The Dawson Park Improvement Project was the much-anticipated renovation of the historically significant gathering place for the African-American Community in the Boise-Eliot neighborhood of Portland. inici group was contracted to provide Construction Management Services for Prosper Portland and the Portland Parks & Recreation agencies. Due to the nature of this very public and landmark project, inici group, PP, PP&R, and the design team implemented various forms of outreach to engage the community, including workshops, open houses, presentations to neighborhood associations, and door-to-door meetings to affirm the proposed park improvements. The project had 89% minority participation.
inici worked directly with Prosper Portland, Portland Parks & Recreation, and community stakeholders, becoming part of the team and providing guidance and leadership throughout the implementation and construction process.