Public Works

Projects Underway

Lot 44 Levee // 2020

  • Construction: May 2020 - May 2021
  • Located in the NewBo District, between 9th Avenue and 12th Avenue
  • Parking restrictions will be in place during construction 
  • DownloadMap of Parking Impacts

3rd Avenue SE Removable Flood Gates // 20203RD AVE FLOOD GATE concept

  • Construction: September 2020 - Spring/Summer 2021
  • 3rd Avenue closed during construction
  • Permanent columns on sidewalk
  • Stackable panel gate during flood
  • Protects to 2008 volume
  • Deployed for a 22 ft river elevation

Amphitheatre floodwall // 2020Restroom and Storage

  • Construction: May 2020 - May 2021
  • Built-in floodwall to 2008 volume
  • Restroom
  • Storage for events
  • Eliminates porta-potties for 2,000 person-events

16th Avenue Gateway16th Ave Gate entering Czech Village

  • East side entering Czech Village // 2020
  • West side entering NewBo // 2022

O Avenue NW Gateway at Levee // Design Underway, Construction TBD

O Ave Gateway

  • O Avenue NW elevated over levee (levee 1/2 block east of gateway)
  • Serves as Gateway to Greenway
  • New accessible ramp from raised O Avenue to Memorial Plaza


E and F Avenue NW Reconfiguration // Design Underway, Construction TBDE and F Ave reconfiguration

  • Eliminates complex geometry at intersection where 1st Street NW, E Avenue NW, F Avenue NW, and the I-380 off-ramp all come together
  • Simplified design; more intuitive
  • Accommodates permanent flood control measures such as levee and pump station


Masaryk Park Memorial  // March 2021 - September 2021

  • Reinstating memorial markers that were moved during levee construction.Masaryk Park monument rendering
  • Recall individuals significant to the history and development of the New Bohemia District. 
  • Replacing flag poles
  • Bike racks and plantings

Quaker Oats Flood Wall // 2018 - 2021

  • First major permanent protection Rendering of Quaker Oats flood walldowntown.
  • Protects one of the nation's leading agricultural producers.
  • 2,100 linear feet of permanent flood wall.
  • Will ultimately protect to the 2008 flood volume.
  • Includes pump station upgrades, water transmission main relocation, and railroad closure gate.

8th Avenue Bridge & Riverfront Improvements // 2023+

8th Ave bridge sketch_web

  • Bridge remains open during floods
  • Fewer piers in river
  • Elevated 15 feet
  • Raised above 2008 volume
  • Flood wall
  • Pump station
  • Public gathering spaces
  • Complements Amphitheatre
  • Indoor/outdoor public space
  • Streetscaping/lighting
  • Trail

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