Portland Mall Management, Inc. News
APA Great Places Award
The American Planning Association (APA) announced on October 1st that SW 5th & SW 6th avenues in downtown Portland is one of 10 Great Streets in America. The designation is the result of the revitalization and renovation made along the Portland Transit Mall as part of the MAX Green Line extension in 2009. The designation includes the 57 blocks along the Portland Transit Mall between NW Irving and SW Jackson Street. To read the full press release, please click here.
Vic Rhodes, PMMI Operations Manager, Announces Retirement
Vic Rhodes has played an instrumental role in the creation of Portland Mall Management, Inc. (PMMI) and the implementation of its mission to maintain the Portland Mall to the highest standards of cleanliness, safety and capital maintenance. Vic has been involved with PMMI (and its informal predecessor organizations) from 2006 to 2014. He provided early technical advice leading to the development of detailed maintenance protocols and budgets for all aspects of the Mall infrastructure, including brick intersections, street furniture, street trees, art work and transit shelters. He assisted the PMMI board in the negotiation of public agency, partner and vendor contracts and provided on-going oversight of PMMI daily operations. Vic carried out his PMMI duties with extreme diligence, frugality and good humor. Upon Vic's retirement in November,
Jeri Jenkins, former City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, CBD Program Manager, will take over as Operations Manager for Portland Mall Management, Inc.
We Need Your Help
In order to maintain a polished downtown, PMMI requests that businesses on SW 5th and 6th Avenues take part in tending their respective landscapes whenever possible. This includes weeding the tree wells and swales in front of each business. All Portlanders benefit when PMMI and the neighbors that surround the Transit Mall work together to maintain a beautiful and livable downtown district.
For any questions on Portland Mall landscaping please email firstname.lastname@example.org.