Justin Douglas, a Senior Project Manager at the Portland Development Commission focused on east Portland projects, was promoted to policy manager at PDC recently.

After starting as a consultant in 2006 with a focus on Gateway, Douglas, a Baltimore native, began working for PDC in April 2007.

Justin Douglas, right, former Senior Project Manager for the Gateway Regional Center Urban Renewal Area, was recently promoted to policy manager at the urban renewal agency.

He managed the Central Gateway Redevelopment Strategy that included revising the Gateway Master Street Plan; worked to acquire, re-mediate, and master plan the future park/ redevelopment site at Northeast 106th and Halsey Street; managed the installation of the light pole banners on 102nd Avenue; and worked with the Gateway Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for more than five years, rising to Senior Project Manager.

The promotion takes Douglas out of east Portland and Gateway Regional Center Urban Renewal Area project work.

In his new role as policy manager, he will work with the PDC Board and Leadership Team on agency-wide strategic initiatives.

In an email, Douglas said, “I’m excited for a new challenge and am thrilled I’ll be able to do it with an employer whose mission I wholeheartedly support.”

Developer Ted Gilbert, principal at Gilbert Bros. Commercial Brokerage Company, owner of the eight acres of land between Northeast Pacific and Glisan Streets and Northeast 99th and 102nd avenues in the heart of the Gateway URA, and Gateway PAC member, said, “Justin’s thoughtful listening, clear communication and even demeanor have made him a trusted resource to all the players and interests involved with creating the Gateway Regional Center.”