboration with the Housing Organizations of Color Coalition (HOCC) and the Enterprise Foundation. This project sought to build the visions and seek physical solutions for several ongoing Portland initiatives: 1. Safe, Sound and Green Streets: pedestrian safety cross walks, bike safety - bike lanes, traffic calming. 2. Metro 2040: efficient use of land, diverse housing options, safe and stable neighborhoods. 3. Vision PDX: safe streets, variety of housing that was affordable, high quality of education. 4. Schools, Families, Housing Initiative: help families keep homes near neighborhood schools, safe routes to school.