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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!

BPS staff raise funds for Oregon Food Bank

BPS E-News Issue 10

Every December, BPS staff look forward to our annual silent auction to benefit a local charity. This year, we raised over $2,500 for the Oregon Food Bank from BPS staff who donated gift items, food, services, a vacation home and boat rentals to a great cause.

Special thanks to the following volunteers: Liza Mickle, Valerie Garrett, Lindsey Maser, Bob Glascock, Joan Frederiksen, Kim White, Sallie Edmunds and Debbie Bischoff.

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.

Call for nominations: BIG! Home Tour

BPS E-News Issue 10

Do you have a new or remodeled home (funky, traditional, high tech, historic – we like it all) with green features you’d like to have considered for the Tenth Annual Build It Green! Home Tour? This tour is Saturday, September 24th. 

Send an e-mail with your contact info to Valerie Garrett, tour coordinator greenhotline@portlandoregon.gov to receive an online nomination form when they are available mid-March.