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Portland Expands Lighting Program

(Portland, OR) -- Portland's lighting plan is entering its second phase. Mayor Ted Wheeler started the program of lighting trees to improve safety and deter crime in business districts. The first phase focused on trees downtown including Director's Park, South Park Blocks, Chapman and Lownsdale Square along with Northwest 3rd, 4th and 5th avenues. The second phase will add lights to trees in Montavilla, the Jade District, Fremont and Lents Commons. Phase three includes northeast Broadway, the Lloyd District and other eastside and North Portland locations. The Public Environment Management Office is coordinating the program.

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