Public Improvement Projects
The public improvements to Woodford's Corner build on the vision from the Transforming Forest Avenue plan to promote livability, economic vibrancy, accessibility and mobility in Woodford's Corner. Building on the assets already existing in the area, the plans will provide better pedestrian and bicycle crossings, new street furnishings and public spaces, better transit routing, and better traffic circulation.
Comprehensive Plan and Use Codes
City Planning department is hosting community conversations about the new Comp Plan and Land Use regulations (codes). Please attend one of these public meetings and consider how changes to the land use codes can help our efforts to revitalize the corner. Here is list of upcoming meetings.
The project includes complete replacement of old infrastructure including sewer and gas lines, storm drainage, and the installation of electrical conduit for a future lighting project. After these utilities have been replaced, the roadway and sidewalks will be rebuilt, and new traffic signals will be installed. Check the MDOT project page for the schedule and updates.
Neighborhood Byways designate local streets to provide safer, more convenient and attractive biking and walking to connect the places people live, go to school, shop, work and play. Learn more about Portland’s Neighborhood Byway Program.
Portland Water District (PWD)
PWD partners with municipal and MDOT road reconstruction and combined sewer overflow (CSO) projects in WC (and everywhere). Read about water mains and sewer overflow. We've been drinking Sebago Lake water for more than 100 years and upgrading and maintaining the system since 1908.
Transforming Forest Ave
The city has a larger plan to transform Forest Avenue. This study of Forest Avenue from Woodfords Corner to Deering Oaks was completed in 2012 and involves multiple layers of public and private initiatives. Go to Transforming Forest Ave for more detail.