Tag: NE 80th

NE 80th Curb Ramp Construction

UPDATE – Concrete is poured and finished on two of the three sidewalk ramps being built.

West side of NE 80th, ramp construction and sidewalk repair.

Northwest corner of NE 80th Ave and NE Couch Street.

Original story from December 13th , 2020

Curb ramp construction is underway at the intersection of NE Couch Street on NE 80th Ave. For the better part of a year, painted marks on the street outlined the project’s footprint. Recently crews chipped away sidewalks to set new concrete forms.

The improved sidewalks and curb ramps are overdue to this section of SE 80th Ave. Most sidewalks on this street are from 1915. The roadwork further positions 80th Ave as a future Greenway in Portlands network of bike and pedestrian-friendly streets. However, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is performing these repairs as part of a general modernization effort. At this intersection, “the existing curb ramps [are] reconstructed to meet current ADA standards as part of our ongoing updates to curb ramps across the city,” explained Hannah Schafer, Capital Projects, Assets, and Maintenance Communications Coordinator for PBOT.

PBOT crews will likely need a dry day to pour new ramps and curbs. However, the project should complete in the next few weeks, making this area more useful for all Portlanders traveling along the roadway.

West side of NE 80th, ramp construction and sidewalk repair.

Northwest corner of NE 80th Ave and NE Couch Street.

Hemp Extraction Facility

Just off NE Glisan, a former auto body repair shop will be transformed into a “hemp extraction facility.” Permit Application 20-122182-000-00-CO has been submitted for 422 NE 80TH Ave. It includes a request to change the occupancy from S1 to F1, allowing the business to operate as a factory.

The remodel work will be minimal, with around $5,000 in alterations. “Interior changes consist only of lighting and equipment. Exterior work limited to the installation of an RPBA assembly in or near the row.”

Hemp extraction facilities primarily produce CBD oil and are not often associated with recreational drug use. Although the occupancy is set as a factory, there should not be any disruption to the neighboring houses and apartments.