Plaza and Green Stormwater Infrastructure at 811 Stark in Portland

Herrera designed the streetscape and urban plaza at 811 SE Stark Street in Portland, Oregon. This new mixed use building sits at a busy 5-way street intersection. Herrera worked with Works Progress Architecture to integrate a modern streetscape that would provide an intimate haven from the chaos of the adjacent roadway. An aspen grove is planted in a landscape area that intentionally interrupts the edges of the hardscape within the plaza. As the grove matures, the trees will provide a refuge and screen people sitting within the plaza from traffic. A green stormwater planter provides water quality treatment for stormwater generated by the plaza hardscape. Design by Jason King, RLA (while with Herrera) and Kate Forester, RLA.