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The second Station Area Working Group Meeting on the new OMSI, Clinton, Rhine and Holgate light rail station areas will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (5-8 p.m.). Building on the discussion at the June meeting, participants will gather around maps and work with staff to identify issues, opportunities and constraints to be considered during the planning process.
Feedback collected at the July working group meeting will feed into a 2-day concept development charrette held August 20 and 21. A public open house to present the results of the charrette will be held on August 22. See the calendar for additional details.
All interested community members and stakeholders are invited to participate. See the flyer for a full schedule of summer events.
Recommendations to be considered by Portland City Council
On July 9th, the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) made its final recommendations on the annexation of West Hayden Island. In two separate votes, the Commission:
This vote is the culmination of extensive research, public involvement and discussion since 2010 to prepare a proposal for possible annexation to ensure at least 500 acres of West Hayden Island would be protected as open space and no more than 300 acres provided for future deep water marine terminal development. The PSC’s recommendation will be considered by City Council who will make a final decision, likely later this year.
Emphasizing the importance of partnerships, Commission Chair Andre Baugh said:
“We have put together a very strong package that helps advance prosperity, public health, equity and environmental stewardship. To be done right, annexation of West Hayden Island must be done in active partnership between the Port, local government, Metro and state agencies.”
Starting in late 2012, the PSC has presided over several public hearings on the proposal, receiving oral and written testimony from more than 400 people.
In the days immediately before the vote, plans for the Columbia River Crossing failed to obtain necessary funding from the State of Washington. The commission responded to that development by directing BPS staff to prepare an additional set of amendments related to the Columbia River Crossing, including a recommendation to Council to consider a phased approach.
PEG members will get an update on the Comprehensive Plan Map and discuss infrastructure needs for a potential town center at SE Division at 122nd Avenue.
For the July 9 Planning and Sustainability Commission work session
Planning and Sustainability Commissioners directed BPS staff to prepare an additional set of amendments related to the Columbia River Crossing. The amendments will be discussed at the July 9 work session. This session is open to the public, but the hearing on the proposal was closed at the conclusion of their May 7 meeting, and no additional testimony will be taken. The PSC meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and WHI is the second item on the PSC meeting agenda.
Read the CRC Amendment Package
Read the June 2013 Amended Proposed Draft.
Read the First Amendment Package
Outer Powell Safety Improvement Project — briefing; Metro’s Climate Smart Communities — briefing; Comprehensive Plan Update — briefing
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An archive of meeting minutes, documents and audio recordings of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_clastext=Planning%20and%20Sustainability%20Commission&sort1=rs_dateCreated&count&rows=50.