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Public Weighs in on Concept Plan Alternatives for West Hayden Island

Public Comments on Concept Plan Alternatives

Between late September and early November 2011, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability hosted several public events and an online survey to give the public several opportunities to comment on the draft concept plans for West Hayden Island. More than 100 people commented on two alternatives for accommodating both marine terminal development as well as open space and recreation on the island’s 800 acres.

Project consultant Cogan Owens Cogan produced a report that summarizes this public input on the concept plan alternatives. While most comments were based on specific features of the Concept Plan Alternatives, numerous respondents addressed the general topic of industrial development on West Hayden Island, with opinions split on whether it is appropriate or not. Proponents cited a lack of industrial land in the region, while opponents cited  the lack of a demonstrated need for a marine terminal at this site. 

The WHI Advisory Committee, City staff and the project consultant team at Worley Parsons are using this information to create a single draft concept plan. It will also inform their discussions about annexation, potential zoning and other land use regulations for the site. All of this information will be part of the legislative package that BPS will prepare for the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council consideration in mid-2012.

Third West Hayden Island Technical Work Session Explores Port Coordination and Transportation Impacts

Technical Work session #3 summary notes

On Dec. 16, 2011, the WHI Advisory Committee and a group of technical experts reviewed and discussed two recently completed reports produced by City staff, which included a memo on coordination opportunities between the Port of Portland and Port of Vancouver and  Phase 1 - Transportation Impact Analysis. During this facilitated work session, the advisory committee heard and discussed experts’ insights on the reports. Review the meeting summary.

These work sessions provide an opportunity to discuss any major issues related to the reports and review potential changes to the documents. Additional technical work sessions will be held on other subjects over the next few months. The public is welcome to attend and provide comment at these discussions. Check the project calendar for upcoming events.