Yes. Construction will be staged to maximize available parking and focus improvements on one or two floors at a time.
The construction start date is scheduled for January 15, 2018.
Construction is anticipated to last about a year. Additional information on the construction schedule will be shared as it becomes available.
The ground floor retail space will be reconfigured to align space size with today’s retailer needs and make other improvements, including ADA access and upgrades to building systems. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Prosper Portland (formerly known as the Portland Development Commission) have been working with existing ground floor tenants to keep them apprised of the project scope and timeline. In addition, the Downtown Retail Advocate will be an ongoing resource to assist tenants in identifying available space in the downtown core and adjacent Old Town / Chinatown. Each of the existing tenants will have an opportunity to apply to lease retail space at the garage post-renovation. As the businesses find new locations, PBOT, Prosper Portland and the Portland Business Alliance (PBA) will share that information on this website.
Construction will be phased and coordinated with TriMet and Portland Streetcar to maintain operations safety and minimize service disruptions.
Every effort will be made to keep sidewalks on SW 10th Avenue, SW Yamhill Street, SW 9th Avenue and SW Morrison Street open during construction. Some closures may be necessary and detours will be provided.
The cost to park in all SmartPark garages is based on a long-term contract with a vendor to provide economic parking in the downtown core. The cost to park in the 10th and Yamhill garage will be the same as other garages.
As with any construction project, some noise and dust is expected. All City rules will be followed to protect the environment, public health and public safety. Notice will be provided if noise is expected to exceed normal ranges for downtown Portland.