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September Meeting Notes, SE Station Area Working Group
On September 18, the final Inner SE Station Area Working Group meeting was held. At the meeting, the results from the charrette held in August were presented and participants were asked to respond to a series of questions to solicit additional feedback on the the various alternatives that were developed during the charrette. Information was also presented on potential transportation projects that came out of the charrette and how they could be prioritized.
Staff will now refine the concepts based on the feedback heard from the meeting. Preliminary concept alternatives for the OMSI and Clinton station areas will be forwarded for consideration as part of the SE Quadrant Plan process. A Stakeholder Advisory Committee is currently being formed for the SE Quadrant Plan and the first meeting is expected to be in November.
Ideas for the Rhine and Holgate station areas will be further developed based on community input and then forwarded into the City’s Comprehensive Plan Update process. A station area working group focused on theBrooklynstations will be convened with a meeting expected in November.
Background materials from the working group meeting, including the presentations, agenda, and question and answer session results, are found here:
Active transportation, street and development character offer more big ideas for the West Quadrant Plan
This is the final post in a series about the West Quadrant Plan Charrette.
The City of Portland is renowned for innovative transportation solutions. With progressive traffic signal systems, inventive bicycle facilities, light rail, buses and streetcar all built within a tight grid of small blocks with complete sidewalks in the Downtown area, this reputation is well-earned. However, there is still work to be done to make it a more complete and safe system for all modes of transportation.
During the West Quadrant Charrette in June, participants brainstormed how to improve options for people to get around. The existing bicycle network isn’t contiguous or clear and often fast moving cyclists create pedestrian safety issues, particularly in Waterfront Park. In addition to accommodating higher speed bicycle commuters, there is a growing desire to provide more safe and quiet pedestrian and bicycle routes located off busy streets. Many charrette participants felt the City should provide develop travel options for both the recreating and commuting cyclist.
One idea is to create an active transportation loop all the way around the Central City, on both the east and west sides of the river. This loop would have many access points, allowing people to easily get to any part of the West Quadrant by walking or cycling. A designated recreation oriented “low-traffic” route could create a greater sense of safety for concerned cyclists and pedestrians, provide for easier access to many areas, and potentially act as an economic and tourism stimulus. This facility would help address a large untapped pool of potential bicycle riders who would like to ride in and around the Central City, but are uncomfortable mixing with the heavy vehicle and cycling traffic common in some parts of the area.
Street and Development Character
Enhancing the actual street development type and character can also help create safer, more welcoming streets in the West Quadrant. High quality streets that support existing and future development uses of major corridors in the Central City fall into three categories:
Being more deliberate about our streets both from a transportation and development perspective are just some of the big ideas that came out of the West Quadrant Charrette. Check out previous posts on the Willamette River and Housing and Neighborhoods for other big ideas.
View the complete set of maps and a summary report from the West Quadrant Charrette.
Report by American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
Gentrification Report — briefing; Housing Opportunity Strategy — briefing; Complete Neighborhood Analysis — 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.
Information about the SE Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee and link to application survey
The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is accepting applications through Thursday, October 3, for positions on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Central City 2035 SE Quadrant Plan.
The SE Quadrant Plan will examine a range of land use, urban design, transportation, environmental and economic development issues, which will result in recommendations for policies to guide future public and private investment and development in the Central Eastside Subdistrict of the Central City, as well as two expanded study areas – the Banfield Portal at the northern end of the plan area and Powell Triangle at the southern end. This effort is an element of the broader Central City 2035 (CC2035) project to update the 1988 Central City Plan. For more information about the SE Quadrant Plan, view the project overview.
Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC)
The City is forming an advisory committee of approximately 20 members with stakeholders representing a variety of community interests. Business and neighborhood associations within the project area will have a guaranteed space for one of their representatives on the committee. In order to broaden the diversity of perspectives on the SAC, all other members will be placed on the committee through an application and evaluation process.
The project is expected to take approximately 14 months to complete; the SAC will meet approximately 12 times during that period. The committee will advise project staff and make recommendations on policy and project proposals resulting from the planning process.
SAC Member Expectations
SAC members will be expected to:
SAC Member Qualifications and Skills
Preference will be given to applicants who:
Applications will be reviewed by BPS, in consultation with additional public agency staff. Final appointment to the SAC will be made by the end of October 2013. The project team will work to ensure a diversity of members, including but not limited to business sectors, topic experts, neighborhood groups, business and institutional associations, persons with disabilities, communities of color and interest groups.
Fill out the application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sequadsac
If you have a recently prepared biography or resume, please submit it via email to the address below.
If you would rather submit a hard-copy application, click here to download the form.
All materials must be submitted by October 3, 2013.
Thank you for your interest.
For questions, contact Stephanie Beckman at email@example.com or (503) 823-6042.