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Central City 2035 Events – Symposium Series Update

Check out information about previous and upcoming symposiums in the Central City 2035 Symposium Series.

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 include Mobility and Economic Vitality. The symposiums will feature discussion among stakeholders and experts on critical questions regarding these topics 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. Materials from previous and upcoming symposiums (when available) can be found in the Current Documents section of the website.

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.

City Council and Port of Portland hold joint meeting on Airport Futures project

Public invited to comment on Airport Futures, an integrated long-range plan for the airport and its neighbors

The future of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region's airport will be considered at a historic joint meeting and public hearing of the Portland City Council and the Port of Portland on March 16.

The Airport Futures project is a collaborative effort between the City, the Port and the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan community to create an integrated, long-range development plan for the airport, its neighbors and environs. The three-year planning process was guided by a 30-member planning advisory group, with input from other airport stakeholders. The process included 87 planning advisory group and subcommittee meetings, and 131 stakeholder meetings, where tough issues around noise, natural resources and transportation were resolved successfully.

The planning advisory group unanimously recommends that the:
• Port Commission accept the PDX Master Plan update and direct staff to submit the Airport Layout Plan to the Federal Aviation Administration for final review and acceptance.
• Portland City Council adopt the City Land Use Plan for the airport and environs.
• Port Commission, Portland City Council and Vancouver City Council sign an intergovernmental agreement establishing an ongoing PDX community advisory committee.
• Port Commission and Portland City Council sign two intergovernmental agreements identifying transportation mitigation, natural resource mitigation and enhancement, a follow-on noise work group action plan, and sustainability guiding principles and goals to guide the work of the Port, City and the PDX community advisory committee.
• Port Commission and Portland City Council accept the 14 additional planning advisory group recommendations.

The March 16 meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Port's new headquarters, located on top of the long-term parking garage at Portland International Airport, 7200 N.E. Airport Way. The meeting is in the Chinook Room on the eighth floor.

Have Your Say

The Portland City Council is currently accepting testimony on the recommended plan. Instructions for submitting testimony are provided below. 

  • Email your comments to the City Council at:
  • Testify at the joint hearing on March 16 at 6 p.m. (see details above).
  • Write to City Council. Send written testimony to the Council Clerk at 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204, or FAX comments to 503-823-4571. Written testimony must be received by the time of the hearing and must include your name and address.

If you have any questions or would like paper copies or CDs of the recommendation please call 503-823-5869.

Copies of the planning advisory group’s final report, executive summary and other planning documents are available at Follow-up meetings of the Port Commission and Portland City Council for possible adoption of the final products will be scheduled at the March 16 meeting.
The City will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

West Hayden Island Consultant Requests for Proposals

The City has released two Requests for Proposals (RFP)s for consultant work on West Hayden Island

There are currently two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) requesting consultant bids to aid the city in their current phase of planning for West Hayden Island.  These requests were released in early March.

The first would lead us through the concept planning process adhering to the City Councils parameters to consider protecting at least 500 acres of open space while allowing up to 300 acres for marine terminal development.  This work would also consider background research such as updating a rail study for the island and researching operational efficiencies that could be used on the island. The bids are due on April 1st. The second will analyze the potential public costs and benefits associated with a marine terminal development meeting the parameters of the City Council, as well as the costs and benefits in keeping the island's current state. Bids for this proposal are due on April 8th. 

For consultants interested in finding out more about these RFPs, you can access the city's purchasing website at  The current proposals are BPS-014 and BPS-015 respectively.

General information about these scopes of work were discussed with the projects Advisory Committee in January, and are available in the Adviory Committee meeting notes, starting on page 32