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City Council accepting comments on the Citywide Tree Project until March 9th

On February 2nd, City Council launched the public hearing on the Citywide Tree Project Recommended Draft proposal. Project staff, Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Amanda Fritz introduced amendments to the proposal.

Council will accept additional written testimony until they discuss the project again on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. (Council Chambers at City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Avenue).

Please share your views with City Council!

You can mail, fax or email your comments to:

Council Clerk

1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 140

Portland, OR 97204

FAX: 503-823-4571

Karla.Moore-Love@portlandoregon.gov

Written testimony must be received by the time of the hearing and must include your name and address.You can download copies of the Recommended Draft and amendments that were introduced at the February 2nd hearing.

CC2035 Events - Willamette River Sympsosium #2

The Central City 2035 Symposium Series continues with the second event focused on the Willamette River.

Central City 2035 continues its Symposium Series with the second Willamette River Symposium on Friday, February 25. Full event details can be found on the Central City calendar.

The February 25 Symposium will continue the discussion from the first Willamette River Symposium on February 4. Documents, handouts, and a summary of the event can be found online at the Central Reach Website.

Willamette River Symposium #2 Agenda - February 25, 2011

  1. Welcome/introductions
  2. Review the results of the February 4th symposium
  3. The policy concepts that we've discussed so far have been focused primarily on a single element. Within the context of the issues that we've discussed and others that face the river today, how can we achieve development, access, and vibrancy, and at the same time protect and restore natural resources and watershed health?
    • Is it important or beneficial to integrate development, access, vibrancy and watershed health on every site? If not, at what scale should integration happen?
    • Using several key waterfront sites that are likely to change significantly in the next 25 year, how can we integrate the following elements: a Clean and Healthy River; Prosperous Working Harbor; Portland's Front Yard; Vibrant Waterfront Districts and Neighborhoods; and Partnership, Leadership, and Education?
    • Are there sites that are likely to change significantly in the next 25 years where it will be challenging to integrate the elements?
  4. How can we capture the thinking that emerged in a-c above in policy statements or concepts?
  5. Public comment
  6. Final comments
  7. Next Steps
  8. Adjourn

The CC2035 team will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

N/NE Quadrant Project Update

Recent happenings in the N/NE Quadrant Project.

A lot has been happening on the N/NE Quadrant Project lately! The process of developing preliminary concept alternatives for the quadrant kicked off with a series of meetings in February and early March, including two joint land use and transportation subcommittee meetings and a two-day charrette. At these meetings, we captured ideas about how the quadrant should develop over the next 25 years, focusing on land use patterns, urban form, open space, sustainability and the local transportation system. Ideas for specific areas, such as Central Lloyd, the Russell Street Conservation District and transition to adjacent neighborhoods, were also discussed. Look for a summary of the of the February charrette in the coming weeks.

Other happenings:

 

  • The Stakeholder Advisory Committee meets March 10, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (see calendar for details). The agenda will include outcomes of the February charrette, background information about previous freeway planning efforts, and next steps to begin developing freeway improvement concepts for the area. All SAC meetings are open to the public and include a public comment period.
  • Several new documents that were discussed and finalized by the SAC at its January 20th meeting have been posted on the website, including Project Goals, Scope of Work, SAC Collaboration Principles, and the Preliminary Issues, Opportunities, and Constraints report.

 

Questions or comments? Email the project team at NNEQuadrant@portlandoregon.gov. We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting!

Central City 2035 continues symposium series

BPS E-News Issue 10

After six successful symposiums, Central City 2035 (CC2035) continues its series of issue-specific discussions (symposiums) in March 2011. With these symposiums, you have a chance to learn about and contribute to the future of Portland's Central City.

The two next opportunities to learn more about Portland's Central City are:

Mobility Symposium #2
Friday, March 11, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A

Portland, OR 97201

Economic Vitality Symposium #2
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
PDC – 222 NW 5th Avenue, Commission Room

Portland, OR 97209

The symposiums will feature discussion among stakeholders and experts on critical questions regarding mobility and economic vitality in the Central City. The CC2035 Advisory Group will integrate the results of the symposiums into a draft concept plan.

These topics are just two of the integrated themes under discussion about the Central City, including:

  • Housing and Community Development

  • Mobility

  • Economic Vitality

  • Civic and Cultural Life

  • Historic Preservation

  • Urban Ecosystems

  • The Willamette River

  • Urban Design

  • Public Safety

Take a look at the CC2035 calendar of events for more opportunities to learn about and contribute to CC2035, including the dates for each specific theme. Continue to check the CC2035 website for updates to the symposium series.

The CC2035 team will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

About CC2035

Central City 2035 (CC2035) is an update to the 1988 Central City Plan, which is the existing plan and policy for downtown and central areas of Portland, Oregon. In coordination with the Portland Plan, CC2035 will address challenges and opportunities in the Central City to ensure that this unique economic, transportation, cultural and educational hub will be a vibrant resource for all Portlanders over the next 25 years.