Portland Legacy Project

The Portland Legacy project is a collaboration between the cities of Bloomington and Richfield who were selected to participate in the 2020 Congress for New Urbanism’s (CNU) Legacy Project.  This initiative brought a nationally recognized design firm - TSW Architects and Planners out of Atlanta and Toole Design Group - to engage our communities to explore opportunities and actions both cities can take to revitalize this aging commercial area and enhance access and walkability.  The cities collaborated in hosting a virtual public meeting for the area around Portland Avenue at the I-494 interchange in February 2020. To learn more about the project, visit the joint Portland Legacy webpage hosted by the City of Bloomington, or read the Portland Gateway CNU Legacy Project Report.

The project area includes: 


For more information about the project please contact Community Development Director Melissa Poehlman by calling 612-861-9766 or emailing mpoehlman@richfieldmn.gov .