Sustainable Neighborhood Planned in Portland

Lloyd Crossing, a 35-block section of Portland, Oregon, may be the first urban neighborhood in the country to get off the city grid and be self-sustaining in many ways. By adding local infrastructure to capture storm-water runoff and supply renewable energy, the neighborhood will reduce its dependency on the city's sewage and power systems without getting rid of old pipes and lines. Part of the plan is to radically "green" district streets, by creating new open space, wildlife corridors, and the construction of bioswales at intersections. Lloyd Crossing is sponsored by the Portland Development Commission (PDC), and will be developed by a multidisciplinary team led by Mithun architects. :: Metropolis