Improvements on Second Street between A & B Avenues are identified as Project C in the East End Redevelopment Plan. The purpose of these improvements were to reconstruct the deteriorating roadway and to enhance the downtown business environment by improving pedestrian and vehicle circulation, parking, and the aesthetic character of the street. Additional improvements - consistent with the downtown design character - included stormwater catch basins and planters, wider sidewalks with ADA accessible ramps, decorative streetlights and furniture, landscaping and street trees, and a sitting area at Second Street and B Avenue.
On November 13, 2012 the Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency Board awarded a contract to Benchmark Construction Inc. for the project. Construction began in February 2013 and was substantially complete by the end of May 2013.