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Updated news and information on the project along with links to any relevant documents.

Mayor and Staff release Amendments to West Hayden Island Proposal

Amendments submitted to the Advisory Committee at their worksession

The mayor, in conjunction with his staff and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, released a package of proposed amendments to the West Hayden Island Proposed Draft. These amendments were presented to the project advisory committee at the beginning of their worksession this morning. The package included a letter from the mayor, a summary of the elements of the amended proposal, and updated versions of the zoning code and intergovernmental agreement (IGA) shown with "track changes" to indicate what had been changed. This information will also be provided to the Planning and Sustainability Commission for discussion at the project hearing on November 27th.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission page includes information on how to testify at their hearings.

West Hayden Island Public Hearing With Planning and Sustainability Commission Draws Large Crowd

Testimony to continue on November 27

The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) held a special hearing on the West Hayden Island Planning proposal on Nov. 15 in the Portland Building. At the evening meeting, more than 200 attendees filled a conference room and overflowed into the auditorium, where they could watch the hearings via closed circuit television. More than 70 people signed up to testify at the hearing, which lasted four-plus hours. Project advisory committee members and sovereign nations tribal representatives also provided testimony on the proposal.

Given the large number of testifiers, PSC Chair Andre Baugh announced that the hearing would be continued to Nov. 27 to allow more time for public testimony. The final report from the advisory committee is likely to be available at this hearing.

For those who could not provide oral testimony at the Nov. 15 hearing, there is still a chance to testify on Nov. 27. At the hearing, please fill out a testimony sheet as early as possible to ensure a time to testify. You can also comment in writing by submitting your written testimony to: psc@portlandoregon.gov.

West Hayden Island Draft Plan

Public Hearing

November 27, 6 - 9 p.m.

1900 SW 4th Ave, Room 2500A

Testimony will be taken.

For more information about the PSC schedule and how to provide testimony, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/psc.

Available for review: West Hayden Island Final Health Analysis

Analysis will be shared with the public at an open house tonight on Hayden Island.

The West Hayden Island Final Health Analysis is now available for review and will be shared with the public at an open house tonight on Hayden Island. This report was prepared through a partnership between the Multnomah County Health Department, Upstream Public Health, Oregon Public Health Institute and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

This health analysis constitutes Step 1 of a two-step process to evaluate health impacts of potential marine terminal development on the community. The evaluation identifies a range of potential impacts, based on the WHI Concept Plan and the zoning proposal that will go before the Planning and Sustainability Commission for consideration. The report references a number of other supporting documents with primary data, including a baseline noise study, traffic study and port emissions data. Both the Draft Health Analysis and the supporting documents can be found on the WHI website under Technical Studies: Phase II.

Next Steps
The Planning and Sustainability Commission will hold a special hearing on the entire WHI Proposed Draft (including the health analysis) on November 15, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Portland Building. Public testimony will be taken at this time.

West Hayden Island Upcoming Dates

Don't forget these upcoming public events

Several public events related to the West Hayden Island project are scheduled during the first two weeks of November. Click on the dates to find out more about them.

  • November 7th:  Public Open House, 6 - 9 p.m. at Portland Expo Center featuring updates on the proposal
  • November 9th:  Final Advisory Committee Meeting, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 1900 SW 4th Ave, Rm 7A
  • November 13th:  Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC), Briefing on Health Analysis, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., 1900 SW 4th Ave, Rm 2500A
  • November 15th:  PSC Hearing on Proposed Draft, 5:30 p.m., Portland Building - 1120 SW 5th Ave, 2nd floor

 

Health in Context: Air Quality

This is the first in a series of posts about health context for the WHI project

Air toxics are found throughout the Metro region, and higher concentrations are found in densely populated neighborhoods, near busy roadways, and in areas with higher levels of business and industrial activity. Common sources include cars and trucks, asphalt, wood burning stoves, boilers, diesel construction equipment, commercial solvents and fuels, lawn/garden equipment, aircraft, ships and trains.

The West Hayden Island Draft Health Analysis relies on data and modeling from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to describe air quality.

Portland air toxics map

Projected Air Quality in the Portland Area 2017, DEQ Air Toxics Solutions Report

The DEQ website has an interactive tool that shows estimated concentrations of air toxics across the region:  http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/toxics/patsmaps.htm.

DEQ also has general information about air quality in the Portland area: http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/northwest/index.htm.

For more information about the Draft Health Analysis and the air quality impacts on Hayden Island, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/414920

This is the first in a series of posts about health context for the WHI project.