Building a Better Hollywood Transit Center


Conceptual rendering subject to change


As part of our goal for making our region one of the world’s most inclusive, sustainable and livable places, TriMet is partnering with BRIDGE Housing to create a mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented development at the Hollywood Transit Center. BRIDGE Housing aims to deliver 100% permanently affordable housing on a portion of the site. More detailed information about the affordable housing proposal can be found at hollywoodHUB.


site plan for hollywoodHUB

hollywoodHUB will…

  • Create a hub for transit and community
  • Provide much-needed affordable housing
  • Improve transit accessibility and infrastructure
  • Replace the existing tribute with a permanent memorial
  • Incorporate community feedback into project design and amenities
MAX system map with Hollywood Transit Center

The current project design envisions a 13-story building with around 200 affordable homes, 40 parking stalls and community space. Site design, which includes new bus facilities, ramp/stairs structure and substation, and street improvements, will begin in fall 2021. Construction of the affordable housing building is expected to begin after construction of the ramp and stairs structure is complete. The permanent memorial is expected to be built and delivered with the affordable housing building.

The northeast corner of the site will initially be used for construction staging and is reserved for future development that could include housing, retail, office space or a mixture of these uses.

Hub for Transit

We recognize the importance of the Hollywood Transit Center as a hub for transit riders, Hollywood residents, employees and people visiting this vibrant neighborhood.

  • Modernizing the transit center to seamlessly connect bus, bike, MAX and shared mobility options. This includes replacing the existing ramp and stair structure, and moving the bus stops onto NE Halsey Street enhancing safety, and improving access, user-experience, environment and passenger wayfinding.
  • Collaborating with the City of Portland on street and intersection improvements at Halsey and 42nd Avenue, and sidewalk upgrades for people biking, walking and using mobility devices.
  • Replacing outdated TriMet infrastructure and equipment including upgrading the original power substation for MAX installed in 1986, installing wayfinding resources, improving the transit center's lighting and creating new on-street bus stops with weather protection and TransitTracker™.
  • To accommodate the redevelopment of the Hollywood Transit Center and simplify connections, we had proposed to keep buses on NE Halsey Street. We’re putting this proposal on hold to allow more time for community outreach and traffic impact studies.  Learn more

Hub for Equity

hollywoodHUB will provide inclusive and equitable housing near transit. The project will have multiple partnerships with local organizations, including Holst Architecture, Try Excellence, LLC and  Hacienda CDC.

  • The initial project envisions approximately 200 permanently affordable units. These units will be reserved for residents who earn 60%  or less of Area Median Income (AMI; as defined by HUD as adjusted for inflation and published periodically). BRIDGE is proposing one-third of the units targeted for residents earning at or below 30% AMI.
  • The project will partner with culturally-specific and responsive community-based organizations during and after project development to ensure ongoing services are provided to households within the hollywoodHUB community. This will help to provide long-term community stability and resilience.
  • We are currently developing ambitious goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise,  Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, Service Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises and Emerging Small Businesses participation in project design and construction.

Hub for Community

Together, we will create hub for transit, remembrance and community.

  • A Memorial

    The May 2017 tragedy will inform the design ethos and expression of the overall site, which will include a new permanent memorial. A specific location and design for the memorial will be determined through an equitable and inclusive public commissioning process.
    Learn about the temporary tribute
  • Paseo 

    A shared courtyard and new pedestrian-friendly walkway or “paseo” where community-driven events will encourage a sense of belonging and relationships between tenants, local businesses and the Hollywood neighborhood.

Site and Building Design

Aerial view looking south
Looking north along the pedestrian bridge to the MAX station
Looking southwest at the courtyard
Looking south from NE Halsey St
Looking north toward the public paseo
Looking south along the public paseo
Site plan


Explore what the site’s ramp, stairs and elevator could look like in the area between NE Halsey Street and the existing pedestrian bridge.

Concept 1: Inclined Ramp and Stairs

Concept 1: Inclined Ramp and Stairs

Conceptual renderings subject to change

Concept 2: Compact Ramp and Stairs

Concept 2: Compact Ramp and Stairs

Conceptual renderings subject to change

Concept 3: Elevator and Stairs

Concept 3: Elevator and Stairs

Conceptual renderings subject to change

We welcome feedback on all elements of this project. For more information and updates: