The Albina Vision Community Investment Plan (AVCIP) is a framework for returning home. Following decades of urban renewal, this plan sought healing through community-driven design and radical joy. Community youth, artists and advocates came together for over 18 engagement sessions, during the pandemic, to craft a 100-year community vision. The collaborative mission has resulted in a neighborhood that enables community governance, generational wealth, and planning literacy.
A Once Vibrant Neighborhood
Like many United States cities, Albina was historically a community of immigrants and Black Americans relocating to the Pacific Northwest during the Great Migration from the South. By the 1950s, Albina was a vibrant cultural hub, with community
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