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Community discussions on commercial boating, recreation, transportation, river health and riverfront districts on, in and around the Willamette River in the Central City
What’s not to love about the Willamette River, especially in the Central City? Now you can help ensure it continues to be a community treasure for years to come. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability invites you to a two-day open workshop on December 4 and 5 to build on work that has already been done and discuss questions such as:
Central Reach Workshop
December 4-5, 2013
1900 SW 4th Ave, 7th floor
Day One: Early morning, mid-day and late-afternoon public discussions, along with drop-in times between sessions, on:
Day Two: Late afternoon open house and evening facilitated public conversation integrating all river-related topics. For those new to Central City planning, there will be an opportunity to learn more about the CC2035 projects and planning processes.
Agenda and discussion questions will be posted on this blog prior to the workshop.
This event kicks-off the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s forming of a Central Reach Working Group (CRWG) to update the Willamette Greenway Plan for the Central Reach of the Willamette River, along with the update of the Central City Plan. The Central City 2035 (CC2035) plan is being developed by quadrant: the North/Northeast Quadrant Plan is complete, and the West Quadrant Plan and the Southeast Quadrant Plan are currently under development. These three quadrant plans — and the update of the Willamette Greenway Plan — will be incorporated into an overarching plan for the future of Central City. To learn more about CC2035, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/cc2035.
This open-membership group will convene periodically for river-focused discussions, which will holistically consider the river across quadrants and subdistricts, and provide suggestions that inform the larger CC2035 planning efforts, including updates to the Willamette Greenway Plan and code.
Anyone (including property owners) who are interested and have expertise in the following topics are especially encouraged to participate in the CRWG:
For more information on the CRWG and the December 4-5 workshop, please contact Debbie Bischoff at Debbie.Bischoff@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6946.
The CIC will weigh in on the Part 2 public involvement underway, review the summer outreach report, and consider their involvement within the upcoming Task 5 effort.
Link to agenda: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/470298
First Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting scheduled for November 20
The Southeast Quadrant Plan will be launching its Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) process later this month. The 30-member SAC was selected through an open application process and includes representatives from a diverse group of stakeholders including neighborhood and business associations, a variety of business sectors, institutions, services, property owners and other community organizations.
The SAC will help guide the development of the Southeast Quadrant Plan, which will examine a range of land use, urban design, transportation, environmental and economic development issues in the Southeast Quadrant of the Central City. This work will result in policy recommendations and potential regulatory changes to guide future public and private investment and development in the Central Eastside District of the Central City, as well as two study areas: the Banfield Portal at the northern end of the plan area and Clinton Triangle at the southern end.
The first two SAC meetings have been scheduled:
Both meetings will be held at Multnomah County Offices, 501 SE Hawthorne, Room 315.
All SAC meetings are open to the public and will include public comment periods. Meeting packets with an agenda and other materials will be posted on the SAC Documents page approximately one week before every meeting. Stay tuned for more information about the SAC as the process moves forward.
Application deadline extended to November 22 to encourage more people with hospital adminstration/development experience to apply
Hospitals, colleges and universities are among Portland’s largest employers, projected to make up 25 percent of the city’s total job growth over the next 2O Years. And because they are often in or close to residential areas, they are neighbors to many households. In addition to providing healthcare, education and jobs, these institutions often help to enhance their nearby communities. But as they grow in size, they need more space to provide for employees, services and equipment, and can create additional traffic.
Portlanders who have experience with hospital or college campus planning or development are invited to join the Comprehensive Plan Institutional Zoning Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to support the implementation of the City’s new Comprehensive Plan, which will guide growth and development for the next 25 years. Advisory committee members will help shape new zoning standards and development review procedures, advise on neighborhood impact prevention and mitigation strategies, and identify infrastructure investment opportunities that could facilitate institutional employment growth.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will work to ensure diversity of members, including field experts, neighborhood groups, business and institutional associations, persons with disabilities, communities of color and interest groups.
Read more about the Committee Description and Application Process: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/468032
Apply online: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/63693
Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2013, 5 p.m.
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